Date Night Ideas: Fun Things for Couples to Do in Metro Detroit

Get a sitter and head out on the town just the two of you! Here are some ideas for dates 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 or submit the event on our calendar page.

Just a word of advice: Some events 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.

The Detroit Artist Ball II at the Tangent Gallery

March 24, 2018

All-Star Showdown at Go Comedy! Improv Theater

March 24 and 31, 2018

Marche du Nain Rouge in Detroit 

March 25, 2018

Dan Savage: Savage Love Live at the Royal Oak Music Theatre

March 25, 2018

Bacon Bash at the Royal Oak Farmers Market

April 7, 2018

Jay & Silent Bob Get Old at the Fillmore Detroit

April 10, 2018

Jack White at Little Caesars Arena

April 19, 2018

Warren Big Brew Festival at Halmich Park

April 28, 2018

Zoo Brew at the Detroit Zoo

May 4, 2018

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

Friday Night Live at the Detroit Institute of Arts

Ongoing (every Friday)