The 4th Sunday of August is Hug Detroit Day (always) and as we celebrate our 9th year this will be an extra special year due to the covid ordinance in the city being lifted. We will definitely be getting back to the Hugs and Handshakes that have shaped our city. For the past 8 years, we have partnered up with some of the "best of the best" Detroiters in our great city. Hug Detroit Day has traveled to the east, west, north and south sides of Detroit with our block party's, backpack and coat drives. But this year, with your help, we will take Hug Detroit Day across metro Detroit. We will be joining forces with over 20 community participants across Detroit. They have agreed to host their very own, Hug Detroit Day Block Party and Backpack Drive. We will be honored, if we can add you to the list.  Click below to join us with your own unique way of Hugging Detroit & it's people.

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Woodbridge Pub

5169 Trumbull, Detroit, MI 48208

Organizer's Contact:  Nicole Freeman

officialhugdetroitpeople@gmail.com

248-383-3385

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WJZZ COOL TV & WJZZ RADIO

19730 Ralston, Detroit, MI 48203

Ralston Artist Compound 

aka The Mothership

3:00 - 9:00 PM EST

Live entertainment & DJ

throughout the day.

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Vanguard Community Development

2795 E Grand Blvd, Detroit, MI 48211

Organizer's Contact: Sheila Hale

313-527-2884

cityofartz@gmail.com

2:00 - 8:00 PM EST

2:00     DJ Light Skin

3:00     Lyrics & Libations

5:00     Abi Star

6:00     DJ Light Skin

7:00     Aduni & PhilHarmonic

City of Art

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This partnership will ensure that everyone in the city gets to enjoy, and become a part of, such a magical day.

STORES, SHOPS, BOUTIQUES

  • If you're a store/ shop/ boutique owner we need you to create special sales, discounts & in-house entertainment. 

  • If you are a restaurant owner or manager, celebrate Hug Detroit Day with food specials, drink discounts & Hug DETROIT Day banners in windows.

  • Night Club & Music venues. Host your own Hug Detroit Day Sunday Party.

  • If you are an Art Gallery Owner, a community activist or entrepreneur, August 22nd will be a perfect day to promote in creative and artistic ways. Share your art or dedicate an exhibit to Hug Detroit Day. Community activists put together a round table with power conversations. Create a rally or  

  • Hair Salons, Barber shops, Health clubs and Recreation centers can join the fun, by Discount sale, Customer appreciation and Backpack Drive, or Drop off Locations

  • We will have a program book with all your postings. To get on board, click below to send us an email to  Hugdetroitpeople@gmail.com.

                     SAFETY FIRST 
The HUG Detroit Day team is sensitive to the Covid19 virus situation that vexes our world today, and promises to do everything we can to keep you safe and our areas clean and sanitized according to the standards set forth by Governor Whitmore of Michigan.

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Arts & Scraps

16135 Harper Ave, Detroit, MI 48224

Organizer's Contact: Erica Owens

269-760-5617

erica@frugalonthefly.com

12:00 - 4:00 PM EST

FREE backpack + school supplies giveaway, dancing with sounds by DJ Rue, free STEM kit activities for kids, free snacks, Popup shops by local vendors

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Amazing Kinkz

18090 Wyoming Street

Detroit, MI

Organizer's Contact: Charess Howard

313-454-6872

3:30 - 6:30  PM

Plenty of fun for the entire family.  Ice Cream truck, snacks, outdoor games - tik-tok, connect 4, arts & crafts, bounce house for children, etc.  Backpacks with school supplies inside. 

Come visit again as we add more locations