Best events in Detroit

Check out the top events in Detroit, reviewed and ranked by the city’s locals
1. Detroit Institute of Arts
1. Detroit Institute of Arts
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186 local reviews
5200 Woodward Ave, Detroit
Open · Closes 5:00 PM
+1 313-833-7900
Movie theaterMuseumPoint of interest
Bijou
Detroit Institute of Arts boasts more than 100 galleries containing some of the most significant works from…
Ardent
Detroit Institute of Arts boasts more than 100 galleries containing some of the most significant works from…
Tamela
Beautiful, beautiful place. On Friday nights sometimes they have amazing music events. We just saw bands…
1. Detroit Institute of Arts
1. Detroit Institute of Arts
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186 local reviews
5200 Woodward Ave, Detroit
Open · Closes 5:00 PM
+1 313-833-7900
Bijou
Bijou
Detroit Institute of Arts boasts more than 100 galleries containing some of the most significant works from around the world--including…
Ardent
Ardent
Detroit Institute of Arts boasts more than 100 galleries containing some of the most significant works from around the world--including…
Tamela
Tamela
Beautiful, beautiful place. On Friday nights sometimes they have amazing music events. We just saw bands play tribute to Bowie, in this…
2. Cobo Center
2. Cobo Center
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13 local reviews
1 Washington Blvd, Detroit
(313) 877-8777
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Sara
Cobo Center is a world-class meeting and convention facility, perfectly situated along the riverfront in the…
Malcolm & Donna
COBO Hall hosts the North American International Auto Show, the Detroit Boat Show, and the Detroit Indoor…
Kiya
Convention and events center
2. Cobo Center
2. Cobo Center
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13 local reviews
1 Washington Blvd, Detroit
(313) 877-8777
Sara
Sara
Cobo Center is a world-class meeting and convention facility, perfectly situated along the riverfront in the heart of the downtown area. (Be…
Malcolm & Donna
Malcolm & Donna
COBO Hall hosts the North American International Auto Show, the Detroit Boat Show, and the Detroit Indoor Gardening Expo among, many other…
Kiya
Kiya
Convention and events center
3. Detroit RiverWalk
3. Detroit RiverWalk
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33 local reviews
Detroit RiverWalk, Detroit
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Ardent
Located right next to the GM Renaissance Center and Hart's Plaza, The beautiful bustling riverwalk provides a…
Derrel
One of the many jewels of downtown Detroit. The Riverwalk is great for walks, access to events, great view of…
Jackie
Various events here, but you can walk the waterfront, vending, etc.
3. Detroit RiverWalk
3. Detroit RiverWalk
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33 local reviews
Detroit RiverWalk, Detroit
Ardent
Ardent
Located right next to the GM Renaissance Center and Hart's Plaza, The beautiful bustling riverwalk provides a scenic view of the St. Clair…
Derrel
Derrel
One of the many jewels of downtown Detroit. The Riverwalk is great for walks, access to events, great view of Canada, and more.
Jackie
Jackie
Various events here, but you can walk the waterfront, vending, etc.
4. Cobo Center People Mover Station
4. Cobo Center People Mover Station
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8 local reviews
1 Washington Blvd, Detroit
(313) 877-8777
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Alyssa
Any event requiring a convention center is probably being held here.
4. Cobo Center People Mover Station
4. Cobo Center People Mover Station
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8 local reviews
1 Washington Blvd, Detroit
(313) 877-8777
Alyssa
Alyssa
Any event requiring a convention center is probably being held here.
5. The Old Shillelagh
5. The Old Shillelagh
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7 local reviews
349 Monroe St, Detroit
Open · Closes 2:00 AM
+1 313-964-0007
BarNight clubPoint of interest
Kiya
Favorite spot to grab food before a Lions game, and has a FREE SHUTTLE to and from events!
5. The Old Shillelagh
5. The Old Shillelagh
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7 local reviews
349 Monroe St, Detroit
Open · Closes 2:00 AM
+1 313-964-0007
Kiya
Kiya
Favorite spot to grab food before a Lions game, and has a FREE SHUTTLE to and from events!
6. Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit
6. Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit
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39 local reviews
4454 Woodward Ave, Detroit
Open · Closes 5:00 PM
+1 313-832-6622
MuseumPoint of interestEstablishment
Cara
It's an engaging contemporary art gallery and performance space as well as an art museum. But check out some…
Julia & Ben
Detroit's contemporary art gallery. They also have great programming; with musical events and lectures…
Alexa
MoCAD has a cafe and regular events going on!
6. Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit
6. Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit
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39 local reviews
4454 Woodward Ave, Detroit
Open · Closes 5:00 PM
+1 313-832-6622
Cara
Cara
It's an engaging contemporary art gallery and performance space as well as an art museum. But check out some of these galleries below, too! …
Julia & Ben
Julia & Ben
Detroit's contemporary art gallery. They also have great programming; with musical events and lectures regularly.
Alexa
Alexa
MoCAD has a cafe and regular events going on!
7. Art in Motion
7. Art in Motion
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4 local reviews
19452 Livernois Ave, Detroit
Closed · Opens Wednesday 11:00 AM
+1 313-980-1265
Art galleryStorePoint of interest
Jerry M.
Ceramic Studio Gallery featuring classes, workshops, private lessons, parties for all ages, community events…
7. Art in Motion
7. Art in Motion
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4 local reviews
19452 Livernois Ave, Detroit
Closed · Opens Wednesday 11:00 AM
+1 313-980-1265
Jerry M.
Jerry M.
Ceramic Studio Gallery featuring classes, workshops, private lessons, parties for all ages, community events and shopping.
8. Hart Plaza
8. Hart Plaza
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21 local reviews
FoodParkEstablishment
Andrew
This 14 acre plaza next to the Detroit River can hold up to 40,000 people for events, but it can be a nice…
Ardent
Sprawling 14-acre plaza is home to the iconic Dodge Fountain, Jazz Fest & other major events.
Bijou
Outdoor event venue on the Detroit Riverfront
8. Hart Plaza
8. Hart Plaza
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21 local reviews
Andrew
Andrew
This 14 acre plaza next to the Detroit River can hold up to 40,000 people for events, but it can be a nice place to visit even when nothing…
Ardent
Ardent
Sprawling 14-acre plaza is home to the iconic Dodge Fountain, Jazz Fest & other major events.
Bijou
Bijou
Outdoor event venue on the Detroit Riverfront
9. Campus Martius Park
9. Campus Martius Park
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25 local reviews
800 Woodward Avenue, Detroit
Open · Closes 10:00 PM
+1 313-963-2225
ParkPoint of interestEstablishment
Patricia
Center of downtown! Great events happening there all the time! Ice skating in the winter and concerts in the…
Joseph
Campus Martius, the center of the city is in the top ten urban public spaces in the nation. Events year round…
Kurt
Events, outdoor occasions, concerts, and the beach bar. Great in the summer time to lounge, and winter time to…
9. Campus Martius Park
9. Campus Martius Park
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25 local reviews
800 Woodward Avenue, Detroit
Open · Closes 10:00 PM
+1 313-963-2225
Patricia
Patricia
Center of downtown! Great events happening there all the time! Ice skating in the winter and concerts in the summer, among other things to…
Joseph
Joseph
Campus Martius, the center of the city is in the top ten urban public spaces in the nation. Events year round include ice skating in the…
Kurt
Kurt
Events, outdoor occasions, concerts, and the beach bar. Great in the summer time to lounge, and winter time to skate.
10. Detroit Zoo
10. Detroit Zoo
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55 local reviews
8450 West 10 Mile Road, Royal Oak
Open · Closes 5:00 PM
+1 248-541-5717
ZooPoint of interestEstablishment
Stephen
This amazing zoo was just updated to include the world's largest penguinarium. They also have lots of fun…
J Jacob
A FANTASTIC zoo within walking distance of our home! Great exhibits, special events...great for the entire…
Michele
Great Adult events see their webpage for info. Fun to see animals.
10. Detroit Zoo
10. Detroit Zoo
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55 local reviews
8450 West 10 Mile Road, Royal Oak
Open · Closes 5:00 PM
+1 248-541-5717
Stephen
Stephen
This amazing zoo was just updated to include the world's largest penguinarium. They also have lots of fun special events.
J Jacob
J Jacob
A FANTASTIC zoo within walking distance of our home! Great exhibits, special events...great for the entire family.
Michele
Michele
Great Adult events see their webpage for info. Fun to see animals.
11. Atwater Brewery
11. Atwater Brewery
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18 local reviews
237 Joseph Campau Avenue, Detroit
Open · Closes 10:00 PM
+1 313-877-9205
BarRestaurantFood
Bijou
Lively brewery offering a rotating selection of craft beers plus hosting tasting events.
11. Atwater Brewery
11. Atwater Brewery
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18 local reviews
237 Joseph Campau Avenue, Detroit
Open · Closes 10:00 PM
+1 313-877-9205
Bijou
Bijou
Lively brewery offering a rotating selection of craft beers plus hosting tasting events.
12. Beacon Park
12. Beacon Park
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8 local reviews
1901 Grand River Ave, Detroit
Closed · Opens 3:00 PM
+1 313-962-0101
ParkPoint of interestEstablishment
Stephen
Downtown park with a variety of events and activities like yoga, cycling, sports and more
Kimberly
Newly opened park in July seeking to be a hip place to visit with events and activities.
Gg
Check out www.downtowndetroitparks.com for upcoming events.
12. Beacon Park
12. Beacon Park
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8 local reviews
1901 Grand River Ave, Detroit
Closed · Opens 3:00 PM
+1 313-962-0101
Stephen
Stephen
Downtown park with a variety of events and activities like yoga, cycling, sports and more
Kimberly
Kimberly
Newly opened park in July seeking to be a hip place to visit with events and activities.
Gg
Gg
Check out www.downtowndetroitparks.com for upcoming events.