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Things To Do At Eastern Market

Becca Ballard

Detroiters have flocked to Detroit's Eastern Market since 1841. There is more than just shopping here at this Detroit landmark. Check out the list of what exactly there is to do at this market in Detroit right here.

Eastern Market is open Tuesday, Saturday and Sunday, depending on the time of year. During the winter months, this market is only open on Saturdays. Exact details of hours below.

The Tuesday market is perfect for stocking up on fresh produce, baked goods, and meats. This market has special offerings including free Zumba and yoga classes to join in on as well. The Sunday market not only has items to shop but also a showcase of the work of local artists, cooks, jewelers, musicians, and more. This market is the perfect chance to discover items that are uniquely Detroit and Michigan made. At the Saturday market you'll find the more typical farmers' market items including product, meat, meals, flowers and more. Over 225 market vendors share their produce and stories with up to 40,000 visitors in one day during the busy season.

Shop Produce And Locally-Made Products

Browse the six sheds of vendor booths at Eastern Market. You’ll discover tons of locally-grown produce some of which is raised right in Detroit's own famous urban gardens. Along with produce, you'll find fresh meat and fish, cheese, honey and preserves, flowers and prepared food. You can even shop coffee, nuts, denim, decor and metalwork here.

Enjoy A Meal

Produce vendors is not the only way to find good food at Eastern Market, there are restaurants surrounding the area as well. Check out the amazing pot pie at Supino Pizzeria or give Russell Street Deli a try. If these aren't up your alley, stop by Roma Cafe, or a Coney Island. Don’t forget to stop for dessert at Mootown Ice Cream Shoppe!

Embrace The Art

For years now, Eastern Market has been home to dozens of mural artists with paintings that range from bright colored flowers, to muted, neutral portraits and vivid designs. Wander the market streets for these awesome pieces of artwork and take some Instagram-worthy shots along the way.

Learn To Cook

Shed 5 at Eastern Market is newly renovated and home to a commercial kitchen, where foodies can learn to cook. Sign up to learn how to pickle vegetables, whip up pasta sauce or make homemade desserts like ice cream. Classes welcome all ages to participate.

Attend A Festival

Check out Eastern Market’s website for a list of events where beer festivals, burger battles and taco cook-offs are only the beginning. Attend a Detroit Lions tailgate party to really get a taste of Detroit.

Experience Flower Day

A springtime tradition at Eastern Market is Flower Day. This day celebrates the season with thousands of flowers and plants spread across 15 acres. This event annually set on the Sunday after Mother's Day.

Enjoy A Beer Or Glass Of Wine

Once you’ve finished exploring Eastern Market, it is then time to check out the cocktails at Eastern Market Brewing Company or Detroit City Distillery.

Eastern Market hours:

Saturday: 6 A.M. - 4 P.M. (year-round)

Sunday: 10 A.M. - 4 P.M. (June through September)

Tuesday: 9 A.M. - 3 P.M. (June through September)

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