It's GO Time in Detroit

As the seasons change in metro Detroit, so does the focus of the fun. Fall brings a chance to cheer for your favorite sports teams, the start of a new theater season, shopping galore and several holiday-themed events. It’s Go Time in Detroit, so plan your visit today!

                                                                                                                                                               Press Release by VisitDetroit.com

It’s Go Time for Sports activities. Cheer for the home team with a crowd of loyal Detroit sports fans. There’ll be plenty of pride when the Detroit Lions kick off their regular season Sept. 10 at Ford Field vs. the New York Jets. The Detroit Red Wings take to the ice for their regular season Oct. 4 vs. the Columbus Blue Jackets at the new Little Caesars Arena. The state-of-the-art stadium is also home to the Detroit Pistons, who step back on the hardwood Oct. 17 to start the regular season vs. the Brooklyn Nets.

Watch as thousands of people “run for the border” at the Detroit Free Press Chemical Bank Marathon Oct. 16-18. The marathon course winds through Detroit and Windsor, Ontario, crossing the international border at both the Ambassador Bridge and Detroit-Windsor Tunnel, through historic neighborhoods, around beautiful Belle Isle, and along the Detroit RiverWalk.

It’s GO Time for the Halloween. The Henry Ford is excited to announce its continued 40-year tradition of Hallowe’en in Greenfield. This year, Hallowe’en is completely taking over Greenfield Village, with a festival-like atmosphere replacing the prescribed walking path. Fans of past Hallowe’en events will still recognize many of their favorite aspects including more than 1,000 hand-carved jack-o-lanterns and 50-plus costumed characters from classic stories such as The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, Alice in Wonderland and the Wizard of Oz, alongside newly-created storybook experiences.
Guests this year will be the first to experience a brand-new train adventure aboard the Hallowe’en Express. This ghostly journey around Greenfield Village is a ride for guests of all ages and due to high demand and increased safety procedures, requires advance timed reservations.

The Detroit Zoo hosts a “merry-not-scary” trick-or-treat this month. The Zoo Boo trail winds through the front of the Zoo with stops for crafts and entertainment.

Climb aboard a riverboat and cruise the Detroit River to enjoy the international skylines of Motor City and Windsor, Ontario, Canada.  Ride a carousel, frolic in water jets or rent bikes for the whole crew on our RiverWalk and tour the city on two wheels, or hop on a Segway for a self-propelled exploration of downtown area sights.

Campus Martius Park is a great place to relax and offers ice skating fun during winter months. It’s a short distance to the Cultural Center in the city’s Midtown district with a landscape of art and history museums, dining, entertainment, and much more. The collection at the Detroit Institute of Arts is among the top six in the United States. Seek out special exhibitions, kid-friendly workshops, artist demonstrations, film, and music programs. Visit the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, the largest museum of its kind in the world. Or take the entire clan on the elevated People Mover for a 2.9-mile loop around Detroit with great views of downtown and the riverfront.

It’s GO Tiime for shopping! Find the best presents in The D at The Mall at Partridge CreekVillage of Rochester HillsSomerset CollectionGreat Lakes Crossing Outletsor Fairlane Town Center, where you’re sure to check off everyone on your list plus go home with a little something for yourself. Peruse a full list of metro Detroit shopping destinations.