The Perna Team Blog - Metro Detroit Happenings

Every summer, over a million awestruck spectators descend upon Detroit to bear witness to a spectacle that fills the night sky with an orchestra of lights, colors, and thunderous sound. The annual Ford Fireworks has become a cherished tradition, an electrifying event that symbolizes the spirit of this great city. As the sun sets and the first shell bursts into the inky expanse, you'll find yourself immersed in the heart of Detroit - among a crowd of friendly faces, all craning their necks skyward to see the stunning array of pyrotechnics. This, my friends, is more than a mere fireworks show, this is Detroit's own star-spangled ballet, and you're invited to join in this grand celebration.


With the dazzle and grandeur of the Detroit…

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As the warm winds of June usher in the zenith of Metro Detroit's festival season, prepare for a dazzling array of cultural events that paint a vibrant portrait of this dynamic region. From the serene spectacle of soaring balloons at the Howell Balloon Fest, to the pulsating rhythms of Electric Forest, and the explosive dazzle of Ford Fireworks, Detroit is set to transform into a cultural hotspot this summer. Each of these festivities tells a unique story, offering glimpses into the character of the area, its residents, and the quintessential Michigan spirit. Dive in and witness the mesmerizing fusion of tradition, innovation, and sheer revelry that these fairs and festivals bring to life, shaping a summer you won't soon forget.

Julia Child: A…

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With the mercury rising, the spotlight in Metro Detroit shifts onto a diverse cultural palette, kick-starting the golden season of entertainment! This June, the city is poised to serve a potent cocktail of soulful tunes and laughter. The lineup is as vibrant as it gets, featuring country phenomenon Morgan Wallen delivering his Billboard-topping hits, the legendary Santana spinning his classic tunes, and the irrepressible Impractical Jokers promising a night of high-spirited hilarity. Add to this mix Detroit's own comedic gem, John Heffron, and you're in for a whirlwind of a month. So strap in, Detroit – the stage is set for a summer steeped in unforgettable performances!


Kicking off the month with a bang, country star Dierks Bentley…

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With a legacy that dates back to 1841, Eastern Market in Detroit isn't just a marketplace—it's a living, breathing testament to Detroit's rich history and cultural vibrancy. This iconic location marries past and present, offering a vibrant hub where farmers, artists, and entrepreneurs converge. Whether it's the early morning hustle of farmers setting up their stalls, the infectious energy of Eastern Market Flower Day, or the blend of old-world charm and modern convenience, there's something here to captivate everyone.

Dive in, and let's take a journey through the historical streets of the Eastern Market District, a place that truly epitomizes the resilient spirit of Detroit.



Eastern Market traces its beginnings back to 1841…

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As Mother's Day approaches, there's no better time to celebrate the incredible moms in our lives. Metro Detroit is brimming with unique experiences and culinary delights, ensuring a memorable holiday for all. From picturesque picnics and outdoor adventures to exquisite dining options, this guide has something for everyone. So, let's embark on a journey filled with heartfelt moments, irresistible cuisine, and unforgettable experiences that are sure to make this Mother's Day truly special.


Before we dive into the festivities, let's journey back in time and unearth the fascinating history of Mother's Day. While the roots of this day can be traced back to the Civil War era, it was Ann Jarvis who truly brought it to life…

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The Movement Electronic Music Festival, a pulsating celebration of techno and house music, has become an unmissable event in Detroit's cultural calendar. Attracting a global audience and boasting powerhouse artists, this dynamic festival offers a captivating and unforgettable experience, immersing visitors in the history, culture, and music of one of the world's most innovative and vibrant musical cities. From its humble beginnings as a free event to its evolution into a multi-faceted, internationally-renowned extravaganza, Movement stands as a testament to Detroit's rich musical heritage and the genre it helped create.

The new millennium had just begun, and high school was now a distant memory for many. The global community was eager to turn a…

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In the charming town of Plymouth, Michigan, a vibrant tapestry of colors, sounds, and tastes comes alive throughout the year, enticing families from near and far to revel in its abundance of fairs, festivals, and activities. Nestled amidst the verdant landscapes and quaint architecture, this close-knit community weaves a rich tapestry of traditions that celebrate the essence of Americana, offering residents the perfect blend of warmth, adventure, and cultural enrichment.

From the sun-kissed hues of summer's Art in the Park to the frosty delights of the Plymouth Ice Festival, there's always a reason to gather, share, and create lasting memories in this beloved gem of the Midwest.
A Charming Town

In the heart of Metro Detroit, Plymouth first…

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May the 4th be with you! Once upon a starry night, in a galaxy not too distant, a wordplay was born that would propel a universal holiday to epic proportions, rivaling any festivity from eons past or light years ahead. Alright, maybe we're getting carried away. But even if you're a casual fan with only a modest collection of three costumes or an annual Star Wars movie marathon (strictly in chronological order, mind you), you'll appreciate this tale. Buckle up, fellow space travelers, as we embark on a cosmic journey into the origin of this phrase. 



"May the 4th be with you," a clever spin on Obi-Wan Kenobi's iconic line from A New Hope, "May the Force be with you." Contrary to popular belief, the catchy slogan didn't emerge from…

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As the winter chill dissipates and Metro Detroit bursts into the vibrant colors of spring, May 2023 is set to be a month to remember with an unparalleled lineup of fairs and festivals. This year, the region is coming alive with a rich array of events that cater to all tastes and ages. From the thrilling beats of Movement Detroit to the mouth-watering delights of food festivals and the mesmerizing hues of art showcases, there's no better time to explore the cultural melting pot that is Metro Detroit. So, clear your schedule, invite your friends, and immerse yourself in the boundless energy and creativity that these spectacular May events have to offer!


Royal Oak Tequila Festival 

Mark your calendars, Detroit tequila aficionados!…

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Get ready, Metro Detroit! May 2023 is set to be a month to remember with an electrifying lineup of world-class concerts, side-splitting stand-up comedy, and captivating theater performances right here in the heart of the Motor City. There's no better way to kick off the summer than by immersing yourself in the electric atmosphere that only live events can bring. With an unbeatable variety of unforgettable experiences, you'll be spoilt for choice as you indulge in the magic of Metro Detroit's dynamic arts and entertainment scene. Let the countdown begin!


Father John Misty 
Masonic Theater
May 1

On May 1st, the renowned American singer-songwriter and folk musician Father John Misty, born Josh Tillman, will grace the stage at the…

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