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New BRRmingham Blast Event Brings Free Activities and Entertainment for All Ages to Downtown Birmingham this January

Zip in to Downtown Birmingham on Saturday, January 27, from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., for the BRRmingham Blast – a brand new event brought to you by the Birmingham Shopping District (BSD), featuring free entertainment and activities for all ages including a zip line, food trucks, activities and more! The event will take place along South Old Woodward Avenue from Maple Road to Brown Street and is free to attend.


We're Showing You the Best Gifts this Holiday Season Live, on Live in the D!

We're showing you some of the season's best gifts sure to please everyone on your list this holiday season! Plus, hear about our free holiday events and activities happening through December 24.

Birmingham’s Winter Markt Returns with Shopping, Entertainment and More

The annual Birmingham Winter Markt event, presented by Mercedes Benz of Bloomfield Hills and the Birmingham Shopping District (BSD), returns to Shain Park in Downtown Birmingham, Friday, December 1 through Sunday, December 3. The festive German-themed event features over 70 local artists and vendors, European-inspired foods and beverages, live entertainment, free activities and more!


Visit Downtown Birmingham this Holiday Season for Local Shopping and Dining, Memorable Holiday Events and More

Visit the Birmingham Shopping District (BSD) this holiday season for local shopping and dining, and a full line-up of free holiday events and activities sure to please visitors of all ages!


Hear from Local Business Owners about What Makes downtown Birmingham Unique

Local business owners from Dick O' Dow's and Sterr & Doon, talk about what makes downtown Birmingham unique and the welcoming atmosphere people can expect when visiting, in WXYZ-TV Channel 7's Woodward Dream Cruise special. Check it out!

Birmingham Booming with New Businesses

Throughout the city, there are more than 600 businesses, with 25 of those newly opened in the last year and a half. Find out more about downtown Birmingham " rich in art, culture and a variety of thriving brick-and-mortar businesses" in this feature from CBS Detroit.

Get Tips on How to Make the Most of the Day On The Town Sale!

Watch this WDIV Live In the D interview, where we discuss how to make the most of Day On The Town with host Tati Amare. You'll also see a sneak peek of items that will be available during the sale!

Day On The Town Returns with Shopping, Entertainment and More!

Visit downtown Birmingham on Saturday, July 29 for the biggest retail event of the year! Browse unique and discounted high-end merchandise in stores and on the streets and sidewalks throughout downtown Birmingham. There's something for everyone at this lively event. From 1:00 - 3:00 p.m., join Meaghan Mick from Mojo in the Morning, as she broadcasts live from the Channel 955 Ice Cream truck! Enjoy free drinks and ice treats from Faygo and Browndog Creamery.

Birmingham Farmers Market’s 2023 Tote Bag Design Contest

The Birmingham Farmers Market invites children of all artistic abilities, in kindergarten through eighth grade, to participate in the 2023 tote bag design contest. Entries will be reviewed by a panel of local judges with the winning artist’s design to be printed on the 2023 Birmingham Farmers Market reusable tote bags, distributed to hundreds of marketgoers during the season! Designs receiving honorable mentions will be displayed at the market and shared on social media. View PDF for details.


Gift Ideas for Everyone on Your List!

The holiday shopping season is well underway and we're here to make it extra special! Today we featured several hot gift items from local businesses, perfect for everyone on your list! Watch the video for ideas and more.

Visit Birmingham on Small Business Saturday for Shopping Incentives, Free Activities and More!

Shop downtown Birmingham on Saturday, November 26, for Small Business Saturday! Earn a $25 Birmingham Bucks e-Gift card for every $100 you spend at local retailers and restaurants in the Birmingham Shopping District from Saturday, November 26 – Sunday, November 27. Participate in the Santa Walk, starting at 9:30 a.m. and enjoy free parking, horse-drawn carriage rides, hot chocolate and more!


Birmingham Shopping District Appoints New Executive Director

The Birmingham Shopping District (BSD) Board of Directors recently announced the appointment of a new Executive Director, Cristina SheppardDecius. At the September 1, 2022 BSD Board Meeting, Sheppard-Decius was unanimously appointed to serve as Executive Director of the Birmingham Shopping District, beginning December 1, 2022.


Upscale on Sale! Birmingham's Day on the Town Returns Saturday, July 30

Visit downtown Birmingham on Saturday, July 30 from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. for Day On The Town, the area’s biggest retail event of the year! The annual event draws thousands from all over the region in search of discounted high-end merchandise in stores and on the streets and sidewalks throughout downtown Birmingham.


Participate in the Birmingham Shopping District Barricade Art Contest

All are invited to participate in an art contest throughout the South Old Woodward Avenue construction area in downtown Birmingham! The purpose of this project is to enhance the pedestrian barricades, displaying local art from students, art professionals and enthusiasts, community groups and Birmingham Shopping District businesses. Those interested in participating must apply online at by June 10.

Birmingham’s Popular Movie Nights Series Returns to Booth Park

Our popular outdoor Movie Nights series returns to Booth Park this summer! Pre-show entertainment begins at 6:30 p.m. and new this year, movies will be shown on an ultra-bright LED screen beginning at 7:30 p.m. As always, Movie Night events are free and include complimentary treats and giveaways (while supplies last).


The Birmingham Farmers Market Celebrates its 20th Season!

The Birmingham Farmers Market returns for its 20th season! The market will kick off this important milestone with an Opening Day Celebration on Sunday, May 1 and has many other events planned throughout the season. Visitors of all ages are invited to experience the outdoor market, as they enjoy live music and shop for locally grown produce, artisan baked goods, fresh foods, plants and more! The market is open every Sunday, May 1 through October 30, from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., and is located in


Great Food and Live Music Happening at the Morrie Birmingham!

Visit the Morrie Birmingham for great food and entertainment during Restaurant Week and beyond.

See Beautiful, Healthy Plant-based Cheeses and Desserts from Planthropie

Take a peek inside this beautiful, uplifting plant-based cheese and dessert bar! Planthropie uses ethically-sourced, high quality organic ingredients to nourish the body and soul.

Visit the Award-winning Rugby Grille Inside Townsend Hotel

Hear some tips on how to cook the perfect steak from Rugby Grille Executive Chef, Hai Ying, plus see what Rugby Grille is cooking up for Restaurant Week.

Authentic French Cuisine Right Here in Downtown Birmingham

Visit The French Lady cafe year round for authentic, homemade French cuisine. You will feel right at home, yet miles away in this quaint and cozy cafe.

Birmingham Restaurant Week Returns for Its 17th Year!

Birmingham’s highly anticipated Restaurant Week event returns for its 17th year! On weekdays January 24 – 28 and January 31 – February 4, 2022, diners are invited to indulge in unique menus and a variety of cuisines prepared by top chefs from downtown Birmingham restaurants.

We're Showing You Great Local Gift Ideas for Everyone on Your List!

Watch the short video to see gifts and goodies from local retailers, sure to please everyone on your list this holiday season!

The Importance of Shopping Local

See what shopping local means to downtown Birmingham small business owners

Santa Arrives During Small Business Saturday!

Santa has officially arrived to downtown Birmingham via Fire Truck escort during Small Business Saturday.

Urban Wick Candle Bar Offers a Fun Experience for Groups of All Sizes

Create your own candles, wax melts, diffusers and so much more! Mother-daughter owned, Urban Wick Candle Bar, offers a fun outing for date night, ladies night, birthday parties, bridal showers and any event. Check out the process in this short video.

Free Hot Chocolate, Cookies and More to Celebrate the Holidays

Free hot chocolate, cookies, roasted chestnuts and more add to the festive atmosphere is downtown Birmingham through the holidays! Visit our event calendar for details.

Give the Gift of Music This Season With Axis Music Academy

Local shop, Axis Music Academy offers lessons for most instruments and skill levels. Consider giving the gift of music, or learning something new this season!

Birmingham Shopping District Experiences Extraordinary New Business Growth in 2021

Downtown Birmingham is experiencing extraordinary new business growth, in various industries including retail, restaurant, service and more.


Retailer Evereve Expands, Opens New Location in Downtown Birmingham

Retailer Evereve, a contemporary fashion and styling company for women, has opened its newly renovated and expanded location in downtown Birmingham.


Fall Fashion Video and Shopping Guide

See the latest trends for fall and shop the looks with our fall fashion video and Shopping Guide.

Watch Birmingham Mayor Pierre Boutros, Shopping District Executive Director Sean Kammer and more on the latest episode of Financing the American Dream.

On Saturday, September 18, the Birmingham Shopping District and City of Birmingham were featured on Financing the American Dream on Bloomberg Television. Watch Shopping District Executive Director Sean Kammer, Birmingham Mayor Pierre Boutros and more in the full episode.

The Birmingham Cruise Event Rolls Into Town on August 21, 2021!

The Woodward Dream Cruise will roll into town on Saturday, August 21, bringing thousands of classic cars and more than one million people from all over the world. Adding to the festivities, the Birmingham Cruise Event will take place on South Old Woodward Avenue from Bowers Street to Landon Street, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m, with classic cars, food, displays and more! Birmingham's walkable downtown is the ideal place for cruise enthusiasts to spend the day.


Experience Day On The Town!

Watch this short video for a peek at what visitors experience during Day On The Town in downtown Birmingham!

Birmingham Featured in Shopping Center Business's Economic Development Issue

Birmingham has one of the most unique and prosperous downtown districts in the country and is located in the heart of Oakland County, the 9th wealthiest county in the nation among counties with a population of more than a million people.Birmingham is known for its fashion boutiques and bustling downtown, surrounded by high-end residential homes, with an affluent and active clientele. The area outpaces the county in income and education levels.

Birmingham Goes on Sale During Day On The Town July 31, 2021 from 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Visit downtown Birmingham on Saturday, July 31 from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. for Day On The Town, the area’s biggest retail event of the year! The annual event draws thousands from all over the region in search of discounted high-end merchandise in stores and on the streets and sidewalks throughout downtown Birmingham.


Outdoor Movie Nights Return to Booth Park This Summer!

The Birmingham Shopping District’s popular outdoor Movie Night series returns to Booth Park on July 16 and August 13! People of all ages are invited to bring their blankets and chairs, and find a cozy spot at Booth Park to enjoy a movie under the stars. Pre-show entertainment begins at 7:30 p.m. followed by the movie at dusk.


Moosejaw Bike and Snow Talks Bikes and Gear for Summer

Moosejaw Bike and Snow has everything you need to stay in gear all summer long! Expert care and exceptional service from really cool staff is what you'll get the minute you walk into their shop.

Untied on Woodward Talks Shopping Local and Summer Essentials

Untied on Woodward offers casual essentials for the modern man. Find clothing, accessories, personal care and more at this local shop.

SEEN Magazine: Step into Summer in Style With These Looks From Downtown Birmingham Retailers

The leaves are green, the flowers are blooming and it’s time to update your wardrobe with spring and summer style essentials. We recently shot some of our favorite spring trends from Birmingham retailers at the newly opened Daxton Hotel. You can expect to see a lot of bright colors, floral prints and puffy sleeves. Oh, and don’t forget the jewelry and accessories!

Birmingham Shopping District Board Appoints New Executive Director

BIRMINGHAM, MI, May 7, 2021 – The Birmingham Shopping District (BSD) Board of Directors recently announced the appointment of its new Executive Director, Sean Kammer.


Fashion, Style, Luxury - Find It All in Downtown Birmingham

Explore the latest trends for the season in downtown Birmingham.

The Birmingham Farmers Market Opens May 2

BIRMINGHAM, MI, April 20, 2021 – The Birmingham Farmers Market will kick off its 19th season on Sunday, May 2 in Public Parking Lot 6 located at 660 N. Old Woodward. Visitors of all ages are invited to experience the walkable outdoor market and shop for local produce, meat and dairy, artisan baked goods, fresh foods and more! The market will be open every Sunday from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., May 2 through October 31.


Fab’rik Birmingham Shows Us Trendy Looks for Spring Under $100

Fab'rik Birmingham is keeping us on trend for spring with mix and match pieces and accessories in store under $100! Visit in store or schedule a private shopping party. During the private shopping party, Fab'rik Birmingham stylists will help you find items to fit your unique style and you will receive 20% off on anything you purchase!

Gazelle Sports Birmingham Keeps Us Active This Season and Beyond

“There’s no such thing as bad weather, just bad gear.” Get the right gear at Gazelle Sports Birmingham. Check out the video to see some great transitional options for spring and beyond. Plus, get a sneak peek at an exclusive shoe from On. Gazelle Sports Birmingham will help you stay active all year long with everything you need including run clubs and more.

Ready for Swimwear? Caruso Caruso in Birmingham Talks Men's Casual Trends for Spring

See the latest in men's swimwear in funky patterns and colors. Also check out the exclusive selection of Cuts brand shirts and of course the HUGE selection of denim in all styles and brands. There is so much to explore for both men's and women's fashion at Caruso Caruso.

Dolce Moda Debuts Two Menswear Looks for Spring

All we can say is WOW! We had a chance to talk with Dolce Moda about the latest in menswear. View two beautifully curated must-see looks featuring versatile pieces for spring - you won't want to miss these. Dolce Moda offers both men's and women's fashion and accessories.

Former Detroit Lions Linebacker Gets Birmingham In Shape at Mayweather Boxing + Fitness

At Mayweather Boxing + Fitness Birmingham, former Detroit Linebacker Alex Lewis is motivating people of all fitness levels to meet their fitness goals and have a lot of fun doing it. Watch his story here to find out more.

Birmingham Restaurants offering several dining options

Visitor safety is a top priority and our restaurants offer many options including in-person dining, curbside pickup, carry-out, outdoor dining and delivery. For a list of restaurants, click here.

Birmingham Restaurant Week Ends with a $40,000 Boost to the Business Community

Downtown Birmingham restaurants felt the support of the community during the 16th annual Birmingham Restaurant Week event.

Birmingham Offers Diners Big Incentives and So Much More during Restaurant Week

Support the restaurant community and enjoy a taste of Birmingham!


“12 Days of Takeout” Offers Patrons Big Incentives to Support Birmingham Restaurants

BIRMINGHAM, MI, December 8, 2020 – The Birmingham Shopping District partners with downtown restaurants to offer “12 Days of Takeout” running now until December 20, 2020.


Birmingham Welcomes Visitors Downtown for Safe and Festive Holiday Activities This Season

The Birmingham Shopping District welcomes visitors downtown this season to enjoy the festive holiday atmosphere and unique activities!


Birmingham Welcomes Children for Appointments with Santa

The Birmingham Shopping District’s (BSD) annual Santa House tradition will continue on weekends throughout the holiday season.


Birmingham Offering Big Incentives for Shopping Small On Small Business Saturday

Downtown Birmingham visitors who shop big on Small Business Saturday (November 28) will enjoy special incentives while supporting the local economy.


Birmingham Merchants Decorate the Town in Competition to Benefit Local Foster Children

The Birmingham Shopping District hosts The Great Decorate, a holiday tree decorating competition in which restaurants and retail stores will partner with local artists to create spectacular holiday trees and compete to win a small business grant – all while raising awareness and funds for local foster teens.


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