If you are looking for a fun way to spend the day and you enjoy shopping, then you won’t want to miss this shop-local experience brings all things Spring to Detroit’s historic Eastern Market. All Things Detroit Day will be held on Sunday, April 2, 2023 from 11 am until 4 pm.
What is All Things Detroit Day?
All Things Detroit Day, founded by Jennyfer Crawford-Williams, shines a spotlight on locally made goods as well as small businesses. Each Spring, Crawford-Williams curates this day-long event to feature 250 local artists together with makers who sell handcrafted art, home and garden goods and food. This Spring the event will highlight Detroit-based designers as well.
“All Things Detroit Day is a time to celebrate small businesses in the city,” said Crawford-Williams. “Small businesses are the backbone of our community. All Things Detroit Day give us an opportunity to help others discover businesses they might not otherwise find. These are Michigan’s best kept secrets.”
How to Celebrate All Things Detroit Day
The national holiday was first designated to recognize the success of the popular event, All Things Detroit, back in 2020. Set in Eastern Market and produced by Jennyfer Crawford-Williams of Ask Jennyfer, National All Things Detroit Day spotlights Detroit’s small business community each year.
National All Things Detroit Day (website) marks the perfect time to shop for goods made locally in the D as well as items made in Michigan. It’s a day dedicated to supporting the work of small business owners in our city. Each year National All Things Detroit Day falls on the Sunday prior to the Easter holiday each year. Therefore, this year it will be April 2, 2023.
All Things Detroit Day Event Location and Time
Date: Sunday, April 2, 2023, from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m.
Beat the Crowd ticketholders may enter beginning at 9:30 a.m. and shop a full hour in advance of the public.
Location: 2934 Russell Street in Eastern Market, Detroit. Visit Sheds 3, 4 and 5.
Cost: Tickets are $5 at the door for general admission access. $10 in advance for Beat the Crowd access and perks. Guests can purchase Beat the Crowd tickets at https://events.allthingsticketing.com/events/allthingsdetroitday0402
BEAT THE CROWD: A limited number of Beat the Crowd tickets will be available online only in advance for $10 per ticket. Beat the Crowd ticketholders can enter as soon as 9:30 a.m. and have a chance to shop a full hour before the General Admission crowd enters. These special shoppers also receive a complimentary gift bag.
Featured Event Vendors
Crawford-Williams knows the reason crowds always come out for All Things Detroit is simple – the businesses.
“The customers love the positive energy here, purchasing new products and just spending a day in Detroit,” she said. It’s all about supporting the community. Detroit is full of talent and at All Things Detroit, we highlight the best in the city.”
A few of the vendors you’ll see at this event are are:
Owner Bupe Mulenga loves ice cream and it shows. Decadent, gourmet flavors fill the menu, all fashioned after her Grandma’s traditional Southern desserts. And these desserts take into account dietary needs by using only clean, premium ingredients. Flavors include everything from Auntie Margueritte’s Peach Cobbler Ice Cream and Auntie Dorothy’s Banana Pudding Ice Cream to Granddad’s Vanilla Ice Cream. It’s possible to choose gluten free as well as soy free varieties, too. “We started our journey here in Detroit in December 2019 and we have been growing non-stop ever since,” Mulenga said.
Owner Tramaine Seay flips the script on what it means to be a mom in 2023. Mamas Be Like is a Farmington Hills-based urban apparel brand that “liberates mamas while redefining the term through edgy, raw and real graphic tee shirt designs and accessories,” she said. “Our mission is to create a community of mamas who are unapologetic in their presence, while making being a mom en vogue!”
Don’t miss the Whatup Doe? D Girl Homage tee – featuring those Detroit women who make great things happen.
Owner Bridgett Rice can’t recall a time she wasn’t wearing heels and carrying a purse. She translated that knack for fashion into B. Jacklean, a sustainable fashion brand formerly called B’Juelz. Since 2012, Rice has been handcrafting fashionable accessories from upcycled leather, denim and other luxury materials. All items are designed and handcrafted in the city that inspired them, Detroit. Keep an eye out at All Things Detroit for her Blu Jean Betty Collection of peplum belts, denim handbags, leather crossbody handbags and acid washed sweatshirts.
Owner Simone Craig knows how hard it is to leave the house without your favorite four-legged friend. And that’s why Tyler’s Totes sells a line of dog-friendly totes and tees to make it easier to travel with Fido.
FOUNDER: Jennyfer Crawford-Williams is founder of All Things Detroit and owner of Detroit’s All Things Marketplace and Ask Jennyfer.
This event is produced by Ask Jennyfer, a Detroit-based firm specializing and branding and promoting small businesses. The firm is available to curate and coordinate small business vendors for events.
Check out our article about fun things to do in Detroit this weekend.
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