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The seasons are changing and there’s lots to do in Detroit in March! From St. Patty’s Day to Opening Day and action packed adventures in between, there’s something everyone will love.
Kick-off National Reading Month In Detroit
March is National Reading Month and March 2nd is Dr. Seuss’ birthday. Bring your little readers downtown to see The Lorax House (4759 Trumbull Ave, Detroit, MI 48208) and then visit the Detroit Public Library’s Main Branch, located on Woodward across from the Detroit Institute of Arts, to find new and old favorite books or take part in storytime or yoga time!
St. Patrick’s Day In Corktown
Detroit’s oldest neighborhood was home to Irish immigrants and the legacy is strong – especially in March. Bring the family down for the annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade on Sunday, March 15th. Find a seat along Michigan Avenue for free or get tickets for the Family Fun Zone! While you’re in town be sure to get a corned beef sandwich from Mudgie’s – if the weather is nice you can plan a picnic at the park across the street.
Fun With Kermit The Frog
St. Patrick’s Day isn’t the only reason for green in March. Kermit and friends will be on the big screen at the DIA’s Detroit Film Theatre on March 14th + 15th for a special showing of The Muppet Movie. While you’re at the museum be sure to say hi to Kermit the Frog. The puppet was created by Jim Henson and will be on display until the end of the month. You can also create your own puppets at the Art Making Studio. ALL the activities are FREE for residents of Wayne, Oakland and Macomb counties!
Action Packed Fun!
The littles are going to love these shows! Get ready for wrestle mania at WWE Friday Night Smackdown at Little Caesars Arena on Friday, March 13th. Watch BIG trucks, doing gravity defying stunts at Monster Jam on March 14th and 15th at Ford Field. On Saturday, March 21st bring them back to Ford Field to see Supercross super stars do crazy jumps, turns, and bumps on dirt bikes.
Marche Du Nain Rouge
New Orleans has Mardi Gras and we have the Marche du Nain Rouge! The parade takes place in Midtown and features human-powered floats, music, coordinated themed costumes and represents the citizens of Detroit. The marche concludes at the Masonic Temple where the Nain Rouge may just appear.
Warmer weather means outdoor sports! Metro Detroit’s premier professional soccer team, Detroit City Football Club, kicks off it’s season on Saturday, March 21 st Keyworth Stadium. Opening Day is a Detroit tradition, play hooky and bring the family downtown to watch the Tigers take on the Royals on Monday, March 30th at Comerica Park.
March 13th is 313 Day! Show your love for Detroit with a family trip downtown and start checking activities off our list of 75 Kid-Friendly Activities In Detroit. You can start with dessert at Sister Pie in West Village for Pi Day.
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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..