Every year the streets of Historic Old Redford are transformed into a space for discovery, dancing, innovation, and joy. Sidewalk Festival doesn’t use traditional stages—artists are challenged to create site-specific performance and installation art for the alleys, gardens, storefronts, courtyards, parking lots and streets of Old Redford. This festival serves as an annual sacred space on the first weekend of August for the gathering of boundary-pushing artists, residents, curious art-lovers, and those of adventurous spirit.
Sidewalk Festival is produced and managed by Sidewalk Detroit.
The experience of being immersed in the Artist Village during Sidewalk Festival serves as an opportunity to shift your perspective about what to expect in Detroit and in yourself. Every wall is painted with splashes of color, and every turn through the winding corridors brings you to an unexpected performance or piece of art. You may find yourself joyfully integrated into the performance of visual artists, storytellers, dancers and musicians.
BRING A CHAIR OR BLANKET
The street is our living room, but the
couches and chairs fill up fast.
EAT AMAZING FOOD
There will be amazing food throughout the
festival, but be sure to check out Sweet Potato
Sensations + MotorCity Java!
EXPLORE THE SPACE
Many of the art installations are interactive,
so don’t be afraid to get involved.