Summer is in the air here in Detroit, and the fun has already begun. This May you can indulge your sweet tooth in a chocolate wonderland with Choco Town’s immersive adventures. You can also grab a coffee at the newly opened Shagf coffee, hailing from the Middle East and opening its premiere American destination right here in Detroit! Check out all our favorite things to do this May in Detroit below:
This multi-sensory experience teases all 5 senses with the smells, sights, of course, taste, and more of everything chocolate! Explore the peculiar chocolate village, try all the treats, and snap some photos with the picturesque backdrops! Ride the chocolate banana swing or climb the wall of oozing chocolate!
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 W. 14 Mile Rd. Troy, MI 48083
You’ve seen Starry Nights, but have you ever been inside it? The opportunity to literally step inside the world of Van Gogh’s best works like the infamous Starry Nights is now in Detroit. Immerse yourself in the panoramic digital renders of some of the world’s most famous art!
Find it at 555 Center Dr NW, Grand Rapids
Thousands of glowing candles, and your favorite tunes played by a string quartet are a lovely way to ease into summer. The views are breathtaking, perfect for a special occasion like Mother’s Day or a birthday.
4. Check out the new luxury coffee shop, Shagf
Born in the Middle East and now in running the first U.S. location in Detroit, Shagf is not your average coffee shop. You’ll find unique blends infused with flavors like cardamom and rose and presented in stunningly gorgeous packaging.
5. Picnic on Belle Island
It is prime picnicking season here in Detroit before the heat picks up more! Belle Island’s 54-acres provide more than enough space to enjoy some quaint time outdoors without traveling too far.
6. Make some friends at the Detroit Zoo
The 125- acre zoo was once one of the largest in America. Meet giraffes, pandas, elephants and more at this outdoor oasis.
7. Enjoy a splendid Mother’s Day brunch
Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 14! So many spots in Detroit are hosting brunch specials, but places are filling up fast! Check out Saffron De Twah’s “Olive You” themed Moroccan brunch or Leila for a Lebanese brunch complete with lobster tails in za’atar butter, fattoush, and honey lavender cake!
8. Jam out at the Movement Electronic Music Festival
The birthplace of techno, it’s no surprise we have one of the biggest electro-tech music scenes. Founded 23 years ago, the festival returns to Hart Plaza this Memorial Day weekend from May 27-29,2023.
9. Make a splash at America’s largest lake
Detroit is lucky to have Lake Erie just 8 miles from the city! From swimming to kayaking and fishing, there is so much to enjoy at this beautiful Great Lake!
10. Catch a game at Comerica Park
Play ball! Cheer on the Tigers at a baseball game, grab a snack and enjoy the outdoors at this classic May activity in Detroit!