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We welcome you to enjoy the Downtown Detroit Parks — Campus Martius Park, Cadillac Square, Capitol Park, Grand Circus Park and Paradise Valley's Beatrice Buck Park — as we host a wide array of lively and culturally diverse programs and activations each year. Join us in "The Parks"!

• For a detailed list of programs, see the 2016 Summer in the Parks Brochure
• For a snapshot of the summer schedule, see the 2016 Summer in the Parks Calendar.

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Weather permitting. Events are subject to change
July 29 2016
5:30 PM
THE BEACH @ CAMPUS MARTIUS PARK
THE FLEX CREW

The Flex Crew has redefined Reggae music. The seven members of The Flex Crew hail from a variety of musical backgrounds, resulting in a versatile and high energy band with a genius array of musical styles. Nowhere else will you hear a comparable mix of Funk, Rhythm and Blues, Soul, Hip Hop and Reggae’s Lover’s Rock, Roots and Dancehall styles.

July 30 2016
9:00 AM
CADILLAC SQUARE
QUICKEN LOANS SPORTS ZONE

DAILY, 9 A.M. - 9 P.M.

Detroiters of all ages and abilities can join in the fun at the FREE Quicken Loans Sports Zone this summer, featuring four outdoor basketball half-courts, painted with artistry led by local artist Jesse Kassel and a sand volleyball court.

Downtown employees, residents and visitors from across the city and region are invited to play a pick-up volleyball or basketball game, join a Monday night volleyball league organized by Come Play Detroit starting May 23, or participate in one of the three organized basketball events: 

Summer ’16 Series Challenges
Nightly events include 3 on 3 Challenges, 3-Point Shooting Challenges, King of the Court, H-O-R-S-E and Sevens. On weekdays, come to the Sports Zone ready to play at 6 p.m. 

Lunchtime Lightning
Recess-style classic shooting game where participants are arranged one behind the other, with the goal of the second player making a basket before the first player does. The last player standing wins. Visit the Sports Zone on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 1 p.m. to play.

Fundamental Camps
On Saturdays, the Sports Zone hosts Fundamental Camps for kids, ages 8-13. Instructors focus on basic skills and drills for youth to learn and improve their game. Fundamental Camps begin the first week of June.

Please visit http://www.detroitsportszone.org/ for further details about Sports Zone events and signup.

July 30 2016
9:30 AM
CAMPUS MARTIUS PARK
Yoga - Boll Family YMCA

SATURDAYS
9:30 - 10:15 A.M.

part of HEALTHY MOVES
July 30 2016
10:30 AM
CAMPUS MARTIUS PARK
BEACH BODY WORKOUTS WITH WHITNEY HARRISON

10:30 - 11:15 A.M.
THE BEACH @ CAMPUS MARTIUS PARK

Certified Fitness professional, Nike Detroit employee, and Detroit Native. 

part of HEALTHY MOVES
July 30 2016
12:00 PM
CADILLAC SQUARE
Outdoor Games

MONDAY - FRIDAY, NOON - 7 P.M.
SATURDAYS, NOON - 4 P.M.

Enjoy a day in the park with a few fun games that everyone can play! Table tennis, bocce ball, bean bag toss, washer toss, chess, backgammon, checkers, and more.

part of OUTDOOR GAMES
July 30 2016
2:00 PM
CAMPUS MARTIUS PARK
BEST OF DOWNTOWN WALKING TOUR

Billions of dollars in development have happened along the Woodward Corridor in recent years and Downtown is at the epicenter of it all. On this tour you’ll see all the major developments as well as unique shops, one-of-a-kind restaurants and recently renovated residential options. You’ll also see some of Detroit’s great historical spots and its world renowned architecture. Depending on the tour, the group will either walk for the entirety or utilize the People Mover, so please dress accordingly.
 
Highlights include:
• Campus Martius Park
• Guardian Building
• Theater District
• Second Baptist Church/Greektown
• The New Paradise Valley District
• Recent Developments
 
Tour begins promptly at 2pm. The start location for this tour will be in Campus Martius Park next to the fountain, on the side facing Cadillac Square. Please see the red X on this map. Also, your tour guide will be holding a blue umbrella to help you find the group! Please allow yourself a sufficient amount of time to find parking and arrive at the location. If you arrive early at the DXF Welcome Center (a 5-minute walk away), we will happily guide you to the start location in the park. Visit detroitexperiencefactory.org for more information.

part of HEALTHY MOVES
July 30 2016
8:00 PM
THE MARTIAN

Tonight's film: The Martian

During a manned mission to Mars, Astronaut Mark Watney (Matt Damon) is presumed dead after a fierce storm and left behind by his crew. But Watney has survived and finds himself stranded and alone on the hostile planet. With only meager supplies, he must draw upon his ingenuity, wit and spirit to subsist and find a way to signal to Earth that he is alive. Millions of miles away, NASA and a team of international scientists work tirelessly to bring "the Martian" home, while his crewmates concurrently plot a daring, if not impossible rescue mission. As these stories of incredible bravery unfold, the world comes together to root for Watney's safe return. Based on a best-selling novel, and helmed by master director Ridley Scott, THE MARTIAN features a star studded cast that includes Jessica Chastain, Kristen Wiig, Kate Mara, Michael Peña, Jeff Daniels, Chiwetel Ejiofor, and Donald Glover. (C) Fox 

July 31 2016
9:00 AM
CADILLAC SQUARE
QUICKEN LOANS SPORTS ZONE

DAILY, 9 A.M. - 9 P.M.

Detroiters of all ages and abilities can join in the fun at the FREE Quicken Loans Sports Zone this summer, featuring four outdoor basketball half-courts, painted with artistry led by local artist Jesse Kassel and a sand volleyball court.

Downtown employees, residents and visitors from across the city and region are invited to play a pick-up volleyball or basketball game, join a Monday night volleyball league organized by Come Play Detroit starting May 23, or participate in one of the three organized basketball events: 

Summer ’16 Series Challenges
Nightly events include 3 on 3 Challenges, 3-Point Shooting Challenges, King of the Court, H-O-R-S-E and Sevens. On weekdays, come to the Sports Zone ready to play at 6 p.m. 

Lunchtime Lightning
Recess-style classic shooting game where participants are arranged one behind the other, with the goal of the second player making a basket before the first player does. The last player standing wins. Visit the Sports Zone on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 1 p.m. to play.

Fundamental Camps
On Saturdays, the Sports Zone hosts Fundamental Camps for kids, ages 8-13. Instructors focus on basic skills and drills for youth to learn and improve their game. Fundamental Camps begin the first week of June.

Please visit http://www.detroitsportszone.org/ for further details about Sports Zone events and signup.

July 31 2016
4:00 PM
GRAND CIRCUS PARK
Community Yoga Sessions

SUNDAYS, 4 - 5 p.m.

Each Sunday, come out for the Community Yoga Session with Citizen Yoga to end your weekend with a relaxing activity.

part of HEALTHY MOVES
August 01 2016
9:00 AM
CADILLAC SQUARE
QUICKEN LOANS SPORTS ZONE

DAILY, 9 A.M. - 9 P.M.

Detroiters of all ages and abilities can join in the fun at the FREE Quicken Loans Sports Zone this summer, featuring four outdoor basketball half-courts, painted with artistry led by local artist Jesse Kassel and a sand volleyball court.

Downtown employees, residents and visitors from across the city and region are invited to play a pick-up volleyball or basketball game, join a Monday night volleyball league organized by Come Play Detroit starting May 23, or participate in one of the three organized basketball events: 

Summer ’16 Series Challenges
Nightly events include 3 on 3 Challenges, 3-Point Shooting Challenges, King of the Court, H-O-R-S-E and Sevens. On weekdays, come to the Sports Zone ready to play at 6 p.m. 

Lunchtime Lightning
Recess-style classic shooting game where participants are arranged one behind the other, with the goal of the second player making a basket before the first player does. The last player standing wins. Visit the Sports Zone on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 1 p.m. to play.

Fundamental Camps
On Saturdays, the Sports Zone hosts Fundamental Camps for kids, ages 8-13. Instructors focus on basic skills and drills for youth to learn and improve their game. Fundamental Camps begin the first week of June.

Please visit http://www.detroitsportszone.org/ for further details about Sports Zone events and signup.

August 01 2016
11:00 AM
CADILLAC SQUARE
DOWNTOWN STREET EATS

Monday - Friday
11 A.M. - 2 P.M.

Downtown Street Eats boasts a revolving choice of great lunchtime food choices from your favorite food trucks and a variety of local restaurants and start-ups.

This week's lineup: Norma G's • Monty's Beef Truck • Mito's Turkish Street Food • Cortina Local • Jerry's Grill • Amicci's Pizza

August 01 2016
12:00 PM
CAMPUS MARTIUS PARK
All Directions Band

The All Directions Band has been a fixture in the southeastern Michigan music community for a number of years playing a powerful blend of Classic R&B, Motown, Blue and Jazz. The band has backed up a wide spectrum of talent including Rock And Roll Hall of Fame inductees “Ben E. King And The Drifters” and “The Diamonds” singing groups as well as jazz legend Grady Tate and members of the band have performed with a variety of top name artists including Chuck Berry, The Tommy Dorsey Band and Clarence Clemons. 

August 01 2016
12:00 PM
CADILLAC SQUARE
Dan Mazur

NOON - 2 P.M.

Dan Mazur is a singer, songwriter, guitar player, music teacher, band leader and performer based out of Metro Detroit.  Making the decision to go full time as a musician in 2009, Dan has played over 1,400 shows and passed the 200 gig mark every year since.

August 01 2016
12:00 PM
CADILLAC SQUARE
Outdoor Games

MONDAY - FRIDAY, NOON - 7 P.M.
SATURDAYS, NOON - 4 P.M.

Enjoy a day in the park with a few fun games that everyone can play! Table tennis, bocce ball, bean bag toss, washer toss, chess, backgammon, checkers, and more.

part of OUTDOOR GAMES
August 01 2016
6:00 PM
CAMPUS MARTIUS PARK
ART & ARCHITECTURE WALKING TOUR

Detroit is a city rich in history, grand buildings and vibrant art surrounding public places. Walk with Detroit Experience Factory through the downtown area as we explore some of the great contributions of prolific architects and emerging artists.

On this one-hour tour, you will travel through The Belt, step inside One Campus Martius, wave to the Spirit of Detroit and end at the PureDetroit shop inside the grandeur of the majestic Guardian Building.

The start location for this tour will be in Campus Martius Park next to the fountain, on the side facing Cadillac Square. Please see the red X on this map. Also, your tour guide will be holding a blue umbrella to help you find the group! If you arrive early at the DXF Welcome Center (a 5-minute walk away), we will happily guide you to the start location in the park.

Visit detroitexperiencefactory.org for more information.

part of HEALTHY MOVES
August 02 2016
9:00 AM
CADILLAC SQUARE
QUICKEN LOANS SPORTS ZONE

DAILY, 9 A.M. - 9 P.M.

Detroiters of all ages and abilities can join in the fun at the FREE Quicken Loans Sports Zone this summer, featuring four outdoor basketball half-courts, painted with artistry led by local artist Jesse Kassel and a sand volleyball court.

Downtown employees, residents and visitors from across the city and region are invited to play a pick-up volleyball or basketball game, join a Monday night volleyball league organized by Come Play Detroit starting May 23, or participate in one of the three organized basketball events: 

Summer ’16 Series Challenges
Nightly events include 3 on 3 Challenges, 3-Point Shooting Challenges, King of the Court, H-O-R-S-E and Sevens. On weekdays, come to the Sports Zone ready to play at 6 p.m. 

Lunchtime Lightning
Recess-style classic shooting game where participants are arranged one behind the other, with the goal of the second player making a basket before the first player does. The last player standing wins. Visit the Sports Zone on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 1 p.m. to play.

Fundamental Camps
On Saturdays, the Sports Zone hosts Fundamental Camps for kids, ages 8-13. Instructors focus on basic skills and drills for youth to learn and improve their game. Fundamental Camps begin the first week of June.

Please visit http://www.detroitsportszone.org/ for further details about Sports Zone events and signup.

August 02 2016
11:00 AM
CADILLAC SQUARE
DOWNTOWN STREET EATS

Monday - Friday
11 A.M. - 2 P.M.

Downtown Street Eats boasts a revolving choice of great lunchtime food choices from your favorite food trucks and a variety of local restaurants and start-ups.

This week's lineup: Norma G's • Monty's Beef Truck • Mito's Turkish Street Food • Cortina Local • Jerry's Grill • Amicci's Pizza

August 02 2016
12:00 PM
CAMPUS MARTIUS PARK
Tia Taylor

23 year old songstress Tia Taylor, born and raised in Detroit is taking the stage at Campus Martius. Recently releasing her debut single entitled "Tell Me" Tia is rising within the music scene. Enjoy the deep and soulful sounds of Tia Taylor. 

August 02 2016
12:00 PM
CADILLAC SQUARE
Tim Ellerbe

NOON - 2 P.M.

Tim Ellerbe is no stranger to music. He is the second of four children born to musician parents. He is equally a fan of traditional Jazz as well as some of the more contemporary styles, particularly Jazz-rock. Totally at home before an audience, Tim has shared the stage with such artists as Crystal P., Jill Grandison, Michael Elder, Everett Boone and many more. Having recently teamed up with dynamic Detroit vocalist Reece Clark, Tim looks forward to a long and successful music career.

August 02 2016
12:00 PM
CADILLAC SQUARE
Outdoor Games

MONDAY - FRIDAY, NOON - 7 P.M.
SATURDAYS, NOON - 4 P.M.

Enjoy a day in the park with a few fun games that everyone can play! Table tennis, bocce ball, bean bag toss, washer toss, chess, backgammon, checkers, and more.

part of OUTDOOR GAMES