For one day, Hamtramck’s streets come alive with music and people

The weather wasn't the best during this year's Paczki Day, but that didn't dampen the spirits of revelers.

By Charles Sercombe

It’s Thursday, and we’re still recovering from Paczki Day.

On Tuesday, Hamtramck’s main streets were jammed with thousands of visitors celebrating one of the best parties of the year in the metro area. Yeah, that’s saying a lot, but if you were out and about, you know what we’re talking about.

Hamtramck has long been known as a party town, but we think it’s safe to say that this year’s Paczki Day raised the bar on fun.

Revelers were everywhere, and live music was happening in all sorts of places. Even outlets like Detroit Threads and the resale shop, Lo and Behold, had music blaring out into Jos. Campau.

Detroit Threads featured DJ’s while Lo and Behold hosted one very talented ivory tickler.

The city’s two remaining full-time bakeries were, to put it mildly, overwhelmed with crazed paczki lovers willing to wait – get this – two hours in line.

Two hours?!

Hey, after that, who wouldn’t need a drink? And that’s where Hamtramck comes in so handy. Need to imbibe? No matter where you are in town, there’s a bar within walking distance.

On Tuesday, people were walking all around town, hopping from one bar to another.
For one day, the mind reeled with possibilities.

What if … it was like this every day?

Well, maybe not the gluttony side of things, but, you know, what if the city was bustling with people each and every day?

Paczki Day reminds us about the potential of this city.

And that’s a hangover worth having.

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