Events

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Chevrolet Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix

March 12, 2015

The Chevrolet Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix returns to the Motor City May 29-31, 2015. The event will feature the cars of the Verizon IndyCar Series, the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship, the Pirelli World Challenge Series and the trucks of the SPEED Energy Formula Off-Road Presented by Traxxas. The weekend collectively is referred to as the Chevrolet Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix and it will feature the Chevrolet Dual in Detroit presented by Quicken Loans IndyCar doubleheader. EVENT SCHEDULE: Below is the basic schedule of events for the 2015 Chevrolet Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix. The full detailed weekend schedule will be posted closer to the event and all events are subject to change. Friday, May 29 (Free Prix Day) Verizon IndyCar Series practice and qualifying, TUDOR United SportsCar Championship practice and qualifying, Pirelli World Challenge Series practice, SPEED Energy Formula Off-Road Presented by Traxxas practice, qualifying and Race #1. Saturday, May 30 Verizon IndyCar Series warm-up and the Chevrolet Dual in Detroit presented by Quicken Loans Dual #1, TUDOR United SportsCar Championship practice and Chevrolet Sports Car Classic presented by the Metro Detroit Chevy Dealers, Pirelli World Challenge Series qualifying and Cadillac V-Series Challenge presented by the Metro Detroit…

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Shell Eco-marathon Mileage Challenge and Family Fun

March 12, 2015

Experience innovation like never before at Shell Eco-marathon Americas at Cobo Center in Downtown Detroit, April 10-12, 2015, from 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. daily. This free, multi-sensory experience features a variety of activities that are both exciting and educational for all ages. While there, check-out the more than 1,000 high school and university students from around the Americas as they push the limits of efficiency to see which team can drive the farthest distance using the least energy in their student-built vehicles. Free tickets available at www.shellecomarathon.us.

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DDP Winter Stakeholder Meeting

February 11, 2015

Please join us for the Downtown Detroit Partnership’s Winter Stakeholder Meeting.  As part of our 2016 Downtown Detroit Vision, we will highlight key planning initiatives that contribute to creating a more vibrant and walkable Downtown experience.     The meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, February 24 at 2:30 pm at the Detroit Opera House. A reception will immediately follow the presentation. Agenda: 1. Downtown Detroit Partnership Update 2. Downtown Planning Initiatives RSVP: Reservations are required for this event. Please RSVP by Friday, February 20th to Stakeholder RSVP.

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M-1 RAIL Community Meetings

January 27, 2015

M-1 RAIL will host a series of community update meetings over the next several weeks to provide stakeholders with a comprehensive overview the project, 2015 construction schedule and the business mitigation services being offered by our partners at Midtown Detroit, Inc. and The Downtown Detroit Partnership. These meetings allow for an in-depth interaction and conversation with stakeholders to inform and guide the refinement of construction communications, business supports programming and more.

The 2015 M-1 RAIL Community Project Update Meetings will be held throughout the corridor in a variety of locations to meet the needs of stakeholders. Two meetings will be held per district, with times both in the morning and evening to accommodate potential attendees. Additionally there will be one Saturday session held from 10 a.m. to Noon.

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Meridian Winter Blast

January 14, 2015

Meridian Winter Blast, produced by Jonathan Witz & Associates, features hip and cool winter events centered around Campus Martius Park.  Many signature winter activities are returning with free ice-skating in Campus Martius Park, Professional skating demonstrations, unique sculptures in the Flagstar Bank Ice Garden, the Winter Blast Off presented by GM Foundation and more. Detroit’s music scene will be on display on three stages, with more than 50 entertainment acts performing.  Plus- you can always find a place to warm-up in our Comfort Zones. You’ll find heat every 150 feet on the Winter Blast site, including both heated tents and warming stations in local buildings. The 2015 Winter Blast will be promoted by a stellar marketing campaign with local media partners providing significant publicity. More than 85,000 guests are expected to attend the 2014 festival.  We hope you join us as we entertain thousands of local metro Detroiters celebrating winter in Detroit with fun events and attractions!

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