1. Nerd it. Build it. Make it. Wire it. Smash it. Glue it. Hacknologic - This Nerd Night 313 & Maker Faire mashup features Ted Hansen, John Ackley, Will Brick and knife fighting robot automatons! July 25th.
2. July Summer Market - Head to Campus Martius for food trucks, music, vintage & antique dealers, drinks and games. July 26—27.
3. Maker Faire Detroit - The Henry Ford plays host again to one of the coolest summer festivals. Over 400 makers will be onsite showing off their wares, ideas and inventions. July 27—28.
4. Oakaloosa '13 - The newest music festival in town takes place at the Historic Fort Wayne and a portion of the proceeds will go to its restoration. July 27th.
5. Henry Ford's 150th Birthday Party - This FREE party includes an automotive display, music and dancing, a food truck rally, Tashmoo Biergarten, and birthday cake! July 27th.
Bonus: Detroit Bike Week
Double Bonus: Wild beasts, Wild Wine at the Detroit Zoo