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 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

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

Movement Music Festival at Hart Plaza

May 25-27, 2019

  •   Address: Hart Plaza, Detroit
  •   Time: 2 p.m.-midnight Saturday-Monday
  •   Admission: $85/day pass, $199/weekend pass, $139-$420/VIP passes
  •   Contact and details: See the Metro Parent listing

Chevrolet Belle Isle Grand Prix

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May 31-June 2, 2019

  •   Address: 100 The Strand, Belle Isle
  •   Time: 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday, 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday-Sunday
  •   Admission: Free/Friday, $55-$90/adults, $45-$80/kids, $140-$160/two-day pass
  •   Contact and details: See the Metro Parent listing

Sunset at the Detroit Zoo

June 7, 2019

Food Truck Rally at the Royal Oak Farmers Market

June 12, 2019

Thursday Night Market at Eastern Market

June 20, July 18, Aug. 15, Sept. 19, 2019

The Music of Queen With the Detroit Symphony Orchestra at Meadowbrook Amphitheatre

July 14, 2019

Pig and Whiskey in Ferndale

July 19-21, 2019

  • Address: Downtown area, Ferndale
  • Time: 6 p.m.-midnight Friday, 11 a.m.-midnight Saturday, 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Sunday
  • Admission: Free admission
  • Contact and details: See the Metro Parent listing

Bowling at Punch Bowl Social


  • Address: 1331 Broadway St., Detroit
  • Time: 11 a.m.-12 a.m. Monday-Wednesday, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 9 a.m.-12 a.m. Sunday
  • Admission: $10/hour 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; $12/hour 5 p.m.-close
  • Contact and details: See the Punch Bowl Social website

Board Game Night at Rustic Leaf Brewing Company

Ongoing (every Tuesday)

Friday Night Live at the Detroit Institute of Arts

Ongoing (every Friday)