Things to Do

Whether you live or work in Downtown Detroit or like to visit, there are endless possible experiences. From casual walks through the parks, to shopping, dining, live music, art galleries or simply taking in the energy from your favorite vantage point – we want to welcome you.

Programming in Downtown spans all four seasons. Check out our event calendar to stay on top of what’s going on, visit one of the kiosks located throughout the city, see where to find great food trucks.

Fast Facts


The median number of daily visitors to Downtown Detroit excluding employees and residents.

4.4 Million

The total number of visitors in 2021

Things to Do

Explore Downtown Parks

Downtown Detroit is home to award-winning and historic public spaces that anchor key districts and neighborhoods and serve as welcoming gathering places for Detroit residents, employees, visitors and businesses. 

The Beach at Campus Martius Park is a sun-soaked oasis that welcomes visitors May through October. This uniquely Detroit experience is a perfect place to build sandcastles with the kids, take in live music, people . . .

The Rink at Campus is open seven days a week, including holidays, from November through March and our experienced team will ensure that from the moment you step out onto the ice, your visit will . . .

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 will also feature amazing lighting attractions, horse-drawn carriage rides, holiday shopping, . . .

Trained and leashed dogs and their responsible owners are welcome in the Downtown Detroit Parks. To exercise and relieve your pet, please use the designated off-leash areas at Capitol Park and Grand Circus Park.

Michigan’s biggest and best daily food truck rally takes place during June through October from 11am -3pm. Choose from our rotating fleet of more than 75 food trucks and sample Detroit classics and street food . . .

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Getting Around

The city of Detroit offers a variety of transportation choices. Whether it’s the MoGo bike share app, the People Mover, or the QLine, there’s always an option to get you to your destination.