Campus Martius Park beach opens today in Detroit

Beach and lawn will open for 2017 season

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DETROIT – The city beach at Detroit's Campus Martius Park opens this afternoon for the 2017 season.

The beach and lawn will open for the season, kicking off with a spring celebration. Here's more info from the park:

May 3 Highlights include:
• The Beach – Opening day! Colorful and comfortable lounge chairs from IKEA offer guests season long opportunities to relax and have fun outdoors in a beach-like setting in the center of Downtown Detroit.

• The Lawn and Tulip Garden Display – Surrounded by thousands of blooming tulips, the park’s lush green grass provides comfy outdoor hangouts featuring IKEA’s new 2017 outdoor furniture collection.

• Music – Power Play Detroit – one of Detroit’s best local cover bands -- will open Campus Martius Park’s 2017 lunchtime entertainment series with a huge variety of classic music covers from noon - 2 p.m.. Power Play Detroit has a sound and style that embodies the traditions of classic blues, while also embracing the fire and flash of rock ‘n roll.

• Downtown Street Eats - Supported by Sanders from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. – With a rotating group of over 60 food vendors throughout the year in Campus Martius Park at Cadillac Square, this is the most active daily food truck/street food destination in the region. This week’s featured food trucks are THE PITA POST, Marconi's Pizza, Los Dos Amigos Taco Truck, Shredderz, Grillwich Tot Stop Foodtruck, and Union Street Detroit. Also, in addition to Downtown Street Eats, lunchtime visitors will also soon be able to enjoy food and beverages from Fountain Detroit.

The Beach will be open daily from 6 a.m.-10 p.m., Downtown Street Eats runs from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. weekdays and live mid-day musical performances by local Detroit artists will take place noon-2 p.m. on two stages – one in Campus Martius Park and one in Cadillac Square once the season is in full swing – through Oct. 13. The Fountain Detroit hours will be Monday-Wednesday, 11 a.m.-10 p.m.; Thursday, 11 a.m.-11 p.m.; Friday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-midnight; and Sunday, 11 a.m.-7 p.m.
Campus Martius Park is located at 800 Woodward Ave. 

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