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Detroit Gay Pride 2024
Motor City Pride is an annual outdoor festival with a colorful pride parade, celebrating the love, lives and diversity of the gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and allied communities in Michigan.
- Stay Downtown close to the city’s pride celebrations. The Detroit Foundation Hotel is rated “Superb” by guests, full of charm and character with spacious rooms, a gym and perfect location.
Pride in Detroit
- Detroit takes its pride celebrations seriously, and is home to the largest pride celebration in Michigan, with over 40,000 participants.
- Motor City Pride, first started in 1972 as a march downtown. It’s been in various parts of the metro area over the years, but moved from Ferndale to Detroit in 2011.
Motor City Pride Parade
- Awaiting dates- The Detroit parade parade is held on the Sunday of the weekend celebrations,at noon. Detroit Pride parade begins at the corner of Fort and Griswold streets, near Campus Martius. Remember to dress to impress!
- Marchers will gather and depart from Griswold Street south of Michigan Avenue, head down to Jefferson Avenue, go west until the Cobo Center, and then enter Hart Plaza. If you want to be in the centre of all the action, stay at the Detroit Foundation Hotel, just seconds from the square.
- Saturday and Sunday – Don’t miss the riverside festival, the official pride party held over two days on the riverfront at Hart Plaza.
- The festival features four stages of live entertainment, each playing a different type of music and hosting different live entertainment.
- The festival also has a beer garden and pride picnic! Gates open at 1pm and continues until 9pm on Saturday and 7pm on Sunday.
- There are three entrances to the festival: the main gate off Jefferson and Woodward avenues, the west end of the plaza by the Ford UAW building, and from the Detroit Riverwalk.
- The festival has 12 food and beverage trucks selling a variety of items, including vegetarian dishes, cocktails, and beer.
Detroit today is one of the Midwest’s best-kept secrets. There is a strong, thriving gay community, interesting theater and performing arts, lush green spaces, and some of the friendliest people anywhere.
- Detroit’s gay scene is vibrant, diverse and inclusive. Since the 1940s, the gay community in Detroit has shifted from convening in mostly underground spaces to out and proud ones welcoming all genders and sexual orientations. It’s been a long journey, but LGBTQ people have remained resilient.
- Many of the bars are on or around main streets to the north of downtown, on McNichols, 7 Mile, 8 Mile or 9 Mile Roads, and along Woodward Avenue. Stay at The Element Hotel, just a short taxi drive to the bars and clubs.
- Ferndale is a little further from downtown and is a gay-friendly neighborhood with several gay shops, cafes, and nightclubs. Royal Oak at the end of Woodward is also worth a visit and has stores, cafes, and theaters.
- There is a wide variety of LGBTQ+ nightlife in metro Detroit. Options range from the all-male late night Escape Lounge Nightclub, to Ferndale’s Soho, a restaurant and bar that commonly hosts events in support of the wider LGBTQ+ community.
- Don’t forget to pay a visit to Menjos, a bar that’s popular among gay men and is Michigan-native Madonna’s former haunt, or Adam’s Apple if you are in the mood for karaoke.
Recommended Hotels in Detroit
The following Detroit hotels are located in the Downtown district. Ferndale is a 17 minute drive from Downtown.
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5 Star – Central Location
Featuring an on-site casino, Topgolf lounge, luxury spa and indoor infinity-edge pool, this MGM Grand offers on-site dining and live entertainment in Detroit, Michigan. Every room at MGM Grand Detroit provides a 50-inch flat-screen HDTV with premium cable channels and complimentary bottled water. Private bathrooms offer spa-inspired showers with rainfall shower heads.
The David Whitney
4 Star, Luxury
Located in the David Whitney building in downtown Detroit, this hotel features a bar and lounge for guests to relax, a fitness centre and free high speed WiFi. Less than 500 km from The Fillmore. A 42 inch flat-screen TV and beds with pillowtop mattresses are included in every room at the Aloft Detroit at David Whitney. Amenities like a coffee maker, refrigerator and desk are provided for guests’ convenience.
3 Star – Great Amenities
This downtown Detroit hotel offers on-site dining and a state-of-the-art fitness center. Just a 7-minute walk from MGM Grand Detroit Casino, the hotel provides free WiFi. A 32-inch flat-screen cable TV with HBO and video games is featured in the contemporary rooms at DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Detroit Downtown – Fort Shelby. There is also a coffee maker, desk and safe.
Atheneum Suite Hotel
3 Star – Perfect Location
This Detroit hotel is located in the Greektown District, next to the. The all-suite hotel offers free WiFi, free area 42-inch flat-screen TV and MP3 docking station in every . areas and room service during select hours are also available. A refrigerated mini-bar and in-room safe are available in all rooms.