Date Night Ideas: Fun Things for Couples to Do in Southeast Michigan

Get a sitter and head out on the town just the two of you! Here are some ideas for dates in metro Detroit and beyond.

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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 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.

All-Star Showdown at Go Comedy! Improv Theater 

Now-Dec. 30, 2017 (Saturdays)

Wayne County Lightfest

Now-Dec. 31, 2017

  • Address: Merriman Road between Warren Avenue and Ann Arbor Trail, Westland
  • Time: 7-10 p.m.
  • Admission: $5/car
  • Contact and details: See the Metro Parent listing

Big, Bright Light Show in Rochester

Now-Jan. 7, 2018

Holiday Classics at the Penn Theatre

Dec. 15-17 and 21-23, 2017

Hitachi College Basketball Showcase at Little Caesars Arena

Dec. 16, 2017

Elf the Musical at the Fox Theatre

Dec. 20-24, 2017

  • Address: 2211 Woodward Ave., Detroit
  • Time: 7:30 p.m. Wednesday-Thursday, 2 and 7:30 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. and 3 and 8 p.m. Saturday, 1 p.m. Sunday
  • Admission: $35-$75
  • Contact and details: See the Metro Parent listing

MiSci After Dark: Star Wars Night at the Michigan Science Center

Dec. 21, 2017

Trans-Siberian Orchestra at Little Caesars Arena

Dec. 23, 2017

Cirque du Soleil Crystal at the Little Caesars Arena

Jan. 10-14, 2018

  • Address: 2645 Woodward Ave., Detroit
  • Time: 7:30 p.m. Wednesday-Friday, 3:30 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, 1 and 5 p.m. Sunday
  • Admission: $40-$165
  • Contact and details: See the Metro Parent listing

Ann Arbor Restaurant Week

Jan. 14-19, 2018

2Cellos at the Fox Theatre

Jan. 23, 2018

Ann Arbor Folk Festival at Hill Auditorium

Jan. 26-27, 2018

The Big 80s Party at El Club

Feb. 16, 2018

Whiskey Business at the Royal Oak Farmers Market

Feb. 17, 2018

  • Address: 316 E. 11 Mile Road, Royal Oak
  • Time: 7:30-10:30 p.m.
  • Admission: $45/general, $65/VIP
  • Contact and details: See the Metro Parent listing

Always Sunny Trivia with Odd Side Ales at One-Eyed Betty’s

Feb. 21, 2018

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