Celebrate a Summer of Culture

From Pride to AAPI and Juneteenth, get your family out of the house to experience all that May and June offers.

There’s so much to enjoy this summer, but it is also a great time to celebrate and learn more about the many people who call southeast Michigan home. Consider celebrating Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, Juneteenth and the Pride month part of your summer traditions.

AAPI events

Asian Pacific American Heritage Month Celebration

May 7, 2022

Celebrate AAPI culture with performances from Vietnamese fan dancers, hula dancers from the Polynesian Dancers of Michigan and more. For all ages. 2-4 p.m. Farmington Community Library.

Asian Pacific American Cultural Celebration

May 28, 2022

Enjoy music, dancing, speakers, cultural displays, speakers and food at this Asian Pacific American Cultural Celebration. 2-4:30 p.m. Novi Public Library.

Asian Pacific American Heritage Month Program

May 28, 2022  

Tap your toes with a program of music and dance performances by community cultural groups including Chinese, Korean, Indian and Taiwanese. 12:30 p.m. and 3 p.m. Free with admission. Detroit Institute of Arts.

Juneteenth events

Juneteenth Celebration

June 18, 2022

Head to the library to join in on square dancing lessons, horses and rodeo demonstration, country-style food, information on Juneteenth and more. Noon-2 p.m. Leanna Hicks Public Library.

Madison Heights Juneteenth Celebration

June 18, 2022

Celebrate Juneteenth with craft activities, face painting, bounce houses and character impersonations. Noon-6 p.m. Civic Center Park.

Unity in the Community Juneteenth Celebration and Slows Bar BQ Food Truck

June 18, 2022

Join the library for a traveling Black history museum, presentations, music, step show, steel pan instrumental and more. For ages 12 and up. 12:30-3 p.m. Food extra. Novi Public Library.

Pride events

Ferndale Pride

June 4, 2022

  • Address: Downtown Ferndale area
  • Cost: Free

Find vendors, activities, entertainment, a kids area, food trucks and more at this annual Pride celebration. 12:30-10 p.m. Downtown Ferndale.

Motor City Pride Festival and Parade

June 11-12, 2022

  • Address: Downtown Detroit area
  • Cost: Free

Gather to celebrate the LGBTQ community at Motor City Pride, known as Michigan’s largest pride celebration with more than 40,000 participants expected. 1-9 p.m. Saturday and 12:30-7 p.m. (parade at noon) Sunday. $5/admission, free/ages 12 and under. Hart Plaza.

Pride Picnic

June 26, 2022

Bring your picnic lunch and blanket and enjoy yard games and music. Noon-4 p.m. $5/suggested donation. Dodge Park. macombcountypride.com.

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Kari Zaffarano
Kari Zaffarano
Kari Zaffarano is a mom of one and Metro Parent's Audience Development Coordinator. She tracks down the best events every week and shares the inside scoop with families in print and online. She enjoys reading, traveling and exploring metro Detroit with her son.


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