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 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

From Camelot to Kent State: Pop Art, 1960-1975 at the DIA

Feb. 17-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

Detroit Restaurant Week

Feb. 22-March 3, 2019

  • Address: Various eateries, Detroit
  • Time: Times vary
  • Admission: $29 or $39/person; this excludes beverages, taxes and gratuity
  • Contact and details: See the Metro Parent listing

The Mega ‘80s at the Magic Bag

March 2, 2019

  • Address: 22920 Woodward Ave., Ferndale
  • Time: starts at 8 p.m.
  • Admission: $12/general admission
  • Contact and details: See the Metro Parent listing

Open Mic Night at Mark Ridley’s Comedy Castle

March 6-April 3, 2019 (Wednesdays only)

Food Truck Rally at the Royal Oak Farmers Market

March 13, 2019

Motor City Blues Festival at the Fox Theatre

March 16, 2109

Say Cheese Fest Detroit at the Belle Isle Boat House

April 14, 2019

  • Address: East Picnic Way, Detroit
  • Time: 3-6 p.m.; VIP admission begins at 2 p.m.
  • Admission: $30/general, $50/VIP
  • Contact and details: See the Metro Parent listing

Board Game Night at Rustic Leaf Brewing Company

Ongoing (every Tuesday)

Friday Night Live at the Detroit Institute of Arts

Ongoing (every Friday)