Robert C. Barnes Sr. MarketPlace Hall

The Robert C. Barnes Sr. MarketPlace Hall, located in the heart of downtown Ypsilanti, features a charming, industrial-chic space ideal for weddings, celebrations, fundraisers, corporate events, workshops and more. This site can accommodate indoor and outdoor events with easy access to many great downtown businesses, public transportation, and ample parking.  Additional outdoor space is available as well. Tables and chairs are provided free of charge and other event supplies are available for rent.

At this time we are not hosting events of more than 25 guests outdoors and 10 guests indoors through July 2021. This is due to the size of our indoor spaces and our commitment to the safety of all guests on property, including staff and vendors. For further details, please fill out the form below.

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Upcoming Events

10:00 am Wednesday Volunteer Days @ Growing Hope Urban Farm
Wednesday Volunteer Days @ Growing Hope Urban Farm
Jun 23 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Wednesday Volunteer Days @ Growing Hope Urban Farm
We couldn’t do the work that we do without YOU. Get involved with Growing Hope by volunteering at the Growing Hope Urban Farm. Growing Hope fosters an equitable and sustainable local food system where all[...]
9:00 am Saturday Farmers Market @ Depot Town
Saturday Farmers Market @ Depot Town
Jun 26 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Saturday Farmers Market @ Depot Town
Since 2013, Growing Hope has managed and funded the beloved and historic Depot Town Farmers Market in Ypsilanti on Saturdays.
5:42 pm Tuesday Farmers Market
Tuesday Farmers Market
Jun 29 @ 5:42 pm – 6:42 pm
Tuesday Farmers Market
Since 2006, Growing Hope’s downtown Farmers Market has been a source of fresh, affordable food for all income levels.

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