May 1, 2017

Spring Has Sprung at Campus Martius Park!

The Beach and Lawn Open Surrounded by Thousands of Blooming Tulips

Get ready to sink your feet in the sand and stretch out on the lawn in the heart of downtown Detroit! The beach and lawn at Campus Martius Park will open for the 2017 season on May 3, offering a relaxing setting with comfortable seating from the park’s generous partner, IKEA. Also, in addition to Downtown Street Eats, which returned last month and fills Cadillac Square with a rotating selection of food trucks every weekday, lunchtime visitors will also soon be able to enjoy food and beverages from Fountain Detroit. 

May 3 Highlights include:
  • The Beach Opening day! Colorful and comfortable lounge chairs from IKEA offer guests season long opportunities to relax and have fun outdoors in a beach-like setting in the center of Downtown Detroit.

  • The Lawn and Tulip Garden Display – Surrounded by thousands of blooming tulips, the park’s lush green grass provides comfy outdoor hangouts featuring IKEA’s new 2017 outdoor furniture collection.
  • Music – Power Play Detroit – one of Detroit’s best local cover bands -- will open Campus Martius Park’s 2017 lunchtime entertainment series with a huge variety of classic music covers. Power Play Detroit has a sound and style that embodies the traditions of classic blues, while also embracing the fire and flash of rock ‘n roll.

  • Downtown Street Eats - Supported by Sanders – With a rotating group of over 60 food vendors throughout the year in Campus Martius Park at Cadillac Square, this is the most active daily food truck/street food destination in the region. This week’s featured food trucks are The Pita Post, Marconi’s Pizza, Los Dos Amigos, Shredderz, Grillwich Tot Shop, and Union Street Detroit.

Later in the week:
  • The Fountain Detroit – The park’s unique shipping container restaurant that premiered last year and quickly became very popular will reopen for the season!  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. 

The Beach will be open daily from 6 a.m.-10 p.m., Downtown Street Eats runs from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. weekdays with live mid-day musical performances by local Detroit artists noon-2 p.m. on two stages – one in Campus Martius Park and one in Cadillac Square – through Oct. 13. The Fountain Detroit hours will be Monday-Wednesday, 11 a.m.-10 p.m.; Thursday, 11 a.m.-11 p.m.; Friday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-midnight; and Sunday, 11 a.m.-7 p.m.

Campus Martius Park is located at 800 Woodward Ave.

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Schedule and participants subject to change without notice.

Campus Martius Park is managed by the Detroit 300 Conservancy, an affiliate of the Downtown Detroit Partnership, in cooperation with the City of Detroit.

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