Kickoff Summer with On the Plaza!
Tuesdays & Thursdays from 11:30 AM – 2:00 PM

The GM Plaza is a spectacular riverfront space that is quickly becoming a new Detroit gathering spot and signature event venue.

On The Plaza will start on Thursday, June 9 and continue every Tuesday and Thursday through September 29.

There is something for everyone! Enjoy a quick bite to eat, listen to music, shop local vendors, and stretch your legs with a nice stroll along the RiverWalk. The fountains are always a fun focal point for kids, both young and old, to play during the warm summer months.

Things to do "On the Plaza"
Enjoy the entertainment

Listen to great music and entertainment while shopping, eating or relaxing On The Plaza.

Get your shopping fix

Browse through the pop-up shops from local vendors and find some new treasures to take home with you from On The Plaza.

Grab a bite to eat

Be sure to get some food-to-go from a variety of food trucks while you explore all there is to do On The Plaza. The food trucks will be stationed near the Beaubien Parking Garage on Atwater.

Always something to do

Spend a weekday afternoon enjoying the GM Plaza with activites like bike rentals, outdoor fitness classes or a yoga session with a view of the Detroit River.

COMING UP: "ON THE PLAZA"
Events may be changed due to weather
  • Tuesday, August 30 2016
  • Thursday, September 1 2016
  • Tuesday, September 6 2016
  • Thursday, September 8 2016
  • Tuesday, September 13 2016
  • Thursday, September 15 2016
  • Tuesday, September 20 2016
  • Thursday, September 22 2016
  • Tuesday, September 27 2016
  • Thursday, September 29 2016 - CANCELED
Entertainment
Alex Guthrie Band - Blending soulful vocals, story-rich lyrics, and 70's southern blues, this band gives you some of the most real music of our time.
Entertainment
Wheelhouse Detroit - See downtown on two wheels with a quick bicycle tour.
Vendor
Ashby Ice Cream & Palazzolo's Gelato by Andiamo/Presto Deli - Enjoy hand-dipped ice cream and gelato that stays true to the culinary recipes of Italy's past.
Food Truck
Stick it - Try the coolest kabobs you'll ever see, made from great ingredients and brought to you with the best service.
Entertainment
Ricky B's - Be entertained by Ricky B's DJ and Karaoke services.
Entertainment
Fowling Warehouse - Come play the original football bowling pin game called Fowling!
Entertainment
Wheelhouse Detroit - See downtown on two wheels with a quick bicycle tour.
Entertainment
Corn Hole and Ladder Ball - Bring your family or friends and play a few games of Corn Hole and Ladder Ball.
Vendor
Ashby Ice Cream & Palazzolo's Gelato by Andiamo/Presto Deli - Enjoy hand-dipped ice cream and gelato that stays true to the culinary recipes of Italy's past.
Entertainment
Steve Taylor - This acoustic artist plays his own blend of soulful original material and songs by his favorite artists.
Vendor
Ashby Ice Cream & Palazzolo's Gelato by Andiamo/Presto Deli - Enjoy hand-dipped ice cream and gelato that stays true to the culinary recipes of Italy's past.
Entertainment
Nicole New - Come listen to Nicole’s eclectic style of singing, drawing from jazz, pop, opera and musical theatre influences.
Entertainment
Corporate Mind and Body Spa - Stop by for a free massage and let the stress of the day slip away.
Entertainment
Wheelhouse Detroit - See downtown on two wheels with a relaxing bicycle ride.
Vendor
Ashby Ice Cream & Palazzolo's Gelato by Andiamo/Presto Deli - Enjoy hand-dipped ice cream and gelato that stays true to the culinary recipes of Italy's past.
Entertainment
Johnny Stevenson Band - Singer/songwriter from Waterford, Michigan, Johnny Stevenson has been performing live for over sixteen years.
Entertainment
Canine to Five - Puppy Petting Zoo - Stop by and play with the puppies at the Puppy Petting Zoo - and feel the stress of the day melt away.
Vendor
Ashby Ice Cream & Palazzolo's Gelato by Andiamo/Presto Deli - Enjoy hand-dipped ice cream and gelato that stays true to the culinary recipes of Italy's past.
Entertainment
Nick & Keelan - Listen to this acoustic duo play all the hits from every decade.
Vendor
Ashby Ice Cream & Palazzolo's Gelato by Andiamo/Presto Deli - Enjoy hand-dipped ice cream and gelato that stays true to the culinary recipes of Italy's past.
Entertainment
Amy Andrews - Relax to Amy's unique sound - described as “the perfect marriage of Alison Krauss purity and Patty Griffin soul.”
Vendor
Ashby Ice Cream & Palazzolo's Gelato by Andiamo/Presto Deli - Enjoy hand-dipped ice cream and gelato that stays true to the culinary recipes of Italy's past.
Entertainment
Jody Raffoul - Originally from a small town in Southern Ontario, Jody's diverse career as a working class pop-rock singer/songwriter has put him in the spotlight in the US.
Vendor
Ashby Ice Cream & Palazzolo's Gelato by Andiamo/Presto Deli - Enjoy hand-dipped ice cream and gelato that stays true to the culinary recipes of Italy's past.
Entertainment
Johnny Stevenson Band - Singer/songwriter from Waterford, Michigan, Johnny Stevenson has been performing live for over sixteen years.
Vendor
Ashby Ice Cream & Palazzolo's Gelato by Andiamo/Presto Deli - Enjoy hand-dipped ice cream and gelato that stays true to the culinary recipes of Italy's past.
Entertainment
Jon Rice - A songwriter and musician who loves playing all kinds of music – using the dynamics of the drums to enhance the sound of the music.
Vendor
Ashby Ice Cream & Palazzolo's Gelato by Andiamo/Presto Deli - Enjoy hand-dipped ice cream and gelato that stays true to the culinary recipes of Italy's past.