Become a Vendor

Join in our tradition of five generations of businesses by applying to become a market vendor. We hold a high standard for our vendors towards the mission of building a healthier, wealthier, and happier Detroit.

Feel free to review our 2018 vendor policies and procedures for future reference and please understand that market vendor spaces are subject to availability.

We are not accepting any new vendors at this time. However, our application for Mighty Micro Farm vendors and our application for Flower Day vendors are open now! Read more about Mighty Micro Farms here.

For future reference, our primary window for accepting vendors takes place in February of each year. New vendors will need to submit description and history of their business, photos of products, displays and banners, and references from prior selling experience.


Volunteers play a crucial role in helping us in our mission of building a healthier, wealthier, and happier Detroit. If you’re looking for a unique service opportunity that allows you to connect with some of the most diverse experiences in the city, then you are in the right place. 

Our next big volunteer opportunity is for Flower Day 2018 on May 20. If you are interested in helping us out with our busiest day of the year, email Doshia Barton with your information and availability.

Become a Street Performer

We welcome street performers of all kinds to create an infectious 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.
  • A performance group should not exceed four people unless you get written permission from Eastern Market Corporation (EMC).
  • Performers requesting additional space or amplification should submit a specific request for our permission.
  • All street performers must apply in person at our office at 2934 Russell Street.

Applying to be a Street Performer

  1. Complete an application form at 2934 Russell Street and pay our one-time registration free of $5.00 (credit card, cash, check or money order made payable to Eastern Market Corporation).
  2. Street performer slots are assigned at the EMC office on the day of performance on a first-come, first-served basis for our Tuesday, Saturday, and Sunday markets.
  3. If a performance slot is available, you will receive an approved performer badge, which you should bring with you whenever you perform. There is a $5.00 fine for performing without your badge.

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

Detroit Kitchen Connect

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 through our partnership with FoodLab Detroit.

Get Connected

Open Saturdays Year-Round!

Did you know that our Saturday Market is open every week from 6am-4pm? It is, even through the winter months! Come see us to get your fix for local food, art, music, & more all year-round. Special thank you to our primary supporter of our winter season, Strategic Staffing Solutions.