Information on BIZ Renewal

The Downtown BIZ Board of Directors invites Owners of Assessable Property within the BIZ to both its Annual Meeting and a Special Meeting on BIZ Renewal.

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The Downtown Detroit Partnership is a member-based organization that is led by our exemplary Board of Directors, which is comprised of civic, corporate and community leaders. Thanks to their collective dedication and vision, Downtown Detroit has evolved into a world-class destination that is clean, safe and welcoming for all to enjoy.

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Bourbon Garden at Grand Circus Park

Spend Thursday nights in the Bourbon Garden at Grand Circus Park. Come enjoy live music featuring a rotation of local Jazz performers, themed activations, food bites, and good vibes in […]

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Detroit is a team sport

Seven years ago, Downtown Detroit Partnership Board Member Bill Ford Jr., president and CEO of Ford Motor Company, took a leap and opened the doors to Michigan Central for a Detroit Homecoming dinner. At the time, the building did not have plumbing or electricity. It was a magical dinner that kicked off dreams of possibilities.

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Photo Gallery: Detroit Grand Prix

The Downtown welcomed the return of the Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix presented by Lear! Featuring an array of activities, vendors, concerts, and thrilling races, this was an incredibly executed national event in the heart of Downtown Detroit.
Review the photo gallery below for a recap of the amazing race weekend!

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Programming Manager

The Programming Manager is a key member of the Downtown Detroit Partnership (DDP) Parks and Public Spaces Team and ensures high quality and mission-centric programming across six public spaces. The Programming […]

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Summer in the Parks

DDP is at the forefront of Detroit’s transformation, creating, programming and managing seven award-winning and historically significant parks.

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Your contribution to DDP will help advance efforts to continuously improve upon Downtown Detroit being a vibrant, thriving, and welcoming urban center for all to enjoy.

About the DDP

The Downtown Detroit Partnership (DDP) strengthens and supports Downtown Detroit through strategic initiatives and programs. DDP convenes business, philanthropic, and government partners to create a vibrant and resilient urban core for Detroit and the region.

DDP takes an active role in development and planning decisions that positively impacts the city’s economic prosperity. We also work with key stakeholders in the public and private sectors on multiple programs and projects to enhance Downtown’s appeal to businesses, residents, and visitors. Additionally, we provide direct services that create a cleaner, safer, and welcoming Downtown for all.

Downtown Detroit Fast Facts

30,000,000

Annual visits (nonworkers/residents) to Downtown Detroit in 2023.

181

Restaurants and retail establishments in Downtown Detroit.

2022 Perceptions Survey

Share Your Voice for a Chance to Win a Spirit Card. The Downtown Detroit Partnership and the Downtown Detroit Business Improvement Zone (BIZ) are inviting you to participate in this survey to help guide our work in Downtown Detroit. Your input will help us improve services and assist in planning for future Downtown programs.

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Downtown Detroit is a vibrant and welcoming community that boasts a number of beautiful public spaces that supports great walking and biking experiences and cultivates a vibrant retail and restaurant community.

The Downtown Detroit Business Improvement Zone (BIZ) provides Downtown businesses with support, assistance navigating city resources, opportunities to network, and in-depth economic and market analysis. DDP and BIZ members have access to numerous events that . . .

The Downtown Detroit Datascape is a strategic initiative of the Downtown Detroit Partnership (DDP) to provide metrics, actionable information, and analysis that will help stakeholders benchmark progress, make informed decisions and drive investment throughout the . . .

DDP programs and manages nearly 2,000 events annually in Downtown Detroit Parks + Public Spaces, including Campus Martius Park, Cadillac Square, Beacon Park, Capitol Park, Grand Circus Park, and the Woodward Esplanade.

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WELCOME ABOARD

June 12, 2024

WELCOME ABOARD

The Downtown Detroit Partnership is a member-based organization that is led by our exemplary Board of Directors, which is comprised of civic, corporate and community leaders. Thanks to their collective dedication and vision, Downtown Detroit . . .

DDP Welcomes Sharon Garcia, Vice President of Marketing and Communications

June 11, 2024

DDP Welcomes Sharon Garcia, Vice President of Marketing and Communications

The Downtown Detroit Partnership (DDP) welcomes Sharon Garcia as Vice President of Marketing and Communications. Sharon will lead the DDP’s marketing, communications, digital and brand recognition strategies; and will work . . .

Detroit is a team sport

June 11, 2024

Detroit is a team sport

Seven years ago, Downtown Detroit Partnership Board Member Bill Ford Jr., president and CEO of Ford Motor Company, took a leap and opened the doors to Michigan Central for a Detroit Homecoming dinner. At the . . .

2024 Downtown Detroit Perceptions Survey (Open)

June 10, 2024

2024 Downtown Detroit Perceptions Survey (Open)

As stewards of our vibrant and dynamic Downtown, the Downtown Detroit Partnership (DDP) and Downtown Detroit Business Improvement Zone (BIZ) are committed to serving all, ensuring every voice is heard and . . .

Photo Gallery: Detroit Grand Prix

June 6, 2024

Photo Gallery: Detroit Grand Prix

The Downtown welcomed the return of the Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix presented by Lear! Featuring an array of activities, vendors, concerts, and thrilling races, this was an incredibly executed national event in the heart of . . .

Kudos to the Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix presented by Lear for launching the Daniel J. Loepp Community Champions Award.

June 6, 2024

Kudos to the Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix presented by Lear for launching the Daniel J. Loepp Community Champions Award.

As the Downtown Detroit Partnership’s Executive Committee Chair and Board of Directors Vice Chair, Dan has been instrumental in guiding the DDP and supporting our efforts to create an inclusive, . . .

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Bring the family to the kickoff of Campus Kids Day, an exciting series of events for all ages presented by Corewell Health.

Stop by Campus Martius Park from 11am to 3pm this Sunday, June 16 for Sprout and Shout: A Go Green Gardening Adventure and fun, hands-on activities to cultivate meaningful memories in honor of Fathers Day! Create flower bombs, decorate your own clay pot and design a heartfelt card for Dad and father figures.

Click the link for full event details: https://downtowndetroit.org/event/campus-kids-day-presented-by-corewell-health/2024-06-16/

#DowntownDetroit #DowntownDet #CampusKidsDay #CampusMartiusPark

Bring the family to the kickoff of Campus Kids Day, an exciting series of events for all ages presented by Corewell Health.

Stop by Campus Martius Park from 11am to 3pm this Sunday, June 16 for Sprout and Shout: A Go Green Gardening Adventure and fun, hands-on activities to cultivate meaningful memories in honor of Father's Day! Create flower bombs, decorate your own clay pot and design a heartfelt card for Dad and father figures.

Click the link for full event details: https://downtowndetroit.org/event/…

#DowntownDetroit #DowntownDet #CampusKidsDay #CampusMartiusPark
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🌈Join us this Thursday, June 13 from 4pm to 9pm for a Pride Beach Party presented by Wana Brands.

Enjoy free Drag Queen Bingo with Slay host Kourtney Castro, live music from DJ Myint, signature drinks and bejeweled tattoos from Titos Handmade Vodka and plenty of fun giveaways! ✨

🎟️ Attendees will have a chance to win 2 tickets to Some Like it Hot or 2 tickets to Drag Queen Christmas courtesy of Broadway In Detroit - The Fisher Theatre and more!, 2 tickets to the Ruth Ellis Centers Catfight for the Crown event and 2 tickets to the Detroit Regional Detroit Regional LGBT Chamber of Commerces COLOURS Pride Awards Gala. Stop by and enjoy additional giveaways from Capital One Café, Wana Brands and Titos!

Well also be hosting an Essential Items Donation Drive for the Ruth Ellis Center at the event. Encouraged donation items include soap, toothpaste, shampoo and other personal hygiene items.

MORE INFO: downtowndetroit.org/event/pride-beach-party-presented-by-wana-brands-campus-martius-park-june-13

#DowntownDetroit #DowntownDet #TheBeachAtCampusMartiusPark #CampusMartiusPark

🌈Join us this Thursday, June 13 from 4pm to 9pm for a Pride Beach Party presented by Wana Brands.

Enjoy free Drag Queen Bingo with Slay host Kourtney Castro, live music from DJ Myint, signature drinks and bejeweled tattoos from Tito's Handmade Vodka and plenty of fun giveaways! ✨

🎟️ Attendees will have a chance to win 2 tickets to "Some Like it Hot" or 2 tickets to "Drag Queen Christmas" courtesy of Broadway In Detroit - The Fisher Theatre and more!, 2 tickets to the Ruth Ellis Center's Catfight for the Crown event and 2 tickets to the Detroit Regional Detroit Regional LGBT Chamber of Commerce's COLOURS Pride Awards Gala. Stop by and enjoy additional giveaways from Capital One Café, Wana Brands and Tito's!

We'll also be hosting an Essential Items Donation Drive for the Ruth Ellis Center at the event. Encouraged donation items include soap, toothpaste, shampoo and other personal hygiene items.

MORE INFO: downtowndetroit.org/event/pride-beach-party-presented-by-wana-brands-campus-martius-park-june-13

#DowntownDetroit #DowntownDet #TheBeachAtCampusMartiusPark #CampusMartiusPark
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What a bunch of slap nut religious jerkoffs. If you don't like it, don't go. Just like I won't go to your cult centers and make fun of you worshipping an imaginary sky daddy. People of color touting christianity is especially stupid. You know your religion was beaten out of your ancestors and this bullshit was forced on them, right? The meek shall inherit the earth. Your reward will not be on earth, but in heaven. All that bullshit was made up to keep your poor ass in line instead of asking why rich people keep all the good things to themselves.

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Kick off the summer season with us at Cadillac Squares Summer Markets! Starting today, join us on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 11 AM to 3 PM, all summer long. Discover and support amazing local small businesses and entrepreneurs. While youre there, treat yourself to lunch from the fantastic Downtown Street Eats food trucks. See you there! 🛍️🍴

Check out the daily Downtown Street Eats and Summer Market vendor lineups at: https://downtowndetroit.org/events/category/park-events/ 

#DowntownDetroit #DowntownDet #CadillacSquare #DetroitSummerMarkets

Kick off the summer season with us at Cadillac Square's Summer Markets! Starting today, join us on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 11 AM to 3 PM, all summer long. Discover and support amazing local small businesses and entrepreneurs. While you're there, treat yourself to lunch from the fantastic Downtown Street Eats food trucks. See you there! 🛍️🍴

Check out the daily Downtown Street Eats and Summer Market vendor lineups at: https://downtowndetroit.org/events/category/…

#DowntownDetroit #DowntownDet #CadillacSquare #DetroitSummerMarkets
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