Eastern Market Flower Day, Motor City Comic Con and more happening this weekend

7 Things to do in the D (May 17 - May 19)
Posted at 12:25 AM, May 16, 2024
and last updated 2024-05-16 05:41:25-04

DETROIT (WXYZ) — Now that the temperatures are rising, wouldn't it be nice to get out on the town? This weekend, you can check out Eastern Market for Flower Day, enjoy wine or take a walking tour of downtown Detroit.

Motor City Comic Con also returns. Here are 7 Things to do in the D:

Black History downtow Detroit walking tour

  • Saturday 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Roasting Plant Coffee at 660 Woodward Avenue in Detroit
  • You can take a walking tour of downtown Detroit and hear about Black history. Lifelong Detroiter Glen Hendricks will share stories dating back 70 years. He’ll highlight Black-owned businesses, the Black Bottom neighborhood, Coleman Young and more. The free, two-hour tour starts at the Roasting Plant Coffee.

Cirque Italia Water Circus

  • Thursday and Friday 7:30 p.m., Saturday 1:30 p.m., 4:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. and Sunday 1:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.
  • Fairlane Town Center at 18900 Michigan Avenue in Dearborn
  • The circus is coming to town — this time in Dearborn. Cirque Italia will take you back in time to the era of sock hops, muscle cars and Elvis Presley. You can expect to see jugglers, low wire acts and a wheel of death. The shows will entertain all ages.

Eastern Market Flower Day

  • Sunday 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Eastern Market at 2934 Russell Street in Detroit
  • If you've been itching to get some plants in the ground and beautify your home, this is your weekend as Eastern Market Flower Day returns. Vendors from across the Midwest will be selling the cream of the crop to transplant into your yard and garden.

Michigan Panthers vs Memphis Showboats

  • Saturday 4 p.m.
  • Ford Field at 2000 Brush Street in Detroit
  • This weekend is your last chance to catch the Michigan Panthers at Ford Field this season. They take on the Memphis Showboats on Saturday at 4 p.m.

Motor City Comic Con

  • Friday noon to 7 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Suburban Collection Showplace at 46100 Grand River Avenue in Novi
  • It's once again time to mix and mingle at the Motor City Comic Con. The event runs Friday through Sunday at the Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi. Dress up, buy merchandise, listen to speakers and even hang out with Helen Hunt. A one-day tickets start at $30.

Royal Oak Wine Stroll

  • Saturday noon to 4 p.m.
  • Several locations in downtown Royal Oak
  • You can spend time at the Royal Oak Wine Stroll. The event is happening over 15 participating Royal Oak locations. Your $50 ticket gets you food and wine at each.

Uncork Me Michigan

  • Saturday 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Comerica Park at 2100 Woodward Avenue in Detroit
  • You can explore wine made in our own backyard Saturday at Comerica Park. Dozens of winemakers will showcase their creations during Uncork Me Michigan. You can taste more than 90 different samples. There will also be live performances, music and food. General admission is $55.

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