6 Fun Ways to Celebrate 313 Day in Detroit

March 13, aka 313 Day, is a chance for Detroiters to explore the rich history and culture of the city.
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313 Day, which is lovingly named after the iconic 313 area code, falls on March 13 every year and often features tons of events, specials, giveaways and more to honor and celebrate the Motor City. Here’s a sampling of what’s going on in Detroit on 313 Day proper, the weekend leading up to it, and beyond in 2024.

313 Day Cookie Class

Chef Leah teaches a class on how to create different hair textures on a cookie as well as a variety of other piping techniques. Each guest will get five sugar cookies to decorate. Detroit-themed refreshments will be available. Adults only. March 9. Industrial Sewing and Innovation Center, second floor, 5800 Cass Ave., Detroit; Eventbrite.com.

313 Day — It’s All About The “D”

Paint a 16×20 canvas of the Detroit skyline in celebration of 313 Day for $39. Bring your own snacks, beer, and wine. Advance registration is required. Ages 18 years and up only. You must be at least 21 years old to consume alcohol in the studio. March 13. Painting with a Twist Detroit, 1420 Washington Blvd., Detroit; paintingwithatwist.com.

313 Day at the Riverfront

The Detroit River Conservancy and Raise The Flag are teaming up to bring Detroiters an afternoon of music, comedy, and fun at Robert C. Valade Park. Beginning at 3:13 p.m., this free event offers music performances by Drummer B, My Detroit Players with Nick Speed, Al Bettis, Asklepius, George Montrelle, Cloudy, and Brizzl. Detroit Comedy Hour and Only in Detroit Trivia will take place, as well. March 13. Robert C. Valade Park, 2670 Atwater St., Detroit; clickondetroit.com.

313 Day Health and Wellness Fair

Celebrate healthy living in Detroit at this free Health and Wellness Fair. Several booths will offer information on exercise, healthy eating, stress management, and more. Connect with local experts and learn valuable tips to enhance your mental and physical health. March 13. 9928 Grand River Ave., Detroit; eventbrite.com.

Morehouse Glee Club in Detroit– “313 Day”

Celebrate Detroit with the soulful sounds of the Morehouse Glee Club this 313 Day. The group will perform Motown melodies and harmonies to honor the musical history of the city. Tickets are between $25-$35 each. March 13. Hartford Memorial Baptist Church, 18700 James Couzens Fwy., Detroit; facebook.com.

Detroit Day Artist Market

Step into the vibrant world of Detroit creativity at this art market. Vendors will be displaying art, streetwear, toys, home goods, fashion, food, and more — all created in Detroit. This event also gives artists an opportunity to network with other creatives, models, videographers, stylists, photographers, designers, and more. March 16. Extra Crispy Studios, 4859 Michigan Ave., Detroit; eventbrite.com.

Find more things to do in Metro Detroit at HourDetroit.com