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.

Fall Stakeholder Meeting

DDP's Fall Stakeholder Meeting is on Wednesday, September 28 at 3:00 p.m. at MotorCity Casino Hotel. DDP will release its Downtown Detroit Community and Development Update that features Downtown real estate development projects, plus the current data trends in the city.

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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

Join us on Monday, November 21, starting at 5:30 p.m. for DDP's signature fundraising dinner at MGM Grand Detroit. 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.

2023 Annual Meeting

DDP's 2023 Annual Meeting is set for Friday, February 10 at 12:00 p.m. Registration details are coming soon. 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.

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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