Detroit's Gathering Place

Campus Martius

Park

CAMPUS MARTIUS PARK

The first-ever winner of the prestigious, international Urban Land Institute Urban Open Space Award, Campus Martius Park delivers on its promise to be Detroit’s Gathering Place in the immediate downtown community and for the entire city and region. Detroit's signature public space presents spectacular skyline views in an extraordinary setting.

Campus Martius Park offers a wide range of opportunities to connect with friends, old and new, or simply to enjoy a bit of serenity. Rest and relax on any of our comfortable seating options near the everflowing Woodward Fountain or enjoy the beautiful landscaping and flourishing gardens while exploring some of the park’s historical amenities, such as The Michigan Soldiers and Sailors Monument or Detroit's Point of Origin, the 1806 historic monument within the park where the city’s mile roads begin and draw to the suburbs.

If you’re looking for something outside of the day-to-day park activities, the park presents and produces a wide variety of free events, programs, classes, and amenities for you to take advantage of every day, including the region's most popular ice skating rink and several dining and beverage options.

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THINGS TO DO IN

Campus Martius Park

Monuments
The Rink
The Beach
Green Space
History
Stages
Fountains
Point of Origin

UPCOMING EVENTS

Campus Martius Park

Thursday,

24

August

12PM - 2PM

Campus Martius

iHeart Thursdays with The Klouds

The Klouds began their musical journey together as the backing band for the Hip Hop and R&B group MiFamlee, based in the heart of Detroit, MI. They had no idea that they would go on to work with GRAMMY-nominated and award-winning artists like Noel “Detail” Fischer, Chico Debarge, George Clinton, and Dej Loaf!
The Klouds’ diverse and innovative sound is expressed through musical genres like jazz fusion, funk, hip-hop, classical, and metal. 

Friday,

25

August

12PM - 11PM

Campus Martius

Detroit Garlic & Music Festival

Tempt every sense at Garlic & Music Festival – a weekend of tastes, scents, sights & sounds.

Enjoy deliciously garlicky food, live music, cold beer & summer cocktails, cooking competitions, and plenty of family fun. 

More info @ garlicandmusicfestival.com

Friday,

25

August

7PM - 11PM

Campus Martius

5/3 Fourth Friday Concert featuring AMERICAN ENGLISH

Free and open to all! 

9:30 - 11pm - AMERICAN ENGLISH is simply the best Beatle's tribute story of our time.  At the inception of the band, they were voted “number one” by thousands of Beatles fans as winners of sound a like contests at Beatlefest for three consecutive years. They have been voted "Best Tribute Band" three of the last four years by their fans in the Chicagoland area. Their demand in the US and abroad, coupled with their spectacular fan base, has anchored them into a professional setting, and launched them into larger venues and theatres worldwide. 

7:30 - 9pm - TOSHA OWENS opens for American English and is Motor City soul at its finest! Tosha carries on the tradition of talented and versatile female vocalists. Blues, rock, funk and R&B – this Detroit native can do it all.  

Saturday,

26

August

12PM - 11PM

Campus Martius

Detroit Garlic and Music Festival

Tempt every sense at Garlic & Music Festival – a weekend of tastes, scents, sights & sounds.

Enjoy deliciously garlicky food, live music, cold beer & summer cocktails, cooking competitions, and plenty of family fun. 

More info @ garlicandmusicfestival.com

FESTIVAL HOURS: 

  • FRIDAY: 12pm - 11pm 
  • SATURDAY: 12pm - 11pm
  • SUNDAY: 12pm - 7pm

Sunday,

27

August

12PM - 7PM

Campus Martius

Detroit Garlic and Music Festival

Tempt every sense at Garlic & Music Festival – a weekend of tastes, scents, sights & sounds.

Enjoy deliciously garlicky food, live music, cold beer & summer cocktails, cooking competitions, and plenty of family fun. 

More info @ garlicandmusicfestival.com

FESTIVAL HOURS: 

  • FRIDAY: 12pm - 11pm 
  • SATURDAY: 12pm - 11pm
  • SUNDAY: 12pm - 7pm

Thursday,

31

August

12PM - 2PM

Campus Martius

iHeart Thursdays with The Vonneguts

Detroit and Hamtramck based psychedelic Rock and Roll band 

Friday,

01

September

11AM - 11PM

Campus Martius

38th Annual Detroit Jazz Festival

The World's Largest Free Jazz Festival  |  LABOR DAY WEEKEND 

Saturday,

02

September

11AM - 11PM

Campus Martius

38th Annual Detroit Jazz Festival

The World's Largest Free Jazz Festival  |  LABOR DAY WEEKEND 

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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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