Spring into Corktown on May 19


We're getting really excited for our 2nd Annual Spring Into Corktown on Saturday, May 19th! Our neighbors and local businesses are putting together a really community focused day and we can't wait to spend the afternoon with you.

All photos from Spring into Corktown 2017 by Sarah Barthrow Photos.


1. MOTOR CITY MAKEOVER / 10am - 12pm
Volunteers meet at The Farmer’s Hand to sign in and enjoy complimentaryDetroit Institute of Bagels bagels and The Farmer's Hand coffee. Look for the The Happier Camper Information Station!

Participate in community togetherness with neighborhood flower planting and clean-up. Tools provided and donated by AmeriCorps and Brooks Lumber Co. & Ace Hardware - but if you have your own tools or supplies please bring them. Don’t forget your sunscreen and water!

We’re filling the park with movement, instruction and learning all day for all ages - come join us! 

12-1pm: Yoga with Citizen Yoga Detroit 
1-2pm: Solar Panel Workshop with IBEW Local 58 - Detroit 
2-3pm: Acro Yoga with True Body Fitness of Detroit
3-4pm: Hip Hop Class with Motor City Street Dance Academy 
4-5pm: Pop Up Dance Party with Detroit's Morning Beats

Stop by and say hi to our Council / State Representatives at their Mobile Office. They’ll be handing out t-shirts and engaging with neighbors. 

3. FOR THE KIDS / 1-6pm
Sponsored by Crossroads Consulting

Police Athletic League: 1-3pm
Come hang with Detroit PAL on the field at The Corner Ballpark. We’ll have field games and kite flying with Detroit Kite Festival sponsored by McShane's Pub & Whiskey Bar.

Stop by the creation station with Arts & Scraps where you can make hats and masks for the kids parade at 3pm lead by the Detroit Mounted Policealongside Heritage Works drummers. 

The Spring Into Corktown parade path will begin at Pal, travel down Michigan Avenue and end at Bagley and Trumbull. 

Family friendly activities at Bagley + Trumbull:
3:30-4pm / Story time
4-6pm / Face painting and games with Sandy's Land Entertainment, Remote Control Cars with Winner’s Circle Entertainment (sponsored by Ballet Real Estate), Germination Bracelets with 4H, Piñata with Mama Coo's Boutique

Hop on and off the McShane’s Buses throughout the day to enjoy a free historic tour with Corktown Experience. Includes stops at the Downtown Detroit Markets. 

Stops at: 
McShane’s, Eldorado / PAL, Gaelic league, Dean Savage Park / Trumbull + Porter, Bagley and Trumbull, Worker’s Row House, Downtown Detroit Markets, PJ Lager House / Brooklyn Street Local


Mudgie's Deli & Wine Shop / 10am-12pm
Planting at Murphy Playlot

Corktown Studios
Mural and Exhibition

Eldorado General Store / 1pm-5pm
The Good Rug Pop-Up
Make.Do.Studio Pop-Up and Mini Workshop: Make & Take Necklace

1444 Michigan Ave / 6pm-8pm
Progressive Poetry Pop-up
Food vendors and spoken word. Nourishment for the body and soul. No cover.

Trumbull and Porter Hotel Detroit / 6:30pm-9:30pm
Performance by acoustic artist Jason Charboneau

Bobcat Bonnie's
Spring Into Corktown Brunch
Bouncy house
Petting zoo

The Happier Camper
Follow the camper traveling throughout the neighborhood!

Mama Coo's Boutique
First 20 customers receive a tote with spring goodies
Thrifty Fair Trading Company Pop up - unique jewelry and accessories from upcycled materials in a fun Bohemian Gypsy Style. 


A big shout out to some our amazing donors and sponsors who make this volunteer-run event possible. Corktown Business AssociationRocket Fiber,Trumbull and Porter Hotel DetroitMcShane's Pub & Whiskey Bar, Crossroads Consulting, Heather McKeonThe Brooklyn Street LocalThe Farmer's HandEldorado General StoreThe Happier CamperCorktown ExperienceDetroit Institute of Bagels, AmeriCorps, Brooks Lumber Co. & Ace HardwareMudgie's Deli & Wine ShopBallet Real Estate