Finally, after a piercing, albeit mild winter, spring is in the air! There are so many things to do this April in Detroit! We’re drooling over the new chocolate wonderland and eager to ogle at all sorts of creatures with a day at the zoo. Check out all of our favorite things to do in Detroit below:
This gobsmackingly wonderful chocolate village just landed in Detroit and offers Michiganites a sweet treat! The 15,000-square-foot village offers chocolate in all shapes and sizes in addition to interactive fun like a sweet ball pit, Bon Bon boulevard, larger-than-life gummy bears, and so much s’more!
Treat your sweet tooth to a limited-edition experience and reserve your visit today!
Celebrate Mother’s Day with 20% off your next visit to the delicious chocolate village of Choco Town by using code CHOCO20MOTHERSDAY at checkout until Monday, May 15th!
Find Choco Town at the Oakland Mall (412 West 14 Mile Road, Troy, 48083, Detroit)
2. Treat your ears to the delightful tunes of your favorite songs under the warm glow of 1,000 candles
Couldn’t make the ‘Eras’ tour? Treat that FOMO with the soothing remedy of a Taylor Swift Candlelight Concert, playing all of her hit tunes from “Lavender Haze” to “Anti-Hero” and of course oldies like “Love Story.”
3. Unite with fellow ‘sneakerheads’ at one of the largest sneaker conferences in the world
Huntington Place is to host Sneaker Con Detroit, the most popular conference for sneaker junkies. It’s like a stock market for sneakers, you’ll find people bidding, selling, auctioning, and bartering sneakers on April 29.
Find Sneaker Con Detroit April 29 at Huntington Place Detroit 1 Washington Boulevard, Detroit, MI 48226
An illuminating 360º digital art exhibition in Grand Rapids offers a once-in-a-lifetime look at some of the artist’s most iconic works, such as Starry Night. The multi-sensory experience will breathe life into the art, with digital displays, sound effects, and projection mapping creating not just an exhibit, but an experience.
You can reserve your visit online!
Find the Van Gogh Expo immersive light experience daily at 555 Center Dr NW, Grand Rapids
5. Cheer on the Tigers at Comerica Park
Opening day for the Tigers was on April 6 as they hosted the Boston Red Sox. Batting season is now in full swing, so stop by Comerica for a good ball game and classic game-day eats!
6. Celebrate Earth Day at the Kalamazoo Nature Center
The Kalamazoo will kick off love for the earth with an inaugural 5K run while appreciating some of the stunning nature trails and enjoying carbon-negative transit via a collective jog. Meet animals in their habitat while foraging for edible plants at this incredible celebration.
Find it April 15 at 7000 N Westnedge Ave, Kalamazoo, MI 49009
7. Explore fantastical arts from the graduate students at Cranbrook Academy of Art
Take your mind for a wild spin as you explore dozens of pieces large and small created by local artists. Enjoy via free self-guided tours at the Cranbrook Art Museum!
Find galleries at Cranbrook Art Museum 39221 Woodward Avenue Bloomfield Hills, MI, USA
8. Spend a day picnicking on Belle Island
This 982-acre beauty on the Detroit River is best enjoyed during these warmer months. Grab a picnic basket and enjoy sweeping views of downtown Detroit and even Windsor, Canada!
9. Go wild with a full day at the Detroit Zoo
Take a local safari without even leaving the city. Find gorillas and flamingos at this massive escape while you ogle at the 2,000 different creatures representing 245 unique species!
Find the Detroit Zoo at 8450 W 10 Mile Rd, Royal Oak, MI 48067
For as little as $11.99 you can steal dirt cheap tickets to watch your favorite movies at your local AMC theatre. Watch Matt Damon and Ben Affleck’s new Michael Jordan biopic, “Air,” or opt for a thriller with “Scream 6!” You can alternatively grab an AMC Black ticket and figure out what you want to watch, spontaneously at the door!