Detroit Black Film Festival at multiple locations - through October 1
Step into the world of cinema with the Black Film Festival, where Black narratives take center stage through documentaries, dramas, comedies, animated shorts, and full-length movies. Embracing the theme 'Cinema, Cuisine, and Cocktails' for this year's five-day event, film enthusiasts can look forward to a diverse selection of works by both established and emerging artists, delectable culinary treats, and a variety of handcrafted cocktails at the 'Taste of Black Spirits: The Cocktail Concierge' exhibit.
American Speed Festival at M1 Concourse - through October 1Rev up your excitement for the American Speed Festival, where legendary automotive brands unite in a thrilling celebration of performance history. From Vintage Indy cars and historic stock cars to cutting-edge supercars, this event is a one-of-a-kind showcase of automotive excellence. Don't miss the chance to witness race cars from every era in action on the thrilling 1.5-mile M1 Concourse Speed Ring.
Detroit Harvest Fest and Food Truck Rally at the Dequindre Cut Greenway - October 7-8Join the Detroit Riverfront Conservancy in celebrating the season at the Detroit Harvest Fest & Food Truck Rally! With over 50 food trucks, six music stages, and a wide range of fun Harvest Fest Activities, it's a fantastic event for the entire family!
Mandela: The Official Exhibition at the Henry Ford Museum - opening October 21
This immersive and interactive experience invites guests to delve into the remarkable story of Nelson Mandela, the world's most iconic freedom fighter and political leader. Explore his personal journey through previously unseen films, photographs, and a captivating display of over 150 historical artifacts and personal effects, generously loaned by the Mandela family, museums, and archives from around the world.
Ofrendas - Celebrating el Día de Muertos at Detroit Institute of Arts - all month long
The 11th edition of 'Ofrendas: Celebrating el Día de Muertos,' showcases 13 stunning ofrendas created by talented local artists and community members. This annual exhibition is a unique opportunity for visitors to connect with the heartfelt reasons and customs behind honoring the departed while collectively participating in the beautiful act of remembrance.