Things to do in Detroit area, July 5 and beyond (2024)


• The Beach Boys, John Stamos: 7:30 p.m. July 5, Meadow Brook Amphitheatre, Rochester Hills,, ticket prices vary.

• Clint Black: 8 p.m. July 5, Music Hall Center for the Performing Arts, 350 Madison St. in Detroit,, ticket prices vary.

• Chris Jericho’s Kuarantine, (Kiss tribute): July 5, Diesel Concert Lounge, 33151 23 Mile Road, Chesterfield Township, 586-933-3503, all ages, doors at 7 p.m.,, ticket prices vary.

• Kidz Bop: 6 p.m. July 6, Pine Knob Music Theatre, Independence Twp.,, ticket prices vary.

• Whiskey Myers, Whitey Morgan and the 78’s, Reid Haughton: 6:30 p.m. July 6, Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre, Sterling Heights,, ticket prices vary.

• Third Eye Blind, Yellowcard and Arizona: 6:30 p.m. July 7, Pine Knob Music Theatre, Independence Twp.,, ticket prices vary.

• Al Stewart & The Empty Pockets: 8 p.m. July 9, The Ark, 316 S Main St, Ann Arbor,, $40+.

• Damien Escobar, Johnny Britt: 7:30 p.m. July 10, The Aretha Franklin Amphitheatre, 2600 Atwater St., Detroit,, ticket prices vary.

• Niall Horan: 7:30 p.m., July 10, Pine Knob Music Theatre, Independence Twp.,, ticket prices vary.


• One Night Stans: Tom McCarthy-July 11-13; at 4761 Highland Road, Waterford Twp., OneNightStans.Club, 248-249-1321, ages 18+, ticket prices vary.

• Mark Ridley’s Comedy Castle: Blain Hill-July 5-6; at 310 S. Troy St., Royal Oak,, 248-542-9900, ages 18+, ticket prices vary.

• Comedian David Dyer: 8 p.m. July 12, Younger’s Irish Tavern, 120 S. Main St., Romeo,, ages 21+, $20+.

• Comedian Darren Fleet: 7:30 p.m. July 12, Emagine Royal Oak, 200 N. Main St., Royal Oak,, $45+.

Concerts in the Park

In alphabetical order by city. Participants are encouraged to bring lawn chairs or blankets and check the weather.

• Friday Nights Downtown Music Series: 7-8:30 p.m. Fridays through Aug. 23, the Knight Amphitheater at Riverside Park, 3311 Parkways Blvd., Auburn Hills,, 248- 370-9353.

• In the Park Summer Concert Series: 7 p.m. Wednesdays, through Aug. 14, at Shain Park, Merrill Street and Bates Street, Birmingham,, free, family-friendly concert series. If inclement weather, call 248-530-1650 to check event status.

• Concerts in the Park: 6-9 p.m. Fridays, through July 19, Depot Park, 375 Depot Road, Clarkston, concessions,

• Concerts in the Park: 7 p.m. Fridays, July 5-Aug. 2, RIchardson Community Center, 1485 E. Oakley Park Road, Commerce Twp.,

• Stars in the Park Summer Concert Series: 7-8:30 p.m. Thursdays, through Aug. 15, (no concerts July 18 and Aug. 1), Heritage Park Amphitheater, 24915 Farmington Road, Farmington Hills, No alcohol or pets, bring lawn chairs or blankets.

• Summer Concert Series: 6:30-9 p.m. Sundays through Sept. 1, Lake St. Clair Metropark Thomas Welsh Activity Center, Harrison Twp.,, concerts are free with park admission fees.

• Symphony by the Shores: 7-9 p.m. Tuesdays, through July 30, Lake St. Clair Metropark Thomas Welsh Activity Center, Harrison Twp.,, concerts are free with park admission fees.

• Sounds Like Summer Concert Series: 7-9 p.m. Tuesdays, July 9-Aug. 20 and 6:30-7:30 p.m., Aug. 22, Veterans Park, 200 W. Livingston Road, downtown Highland,

• LOLive! Concerts in the Park: 6:30-8 p.m. Wednesdays July 10-Aug. 14 and Aug. 28-Sept. 4, Children’s Park, downtown Lake Orion between Broadway and Anderson,

• Uptown Friday Night Concert Series: 7-9 p.m. Fridays July 12 through July 26, at 49 N. Walnut St. and Aug. 2-Sept. 13, at Macomb Place in front of O’Halloran’s Public House, Mount Clemens,

• Music is Main & Center concert series: 7-9 p.m. Saturdays, through Sept. 28, downtown Northville Town Square,

• Free concerts at Wildwood: 7-8:30 p.m. Thursdays, July 11 and July 18, Wildwood Amphitheater, 2700 Joslyn Ct., Orion Twp.,, free, bring lawn chairs or blankets.

• Downtown Oxford Concerts in the Park: 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursdays through Aug. 15, (no concert July 4), Centennial Park on Lapeer Road, downtown Oxford, Oxford Open Air Market is 4-7 p.m. at Washington Square.

• Music in the Parks concert series: 6:30 p.m. select dates at Pontiac Parks, bring blankets or lawn chairs, Polyesta Playas is July 11 at Rotary Park, Wesson St.; Mariachi Jolisto and Pancho Villa’s Skull is July 24 at Oakland Park, 500 E. Montcalm St., and concerts Aug. 21 at North Kiwanis Park, Stanley Ave., and Sept. 5 at Beaudette Park,

• Music in The Park: 7-8:30 p.m. Thursdays through July 25, Rochester Municipal Park, 400 6th St., Rochester, Concerts are presented by Rochester Kiwanis, free admission, bring a blanket or lawn chairs, food truck vendor.

• Summer Carillon Concert Series: 6 p.m. Fridays, July 5-Aug. 9, on Oakland University campus, Elliott Tower carillon, bring a lawn chair or blanket,, free. Also Fridays at noon, Oakland University’s carillonneur plays a live concert for a half-hour.

• Royal Oak Summer Concert Series: 7 p.m. Thursdays July 11-Aug. 15, at Centennial Commons Park, 204 S. Troy St. Royal Oak, includes preshows,

• Sights & Sounds Free Concert Series: 4-9 p.m. July 10 and Aug. 14, Royal Oak Farmers Market, 316 E 11 Mile Road, Royal Oak,

• Wild Summer Nights Concert Series: 6-7:30 p.m., July 10, July 24, Aug. 7 and Aug. 21, Detroit Zoo, 8450 W 10 Mile Road, Royal Oak, local musicians,, included with zoo admission.

• Shelby Township Summerfest: 7-8:30 p.m. Wednesdays July 10-Aug. 7, River Bends Park, 5722 22 Mile Road, Shelby Twp.,,

• Summer Concert Series: 7-8:30 p.m. select Fridays, July 12, July 26, Aug. 9 and Aug. 23, Stony Creek Metropark Eastwood Beach, Shelby Twp.,, concerts are free with park admission fees.

• Summer in the City concerts: 7-9 p.m. July 19 and July 26, on the front lawn of the Southfield Municipal Campus, 26000 Evergreen Road, Southfield,, free admission, bring lawn chairs or blankets. Gazebo concerts are 7-8:30 p.m. July 9, July 16, and July 23,

• Music in the Park: 7 p.m. Thursdays, through Aug. 29, Dodge Park, 40620 Utica Road, Sterling Heights, Weather update hotline is 586-446-2692.

• Summer Sensation Concert Series: 6:30-8:30 p.m. July 11, July 25, Aug. 8 and Aug. 22, at Boulan Park, 3671 Crooks Road, Troy. Food truck starting at 5:30 p.m.,, bring lawn chairs or blankets.

• City of Walled Lake Summer Concerts: 7-9 p.m. Wednesdays, through Aug. 14, at Hiram Sims Park, 1299 Quinif Drive,

• Marshbank Music Series: 5:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesdays July 10-July 31, at Marshbank Park, 2805 Hiller Road, West Bloomfield Twp.,

• Family Fun Nights and Summer Concerts: 6-7:30 p.m., concerts, 7-9 p.m. Thursdays, July 11-Aug. 22, Sibley Square Park, 48900 Pontiac Trail, Wixom,


• “Lost in Yonkers”: July 11-20; “Peerless” shows are July 18-28 and “Guys & Dolls” shows are July 25 – Aug. 3, at Seaholm High School in Birmingham, ticket prices vary, presented by Michigan Stage, nonprofit,

• “It’s Only Life- A Musical Revue”: July 12-28, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m., Sundays at 2 p.m. at 1124 E. West Maple Road, Walled Lake,, $40-$45.

• “Doctor Moloch”: July 12-Aug. 4, Thursdays-Saturdays at 8 p.m., Sundays at 2 p.m., Theatre NOVA, 410 West Huron St., Ann Arbor,, 734-635-8450,, $28, Pay-What-You-Can tickets available at door. World Premiere Science Fiction theatre about Artificial Intelligence by Michigan playwright Carla Milarch.

• Shakespeare Royal Oak-“Twelfth Night”: July 25-Aug. 4, Starr Jaycee Park outdoor event, Royal Oak, Also two education programs-KidsAct! for students entering grades 1-8 and the SRO Teen Ensemble for students entering grades 9-12, Tickets are $35 at or at box office before performances.


• Drop-In Workshop-Illuminated Manuscripts: 11 a.m.-3 p.m. July 3, 11 a.m.-8:30 p.m. July 5, and noon-4 p.m. July 6-7, Detroit Institute of Arts, 5200 Woodward Ave., Detroit, 313-833-4005,

• Summer Exhibitions Opening Celebration: 6-8 p.m. July 11, Cranbrook Art Museum, 39221 Woodward Ave., Bloomfield Hills,

• “Artist Talk-The Cuban Contemporary Lens”: 3 p.m. July 13, Cranbrook Art Museum, 39221 Woodward Ave., Bloomfield Hills,

• DIA Inside|Out: High-quality reproductions of artworks from the DIA’s collection are at outdoor venues throughout Macomb, Oakland, and Wayne counties, through October, The city of Rochester is participating, for locations visit

• Birmingham Bloomfield Cultural Arts Awards: The Cultural Council of Birmingham Bloomfield is accepting nominations through July 15, for the Birmingham Bloomfield Cultural Arts Awards. Awards ceremony is 5:30-7:30 p.m. Sept. 13, at the Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center,

• Southside Summer Series – Watercolor Workshop: Thursdays, through July 18, The SHAC at River’s Edge Brewing Co.,125 S. Main St., Milford, doors at 6 p.m.,, every other week, rotates between a full concert and an art workshop with acoustic music.

• Cranbrook on the Green: Artist-designed mini-golf is open weekends in May and September, and during regular museum hours throughout the week in July and August, one round of mini-golf-$15 adult non-members, includes admission to Cranbrook Art galleries, $8 for ages 12 and younger, Cranbrook Academy of Art, 39221 Woodward Ave., Bloomfield Hills, register for a time slot at

• Tiff Massey-“7 Mile + Livernois”: Exhibit through May 11, 2025, Detroit Institute of Arts Rivera Court, 5200 Woodward Ave., Detroit,

• Thursdays at the Museum: 1 p.m. Thursdays, Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit, self-guided visit of our collections for adults 55 and older. Groups of 25 or more in Wayne, Oakland, and Macomb counties can receive free bus transportation,

• The Hawk Makerspace: The Hawk – Farmington Hills Community Center, featuring craft space, specialized equipment including a laser cutter, 3D printer, and sewing lab. Makerspace users may purchase passes to use the equipment during Open Studio hours. Classes are also offered,,-explore-learn/the-hawk/amenities/makerspace.

• Drop-in Design: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, self-guided art-making activities in the Cranbrook Art Museum, Art Lab, 39221 Woodward Ave., Bloomfield Hills,, general admission-$10.

• University of Michigan Museum of Art, 525 South State St., Ann Arbor, 734-764-0395,, ticket prices vary.

Beats, continued

• Toronzo Cannon: 8 p.m. July 11, The Roxy, 401 Walnut Blvd., Rochester, 248-453-5285,, doors at 6 p.m., general- $30+.

• Hurray For The Riff Raff: 7 p.m. Jul 11, El Club Detroit, 4114 W. Vernor Hwy.,, $28.56.

• Giacomo Turra & The Funky Minutes: July 11, The Magic Bag, 22920 Woodward Ave., Ferndale,, doors at 7 p.m., all ages, $25+ adv.

• Black Lips: July 12, The Loving Touch, 22634 Woodward Ave., Ferndale, 248-820-5596,, all ages, doors at 6 p.m., $5-$25+.

• Toby Keith tribute, Chris Stapleton Tribute: 7 p.m. July 13, American Ride tribute to Toby Keith and Traveler a Chris Stapleton tribute, Wildwood Amphitheater, 2700 Joslyn Ct., Orion Twp.,, bring lawn chairs or blanket, no outside food or beverage, $20+.

• Ivan Pulley: 8 p.m. July 13, at 20 Front Street, Lake Orion, 248-783-7105,, doors at 7:30 p.m. all ages, $18+.

• Hobo Johnson and the Lovemakers: July 16, Royal Oak Music Theatre, 318 W 4th St. Royal Oak,, 248-399-3065, doors at 7 p.m., ticket prices vary.

• Lil Poppa: 7 p.m. July 17, El Club Detroit, 4114 W. Vernor Hwy.,, $47.59.

• Bass on the Block: 1 p.m. July 19-20, Crofoot Festival Grounds, 1 S. Saginaw St., Pontiac,, all ages, ticket prices vary.

• Sad Summer Festival 2024: 1 p.m. July 21, Crofoot Festival Grounds, 1 S. Saginaw St., Pontiac,, all ages, ticket prices vary.


• North Star Saxophone Quartet: 7 p.m. July 10, St. Paul’s United Methodist Church Garden of Hope, 620 Romeo St., Rochester, presented by Harmony in the Hills, bring a lawn chair, if inclement weather, concert will be held indoors,, free.

• Symphony by the Shores-Michigan Philharmonic: July 13, Kensington Metropark, Maple Beach, “Car-Tunes,” Parking and food vendors open at 5 p.m., concert at 7:30 p.m.,, free with park admission fees.


• Royal Oak Taco Fest: July 4 – July 7, food and drinks to purchase, live entertainment, Kids Zone, downtown Royal Oak,

• Oakland County Fair is July 5-14, with carnival. Fireworks show is at dusk July 5, following concert by Grant Reiff band at 7 p.m., and crowning of Oakland County Fair Royalty, at Springfield Oaks County Park, 12451 Andersonville Road, Davisburg, 248-634-8830,, admission and ticket prices vary. New show in 2024 is the Sea Lions Splash. Fair parking, which includes admission, is $15/vehicle and $10/motorcycle or walk-in. Presenting sponsor Oakland County Parks offers free parking July 5 and July 11 with a 2024 Oakland County Parks Vehicle Permit.

• Uncle Sam Jam: July 11-14, Woodhaven Civic Center Park, 23101 Hall Road, Woodhaven, live music, monster truck rides, ax throwing, a petting zoo, and more. Fireworks at dusk on Friday,,

• Art in the Park: Plymouth July 12-14, downtown Plymouth, more than 400 artists from 30 states,

• Annual Lavender Festival: July 12-14 and July 19-21 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at Blake’s Orchard and Cider Mill, features lavender fields, open-air market, make-and-take workshops, educational sessions on aromatherapy, gardening, and natural wellness, and a children’s activity tent, lavender-infused treats and lavender-infused hard cider and beer for sale. Advance admission tickets are $12 each, include entry to Funland and a train ride to and from the lavender fields. Children 2 and under admitted free.

• Lakefront Psychic and Holistic Festival: July 12-14, St. Clair Shores,


• Free movie tickets for educators: Wednesdays, July 3-July 31, Participating Emagine theatre locations offer one free movie ticket to educators. The free ticket is only valid for shows beginning before 5 p.m. Wednesdays in July. Online advance tickets are not available as educators must present proof of school employment at the box office to receive their free ticket,

• Boys & Girls Clubs fundraiser: Emagine Entertainment, Inc. theater chain will be raising funds for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Southeastern Michigan throughout July and August. Guests will be encouraged to make donations when visiting any of the Michigan Emagine Theatre locations, and each guest who makes a monetary donation will be recognized with signage at the box office,

• $3 Summer Kids Movie Series: Through Aug. 15, for ages 12 and younger, Emagine Theatres,

• Detroit Film Theatre at the Detroit Institute of Arts, 5200 Woodward Ave., Detroit,, ticket prices vary.

• Farmington Civic Theater, 33332 Grand River Ave., Farmington,

• Milford Independent Cinema: 945 E Summit St., Milford,, $5+.

• The Redford Theatre, 17360 Lahser Road, Detroit,, ticket prices vary.


• “CoComelon” meet & greet: Gardner White to host meet & greet events with toddler JJ from “CoComelon,” preschool entertainment program at area locations: 10 a.m.-noon July 13, at 43825 W. Oaks Drive, Novi; 3-6 p.m. July 13 at 14055 Hall Road, Shelby Twp. and 11 a.m.-3 p.m. July 14, at 2660 Tittabawassee Road, Saginaw. Family fun activities include face painting, bubble show, arts and crafts, music and dancing. Gardner White will offer an additional 30% off the sale price during the event with a percentage of sales to benefit Covenant Kids, managed by Covenant HealthCare Foundation. Register at

• Social District Saturdays: 2-8 p.m. 2nd Saturdays, July 13, Aug. 10, Sept. 14, Centennial Commons and W. Fifth St., Royal Oak, yard games, live music,

• Food Truck Wednesdays: 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesdays, through Aug. 21, Bloomfield Township will host a food truck, each Wednesday on the Township Campus parking lot, just west of Bloomfield Community Television at 4190 Dublin Drive,


• Ford Piquette Plant Museum: “Luncheon Junction” takes place 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays July 5-Aug. 30, at the museum, 461 Piquette Ave, Detroit. A food truck feast to rediscover the historic Milwaukee Junction neighborhood, where the Motor City got its start. The Ford Piquette Plant Museum is open Wednesdays through Sundays, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is $10-$18. Optional guided tours take place daily at 10 a.m., 12 p.m. and 2 p.m.,, 313-872-8759.

• Bank of America customers receive free admission: July 6-7, and the first weekend of each month to museums and cultural institutions across the country, including Charles H. Wright Museum of African-American History, Michigan Science Center, Arab American National Museum, Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation, and Motown Museum,

• The Zekelman Holocaust Center: 28123 Orchard Lake Road, Farmington Hills,, 248-553-2400. “Auschwitz. In Front of Your Eyes,” a set of virtual tours to view in-person, 10 a.m.-noon, July 28, Aug. 13, and Sept. 22. Admission is $10 each, registration at

• Royal Oak Historical Society Museum: “Rails Through Royal Oak” exhibit. Museum hours are 1-4 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, 1411 W. Webster Road, Royal Oak,, 248-439-1501.

• Waterford Historical Society Historic Village: Open for the season, 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Wednesdays through Sept. 25, at Fish Hatchery Park, 4490 Hatchery Road, Waterford Twp. Historic Village, Log Cabin, Hatchery House and Fire Station, 248-683-2697.

• Motown Museum, 2648 W. Grand Blvd., Detroit,, 313-875-2264. Motown Mile outdoor, walkable art installation, “Pushin’ Culture Forward,” open through early fall, along the Detroit Riverwalk, free admission.

• Cranbrook Institute of Science: 39221 Woodward Ave., Bloomfield Hills,, $14 general admission, $10.50 for ages 2-12 and seniors 65+, free for children under age 2.

• Detroit Historical Museum: 5401 Woodward Ave. (NW corner of Kirby) in Midtown Detroit, Permanent exhibits include the famous Streets of Old Detroit, the Allesee Gallery of Culture, Doorway to Freedom: Detroit and the Underground Railroad, Detroit: The “Arsenal of Democracy,” the Gallery of Innovation, Frontiers to Factories, America’s Motor City and The Glancy Trains, museum gen. adm. is $10. Kresge Foundation’s “Kresge at 100-A Century of Impact, a Future of Opportunity” exhibit.

• Dossin Great Lakes Museum: 100 Strand Drive, Belle Isle, Detroit,

• Michigan Science Center (Mi-Sci): 5020 John R. St., Detroit, museum gen. adm. is $18+. Standard Mi-Sci films are available as a $6 add-on to general admission tickets. Mi-Sci is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Wednesday through Sunday and until 8 p.m. the first Friday of each month, 313-577-8400, Mi-Sci participates in several programs that provide reduced admission to patrons: Museums for All-When patrons show their SNAP EBT card and picture ID, general admission tickets are only $3/person for up to four people in their party. Museums on Us-Bank of America cardholders receive free general admission on the first full weekend of every month. Other members of the party must pay general admission. Discount is available in person only.

• Ford House: Historic estate of Edsel and Eleanor Ford, 1100 Lake Shore Road, Grosse Pointe Shores,, 313-884-4222.

• Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm: Drop in tours on Fridays and Saturdays from noon-3 p.m., at 1005 Van Hoosen Road, Rochester Hills, with a guided tour of the Van Hoosen Farmhouse at 1 p.m.,, museum members-free, non-members-$5/adults, $3/seniors and students, no registration needed.

• Blue Star Museums: Through Labor Day, museums offer free admission to U.S. active-duty military personnel and their families, including National Guard and Reserve, through Labor Day. A list of participating museums nationwide is at

• The Wright: The Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, 315 E. Warren Ave., Detroit, 313-494-5800, open Tuesday-Sunday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and open until 7 p.m. on Thursday, closed on Mondays, reserve timed tickets at, $30+ gen adm., $20 for seniors 62+, $15 for youth, ages 5-17, free for under 5.

• The Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation and Greenfield Village: 20900 Oakwood Blvd., Dearborn, Ford Rouge Factory Tours Monday-Saturday, purchase tickets online, prices vary, Salute to America 4th of July Celebration is 5-10 p.m. July 2-5, Greenfield Village, 20900 Oakwood Blvd, Dearborn. strolling Greenfield Village and Detroit Symphony Orchestra musical performance at 8:30 p.m., in celebration of Independence Day, ending with “1812 Overture,” cannon fire and fireworks finale, ticket prices vary, general parking is $9, food to purchase, register at

• Greater West Bloomfield Historical Society: Open 1st/2nd/4th/5th Sundays of the month and 3rd Fridays, 1-4 pm, (holidays excluded) with exhibits including “Four Communities” exhibit at The Orchard Lake Museum, 3951 Orchard Lake Road, Orchard Lake. Admission is free, donations are welcome,, 248-757-2451.

• Meadow Brook Hall offers Guided House Tours and Self-Guided Tours, check available times and purchase tickets at, ticket prices vary. Meadow Brook Hall, 350 Estate Drive, Rochester, on the campus of Oakland University.

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