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.

Party in the Park

This summer, the DDP invites you to Party in the Park, a fundraiser that will benefit public spaces in Downtown Detroit, operated by DDP. In continuing our efforts to connect people, places and parks; we are excited to once again convene leaders throughout the public, private and philanthropic sectors. Stay tuned for more details about this worthwhile event.

Fall Stakeholder Meeting

DDP's 2023 Fall Stakeholder Meeting details will be shared soon. Typically, the latest Downtown Detroit Community and Development Update is released, which features Downtown real estate development projects, plus the current data trends in the city. Click here to read last year's Update

Detroit Tree Lighting

The 20th Annual Detroit Tree Lighting is on Friday, November 17 from 5:00 p.m. to midnight at the award-winning Campus Martius Park! 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 20, 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.

Annual Meeting

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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