May is the perfect time to visit Detroit now that spring has sprung! There is so much to explore and tons of exciting events happening that you won’t want to miss out on.
From Coney Dogs and Vernors to our unwavering team pride and resilient spirit, there are countless reasons we are #DetroitProud of our city. And whether you grew up here or are visiting for the weekend, there’s always something to discover, uncover, and rediscover in Detroit.
Derby Day in The District at Comerica Park – May 7
Little Caesars Arena, in the heart of The District Detroit, will be the home of “Derby Day in The District,” Presented by Stella Artois and supported by Woodford Reserve. The $10 price of admission includes one drink, with additional food and beverages available for purchase. In celebration of Derby Day, a barbeque station and bourbon bar will be available, with specialty cocktails on the menu.
The biggest and baddest Motor City Comic Con yet is sure to get your adrenaline pumping. Don’t miss special guests like Alicia Silverstone, Matthew Lillard, William Shatner, and more!
Support growers from all over the Midwest at the first full-scale Flower Day since 2019! It’s a great opportunity to explore fresh, local food and handmade goods too.
Support the Detroit Zoological Society’s conservation efforts with beers from over 80 Michigan craft breweries, live entertainment, games, and of course exclusive access to award-winning animal habitats.
See 2Chains, Gorgon City, Skrillex, and over 110 more acts on 6 stages across 3 days. Enjoy live electronic dance music in the birthplace of techno.
Celebrate a Tigers win at Comerica Park, catch a concert at The Fillmore, and enjoy endless entertainment options on your visit to Detroit.
In may you can catch the Tony-award winning musical, Anastacia, as well as tour stops from Rupi Kaur, Michael Bolton, Weird Al, Buddy Guy, Haim, Halsey, and more. Explore all events here.
Cinco de Mayo is the perfect time to immerse yourself in Detroit’s Southwest culture. With specials and events happening all week long, there’s tons to explore. Explore your 48-hour Cinco de Mayo itinerary here.
Whether you’re searching for the perfect Mother’s Day brunch spot or tracking down bottomless mimosas to enjoy while catching up with friends, we’ve got you covered! Check out these mouth-watering Metro Detroit brunch options.
Kick-off patio season with dining and drinks outside in the sunshine. Stop by one of our favorite patios in the city and make the most of your springtime visit to Detroit.
Enjoy the warm sunshine by getting outside in Detroit. Spend the day at Belle Isle State Park visiting the aquarium, conservatory, and Dossin Great Lakes museum or just having a picnic and enjoying the peaceful sights and sounds.
Or stretch your legs with a walk along the Detroit Riverwalk, recently named the best Riverwalk in the US for the second year in a row. Take the Dequindre Cut Greenway and enjoy the graffiti artwork along the way. Skip the walk and rent a scooter to maximize your time downtown and get around a little quicker. Learn everything you need to know about renting a scooter (and get a few ideas of hidden gem to explore) here.
Looking for more springtime ideas? Check out this list of 8 must-do activities in the Metro Detroit area this spring.