Flower Day at Eastern Market

Things To Do in Detroit in May

Modified: May 03, 2022

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Crowd at Movement Electronic Music festival

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.

Detroit Hometown Tourist Day at Campus Martius – May 4

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.

Motor City Comic Con at Suburban Collection Showcase – May 13-15

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!

Eastern Market Flower Day – May 15

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.

Zoo Brew at the Detroit Zoo – May 21

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.

Movement Music Festival at Hart Plaza – May 28-30

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.

Comerica Park

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.

Kayaking at Belle Isle

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.

Mentioned Attractions And Venues





  1. 1
    Campus Martius Park
    800 Woodward Ave., Detroit, MI 48226
    313-962-0101
  2. 2
    Eastern Market
    Russell Street between Mack Avenue and Gratiot Avenue, 2934 Russell St., Detroit, MI 48207
    313-833-9300
  3. 3
    Detroit Zoo
    8450 W. 10 Mile Road, Royal Oak, MI 48067
    248-541-5717
  4. 4
    Hart Plaza
    1 Hart Plaza, Jefferson Avenue at Woodward Avenue, Detroit, MI 48226
    313-877-8057
  5. 5
    Comerica Park
    2100 Woodward Ave., Detroit, MI 48201
    313-471-2000
  6. 6
    The Fillmore Detroit
    2115 Woodward Ave., Detroit, MI 48201
    313-961-5451
  7. 7
    Belle Isle State Park
    99 Pleasure Drive, Detroit, MI 48207
    313-821-9844
  8. 8
    Detroit International RiverWalk
    1340 Atwater St., Detroit, MI 48207
    313-566-8200
  9. 9
    Dequindre Cut Greenway
    Dequindre Cut Greenway, Detroit, MI 48207
    313-566-8200
  10. 10
    Belle Isle Aquarium
    Belle Isle State Park, 900 Inselruhe Ave., Detroit, MI 48207
    313-402-0466
  11. 11
    Anna Scripps Whitcomb Conservatory
    Belle Isle State Park, 900 Inselruhe Ave., Detroit, MI 48207
    313-821-5428
  12. 12
    Dossin Great Lakes Museum
    Belle Isle State Park, 100 Strand Drive, Detroit, MI 48207
    313-833-5538