Sun-drenched days are ahead and one of the best ways to enjoy those days is by gathering some friends for a little afternoon outdoor shopping trip. There are plenty of great shopping destinations in metro Detroit, but you also need to take advantage of that beautiful Michigan summer while it’s here! With that in mind, here are five metro Detroit shopping malls and markets that will help you soak up the sun while you get your shop on!
One of the premiere outdoor shopping centers in southeast Michigan, the Village of Rochester Hills has plenty of stores to choose from in a quaint area perfect for summer. Many of their shops and locations have specials going on throughout the week so you can get more bang for your buck! To go along with the shopping, the Village always has fun events throughout the year, including the Music and Me program and Family Movie Nights that run throughout the summer. You can find out more information about these events on the website or on their Facebook page.
With stores that feature the latest trends in fashion, technology, home goods, and everything in between, the Mall at Partridge Creek is an essential outdoor shopping experience this summer. To go along with the great shopping experience, the mall consistently showcases local music talent by hosting outdoor concerts which is one of the best ways to spend a summer night.
Following a successful holiday run last December, the Downtown Detroit Markets will return this spring and summer to turn downtown Detroit into a small hub for local businesses and artists to showcase their products. Over 50 establishments will be open in an outdoor environment for Detroiters to discover new food, beverage, art, and household products. You can find out more information on what vendors will be involved on the official website.
The Shopping District in downtown Birmingham has something for everyone and is the perfect place to spend a summer afternoon. From the top end fashion stores to the quaint antique spots, there’s something for everyone to find. They have plenty of upcoming events, like art fairs, parades, and movie nights. Find out more information on these events here.
Part of the Michigan Farmers Market Association, the Northwest Detroit Farmers’ Market offers Detroiters market fresh produce from locally grown farms. The market opens the first week of June and will be open every Thursday through mid-October. It’s a great way to get your produce shopping in the Detroit summer while supporting local farms. Be sure to check out their Facebook page for the latest information on the market and its vendors.