Things To Do in Detroit in April
Story By: Amelia Ritter
Spring is here in Detroit and April is the perfect time for you to plan your next visit.
There are tons of annual events and new things to explore. Mark your calendars for festivals and fun, and visit Detroit to celebrate spring!
Motor City Blues Festival at Fox Theatre– April 1
You ain’t seen nothing like them! The 2023 Blues Is Alright Tour returns to Fox Theatre on Saturday, April 1 at 7 p.m. for the 15th Annual Motor City Blues Festival. The show will feature performances by Blues legends Pokey Bear, King George, Calvin Richardson, Ronnie Bell, Lenny Williams, Chick Rodgers, and Nellie Tiger Travis.
All Things Detroit Day at Eastern Market – April 2
National All Things Detroit Day marks the perfect time to shop for goods made locally in Detroit or across Michigan. It’s a day dedicated to supporting the work of small business owners in our city. Each year National All Things Detroit Day falls on the Sunday prior to the Easter holiday each year. You can learn more about All Things Detroit here.
Detroit Tigers Opening Day at Comerica Park – April 6
Head to Comerica Park for the home opener for the Detroit Tigers, as they host the Boston Red Sox. Looking for something to eat before the game? We got you! You can also check out the delicious food options in the stadium
Sneaker Con Detroit at Huntington Place – April 29
Sneaker Con is the go-to event for sneaker collectors, resellers, and fashionistas to access the largest collection of sneakers in the world. With that massive collection attendees also gain access to many of the influencers and content creators they subscribe to. Attendees are encouraged to bring as many shoes as they can carry for selling and trading, and to take advantage of the Authentication services offered By eBay Sneakers.
You can also check out the Michigan Science Center: Adults Only “After Dark” – “World Space Party”, Michigan Panthers home opener, Satin Doll Revue, Valentine Distilling Co. Distillery Dinner, Handcrafters Spring Fling, Can-Am Classic, and more! For a list of events happening this weekend, click here.
Photos: Jennyfer Crawford, opening day at Beacon Park, Michigan Science Center
April is the perfect time to head to Hamtramck for a DCFC game at Keyworth Stadium. Be sure and get there early so you can enjoy “The World in Two Square Miles..” We recommend checking out the Polish Art Center, New Palace Bakery, and the Polish Village Cafe.
It’s also time for MLB baseball with the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park and USFL football with the Michigan Panthers at Ford Field.
Photos: Comerica Park, New Palace Bakery (Charles Falsetti), and Ford Field
Take a tour with the City Institute or Wheelhouse Bicycles, see a musical at The Fox, and enjoy endless entertainment options on your visit to Detroit.
April is a great time to catch a concert, with tons of live music and comedy in Detroit and the metro area! Catch acts like Ville Valo, Jay Jurden, The Rocket Man Show, The Piano Guys. Lewis Capaldi, David Sedaris, Luke Combs, and more, just to name a few!
Photos: The Fox Theatre, City Institute, Wheelhouse
With warm weather starting to make its way to Detroit, it’s time to feel the sunshine and enjoy the great outdoors with a walk along the Dequindre Cut, a hike in a Metropark, or a bicycle tour of downtown!
All that activity is sure to work up an appetite! Enjoy Detroit staples like pizza, coney dogs, and corned beef sandwiches, and hop over to the Detroit Brew Trail.
Looking for indoor fun? Try a trip to the Detroit Institute of Arts, Arab American National Museum, or the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History. Plus, you can save on your visit by using the Explore Detroit Pass!
Photos: Dequindre Cut, Lafayette Coney Island (@thedetroitdiet), Arab American National Museum
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