Presented by the Sean Anderson Foundation

AUGUST 16 - 18

About DON Weekend

“People from the D, carry it around on their shoulders. It [Detroit] is a place where you just have to boss up and make it happen.” – Big Sean

Detroiters are Defined by…

determination, resilience, and a willingness to do whatever it takes. From Henry Ford’s automobile assembly line to Berry Gordy’s iconic Motown empire, that “boss up” mentality flows through the DNA of the city.

Our Neighborhoods are Defined by…

the willingness to unite in support and in defense of one another. Detroit’s renaissance is owed to those who have held the city down through it all.

Big Sean’s Detroit’s On Now (D.O.N.) Weekend…

is a celebration of neighborhood and a tribute to the Detroiters, local business owners, activists, teachers and churches who are the backbone of the city.


Saturday, August 17 | 12:00 – 6:00 PM

Block Party

Boys & Girls Clubs’ Dick & Sandy Dauch Campus

16500 Tireman, Detroit, MI 48228

Saturday, August 17 | 12:00 – 6:00 PM

Occupy The Corner Detroit

Boys & Girls Clubs’ Dick & Sandy Dauch Campus

16500 Tireman, Detroit, MI 48228


DON Weekend

This Year, the DON Weekend is partnering with Boys & Girls Clubs of Southeastern Michigan to bring the Neighborhood Hero Awards & Block Party to Detroit’s Westside and cut the ribbon on the new Sean Anderson Foundation Content Studio. Proceeds raised during the DON Weekend will be used for Career Pathway programs in the Fashion and Entertainment industries.


Become a Sponsor Now

Fashion Mogul Challenge

Detroit’s creative community has produced some of the most talented and influential artists in the world.

In partnership with Puma, Big Sean’s Fashion Mogul Challenge gives innovators (ages 18 and up) the tools, resources, and opportunity to design and create their own footwear.

After participating in an engaging working session, teams of fashion entrepreneurs will design and pitch a custom shoe concept to fashion industry experts and moguls. The winning team will receive $25,000 in cash award and prizes.

Submit your entry

Block Party

Join Big Sean and friends for this D.O.N. Weekend Signature Event as we bring the BLOCK PARTY to Boys & Girls Clubs of Southeastern Michigan!

What you know about a neighborhood cookout with a carnival rides and a live DJ on the one’s and two’s? From dance-off’s to an outdoor rock-wall, Sean Don is bringing the party to the #228.

Whether you live on the block or any other pocket of the city – we invite you to pack the yard at Boys & girls Clubs of Southeastern Michigan on Detroit’s Westside. You don’t want to miss this jam-packed day of fun, family, and all-you-can-eat Coney’s, as we honor our neighborhood heroes, turn up, and celebrate our city. This is how you neighborhood.


Join us at Councilwoman Mary Sheffield’s annual “Occupy The Corner” event as we unite with community leaders, neighbors, and volunteers to big up the block in District 5.

There will be voter registration, employment training, expungement services, utility assistance and plenty of food, fun, and family friendly festivities.

Sponsors and Partners

Interested in becoming a sponsor? Click here for more information.