Apr 25, 2017

Shop Local for Mom

All Things Detroit returns May 7 to Eastern Market

WHAT:                        Small business owners are the center of attention at this special pre-Mother’s Day edition of All Things Detroit. Expect an array of artisans, food enthusiasts, entertainers and so much more. All Things Detroit will present more than 230 businesses and 20 food trucks at its May installment, a celebration of the talent found in Detroit. Bring the family, shop handmade gifts for Mother’s Day, sample a new food truck and enjoy spring in Eastern Market. All Things Detroit will feature free Mom and Me photos; fresh flowers; activities like corn hole and putt-putt.

MARKETPLACE:        All Things Detroit’s Pre-Mother’s Day event will coincide with the debut of the All Things Marketplace, a national online community to highlight the wares of small business owners. Launching May 7 at allthingsmarketplace.com, interviews are now available to learn more.

WHY:                          Founder Jennyfer Crawford, a business consultant and owner of Ask Jennyfer, developed the All Things Detroit trade show as a way to bring together local business owners, enhance exposure for their goods and services, and help create stronger community connections. The most recent All Things Detroit event drew more than 10,000 visitors - from nearby and as far as Traverse City, Mich. and Chicago.

WHERE:                      2934 Russell Street in Eastern Market, Detroit, Mich.
                                    Visit Sheds 2, 3, 4 and 5.

WHEN:                        10 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 7, 2017
Beat the Crowd ticketholders only may enter beginning at 9:30 a.m. for an extra hour of shopping.
                                    General Admission ticketholders admitted at 11 a.m.
                                    Event ends at 4 p.m.

WHO:                         Founder Jennyfer Crawford, All Things Detroit and Ask Jennyfer

VENDORS:               Expect 72 new vendors - like Joy Canter Designs custom plants, Re-Zip It handmade jewelry, flowers and art and vintage wares from Mama Coo’s Boutique. Returning favorites - including UsableArt4U and Ink Detroit – make for a total of 250 businesses in one location. For those planning to make a day of it, 20 food trucks will be onsite, like Delect-a-Bowl, Crepe Day-Twah and El Charro Food Truck. Surrounding Eastern Market restaurants and shops will also be open.

TICKETS:                     $5-$15 in advance. Tickets will also be sold at the door.
                                    All $15 Beat the Crowd ticketholders must enter through Shed 3.
                                    Children 12 and under are welcome, free of charge.

BUY:                            Purchase tickets online: https://app.gopassage.com/events/all-things-detroit-food-truck-rally-pre-mother-s-day-edition

BEAT THE CROWD:   Ticketholders who purchase Beat the Crowd access gain access to the event at 9:30 a.m., are provided with a beverage voucher courtesy of Faygo; a free All Things Detroit tote bag, a food truck voucher.

SPONSORS:               The event is made possible by Ask Jennyfer; Pixel Print; Faygo; Reel Clever Films and Haute Is magazine

MORE:                        Learn more about the event by visiting www.iloveallthingsdetroit.com or downloading the All Things Detroit mobile app - available at Apple Store and Google Play.

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