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 event and get details on pre-registering and how to contact the organizer for more details.

The Rink at Campus Martius Park in Detroit

Now-March 3, 2019

  • Address: 800 Woodward Ave., Detroit
  • Time: Hours vary
  • Admission: $10/adults, $8/kids and seniors, $5/skate rental
  • Contact and details: See the Metro Parent listing

Ann Arbor Restaurant Week

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Jan. 13-18, 2019

  • Address: Downtown area, Ann Arbor
  • Time: Times vary
  • Admission: $15/lunch, $28/dinner; tax and gratuity not included
  • Contact and details: See the Metro Parent listing

Rock of Ages at the Fox Theatre

Jan. 18-19, 2018

  • Address: 2211 Woodward Ave., Detroit
  • Time: 7:30 p.m. Friday, 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday
  • Admission: $34-plus/ticket
  • Contact and details: See the Metro Parent listing

The Phantom of the Opera at the Detroit Opera House

Jan. 24-Feb. 3, 2019

  • Address: 1526 Broadway St., Detroit
  • Time: 8 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, 2 and 7:30 p.m. Sunday
  • Admission: $35-plus
  • Contact and details: See the Metro Parent listing

Ann Arbor Folk Festival at Hill Auditorium

Jan. 25-26, 2019

Adam Sandler at the Fox Theatre

Feb. 8, 2019

Duel in the D at Little Caesars Arena

Feb. 9, 2018

Motor City Blues Festival at the Fox Theatre

March 16, 2109

Board Game Night at Rustic Leaf Brewing Company

Ongoing (every Tuesday)

Friday Night Live at the Detroit Institute of Arts

Ongoing (every Friday)