Become a Vendor

The 2024 new vendor application is closed. New vendor applications will open again in spring 2025.

We hold a high standard for our vendors towards the mission of building a healthier, wealthier, and happier Detroit.

Please understand that market vendor spaces are subject to availability. If you have any further questions, please email marketmanager@easternmarket.org.

Learn our 2024 - 2025 Public Market Policies & Procedures

WATCH OUR HOW TO VIDEO TO APPLY TO BECOME A NEW VENDOR! 

Become a Street Performer

What is a Street Performer?

·      A musician, who plays an instrument.

·      An artist, who draws a sketch.

·      A performer who sings.

·      A performer who conducts an act of magic, acrobatic skill, or comedy.

Become a Street Performer

We welcome street performers of all kinds to create a joyous spirit throughout our market. Performers have their opportunity to showcase their talents for thousands of visitors of all ages, ethnicities, and localities.

Rules for Street Performers

  • Street performers must be at least 12 years old. Minors must be accompanied by a parent/guardian.
  • Performance timeslots are one (1) hour long, beginning on the hour from 8 AM – 3 PM each Saturday.
  • Performers with amplification are allowed in Space A only.
  • Performers may reserve a maximum of two (2) timeslots per Saturday. Each timeslot must be for a different location.
  • Performers are not allowed in or under any shed or building, or to interfere with vendors or customers.
  • Performers must comply with all direction from market management. Failure to do so will result in termination of your timeslot card and removal from the market.
  • A performance group should not exceed three people unless you get written permission from Eastern Market Partnership (EMP). For permission, contact admin@easternmarket.org. All street performers must submit an online application.

Applying to be a Street Performer

  1. Complete an application form at the following link, Busker Application.
  2. Street performers will need to go to the Information Desk inside of Shed 5 to receive a timeslot card on the day of performance on a first-come, first-served basis for our Saturday market.
  3. Buskers are allowed two one-hour timeslots per Saturday. Each timeslot must be for different locations. Let staff know what location and timeslot you want, and a card will be given to you. Timeslot cards must be visible at all times.

Contact us with any questions about street performance at Eastern Market.

Welcome Center Hours

Stop in to ask a question, get maps and recipes, or present your Bridge Card to receive tokens accepted at many vendors under the sheds.

  • Saturday 7am-4pm (year-round)
  • Tuesday 9am-3pm (June-Sept.)
  • Sunday 10am-4pm (June-Sept.)

District shops and restaurants are open after shed hours. Check our directory for specifics.

1445 Adelaide, Detroit, MI 48207 (between Sheds 2 and 3)

Get directions

Food Business Resources

Do you have a food business you'd like to get off the ground? We want to help you get there! We offer commercial kitchen space, technical assistance, and workshops with food partners throughout Metro Detroit

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Shop Eastern Market Online

You can now pre-order from our vendors online! Place your order from Monday - Wednesday and drive through on Saturday for contract-free pick-up. You can get Farm Boxes, eggs, meat, prepared foods, desserts, & more. Bridge Card shoppers can use their EBT dollars online as well!

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