Artisan merchants line the indoor Market Hall serving handmade treats, mouthwatering meals, and specialty grocery items. Free indoor and outdoor public events fill a calendar with family-friendly entertainment. Pair all this with 5,000 square feet of rentable commercial kitchen space for food start-ups and you get West Michigan’s one-stop shop for food, fun, and fostering entrepreneurship.

Market Hall

The indoor Market Hall hosts a culinary collective of 17 food merchants including butchers, bakers, fishmongers, pastry chefs, and more, open seven days a week. Order an authentic trio of tacos then enjoy an expertly-scooped ice cream cone for dessert. Sit in the public dining atrium with a bowl of spicy Pad Thai, and grab a few freshly-baked croissants for the ride home. Looking to plan a day trip to Grand Rapids? Start your excursion with a cheese board or lobster roll on the sunny patio, then explore the surrounding breweries, restaurants, and attractions.

Public Events

Experience the dynamic downtown area with outdoor events under the covered Market Shed. Hands-on activities, pop-up markets, and family events include:

  • Springtime Gift Fair - Saturday, May 11
    • This (day-before Mother’s day) gift fair will host 40+ outdoor vendors showcasing unique hand-made gifts and artisan items including jewelry, candles, decor, and more.
  • Cars & Coffee Grand Rapids - Saturday, May 25
    • 150 exotic, European, classic, tuner, muscle, custom, and show cars on display throughout the Market parking lot.
  • Vintage and Handmade Marketplace - Sunday, June 23
    • Featuring 70 regional artisans and vintage market vendors presenting a curated selection of clothing, accessories, decor, and more.
  • Meet the Machines - Tuesday, July 23
    • Get up close and personal with emergency vehicles, construction vehicles, the Oscar Mayer Wienermobile, and other wheeled wonders.

Incubator Kitchen

This fully-equipped, shared use, commercial kitchen provides entrepreneurs a supportive, efficient, and flexible environment to develop and produce their product or service. This communal cooking space supports cookie bakers, pickle makers, roasters, and toasters who are seeking support and technical assistance. 39 entrepreneurs have graduated from the program, some even opening their own retail spot!

A quick walk from the heart of downtown and a 40-minute drive from the lakeshore, the Grand Rapids Downtown Market is among West Michigan’s favorite food destinations and is visited by nearly 10,000 people every month. For hours, events, and more, visit