yourself out and enjoy Detroit. From the Riverfront to New Center, this
is prime time to get out in the city, and there's no shortage of big
events, outdoor music, festivals, picnic spots, etc.
A few ideas:
• Catch the International Freedom Festival
Wednesday, June 28. Pick your favorite viewing spot (Eastern Market,
Belle Isle, Hart Plaza, wherever) and pull up a lawn chair for the
biggest, the best big boomers in Southeast Michigan.
• The Comerica Tastefest
in New Center runs June 30-July 4. There's no better place to eat,
drink, be merry, then eat some more. Plus there's a killer music
• Is anybody else unable to stop humming the circa 1984 "Bless You Boys" anthem? The Tigers
are out of town, but catch the game in the shadow of the old stadium at Nemo's
in Corktown, or in the shadow of the new one at the Hockeytown Cafe
or Cheli's Chili.
• Get out to Belle Isle. Bike, swim, run, picnic, let the rugrats go on the Playscape. And there's a new Nature Zoo
for the kiddies, too.
• By land or sea, listen to music on the Riverfront. Chene Park
has national acts like Teena Marie and Brian McKnight. Plus GM's added a concert series
in front of the Renaissance Center.