Events by Month

Please Note: The Detroit Historical Museum is closed due to flooding.

July 2021

July 4, 2021

Special Holiday Hours

1:00pm to 5:00pm
Dossin Great Lakes Museum

This year, the Dossin Great Lakes Museum will be OPEN with special afternoon hours on Sunday, July 4!

Admission is free with a suggested $5 donation.

Reserve advance tickets at: https://bit.ly/2OICjfD

July 10, 2021

Two James Distillery Tour #1

5:00pm to 6:00pm

Limited tickets still available!

Located in Detroit’s oldest neighborhood, Corktown, Two James is the first licensed distillery in Detroit since Prohibition. This tour will offer an exclusive look into the magic that is behind Two James’ extraordinary product and provide you a taste of what Detroit made is all about. There are two time slots available for your convenience. 

July 10, 2021

Two James Distillery Tour #2

7:00pm to 8:00pm

Limited tickets still available!

Located in Detroit’s oldest neighborhood, Corktown, Two James is the first licensed distillery in Detroit since Prohibition. This tour will offer an exclusive look into the magic that is behind Two James’ extraordinary product and provide you a taste of what Detroit made is all about. There are two time slots available for your convenience. 

July 15, 2021

Virtual Third Thursday Speaker Series: Exiled To Motown

6:30pm to 7:30pm
Detroit Historical Museum

In honor of the Detroit Historical Society’s centennial anniversary, our upcoming Third Thursday Speaker Series events will focus on Detroit stories from the past that still impact us today. Each month's discussion will bring a contemporary perspective to a different decade of the last hundred years!

July 16, 2021

Earthworks Urban Farm Tour #1

11:00am to 12:30pm

Limited tickets still available!

Earthworks Urban Farm has been creating community and growing organic food in the city of Detroit since 1998. Meet us at the Capuchin Soup Kitchen for a tour of their farm and learn about the work of food justice and growing.

July 17, 2021

Exiled To Motown public opening

10:00am to 5:00pm
Detroit Historical Museum

See the newest Community Gallery exhibition at the Detroit Historical Museum - Exiled To Motown: A History of Japanese Americans in Detroit. 

July 24, 2021

Antique Outboard Motor Club Meet

9:00am to 1:00pm
Dossin Great Lakes Museum

A century ago, pleasure boating was a sport of the wealthy. The outboard motor went a long way toward democratizing the sport by turning a rowboat into a motorboat for a modest investment. This event brings together antique outboard motor enthusiasts from Michigan, Ohio, and Ontario, allowing guests to the Dossin Great Lakes Museum to learn about this fascinating aspect of recreational maritime history. Included will be engines from Detroit manufacturers Waterman (first commercially successful outboard) and Caille.

July 24, 2021

Detroit's Birthday Celebration

1:00pm to 4:00pm
Detroit Historical Museum

Join us for a doubleheader that could only happen at the Detroit Historical Museum!

Celebrate Detroit's 320th birthday on July 24 along with '68 Tigers legend Mickey Lolich, as his hand prints are unveiled on the museum's Legends Plaza.

Meet the baseball great, join in a Q&A, enjoy some birthday and baseball-themed treats, play Tigers trivia and more. Tigers mascot Paws will be on-hand from 1-2:30 p.m. to welcome guests and take photos!

This outdoor event is free with registration.

July 31, 2021

Bee's Knees and Beaux Arts: 1920s Architectural Tour #1

11:00am to 12:30pm

Limited tickets still available!

From the fantastic facade of the Fox Theater to the grandeur of the Guardian Building, Detroit is full of Art Deco, Beaux Arts and 1920s architectural splendor. Tour downtown Detroit and discover the stories behind some of Detroit’s most famous buildings

July 31, 2021

Two James Distillery Tour #3

5:00pm to 6:00pm

Limited tickets still available!

Located in Detroit’s oldest neighborhood, Corktown, Two James is the first licensed distillery in Detroit since Prohibition. This tour will offer an exclusive look into the magic that is behind Two James’ extraordinary product and provide you a taste of what Detroit made is all about. There are two time slots available for your convenience. 

July 31, 2021

Two James Distillery Tour #4

7:00pm to 8:00pm

Limited tickets still available!

Located in Detroit’s oldest neighborhood, Corktown, Two James is the first licensed distillery in Detroit since Prohibition. This tour will offer an exclusive look into the magic that is behind Two James’ extraordinary product and provide you a taste of what Detroit made is all about. There are two time slots available for your convenience.