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Hart Plaza
Hart Plaza

Hart Plaza

8.515 reviews
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1 Hart Plaza, Detroit, MI 48226
(313) 877-8057
http://detroitriverfront.org/riverfront/east-riverfront/hart-plaza
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Hart Plaza features the excitement and joy that represents the best of Detroit. The open air civic center draws you in with a energetic design and sculpture. Sited along the Detroit River, you'll have ... Read more
a huge view of Canada, just across the river. The area is open to the public year round, for many different uses. Indulge in festival after festival throughout the warm months and ice-skate in the winter months! Picnic with the kids, or feast on an order from nearby restaurants. You can fish off the pier, walk along the river or people watch when there's not a festival. Save a little time to enjoy the street performers and skateboarders!

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Roseville

Wish certain events were still free, but over all its a beautiful place to hang out with friend's or family.....

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Taylor

Hart Plaza is basically the epicenter of Detroit’s major annual events. There’s the Detroit Electronic Music Festival (DEMF), which is a three day weekend of craziness every May featuring live performances from national and international artists. Then there’s Motor City Pride in June, which is the city’s huge LGBT party. And there’s the International Jazz Festival during Labor Day weekend, which is exactly as cool as it sounds. You can also enjoy the Detroit Riverwalk and maybe catch a ride on the Detroit Princess, or from the open-air amphitheater check out the tunnels filled with beautiful murals done by local artists.

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Great place to be...hosts all sorts of events downtown, right on the water. Seen everything from union rallies, to President Obama speak, to the annual rave that is DEMF.

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Brooklyn, New York

Venue for DEMF is a little shoddy, but it is Detroit, and happy to spend my money there where they deserve it! Wish the sound wouldn't bleed over from stage to stage.

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Sydney, Australia

Located on the riverfront, this is where you will find a festival pretty much every weekend after memorial day throughout the summer. Anything from jazz, techno, country music, to african festivals. It gets very crowded but there is always security to make sure people stay safe. If theres not a festival, its basically a large concrete area by the river where you might find some street performers or skateboarders..

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Toronto, Canada

Memorial weekend always has a Detroit Electronic Music Festival. It's always an adventure and always fun. The rest of the year, it's an interesting outdoor space with some cool sculptures and minimal landscape.

Spend an hour wandering around and checking it out. Lots of interesting points to take pictures. Definitely somewhere you want to check out in the daytime to contrast the views with the buildings etc...

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Highland, Michigan

wonderful place to walk on the water front of the Detroit River Lots to do

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Local from Detroit

Great park on the river, always something going on

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Columbus, Ohio

Home of DEMF for at least a decade. Much love. Attended '01-'05

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