Bittersweet: Coffee, Tea, & Chocolate Bus Tour

Join us in celebrating the latest exhibit at the Detroit Institute of Arts, on display now through March 5, 2017: Bittersweet: Coffee, Tea, & Chocolate. This wonderful exhibit explores the culture and origins of what are now considered three common commodities. Come explore Detroit's coffee, tea, and chocolate culture as we visit a local coffee roaster, tea house, and chocolatier.

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Tour Highlights - July

International Visitors Council /Belarus Tour - July 8th

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Bosch Tour - July 12th

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Van Dusen Family Wedding Tour - July 15

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Fiber Works Art Tour - July 17th

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San Jose Community Leaders Tour for the Knight - July 21

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Rock Venture Westside Tour - July 26

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Upcoming Tours with DXF

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Tasting Tour

Thursday, May 19
5:00pm - 8:00pm, $15.

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Downtown & Beyond Bus Tour

Saturday, May 21
11:00am - 1:00pm, $30.

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Discover the Riverfront Walking Tour

Tuesday, May 24
12:00pm - 1:00pm, Free.

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New Center Walking Tour


Wednesday, May 25
6:00PM - 8:00PM

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Northwest Detroit Neighborhood Bus Tour

Saturday, May 28
11:00am - 1:00pm, $30.

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Detroit Bikes & Sights

Sunday, May 29
2:00pm - 4:00pm, $30.

January Tours

Tuesday Tasting Tour
January 12

Join us on our Tasting Tour as we visit some of the wonderful and unique small businesses in downtown Detroit. Sample products, meet the owners, see major developments and historical spots while we walk between shops downtown.

Stops Include:

  • Good People Popcorn
  • NoJo Kicks
  • Hugh
  • Lunchtime Global
  • House of Pure Vin

Tickets $15

Innovation and Inspiration Tour
January 13

Detroit is full of innovation and inspiration and during this tour you’ll see how those themes are woven throughout the city. We will take you inside Detroit’s most innovative projects where you’ll have the opportunity to meet the doers that are inspiring people near and far. The route also includes a sampling of Detroit's neighborhoods including Downtown, Midtown, New Center, Brightmoor, Grandmont-Rosedale and Palmer Woods. Whether you’ve been in Detroit a day or a lifetime this tour will give you a better understanding of Detroit’s people, places and projects. Transportation option from Grand Rapids.

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Experience Detroit:
Classic Detroit Bar Tour
January 23

Visit three great bars that have stood the test of time, are are full of character and characters alike! There will be fun Detroit facts along the way, drink specials and maybe even some free food or drinks! We'll start at the Anchor Bar, then stop by Tommy's Bar & Grill before ending at the night at Grand Trunk Pub.

All attendees must be 21 years of age or older.

Tickets $15

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October Tour Highlights

DXF Tour with WXYZ 10.6.15

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Quicken Loan Intern Tours 10.7.15

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Michigan Planner's Association 10.7.15

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Bedrock Staff Tour on the Avenue of Fashion (10.14.15)

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DXF313 Tour with Detroit Food Labs (10.15.15)

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DXF outing w/ The Mayor's Office (10.16.15)

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Northwest Neighborhood Tour w/Detroit Chamber (10.16.15)

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Strolling Supper w/Auto Show Staff (10.16.15) 

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Women In Leadership Innovation Tour (10.23.15)

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September Tour Highlights

Challenge Detroit: Neighborhood Bus Tour

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Downtown Happy Hour Bar Tour

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Michigan Community Development Tour

Droste Leadership Tour

Real Estate One Diamler Tour

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Bosch Innovatrium Tour

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Detroit Metro Convention & Visitor's Bureau Innovation Tour

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Detroit Tour with DTE and state legislators: Representative Bill LaVoy (D-Monroe), Representative Julie Plawecki (D-Dearborn Heights) and Representative Jim Runestad (R-White Lake).

Representative Ileana Ros-Lehtinen

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Experience the Data: Parks Edition Tour Photos

On Saturday, September 12 we joined WDET and Data Driven Detroit on an interactive look at Detroit Parks. This tour showcased several very different Detroit parks, including the city’s largest (Rouge Park) the most controversial (Riverside Park), and one of the most youth-oriented (Clark Park). Find out more about WDET’s Detroit by the Numbers series and the station’s Parks Project

Keep an eye out for our next Parks Tour or attend one of the many events hosted at Rouge Park or Clark Park.

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DIA Inside|Out at Clark Park

August Tour Highlights

Viacom Bus & Bar Tour - Aug. 13, 2015

ASAE Eastern Market Tour - Aug. 11, 2015

ASAE Charles H. Wright Edu-Tour - Aug. 11, 2015

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Congresswoman Brenda Lawrence & Staff Tour - Aug. 15, 2015

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Rock Ventures Team Tour - Aug. 20, 2015

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Varnum Law Partners Tour - Aug. 22, 2015

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Skillman Foundation Neighborhood Tour - Aug. 25, 2015

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Sassy Savvy Sistahs Tour, Red Hat Society - August 27

This week at DXF

Detroit's 314th Birthday Celebration at the Welcome Center

Friday, July 24, 11:30 - 6:00 pm

Join DXF on Friday, July 24th, as we celebrate Detroit’s 314th birthday! We will be hosting a celebration from 11:30am-6:00pm at our Welcome Center, located at 123 Monroe, between Campus Martius Park and Greektown. All are welcome, and admission is free.

Come test your knowledge with Detroit trivia, win raffle prizes, and play sidewalk games. We will also have free food and beverages, courtesy of Taste of Flavors, Cafe Kabob /CK Mediterranean Grille & Catering, Bonnie's Sundry Plus, Angelina Italian Bistro - Detroit, Greenwich Time Pub, Steve's Detroit Deli, The Ham Shop, Hard Rock Cafe Detroit., and Mcclary Bros. Stop by for some food, drink, and fun!


Downtown Happy Hour Bar Tour

Thursday, July 23, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Downtown has over 150 different bars and restaurants, many of them are perfect for happy hour! Join us as we go to three of our favorites. We'll start at Downtown Louie's Lounge before heading to Cornerstone and then ending at Angelina Bistro.  Along the way there will be great Detroit facts, reduced drink prices and maybe even some free food or drinks! All attendees must be 21 or over.


DXF Challenge update!

The DXF challenge is going strong with 774 posts and registered participants from over 70 zip codes in Detroit, greater metro area, and even Canada! It's not too late to register and participate. 

View the #DXFchallenge hashtag on instagram.

Tour Highlights (July 2nd-July 11th)

QUICKEN LOANS INTERN TOUR (JUNE 30, 2015)

HARLEM EDUCATIONAL ACTIVITIES FUND BUS TOUR (JULY 2, 2015)

ART & ARCHITECTURE TOUR (JULY 3, 2015)

HELIX MEDICAL STROLLING SUPPER (JULY 6, 2015)

Enjoying sangria at Vicente's. 

Trying out several gourmet desserts at Downtown Louie's. 

Exploring "The Belt."

DATA DRIVEN DETROIT (JULY 7, 2015)

IDEO WALKING TOUR (JULY 7, 2015)

UNITED WAY WALKING TOUR (JULY 8, 2015)

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MOTOR CITY MISSION SCAVENGER HUNT (JULY 9, 2015)

STEM KID'S TOUR W/MICHIGAN SCIENCE CENTER (JULY 11, 2015)

MIDTOWN PATIO BAR TOUR (JULY 11, 2015)

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TUESDAY TASTING TOUR WITH M-1 RAIL (JULY 14, 2015)

Bon Bon Bon Chocolates 

Bon Bon Bon Chocolates 

Go Smoothies!

Go Smoothies!

The Woodhouse Day Spa

The Woodhouse Day Spa

Slices Pizza

Slices Pizza

Blumz Flowers

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Back at the DXF Welcome Center

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Upcoming tours at DXF!

STEM DETROIT KIDS TOUR WITH MICHIGAN SCIENCE CENTER

July 11, 10am - 12pm, 
$20 for adults $15 for kids

You hear a lot about the many opportunities for grown ups to have a good time downtown, but even more fun can be had by children. This tour will take you on a visual scavenger hunt through downtown Detroit where children will have to find beautiful plants and animals in the art and architecture showcased on the tour.

(Ticket price of includes bus tour, admission to Science Center and ticket to Planetarium Show. All children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.)

WALK WINDSOR TOUR WITH MODEL D

July 12, 1pm - 4pm
$15

Looking to explore South of Detroit?  Windsor, Ontario is your Gateway to Canada -- a culinary destination with a wicked nightlife and legendary music and arts scene. Encompassing 120 square kilometers or 46 square miles, Windsor is home to over 208,000 people. Its residents are predominantly English speaking, but Windsor is truly a multicultural city, playing host to people from all over the world.

On this tour you’ll see major developments as well as unique shops, one-of-a-kind restaurants and some of Windor's great historical spots all from a Windsor insider. 


TUESDAY TASTING TOURS WITH M1

July 14 from 5:30pm - 7:00pm, 
$15. 

Join us on our Tasting Tour as we visit some of the wonderful and unique small businesses in downtown Detroit. Sample products, meet the owners, see major developments and historical spots while we walk between shops downtown. Stops include: Bon Bon Bon, GO! Smoothies, Slices, Woodhouse, and Blumz.

 

Tour Highlights (June 14th-July 1st)

KNIGHT CITIES EXPLORES DETROIT (JUNE 17, 2015)

DETROIT WAYNE COUNTY HEALTH AUTHORITY (JUNE 19, 2015)

Mckinsey & Co. walking tour (june 19, 2015)

MPLP BUS TOUR (JUNE 20, 2015)

RIVER DAYS BAR TOUR (JUNE 20, 2015)

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ART & architecture tour w/pure detroit (JUNE 24, 2015)

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IDA CONFERENCE COMES TO DETROIT (JUNE 25, 2015)

PLANTE MORAN checks out belle isle (JUNE 27, 2015)