Downtown Detroit Summer in the Parks

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Downtown Detroit is home to world-class public spaces that serve as platforms of excitement and entertainment for metro Detroit residents, visitors and businesses. The five Downtown Detroit parks — Campus Martius Park, Cadillac Square, Capitol Park, Grand Circus Park, and Beacon Park — attract millions of visitors annually.

There are over 500 events, most free, planned in the parks, including music!
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Campus Martius

The Beach

Daily, 10 a.m. - 10 p.m. May - October
The only urban beach in the region provides visitors and residents an island oasis set in the heart of Downtown Detroit. Grab a cocktail and snack from The Fountain Detroit, bury your feet in the sand and let the work week melt away as you listen to live Caribbean sounds. It’s a uniquely Detroit experience you won’t want to miss.

Midday Music Thursdays

12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. May - August
Detroit singer and songwriters perform on stage at Campus Martius Park

Friday Beach Party

Fridays, 5 - 9 p.m. June - August
Live Caribbean-inspired sounds set on the beach at Campus Martius Park offer an island getaway unlike any other.


The park is located at the intersection of Woodward Avenue and Michigan Avenue.


Cadillac Square

Lunchtime Acoustics

Wednesdays, Noon - 2 p.m.
May - August
Enjoy live, acoustic performances by metro Detroit’s finest singers and songwriters, along with delicious lunch options from the area’s most popular food trucks and restaurants.

Grand Circus Park

Street Eats and Sounds

Thursdays, 7 - 9 p.m. - July - August Savor the old world feel of Grand Circus Park during a summer music series showcasing the best Detroit jazz, classical, swing, and pop entertainers.

Beacon Park

  • Wednesday May 30 - Noon - 1:00 pm - Akropolis Reed Quintet

Sunset Sessions

Fridays, 4 - 10 p.m. - June - August Join the post-work party at Beacon Park every Friday as local DJs spin from inside a retro Airstream RV

Night Market

Saturdays, 7 p.m. - Midnight - June - August
A rotating list of local makers and entrepreneurs show off their goods as shoppers enjoy music from live, local acts or a drink and dinner from a variety of food trucks.

Headline Concerts

  • Saturday June 16 - 6:00 pm - Midnight JR JR
  • Saturday July 21 - 6:00 pm - Midnight Saint Motel
  • Saturday August 18 - 6:00 pm - Midnight TBA