Date Night Ideas: Fun Things for Parents to Do in Metro Detroit and Ann Arbor

Get a sitter and head out on the town just the two of you! Here are some date night ideas in metro Detroit, Ann Arbor and beyond.

Ah, date night. When you were actually dating, date night ideas came easy – because you could pick up and go with no problem. Now that you’re parents, date nights require a bit more planning – sitter, schedule coordination, etc. That’s where we come in.

We’ve rounded up some of the best date ideas in southeast Michigan – with loads of fun things for couples to do – so you don’t have to worry about where you should go for your next date night – or even a date day with your loved one.

Interested in adding some date night ideas to this roundup – or to our events calendar? Just email us all the details to calendar@metroparent.com or submit the event on our calendar page.

Just a word of advice: Some of these date night ideas may require pre-registration. Click on the calendar listing for the event and get details on pre-registering and how to contact the organizer for more details.

From Camelot to Kent State: Pop Art, 1960-1975 at the DIA

Now-Aug. 25, 2019

  • Address: 5200 Woodward Ave., Detroit
  • Time: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday, 9 a.m.-10 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday
  • Admission: Free/Macomb, Oakland and Wayne counties, $6-$14/others
  • Contact and details: See the Metro Parent listing

Open Mic Night at Mark Ridley’s Comedy Castle

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Now-April 3, 2019 (Wednesdays only)

The ’70s: Heavy, Hip and Happenin’ at the Lorenzo Cultural Center

Now-May 4, 2019 (Wednesdays-Sundays)

  • Address: 44575 Garfield Road, Clinton Township
  • Time: 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Wednesday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Thursday-Saturday
  • Admission: Free
  • Contact and details: See the Metro Parent listing

Marche du Nain Rouge in Detroit

March 24, 2019

  • Address: Steps off at the corner Canfield and Second, marches to the Masonic Temple, Detroit
  • Time: noon
  • Admission: Free
  • Contact and details: See the Metro Parent listing

FoolMoon and FestiFools in Ann Arbor

April 5 and 7, 2019

  • Address: Ann Arbor Farmers Market and Main Street areas
  • Time: Dusk-10 p.m. Friday, 4-5 p.m. Sunday
  • Admission: Free
  • Contact and details: See the Metro Parent listing

Say Cheese Fest Detroit at the Belle Isle Boat House

April 14, 2019

  • Address: East Picnic Way, Detroit
  • Time: 3-6 p.m.; VIP admission begins at 2 p.m.
  • Admission: $30/general, $50/VIP
  • Contact and details: See the Metro Parent listing

Felonies and Misdemeanors; the Detroit Cops and Mobsters Tour

April 26, 2019

Big Brew Festival at Halmich Park

April 27, 2019

Zoo Brew at the Detroit Zoo

May 3, 2019

  • Address: 8450 W. 10 Mile Road, Royal Oak
  • Time: 6-10 p.m.
  • Admission: $45/advance, $50/at door, $85/VIP, $30/designated driver
  • Contact and details: See the Metro Parent listing

Board Game Night at Rustic Leaf Brewing Company

Ongoing (every Tuesday)

Friday Night Live at the Detroit Institute of Arts

Ongoing (every Friday)

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