Michigan's iconic Vernors Ginger Ale is being celebrated for its 150th anniversary in Detroit on Saturday June 11. Here are 5 events you can't miss.

Set the World Record for Most Vernors Drinkers

The Detroit Historical Museum will attempt to set a world record for most Vernors drinkers at 4:30

Watch the City go Green and Yellow

Downtown buildings in Detroit are expected to cloak themselves in green and yellow including the Cobo Center and Detroit Opera House

Raise Funds for a Vernors Historical Marker

There is a GoFundMe campaign to raise $5000 to erect an historical marker in Detroit to commemorate the creation of the soft drink.

Drink a Vernors Inspired Cocktail

Several bars and restaurants around the city will be creating a special featuring Vernors like the Motown Mule created with Vernors, vodka and lime.

Share a Toast with Vernors Family Descendants

At 4 o'clock, just before the world record attempt,

A toast by James Vernor V and James Vernor VI, great-great-grandson and great-great-great grandson of James Vernor.


If You Can't Make it to Detroit

If you can't make it to Detroit for the celebration, at least enjoy a cold Michigan-made Vernors ginger ale.

Oh, and that Vernors mural in the image above? You'll find that on Saginaw Street in Flint across from a Halo Burger location that was once a Vernors soda fountain.

[Detroit Historical Society]