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Downtown Detroit is vibrant and welcoming with a number of beautiful public spaces that support a great walking experience and cultivate a vibrant retail and restaurant community.

Experience Downtown Fast Facts

4,520

Workers living Downtown (Downtown Detroit Census Tracts)

89%

Percentage of Detroiters who would bring out-of-town visitors to Downtown.

186

Approximate number of retail and restaurant spaces in Downtown Detroit (2020 Downtown Detroit Perceptions Survey)

About the Parks

Since 2000, the Downtown Detroit Partnership, in collaboration with the City of Detroit, has been the recognized leader in creating, programming, and managing Downtown Detroit’s historic and transformational public spaces and urban parks.

Explore Downtown

The Downtown Detroit Partnership offers exciting and fun events throughout the year. From our seasonal Downtown attractions to hundreds of free park events, come check out what Detroit has to offer.

Downtown Detroit has several different transportation options to get around. Find out what option works best for you.

Downtown Detroit’s population has increased 30% over the last decade, fueled by philanthropic investments in Downtown public spaces, a resurgence in new development, business investments, and exciting entertainment options. The demand for Downtown living continues . . .

DDP Impact

DDP leverages the leadership of local business and community partners to provide a vibrant Downtown that is welcoming to all.  

Through investments and programming in public spaces, enhanced cleaning and safety patrols, and support for local, small businesses, DDP works to create a thriving environment and robust economy in the Downtown.
 

The Spirit Card, a digital community gift card for exclusive use at participating Detroit restaurants and retailers. Support Detroit-based businesses and make a meaningful investment in your favorite restaurants and retailers. A great gift for . . .

Digital Wayfinding Kiosks were installed in 2021 and can be found in the Downtown Detroit Business Improvement Zone. They provide high-level information at a glance about landmarks, destinations, and local businesses.

Ambassadors are proactive and friendly individuals that clean and serve as information resources for Downtown employees, residents, and visitors. Stationed throughout Downtown Detroit, the Ambassadors are able to provide assistance with directions, restaurant recommendations, and . . .

News & Insights

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Detroit 300 Conservancy Presents the 11th Annual Quicken Loans Season of Winter Magic at Campus Martius Park

November 14, 2014

Detroit 300 Conservancy Presents the 11th Annual Quicken Loans Season of Winter Magic at Campus Martius Park

Showcase D’ Holidays” rocks downtown Detroit with live music and restaurants, Somerset Collection CityLoft shops return, holiday traditions continue Editor’s Note: Details, dates, and hours are in the “At a . . .

The Detroit Experience Factory Announces the Detroit Experience Pass

October 29, 2014

The Detroit Experience Factory Announces the Detroit Experience Pass

The new Detroit Experience Pass (DX-Pass) offers admission to seven of Detroit’s most popular cultural attractions for one discounted price. Launched by the Detroit Experience Factory (DXF), the DX-Pass is . . .

Quicken Loans Sports Zone Opens In Detroit’s Cadillac Square Friday, August 1st

July 31, 2014

Quicken Loans Sports Zone Opens In Detroit’s Cadillac Square Friday, August 1st

Four Basketball Half-Courts, One Sand Volleyball Court added to Quicken Loans 2014 Summer In The Park activities July 31, 2014 (DETROIT) – Detroit’s sports culture runs deep. As a mid-summer . . .

Downtown Detroit Partnership Introduces New Website and “Insider’s Guide” Mobile Application

May 21, 2014

Downtown Detroit Partnership Introduces New Website and “Insider’s Guide” Mobile Application

Website & Mobile Guide Helps Locals, Visitors Explore Downtown Detroit DETROIT— May 21, 2014 — The Downtown Detroit Partnership (DDP) today introduced a refreshed website and the Detroit Insider’s Guide . . .

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Upcoming Events

September 28 @ 11:00 am

Downtown Street Eats

Michigan’s largest and most popular weekly food truck rally. Celebrating its 10th season in Downtown Detroit, this year’s Downtown Street Eats lineup features a variety of different food trucks, carts . . .

September 29 @ 11:00 am

Downtown Street Eats

Michigan’s largest and most popular weekly food truck rally. Celebrating its 10th season in Downtown Detroit, this year’s Downtown Street Eats lineup features a variety of different food trucks, carts . . .

September 30 @ 11:00 am

Downtown Street Eats

Michigan’s largest and most popular weekly food truck rally. Celebrating its 10th season in Downtown Detroit, this year’s Downtown Street Eats lineup features a variety of different food trucks, carts . . .

October 3 @ 11:00 am

Downtown Street Eats

Michigan’s largest and most popular weekly food truck rally. Celebrating its 10th season in Downtown Detroit, this year’s Downtown Street Eats lineup features a variety of different food trucks, carts . . .

October 4 @ 11:00 am

Downtown Street Eats

Michigan’s largest and most popular weekly food truck rally. Celebrating its 10th season in Downtown Detroit, this year’s Downtown Street Eats lineup features a variety of different food trucks, carts . . .

October 5 @ 11:00 am

Downtown Street Eats

Michigan’s largest and most popular weekly food truck rally. Celebrating its 10th season in Downtown Detroit, this year’s Downtown Street Eats lineup features a variety of different food trucks, carts . . .

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