TAILGATING

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Limited tailgate spaces for Detroit Tigers Opening Day, Friday, April 8th.

Tickets will be presold online on a first come first serve basis. Cost:

·Lot 5 car size spaces-$30

·Lot 6 bus size spaces-$40



Ever since the Detroit Lions moved downtown to Ford Field in 2002, Eastern Market has been a lively, open-air gathering place for thousands of enthusiastic Lions fans. Our parking lots provide a great place to cook burgers, brats and whatever strikes your taste buds. There are lots of places to park and set up party space around your car, van, RV or bus, and toss a football or a beanbag. When it's game time, you can grab a shuttle (they run continuously between Ford Field and Eastern Market) or make the 10-minute walk across the bridge to the football stadium.

Tailgating at Eastern Market is a high-octane experience. Beyond the thrill of being there, the proceeds support our mission of operating the market, providing access to good food, and growing local food businesses and jobs.

Upcoming Events

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)

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Want to be a volunteer?

We're a nonprofit company, so we rely on the generosity of a fantastic group of volunteers. But we always need more. Check our listings to find an event or activity that matches your interests.

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Want to be a market vendor?

Eastern Market thrives on a rich diversity of food, art, wearables and other goods. If you're excited about what you have to offer, there's a good chance we will be too. Start by reviewing our vendor handbook. Then download an application.

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