Nov 23, 2022 - Things to Do

Things to do over the long weekend

Illustration of a cherry pie with "weekend" cut out of the crust.

Illustration: Maura Losch/Axios

Short weeks bring long weekends.

  • Here's how to spend yours:

ğŸŽ¤ Danny Brown's Bruiser Thanksgiving: The ninth annual hip-hop show returns tonight at Russell Industrial Center with special guests including Omar-S, MIKE, Tammy Lakkis, Hi-Tek and Ziggy Waters.

ğŸŽ„ Carol, shop for discounts, grab cider and doughnuts and gather for a tree- lighting ceremony on the Livernois Avenue of Fashion.

  • 11am on Friday into the evening. Free!

ğŸŽˆ America's Thanksgiving Parade: Thousands will line Woodward Avenue from 9am-noon to watch the giant floats, high-flying balloons and marching bands of downtown's 96th annual Thanksgiving Day parade

  • Nine new floats are making their debut Thursday morning, the Free Press reports.

ğŸŽ Spend Small Business Saturday visiting pop-up shops in the North End/Milwaukee Junction. There's also an art stroll and gift wrapping.

  • 3-7pm, 2791 E. Grand Blvd. Free (other than shopping)!

🏈 Bills vs. Lions: Detroit could push its winning streak to four with a Thanksgiving upset, but don't count on it against the 7-3 Bills.

  • Buffalo fans made Ford Field their home last Sunday in a win over the Browns after extreme winter weather hit New York, and many of them appear to be staying through this game
  • The Lions have also lost five straight Thanksgiving games.

🕯️ Shop for food, trees and locallymade gifts at the Eastern Market holiday markets.

  • 10am-4pm on Sundays through the end of the year. Free (other than shopping)!
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