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Things To Do

Campus Martius Park is the only year round programmed outdoor space in downtown Detroit and one of the most desired locations for events and festivals. These activities provide a consistently positive image of the Campus Martius district and downtown city life. With over 250 activity days and several high-profile events, the Park leads downtown pedestrian life.

Every Day

Campus Martius Park is a great place to just relax, meet a friend, and enjoy the gardens, lawns, the fountains and the surrounding historic downtown skyline. The Park has an ample number of comfortable French bistro tables and chairs for visitors to use and enjoy.


The Conservancy produces its own programming with a culturally diverse music performance focus during the summer months and holiday events, and ice skating during the five fall/winter months.

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Things to Do in the Winter

If you visit Campus Martius Park in the winter you could:

  • Go Ice Skating on the Rink where national and Olympic champions have performed
  • Enjoy the magic and community spirit at Detroit's Tree Lighting Ceremony, the 60 foot Christmas Tree and holiday party
  • Witness one of many engagements happening on the Rink
  • Watch your favorite float go by at America's Thanksgiving Day Parade