Stars and Stripes

When: Thu., June 29, 2 p.m., Fri., June 30, 2 p.m., Sat., July 1, 12 p.m. and Sun., July 2, 12 p.m. 2017

Summer festivals in Detroit are at once joyous and somber occasions. On the one hand, there are carnival midways and there is no real unadulterated happiness quite like that derived from a ride on a tilt-a-whirl. And yet Rick Springfield, Smash Mouth, Spin Doctors, and Marcy Playground will also be performing, likely to induce a bit of a somber nostalgia for certain festivalgoers. However, the festival also features a BMX stunt show and a monster truck rally. Plus, an arts and crafts village!

Price: free before 6 p.m. and $3 after on Thursday $3 before 6 p.m. and $5 after on Friday and Saturday, and $3 on Sunday