Best Upcoming Events In Detroit To Bring The Family This Spring

April 8, 2016 8:00 AM

Comerica Park in downtown Detroit; Photo courtesy of Michael Ferro

There really is nothing quite as lovely for a family as getting out for a fun event around the city after a long winter hidden away indoors. And Detroit is one of those cities that knows how to shake off the winter doldrums faster than most, with this year proving to be no exception. All around Metro Detroit, families can find a whole host of great activities, festivals and other cool spring events to take part in to break out of those winter blues. It’s time to take advantage of the nice weather and head out to one of these great events with the whole family.

Midwest Media Expo
Edward Village Michigan
600 Town Center Drive
Dearborn, MI 48126
(313) 592-3622

Dates: April 15-17, 2016

Celebrating its third year in the Detroit area, the Midwest Media Expo will be taking place once again in the heart of nearby Dearborn. For those who are familiar with the highly popular Comic Cons, the Midwest Media Expo should come as no real surprise to you. What the MME looks to celebrate are not only comics, but media of all sorts, including videos games, film and television too. Anything that is at the forefront of pop culture is fair game, and the experience is always a fun one for kids and families alike.

Comerica Park in downtown Detroit; Photo courtesy of Michael Ferro

Comerica Park in downtown Detroit; Photo courtesy of Michael Ferro

Sunday Kids Day At The Detroit Tigers
Comerica Park
2100 Woodward Ave.
Detroit, MI 48201
(313) 962-4000

For those families looking for a good time in the downtown area and wanting to take their kids to a Detroit Tigers baseball game, this year is a perfect time to do so! Spring spent at Comerica Park is unlike anywhere else in the Motor City. And each and every Sunday is Kids Day at the home of the Tigers. Children can ride the Big Cat Ferris Wheel for free and get discounts on batting cages, and parents can even have their kids (14 and under) run around the bases on the field after each Sunday home game! This weekly event is an awesome thrill for any young Tigers fan and a great day out in Detroit during the season.

Park in Rochester, MI; Photo courtesy of Michael Ferro

Park in Rochester, MI; Photo courtesy of Michael Ferro

MI Earth Day Celebration
100 Civic Center Drive
Rochester, MI 48307
(810) 908-9976

Dates: April 22-24, 2016

As one of the world’s largest and most lively Earth Day celebrations, the MI Earth Day Fest is certainly one of the most eco-friendly events to happen each spring here in Metro Detroit. Community groups and businesses from around the local area, as well as from all over Detroit, will be joining together in Rochester to promote a healthy lifestyle that factors in the needs of the planet into our everyday lives. Plenty of fun activities for families will also be on hand too.

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The Magical History Tour: Beatles Exhibit
20900 Oakwood Blvd.
Dearborn, MI 48124
(313) 982-6001

Dates: April 30, 2016 through Sept. 18, 2016

For all those families who have fostered a love for the Beatles over the years, the Henry Ford Museum has one of the coolest spring events of 2016. Starting in late April, the Magical History Tour will be coming to show off some of the rarest and most spectacular Beatles memorabilia and gear. Items being showcased include original instruments and gear, the actual “break up letter” that John typed to Paul’s lawyer informing him of the band’s end (signed by John, George and Ringo), as well as the album that once belonged to Lennon’s killer and was signed by John himself just hours before his death.

Motor City Comic Con
46100 Grand River Ave.
Novi, MI 48374
(248) 426-8059

Dates: May 13-15, 2016

For those families who are into comics and everything comic-related, the Motor City Comic Con is the place to be this spring. Many of the biggest stars and insiders from top comic productions in modern times will be on hand, including comic con favorites Adam West, The Walking Dead‘s Josh McDermitt and Seth Gilliam and Monty Python performer Terry Jones. Head out to the Suburban Showcase of Novi this year to see all of your favorite comic book and pop culture stars!

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Michael Ferro is freelance writer and a graduate of Michigan State University where he majored in Creative Writing and received the Jim Cash Creative Writing Award. Born and bred in Detroit, he currently resides in Ypsilanti Township. Additional writing can be found at