The Metro-Detroit area welcomes the winter thaw in March with a series of concert events. Of course, it is still winter, so ice sculptures, snow festivals, skiing and other winter sports are still on the list of Metro-Detroit Events and Things to Do in March. Frankly, the weather in March may or may not cooperate.
If you are looking ahead to April and beyond, check out the Yearly Calendar of Events for Metro Detroit.
Where: Cobo Center, Detroit
Autorama celebrates the hot rod with the 51st annual Ridler's Ball on March 7th, 2014, Bob Motz's Semi Jet Truck, Spongebob Squarepants, Richard & Kyle Petty, Wrestling Superstars Chris Jericho and Shawn MIchaels, and Gene Winfield's "Chop Shop." Tickets are $19 adult/$5 child. (Discount tickets available at O'Reilly Auto Parts).
When: Throughout the Winter
Where: Throughout the Metro-Detroit area and beyond
Weather: Average Temperatures and Snow in March
Michigan winters give us plenty of opportunity for ice skids and snow shoveling, but they also give us a unique set of outdoor sports, including downhill skiing and cross-country skiing.
When: Through March, 2014
Where: The Rink at Campus Martius Park, Woodward Avenue, Downtown Detroit
The Park at Campus Martius was designed to be the central square of the city. During the winter months, the park offers a venue for ice skating, and the nearby cafe offers hot chocolate to keep Detroiters warm and toasty.
When: Throughout the next couple of months
Where: Metro-Detroit Theaters and Concert Venues
At any given time, Detroit hosts a variety of shows and concerts, including music concerts, Broadway plays, comedians, rodeos and circuses.
When: Throughout the year
Where: Detroit Institute of Arts, downtown Detroit
Arts Alive!: After six and one-half years of renovations, the New Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) opened its doors in 2007 to show off its new design and galleries. The DIA is always brimming with events, including films, exhibits and music.
State and Metro Park Events
When: Throughout the month
Where: Parks in and around the Metro-Detroit area
In the winter months, both state and metro parks host lots of activities to help you embrace winter, including ski and snowshoe classes, ice-fishing instruction and evening hikes. Check out the calendar of events:
- State Parks in the Metro-Detroit area include Maybury State Park in Northville, Seven Lakes State Park in Fenton, Dodge #4 State Park in Waterford, and Proud Lake Recreation Area in Commerce Township.
- Huron-Clinton MetroParks in and around Metro Detroit, including Metro Beach near Mt. Clemens and Kensington in Brighton.