Over the past few years, Detroit has been experimenting with popup markets at public locations. Several will be returning for another year, and some new ones have also been announced.
Downtown, markets will be in operation every Thursday and Friday during the day, and at night on Saturday.
Market Thursdays at Beacon Park, which started June 6 and takes place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., features only farm-fresh and packaged foods. Market Fridays at Cadillac Square, which starts today (June 7) and also takes place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., features 10 local farmers or food purveyors. Both will be open weekly through the end of September.
The Night Market at Beacon Park takes place on Saturdays from 7 p.m. to midnight. According to a release, there will be an “array of vendors” that will coincide with live concerts taking place downtown. The Night Market will be open through August 24.
DTE Beacon Park Foundation and the Downtown Detroit Partnership are facilitating the markets, which are curated by Jennyfer Crawford, who founded All Things Detroit, a yearly holiday shopping event at Eastern Market. Crawford is also launching an app, Meet Me at the Markets, to bring more awareness to the markets and vendors.
Nearby Eastern Market, the Dequindre Cut Freight Yard will open this Saturday (June 8) with an all-day event starting at 10 a.m. There will be live music, plus a variety of food and goods vendors. Admission is free.
This is the second year for the greenway’s market, which has shipping containers for retailers and a lounge space for guests. The Detroit Riverfront Conservancy, which operates the Dequindre Cut, will feature a rotating selection of vendors.
The Freight Yard will be open every Saturday and Sunday through September 16.