Beacon Park kicks off summer full of free activities in downtown Detroit

From the exciting return of Night Market and Family Fun Days to the addition of new outdoor fitness classes and dining on the patio at Lumen Detroit, Beacon Park is celebrating its 5th anniversary with a summer packed with events. Each month, there will be free summer events to attend.

Beacon Park’s summer programs kicked off on Saturday, June 4 with the return of Night Market, where live music, food trucks and small businesses transform Beacon Park into a marketplace, offering everything from fine art to delicious desserts. Summer Sundays mark the start of Family Fun Days, a fan favorite that features special activities, crafts and live entertainment the whole family can enjoy.

The park also offers a variety of free fitness and wellness classes, such as Baby + Me Yoga, an opportunity for parents to connect and get active, and City Glow Yoga, an immersive fitness class using silent disco technology. Fitness After Dark, Rise and Grind and Blend round out the Fitness and Energy offerings this summer.

“We’ve brought exciting summer programs to Beacon Park and downtown Detroit for the community to enjoy for the past five years,” said Lynette Dowler, VP of Public Affairs, DTE Energy. “This summer, we are proud to offer new innovative programs that highlight the beauty of our sustainable green space, while bringing back the annual activities that have become synonymous with summer in Detroit.”

Park guests can enjoy fresh food and craft cocktails all summer at Beacon Park’s onsite restaurant, Lumen Detroit. Lumen offers an incredible selection of signature craft cocktails and seasonal menu items to enjoy alongside park activities and events. The restaurant features a unique architectural design and modern patio space which diners can enjoy throughout the summer.

Beacon Park is located at 1903 Grand River Ave. in Detroit. For more information on summer programming at Beacon Park, visit

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