DDP Signature Events

The Downtown Detroit Partnership convenes more than 2,200 business executives, thought leaders, change-makers and government officials annually at our impact-oriented events and meetings.

Annual Meeting

Every year, DDP holds its Annual Meeting to showcase the accomplishments and contributions of the staff, board members, sponsors and community members. This popular event, that has welcomed as many as 900 attendees, allows the DDP to celebrate its members and our collective commitment to Downtown Detroit.

Stakeholder Meeting

Stakeholder Meetings occur twice a year, summer and fall. In the summer, the focus updates on DDPs programs, initiatives as well as insights on the city and its future. In the fall, DDP releases its Downtown Detroit Community and Development Update that features Downtown real estate development projects, plus the current data trends in the city. Informative and timely, these meetings are followed by a members-only networking reception at unique venues across Downtown.

Detroit Tree Lighting

The Detroit Tree Lighting is the official kick-off of the holiday season at the award-winning Campus Martius Park. Deck out your holiday season in style and enjoy spectacular live entertainment, ​Olympic figure skaters, and award-winning local performers and skating clubs. The night also features amazing lighting attractions, horse-drawn carriage rides, holiday shopping, hot chocolate giveaways, food trucks, visits from Santa and much more! 

Detroit Aglow

Detroit Aglow is the Downtown Detroit Partnership's signature fundraising dinner. For nearly 40 years, this event has kicked off the holiday season with a celebration of our city and DDP’s work. Detroit Aglow provides an unforgettable experience and exclusive networking with a dynamic audience of community, business and government leaders. Funds raised at Detroit Aglow strengthen DDP’s mission to foster a more sustainable, equitable and vibrant Downtown Detroit. We hope you’ll consider making an investment in our work and dynamic city and celebrate with us.

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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