DDP Signature Events

Downtown Detroit Partnership Signature Events are produced in their entirety by the DDP team throughout the year to convene more than 2,000 business executives, corporate partners, thought leaders, change-makers and government officials annually to share DDP's impact across Downtown Detroit and beyond.

Annual Meeting

Join us on Thursday, February 22 at MGM Grand Detroit as we reflect on the successes from last year and look toward the many opportunities in store for 2024. Listen in on an open conversation about Legacy and Leadership in Detroit with longtime leaders Roger Penske and Daniel J. Loepp, moderated by NBC Sports' Mike Tirico.

Party in the Park

On August 3, 2023, the Downtown Detroit Partnership (DDP) hosted more than 300 people at Party in the Park, a fundraiser to benefit the parks and public spaces that are managed by DDP. The evening also kicked off the 20th Anniversary celebrations for Campus Martius Park, named the #1 Public Square in the U.S. by USA Today for 2023.

Fall Forum: A Real Estate Update

DDP's 2023 Fall Forum: A Real Estate Update was an insightful and engaging gathering that provided a sneak peek at new and emerging real estate development updates in Downtown Detroit. Attendees also received the latest Downtown Detroit Community and Development Update produced in collaboration between the DDP and Downtown Detroit BIZ. 

Detroit Tree Lighting

On Nov. 17, Downtown Detroit was brimming with the sights and sounds of the holidays as the Downtown Detroit Partnership (DDP) produced the 20th Annual Detroit Tree Lighting presented by DTE Energy Foundation. This year’s theme was “Merry & Bright: 20 Years of Holiday Lights,” in recognition of the milestone anniversary of Campus Martius Park’s opening and its first tree lighting back in 2003.  

Detroit Aglow

The Downtown Detroit Partnership’s (DDP) premiere fundraising and networking event, Detroit Aglow, once again kicked off the holiday season on November 20. For the first time, the event was held at Eastern Market. In its 39th year, this event convened hundreds of thought leaders and change-makers from the civic, corporate and community sectors. 

Downtown Detroit BIZ Events

The BIZ hosts regular events and meetings to bring together Downtown businesses, organizations, and institutions and to tell the story of Downtown Detroit.

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