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313 turns 313: Detroit celebrates its birthday with a party

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DETROIT (WJBK) - Detroit 300 Conservancy and Quicken Loans have done it again. The 2014 DOWNTOWN SUMMERFEST, July 24-26, promises to be an exciting three-day celebration of music and arts, food and drink and lots of fun surprises in and around all four of the Summer in the Park downtown park settings.

This year's festival includes Detroit's 3-1-3 Birthday Party Extravaganza on July 24, the Campus Martius 10th Anniversary Block Party on July 25, plus a fun-filled Pop-Up Parade that the whole family can partake in on July 26. Other activities include? a night of free theatre under-the-stars with Mystery in the Park: an audience participation theatre challenge, to be followed with a screening of the movie The Grand Budapest Hotel.

The DOWNTOWN SUMMERFEST is the pinnacle of the 2014 Quicken Loans Summer in the Park series, which activates four unique downtown Detroit parks with a program that includes live music by local and national acts, theatrical performances, free movies under the stars, interactive arts activities, food and drink including a great sampling of locally produced items.

The four participating parks of the Summer in the Park series are Campus Martius/Cadillac Square, Capitol Park, Grand Circus Park and Paradise Valley/Beatrice Buck Park.
 
For more information and a detailed listing of each park's schedule, visit www.campusmartiuspark.org or www.opportunitydetroitparks.com.

Music Schedule
Thursday, July 24
Campus Martius/Cadillac Square Park
CMP 12:00 Larry Lee and the Back in the Day Band, Motown covers
CSP 12:00 Paul Shonk, singer/songwriter
CMP 5:30 Dwele, live DJ set

Paradise Valley/Beatrice Buck Park
11:30 a.m. Shane McKeever, jazz

Friday, July 25
Campus Martius Park
12:00 Reggie Smith and the After Party
5:00 Planet D Nonet
5:30 The Brothers Groove
6:00 Sean Blackman's In Transit Trio
6:30 Roots Vibrations
7:00 Kaleido
7:30 Thornetta Davis
8:00 Dennis Coffey
8:30 Serieux
9:00 The Infatuations
10:00 Hot Sauce

Campus Martius/Cadillac Square Park
12:00 Sean Z, singer/songwriter

Saturday, July 26

Downtown Summerfest schedule for all 4 parks.
*Others TBA. Please visit www.campusmartiuspark.org for up to date listings, or www.opportunitydetroitparks.com.
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