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Detroit Moxie's Weekend Roundup

Did you know that the British weren’t officially kicked out of Detroit until July 11, 1796? Well, I didn’t until yesterday. Get your history on and read all about the evacuation of those bloody Brits, “Mad” General Anthony Wayne and Colonel Hamtramck.

In other news, there’s a frickin’ plethora of things to do in Detroit this weekend! If you can do everything on this list, I salute you. I might even buy you a drink.

 Weekend Roundup

1. Soiree on the Greenway - Rivière28's second offering of the summer takes place in the Dequindre Cut and features drinks, live painting by Street Culture Mash, music from Will Sessions and more. July 12th.

2. 2012 APBA Gold Cup Races - The hydroplane races take to the Detroit River this weekend where they'll reach speeds near 200 mph! Plus live music and a Navy FA-18 demonstration. Friday is free day! July 13—15.

3. Concert of Colors - Celebrate the 20th anniversary of Detroit's free diversity music festival! This year it spans three venues and has added a food truck meet-up. For more info, check out this great preview of the fest by Midwest Guest. July 12—15.

4. Art in the Park - Over 400 artists from around the country descend upon quaint downtown Plymouth for this annual event. If the Ann Arbor Art Fair seems too big and crazy for you, try Michigan's 2nd largest art fair on for size. July 13—15.

5. Ragtime Street Fair - Step back in time at Greenfield Village and be delighted by Ragtime music and dancing in the streets. July 14—15.

Bonus: Sip of Michigan

Double Bonus: The Wizard of Oz

Triple Bonus: Pig and Whiskey

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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A fun way to spend a Sunday. Joining up at the same time as the Grand Rapids branch, Formal Wear Day at the Beach

July 12, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterCarey

Royal Oak Antique & garage sale in the parking garage

July 13, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSc

Thanks for including a link to my Concert of Colors fest. We've got the cameras packed and ready to go again :)

July 13, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDominique

The 37th Annual Royal Oak Chamber of Commerce Garage Sale is 7/14 and 7/15 from 9-5 both days in the 6th & Lafayette parking structure in Royal Oak. $2 per person. There are sidewalk sales going on throughout downtown Royal Oak as well.

July 13, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterHoward Collens

Great additions, Carey & Sc. There was too much going on this past weekend to include everything.

You're most welcome!

July 16, 2012 | Registered CommenterBecks Davis

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