MSU College of Law

Planning to be in Detroit this summer? MAKE IT COUNT.

From networking with our prestigious alumni to casual meetups with our recent grads (and Detroit experts), MSU Law students will find plenty of ways to stay busy in the Motor City.


Punch Bowl Social Night

Wednesday, July 25
6:00 - 7:30 pm
1331 Broadway Street, Detroit

Enjoy drinks and games with MSU Law students and alumni at one of Detroit’s most popular hangout spots. The Punch Bowl Social offers table games, classic arcade machines, and bowling in a gastropub setting.

Archer Interview and Reception

Wednesday, August 8
6:30 pm
500 Woodward Avenue, Suite 4000, Detroit

Hear firsthand from one of our most notable graduates! Former Detroit mayor Dennis Archer, ’70, will be interviewed by MSU Law Trustee Charlie Langton, ’87.


Movement: Electronic Music Festival: Detroit, May 26-28
If EDM and Techno music is your thing, look no further than Movement, located at Hart Plaza in Detroit. This event draws thousands of people to the self-proclaimed birthplace of techno music.

Chevrolet Grand Prix at Belle Isle: Detroit, June 1-3
Scenic Belle Isle closes down to feature some of auto racing’s biggest names – and it’s a great way to see the island.

Motor City Pride: Detroit, June 9-10
Michigan’s largest pride festival features performers, vendors, and music in a high-energy atmosphere.

River Days: Detroit, June 22-24
All of Riverfront is blocked off, and the community comes together around 70s music, vendors (foodies galore!), and live shows.

Ford Fireworks: Detroit, June 25
The largest display of fireworks in the city! Around 1 million people watch each year.

Summer Beer Festival Tour: Royal Oak to Ypsilanti, July 28
Take a bus tour to different breweries! Starts in Royal Oak, and makes its way through parts of Metro Detroit.

Great Lakes Food, Art & Music Fest: Detroit, July 28-30
Food vendors, exhibition artists, live bands, DJs, and comedians take over downtown Detroit for the weekend.

Sidewalk Detroit: Northwest Detroit, August (dates unconfirmed)
Stop by to support community arts: live art visual installations, dance and music performances, and alleyway theatrical productions. Proceeds benefit the surrounding community.

Woodward Dream Cruise: Royal Oak to Detroit, August 18
The world’s biggest car cruise showcases old-fashioned and cutting-edge cars along Woodward.

Detroit HydroFest: Detroit, August 24-26
Hydro Boat racing on Belle Isle, similar to the Grand Prix in that the island is closed down for the event.

Eastern Market: Detroit (all summer)
Open every Saturday 9am-5pm, select events like Flower Day and Eastern Market Thursdays are full of food, drinks and fun.

Detroit Tigers Games: Detroit (all summer)
A staple for anyone in the city. Grab a hot dog and watch the Tigers play!

Detroit Institute of Arts: Detroit (all summer)
Catch the Art of Rebellion: Black Art of the Civil Rights Movement (July 23-October 2) and D-Cyphered: [Photographic] Portraits by Jenny Risher (August 4-February 18).