Black History Month Events in Metro Detroit and Ann Arbor

Bring the whole family to learn about African-American art, history and culture at one of these Black History Month events in Macomb, Oakland, Washtenaw and Wayne counties.

February is Black History Month, which means it’s the perfect time to bring the family out for a learning experience at one of the cool Black History Month events put on by one of metro Detroit’s numerous kid-friendly attractions.

We have found storytelling events, musical and dance performances, interactive workshops and hands-on activities, all great for anyone who wants to explore Black history and culture.

Discover what family-friendly Black History Month events the metro Detroit and Ann Arbor areas offer and which will work for you and your family.

Rosa Parks Bus

Jan. 1-Dec. 31, 2023

  • Address: Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation, 20900 Oakwood Blvd., Dearborn
  • Cost: Free admission with museum ticket: $30/general, $27/seniors, $22.50/ages 5-11, free/members and ages 4 and under; $6/parking

Located in the “With Liberty and Justice for All” section of the museum, see the infamous bus where Rosa Parks took a stand in the Civil Rights Movement by refusing to give up her seat to a white man. 

Black History Mystery

Feb. 1-28, 2023

Families can visit the library each week in the month of February for a new mystery to solve. Turn in your clue sheet for a prize and be entered into the drawing to receive a year-long family membership to the Detroit Zoo.

Black History Month Celebration

Feb. 4, 2023

Come out to the 1st annual Black History Month event that features art, vendors, raffles, dance, food, music and more.

New York International Children’s Film Festival – Celebrating Black Stories

Feb. 4, 2023

  • Address: Detroit Film Theatre, 5200 Woodward Ave., Detroit
  • Cost: Free w/general admission; Free/residents of Macomb, Oakland and Wayne counties

Families can enjoy short films, which were audience winners at the New York International Children’s Film Festival. Recommended for ages 9 and up.

The Rebellious Life of Mrs. Rosa Parks

Feb. 4, 2023

  • Address: Detroit Film Theatre, 5200 Woodward Ave., Detroit
  • Cost: Free w/general admission; Free/residents of Macomb, Oakland and Wayne counties

Join the Detroit Film Theatre for a screening of The Rebellious Life Of Mrs. Rosa Parks, followed by a conversation with the film’s executive producer, journalist Soledad O’Brien and the film’s directors Johanna Hamilton and Yoruba Richen.

Black History Month Celebration

Feb. 18, 2023

Celebrate Black History Month with the library and hear from African American authors who will presents their books, plus vendors, speakers and more. Refreshments provided. 

Detroit Book City African-American Family Book Expo 2023

Feb. 18, 2023

This 7th annual expo features book discussions, kids activities, meet-and-greets with Black authors and more. The first 100 adults receive a swag bag. Registration required.

2023 Black Expo

Feb. 25, 2023

Families can celebrate Black History Month at an expo with demos and displays, Black-owned businesses, live music and more.

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