Beacon Park – Energized July 20th 2017

DTE Energy is developing Detroit’s newest public park scheduled to open July 20th.  The park infuses light, energy and motion to create a distinctive gathering place and unforgettable experience for visitors of all ages. The circular, open lawn is the largest of any downtown Detroit park and gives visitors room to run, play, relax and recharge. With year-round programming, interactive light installations and a contemporary restaurant with a rooftop garden and dining space for panoramic views of the park and city skyline – this park is beaming with eye-catching, Instagram-worthy moments to share with friends and family.

Beacon Park will be Detroit’s most contemporary park on the western edge of downtown. The beautiful and contemporary park will activate 1.2 acres, improve walkability, and create a catalyst for cultural vibrancy and economic development.  

The new park will be home to a full-service restaurant and bar featuring a rooftop patio as well as quick bites from mobile carts and Food Trucks.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Beacon Park

Sunday,

13

August

9AM - 10AM

Beacon Park

Free Yoga at Beacon Park

Free and open to all!  Offered by Beacon Park and Detroit Yoga Lab - 1 Hour classes at 9am with family classes at 10am 

9am: Yoga - Free class: from the adventurous beginner looking for a workout to the advanced student wanting a lighter practice, the instructors offer variations that enable you to practice at your own level while keeping the flow

10am: Family Yoga - Free class ages 3-6: Geared toward 3-6 year olds to creatively explore fun yoga poses, visual imagery, breathing, and relaxation in open and inspiring environment

10:30am: Family Yoga – Free class ages 6-13: Geared toward 6-13 year olds to creatively explore fun yoga poses, visual imagery, breathing, and relaxation in open and inspiring environment

Sunday,

13

August

10AM - 12AM

Beacon Park

IMPULSE Exhibit: Interactive Illuminated See-Saws

Free and open to all! 

Exhibiting from July 20th through August 27th, experience an interactive work of public art that warms the hearts of all ages.  15 gigantic illuminated see-saws create an interactive urban play space at Detroit's newest and contemporary park - Beacon Park.  

Open 10am - 12am everyday

Sunday,

13

August

11AM - 4PM

Beacon Park

Family Day at Beacon Park

Free and open to all!  Every Sunday until August 27th from 12am - 4pm.   Lots of fun for children and families, featuring inflatables, face painting, arts and crafts, and lawn games!  Food and drinks available for purchase.  

Monday,

14

August

10AM - 12AM

Beacon Park

IMPULSE Exhibit: Interactive Illuminated See-Saws

Free and open to all! 

Exhibiting from July 20th through August 27th, experience an interactive work of public art that warms the hearts of all ages.  15 gigantic illuminated see-saws create an interactive urban play space at Detroit's newest and contemporary park - Beacon Park.  

Open 10am - 12am everyday

Monday,

14

August

11AM - 2PM

Beacon Park

Downtown Street Eats at Beacon Park

Aug 14 - Aug 18 food truck lineup! 11am - 2pm every week day! 

MONDAY: The Spot, Cortina Local, and Los Dos Amigos
TUESDAY: The Spot, Stockyard, and Streetside Sushi
WEDNESDAY: The Spot, Stocky, and Buffy's Mexi-Casian
THURSDAY: The Spot, Bombay Wraps, and Cortina Local
FRIDAY: The Spot, Stockyard, and El Charro

Tuesday,

15

August

10AM - 12AM

Beacon Park

IMPULSE Exhibit: Interactive Illuminated See-Saws

Free and open to all! 

Exhibiting from July 20th through August 27th, experience an interactive work of public art that warms the hearts of all ages.  15 gigantic illuminated see-saws create an interactive urban play space at Detroit's newest and contemporary park - Beacon Park.  

Open 10am - 12am everyday

Tuesday,

15

August

11AM - 2PM

Beacon Park

Downtown Street Eats at Beacon Park

Aug 14 - Aug 18 food truck lineup! 11am - 2pm every week day! 

MONDAY: The Spot, Cortina Local, and Los Dos Amigos
TUESDAY: The Spot, Stockyard, and Streetside Sushi
WEDNESDAY: The Spot, Stocky, and Buffy's Mexi-Casian
THURSDAY: The Spot, Bombay Wraps, and Cortina Local
FRIDAY: The Spot, Stockyard, and El Charro

Tuesday,

15

August

6PM - 9PM

Beacon Park

Volleyball Leagues at Beacon Park

BEACON PARK - VOLLEYBALL LEAGUES by COME PLAY DETROIT  6pm – 9:30pm every Tuesday and Thursday through Mid-October. 

Signup to play and more information @ comeplaydetroit.com

Wednesday,

16

August

10AM - 12AM

Beacon Park

IMPULSE Exhibit: Interactive Illuminated See-Saws

Free and open to all! 

Exhibiting from July 20th through August 27th, experience an interactive work of public art that warms the hearts of all ages.  15 gigantic illuminated see-saws create an interactive urban play space at Detroit's newest and contemporary park - Beacon Park.  

Open 10am - 12am everyday

Wednesday,

16

August

11AM - 2PM

Beacon Park

Downtown Street Eats at Beacon Park

Aug 14 - Aug 18 food truck lineup! 11am - 2pm every week day! 

MONDAY: The Spot, Cortina Local, and Los Dos Amigos
TUESDAY: The Spot, Stockyard, and Streetside Sushi
WEDNESDAY: The Spot, Stocky, and Buffy's Mexi-Casian
THURSDAY: The Spot, Bombay Wraps, and Cortina Local
FRIDAY: The Spot, Stockyard, and El Charro

Thursday,

17

August

10AM - 12AM

Beacon Park

IMPULSE Exhibit: Interactive Illuminated See-Saws

Free and open to all! 

Exhibiting from July 20th through August 27th, experience an interactive work of public art that warms the hearts of all ages.  15 gigantic illuminated see-saws create an interactive urban play space at Detroit's newest and contemporary park - Beacon Park.  

Open 10am - 12am everyday

Thursday,

17

August

11AM - 2PM

Beacon Park

Downtown Street Eats at Beacon Park

Aug 14 - Aug 18 food truck lineup! 11am - 2pm every week day! 

MONDAY: The Spot, Cortina Local, and Los Dos Amigos
TUESDAY: The Spot, Stockyard, and Streetside Sushi
WEDNESDAY: The Spot, Stocky, and Buffy's Mexi-Casian
THURSDAY: The Spot, Bombay Wraps, and Cortina Local
FRIDAY: The Spot, Stockyard, and El Charro

Thursday,

17

August

6PM - 9PM

Beacon Park

Volleyball Leagues at Beacon Park

BEACON PARK - VOLLEYBALL LEAGUES by COME PLAY DETROIT  6pm – 9:30pm every Tuesday and Thursday through Mid-October. 

Signup to play and more information @ comeplaydetroit.com

Friday,

18

August

10AM - 12AM

Beacon Park

IMPULSE Exhibit: Interactive Illuminated See-Saws

Free and open to all! 

Exhibiting from July 20th through August 27th, experience an interactive work of public art that warms the hearts of all ages.  15 gigantic illuminated see-saws create an interactive urban play space at Detroit's newest and contemporary park - Beacon Park.  

Open 10am - 12am everyday

Friday,

18

August

11AM - 2PM

Beacon Park

Downtown Street Eats at Beacon Park

Aug 14 - Aug 18 food truck lineup! 11am - 2pm every week day! 

MONDAY: The Spot, Cortina Local, and Los Dos Amigos
TUESDAY: The Spot, Stockyard, and Streetside Sushi
WEDNESDAY: The Spot, Stocky, and Buffy's Mexi-Casian
THURSDAY: The Spot, Bombay Wraps, and Cortina Local
FRIDAY: The Spot, Stockyard, and El Charro

Saturday,

19

August

9AM - 11AM

Beacon Park

Outdoor Spin at Beacon Park

Free and open to all!  1 Hour classes at 9am and 10am.  Pre-registration required at pulsefitnesstraining.com 

Wake up to great music, full body toning,  resistance training, and high-intensity aerobics! 

Saturday,

19

August

10AM - 12AM

Beacon Park

IMPULSE Exhibit: Interactive Illuminated See-Saws

Free and open to all! 

Exhibiting from July 20th through August 27th, experience an interactive work of public art that warms the hearts of all ages.  15 gigantic illuminated see-saws create an interactive urban play space at Detroit's newest and contemporary park - Beacon Park.  

Open 10am - 12am everyday

Saturday,

19

August

7PM - 12AM

Beacon Park

NIGHT MARKET at Beacon Park

Free and open to all!  7pm - Midnight 

Detroit's first ever NIGHT MARKET comes to Beacon Park with cocktails, craft beer, food trucks, makers + entrepreneurs, an indie concert series, and lawn games

  • 7:00-8:00pm - Anthony Retka's Big Parade:  Detroit-born songwriter and musician, Anthony Retka, has spent the last fifteen years writing and performing music that has helped etch his place in the Detroit music scene. He has toured the United States from Nashville to St. Louis and Chicago to New York. Anthony's independently released albums include four solo records alongside four full-length albums with his band, Tone & Niche. 
  • 8:45 - 9:45pm - Kubat, Finlay & Rose:  A collective of independent songwriters who sometimes perform solo, but have come together to offer lush harmonies and rich instrumentation to songs by each member. This edition includes Tamara Finlay, Emily Rose, and Audra Kubat. 
  • 10:30 -11:45pm - Nadir Omowale: Based in Detroit, Michigan, Distorted Soul specializes in the creation and dissemination of progressive soul, modern rock, new Detroit funk and 21st Century Blues.

Sunday,

20

August

12AM - 12AM

Beacon Park

Family Day at Beacon Park

Free and open to all!  Every Sunday from 12am - 4pm.   Lots of fun for children and families, featuring inflatables, face painting, arts and crafts, and lawn games!  Food and drinks available for purchase.  

Sunday,

20

August

9AM - 10AM

Beacon Park

Free Yoga at Beacon Park

Free and open to all!  Offered by Beacon Park and Detroit Yoga Lab - 1 Hour classes at 9am with family classes at 10am 

9am: Yoga - Free class: from the adventurous beginner looking for a workout to the advanced student wanting a lighter practice, the instructors offer variations that enable you to practice at your own level while keeping the flow

10am: Family Yoga - Free class ages 3-6: Geared toward 3-6 year olds to creatively explore fun yoga poses, visual imagery, breathing, and relaxation in open and inspiring environment

10:30am: Family Yoga – Free class ages 6-13: Geared toward 6-13 year olds to creatively explore fun yoga poses, visual imagery, breathing, and relaxation in open and inspiring environment

Sunday,

20

August

10AM - 12AM

Beacon Park

IMPULSE Exhibit: Interactive Illuminated See-Saws

Free and open to all! 

Exhibiting from July 20th through August 27th, experience an interactive work of public art that warms the hearts of all ages.  15 gigantic illuminated see-saws create an interactive urban play space at Detroit's newest and contemporary park - Beacon Park.  

Open 10am - 12am everyday

Monday,

21

August

10AM - 12AM

Beacon Park

IMPULSE Exhibit: Interactive Illuminated See-Saws

Free and open to all! 

Exhibiting from July 20th through August 27th, experience an interactive work of public art that warms the hearts of all ages.  15 gigantic illuminated see-saws create an interactive urban play space at Detroit's newest and contemporary park - Beacon Park.  

Open 10am - 12am everyday

Monday,

21

August

11AM - 2PM

Beacon Park

Downtown Street Eats at Beacon Park

Aug 21 - Aug 25 food truck lineup! 11am - 2pm every week day! 

MONDAY: High Octane, Nu Deli, and Buffy's Mexi-Casian
TUESDAY: Drunken Rooster, Bombay Wraps, and Bigalora
WEDNESDAY: Cortina Local, Shimmy Shack, and The Spot
THURSDAY: Bigalora, Nu Deli, and Los Dos Amigos
FRIDAY: Drunken Rooster, Bombay Wraps, and Bigalora

Tuesday,

22

August

10AM - 12AM

Beacon Park

IMPULSE Exhibit: Interactive Illuminated See-Saws

Free and open to all! 

Exhibiting from July 20th through August 27th, experience an interactive work of public art that warms the hearts of all ages.  15 gigantic illuminated see-saws create an interactive urban play space at Detroit's newest and contemporary park - Beacon Park.  

Open 10am - 12am everyday

Tuesday,

22

August

11AM - 2PM

Beacon Park

Downtown Street Eats at Beacon Park

Aug 21 - Aug 25 food truck lineup! 11am - 2pm every week day! 

MONDAY: High Octane, Nu Deli, and Buffy's Mexi-Casian
TUESDAY: Drunken Rooster, Bombay Wraps, and Bigalora
WEDNESDAY: Cortina Local, Shimmy Shack, and The Spot
THURSDAY: Bigalora, Nu Deli, and Los Dos Amigos
FRIDAY: Drunken Rooster, Bombay Wraps, and Bigalora

Tuesday,

22

August

6PM - 9PM

Beacon Park

Volleyball Leagues at Beacon Park

BEACON PARK - VOLLEYBALL LEAGUES by COME PLAY DETROIT  6pm – 9:30pm every Tuesday and Thursday through Mid-October. 

Signup to play and more information @ comeplaydetroit.com

Wednesday,

23

August

10AM - 12AM

Beacon Park

IMPULSE Exhibit: Interactive Illuminated See-Saws

Free and open to all! 

Exhibiting from July 20th through August 27th, experience an interactive work of public art that warms the hearts of all ages.  15 gigantic illuminated see-saws create an interactive urban play space at Detroit's newest and contemporary park - Beacon Park.  

Open 10am - 12am everyday

Wednesday,

23

August

11AM - 2PM

Beacon Park

Downtown Street Eats at Beacon Park

Aug 21 - Aug 25 food truck lineup! 11am - 2pm every week day! 

MONDAY: High Octane, Nu Deli, and Buffy's Mexi-Casian
TUESDAY: Drunken Rooster, Bombay Wraps, and Bigalora
WEDNESDAY: Cortina Local, Shimmy Shack, and The Spot
THURSDAY: Bigalora, Nu Deli, and Los Dos Amigos
FRIDAY: Drunken Rooster, Bombay Wraps, and Bigalora

Thursday,

24

August

10AM - 12AM

Beacon Park

IMPULSE Exhibit: Interactive Illuminated See-Saws

Free and open to all! 

Exhibiting from July 20th through August 27th, experience an interactive work of public art that warms the hearts of all ages.  15 gigantic illuminated see-saws create an interactive urban play space at Detroit's newest and contemporary park - Beacon Park.  

Open 10am - 12am everyday

Thursday,

24

August

11AM - 2PM

Beacon Park

Downtown Street Eats at Beacon Park

Aug 21 - Aug 25 food truck lineup! 11am - 2pm every week day! 

MONDAY: High Octane, Nu Deli, and Buffy's Mexi-Casian
TUESDAY: Drunken Rooster, Bombay Wraps, and Bigalora
WEDNESDAY: Cortina Local, Shimmy Shack, and The Spot
THURSDAY: Bigalora, Nu Deli, and Los Dos Amigos
FRIDAY: Drunken Rooster, Bombay Wraps, and Bigalora

Thursday,

24

August

3PM - 7PM

Beacon Park

POSTGAME PARTY

Free and open to all!  3pm - 7pm -  August 10th, 24th and September 14th!   Tailgate after the #Tigers game! Whether you're playing hooky to go to the game (like us) or just need something fun to do after work (who doesn't), join us for our first POSTGAME PARTY at #BeaconPark! Expect craft beers, tailgate grub, lawn games, music and more from 3 to 7 p.m.!

Thursday,

24

August

6PM - 9PM

Beacon Park

Volleyball Leagues at Beacon Park

BEACON PARK - VOLLEYBALL LEAGUES by COME PLAY DETROIT  6pm – 9:30pm every Tuesday and Thursday through Mid-October. 

Signup to play and more information @ comeplaydetroit.com

Friday,

25

August

10AM - 12AM

Beacon Park

IMPULSE Exhibit: Interactive Illuminated See-Saws

Free and open to all! 

Exhibiting from July 20th through August 27th, experience an interactive work of public art that warms the hearts of all ages.  15 gigantic illuminated see-saws create an interactive urban play space at Detroit's newest and contemporary park - Beacon Park.  

Open 10am - 12am everyday

Friday,

25

August

11AM - 2PM

Beacon Park

Downtown Street Eats at Beacon Park

Aug 21 - Aug 25 food truck lineup! 11am - 2pm every week day! 

MONDAY: High Octane, Nu Deli, and Buffy's Mexi-Casian
TUESDAY: Drunken Rooster, Bombay Wraps, and Bigalora
WEDNESDAY: Cortina Local, Shimmy Shack, and The Spot
THURSDAY: Bigalora, Nu Deli, and Los Dos Amigos
FRIDAY: Drunken Rooster, Bombay Wraps, and Bigalora

Saturday,

26

August

9AM - 11AM

Beacon Park

Outdoor Spin at Beacon Park

Free and open to all!  1 Hour classes at 9am and 10am.  Pre-registration required at pulsefitnesstraining.com 

Wake up to great music, full body toning,  resistance training, and high-intensity aerobics! 

Saturday,

26

August

10AM - 12AM

Beacon Park

IMPULSE Exhibit: Interactive Illuminated See-Saws

Free and open to all! 

Exhibiting from July 20th through August 27th, experience an interactive work of public art that warms the hearts of all ages.  15 gigantic illuminated see-saws create an interactive urban play space at Detroit's newest and contemporary park - Beacon Park.  

Open 10am - 12am everyday

Saturday,

26

August

7PM - 12AM

Beacon Park

NIGHT MARKET at Beacon Park

Free and open to all!  7pm - Midnight 

Detroit's first ever NIGHT MARKET comes to Beacon Park with cocktails, craft beer, food trucks, makers + entrepreneurs, an indie concert series, and lawn games

  • 7:00-12am - Beehive Records Showcase:  Featuring 4 Bands curated by Stephen Nawara

    The Beehive Recording Company, founded in Detroit, is an online label/social club whose mission is to record and promote Detroit artists.  Pursuing all genres, Beehive records, promotes and preserves Detroit’s musical culture by offering free recording to all musicians found within the city, packaging digital singles, complete with supporting artwork, photography, and videography.  Beehive produces three singles a month of Detroit artists, followed by a Motown Revue style concert each month.  Created and curated by interlochen alumnus and Kresge Award recipient, Stephen Nawara, a former member of the Detroit Cobras, Electric Six and creator of their #2 UK and #1 European hit, “Danger High Voltage”, Beehive has recorded over 300 songs by 70 eclectric artists with over 1,500,000 downloads in the past 4 years.

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June 16, 2017

Beacon Park will open downtown July 20-23rd

By Robin Runyan 

The Grand Opening weekend July 20-23 will have live music (including Robert Randolph & the Family Band and Thornetta Davis, plus indie band Lord Huron), a beer garden, fitness activities, a family day, a night market, a gospel brunch, light activations, and a screening of “Back to the Future” with a Delorean for photo ops.

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May 09, 2017

Big Rock Chophouse owners to run restaurant in Beacon Park

Detroit Free Press by Mark Kurlyandchik

Another world-class park is coming to downtown Detroit, along with a flagship restaurant and culinary operator.

For the previously announced park at Cass and Grand River, DTE Energy has partnered with Norm and Bonnie LePage, restaurateurs whose purview includes Clubhouse BFD in Rochester Hills and Big Rock Chophouse and Griffin Claw Brewing Co. in Birmingham.

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May 01, 2017

The Fountain Detroit Returns for 2nd Season at Campus Martius Park

The park’s seasonal shipping container restaurant that premiered last year and quickly became very popular will reopen for the season again this year!  Featuring casual open-air dining, this urban beach-side full-service restaurant and bar offers a variety of frozen drinks, specialty cocktails, and craft beer, plus its own creative spin on grilled paninis, burgers, salads, and appetizers.  

Starting on May 2nd, Fountain Detroit is open through October 2017: 

Mon - Wed 11am to 10pm
Thur 11am to 11pm
Fri - Sat 11am to 12am
Sunday 11am to 7pm

Menu and More info at www.fountaindetroit.com

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