Vibrant History, Exciting Future!
Detroit is a dynamic, diverse city with an intriguing history. It's a place of people and places, trends and events, world-changing inventions and groundbreaking music. Long known as the automobile capital of the world, Detroit is also famous for its distinctive Motown music sound from the 1960s.
Detroit is home to a rich mix of people from various ethnic backgrounds, including citizens of Italian, English, German, Polish, Irish, Mexican, Middle Eastern, African, and Greek descent.
Detroit played a key role in the industrialization of America throughout the 20th century, and is ready to transform itself as technologies develop into the 21st century.
Motown. The Motor City. The D. Whatever you call it, Detroit is a vibrant city with many fun and exciting things to do and places to visit.
You want culture?
We've got it! Detroit has a rich cultural scene, including such world-respected institutions as the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Detroit Opera House, Detroit Institute of Arts, and the Fisher and Fox theatres.
You want music?
The hometown of such world famous singers as Aretha Franklin, Diana Ross, Bob Seger, Eminem, the Winans, and Kid Rock, Detroit is teeming with clubs, bars and concert venues that spotlight homegrown talent as well as national and international stars.
You want sports?
Detroit loves its sports and has professional teams that are a vital part of the fabric of Detroit. Generations of metro Detroiters have fond memories of star players, championship seasons, and electrifying events from teams in all four major sports leagues: the Detroit Tigers in Major League Baseball, the Detroit Lions in the National Football League, the Detroit Pistons in the National Basketball Association, and the Detroit Red Wings in the National Hockey League. Any season of the year, if you're a sports fan you can take in a game at Comerica Park, Ford Field, Joe Louis Arena or The Palace.
Throughout the year, Detroiters look forward to a number of spectacular annual events. Hydroplane races on the Detroit River, Grand Prix racing on Belle Isle, the International Freedom Festival Fireworks, the Thanksgiving Day Parade, Movement Techno Fest, Jazz Fest, CityFest, Motown Hoedown and River Days.
Come and experience all that Detroit offers. There's something special to see and do for everyone!