Some Detroit City Council members are worried about reported dwindling crowds on Belle Isle since the state takeover.
Called the Once Around Bell Isle Festival, the Aug. 9 event also will include live music, craft beer, food trucks and local vendors.
Belle Isle’s golf center is struggling since the takeover of the island by the State of Michigan.
Some city council members expressed concern that many Detroiters no longer feel welcome on Belle Isle.
“If you have warrants, you’re probably gonna get arrested,” on Belle Isle, state police say.
An enthusiastic crowd of race-goers attended Sunday’s Grand Prix race on Belle Isle.
Detroit businessman, IndyCar team owner and race promoter Roger Penske celebrated a win on Belle Isle Saturday.
Ryan Hunter-Reay recalls rooting for the Andrettis and Unsers when he was growing up in South Florida, hoping an American would win the races he watched on TV.
The Detroit Grand Prix plans to invest $400,000 into Belle Isle this year alone.
Michigan State Police Lt. Mike Shaw said troopers are simply following the letter of the law, and no Belle Isle policing problems have been brought to his attention.