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Family Fun Days

Sundays are fun days at Beacon Park’s Family Fun Days. Each week features a different theme and includes a mix of free activities for all ages to enjoy, such as […]

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Night Market

Shop, dance, drink and eat all in one place. On Saturday evenings, Beacon Park is transformed into a marketplace where visitors can shop local and support a rotating list of […]

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Hustle and Flow

Saturdays | June 4 – August 29 | 3:30 pm – 5 pm Learn the basics of non-partner dance styles like hustle, line dancing and ballroom with an experienced instructor […]

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Friday Beach Party

Friday Beach Party Presented by BetMGM | Campus Martius | Fri. Aug. 26 | 4 pm – 10 pm Kick-off your weekend at The Beach at Campus Martius Park, a hot spot […]

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Lunchtime Acoustics

Lunchtime Acoustics – Cadillac Square | Friday – June 10 – August 26 | 12pm – 2pm Enjoy live, acoustic performances by metro Detroit’s finest singers and songwriters representing a […]

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Market Friday

Market Friday | Cadillac Square | Fri. June 10 – August 26 | 11 am – 3 pm Shop till you drop, support small business owners and entrepreneurs and grab takeaway foods […]

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Fitness After Dark

It’s time to light up the City in 2022!!! Join Beacon Park Detroit & Coach Kiwi for the summer series; Fitness After Dark – KICKABS with Coach Kiwi. This event […]

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Centennial Celebration Garden Party

Join the Downtown Detroit Partnership in celebrating 100 years of serving Detroit. We are hosting a party in the award-winning Campus Martius Park on Wednesday, August 24 starting at 5:00 p.m. Learn more and to buy your tickets today.

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

22,000,000

Annual visits (nonworkers/residents) to Downtown Detroit in 2021.

186

Restaurants and retail establishment in the Downtown.

Explore Downtown Detroit

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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Spotlight on the News: Music, arts, and development with Joshua Elling; & MoGo’s Adriel Thornton

June 3, 2022

Spotlight on the News: Music, arts, and development with Joshua Elling; & MoGo’s Adriel Thornton

WXYZ DETROIT — On Sunday, June 5, Spotlight on the News explores two initiatives designed to keep neighborhoods in Michigan’s largest municipal region moving forward. Joshua Elling, CEO of Jefferson . . .

DBusiness Daily Update: Detroit Riverfront Conservancy Gets $3M Grant from Erb Family Foundation, and More

June 3, 2022

DBusiness Daily Update: Detroit Riverfront Conservancy Gets $3M Grant from Erb Family Foundation, and More

DBusiness -Our roundup of the latest news from metro Detroit and Michigan businesses as well as announcements from government agencies, including updates about the COVID-19 pandemic. To share a business . . .

Downtown Detroit Partnership has announced the full lineup for “Summer 2022 in the Parks”

June 2, 2022

Downtown Detroit Partnership has announced the full lineup for “Summer 2022 in the Parks”

DETROIT (WXYZ) — Downtown Detroit Partnership (DDP), with support from the DTE Beacon Park Foundation, announced today the full lineup of events for “Summer 2022 in the Parks,” a variety . . .

What Has Changed Since 2019, What to Expect Moving Forward

May 31, 2022

What Has Changed Since 2019, What to Expect Moving Forward

By Joshua Long, Data Program Director Observational bias is the phenomenon where the apparent observed values are different from what the actual true values are. It comes about because individuals . . .

Calexico, Freshii, Lunchtime Global, What’s Next For Randy Dickow?

May 30, 2022

Calexico, Freshii, Lunchtime Global, What’s Next For Randy Dickow?

By Kitty Whitfield, Small Business Engagement Manager Randy Dickow, owner of three Downtown eateries and son of a successful Detroit businessman, grew up familiar with the city.  He knew where . . .

Anything is Possible: Calvin Hasberry – BIZ Ambassador of the Year (2021)

May 30, 2022

Anything is Possible: Calvin Hasberry – BIZ Ambassador of the Year (2021)

By Anjana Schroeder, Director of Marketing and Communications, BIZ As a lifelong Detroiter, Calvin Hasberry is dedicated to his city. He was inspired by a fellow Ambassador to make a . . .

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Happy #earthday from the beautiful flowers that bloom each year in Campus Martius Park. Any guessed on how many will be planted this year?
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We are partnering with @bcbsmichigan to raise awareness of child abuse and neglect in recognition of Child Abuse Prevention Month. We have “planted” 5,000 blue pinwheels across three of our parks. Additionally, one larger-than-life blue pinwheel built by @paradecompany will be in front of #CampusMartiusPark. We would love for you to come out and take photos of the pinwheels and tag us! Thank you for helping to support our efforts. 📸 by @3andathird for DDP.
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Detroit is on the clock! #Detroit2024
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Our very own Campus Martius Park has been nominated for best public square by @usatoday 10Best for the second year in a row! Please vote and share to ensure Detroit takes home the #1 spot! Please use the link in our bio to vote!
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The DDP Annual Meeting is tomorrow and there is still time to get your tickets 🎟 if you haven’t already. Click the link in our bio to hear from some of the smartest people in the city. We hope you’ll join us! #downtowndetroit 📸 @rsouthen
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We brought the sand and and great eats and drinks today. Were just missing you! The Beach Party goes all weekend long in Campus Martius. 

https://downtowndetroit.org/experience-downtown/things-to-do/the-beach/

#DowntownDet

We brought the sand and and great eats and drinks today. We're just missing you! The Beach Party goes all weekend long in Campus Martius.

https://downtowndetroit.org/experience-downtown/…

#DowntownDet
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Summer 2022 in the Parks offers a variety of
free events, programs, and classes that are designed to
welcome all visitors. 

The Downtown Detroit Partnership’s (DDP) innovative programming supports Detroit-based small business owners, entrepreneurs, local artists and musicians, celebrating the spirit of Detroit. 

Take a look at whats ahead:

https://downtowndetroit.org/wp-content/uploads/DDP-Summer-Brochure-2022.pdf
#DowntownDet

Summer 2022 in the Parks offers a variety of
free events, programs, and classes that are designed to
welcome all visitors.

The Downtown Detroit Partnership’s (DDP) innovative programming supports Detroit-based small business owners, entrepreneurs, local artists and musicians, celebrating the spirit of Detroit.

Take a look at what's ahead:

https://downtowndetroit.org/wp-content/uploads/…
#DowntownDet
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Downtown Detroit Partnership
Its time to get our groove on and move to the beat! NNamdi Center instructors teach the basics of dance styles like #hustle, #line and #ballroom #dancing at Beacon Park. Next session is July 9, but visit our online events calendar for more dates. 

https://downtowndetroit.org/event/hustle-and-flow/2022-07-09/

It's time to get our groove on and move to the beat! N'Namdi Center instructors teach the basics of dance styles like #hustle, #line and #ballroom #dancing at Beacon Park. Next session is July 9, but visit our online events calendar for more dates.

https://downtowndetroit.org/event/hustle-and-flow/…
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5 days ago
Downtown Detroit Partnership
Craft cocktails in the heart of the city with self-described dope desserts and stunning views of Beacon Park from the rooftop deck and patio. Yes, please! Lumen is waiting for you.
https://www.lumendetroit.com

#DowntownDet

Craft cocktails in the heart of the city with self-described dope desserts and stunning views of Beacon Park from the rooftop deck and patio. Yes, please! Lumen is waiting for you.


#DowntownDet
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