10 Things To Do in Detroit This Weekend

January 30, 2023 | Story by Amelia Ritter

Love is in the air in Detroit and February is here! Check out these 10 can’t-miss events and things to do happening in the city and the metro area this weekend, February 3-5!

Black History Month at The Wright

Across the nation and around the world, Black History Month serves as a reminder of the resilience of generations of African Americans of all backgrounds who have fought for freedom and justice. In honor of Black History Month, The Wright Museum will be opened on Tuesdays, from 9 a.m.-5 p.m., for the full month of February.

Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History atrium

The Wright, Michelle and Chris Gerard

The Rebellious Life of Mrs. Rosa Parks

Enjoy a screening of The Rebellious Life Of Mrs. Rosa Parks, followed by a special conversation moderated by the film’s executive producer Soledad O’Brien, and joined by Jocelyn Benson, Michigan’s Secretary of State, Randi Weingarten, President, American Federation of Teachers, the film’s directors Yoruba Richen and Johanna Hamilton, Dr. Jeanne Theoharis and Lonnie McCauley, Rosa Parks’ grandnephew.

Hop On the Detroit Brew Trail

Come one, come all! The Detroit Brew Trail is here and ready to help you experience Detroit brew culture, the metro area’s craft beer scene, and everything in between. The Detroit brew trail is the perfect opportunity for visitors, locals, and beer savants alike, to explore the city, support local businesses, and immerse themselves in all things Detroit-centric. Designed to guide you to some of the best craft breweries all over – Oakland County, Macomb County, Wayne County, and even downtown!

Hopcat, Emily Berger

Go Ice Skating

The Rink at Campus Martius Park presented by Visit Detroit is open seven days a week, including holidays, from November through March and our experienced team will ensure that from the moment you step out onto the ice, your visit will be unforgettable. Skating at the Rink at Campus Martius Park, award-winning holiday lighting and public spaces, and fantastic retailers and restaurants all come together this season to make a perfect “staycation” with no shortage of opportunities to support local businesses.

Motown Love presented by Bedrock

Celebrate everything you love about Detroit at Motown Love weekend at Valade Park! Valentine’s Day comes to the 313 with a local vendor market, activations from your favorite sports team, and a classic Motown soundtrack courtesy of local DJs and dance groups. Looking to share your love for the D with a crowd? Sign up to perform or attend Love Letters to Detroit, an open mic with InsideOut Literary Arts on Friday night. 

Plymouth Ice Festival

The Plymouth Ice Festival is a world-class event in beautiful downtown Plymouth that is exciting and fun for the whole family. Furthermore, the event is committed to spreading the word about downtown Plymouth and helping the local business community thrive through event outreach and marketing efforts.

Catch a Show

Whether you’re looking to laugh until your cheeks hurt or sing your heart out, you’re sure to be thrilled with the live entertainment options this weekend in Detroit. Don’t miss Macy Gray, Matt Braunger, Fitz and the Tantrums, Air Supply, Gus Constantellis, and more! 

Downtown Trenton Winter Fest

Head downriver and enjoy fun outdoor activities, food, vendors, ice sculptures, beer tents, live entertainment, and more!

Save with the Explore Detroit Pass

The Explore Detroit Pass from Visit Detroit will help you see the city and have a ton of fun while saving money, and who doesn’t like to save some money? With nearly two dozen partners, the pass has different discounts and offers a ton of different opportunities for anyone looking to have fun in metro Detroit.

Outdoor Adventure Center, @exploremichiganmore

Have a Spa Day

After the holidays, it’s time to relax and Detroit has just what you need. With various luxury, traditional, and cutting-edge wellness practices, anyone can ease tight muscles and receive a massive dose of relaxation in the Motor City.

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