A Celebration of Spirited Dining
Welcome to Cityfest 2019!
From hyper-elegant Mansion Dining to Beer & BBQ in The Gardens, Cityfest has an experience designed to create your Detroit memory! 10 days - 12 events, 1 great spirited celebration of our city, it's history, culture and future!
Tickets for all events on Sale
SPECIAL EDITION PARANORMAL DINNER 9/15 - SOLD OUT
SENIOR PROM 9/22 - SOLD OUT
Introducing "Florah's Kiss" Lavender Lager
Friday, September 13th 6:30 - 10:00
Road trip to Atwater Brewery, Tour and tasting
Complimentary Samples of "Florah's Kiss" Ale
Beer centered strolling dinner in The Garden
Live Classic Rock Music and dancing
$75 per person includes Tax & GratuityMore
Cass Community Lobster Bake
New England Lobster Feast
Saturday September 14th 6:30 - 10:30
Champagne and Raw Bar upon arrival
Family Style Lobster Bake with Chowder, Cole Slaw, Lobster, Corn on the Cob, Redskin Potatoes, Strawberry Shortcake.
Beer & Wine
Live Music and Dancing
$95/person ($25 donation to Cass Community Social Services Center)More
Art, Bubbles and Brunch
Celebrate Detroit's "Bubbling-up" Art Scene
Sunday September 15th 10:00am - 2:00pm
Two course, plate served Brunch prior to tour, Bloody Mary Bar, Mimosa Stations upon arrival.
Shuttle service to 2nd Annual "Murals in the Market" at Detroit's Eastern Market
Post tour visit to The Dessert Room featuring Flaming Bananas Foster, Bread Pudding, Miniature pastries and more
Guided Tour of The Whitney
Seatings at 10:00 and 11:30
$79.00 per person, includes Transportation, Dining, selected limited Cocktails, Tax and GratuityMore
Special Edition Paranormal Dinner Adventure
Sunday September 15th, 5:30 - 10:00
Remote dining throughout the Mansion Estate
Witching Hour Welcome reception
Wine & Dine in the Basement Coal Bin, Carriage House Stables, and Elevator overlook.
Paranormal Adventure hosted by "Haunt Investigators of Michigan"
After-hours "Conversing with the Departed" encounter
$150 per person includes Tax and GratuityMore
Honey Bee Dinner
To benefit "BEES IN THE D"
Monday, September 16th. 6:30-9:30
Sweet Bee-ception with passed Honeycomb Appetizers, Sparkling Mead
4 course dinner hosted by St Ambrose Winery and Schramms Meadery
Bee “created” gifts
$60 ticket includes Dinner, selected beverages, Tax, Gratuity Charitable Contribution and Special GiftMore
Dinner with The Whitneys
A Downton Abbey Dinner Party
Tuesday, September 17th, 6:30 - 10:00
Your invited to the Dinner Party of the season.
Elegance and etiquette is the order of the evening. Formal reception and 3 courses served on the Mansion's main floor, then retire to the basement for 2 courses with the "staff" in the basement.
Gentlemen will retire after dinner for Brandy, Ladies will enjoy tea and pastries.
Live strings will set the mood and our staff will set the table for a very special dining experience.
This event is limited to 14 guests, Invitations are $150 and include Dinner, selected wine and beverages, Tax and Gratuity.More
Bourbon, Beer, BBQ & Brawlers
Wednesday September 18th 6:30 - 11:00
Appetizers and introduction of "Florah's Kiss" Lavender Lager
First sips of new “Mansion Reserve” bourbon direct from the barrel
Bourbon & BBQ Strolling Buffet
Live entertainment and dancing with The Brunswick Brawlers
“Smoking & Joking” Cigar afterglow in The Garden
Ticket Price includes a very special, collectible, "Spirited" Gift
$125 per person, this event is for guests 21+ only.More
Broadway on Woodward
VIP Garden Party to benefit Michigan Opera Theatre
Thursday September 19th, 5:00 - 9:30
Presented by Veuve Clicquot
Performers from The Michigan Opera Theater Studio will perform the Greatest Hits from Broadway, the Big Screen and Classic Operas.
Complimentary Champagne Toast on arrival
Cash Bar, full menu, Grilled Specialties
$25 per person. $20 of every of ticket sold benefits MOT
A limited number of $400 VIP tables for 4 are available by calling The Whitney at 313-832-5700. VIP experience includes: Chilled bottle of Vueve Clicquot Champagne with fresh strawberries and cheeses, prime seating location and dessert afterglow with the cast.More
Creative cuisine with a feminine touch
Friday September 20th 7:00-10:00
Hosted by Executive Chef Natasha Vitti, this evening’s experience will focus on the best female trend setters in Michigan. From Cheesemakers to Wine Tasters, from Craft Cocktails to Specialty Pastries, we will highlight the women who are changing the culinary universe. A portion of the proceeds benefit "Girls Changing the Game" $125 per person includes Tax, tip and donation.More
Autumn & Apples Tea
4 course Harvest Luncheon
Saturday September 21st Noon - 2:30
Mary Jones hosts this annual salute to the season with a wide variety of apple based teas, ciders and warm cocktails. Guests enjoy a light luncheon that celebrates the local bounty, with an emphasis on Michigan Apples. Guests take home interesting recipes, a special gift and great memories of the season.
Price $70pp includes 4 course “Harvest luncheon” tax, tip, and a special gift
21 and over onlyMore
The Senior Prom
Saturday, September 21st,.6:30-Midnight
The evening festivities include:
Champagne and hors de oeuvres meet & greet reception at 6:30pm
Elegant 4 course wine dinner presented by Chef Natasha and Rodney Strong Winery.
Dancing into the wee hours with the Jelly & Jam, along with special guests. (you know, real music!)
10:00pm Selection of the 2019 Prom King & Queen
11:00pm Dessert Buffet presented by Executive Pastry Chef Eric
$100 ticket includes dinner, selected wines and champagne, entertainment, Dessert buffet, Prom Gift Bag, Tax and Gratuity
Impressive Dress is appropriate for this event. Gentlemen, Jackets are required.More
2019 Legacy Dinner
A Salute to Danny Raskin
Sunday, September 22nd, 6:00 - 10:00
The Whitney proudly honors the commitment and vision of our community's best and brightest.
This Year's Honoree - Danny Raskin
Strolling dinner and open bar
Live Entertainment throughout the Mansion
Award Presentation at 7:30
Black Tie Optional
$150 per person includes Tax and Gratuity. 20% of all proceeds donated to Honoree's selected charities.More