Summer is in the air and so is the Detroit Grand Prix! This year is extra special because the 2023 Grand Prix, A.K.A IndyCar weekend (and Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix returns to its original home on the streets of Downtown Detroit. Join the Detroit GP hype running June 2-4, 2023. Get ready for plenty of cool activities over the course of three full days in celebration of Detroit’s most popular Downtown areas, including racing on a new 1.7-mile, 10-turn street circuit along Jefferson Avenue, Bates Street, Atwater Street, St. Antoine, Franklin Street, and Rivard.
Don’t have a ticket? Don’t worry! There’s plenty of free partying opportunities. Detroitisit rounded up a list of all things new happening with this year’s IndyCar weekend. Find circuit maps and renderings with what’s in-store for 2023 Detroit Grand Prix events. It’s all right here!
WHERE TO TUNE-IN
DATES & TIMES
Saturday, June 3
- 10:35-11:35 a.m.: Trans Am Series presented by Pirelli – 3-Dimensional Services Group Muscle Car Challenge
- Noon-12:55 p.m.: INDY NXT by Firestone – Race No. 1
- 4:10-5:50 p.m.: Chevrolet Detroit Sports Car Classic (IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge race)
Sunday, June 4
- 11 a.m.-12:15 p.m.: Trans Am Series presented by Pirelli – 3-Dimensional Services Group Motor City Showdown
- 12:50-1:45 p.m.: INDY NXT by Firestone – Race No. 2
- 3-6 p.m.: Chevrolet INDYCAR Grand Prix
WHAT TO EXPECT
Entertainment! The locals are in for a treat this year with all the sights and sounds expected at the Detroit 2023 Grand Prix. With more than half of the event’s footprint along Jefferson Avenue and the beautiful Detroit Riverfront open to the public, free of charge. Grand Prix visitors will be able to enjoy complimentary access to the main fan activation areas at the event, including Spirit Plaza, Hart Plaza as well as the Riverwalk. Join the fun at these areas that will feature live music, food, games and displays all weekend long! No Grand Prix ticket purchase is necessary.
Lunch special hours: Saturday, June 3 from 12:00pm- 10:30pm and Sunday, June 4 from 12:00pm- 9:00pm.
First up on this list exciting list of 2023 Detroit Grand Prix events and happenings is a restaurant worth checking out for other food options. Located in the heart of the circuit The Highlands Detroit is known for their top-tier dishes and jaw dropping views from the 72nd floor, the establishment will be extending their hours during the IndyCar weekend with their High Bar opening for lunch hours on June 3 and 4. Highlands will also offer an a la carte menu for the weekend for those looking to take a moment in the shade and enjoy a meal. Click HERE to view their website.
ASTOUNDING MUSIC LINEUP
A list of Detroit Grand Prix happenings wouldn’t be complete without more music! Various DJs, local bands and national acts (I.e Steve Aoki and OutKast) will be taking the stage and performing in the same area where the internationally-known “Movement Detroit” electronic music festival will be hosted in Hart Plaza one week earlier. Expect stage performances from 12pm-8:30pm on Friday and Saturday and from 10am-2:30pm on Sunday before the pre-race fun begins. A-Trak and Big Boi perform June 2 and Z-Trip and Steve Aoki play June 3. A full schedule of acts performing on the entertainment stage will be announced soon.
SUSTAINABILITY EFFORTS IN RACING
This past Earth Day 2023 in Detroit was filled with extra encouragement and excitement surrounding its return to the streets of Downtown Detroit. The Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix presented by Lear today announced several key initiatives that will be featured during the June 2-4 event weekend focused on environmental impact and supporting sustainability efforts in racing. Detroit is definitely a city of firsts! Stay tuned for eco-friendly efforts underway. The CDGP is working towards being the only event in Michigan to become certified by the Council for Responsible Sport in 2023.
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