Batch Brewing Company in Corktown Detroit

Things To Do in Detroit in March

Story By: Amelia Ritter

Photos By: Batch Brewing Company in Corktown, Emily Berger


March is the perfect time to plan a visit to Detroit and celebrate Women’s History Month, St. Patrick’s Day, and the last weeks of winter. This March, you can enjoy a ton of exciting events returning to Detroit for 2023, as well as an incredible line-up of live entertainment at world-class venues across the region.

HERstory Detroit: Bold Women who Dared at Huntington Place – March 4

Most people can readily recite the names of prominent men who built Detroit, but how many can identify the women? Learn about these notable women, our unsung heroes, and trailblazers, with City Tour Detroit and embark on a historic trail highlighting the contributions of Motor City’s bold women who dared to make a difference.

International Anime Music Festival at the Masonic Temple Theatre – March 5

The 2023 International Anime Music Festival is an immersive live concert experience starring the world’s leading anime pop stars, together on stage for the first time. A live DJ-led multimedia concert rave, featuring state-of-the-art LED and high-definition digital projections, combined with lighting, lasers, and other visual effects to create a spectacular visual environment in which the anime pop stars will perform their biggest hit songs.

BareFace at Connection Church – March 11

Set in the Grecian fairytale world of Glome, audiences can expect to be gripped by the dynamic storytelling through the impressive athletic prowess of Ballet 5:8’s dance artists. The full-length story ballet is brought to life by costume designer Lorianne Robertson and projections by Sarah L. Freeman.

Detroit St. Patrick’s Parade along Michigan Avenue in Corktown – March 12

The parade includes marching and pipe and drum bands, color guard units, floats, clowns, novelty groups, and marching units. It moves west on Michigan Avenue, passes the grandstands, disperses at 14th Street, and lasts about two hours. The event typically attracts 80,000-100,000 people, making it one of the largest St. Patrick’s parades in the country. The parade begins at 1 p.m. near Sixth Street and Michigan Avenue and continues west to 14th Street in Corktown.

You can also check out the AMA Supercross Championship, Michigan Sneaker XChange, St. Patrick’s Day bar crawls, Monster Jam, the Novi Boat Show, Marche du Nain Rouge, and more! For a list of events happening this weekend, click here.

Photos: Marche du Nain Rouge, Detroit’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade, Ballet 5:8 artist Sarah Clarke (Kristie Kahns)

Little Caesars Arena Pistons fans

In March you can still enjoy regular season games from the Detroit Red Wings and the Detroit Pistons. Looking for places to eat before or after the game? We’ve got you! Check out this guide full of restaurants that are within walking distance from Little Caesars Arena.

It’s also a great 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.

Photos: Little Caesars Arena (Rob Kohn) and New Palace Bakery (Charles Falsetti)

Take a tour with the City Institute, catch a concert at The Fillmore, and enjoy endless entertainment options on your visit to Detroit.

March is a great time to catch a concert, with tons of live music and comedy in Detroit and the metro area! Catch names like Kevin James, Kelsea Ballerini, Sarah Silverman, Tauren Wells, America, The Jacksons, Alvin Alley American Dance Theater, and John Mayer, just to name a few!

March is also Women’s History Month, with March 8th being International Women’s Day! You can celebrate Detroit women in business by learning about female entrepreneurs like Jennfyer Crawford, taking a virtual women’s history tour, eating at women-owned restaurants, and shopping at women-owned stores across the region.

Photos: Jennyfer Crawford, downtown Detroit, Good Cakes and Bakes

Spring has sprung in Detroit and 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 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, Michigan Science Center, 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, Detroit Brew Trail (Emily Berger), Michigan Science Center