No matter the time of year, Detroit has plenty to offer. The fall and winter seasons continue the traditions of cars, culture, gaming, music and sports. Come see what The D has to offer. The Detroit Metro Convention & Visitors Bureau (DMCVB, http://www.visitdetroit.com/) announces all that the city has to offer this Fall.
Embrace a crisp fall afternoon at Westview Orchards. Grab some cider and doughnuts and stroll through the pumpkin patches and apple trees. A petting farm and the apple shoot slide are a must for the kids. Westview is adding to the seasonal excitement, introducing a new winery this fall. Check out westvieworchards.com for information.
The Detroit Metro Convention & Visitors Bureau (DMCVB) launched its Shop Greater Detroit campaign promoting greater Detroit as the perfect place for Toronto and Southern Ontario shoppers to shop and stay for the holidays. Go to shopgreaterdetroit.com to learn more about the wide variety of distinct shopping options in greater Detroit and register for a chance to win the Ultimate Detroit Experience, which includes a $500 Visa gift card, two-night hotel stay in Detroit, two theater tickets and The D Discount Pass. Contest entry ends Dec. 31, 2014 and the winner will be announced Jan. 15, 2015.
Absorb the beauty of “Ordinary People by Extraordinary Artists” at the Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) now-Mar. 29. Works on Paper by Degas, Renoir and friends will take you back to the end of the 19th century and the beginning of impressionism. The DIA creates experiences that help each visitor find the meaning in art. This exhibit is free with museum admission. For more details, visit dia.org
The all-American exhibition, Gridiron Glory: The Best of the Pro Football Hall of Fame rushes to the Henry Ford Museum Oct. 3-Jan. 4. Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Pro Football Hall of Fame and see some of the league’s best artifacts. The Lombardi Trophy and personal authentics from Detroit’s own Barry Sanders are among the highlights. Visit thehenryford.org for event information.
A must see in Hockeytown—The Detroit Red Wings. The Wings open up the season at Joe Louis Arena on Oct. 9. Skate over to redwings.nhl.com for ticket and schedule information.
Enjoy a historic Halloween event this fall during Hallowe’en in Greenfield Village Oct. 10-12, 17-19 and 24-26. Walk the spooky trail illuminated by over 1,000 jack-o-lanterns and meet and greet costumed characters along the way, you might even cross paths with the Headless Horseman! Don’t worry, this kid-friendly event is nightmare free. Visit thehenryford.org for ticket information.
A “merry-not-scary” celebration is in store at Zoo Boo at the Detroit Zoo during the evenings of Oct. 10-12, 17-19 and 24-26. Live entertainment, a Ghouly Games Tent, the Haunted Reptile House and the Zombie Zone are sure to keep you entertained. If you dare, take a ride on the Wild Adventure 4-D Theater. For ticket information, visit detroitzoo.org.
Thousands of runners will be in Detroit on Oct. 19 for the 2014 Detroit Free Press/Talmer Bank Marathon, Half-Marathon and Marathon Relay. The 5K race will take place on Oct. 18, as will a new Kids Fun Run. The race takes you over international borders, through the “underwater mile” and covers scenes of the city that will make you wish you had your camera. Go to freepmarathon.com for more details.
More to come in Part II of “See what Detroit has to offer this Fall 2014”.
Special thanks to Deanna Majchrzak, Manager, Media Relations for the Detroit Metro Convention & Visitors Bureau for the information contained in this press release.