Become a Vendor

We are not accepting any new vendors at this time.

Join in our tradition of five generations of businesses by applying to become a market vendor. We hold a high standard for our vendors towards the mission of building a healthier, wealthier, and happier Detroit.

Feel free to review our 2018 vendor policies and procedures for future reference and please understand that market vendor spaces are subject to availability.

We are not accepting any new vendors at this time.

For future reference, our primary window for accepting vendors takes place in February of each year. New vendors will need to submit description and history of their business, photos of products, displays and banners, and references from prior selling experience.

Become a Street Performer

We welcome street performers of all kinds to create an infectious spirit throughout our market. Performers have their opportunity to showcase their talents for thousands of visitors of all ages, ethnicities, and localities.

Rules for Street Performers

  • Street performers must be at least 12 years old.
  • A performance group should not exceed four people unless you get written permission from Eastern Market Corporation (EMC).
  • Performers requesting additional space or amplification should submit a specific request for our permission.
  • All street performers must apply in person at our office at 2934 Russell Street.

Applying to be a Street Performer

  1. Complete an application form at 2934 Russell Street and pay our one-time registration free of $5.00 (credit card, cash, check or money order made payable to Eastern Market Corporation).
  2. Street performer slots are assigned at the EMC office on the day of performance on a first-come, first-served basis for our Tuesday, Saturday, and Sunday markets.
  3. If a performance slot is available, you will receive an approved performer badge, which you should bring with you whenever you perform. There is a $5.00 fine for performing without your badge.

Contact us with any questions about street performance at Eastern Market.

Welcome Center Hours

Stop in to ask a question, get maps and recipes, or present your Bridge Card to receive tokens accepted at many vendors under the sheds.

  • Saturday 7am-4pm (year-round)
  • Tuesday 9am-3pm (June-Sept.)
  • Sunday 10am-4pm (June-Sept.)

District shops and restaurants are open after shed hours. Check our directory for specifics.

1445 Adelaide, Detroit, MI 48207 (between Sheds 2 and 3)

Get directions

Detroit Kitchen Connect

Do you have a food business you'd like to get off the ground? We want to help you get there! We offer commercial kitchen space, technical assistance and workshops through our partnership with FoodLab Detroit.

Get Connected

Holiday Markets

Our Tuesday Holiday markets will feature foods your holiday meals and our Sunday Holiday markets will feature trees, carolers, & a wonderful selection of locally sourced gifts.

Holiday Markets: Tues. 11/20 & 12/18,
Sunday 11/25, 12/2, 12/9, & 12/16, 12/23

RSVP on Facebook for more updates as these events get closer!

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