DOWNTOWN LIVING TOUR FAQ
When is the VIP Preview?
Friday, September 6 from 4 p.m. – 10 p.m. VIP Preview registration and the launch party will begin at Eastern Market’s Shed 5 at 4 p.m. Shuttles will launch from Shed 5 promptly at 5:30 p.m. All guests will be assigned to a designated group and bus for the duration of the tour. Shuttles will transport guests to and from all locations on the tour and depart from their final tour location at 10 p.m., returning to Eastern Market’s Shed 5.
What if I want to be assigned to the same tour group as another guest?
Any tickets purchased on the same order will be assigned to the same tour group. If you’d like to be assigned to the same tour group as a guest who purchased tickets on a separate order, simply note that guest’s name where indicated on the ticket purchase form.
What if I miss the shuttle launch at Eastern Market’s Shed 5 at 5:30 p.m.?
Guests will still need to check in at Eastern Market’s Shed 5. From there, they will be responsible for joining the tour in-progress.
What if I miss the shuttle departing from the final tour location, heading back to Eastern Market’s Shed 5 at 10 p.m.?
Guests should find an alternative form of transportation back to Eastern Market’s Shed 5.
Will the shuttles be air conditioned?
All shuttles will be luxury motor coaches with air conditioning. Please note: the launch party at Eastern Market’s Shed 5 and developments that are still under construction will not be air conditioned.
Where do I park for the VIP Preview?
Parking is available at the tour launch point – Eastern Market’s Shed 5.
Can I bring my child to the VIP Preview?
Guests must be 21 or older to attend. Valid I.D. required.
How much are tickets to the VIP Preview?
$75 for individuals.
Can I attend both the VIP Preview and Public Tour?
Yes, VIP Preview tickets allow entrance to the Public Tour as well.
When is the Public Tour?
Saturday, September 11 and Sunday, September 12, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Where do I park for the Public Tour?
Street parking, flat lots, or public parking structures are available near all tour locations. Attendees are asked not to park in areas designated as no parking.
Is transportation provided for the Public Tour?
This is a self-guided tour. Transportation is not provided.
Can I bring my child on the Public Tour?
Yes. The Public Tours on Saturday, September 11 and Sunday, September 12 are open to all ages. Children 5-years-old and over must have a ticket to attend. No strollers please.
How much are the tickets?
Tickets are $10.
Will the developments be showing finished models?
There will be a mixture of finished models and units that are in various stages of construction.
What happens if it rains?
The tour will be held rain or shine.
What should I wear?
Many of the developments on the tour are in various stages of construction so please dress accordingly. We recommend wearing flat, closed-toe shoes and comfortable clothing.
Is the tour ADA accessible?
Many of the developments on the tour are still under construction and are not ADA accessible.
Can I bring my pet on the tour?
No, pets will not be allowed on the tour.
Are public restrooms available on the tour?
Public restrooms will not be available at all tour locations.
Where can I purchase tickets?
Tickets can be purchased online here.
Can I experience this tour virtually?
Yes. Visit hourdetroit.com/downtown-living-tour/ to view online profiles and tour videos of the featured developments.