5+ Things To Do This Weekend In Detroit (While Not Watching Baseball)

October 12, 2013, 6:08 AM

Dine Drink Detroit

Hot on the heels of Restaurant Week, Dine Drink Detroit offers an entirely different set of Detroit restaurants to choose from. This week-long event gathers $15 specials from across 13 local eateries. The Detroit Bus Co. has free shuttles between Royal Oak, Ferndale, Woodbridge, Corktown and Midtown.

See more info here, a map here and all the available menus here. 

Detroit Derby Girls Season Opener

Miss the Detroit City Football Club? Try your fandom out with the Detroit Derby Girls, another hometown sports fad to love. The Derby girls are hosting their season opener Saturday at the Masonic Temple. 

Learn about Derby here, and get tickets here. Plus, check out the Derby video below.

Bike The Bridge

The Ambassador Bridge will by open to bicyclists this Sunday. I'm not sure how Tour De Troit convinced eternal curmudgeon Matty Moroun to say yes, but it's sure to be a sight.

Registration is closed, so I recommend getting a Sunday morning coffee and pastry and plopping down along the riverfront to watch. It's the only time of the year anyone is permitted to pedal across the country's biggest border crossing. Details are here.

Fort Wayne Flea Market

Shop for old things at a place already full of old things. Historic Fort Wayne is hosting another addition of their flea market, where people from around the metro area sell their wares.

It continues Sunday. Tours of the fort also are available.

Eastern Market Harvest Festival

Because I can't seem to get through these posts without talking about food, the last weekend recommendation is Eastern Market's Harvest Festival. They won me over with the promise of an apple pie eating contest AND an apple pie baking contest. Sounds like an amazing way to prep for Saturday night's Tigers game.

See more info here.


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