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Race around Detroit this summer


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So you're done with university and, after spending all that time designing cars on autocad and looking at massive (BORING) mechanical engineering books, you cannot wait to get your hands on a real one of those babies? Well, travel to Detroit and you'll be racing around like a superstar in no time. Watcha say?

The Motor City plays host to a series of auto events throughout metro Detroit all summer long – we like to call it Autopalooza. It kicks off with the Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix from June 2nd -4th.

The event features the Verizon IndyCar Series, IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, Trans Am Series presented by Pirelli and the SPEED Energy Stadium SUPER Trucks presented by TRAXXAS. June 2nd marks Comerica Bank Free Prix Day. 

Don't miss other staple auto celebrations, like EyesOn Design Automotive Design Exhibition June 19th and the Woodward Dream Cruise on Aug 20th. 


Join Michigan's largest pride celebration on June 10th -11th at Hart Plaza for Motor City Pride. Live entertainment throughout the weekend and a selection of unique exhibitors lead up to the highly anticipated parade. 

Greenfield Village is the perfect place to explore in the summer months. Staple seasonal events include Motor Muster (June 18th -19th), Annual Salute to America (June 30th - July 3rd) and the Annual Old Car Festival (September 9th -10th). 

The 39th Annual Concours d'Elegance parks it at the Inn at St. John's (July 28th -30th). This world-class exhibition showcases beautiful cars from every era and celebrates classic, rare, collectible and prestigious automobiles alongside an art exhibit and vintage auto auction. 

Celebrate the Motor City's roots at the Woodward Dream Cruise on August 20th. Watch the sea of classic cars and hot rods stroll along Woodward Avenue from Pontiac to Detroit, while you take in the sounds and tastes that come along with them. 

It's not just cars though...

Celebrate 100 years of military aviation at the Selfridge Air National Guard Base Open House and Air Show, August 19th-20th. The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds will headline the event. Admission and parking are free. A limited number of Premium Box and Flightline Club seats are available for purchase. 

The Spirit of Detroit Hydrofest returns to the Detroit River between August 26th and 27th. Watch with the crowds as hydroplane boats zip up and down the river. 

The United States Navy Blue Angels fly through the sky on September 2nd - 4th, above Yankee Air Museum. Book a ride in any of the Yankee Air Museum's historic flyable aircraft and experience what it was like to be a military pilot. Thunder Over Michigan is a spectacle you don't want to miss. 

The House Industries Traveling Exhibit debuts at The Henry Ford, May 27th - September 4th. See the mastery behind some of the world's most iconic typefaces and logos. This exhibition will showcase everything from cars to clothing dressed with House artists' distinctive touch. Don't miss this exclusive, one-of-a-kind exhibit – it truly is a designers dream. 


You can save 20% or more on popular Detroit attractions with The D Discount Pass.

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