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8 Reasons Why You Should Attend Eastern Market After Dark 2019

September 19 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm EDT

Free

LOOKING FOR INFO ON EASTERN MARKET AFTER DARK 2019?

You’re in the right place! Read on to get a brief summary of what to expect at this year’s celebration.

 

Eastern Market After Dark is one of my favorite September events in Detroit because there are SO MANY AMAZING THINGS GOING ON AT ONCE!!! OMG!

My first Eastern Market After Dark event was last year (2018) and I was just AMAZED! Now maybe that’s my newbie reaction because I’m still discovering Detroit’s culture, but I seriously LOVED my experience last year at Eastern Market After Dark.

 

Tech Town Marketplace Eastern Market After Dark
TechTown Market Place had an intriguing display at last year’s Eastern Market After Dark. (Photo credit: Jennifer Hamra for Good Life Detroit)

 

I DON’T HAVE TIME TO READ. JUST TELL ME THE QUICK FACTS.

No, problem! I got you.

DATE: Thursday, September 19

TIME: 7 P.M. to 11 PM.

WHERE: Eastern Market, Detroit

ADMISSION: FREE!

FOOD: Food trucks will be available.

PARKING: FREE! Eastern Market has plenty of parking spaces available, but be warned, the event may get super busy. You may have to park a little far.

PUBLIC BATHROOMS: Yes.

STROLLER-FRIENDLY: Yes. (Wagon-friendly, too!)

TRANSPORTATION: See SMART schedule for bus routes and times. MOGO bike station available. Lyft, Uber, Taxi services also available. The Q-LINE and People Mover do not reach the Eastern Market District.

ANYTHING ELSE I SHOULD KNOW: If you bring the kids, bring a blanket to keep them warm in case it gets chilly at night. Also, consider dressing them in light warm clothes with a jacket or keep a change of warm clothes in your vehicle.

Try to plan your arrival time between 7 to 8 P.M. so you can get the FULL Eastern Market After Dark experience!

 

Eastern Market After Dark 2018 Detroit, Michigan
Eastern Market After Dark is one of my favorite September events in Detroit! (Photo credit: Jennifer Hamra for Good Life Detroit)

 

HERE ARE 8 REASONS YOU WILL LOVE EASTERN MARKET AFTER DARK:

1. ART! Art! Art! There will be MANY art exhibits/installations at the event. You may even spot a few artists doing live paintings.

2. YOU CAN BRING THE KIDS! You SHOULD bring the kids! You BETTER bring the kids! This is an experience for the ENTIRE family to enjoy!

3. FOOD! Oh yes, there will be food trucks at the event. Delicious food, too! And dessert! Yummy DETROIT MADE dessert!

4. SHOPPING. There will be vendors also available selling local goods.

5. MUSIC. There will be live music and a DJ playing music throughout the sheds and Eastern Market area.

 

READ: ALL THAT I LOVED ABOUT EASTERN MARKET AFTER DARK 2018

 

Eastern Market After Dark 2018
Eastern Market After Dark features a variety of music. It’s a very enriching experience for the whole family! (Photo credit: Jennifer Hamra for Good Life Detroit)
Eastern Market After Dark
There will also be a DJ and dancing at Eastern Market After Dark!

 

6. ALLEY PARTY? Question mark on that one. You might spot a dance party in the alleys of the Eastern Market District. I’m not a 100% sure.

Since last year was my first Eastern Market After Dark experience, I can’t say for certain if an alley party is an annual After Dark event. I just know last year we discovered an alley party and it was pretty cool!

Eastern Market After Dark 20019 occurs during the week of Murals in the Market, there might be an event or party happening down the street. We found one last year so it’s worth looking into when you go to the event!

 

Colin Kaepernick artwork
Eastern Market After Dark also highlights artists’ artwork for the Month of Design.
313 heart made out of pennies representing Detroit love
Eastern Market After Dark 2018 (Photo credit: Jennifer Hamra for Good Life Detroit)

 

7. FASHION. I love fashion and many fashionistas dress to impress at Eastern Market After Dark. Some also wear interesting attire.

8. SUMMER SEND OFF. Okay, this is the final city summer celebration that says “So long, Summer!” Right? I’m seriously asking because Detroit has SO MANY FUN CELEBRATIONS! Lol!

 

Frida merchandise
Vendors will also be at Eastern Market After Dark if you are looking to buy any local goods.
Shopper looking at dress at Eastern Market After Dark
Local vendors will sell a variety of merchandise such as African fashion pieces, jewelry, and home goods. (Photo credit: Jennifer Hamra for Good Life Detroit)

 

BONUS: EASTERN MARKET AFTER DARK IS FREE!

 

I like to consider Eastern Market After Dark a final summer party. The sun starts to set a little earlier in the day. The temps are cooler in the evening. And the final Tuesday and Sunday Markets are about a week away.

Sounds like an “Adios, Summer” celebration to me!

Hope to see you at Eastern Market After Dark 2019! If you see me, then come say hi! xoxo

 

 

 

Photography courtesy of Jennifer Hamra for Good Life Detroit

 

Details

Date:
September 19
Time:
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Cost:
Free
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Website:
https://designcore.org/month-of-design/detroit-month-of-design-schedule/

Venue

Eastern Market
2934 Russell Street
Detroit, Michigan 48207
Website:
https://www.easternmarket.org/

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