Centennial Celebration

Join us for a celebration of a century at Campus Martius Park!

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Grand Circus Park Bourbon Garden

Come enjoy live smooth jazz, cash bar, lite bites, and good vibes in beautiful Grand Circus Park! We feature unique and interesting bourbons each week in addition to a full […]

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Grand Circus Park Bourbon Garden

Come enjoy live smooth jazz, cash bar, lite bites, and good vibes in beautiful Grand Circus Park! We feature unique and interesting bourbons each week in addition to a full […]

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Grand Circus Park Bourbon Garden

Come enjoy live smooth jazz, cash bar, lite bites, and good vibes in beautiful Grand Circus Park! We feature unique and interesting bourbons each week in addition to a full […]

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Grand Circus Park Bourbon Garden

Come enjoy live smooth jazz, cash bar, lite bites, and good vibes in beautiful Grand Circus Park! We feature unique and interesting bourbons each week in addition to a full […]

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Baby & Me Yoga at Beacon Park

Baby + Me yoga classes are a very comfortable, supportive environment where parents can meet, make connections and enjoy special times with their babies, all while experiencing the benefits of […]

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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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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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Shifting Detroit Into the Future

July 26, 2022

Shifting Detroit Into the Future

By Eric B. Larson You may have noticed that I close each CEO Update with “See you in the parks.” This statement has a deeper purpose and meaning than simply . . .

Spotlight on the News: CEO Eric Larson on the 100th anniversary of the DDP

July 22, 2022

Spotlight on the News: CEO Eric Larson on the 100th anniversary of the DDP

WXYZ Detroit – WXYZ DETROIT — On Sunday, July 24, Spotlight on the News will conduct an in-depth interview with Eric Larson, CEO of the Downtown Detroit Partnership. He’ll tell us the . . .

CEO Eric Larson and CAO Lila Asante-Appiah talk about DEI within DDP

June 15, 2022

CEO Eric Larson and CAO Lila Asante-Appiah talk about DEI within DDP

Earlier this summer, I asked our Chief Administrative Officer, Lila Asante-Appiah, to take some time to talk about Juneteenth and more broadly about diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) programs. DEI . . .

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 . . .

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Put on your ruby slippers and follow the yellow brick road to the Wizard of OZ at Campus Martius Park this Thursday Presented by Capitol One Cafe. Grab some popcorn and watch as Dorothy Gale and her dog are swept away by a tornado from their Kansas farm to the magical Land of Oz on the “Big Screen”. The movie starts at 7 pm. 

#DowntownDet #MovieNightsInTheD #CapitolOneCafe
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A quick reminder that free community WIFI is available at DDP Parks. Just connect to “Detroit Parks” and you can begin surfing the web at impressive speeds up to 10 GB! No password is required. 

#DowntownDET
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Tomorrow is Market Friday at Cadillac Square a weekly pop-up market featuring local food and beverage purveyors, artisans and other vendors bringing a colorful array of unique goods to downtown Detroit. Be sure to stop in and shop until you drop! from 11 am until 3 pm. We look forward to seeing you down there! 

#DowntownDET #CadillacSquare #MarketFriday
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When it's time to make some waves, there’s no place better to be than at the Friday Night Beach Party at Campus Martius Park presented by BetMGM. Take in the sounds of summer and enjoy the chill vibe. Grab some friends and we'll see you there on Friday.

#DowntownDET #CampusMartius
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Visit Cadillac Square weekdays between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. for some Downtown Street Eats. This year marks the 10th season of bringing a variety of different food trucks, carts and cuisines to downtown Detroit as one of Michigan’s largest and most popular weekly food truck rallies. Don’t just take our word for it come down and try them! 

#DowntownDET #CadillacSquare #DowntownStreetEats
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Join @beaconparkdetroit & @iam_coachkiwi for the summer Sunday
fitness and wellness series! Each event involves a 45-60 minute fitness 
session that will cater to all fitness levels. Following the fitness 
session, there will be a 20-30 minute wellness session.

Please pre-register to attend. Limited in-person spots are available.
This class is FREE and OPEN to the public. Visit link to sign up: https://riseandgrindfitnessinthepark.eventbrite.com
 
#DowntownDet #BeaconPark #Detroit
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A quick reminder free community WIFI is available at DDP Parks. Just connect to “Detroit Parks” and you can begin surfing the web at impressive speeds up to 10 GB! No password is required.

A quick reminder free community WIFI is available at DDP Parks. Just connect to “Detroit Parks” and you can begin surfing the web at impressive speeds up to 10 GB! No password is required. ... See MoreSee Less

Tomorrow is Market Friday at Cadillac Square a weekly pop-up market featuring local food and beverage purveyors, artisans and other vendors bringing a colorful array of unique goods to downtown Detroit. Be sure to stop in and shop until you drop! from 11 am until 3 pm. Vendor lineups are available weekly at: https://downtowndetroit.org/events/

We look forward to seeing you down there!

Tomorrow is Market Friday at Cadillac Square a weekly pop-up market featuring local food and beverage purveyors, artisans and other vendors bringing a colorful array of unique goods to downtown Detroit. Be sure to stop in and shop until you drop! from 11 am until 3 pm. Vendor lineups are available weekly at:

We look forward to seeing you down there!
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When its time to make some waves, there’s no place better to be than at the Friday Night Beach Party at Campus Martius Park presented by BetMGM. Take in the sounds of summer and enjoy the chill vibe. Grab some friends and well see you there on Friday.

When it's time to make some waves, there’s no place better to be than at the Friday Night Beach Party at Campus Martius Park presented by BetMGM. Take in the sounds of summer and enjoy the chill vibe. Grab some friends and we'll see you there on Friday. ... See MoreSee Less

Visit Cadillac Square weekdays between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. for some Downtown Street Eats. This year marks the 10th season of bringing a variety of different food trucks, carts and cuisines to downtown Detroit as one of Michigan’s largest and most popular weekly food truck rallies. Don’t just take our word for it come down and try them! Lineups available at https://downtowndetroit.org/events/

Visit Cadillac Square weekdays between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. for some Downtown Street Eats. This year marks the 10th season of bringing a variety of different food trucks, carts and cuisines to downtown Detroit as one of Michigan’s largest and most popular weekly food truck rallies. Don’t just take our word for it come down and try them! Lineups available at ... See MoreSee Less

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