Hey Detroit!? ARE YOU READY FOR SOME FOOTBALL!!!
As the weekend approaches, Detroit gears up for a vibrant blend of sports, outdoor activities, and community events. Whether you’re a die-hard Lion’s fan or someone looking for a cozy winter experience, the ‘Motor City’ has something for everyone. Here’s your guide to making the most of the weekend in Detroit:1. Game Day Extravaganza: Detroit Lions vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
This Sunday, witness the NFC North Champion Detroit Lions in action as they face off against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Ford Field. Even if you’re not heading inside the stadium, the spirit of the game is infectious. Tailgate with fellow fans or catch the game at one of Detroit’s spirited sports bars. Get your game face on, grab your spirit wear, and join the excitement of being a Detroit sports fan.
Date: Sunday, Jan. 21 3pm EST
Location: Ford Field, Downtown Detroit
More information: https://www.detroitlions.com
2. Basketball and Hockey Showdowns: Detroit Pistons vs. Milwaukee Bucks AND Detroit Red Wings vs. Tampa Bay Lightning
For those craving more sports action, catch the Detroit Pistons taking on the Milwaukee Bucks and the Detroit Red Wings battling the Tampa Bay Lightning. Make the most of game day with our specialized basketball and hockey game day guides. Immerse yourself in the electrifying atmosphere as Detroit’s teams vie for victory.
Date(s): Red Wings, Friday, Jan. 19 @ 7 p.m. EST || Pistons, Saturday, Jan. 20 @ 3 p.m. EST
Location: Little Caesars Arena
More information: https://www.nba.com/pistons/schedule or https://www.nhl.com/redwings/schedule
3. Grand Opening Gala of One Mike Detroit hosted by Mike Epps
One of the most anticipated galas of the year – the grand opening gala of One Mike Detroit will be hosted by the renowned Mike Epps in downtown Detroit. Experience an exclusive evening filled with entertainment, elegance, and excitement as they unveil their stunning new venue. Entertainment to be provided by comics J. Will, CoCo, Henry Welch, and Dominique and an unforgettable set will be performed by Grammy-award-winning artists, The Whispers
Date: Thursday, Jan. 18 @ 7:00 p.m. EST
Location: One Mike Detroit
More information: https://onemikedetroit.com
4. On The Clock Tour
The On The Clock Tour brings the fun and excitement of football to different districts of Detroit ahead of the 2024 NFL Draft. Free and open to the public, this neighborhood event program promises an immersive experience for residents. Check out the weekend’s event and get a taste of the upcoming NFL Draft festivities.
Date: Throughout the weekend
Locations: Various districts across the City of Detroit
More information: https://detroitsports.org/news/2023/12/20/general-visit-detroit-and-city-of-detroit-to-host-on-the-clock-tour-ahead-of-2024-nfl-draft-presented-by-bud-light.aspx
5. Glide on Ice: Ice Skating
Embrace the winter wonderland by gliding on ice at The Rink in Campus Martius Park, open until March. The experienced team ensures a memorable experience, making it perfect for families, friends, or a romantic date. Explore other ice skating spots in the Detroit metro area, detailed in our blog for a delightful winter adventure.
Dates: Ongoing through March
Location: The Rink at Campus Martius Park
More Information: https://downtowndetroit.org/experience-downtown/things-to-do/the-rink/
6. Winter at Valade: Motown Magic Weekend
Celebrate everything you love about Detroit at Motown Magic Weekend in Valade Park! Enjoy a local vendor market, classic Motown soundtrack by local DJs and dance groups, photo opportunities with The Big Head Corps, face painting, giveaways, and more. On Sunday, join the Detroit Lions Tailgate Celebration from noon to 7 p.m. Dive into the details and immerse yourself in the magic of Motown at Valade Park.
With an array of activities ranging from sports excitement to cultural exploration, lively nightlife, and relaxing spa experiences, Detroit promises a weekend full of diverse and memorable moments for residents and visitors alike. Embrace the spirit of the Motor City and make the most of this weekend’s offerings.
Dates: Jan. 18-21
Location: Valade Park at the Detroit Riverfront
More Information: https://visitdetroit.com/events/motown-magic-at-valade-park/
7. Visit the Wright Museum: Ruth E. Carter: Afrofuturism in Costume Design Exhibit
Immerse yourself in the artistic richness of storytelling through costume design at the Wright Museum. The latest exhibit, open through March, showcases Ruth E. Carter’s Afrofuturistic creations. Explore her attention to detail, translating stories of race, politics, and culture. Experience the empowerment of the female form, the honoring of ancient cultures, and the deep sense of representation conveyed through Carter’s unforgettable costumes.
Dates: Open through March
Location: The Wright Museum
More Information: https://www.thewright.org/exhibitions/ruth-e-carter-afrofuturism-costume-design
This Weekend RoundUp in Detroit offers a diverse range of activities, from the thrill of sports events to the serenity of winter landscapes. Whether you’re cheering for your favorite team or enjoying outdoor festivities, Detroit invites you to embrace the weekend with open arms.
Source: Rolling Out