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80 Reasons to Plan a Date Night in October

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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!

Pure Detroit

Open Streets @ Southwest Detroit: Sunday, October 7

Wanderlust 108 @ Belle Isle: Sunday, October 7

Dancing in the Streets @ Detroit Symphony Orchestra: October 12 – 14

GIVEAWAY – Mother: The Summit @ Madison Building: Saturday, October 20

Big Game Detroit Rally and Tailgate @ Beacon Park: Saturday, October 20

Detroit Free Press Marathon @ Detroit Riverfront: October 20 – 21

GIVEAWAY – Masquerade on the Greenway @ Dequindre Cut: Friday, October 26

HarvestFest @ Dequindre Cut: Saturday, October 27

Bike the Bridge @ Clark Park: Sunday, October 28

Detroit Lions Tailgate Party @ Beacon Park: Sunday, October 28



OktoBEER Festival @ Downtown Ferndale: October 5 – 7

Boatoberfest @ Detroit Princess: Saturday, October 6

Oktoberfest @ Detroit Fleat: Saturday, October 6

Pizza and Beer Fest @ Royal Oak Farmers Market: Saturday, October 13

Brew & Fall Fest @ Jimmy John’s Field: Saturday, October 13

Detroit Boat Club Beer Fest @ Belle Isle Boat House: Saturday, October 13

GIVEAWAY – MI Craft Beer Stroll @ Downtown Detroit: Saturday, October 13

Polkatoberfest @ The Corner: Saturday, October 13

Motor City Gears and Beers @ Belle Isle Boat House: Saturday, October 13

Detroit Beer Book History Talk @ EM Brewing Co.: Tuesday, October 23

Detroit Fall Beer Festival @ Eastern Market: October 26 & 27



Tours After Dark @ Fort Wayne: October 6, 20 & 27

Masquerade Gala @ Masonic Temple: Friday, October 12

Theatre Bizarre @ Masonic Temple: Saturday, October 13

After Dark Zombie Apocalypse @ MI Science Center: Thursday, October 18

Masquerade Gala @ Masonic Temple: Friday, October 19

Theatre Bizarre @ Masonic Temple: Saturday, October 20

The Shining @ The Senate Theatre: Saturday, October 20

Rocky Horror Picture Show @ Red Dunn Kitchen: Friday, October 26

Creepy Cheapy @ the Crofoot: Friday, October 26

Monster’s Ball @ The Fillmore: Friday, October 26

Halloween at Hogwarts @ Detroit Symphony Orchestra: Saturday, October 27

Halloween Dinner Adventure @ The Whitney: October 28 & 30


Drink & Dine

TICKET GIVEAWAY – Savor Detroit @ Great Lakes Culinary Center: October 1 – 5

Detroit Cocktail Classic: October 1 – 7

GIVEAWAY – Cocktail Classic Grand Tasting @ Eastern Market: Friday, October 5

Southwest Detroit Restaurant Week: October 5 – 14

Detroit Uncorked @ Gleaner’s Community Food Bank: Friday, October 5

Toast of the Town @ TechTown: Thursday, October 18

Annual Cider Slush @ Eastern Market: Friday, October 19

TICKET GIVEAWAY – Pure Spirit @ Detroit Historical Museum: Friday, October 19


Must-See Music Concerts

Game of Thrones Live Concert @ Little Caesars Arena: Tuesday, October 9

Elton John @ Little Caesars Arena: Friday, October 12 & Saturday, October 13

Elvis Costello and The Imposters @ The Fillmore: Saturday, October 13

Christina Aguilera @ Little Caesars Arena: Saturday, October 13

Jessie J @ Royal Oak Music Theatre: Sunday, October 14

The Eagles @ Little Caesars Arena: Sunday, October 14

Foo Fighters @ Little Caesars Arena: Monday, October 15

Nine Inch Nails @ Fox Theatre: October 22 – 23

Goo Goo Dolls @ The Fillmore: Tuesday, October 23

Luke Bryan @ Ford Field: Friday, October 26

KANSAS @ Fox Theatre: Saturday, October 27

So So Def 25th Anniversary Tour @ Little Caesars Arena: Wednesday, October 31


Music, Comedy & Shows

Something Rotten @ Fisher Theatre: September 25 – October 7

Evil Dead: The Musical @ City Theatre: September 27-October 27

Kevin Hart @ Little Caesars Arena: Friday, October 5

Celtic Thunder X Tour @ Fox Theatre: Saturday, October 6

Eugene Onegin @ Detroit Opera House: October 13 – 21

TICKET GIVEAWAY – Chicago @ Fisher Theatre: October 16 – 21

The Firebird @ Detroit Symphony Orchestra: October 18 -20

The Fab Four @ Motor City Casino: Thursday, October 18

Poetic Foreplay Freak Show @ Royal Oak Farmers Market: Saturday, October 20

Suicide Girls – Blackheart Burlesque @ The Majestic: Thursday, October 25

So You Think You Can Dance @ Fox Theatre: Thursday, October 25

Kathy Griffin @ Fisher Theatre: Friday, October 26


Detroit Home Games


Red Wings



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


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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..

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