Detroit - Eastern Market
Eastern Market is home to the largest open-air farmer's market in the United States. The community surrounding the market is filled with an eclectic mix of restaurants, bars, and shops.
Eastern Market is a historic commercial district, located one-mile northeast of Downtown Detroit. The neighborhood was designated a Michigan State Historic Site in 1974 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1978. At the center of the 43-acre Eastern Market is a six-block public farmers market, which draws nearly 45,000 people from all over the region every Saturday.
Today, Eastern Market is the largest open-air flowerbed market in the United States and the largest historic public market district in the United States. More than 150 food and specialty businesses are located within the market district and sell all types of goods, including produce, livestock, poultry, spices, and flowers.
Aside from being the city’s favorite market, Eastern Market has become an increasingly lively and diverse neighborhood. The surrounding area in recent years has attracted new businesses, including an eclectic mix of restaurants, bars, and brick-and-mortar shops and added new residential units as more people seek to live in the neighborhood. Eastern Market is well connected by the Dequindre Cut greenway to the river to the south and Hamtramck to the north.
Eastern Market has a strong artistic reputation, with more than 40 murals scattered throughout the neighborhood, mostly produced through the annual Murals In The Market event, as well as local and internationally recognized galleries, studios, and makerspaces, including Wasserman Projects, The Red Bull House of Art, and OmniCorp Detroit, and live music from well-known jazz and blues performers can be heard at Bert’s Market Place. Though the Detroit Lions have official tailgating at Ford Field, many fans prefer Eastern Market as their home game tailgating spot, and shuttles run continuously between the two locations.