May is a highly-anticipated month in Detroit- the sun shines bright, nightlife is bustling, and everyone is excited to get in some warm weather fun outdoors. Whether you live in the city or are just visiting, there are tons of different activities that will fill this month full of excitement. With spring in full swing, here are the events you’ll want to check out this month.

  1. The force is truly with Detroit! For all the Star Wars fans out there, a new exhibition is coming to the DIA. The special exhibit, “Star Wars™ and the Power of Costume”, will run May 20 through September 30. You’ll get to see original costumes and designs that went into the making of the galactic saga and cultural phenomenon. After you check out this special exhibit, make sure you check out the rest of the DIA’s incredible art collection.
  2. It’s only fitting that one of the largest electronic music festivals will take place in the city where techno music originated. A Detroit staple, the three-day long Movement Music Festival will take place Saturday, May 26 through Monday, May 28. This year, the festival will feature 85 different acts on five stages near Hart Plaza.
  3. Detroit City Football Club (DCFC) is by no means a “beer league” anymore. The team has recently been drawing crowds of 5,000 to 7,000 diehard fans with no signs of slowing down. This up-and-coming sports franchise is truly something any Detroit sports fan wouldn’t want to miss. With their 2018 season well underway, DCFC kicked off its first game Saturday, April 14 and has its regular schedule ending Tuesday, July 24.
  4. Now in its eighth year, Slow Roll has started its weekly gatherings, attracting more than 4,000 bicyclists to the Detroit area. In fact, Slow Roll continues to be one of the largest bicyclist gatherings in Michigan! Anyone can join in and explore different parts of the city every Monday at 7 p.m. All you need to do is bring a bike and a readiness to ride.
  5. At the heart of Downtown Detroit, Campus Martius has several restaurants and food trucks nearby that will “hit the spot.” While enjoying good eats, let your toes touch the sand and enjoy the sunshine at the park’s “urban beach” filled with 400,000 pounds of sand. The park also has its own restaurant, Parc, which has received Hour Detroit’s 2018 restaurant of the year award!