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Beacon Park Buzzes with Family-Fun Activities as Summer Approaches in The District Detroit

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Beacon Park is heating up with fun activities for Detroiters of all ages as summer approaches.

In the upcoming weeks, events at the 1.2-acre public park will include free concerts, fitness activities, local shopping opportunities and delectable food truck fare.

Located at Grand River and Cass Avenue, the park’s circular, open lawn is the largest of any downtown park and offers plenty of space for families to enjoy.

Since its debut last year, Beacon Park has offered year-long family fun, including major events for Halloween, New Year’s Eve and the Detroit Tigers Opening Day. In April, Beacon Park welcomed the new modern eatery, Lumen Detroit. The restaurant boasts a rooftop garden, an inventive New American menu and panoramic views of the city’s skyline.

The public space, funded and built by DTE Energy and operated by the Downtown Detroit Partnership, will celebrate its one-year anniversary on July 20 and will offer a free concert featuring international headliner SAINT MOTEL the following day.

Now through June 1, the park is hosting the Hero or Villain and TruckShuka food trucks from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. as part of the weekly Downtown Street Eats programming—the largest food truck experience in Michigan.

Here’s a look at upcoming events planned for June:

Sunset Sessions: Friday, June 1, 4-10 p.m. Beacon Park will kick off this after-work party featuring local DJs spinning from inside a retro Airstream RV. Sunset Sessions will run every other Friday. Click here for details.

Outdoor Spin Classes: Saturday, June 2, 9-10 a.m. Pulse Fitness, a local gym with locations in Detroit and Royal Oak, will whip Detroiters in shape on Saturdays with its intensive outdoor spin classes. The Detroit-based Juice and Fuel will be on hand after class with bottled smoothies and juices for purchase. Click here for details.

Yoga: Sunday, June 3, 9-10 a.m. This summer, Living Waters Yoga of Grosse Pointe will offer two free yoga classes for people of all abilities on Sunday mornings. Sign-up not required. Participants should bring a water bottle, towel and mat. Detroit-based Juice and Fuel company will be on hand after class. Click here for details.

Family Fun Days: Sunday, June 3, 1-5 p.m. This weekly Sunday event offers four hours of free, themed activities for all ages, such as putt-putt golf, face painting and crafts. Click here for details.

Food Trucks: Monday-Friday, June 4 – June 8, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Downtown Street Eats this week will host Chick-A-D and The Spot. Click here for details.

Market Thursdays: Thursday, June 7, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. A variety of vendors and entrepreneurs will be on hand to offer fresh produce and handmade jewelry. Click here for details.

Night Market: Saturday, June 9, 7 p.m. – midnight. The Night Market, which will be held every Saturday through August 25, will draw food trucks, live music and local market vendors. Click here for details.

Live Music: Saturday June 16, 6 p.m. – midnight. Metro Detroit’s own folk, indie pop and electronic duo, JR JR. (formerly: Dale Earnhardt JrJr.), will help launch Beacon Park's free, three-part summer concert. The park’s open-air Night Market will operate during the concert and will also include food trucks, lawn games, craft beer and cocktails. Click here for details.

For more information about upcoming programming, follow Beacon Park on Facebook and download the Downtown Detroit Partnership’s 2018 Summer in the Parks Brochure.

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