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

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

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

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).

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!

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

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



Click HERE to fill out a a volunteer form.

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

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

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!

Only if you wish to drink alcohol.

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

Yes. There will be at least one ATM onsite.