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9th Annual Hug Detroit Day ( Block Party / Free Concert Backpack & School Supplies Drive )

August 22 @ 11:00 am


9th Annual Hug Detroit Day
( Block Party / Free Concert Backpack & School Supplies Drive )

Detroit Michigan- HUG Detroit Day will be held this year on Sunday, August 22, 2021 from 11:00 AM-12:00 AM, Hug Detroit Community Services, City Artz, Frugal on the Fly, Amazing Kinks, WJZZ Cool TV, M.A.M.A, Detroit Legacy Sunrise just to name a few, will host the 9th Annual HUG DETROIT DAY. As we celebrate our 9th year this year will be an extra special year due to the covid ordinance in the city being lifted.This FREE event will be held all over Metro Detroit this year. This year’s Hug Detroit Day will begin with a walk hosted by Holice Wood dedicated to our risen angel Terry Thunder Hugley called the Thunder Stroll. The festivities will continue throughout the day with city wide block parties being celebrated all over Metro Detroit featuring plenty of free activities, live entertainment, talent showcases, art exhibits, drink and food specials, activities for children, dance parties and most of all, our annual backpack, book, can and school supplies drive.

HUG Detroit Day started in August of 2013. It is the birth-child of Sky Covington and City of Artz Sheila Hale who shared their desire and passion to take one day out of the year to literally HUG Detroit and its people. To show appreciation for the inspiring accomplishments of this great city and the people therein. To thank those who stayed here through the storm and those who came to help us rise above and excel as we create a New Detroit and new ways of being and living together.

HUG Detroit Day promotes community…”When we can all look at one another, and see ourselves. Then the good that I may want for myself, I will want for you also, regardless of age, gender, social status, culture, race or religion. Together we can rise up out of any situation, and create the city we desire and deserve to live in”. Sky Covington says “Let’s get back to the days of hugs and handshakes”. HUG Detroit Day is Sky’s concept, “Let’s get back to the days of hugs and handshakes” comes from a place and time when people made an effort to give a hug or handshake, just out of love and respect for a neighbor or friend.

For more information please call Nicole Freeman at 248.383.3385 or by email

For donations:

Cash App: $hugdetdaydonation

Eventbrite: To register & donate.

Event Link:

For more information and locations of block parties around the city. Please visit our website


August 22
11:00 am
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woodbridge Pub
5169 Trumbull
Detroit, MI, MI 48212 United States
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