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Things to Do This Weekend in Detroit

April 18th, 19th and 20th, 2014

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It's never too early to start planning the weekend. Listed below are some of the things to do this weekend in Detroit, including events, festivals & craft shows, concerts, shows, plays, musicals, sports, trade shows and expos. For more information about any of the events listed below, check out the link listed with each category.

Want to look ahead in March? Check out Things to Do in April in Metro Detroit.

List of Egg Hunts and Easter Events in Metro Detroit

The Easter Bunny makes a Detroit appearance in America's Thanksgiving Parade (2008).
Photo © Desmond C. Simmons (2008)

In addition to making reservations for brunch on Easter Sunday, the Easter holiday inspires a lot of events in the weeks leading up to it. 

Events and Festivals

Exterior of MotorCity Casino Hotel at Night
Photo provided courtesy of MotorCity Casino Hotel

Aside from Easter-related events, the big thing to do this weekend in Metro Detroit is Detroit Restaurant Week: Spring Edition. The event celebrates the area's fine-dining restaurants by offering a special three-course dinner at 20 of them.

Concerts and Shows

The Colosseum at Caesars Windsor
Photo © Laura Sternberg, Licensed to About.com

Several big names are scheduled to perform this weekend in the Metro-Detroit area:

  • Easter Jazz Spectacular
  • The Wanted
  • Broadway Songs: Il Divo
  • Toadies
  • CMG / Dream Chasers Tour
  • 5 Seconds of Summer
  • Dale Earnhardt Jr.
  • Brian O'Neal Dreams in Color

Musicals, Plays, Shows and Special Events

The Village Theater at Cherry Hill
Photo © Laura Sternberg, Licensed to About.com

The theater season is still going strong. Here are just a few of the comedy shows, plays and musicals scheduled around town:

  • Musical: Perilous Times 
  • Ant Farm Anthology
  • Lovers, Liars & Lunatics

Trade Shows, Conventions and Expos:

The Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi
Photo © Laura Sternberg, Licensed to About.com

Several events are scheduled at expo centers across the Metro-Detroit area:

  • The Extraordinaire Easter Hair Show
  • Garage Sale Extravaganza
  • Sports Cards, Antiques, and Collectibles Show

Sporting Events and Home Games:

Detroit Red Wings v. Pittsburgh Penguins
By Jim McIsaac / Getty Images

There is at least one home game scheduled in the Metro-Detroit area:

Baseball: Comerica Park hosts the Detroit Tigers vs. Angels on Friday, Saturday and Sunday

Seasonal Things to Do

Spring in Detroit
Spring in Detroit

Spring in Detroit is full of mild weather and warm temperatures. As a Detroiter, it's all about getting yourself outside.

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