Celebrate the 1st weekend of summer with these events in Detroit

Here's what's happening in Detroit this weekend
Posted at 12:03 PM, Jun 22, 2018

It’s officially the first weekend of summer, and while the temperatures may have dropped a bit, there is no shortage of weekend happenings in Detroit to celebrate.

Here’s a list you might enjoy

Jobbie Nooner (June 21)

Kicking off the weekend early is the annual Jobbie Nooner, a boat party on Lake St. Clair that ushers in summer.

The annual party has been held on and around Gull Island every June since 1974 and can attract thousands of boaters ready to party, swim and boat hop.

Chopper 7 flew over the event and here’s pics of partiers.

PHOTO GALLERY: Best pics from Jobbie Nooner 2018

GM River Days (June 22-24)

GM River Days is back with music, food and plenty of activities for the family.

Kicking off Friday June 22, those who arrive early will get the opportunity to enter for free between the hours of 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. on Friday.

Admission to the GM River Days is $3 before 3 p.m. and $5 after 5 p.m. The festival runs 11 a.m. until 10 p.m. every day of the festival.

For more information, click here

Big Sean’s Block Party, “Detroit’s On Now” (June 21-25)

The weekend event will celebrate the city of Detroit and pay tribute to the local business owners, activists, teachers and churches who make up Detroit neighborhoods and are the backbone of the city.

Detroit Rapper Big Sean will kick off the weekend celebration with The Motown Jam, a fundraising event for the Motown Museum Friday.

Highlights for the weekend will include the Fashion Mogul Challenge, a Block Party, and the L.I.T.E. fest.

The Block party will be the weekend’s signature event and will include all you can eat food from Coney’s, three-on-three basketball tournaments, a live DJ, and an outdoor Cinetopia movie night.

The L.I.T.E. fest will close the weekend with carnival games, food, live performances and fireworks honoring a select group of all-star DPS students.

For more details on the weekend event, visit

Movie Night in the D (June 23)

Catch a free movie al fresco at Campus Martius Saturday evening.

The "Darkest Hour" will be playing. Come prepared with a blanket or chair and camp out on the lawn for a relaxing summer evening.  

For more information, click here

Tour Michigan Central Station (June 22-25)

Since purchasing the Michigan Central Station last week, Ford is offering the public free, self-guided tours of the Grand Hall and photo exhibit at the historical train station in Corktown.

The tours will run from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. And due to popular demand, Ford has extended the tour to Monday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Register here. There is a waitlist for the weekend tours.