๐Ÿ”’ 10 things to do this weekend in Metro Detroit

DETROIT – If autumn is your favorite time of year, this is the weekend for you! Festivals celebrating the start of fall are abundant in Detroit.

10 things to do in Metro Detroit this weekend

Rocky Horror Picture Show Shadow Cast (Beacon Park), Friday-Saturday 8pm: Let’s do the Time Warp again! The Rocky Horror Picture Show comes to life when the Detroit Actor’s Theater Company appears alongside the movie. Get involved by singing along or even dressing up. Don’t be afraid to shout your favorite lines! More information here.

11th Annual Men’s Health Event (Ford Field), Saturday 9:00 am-3:00pm, get thousands of dollars’ worth of free checkups all in one event. Meet Lions alumni, get a free lunch, and even haircuts. The screenings are available to men aged 18 and over. Families are invited to assist with activities for the women and children. No health insurance necessary. Registration and schedule here.

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Thanksgiving Day Livonia (Greenmead Historical Park), Saturday to Sunday 10 am-7pm: The Simmons-Hill Farm area is transformed into a cozy craft show with acoustic music, cider and donuts, food trucks and even an escape room! Children can paint pumpkins and do sack races. More information here.

Harvest Day (Ford House), Saturday 12pm – 5pm: Celebrate the season with cider and donuts, an autumn market, a farmers market for the best apples and pumpkins, a petting zoo and more. Tickets also include a view of the first floor of Edsel and Eleanor Ford’s house. Admission is USD 20 per car. Get tickets here.

Harvestfest & Food Truck Rally, Saturday-Sunday 11 am-8pm: Dequindre Cut becomes a foodie paradise with over 60 food trucks along the paths, six stages for music, trick or treating, a pumpkin patch with pumpkin carving and much more. Admission is $ 5 for adults and free for those under the age of 17. Food truck and music lineup here.

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A2 Artoberfest (downtown Ann Arbor) Saturday-Sunday: Art lovers will find a treasure trove of unique finds from local artists. North Fourth Ave and Ann Street feature 100 jury-selected and emerging artists, as well as live entertainment, food vendors and specialty drinks. Participation in the event with fun art activities for the kids is free. More information here.

Cider in the City (Beacon Park), Saturday 1pm – 5pm: Try the cider mills in the heart of the city. Take home cider and donuts, partake in seasonal crafts, and even take a horse-drawn carriage ride. Make sure your phone is fully charged for any fall photo ops. Entry is free for all age groups. Pre-order goodies here.

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Pistons Open Practice (Little Caesars Arena), Saturday 3pm: Look forward to basketball season with a taste of the Pistons 2021-22 team, including Jerami Grant, Saddiq Bey, Isaiah Stewart, Cade Cunningham and more. See the Pistons Entertainment Team in action and take pictures with Hooper, the mascot. There will be a piston competition for the first 1,000 fans. If you register online, admission is free. Register here.

Detroit Water Lantern Festival, Saturday 4-8pm: Lake St. Clair Metropark shines in twinkling lights as thousands of floating lanterns are reflected in the water. Each lantern is decorated by the participants with their own messages of hope, dreams and memories. Reserve your seat and lantern here.

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The Millenium Tour (Little Caesars Arena) Sunday 7:00 pm: Take a look back at a time when MTV, BET and VH1 were the only ways to watch your favorite music videos. This stacked lineup includes Omarion, Bow Wow, Ashanti, The Ying Yang Twins, Soulja Boy, and more. Get tickets here.

You can find more events in our Live Guide Calendar here.

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