WHO WE ARE
Freedom of open and unrestricted expression of thought and art.
The Great Lakes Market celebrates the turn of the seasons with four unique events across the Great Lakes Bay Region. Come explore the creations of art, food, and crafts that make the Mitten State inimitable. Part architecture salvage hunt, part maker center, part culinary adventure; the Great Lakes Market has something for everyone.
We believe in the freedom of open and unrestricted expression of thought and art. That’s why our outdoor events are always free. For everyone, and that includes your fur babies. Seriously, bring them too; we would love to pet them!
To our Makers: you are why we started this endeavor in the first place. To you, this we promise: we will always respond to your questions, we will always try to make things as easy as possible, and we will always work with you to ensure the best possible show, no matter what. We are an organized maze of experiences; The Great Lakes Market celebrates the thrill of the hunt and discovery of new treasures with room to stretch your legs and see what makes Michigan so awesome!
Peruse locally made jewelry, art, crafts, clothing, flowers, and food and learn from those who craft the pieces we love.
It is our solitary goal to foster and embrace the talent that resides in our community and reach out in a refreshed way to showcase what makes the Great Lakes Bay Region an amazing place to live, enjoy, and work.
From bazaar to beautiful, and everything in between.
Putting Makers First
You are why we started this endeavor in the first place. We know the energy and the passion it takes to create, and we strive to be different in the best ways possible.
We will always do our best to make things as easy as possible, and we will always work with you to ensure the best possible Market, no matter what. This is our promise.
WHAT OTHERS SAY
Just a few of our great reviews!
"My vending experience couldn't have been better! Love Love Love The Great Lakes Market!"
"Participated in the Summer Market, excellent venue Emerson Park in Midland, organizers A+, exhibitors A+, food A+, music A+, response from most attendees - they loved the event. Will participate again next year, thanks to all from Silver Loon Jewelers!"
"We participated in the Great Lakes Market in Midland this weekend and it was a huge success for a first time event. It is clear that the staff put an incredible amount of sweat equity into promoting and making the weekend possible..and it certainly paid off! We appreciate the thorough communication and promotion of our business leading up to the weekend and plan on being a part of many more events moving forward."
"Great place to find a special gift."
"Very organized and do great advertising!!! We did the Midland Park show this past summer and hoping to do more of their shows next year."
"I like that it is dog friendly!"