Discover the Largest Book Festival in Michigan
The annual Detroit Festival of Books is just around the corner, slated for Sunday, July 16, 2023, at Eastern Market Shed 5 in Detroit. This not-to-be-missed event is known as the largest book festival in the state of Michigan, attracting vendors from across the USA, Canada, and other countries. With its inclusive spirit and mission to foster a deeper love and appreciation for books, this festival promises an unforgettable experience.
A Fun-Filled Day for All
The Detroit Festival of Books is uniquely designed to cater to all weather conditions, making it an indoor/outdoor event regardless of the weather. Come rain or shine, indulge in a vibrant array of literary wonders and explore the literary treasures that await you.
Admission: Absolutely Free!
Perhaps the most exciting part is that admission to this exceptional event is absolutely free! That’s right, no entry fees! We believe that the joy of books should be accessible to everyone, and that’s why we welcome the general public to join us in celebrating the magic of literature.
Event Details: Mark Your Calendars!
Date and Time
Make sure to save the date: Sunday, July 16, 2023. The festival will commence at 10:00 am and continue until 4:00 pm, giving attendees ample time to immerse themselves in the literary festivities.
The festival will be held at the historic Eastern Market, Shed 5, located at 2934 Russell St, Detroit, MI 48207. Eastern Market, inaugurated in 1891, stands as the largest historic public market in the United States. With 43 acres of space, it is home to a diverse range of indoor and outdoor sheds that function as bustling consumer markets.
Parking: Convenient and Accessible
Finding parking won’t be an issue, as there are several options available around the Eastern Market district. Free and metered street parking, paid lots, and a free parking structure adjacent to Eastern Market are all at your disposal. For a detailed parking map, visit our official website.
Facilities: Comfort and Convenience
Rest assured, bathroom facilities are readily available throughout Eastern Market, including accessible options inside Shed 5 and Shed 3. While you’re exploring the festival, take a moment to appreciate the rich history and vibrant atmosphere of the venue.
Indulge in the Extravaganza
Expand Your Literary Horizons
The Detroit Festival of Books is a haven for book lovers, vinyl LP record enthusiasts, comic book collectors, and admirers of creative arts. At this remarkable event, you’ll have the chance to discover an eclectic array of books and other artistic expressions.
If you’ve always dreamt of showcasing your creations, this is the perfect opportunity. Join us as a vendor and become a part of this vibrant community. Renting a 6-foot table costs only $40.00, a significantly low price compared to other events. Remember to bring your own chairs to ensure your comfort throughout the day. To apply for a vendor spot, simply fill out the vendor application form available on our website.
Groove to the Rhythm
Immerse yourself in the festival’s vibrant ambiance as DJ Seven Whales spins funky tunes, providing the perfect backdrop for your literary exploration.
Unwind and Savor the Experience
Indulge in a refreshing drink at the full cash bar offering a wide variety of beers, wines, and liquors. Please remember that this service is exclusively available to individuals aged 21 and above.
Satisfy Your Taste Buds
A wide range of food vendors will tantalize your senses with mouthwatering dishes from their mobile kitchens and trucks. Enjoy the delectable offerings while you explore the festival’s many attractions.
Your Queries Answered
Are you curious about specific aspects of the festival? Here are some frequently asked questions:
Is there Wi-Fi available at Eastern Market? Yes, Wi-Fi will be provided, and the password will be disclosed closer to the event.
Need cash during the festival? Don’t worry, an ATM is conveniently located on the north exterior wall of Shed 5, and another option is across the street outside Chase Bank.
Who can be a vendor? We welcome individuals from the general community who wish to sell books, vinyl LP records, comic books, creative arts, and more. Our website provides detailed information on the vendor application process and the items you can sell.
Save the Dates
The Detroit Festival of Books, also known as Detroit Bookfest, is an annual event that takes place every third Sunday in July. Be sure to mark your calendars for the upcoming editions:
- 6th annual Detroit Bookfest: Sunday, July 16, 2023
- 7th annual Detroit Bookfest: Sunday, July 21, 2024
- 8th annual Detroit Bookfest: Sunday, July 20, 2025
- And beyond!
If you’re interested in becoming a sponsor for this exciting event, get in touch with us for a personalized quote. Reach out to [email protected] to explore the potential partnership possibilities.
Join us at the Detroit Festival of Books and let’s celebrate the joy of literature together! For more information, visit Ratingperson. Thank you, and GO DETROIT!