The first Detroit Grand Prix happened in 1982 through the street of Detroit. The race moved to Belle Isle in 1992. Now, after 30 years, it’s coming back to the streets of Downtown Detroit! (for more on the history of the Detroit Grand Prix, check out Detroitgp.com) Our Detroit 2023 photo gallery for City of the Week mainly focuses on the changes happening in Detroit to prepare for what will be the 33rd run of the Detroit Grand Prix in Detroit.
What about street closings?
Good question. The streets will close at 7 pm Wednesday (May 31st) and reopen by 5 am on Monday (June 5th). Clickondetroit.com has a really thorough listing. 375 will require a parking permit (or Canada travel) during this time frame… I kid you not. We also put together a PARKING GUIDE to help you figure out the best spots. To check out the track map for the Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix presented by Lear, CLICK HERE.
I LOVE going to Detroit, especially with the sunshine we’ve been having! It was crazy knowing that we were on the same street that will have cars driving at 200 miles an hour any old day now. It was also great to be back at the RenCen. We have so many awesome memories being there for Rockin’ on the Riverfront. We still have people who reach out and ask, “Is it back this year?” Sadly, no plans have been announced for Rockin’ On The Riverfront to return. Please know that the staff of WCSX dearly loved that event as well and we are working to bring it back or have something that fills that hole. We will let you know when we have news.
After checking out the RenCen and the setup for the Detroit Grand Prix, we headed over to Eastern Market. They kick off Vegfest on Sunday, June 4th and it runs through June 10th. More info on Vegfest when you CLICK HERE.
Scroll down to check out the pics as Detroit transforms into a speedway! And check out our video from the winner’s circle!