25 REASONS TO GET A BABYSITTER IN MAYIt’s not always easy to plan a date night or even find a babysitter, but every month our sister site After 5 Detroit puts together a list of the top events,... 25 REASONS TO GET A BABYSITTER IN MAY skip to Main Content


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It’s not always easy to plan a date night or even find a babysitter, but every month our sister site After 5 Detroit puts together a list of the top events, happenings and reasons to mark your calendar and head out on the town. So whether you’re planning a date, a girls night out or mommy just needs a drink, here’s a heads up on our favorite things happening this month!



The Spirit of Detroit’s 60th is May 12th

Detroit City Football Club @ Keyworth Stadium: May 5, 19 & 25

Cheer on Le Rouge – Detroit’s local soccer club – and get the LittleGuide discount

Cinco De Mayo Parade @ Southwest Detroit: Sunday, May 6

Celebrate Mexican culture with margaritas, tamales and the annual parade 

All Things Detroit @ Eastern Market: Sunday, May 6

Treat yourself to something special and support Detroit businesses

Love, Midtown @ Midtown: Saturday, May 12

Spend a day in Detroit and get deals at local retail and restaurants

Flower Day @ Eastern Market: Sunday, May 20

Start planning and planting your summer garden

Spring Into Corktown @ Corktown: Sunday, May 20

Pop in to a free fitness class at Roosevelt Park and have fun at the shops on Michigan Ave

Citywide SOUP @ Jam Handy: Sunday, May 20

A date night you’ll feel good about – a community potluck and micro fundraiser for local non-profits



On Your Feet @ Fisher Theatre: May 1 – 13

See the life story of Emilio and Gloria Estefan on stage and listen to their hits in the Broadway musical

The King & I @ Fox Theatre: May 8 -13

Enjoy the Rodgers & Hammerstein’s The King and I live on stage

The Doo Wop Project @ Detroit Symphony Orchestra: Friday, May 18

Broadway stars are showing off the evolution of doo wop and harmonizing classics from The Flamingos and The Temptations all the way to Michael Jackson and Adele

Love Hour Detroit @ St. Andrew’s Hall: Saturday, May 26

Social media star and stand-up comedian Kevin Love takes the stage to share wisdom and lessons in life, love and parenthood

GIVEAWAY: Movement Electronic Music Festival @ Hart Plaza: May 26 – 28

The 3-day Movement Festival brings together electronic movement lovers from around the world and you can win free passes AND a night stay at Trumbull & Porter Hotel



Eastern Artist Market @ The Eastern: Sunday, May 6

Check out the art, handicrafts and merchandise from local creatives of all types 

The Pancakes + Booze Art Show @ St. Andrew’s Hall: Thursday, May 17

Art, music and pancakes – a perfect date night combination

Motor City Comic Con @ Suburban Collection Showplace: May 17 – 20

Meet comic book creatives and actors from the television and movie industry – including your favorite CW stars

Star Wars Power of Costume Exhibit Opening @ Detroit Institute of Arts: Sunday, May 20

Beginning May 20th the DIA will display costume and artistry from the Star Wars films



May the Shorts Be With You @ HopCat: Friday, May 4

Commemorate the Star Wars holiday with limited edition Star Wars beer

GIVEAWAY: Derby Day @ Green Dot + More: Saturday, May 5

Join the parties and watch the Kentucky Derby while sipping mint juleps at these popular Detroit bars

GIVEAWAY: Wine Stroll @ Downtown Royal Oak: Saturday, May 19

No need to stay up late, take a leisurely stroll through Royal Oak and sip on wine from popular restaurants

GIVEAWAY: Tequila Mundo @ Royal Oak Farmers Market: Saturday, May 19

Relive your pre-parent days with shots, shots and more shots



Cult Classics in the Courtyard @ Trumbull & Porter: Friday, May 4, 11 & 18

Have dinner at Red Dunn Kitchen and watch Labyrinth, Trainspotting or Pulp Fiction in the courtyard

Camping on the Cut @ Dequindre Cut: Saturday, May 19

The Detroit Shipping Co is opening on the Dequindre Cut and there’s a party to celebrate

Rush Hour Recital @ Rivard Plaza: Tuesday, May 22

See the DSO perform a free, public concert on the Riverfront

Detroit Historical Canal Tour @ Maheras Gentry Park: Sunday, May 20

Explore the canals of Detroit on a kayak

Detroit Full Flower Moon Kayak Tour @ Belle Isle: Tuesday, May 29

Experience the Jewel of Detroit from the waterways


Try something new – CLICK HERE for a list of Cool Things to Do in Detroit!


For a full list of events, happenings and the hottest new bars, restaurants and retailers, visit After 5 Detroit!




About Carrie Budzinski

Carrie Budzinski is the Vice President of LittleGuide Detroit. She grew up in Livonia and Detroit and continues to live life in both cities. Carrie loves exploring the city and finding hidden gems in the suburbs..

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