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Detroit Moxie's Weekend Roundup

Back in the olden days—meaning when I was in high school—my brother and I went down to the Detroit Grand Prix. I don’t remember much and can only say it was sometime between 1984 and 1987. This is when it was still Formula One racing. 

I only really remember 3 things about the race. 1. The cars went by really, really fast in a swarm and then we waited until it happened again. 2. My brother sat in a fancy F1 car that was on show and we got yelled at. 3. Robert Scorpio from General Hospital—or, more accurately, the actor who played him—was there. Embarrassing, I know.  In my defense, I was very young.

Anywho, there are a bunch of great things—including the IndyCar and Grand-Am races—going on in Detroit this weekend. Get out there and enjoy!

Weekend Roundup

1. Dine & Drive in the D - Grab lunch at this food truck rally featuring 10 different trucks-de-cuisine and live music. The new Mac Shack—serving up some good ole mac 'n cheese—will be on hand! June 1st.

2. Alley Deck opening party - Join Tour Detroit at one of the best outdoor spaces in the city. Live music featuring DJ's Erno the Inferno, Joe Vargas, and Steve Robert. Free! June 1st.

3. Detroit Chevrolet Belle Isle Grand Prix - Ladies and gentlemen, start your engines! Racing returns to Detroit with a weekend filled with races including the IZOD IndyCar Series and the GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series. Live music follows the racing each day and Friday, June 1st is free day. June 1—3.

4. Motor City Pride - Celebrate diversity in Hart Plaza! Entertainment, family picnic, commitment ceremonies, parade and more. June 2—3.

5. Birmingham Village Fair - Head to downtown Birmingham for a weekend of family fun including carnival rides, entertainment and food. May 31—June 3.

Bonus: Baconfest Michigan Sold Out!

Double Bonus: Race to open the Aquarium (Facebook link)

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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Don't forget about Beaverfest 3 day music festival on the riverfront in Windsor. Friday to Sunday with loads of local and national talent each day.

June 1, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMark LeBlanc

This weekend is a big baseball weekend with the Yankees in Comerica Park. But who cares about the actual games!?! Friday is Polish-American Night! Saturday is Star Wars night! And Maggs retires at Sunday's game! And I won't make it to any of them! Stupid work. :(

June 1, 2012 | Unregistered Commentercabri

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