DETROIT (WXYZ) — To celebrate Sesame Street's 50th anniversary, Sesame Workshop is bringing the Muppets across the country for free shows and a festival across three days in each city. That includes a stop in Detroit.
The 10-city tour will bring together community partners, celebrities, elected officials and families to highlight the many ways that Sesame Street and Sesame Workshop helps kids grow.
“This summer’s road trip will demonstrate the power of media to engage and teach – something Sesame Workshop has focused on from the very beginning,” said Steve Youngwood, Sesame Workshop’s President of Media and Education and Chief Operating Officer. “As we celebrate our decades of impact and look ahead to the next 50 years, Sesame Street’s timeless lessons remain the same: Everyone, no matter who they are or where they are from, is equally deserving of respect, opportunity, and joy.”
They will be in Detroit with from June 20-22 with the festival happening on Saturday, June 22 at Lafayette Park in Detroit. It will include a giant maze, stage show, treasure dig, photo opportunities and much more.
On top of that, the production crew will travel to each city and film a new segment that will capture what local kids love about their communities. It will be part of Sesame Street's 50th season, which premieres in November on HBO.
Big Bird, Elmo and friends will also visit local landmarks and community organizations while they're in the Motor City.
For more about the event, including how the register, click here .