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Things To Do in Detroit in February

Story By: Amelia Ritter

Rick Williams Detroit mural

February is here and love is in the air in Detroit! Between date nights, girls’ night out plans, and special events, there are a ton of exciting activities to choose from in Detroit to make the most of your February visit. Check out some of these picks as you make your itinerary.

Celebrate Valentine’s Day

Happy Valentine’s Day from Detroit! Enjoy dinner dates, afternoon hangs, family outings, and special gifts for those who you love most when you visit Detroit this February.

Attend a Winter Festival

Choose from several different community festivals to celebrate winter and make the most of the snow and frigid temperatures! Visit metro Detroit communities like Trenton, Plymouth, Romeo, White Lake, Royal Oak, and New Baltimore.

Celebrate Black History Month

Detroit takes pride in its extensive collection of art, historical monuments, and inclusive businesses to give locals and visitors an opportunity to observe Black History Month and have some incredible experiences along the way. Be sure to support local with All Things Black Business Month.

In addition to these February celebrations, you can also check out some great events:

Motown Love presented by Bedrock at Valade Park – February 3-5 

Flashlight Tours at Meadow Brook Hall – February 9 – March 2023

Jagged Little Pill at the Fisher Theater – February 14 – 26

Mardi Gras at Valade Park – February 17 – 19

For a list of events happening this weekend, click here.

Little Caesars Arena Red Wings fans

There is a ton to enjoy during winter in Detroit! Enjoy Detroit’s bustling sports culture this month, whether you’re a spectator or a participant.

A trip to Little Caesar’s Arena to see the Detroit Pistons or Detroit Red Wings is always exciting! Whether you catch a bite to eat at the game or want to check out restaurants and bars nearby beforehand, we have you covered with this game-day guide.

If you want to get active yourself, head to the ice rink at Campus Martius, Blake’s Winter Experience, or one of 13 Metroparks and have fun letting your inner athlete shine!

Take a tour with the City Institute, catch a concert at The Fillmore, enjoy a show at The Fox, or enjoy a dinner date at a new Detroit restaurant.

Make your visit dinner and a show! Warm up and enjoy Detroit staples like pizza, coneys, and corned beef sandwiches.

You can also enjoy the day shopping on the Livernois Avenue of Fashion or at metro Detroit area malls!

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Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History atrium

Looking for indoor fun? Try a trip to the Henry Ford Museum, Michigan Science Center, or the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History to stay warm and enjoy some of the unique cultural experiences that Detroit has to offer.

Whatever you do in February, make sure you take advantage of serious savings from Visit Detroit with the Explore Detroit and Detroit Brew Trail passes. Both allow you to save on your next visit to some of your favorite Detroit and metro area attractions, and when you hop on the Brew Trail you can also win some great prizes!