Summer may be over but we still have long days and warm weather and we want to make the most of it! If you need a reason to visit Detroit next month, here are a few things we plan to do in September.
The Cass Corridor neighborhood festival is free fun for the whole family. Listen to local bands, shop the street fair and have a good time in Midtown.
September 8th is Grandparents Day. Let your parents enjoy time with their favorite little people with a trip to the city. Here is our guide to day trip to Detroit and you can add the Detroit Historical Museum’s special Grandparents Day event to your list of options.
Go Out On The Detroit River
Hold on to the warm(ish) weather and take a trip on the Detroit River. From kayaking to river cruises there’s lots to do (find our list here). And from September 6th to 15th, adults and kids 12 and older can take a ride on an 85 foot long tallship.
Visit The Belle Isle Nature Center
We love FREE and we love spending time on Belle Isle! Explore the island as a family during the Belle Isle Nature Center’s monthly group hiking events and bring your pre-schooler out for Nature Tots for stories, crafts and activities.
Celebrate Mexican Independence Day In Southwest Detroit
Detroit’s diversity is one of its treasures, celebrate Mexican Independence Day in Mexicantown. Enjoy authentic Mexican food at one of our favorite restaurants, pick out a special dessert at MexicanTown Panaderia or Neveria La Michoacana, then cross the street to Clark Park to make maracas and piñatas before enjoying free performances by Ballet Folklorico Pasion Mexicana and Mariachi Femenil Detroit.
- Armando’s // 4242 W Vernor Hwy
- Evie’s Tamales // 3454 Bagley Ave
- Los Galanes // 3362 Bagley Ave
- Xochimilco Restaurant // 3409 Bagley Ave
Go To A Game
The Detroit Lions kick-off their 2019 season at Ford Field, the Detroit Tigers wrap up theirs next door at Comerica Park and the Red Wings begin their journey with Steve Y as GM.
Design Month In Detroit
September is Design Month in Detroit and it’s not just for grown-ups. Detroit Design 139 is hosting interactive, kid-focused events at different locations across the city to introduce young people to the world of urban planning and designing the cities of the future.
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About Carrie Budzinski
Carrie Budzinski is the Vice President of LittleGuide Detroit. She grew up in Livonia and Detroit and continues to live life in both cities. Carrie loves exploring the city and finding hidden gems in the suburbs..