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Colors of Detroit - traditions, festivals, mentality and lifestyle

Detroit is the Rock City, as is clear from the famous movie and KISS song. The city yet again confirmed its nickname by giving birth to two popular and significant personalities in the hard genre - Suzi Quatro and Alice Cooper. Detroit is also forever associated with the automotive industry: Ford, Chrysler, General Motors - these are all the companies that brought glory to the city and made it the "automobile capital of the United States". Abandoned buildings give Detroit a certain romance. Their largest number is concentrated in Midtown, so it's worth visiting if you're a fan of this kind of places. At the same time, there are less and less abandoned buildings every year.
More than four hundred various gastronomic facilities are open in Detroit. Walking through the city, vacationers can discover attractive pubs, fashionable restaurants, and cozy cafes. … Open
The locals are good talkers, they are ready to talk about anything without much effort. Here it's not customary to criticize anyone's appearance, and everyone does what he/she wants at the moment. You can always ask the locals for help - they'll never fail to provide it. The local people are known for their generosity and relaxed attitude to life. Another distinctive feature is that they treat problems in a special way, without attaching much importance to petty quarrels and troubles.
The North American dialect prevails here, so there shouldn't be problems with understanding citizens. Local cuisine is distinguished by simplicity and nutritiousness. The main products are fish, meat, potatoes, and vegetables. Be sure to try such dishes as sweet potato pie, baklava, stuffed lamb, corned beef hash and eggs, Detroit sandwich, donuts, grilled chicken, ham sandwich, Detroit-style pizza. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
Despite the fact that Detroit is primarily known as a large industrial city, every year it is visited by more than 15 million travelers from different parts of the world. The city presents a … Open
Festivals held in Suzy Quatro's hometown attract many visitors. One of the city's most popular events is Movement - a festival dedicated to electronic music. It takes place in late May in Hart-Plaza near the Main Amphitheater. The fact that the festival is open-air makes it even more attractive, so about 100,000 people attend it every year. Besides techno and other sub-genres of electronic music, you can also listen to hip-hop reggae. Event headliners are famous and popular DJs, performers and bands coming from the USA and Europe.
Detroit - Fist Since Detroit is famous for its automobile past, it is not surprising that the North American International Auto Show is held here. It takes place in mid-January, the show lasts two weeks, ending at the end of the month. Cobo Center is chosen as the venue. Providing the audience with a unique opportunity to see interesting car models, the action is accompanied by the opening of a market where you can buy some memorable souvenirs. It is worth noting that this is one of the largest events of this kind not only in the United States but throughout the world.
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Detroit is sure to please fans of active pastime, as the city has entertainments to suit virtually every taste. Those who want to stroll through beautiful natural places should definitely … Open
The biggest musical event called Dally In the Alley that takes place in the Cass Corridor neighborhoods in early September invites many visitors to listen to high-quality music of completely different styles - from underground to pop. The fair is open, one can buy food and drinks, and it seems that nothing more is needed for happiness. Another interesting event in the festival life of the city is the African World Festival, dedicated, as the name implies, to African culture. It is held near the Charles H. Wright Museum in Midtown. Travelers visiting it in the middle of August can enjoy performances, poetry, art, dancing, local cuisine, and all this in a friendly atmosphere.
Detroit skyline In the hometown of Francis Ford Coppola, the beginning of July is marked by holding such an event as Concert of Colors. You can witness the festival if you visit Orchestra Hall at this time. This is a musical event where all music lovers are welcome because the music that sounds here has already become a kind of classics - jazz, blues, soul, reggae, funk. The event is free of charge. Another jazz event awaits visitors to Detroit at the end of August, when the simple-named Jazz Fest takes place in Cobo Center.
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Beer lovers gather in Alice Cooper's hometown in Eastern Market at the end of October in order to taste the best beer of local brewing companies. The event is known as the Detroit Fall Beer Festival and is a kind of "Oktoberfest of Michigan". An amazing atmosphere of fun and carelessness reigns here. At this time, people don't care about problems and have fun as if their lives depend on it. Frontera is another gastronomic event in the life of the city, held in the middle of September in various locations (restaurants, bars, cafes) of Lafayette district.
Detroit In early November, a unique event called Youmacon is held in Detroit. Cobo Center and Renaissance Center serve as the venues. This is a great opportunity to see people dressed as their favorite characters as well as show yourself to other cosplayers if you have a costume with you. The program includes autograph sessions, meet-and-greets, costume contests. The atmosphere is warm and friendly, by the end of the festival it seems as if everyone had found a new family.
Another interesting event takes place in Detroit in early December, and here you can buy various interesting things made by the hands of craftsmen. This is the Detroit Urban Craft Fair. The fair is held in Masonic Temple. The festival is visited by more than 10,000 visitors wishing to buy some interesting hand-made souvenirs. The name of another fair held in the automobile capital of the United States is the Palmer Park Art Fair. As one might guess, the venue is Palmer Park. It is organized twice a year - in mid-May and early June. At the fair, you can buy genuine works of art and enjoy the magical atmosphere reigning in the air.
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Map of all churches
Cathedrals and basilicas near Detroit
♥   Church of Sts. Peter and Paul, Detroit, 0.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Church of Ste. Anne de Detroit, Detroit, 2.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Church of Our Lady of the Assumption, Windsor, 3.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Cathedral of the Most Blessed Sacrament, Detroit, 7.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   St. Maron Maronite Church, Detroit, 7.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   National Shrine of the Little Flower Basilica, Royal Oak, 21.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Mother of God Cathedral, Southfield, 25.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all castles
Survived castles around Detroit
♥   Castle 'Willistead Manor' , 3.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
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Cityguide on traditions, mentality and lifestyle of people in Detroit. Learn the best periods to visit Detroit to discover its soul - authentic festivals, events and celebrations. We will also reveal the interesting habits, attitude towards the world and to tourists in Detroit.
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