Summer and Fall dates available for sale NOW. Peak Season is upon us! Get Out and Enjoy the best Detroit has to offer!
Our Feet are on the Street in Detroit all year long, and our tour schedule is hopping during the Summer months!
There is so much fun to be had out and about in the City. We are in full swing with our exciting calendar of public and private, customized tours - come Experience, Explore and Enjoy the City of Detroit with us! We have our ever-popular Eastern Market "Come Hungry, Leave Happy, Learn Healthier" strolling and tasting tours. Think tasty locally produced specialty food items, farm fresh produce, seasonal plants and flowers, and hometown treats; historic restaurants and shops; delicious and fun for everyone, with something new every time! See Tours/Upcoming Tours for all the details. THESE TOURS ARE VERY POPULAR AND SELL OUT QUICKLY SO PLAN AHEAD - Tickets through October are available now!
We have opportunities galore for you to Experience your own private tour
with your group of students, friends, family, co-workers, neighbors, book club, ladies group, seniors, and anyone who likes to Enjoy something unique and fun...we can customize your outing with whatever elements match your tastes and budget! Come ENJOY THE D with us and go to fascinating places, meet interesting people, and see incredible progress.
Call us anytime to chat about the perfect customized tour for you.
The possibilities are endless! Choose your own itinerary, or duplicate one of our public tours on a date and time convenient for your private group.
Julie Kirner, The Wall Street Journal
Thank you so much for the incredible event you put together for us! It was amazing. You're so engaging, personal and fun. My clients loved you and Becky, and so did I.
Cindy DeLisle Webasto International
We were all very pleased... and our guests from the U.S. and our international offices enjoyed the tour as well. I would be happy to recommend you anytime.
Sally and Bill Bolle, Greater Detroit Jazz Society Inc.
Thank you for one of the most amazing nights ever! Your skills as an interpreter of what's happening now in Detroit are outstanding."
Lynne Avadenka, Signal-Return Letterpress
Feet on the Street has introduced us to countless first time visitors to Detroit and Eastern Market. We were thrilled to partner with them and the University Musical Society for an innovative tour experience. Linda and Becky were well prepared and professional; everyone had a great time due to their attention to detail, knowledge and good humor.
Just a Sample of Our Tours
Walking tours, Bus Tours, or a combo
Delish Detroit, Taste the Best of Detroit
Prohibition and All that Jazz
Come Hungry, Leave Happy
CEU Bus tours
Private & Community Parties and Events
Custom tours of Detroit - Call us to plan yours.
To make a difference, in our small way to help promote the positive image of the city of Detroit and the region thru Cultural Tourism and Social Issues. To help bridge the gap between the city and suburbs, to acquaint and re-acquaint residents and visitors to the gems of Detroit. Put YOUR FEET on the Streets of Detroit and the rest will follow...
What's Delish Detroit?
Love learning about and tasting food? Love discovering new places? Love socializing?
Delish Detroit is for you!
Delish Detroit is the gastronomic side of Feet On The Street Tours.
We encourage people to get their feet and appetites on the streets of Detroit through progressive walking, car and bus tours of restaurants, cafes, bakeries, breweries, pubs, and specialty food markets, throughout the city. Our signature Delish Detroit offering is the popular Eastern Market "Come Hungry, Leave Happy" tour.
Delish Detroit will lead you on a variety of culinary adventures throughout the city to discover the many flavors it has to offer!
Adventures range from informal tastings and food crawls to more upscale progressive dining tours.
Taste your way through Downtown, Midtown, Mexicantown, Corktown, Hamtramck, Paradise Valley, Eastern Market...
all over the City of Detroit and its neighborhoods! Featuring FOOD as the focus, with generous bits of history, a healthy dash of fun facts, a pinch of local lore and lots of personality sprinkled in. Be a part of the excitement and tasty vibe of Detroit today!
Enjoy unique foods and discover where to buy specialty items
Explore local food businesses and restaurants
Experience meeting the chefs, bakers and brewers
Just one example itinerary
A 3-4 hours progressive food crawl could start with a tour of a local establishment's kitchen, bakery and in-house dairy/cheese production; followed by lunch or dinner at a unique ethnic restaurant and meet the chef; taste several beers and talk to the brew master at a local brewery; and top it off with dessert and local coffees/teas at a cozy café. All along the way, experience a narrated tour that puts it all together to equal one dynamic, delicious outing to remember.
Call us to design your own tasty Delish Detroit outing for your group!
Murals in the Market Walking Tour
Feet on the Street Tours presents FREE Murals in the Market Walking Tours, in partnership with Inner State Gallery / 1xRUN. Experience an up close & behind the scenes look at Detroit's Inaugural Mural Festival at Eastern Market. We will be connecting art lovers with food culture and food lovers with art culture. All 3 tours are FREE of charge, but require pre-registration. First come, first served, with limited spots available. You must email Becky@EnjoyTheD.com with your name, contact information, and preferred date and time. You will receive a response that confirms your reservation (or lets you know that we are at capacity).
Saturday, September 19
3:00 - 5:00 PM Meet in Shed 3 by the restrooms, 15 minutes prior to tour time to sign in. Enjoy hearing about the rich history of Detroit's Eastern Market District, as well as current development, and food and art happenings in this vibrant district. You'll gain a deeper understanding of the local food movement, entrepreneurship, community, and the arts & music scene. On this tour, stroll to experience live mural painting. We will get the unique chance to mingle with several artists discussing their work firsthand, in process. We will also visit the Red Bull House of Art to view their exhibit of prints by the mural artists. Our tour will end at the Division Street block party, for those who would like to stay and enjoy.
Saturday, September 26
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM OR 12:30 PM - 2:30 PM Meet in Shed 3 by the restrooms, 15 minutes prior to tour time to sign in. Enjoy hearing about the rich history of Detroit's Eastern Market District, as well as current development, and food and art happenings in this vibrant district. You'll gain a deeper understanding of the local food movement, entrepreneurship, community, and the art & music scene. On this tour, stroll and admire the finished murals, the realization of the Festival's vision. Your docents will share the knowledge they've gained from the artists as they were painting their murals throughout the festival. We will also visit the Red Bull House of Art to view their exhibit of prints by the mural artists. Our tour will end at Inner State Gallery, where Inner State Gallery/ 1xRun personnel will provide our wrap-up of this exciting project, as they explain their experience in conceiving and running the Murals in the Market festival.
Detroit's Inaugural Mural Festival
September 17 - 25, 2015
Public art has long been an integral part of the Eastern Market district and experience.
Over the past 4 year, 1xRUN and the company's fine art gallery Inner State have curated and produced over 30 murals in Eastern Market alone, with more than 100 murals throughout the City of Detroit, including the 2011 city-wide Detroit Beautification Project. With the creation of these murals, each area has seen a significant visual impact on the surrounding neighborhood as well as increased traffic, additional economic development and increased safety. Now 1xRUN and Inner State Gallery are teaming up with the Eastern Market Corporation for the Murals in the Market festival, which will bring together 20 + local and 20 + international artists to paint large scale murals throughout the district. This expansion on 40+ years of large scale public murals will add exciting new works throughout the market.
With this diverse group of artists from around the world
Murals in the Market will enhance the market experience and help continue the transformation of the market district into a must-see destination. Murals In The Market will host cultural tours of Detroit, live mural painting, live music events and art lectures inside the Eastern Market district.
Since it began in the 1800s
Eastern Market has gradually become a cornerstone community that nourishes its residents by providing fresh and nutritious food throughout Southeastern Michigan. In more recent years, Eastern Market Corporation has built an infrastructure around the market to support our unwavering mission to enrich the community-nutritionally, culturally and economically.
Eastern Market "Come Hungry, Leave Happy, Learn Healthier" Summer and Fall 2015
We've been doing Eastern Market tours for 13 years and it's still a fan favorite! Tuesday or Saturday Mornings - 9:30am to 12:00pm. 9:15 meet inside Rocky's (formerly known as Rocky Peanut Company) to register, 2489 Russell Street, Detroit 48207 (across from Shed 2). 9:30 am tour begins. Price: $29
Delish Detroit will stroll from shed to shed and visit specialty stores to learn about unique products
hear fun facts and history of the area, while going behind the scenes and sampling various foods. Enjoy locally produced pizza, popcorn, pickles and pastries; specialty sausages, cheeses and vinegars; authentic spinach pies and spreads. We'll get to know local growers and vendors, their products, and some tips for improving your health with Michigan foods. We'll also visit an art gallery located in a former brewery or a letterpress shop.
Find seasonal fruits and vegetables, while eating your way through the market!
We are pleased to be donating $1 from the sale of each Eastern Market tour ticket to Gleaners Community Food Bank of Southeastern Michigan!
Every dollar buys 3 meals (6 meals this summer with matching gifts!) for struggling families in our local community.
CEU Tours for Social Workers
We at Feet on the Street along with Stephanie Appel of Core Learning, Inc. are pleased to offer tours for Social Workers.
These workshops are bus tour/continuing education programs where participants will step out of a "classroom" and onto a bus to visit sites and hear from presenters who will address issues facing Detroit and the Metropolitan Region. Through these experiential learning opportunities, participants will learn more about critical and current issues, such as: food issues, diversity, ethnic and cultural traditions, land use, transportation, area history, local programs and services, blight removal and rehab efforts. Please note, these programs are open to anyone interested in the topic.
Here's what participants have said about our programs
"Everything was so wonderful and informative. This is a fun way to learn, grow, and get inspired." ~ Sylvia Gray, PhD, LMSW, Professor, Eastern Michigan University School of Social Work. "This was the best seminar I have attended in 24 years!" ~ Linda Ford, LMSW, CMH. "Linda is intelligent, funny, organized and knowledgeable. The other presenters were engaging, thought-provoking, informative, inspirational...I would absolutely recommend this course." ~Susan Pickard Witus, LMSW, Directions in Senior Care Geriatric Consultant.
ALL of our currently scheduled Eastern Market Tours are eligible for social workers and certified counselors to earn 1.5 CEUs! We will be discussing issues of migration and immigration, revitalization of the Market, efforts to promote the buy local/eat fresh movement, and the impact of community gardens. Select Tuesdays and Saturdays: More Information & Dates for Eastern Market Tours. Cost per person for each Eastern Market tour is $29. Certificate of attendance will be provided upon completion of this program. Approved for 1.5 CE Clock Hours for social workers (provider MICEC #0067). For specific questions about the content of this program, contact: Linda Yellin, LMSW, Email: Linda 313-393-2055Custom CEU tours are always available for your group of faculty, agency staff, employees or co-workers. We have created many unique and wonderful group programs - let us design one for you!
Customize a Tour
We can design an outing- experience- tour- field trip- enrichment class- celebration- team building or any type of get together, for your group, family, or business. Let's talk time frames, budgets and interests and we'll provide something that will be memorable, for your group to.
Experience, Explore and Enjoy Detroit
Check out what others have said about our tours! Feel free to contact us and customize a tour. Here is a sampling of our past tours to give you some mixing and matching ideas.
DELISH DETROIT Tours; Delish Detroit is the food tour component of Feet, that take our guests to various locations in Detroit to enjoy the diverse bounty of food, visiting markets, shops and hearing about (and tasting) some chef and shopkeepers specialties. Some of our adventures are upscale, some casual, some sit-down, stand- up, some nostalgic, historic, but always filling and fun. We do Delish adventures by bus, by foot or a combination. Some of our highlights include: Food crawls, Mexicantown, Tour d'France, Best Bakeries, Hidden Gems of the City and neighborhoods, Midtown, Corktown and of course Eastern Market. Architectural And Historical Walking Tours Of: Mexicantown, the RiverWalk, Eastern Market district, Midtown, New Center, Corktown, Downtown and the Dequindre Cut.
Private Prohibition and All that Jazz Bus Tour
Experience and Enjoy a rollicking ride along the streets of Detroit, see landmarks, hear stories about Prohibition and the roaring 20's, and visit the old stomping grounds of the infamous Purple Gang. Explore a former speakeasy, and top it off with a drink and live jazz. Enjoy an exciting and entertaining night in the D!
Tours By Bus
Detroit up Close and Personal
This is an energetic and fascinating bus tour through the streets of Detroit. Explore classic Detroit and areas bursting with new energy and development.
Blast from the Past
The perfect tour for your Reunion Group (family, classmates), birthdays, anniversaries, or simply a trip back to the old neighborhood and to visit your favorite stomping grounds from your past life/lives in the D.
Our mission: To make a difference, in our small way, to promote the positive image of the city of Detroit and the region through Cultural Tourism and Social Issues. To help bridge the gap between the city and suburbs, to acquaint and re-acquaint residents and visitors to the gems of Detroit. Put YOUR FEET on the Streets of Detroit and the rest will follow.... Whether you're visiting or a life-time Metro-Detroiter, we have something for you. Linda and her diverse and knowledgeable staff, invite you to put your feet on the streets of Detroit by bus, car, or on foot... Get to know the staff below.
As a result of her personal interests, and as a way to help encourage more positive feelings of Detroit, she began to organize gatherings and tours to encourage friends, family and community groups to Experience, Explore and Enjoy Detroit...and a few years later...In 2007 she created Feet on the Street Tours bringing added energy and continued commitment to the city and the region.
Becky has been a life-long supporter and promoter of the City of Detroit. She has worked and volunteered at several Detroit companies, foundations, and non-profit organizations focusing on city development and improvement. Becky loves helping people discover the hidden gems, fascinating people, and exciting venues of Detroit.
Denise's desire to learn about Detroit's past and present called her to volunteer for Feet On The Street Tours. Now she works alongside Linda promoting the city of Detroit. You can catch her as "Ruby" on the Prohibition and All That Jazz Tour. She is also involved in many of our "Delish Detroit" tours.
Debbie enjoys sharing the history of Detroit and loves to connect people with the old and new of the city. We are proud to say she was a semi-finalist for the "Rose" award in 2009 for customer service.
After graduating from Central Michigan, Rachelle became a real advocate of Detroit. She has created several field trips for students and groups of all ages promoting the "D".
Peter joined the Feet On The Street Tours team after going on a tour with the University of Michigan School of Social Work, where he is currently studying community organizing. Peter lives in Detroit, and is involved in its vibrant DJ and sound system culture. He is very interested in democratic city development, and hopes to stay in the city throughout his life.
disclaimer:pricing and availability subject to change.
To make a difference, in our small way to help promote the positive image of the city of Detroit and the region thru Cultural Tourism and Social Issues. To help bridge the gap between the city and suburbs, to acquaint and re-acquaint residents and visitors to the gems of Detroit.