The Dequindre Cut Freight Yard is the go to destination for outdoor libations and merriment this summer! Head to the Dequindre Cut for this outdoor beer and wine garden that is nearly the length of a football field and built from nine repurposed shipping containers. 

The Freight Yard features nine shipping containers that are installed in a pattern designed to be visually stimulating, yet functional as well.  The “Hub” is the centerpiece of the installation and features five shipping containers stacked on top of each other to house a DJ booth and retail space.  Interesting lighting treatments, creative site furnishings and the colorful work of local artists combine to create a fun, festive environment.

The Dequindre Cut Freight Yard is now open for the season! 


Friday - 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Saturday - 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Sunday - 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Special Events 

Freight Yard Opening Night Party - May 17 

Drinking with Dogs - May 21

Drinks x Design - July 11

Concert of Colors After Party - July 19

Little Asian Bites Night Market - August 23 

Eastern Market After Dark - September 19

Marathon Watch Party - October 20

Freight Yard is located on the Dequindre Cut between Wilkins and Division street with the closest entrance located at Wilkins and Orleans Street. Parking is available in the gravel lot at Wilkins and Orleans in Eastern Market and on nearby streets. Bike parking is available on-site, and a MoGo station is located right in front of the Freight Yard. 

The Dequindre Cut Freight Yard project is a partnership between the Conservancy, Build Institute, Lawrence Technological University (LTU), Western International High School, Ponyride and Groundswell Design Group funded by the Knight Foundation, Kresge Foundation, Ford Motor Company, Community Foundation of Southeast Michigan and other local partners. 

The Dequindre Cut Greenway is a non motorized path that opened to the public in May of 2009. The 1.65 mile greenway offers a pedestrian link between the East Riverfront, Eastern Market and several residential neighborhoods in between.

Formerly a Grand Trunk Railroad line, the Dequindre Cut is a predominately below-street level greenway that runs parallel to St. Aubin Street, between Mack Avenue and Atwater Street, just north of the riverfront. Well-known for its examples of urban artwork and graffiti, the greenway features a 20-foot-wide paved pathway, which includes separate lanes for pedestrian and bicycle traffic.