D.I.Y. Calendar

City Bird – Gifts that Give Back

From the Facebook Event Page:

Beat the holiday rush and join us at City Bird and Nest after work from 6-8pm for a holiday shopping night for all your needs with 25% proceeds benefitting our neighbor Cass Community Social Services. They are an incredible Detroit-based agency dedicated to providing food, housing, health services, and job programs for our community right here in the Cass Corridor.

We'll have extended hours and feature some of our newest designs including our Detroit Coney sweatshirts, tees and art prints along with exclusive handmade ornaments, cards and wrap, and holiday gifts from more than 200 local artists and designers.

Light refreshments + lots of holiday cheer! We look forward to seeing you as we support our neighborhood.

Shop After Hours at Eastern Market

From the Facebook Event Page:

Eastern Market's retail shops are extending their hours for one night only for after-work holiday shopping! Many participants will be offering special sales or deals for the day. Participating business include:

Beau Bien Fine Foods - 10-20% off all jarred products; complimentary hors d'oeuvres
Boro Resale
Cairo Coffee-10% off all retail (including bags of coffee), portion of sales for December will go to United Community Housing Coalition - Detroit
The D String
DeVries & Company 1887
The Detroit Mercantile Co.
Eastern Market Brewing Co - Happy hour prices all night long!
Henry The Hatter
Motorless City Bicycle Co
Orleans + Winder
Savvy Chic-20% off storewide
SMPLFD Flagship Store
Well Done Goods - Live DJ; 15% off for participating in a food drive for Gleaners & Forgotten Harvest
Wolverine Furs
Paradise Valley Gift Gallery
Discount Candle

Mitten Market at Royal Oak Farmer’s Market

Royal Oak Farmer's Market, Royal Oak, MI
From the Facebook Event Page:

Real Detroit Events and The Detroit Mercantile Co. present the MItten Market on December 15 from 3-11pm at Royal Oak Farmers Market. Shop with 100+ Michigan art, vintage, maker, design, and food vendors – plus a pop-up coffee house, food trucks, and pet-friendly fun (well-behaved pets welcome) with a Santa Paws holiday pet picture booth, Tito's Handmade Vodka bar supporting SE Michigan animal rescue charities, holiday DJ sets, and much more! All FREE at Royal Oak Farmers Market on Friday, 12/15.

Tiny Expo

Ann Arbor District Library, Ann Arbor, MI
From the Facebook Event Page:

Tiny Expo features 45 artists and crafters selling handmade wares in a festive library space in the heart of downtown Ann Arbor. Our little annual holiday show is a great way to support your community and find unique gifts. We'll have several make and takes happening in the Secret Lab, and Sweetwaters Coffee & Tea Washington St. will be brewing and selling goodies for your pleasure.

Saturday, December 9
11am - 5:30pm

Vendor list is at tinyexpo.com.

Happening from 1pm-4pm:
* Screen Printing with Modati -- bring in something to print cool designs on!
* Hands-On Activities -- stop by the Secret Lab for some die-cutting, letter press printing, card making, and pom pom making!

We are a part of the 2nd annual Winter Art Tour. There are 10 art shows across 2 cities featuring over 300 artists during the weekend of Dec 8-10. Get your official passport stamped at 4 of the 9 locations in Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti and get entered to win handcrafted prizes! winterarttour.org/ has all the details.

Follow Tiny Expo on Facebook, and join our mailing list to be in the know!

Detroit Mercantile’s Merry Market

The Detroit Mercantile Co., Detroit, MI
From the Facebook event page:

Metro Times & Detroit Mercantile Co. Merry Market returns for its fifth and biggest year yet! 40+ Michigan artisan, maker, design, art, vintage, and food-gift vendors under one roof at Detroit Mercantile Co. in Historic Eastern Market Detroit, all offering an alternative to cookie-cutter suburban mall gifts! There will be a pop-up Germack coffee house + great food trucks on-site to keep you warm and fed. All ages are more than welcome, and well-behaved (leashed) pets too! Please join us in continuing this fun Detroit holiday tradition!

DIYpsi Holiday Market

Riverside Arts Center, Ypsilanti, MI
8th Annual
DIYpsi Holiday Market

Saturday 12/9 : 11-7
Sunday 12/10: 12-6

Riverside Arts Center
76 N Huron St.
Downtown Ypsilanti

+ 90 Vendors Reppin the Best in Handmade
+ Handcrafted Food + Drink by:
- MaLou's
- Cultivate Coffee + Taphouse
- Go! Ice Cream
- Hyperion Coffee Co.
+ Make and Take Room
+ Installations, Performers, Film Screenings and More!

Full Vendor Lineup:

Parking Info:
and click on the parking map link

Dally in the Alley

Cass Corridor, Detroit, MI
From Dally in the Alley:

Dally In The Alley is one of Detroit's longest-running events. Organized by volunteers and the North Cass Community Union- All without aid of corporate sponsorship- this festival is set in the unique and historic alleys and streets of the north Cass Corridor. A neighborhood celebration of local musicians, artists, restaurants, vendors and people of all sorts. Dally is open and welcoming to ALL people, regardless of, well, anything. Dally features LOCAL music, art, organizations and vendors. We depend on the community's support, so please BUY A BEER/ BEVERAGE from US, buy a Dally t-shirt and/or poster, support our vendors and respect each other!
Here are a few suggestions for enjoying Dally:
1. We are family-friendly, especially earlier. Bring your kids to the Kid's Fair area.
2. Come with an open mind. Dally celebrates the rich diversity of humanity and you should too!
3. We celebrate local musicians, so if you like someone let them know!
4. We support local visual artists, so take plenty of pictures of their stuff!
5. Buy beer from us!
6. Love one another.

Mo Pop Festival

Riverfront Park, Detroit, MI
Handmade Detroit is presenting the Craft Bazaar inside the Mo Pop Festival! We've curated 20 of our favorite local makers and crafters inside one giant tent at this awesome 2 day long concert.

For a full lineup of the bands, crafters and activities at Mo Pop, visit the Mo Pop website!

DIY Street Fair

The 10th annual DIY STREET FAIR is a favorite festival of Handmade Detroit, featuring craft beer & cocktails, Metro Detroit's best music and lots of local artists, crafters and makers. You won't want to miss this fair!

Detroit Urban Craft Fair

Masonic Temple, Detroit, MI
Find unique local gifts. Enjoy a unique local tradition. Visit the 12th annual Detroit Urban Craft Fair! Michigan's largest and longest-running indie craft fair is returning to the world's largest Masonic Temple. With more than 100 juried vendors, selling everything from jewelry and clothing to bath products and home decor, it's the perfect place to shop for one-of-a-kind handmade treasures. And with music, food, and a historic setting, it's a festive weekend to share with friends.

Friday, December 1: 6 pm - 9 pm
Saturday, December 2: 10 am - 8 pm
Sunday, December 3: 11 am - 6 pm
Masonic Temple: 500 Temple Street, Detroit
Admission: $1 (Children 12 and under admitted free)