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

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

Ann Arbor Summer Festival

Now-July 7, 2019

Thursday Night Market at Eastern Market

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

Ford Fireworks in Detroit

June 24, 2019

Back to the ‘90s Concert at the Fox Theatre

June 28, 2019

Rockstar Energy Drink Disrupt Festival at DTE Energy Music Theatre

July 10, 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)