đź”’ 10 things to do this weekend in Metro Detroit: Opening Day edition

Events for weekend of April 6 to 9

Opening Day at Comerica Park (Carmichael Cruz, 2022)

DETROIT – Batter up! It’s time to kickoff baseball season with Opening Day festivities (and some are free!) plus some Easter family fun.

10 things to do this weekend in Metro Detroit

101 WRIF Opening Day Party (The Fillmore), Thursday 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.: Don’t have tickets to the game? Just head on over across Woodward Ave for a free party at The Fillmore. Meet Dave & Chuck the Freak who will be broadcasting live and enjoy free coffee and donuts while supplies last. Plus, enter for last chance tickets to the game as well as other Tigers prizes. Stick around to watch the game on the big screen. More info here.

Opening Day Tailgate Party (Grand Circus Park), Thursday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.: Just across Comerica Park is a free official celebration. With appearances by the Tigers’ Energy Squad and meet-and-greets with former Tigers, it’s the ultimate fan experience. Show off your skills with speed pitch and cornhole, then head on into the interactive exhibits and beer tent. There will be food trucks, music and plenty of swag giveaways. Stick around to watch the game on the video wall. More info here.

Detroit Home Opener Festival (Madison Ave. Festival Grounds), Thursday 9 a.m.: When the Tigers return, so does Detroit’s biggest party. Come hang out in spacious heated tents and outdoor party areas with two stages of live entertainment, all just one block away from Comerica Park. Enjoy a fully stocked bar as well as food from local favorites. Admission starts at $15. Get tickets here.

Tigers’ Opening Day Party (Old Shillelagh), Thursday 9 a.m.: It’s three epic floors of partying for the big game. Enjoy food and drink specials with live entertainment and DJs while you cheer on the Tigers. If you’re heading to the game, hop on the complimentary shuttle that will take fans to and from the stadium. 21 and over only. More info here.

Opening Day Tent Party (Firebird Tavern), Thursday 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.: It’s a party at the parking lot. Kick off baseball season in the heart of Greektown with live DJs and a bar with all your game day favorites. Food trucks will be on deck for hungry fans. Admission is $20. More info and tickets here.

Opening Day at Parker’s Alley, Thursday 10 a.m.: Behind the Shinola hotel, you’ll find some game day fun with The Brakeman, Penny Red’s and Mister Dips all opening early at 10 a.m. For one day only, Mister Dips will be selling “Carvel Style” baseball helmet ice creams until they sell out. Watch the game and stay for the party at The Brakemen where a live DJ will be spinning all afternoon through closing.

Perilous Times (Fisher Theatre), Thursday to Saturday 8 p.m.: TJ Hemphill’s gospel play that has been produced for over two decades is back at the Fisher Theatre just in time for Easter. Perilous Times tells the story of a young man in Detroit who gets trapped in biblical times. Detroit native and star of The CW’s All American Erica Peeples joins a cast of all-Detroit actors. Three shows only. Tickets start at $65. Get tickets here.

Bunnyville (Detroit Zoo), Friday & Saturday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.: Your weekend just got more egg-citing. Hop on over to the zoo for some springtime family fun. Grab your complimentary bunny ears and search for the golden eggs. Stop by any of the “ed-zoo-cation” stations and learn more about your fuzzy friends. Enjoy live entertainment, bounce houses, games and take pictures with the Easter bunny. Bunnyville is included with admission to the zoo. More info here.

Easter Weekend Extravaganza (Fox Theatre), Saturday 7 p.m.: Nothing gets you in the Easter mood better than some good music. Get serenaded by rappers Jadakiss, Mase, Beenie Siegel, Freeway and Youngbloodz. Tickets start at $49.99. Get tickets here.

Ainadamar (Fountain of Tears) (Detroit Opera House), Saturday 7:30 p.m.: Catch the stunning opera by Argentinian composer Osvaldo Golijov. Aindamar is a reimagined look at the life of the revolutionary poet Federico GarcĂ­a Lorca. Blending flamenco dance with powerful music and poetry, this 80-minute production is a powerful feast for the senses. Tickets start at $29. Showtimes and tickets here.

Find more events with our Live Guide calendar here.

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