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Strolling Supper Tour

Downtown Detroit has over 150 restaurants, more than 13,000 theater seats, 3 sports stadiums and many public parks. It’s pretty easy to have a good time, but this strolling supper tour will make you feel like an insider by taking you to 3 of the locals’ favorite places. You’ll get great food at each place as well as a tour and introduction to the Detroit community.  

This Strolling Supper will include visits to the following incredible establishments:

Maru Sushi & Grill

Vicente’s Cuban Cuisine

Angelina Italian Bistro.

Ticket cost includes food, tax and tip.


Innovation & Sustainability: Urban Agriculture Tour

Detroit has over 1,400 urban farms and gardens and on this tour we invite you to get a taste of neighborhood revitalization in action through agriculture. We’ll visit Oakland Avenue Farm, the Greening of Detroit Market Garden in Eastern Market and the indoor hydroponic, Artesian Farms as different examples of how urban agriculture is having a positive effect on the Detroit community. We’ll also talk about how Detroit’s land use policies over the decades have shaped the urban farming landscape. By the end of the tour you’ll have an insider’s perspective of how Detroit is defining what a 21st century can look like.

On this Tour we will be visiting:

Artesian Farms

Michigan Urban Farm Initiriative (MUFI)

Oakland Avenue Farm


Ford in Detroit Tour 

Ford Motor Company put Detroit and the world on wheels. This tour will show you that they are still going strong by innovating and focusing on sustainability.  On our way to seeing the F-150 being built at the storied Rouge Plant, we will swing by the Historic Piquette Plant and Ford World Headquarters.


Innovation & Sustainability: Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Tour

The themes that are shaping Detroit right now are opportunity and innovation.  During this tour you’ll see how those themes are woven throughout the city. We will take you inside Detroit’s most innovative projects where you’ll have the opportunity to meet the people reinventing Detroit. By day’s end you’ll have an insider’s perspective of where Detroit has come from and more importantly where it is going. 

On this Tour we will be visiting:

Techtown

Build Institute

Ponyride


Innovation & Sustainability: Small Businesses, Big Impact

The themes that are shaping Detroit right now are opportunity and innovation.  During this tour you’ll see how those themes are woven throughout the city. We will take you inside Detroit’s most innovative projects where you’ll have the opportunity to meet the people reinventing Detroit. By day’s end you’ll have an insider’s perspective of where Detroit has come from and more importantly where it is going. 

On this Tour we will be visiting:

Green Garage

El Moore

Socratea/71 Garfield


Innovation & Sustainability: Creative Reuse

The themes that are shaping Detroit right now are opportunity and innovation.  During this tour you’ll see how those themes are woven throughout the city. We will take you inside Detroit’s most innovative projects where you’ll have the opportunity to meet the people reinventing Detroit. By day’s end you’ll have an insider’s perspective of where Detroit has come from and more importantly where it is going. 

On this Tour we will be visiting:

Rebel Nell

Reclaim Detroit or Workshop Detroit 


Innovation & Sustainability: Social Entrepreneurship

The themes that are shaping Detroit right now are opportunity and innovation.  During this tour you’ll see how those themes are woven throughout the city. We will take you inside Detroit’s most innovative projects where you’ll have the opportunity to meet the people reinventing Detroit. By day’s end you’ll have an insider’s perspective of where Detroit has come from and more importantly where it is going. 

On this Tour we will be visiting:

Empowerment Plan

Detroit Dirt


Innovation & Sustainability: Food Systems

The themes that are shaping Detroit right now are opportunity and innovation.  During this tour you’ll see how those themes are woven throughout the city. We will take you inside Detroit’s most innovative projects where you’ll have the opportunity to meet the people reinventing Detroit. By day’s end you’ll have an insider’s perspective of where Detroit has come from and more importantly where it is going. 

On this Tour we will be visiting:

Eastern Market Corp

Greening of Detroit Market Garden

Red Truck Produce


Art & Eastern Market Walking Tour

Join us for a tour of Eastern Market, but this time it's not about the food. Murals in the Market from the annual Detroit Design Festival brought a colorful mix of new murals to complement the existing murals. From local, national, and internationally acclaimed muralists and street artists, enjoy a new part of the oldest and largest public market in the country!

For more information about Murals in the Market: http://www.muralsinthemarket.com/.


Taste of Downtown Tour - Thursday May 25th

Experience a slice of Detroit's small business community as we visit some of the wonderful and unique small businesses downtown. Sample products, meet the owners, see major developments and historical spots while we walk between shops downtown!

On this tour we will be visiting:

House of Pur Vin

Astro Coffee

BonBonBon


Taste of Hamtramck Tour - Thursday May 25th

Hamtramck is one of the most diverse zip codes in the United States with people from 20 different countries calling this 2.1 sq. mi. city home. Historically a Polish enclave, Hamtramck today is a little slice of the world completely surrounded by Detroit. On this tour the stops will be as diverse as the city.

On this tour we will be visiting:

House of Pur Vin

Astro Coffee

BonBonBon


Art & Architecture - Downtown Walking Tour. Friday May 26th

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

On this two-hour tour, we’ll explore The Belt, step inside One Campus Martius, wave to the Spirit of Detroit and experience the grandeur of the majestic Guardian Building.

Tour begins promptly at 2pm. Please allow yourself a sufficient amount of time to find parking and arrive at the starting location. 


Shops, Stadiums & Shows - Downtown Walking Tour. Saturday May 27th

The Woodward Corridor is one of the most bustling thoroughfares in the entire city. Billions of dollars in development have taken place in the city in recent years and Downtown is at the epicenter of it all. On this tour, you'll see unique shops, historic architecture, recent commercial and residential development, Detroit's major professional sports stadiums, and our state-of-the-art theaters. 

Tour begins promptly at 2pm. Please allow yourself a sufficient amount of time to find parking and arrive at the location.


Art in the Market Tour. Saturday May 27th

Join us for a tour of Eastern Market, but this time it's not about the food. Murals in the Market from last year's Detroit Design Festival brought a colorful mix of new murals to compliment the existing murals. From local, national, and internationally acclaimed muralists and street artists, enjoy a new part of the oldest and largest public market in the country! As if we needed to give you another reason to love it... Sign up today! For more information about Murals in the Market: http://www.muralsinthemarket.com/.