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CLICK HERE TO SEE THE FULL DETROIT SUMMERFEST 2016 SCHEDULE.

We welcome you to enjoy the Downtown Detroit Parks — Campus Martius Park, Cadillac Square, Capitol Park, Grand Circus Park and Paradise Valley's Beatrice Buck Park — as we host a wide array of lively and culturally diverse programs and activations each year. Join us in "The Parks"!

• For a detailed list of programs, see the 2016 Summer in the Parks Brochure
• For a snapshot of the summer schedule, see the 2016 Summer in the Parks Calendar.

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Weather permitting. Events are subject to change
August 29 2016
6:00 PM
CAMPUS MARTIUS PARK
ART & ARCHITECTURE WALKING TOUR

Detroit is a city rich in history, grand buildings and vibrant art surrounding public places. Walk with Detroit Experience Factory through the downtown area as we explore some of the great contributions of prolific architects and emerging artists.

On this one-hour tour, you will travel through The Belt, step inside One Campus Martius, wave to the Spirit of Detroit and end at the PureDetroit shop inside the grandeur of the majestic Guardian Building.

The start location for this tour will be in Campus Martius Park next to the fountain, on the side facing Cadillac Square. Please see the red X on this map. Also, your tour guide will be holding a blue umbrella to help you find the group! If you arrive early at the DXF Welcome Center (a 5-minute walk away), we will happily guide you to the start location in the park.

Visit detroitexperiencefactory.org for more information.

part of HEALTHY MOVES
August 30 2016
12:00 PM
CAMPUS MARTIUS PARK
The Lucky Nows

The Lucky Nows - This high-energy band fuses alt-country, classic rock, delta blues, and folk to create a sound that is uniquely their own. A delta blues, and folk to create a sound that is uniquely their own. A who's-who of Michigan musicians, the Lucky Nows feature Jen Cass, Eric Janetsky, Jon Potrykus and Jim Nelson.

August 30 2016
12:00 PM
CADILLAC SQUARE
Outdoor Games

MONDAY - FRIDAY, NOON - 7 P.M.
SATURDAYS, NOON - 4 P.M.

Enjoy a day in the park with a few fun games that everyone can play! Table tennis, bocce ball, bean bag toss, washer toss, chess, backgammon, checkers, and more.

part of OUTDOOR GAMES
August 30 2016
6:00 PM
PARADISE VALLEY'S BEATRICE BUCK PARK
Polyfold Summer Residency Opera of MODO

6-8 P.M.

Opera MODO is a new and exciting opera company in Detroit, Michigan, dedicated to creating opportunities for young and emerging artists. Founded in 2011 in Princeton, New Jersey, Opera MODO brings opera to the people through intriguing and modern productions of classical to contemporary operas.

Collaborating with local performers and businesses in Detroit, Opera MODO offers an intimate experience to engage audiences through storytelling, musical integrity and innovative process. We support the future of opera by giving young, non-managed, professional singers an opportunity to gain experience. We present opera in an intimate setting allowing the audience to engage with the performers. We specialize in setting standard repertoire in new and imaginative settings, bringing new life to our favorite stories. Our team strives to balance inspiration from the composer through collaborative storytelling to enhance the experience for the audience and performers.

August 31 2016
12:00 PM
CAMPUS MARTIUS PARK
Adam Labeaux and the Cloudbuilders

Adam Labeaux is a Michigan staple that has been performing for nearly 25 years. Adam and his new band, the Cloudbuilders turn out a soulful, funky, county, folk-rock explosion! www.adamlabeaux.com

August 31 2016
12:00 PM
CADILLAC SQUARE
Outdoor Games

MONDAY - FRIDAY, NOON - 7 P.M.
SATURDAYS, NOON - 4 P.M.

Enjoy a day in the park with a few fun games that everyone can play! Table tennis, bocce ball, bean bag toss, washer toss, chess, backgammon, checkers, and more.

part of OUTDOOR GAMES
September 01 2016
12:00 PM
CAMPUS MARTIUS PARK
Metro Soul Band (MSB)

Metro Soul Band (MSB) has evolved to be one of the most electrifying acts to come out
of Detroit in a long time. They have developed a sound of smooth jazz mixed with Motown Classics and R&B. They are also known for their unique style of playing together with accents. Come on in, grab a seat and have a Taste of MSB.

September 02 2016
12:00 PM
CAMPUS MARTIUS PARK
Thorugh Our Eyes

"Detroit’s hard rock and metal quintet, Through Our Eyes, brings a distinctive combination of high energy, catchy rhythms with beautifully crooned harmonies mixed with hardcore screams. Remaining true to their belief of creating music that is honest, real, and from the heart, Through Our Eyes’ delivers a dynamic range of tunes, from bang your head metal to stadium rock anthems." http://www.facebook.com/ThroughOurEyesBand