What is Great Lakes Food, Art & Music Festival?

Ultimate Fun Productions, The Social Connection & Real Detroit Events kick Summer off with The Great Lakes Food, Art & Music Festival weekend in downtown Detroit beginning Friday, July 28 and continuing through Sunday, July 30. Campus Martius will play host to the event, providing a fantastic backdrop for the family-friendly occasion. There will be plenty to see, do and hear – stages of music, a kid zone, – providing entertainment, food, art, music and beverages for all ages.

What time is Great Lakes Food, Art & Music Festival?

Friday, July 28th 11-11pm
Saturday, July 29th 12-11pm
Sunday, July 30th 12-7pm

Where is Great Lakes Food, Art & Music Festival held?

Great Lakes Food, Art & Music Festival is held at Campus Martius. For directions and parking information, click HERE.

Where should I park?

There are several public lots available around the festival. Click HERE to view a Campus Martius area parking map.

What if it rains?

Great Lakes Food, Art & Music Festival is a rain or shine event, so please check the weather beforehand. Only in cases of extreme weather will we evacuate the event area… but only for the duration of severe weather (storm threatening lightning and/or winds).

Will credit/debit cards be accepted?

You bet! We will accept all major credit/debit cards.
Note: There will be a small convenience fee per card charge, so we recommend bringing cash!

Can I bring my pet?

Sorry, pets are not allowed with the exception of assistance animals.


Is there a charity associated with the festival?

Yes, a portion of the proceeds from this festival will benefit



How do I volunteer?

Click HERE to fill out a a volunteer form.


What else should I know before attending the festival?

•  No entrance for anyone showing signs of intoxication – NO EXCEPTIONS!
•  All bags & backpacks are subject to search
•  No outside beverages or food permitted

Can I bring my children?

Of course! Great Lakes Food, Art & Music Festival is a family-friendly event that features bounce houses for the kids.

Can I bring a cooler and/or my own food & drink?

Sorry, no. There are state laws that regulate outside food and drinks from entering licensed festival areas. We will provide plenty of opportunities to try great food and drink while you’re here!

How can I become a sponsor, vendor, artist or musician at the festival?

Contact us at or call Matt 248-202-4662.

Do I need an ID?

Only if you wish to drink alcohol.

Will there be covered areas to sit?

Yes, there will be some first-come-first-serve seating under a HUGE tent!

Will there be an ATM onsite?

Yes. There will be at least one ATM onsite.