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.

Star Wars and the Power of Costume

Now-Sept. 30, 2018

  • Address: 5200 Woodward Ave., Detroit
  • Time: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Wednesday, 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Thursday, 9 a.m.-10 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday
  • Admission: $7-$24
  • Contact and details: See the Metro Parent listing

Concert of Colors in Detroit

July 11-15, 2018

The James Russell Project at Cliff Bell’s

July 12, 2018

Alien at the Redford Theatre

July 13-14, 2018

  • Address: 17360 Lahser Road, Detroit
  • Time: 8 p.m. Friday, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday
  • Admission: $5
  • Contact and details: See the Metro Parent listing

Pig & Whiskey 2018 in Ferndale

July 13-15, 2018

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

Stone Temple Pilots, The Cult, Bush at the Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre at Freedom Hill

July 24, 2017

  • Address: 14900 Metropolitan Parkway, Sterling Heights
  • Time: 6:30 p.m.
  • Admission: $25-plus
  • Contact and details: See the Metro Parent listing

The Smashing Pumpkins at Little Caesars Arena

Aug. 5, 2018

105.1 The Bounce’s Second Birthday Bash at DTE Energy Music Theatre

Aug. 17, 2018

Detroit Sushi Festival at Eastern Market

Aug. 24, 2018

Jay’s 80s Summer Bash at DTE Energy Music Theatre

Aug. 30, 2018

Board Game Night at Rustic Leaf Brewing Company

Ongoing (every Tuesday)

Friday Night Live at the Detroit Institute of Arts

Ongoing (every Friday)

Motown Dinner on the Detroit Princess Riverboat

Ongoing (Fridays-Sundays)

  • Address: 1000 Steve Yzerman Drive, Detroit (drop-off point)
  • Time: 6 p.m. boarding, 7-9:30 p.m. cruising
  • Admission: $68-plus/adults
  • Contact and details: See the Metro Parent listing