And the winner is…
It's a rite of passage for many: the sign that warm weather is near and the perfect opportunity to blow off work for an afternoon at the ballpark. This Motor City tradition won this category in a landslide for the second year in a row. Whether you have tickets to the game or you're just heading downtown to one of the many bars surrounding Comerica Park, Opening Day is the place to celebrate Tiger fever.
This congregation of costumed crusaders has imbedded itself into the annual Halloween culture in Detroit. The event sells out every year and features a variety of entertainment.
This annual event brings out the Irish in everyone as thousands of people line Michigan Avenue in Detroit, the Sunday before St. Patrick's Day, in a sea of green duds and green suds to celebrate the Irish holiday.
This annual booze-tastic boat party is accessible only by boat and happens each year on Gull Island, just south of the St. Clair River. Jobbie is known for wild drinking and, well, lots of ogling of female body parts.
The Dirty Show is an exhibit of erotic art that traces its roots back to a now famous (or mythical?) cocktail napkin that envisioned a dozen or so Motor City artists and friends getting frank and colorful about the birds and the bees. The roster of painters expanded over the years, the venue changed now and then, but the event itself became both a tradition and an internationally recognized gala of erotic proportions.
Last year's winner
This Motor City tradition took the category by a landslide — maybe it was the signing of Prince Fielder that had readers revved up. The Detroit Tigers’ Opening Day is all about the party and arrival of spring. Detroiters love it.