May 2, 2024 - Things to Do

Things to do in Detroit: Cinco de Mayo weekend

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Illustration: Maura Losch/Axios

This weekend is packed with horse racing, Star Wars parties and Cinco de Mayo.

ğŸŽ The Kentucky Derby on Saturday is known as the most exciting two minutes in sports, but you can celebrate before and after the race at 6:57pm.

🚀 Embrace your inner Jedi at events celebrating May the Fourth, the annual Star Wars holiday:

  • The Detroit Public Library's Redford branch has trivia, crafts and games from 1-4pm on Saturday.
  • Saturday's also Star Wars day at the Southfield Public Library, where there's a morning droid scavenger hunt followed by a movie from the franchise — the selection will be based on visitors' votes — at 1:30pm.

🌮 Indulge in margaritas and tacos for Cinco de Mayo.

  • El Club's Fiesta Detroit block party in Southwest has music, dancing, art and local vendors from 3pm-2am. Tickets, $10.

🖼️ Local artist Tiff Massey's new installation at the Detroit Institute of Arts, 7 Mile + Livernois, begins Sunday and runs through May 11.

  • Admission is free for Wayne, Oakland and Macomb residents.

🏺 Pewabic Pottery's education studio students will be selling their ceramic works at the Pewabic Education pop-up on Saturday from 10am-5pm. Open to the public.

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