Frequently Asked Questions

When is the market open?

Saturday Market – 6am-4pm, Weekly, Year-Round 

Summer Markets – Open June-September
Sunday Market – 10am-4pm, Weekly (Street Market)
Tuesday Market – 9am–3pm, Weekly (Health & Wellness) 

Wholesale Market (Open to the Public, Bulk Purchases Only) – Midnight-6am, Monday-Friday, April-November 

Plenty of businesses in our neighborhood are open seven days/week! Check our directory for more info.

Market Hours

Where can I park?

See our parking map! Parking is free throughout most of the district but be especially careful to avoid tickets while street parking – they’re $45.

Parking

What about the meat market?

Gratiot Central Market is open six days/week (closed on Sundays) and has a wide selection of meat, cheese, and much more. Their phone number is 313.566.5471 and you can find their full information in our directory.

Meat Market

How can I take a tour of the market?

The majority of market tours are hosted by other organizations. Here are links to the most consistent tours:

Feet on the Street “Come Hungry, Leave Happy” Tours (Food Tour)
Murals in the Market Tours (Art Tour, Walking or Biking)
Detroit Experience Factory Tours
Preservation Detroit Tours (Historical Tour)
Wheelhouse Detroit Urban Agriculture Bike Tours

We occasionally offer tours directly from Eastern Market Partnership President, Dan Carmody. Check back soon for 2020 tour dates and how to book.

Tours

Can I shoot photos/video in the market?

If you want to shoot any photos or video inside the sheds while the market is closed, contact our Events Manager, Melissa Thomas.

There are plenty of great areas around the Eastern Market neighborhood that you’re allowed to shoot without any additional permission or costs. You are also free to capture photos/video during our markets as long as you have the consent from vendors and/or guests who are being captured.

If you are planning to use any mural imagery for commercial use, please contact 1xRun for permission and artist compensation.

Shooting Photos/Video

Do you accept Bridge Cards/EBT?

Yes! Many vendors and district businesses accept Bridge Cards, SNAP benefits, and other forms of payment. We also provide Double Up Food Bucks which double your EBT dollars when used on Michigan-grown food. Stop by our Welcome Center (on the south side of Shed 3) or Information Booth (inside Shed 5) for more info!

For full details on which forms of payment we accept and how to use them, click here.

Bridge Cards/EBT

Do you have a Lost & Found?

Yes, call us at 313.833.9300 Ext. 100 or visit us at 2934 Russell Street for Lost & Found items.

Lost & Found

When is Flower Day?

Flower Day is May 17, 2020. It takes place on the Sunday after Mother's Day every year. We also have a wide selection of flowers available at our Saturday Markets typically from mid-April through June.

Flower Day

Is smoking/vaping allowed in the market?

Smoking and vaping are not allowed in sheds, covered structures, or in proximity to any vendor stalls.

Smoking/Vaping

Can I bring my dog/animal?

Dogs and other animals are not allowed in sheds, covered structures, or in proximity to any vendor stalls with the exception of registered service animals. Service animals must be trained in work or a task that mitigates their handler’s disability.

Dogs and other animals are welcomed many places throughout the Eastern Market district, just not inside the market itself.

Dogs/Pets

How can I become a vendor?

You must apply and be accepted to vend at our markets. Our primary vendor application season for all markets is February 1st through mid-March every year.

For the latest application information, click here.

Become a Vendor

Can my organization pass out or sell items?

Yes, with proper registration and approval. Please contact our Market Managers for more information.

Selling/Passing Out Items

Can I perform at the market?

Yes, we welcome street performers year-round at all of our markets! Click here for full information.

Street Perform

What is in season at the market right now?

Check our seasonal eating calendar!

What's In Season

Which vendors will be there and where?

We’re working on providing weekly vendor maps online soon. For now, check our directory or call our office at 313.833.9300 for specific vendor info.

Specific Vendors

Is the market accessible for wheelchairs, strollers, etc.?

Yes!

Accessibility

Can I petition inside the market?

Yes, please contact our Market Managers to make arrangements.

Petitioning