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Detroit Moxie's Weekend Roundup

The 4th of July holiday is always fun in my household. I get to razz my English husband on how this is a celebration of independence from his homeland. Sometimes I chant, “U.S.A, U.SA. U.S.A.” And sometimes I just hope he'll take on the BBQ duties.


I found this fun infographic about the 4th of July.

Fun facts:

  • The 4th of July is the #1 holiday for beer sales followed by Labor Day, Memorial Day, Father’s Day and Christmas.
  • Americans spend $111 million on popsicles and $63 million on dips per year.
  • 26% of Americans don’t know which country the U.S won its independence from.
  • 155 million hot dogs will be consumed over the 4th of July weekend.

Detroit Moxie hopes you all have a safe and happy Independence Day weekend!

Weekend Roundup

1. Salute to America - This annual event celebrates Americana and has become a family tradition for many Detroiters. Have a picnic and listen to the Detroit Symphony Orchestra in this magical setting. June 30—July 3.

2. Jazzin' on Jefferson - Head to Detroit's lower eastside for jazz, arts & crafts, food and more. The festival highlights the strong community in this vibrant Detroit neighborhood. July 2—3.

3. Far East Side Ride - The four hour bike tour will take you by many east side landmarks and ends at the Jazzin' on Jefferson festival. July 2nd.

4. Stars & Stripes Festival - The free festival features musical acts that will take you back to the past: Ace Frehley, Rick Springfield and Smash Mouth! Carnival rides, fireworks and food too. July1—4.

5. 4th of July Rock n Roll Pig Roast - Nancy Whiskey's in Corktown is hosting this Independence Day bash filled with tons of music and food. July 4th.

Bonus: Bacon Street Fair - Bacon, bacon and more bacon!

Thursday Night: Theatre Bizarre - Documentary Fundraiser and Website Launch Party

Looking to find firework displays in your area or across Michigan? Check the Michigan Fireworks website.

Don't forget: After the long holiday weekend, Detroit Moxie is presenting Tweetea at the Ford House.

Do you know of a great event going on in Metro Detroit this weekend? Add it to the comments and share it with us!

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thanks for the Fireworks website. good info!

July 1, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSchmee

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