Park Vendors

The Downtown Detroit Partnership has worked with hundreds of vendors to launch unique and dynamic business and restaurant concepts, which the public has enjoyed for the last twenty years. We strike a balance between bringing back favorite vendors that our visitors look forward to seeing from season to season, and featuring new food and retail concepts that complement the market’s already diverse selections. For new vendors, we look for original concepts, thoughtful branding, merchandising execution, experience as an operator, and give preference to Detroit-based applicants.

Why Be a Vendor?

There are many benefits to businesses in participating in our Downtown Street Eats and market programs. Vendors can earn revenue by selling in one of the highest per capita spending markets in the country. You can also generate awareness for your business through optional promotional material, giveaways, and a chance to participate in TV and radio appearances. The DDP is also committed to helping your business thrive by promoting the programs to our 100,000 followers and creating events and activities that drive foot traffic to the area.

Vendor Opportunities

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Downtown Street Eats

Michigan’s biggest and best daily food truck rally is back at Cadillac Square, and the Woodward Esplanade May 16th through October from 11 am – 3 pm. Throughout the season, choose from our rotating fleet of more than 75 food trucks and sample Detroit classics and street food from around the world.

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Market Fridays

Every Friday from 11 am – 3 pm, June through September, local businesses set up shop to offer a colorful array of fresh produce and unique goods, including handmade accessories, beauty products, and more. Customers can stock up on weekend groceries while waiting for lunch at Downtown Street Eats. To apply to be a vendor, click here. Curated by Ask Jennyfer.

The Night Market

Drink, dance, eat, and shop under the lights at the Night Market at Beacon Park! A rotating list of local entrepreneurs show off their goods as shoppers enjoy live music, local acts, and food trucks. To apply to be a vendor, click here. Curated by Ask Jennyfer.


  • Submissions to perform in the parks will be reviewed by a group of panelists which include artists, DDP staff members, and community partners representing a variety of industries and disciplines. Applications will be evaluated in the context of the entirety of our seasonal programming.
  • To submit a request and sample, contact us here. Due to the volume of submissions we receive annually, we are unable to individually reply or provide status updates on submissions.  Should you be selected for consideration, or if we have questions about your submission, we will contact you.
  • All of our artist opportunities are paid opportunities.
  • Learn More About Performance Opportunities

Vendor Opportunities

Become a vendor in the Downtown Detroit Parks.

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