Things to do in Detroit


Things to do in Detroit

Welcome to the Motor City. Part of our city’s magic is its sense of community. We like to come together and have fun through our creative city events. There are simply too many to list them all, so we’ve chosen the best and most unique upcoming events.

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Pure Michigan Tours | The Fisher Building

Saturday & Sundays in May

Looking to do more than drive through the city? Visit Pure Detroit for a FREE tour inside Detroit’s famed Fisher Building. The 1928 Albert Kahn-designed architectural masterpiece is stunning at every turn, and whether you live in the city, or are seeing it for the first time, this tour will change your definition of Detroit beauty!

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Waitress | Fisher Theater

May 7th – 19th

Variety writes, “Sara Bareilles has written a charming score that suits the quirky material and Mueller’s dazzling voice and endearing personality.” Follow the story of Jenna, a pie chef, on her journey to find hope and love— and the pies it takes to get there! This is a big-hearted musical you won’t want to miss.

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The King and I | Fox Theater

May 8th – 13th

Rogers & Hammerstein’s King and I is a brilliant performance that deserves to be seen again and again. Multi-Tony winning, the beloved musical tells the true story of love between a Siam King and an English Governess. With favorite songs like “Shall We Dance?” and “Getting to Know You,” this year’s debut promises to enrapture you once again.

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Friday Night Live! | Detroit Institute of the Arts

May 11th

Experience art to its fullest at Friday Night Live with Laura Rain and the Caesars. Laura brings the authenticity of Detroit to the Rivera Court and admission is free with general admission. Enjoy a night of art and music at the DIA!

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Seattle Mariners at Detroit Tigers | Comerica Park

May 12th

There’s no better reason to visit Comerica Park than for a Detroit Tigers game! Cheer on the home team as they put their spring training to the test and swing their way to a winning season.

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Summer King | Michigan Opera Theater

May 12th-19th

Stephen Lord writes, “Detroit is such a great sports town. It was home to one of the original Negro National League teams and a place where Josh Gibson played in the visiting dugout. His inspirational story just begs to be told as an opera.” Don’t miss this brilliant opera co-produced with the Pittsburgh Opera.

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Detroit Heritage Theater Festival | Detroit Historical Museum

May 18th-20th

Every city has a story—but Detroit’s is thicker than most. Visit the Historical Museum as they tell Detroit’s story through a series of plays written in Detroit, written for Detroit. Relive the unforgettable moments of its past in a one-of-a-kind Detroit theater event!

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Flower Day | Eastern Market

May 20th

A Detroit tradition since 1967, Eastern Market’s Flower Day is the perfect place to pick this season’s plants and flowers. Growers bring a wide selection of plants, and you’ll want to come early to pick your favorites. It’s gardening season; start it right!

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Chicago White Sox at Detroit Tigers | Comerica Park

May 25th

There’s no better reason to visit Comerica Park than for a Detroit Tigers game! Cheer on the home team as they put their spring training to the test and swing their way to a winning season.

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Taste of the Lions | Ford Field

May 26th

What do local eats, live music, and Detroit Lions players have in common? You’ll find them all at the 6th annual Taste of the Lions. Here’s your chance to meet your favorite players and take home some autographed goods. If you’re a Lions fan, mark your calendar!

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Detroit Symphony Orchestra – Rite of Spring | Detroit Symphony Orchestra Hall

May 31st – June 2nd

Hailed “One of the most influential pieces of the 20th Century,” the Detroit Symphony Orchestra brilliantly performs Stravinsky’s provocative masterpiece. Once cause of a riot in 1913, the masterpiece, while shocking in its time, has gone on to become one of the greats works in classical repertoire.

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Pure Michigan Tours | The Fisher Building

Saturday & Sundays in June

Looking to do more than drive through the city? Visit Pure Detroit for a FREE tour inside Detroit’s famed Fisher Building. The 1928 Albert Kahn-designed architectural masterpiece is stunning at every turn, and whether you live in the city, or are seeing it for the first time, this tour will change your definition of Detroit beauty!

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Detroit Grand Prix | Belle Isle Park

June 1-3rd

Don’t let this year’s Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix you by! Less than 2 miles away, The Inn at 97 Winder is the perfect starting line for race day!

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New York Yankees at Detroit Tigers | Comerica Park

June 4th

There’s no better reason to visit Comerica Park than for a Detroit Tigers game! Cheer on the home team as they put their spring training to the test and swing their way to a winning season.

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Motown – The Musical | Fisher Theater

June 5th-10th

If you love Detroit, if you love theater—this show is for you! USA today writes, “The hit machine is running on all cylinders in ‘Motown’!” The musical walks you through Detroit’s storied past and promises to uplift your spirits with musical-billboard classics and the true story of Berry Gordy and his road to fame.

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The Eastern Flea Market | The Eastern Detroit

June 10th

Come collectors, come thrifters, and come those who seek the unique, vintage, and one-of-a-kind! The first annual flea market takes place in the Eastern Market area, and will feature 38 vendors, artists, crafters + more. Bring your friends and let the treasure hunting begin!

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Minnesota Twins at Detroit Tigers | Comerica Park

June 14th

There’s no better reason to visit Comerica Park than for a Detroit Tigers game! Cheer on the home team as they put their spring training to the test and swing their way to a winning season.

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Motor Muster | Greenfield Village

June 16-17th

This Father’s Day weekend, take dad to the Motor Muster to see cars from the ‘30s-70s and experience the eras that inspired the greatest changes in motor history! Besides the classic cars, the day offers military vehicles on display, special demonstrations, and awards. Enjoy a day in the beautiful Greenfield Village!

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Livonia Spree | Ford Field

June 19-24th

What do fireworks, carnivals & live music have in common? They’re all part of the annual Livonia Spree, June 19-24th. An event for the whole family to enjoy, celebrate the founding of the city with a week of fun!

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Detroit River Days | Detroit RiverFront

June 22-24th

Celebrate the city we love to call home at the Detroit River Days festival. From jet-ski demos to live music, sand sculptures and local eats—your sure to fall in love with Detroit all over again. Experience the pride of the RiverWalk!

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