All Things Detroit is officially National All Things Detroit Day!
When is this day celebrated? All Things Detroit Day takes place on the Sunday before Easter each year. In 2020, this falls on April 5.
What is this day? All Things Detroit is a day to celebrate the spirit of the small business owner. When Detroit’s shop small we support our neighbors and the growth of our city and state. When business owners take a chance on their own dreams, they rely on the support of others to grow and thrive. No other place supports its small businesses like Detroit. We’re a community of founders, makers and dreamers. Jennyfer Crawford took that sentiment and created a community from it. Her All Things Detroit events make it possible to celebrate the spirit of small business in Detroit – and this day will recognize those efforts.
By establishing All Things Detroit at the city’s historic Eastern Market, Founder Jennyfer Crawford supports the aspirations of hundreds of small business owners. More than an event, the spirit behind All Things Detroit deserves a day to call attention to these values and the community, 12,000 strong, that has grown around it. And the concept of supporting local business owners and small businesses is bolstered by All Things Detroit – enough so it should be celebrated with a day of its own.
Who created this day? This day was founded by Ask Jennyfer, LLC in 2020.
How should this day be celebrated or observed? All Things Detroit day is the perfect time to shop for goods with a Detroit/Michigan based maker, founder or artist. It’s a day to support the work of small business owners and those who bring something unique to the city. From Coney Dogs to Detroit-style Pizza, street art to techno, the drive to do something new is strong in this city, And that’s a spirit that anyone might benefit from experiencing.
Celebrate with us Sunday, April 5th at Eastern Market for the 1st National All Things Detroit Day!
Mark and Erin Sarafa founders of Pop Daddy Popcorn were both born and raised in Southeast Michigan. They met in 1990 while working together for Coca-Cola Enterprises in Auburn Hills, Mi. They have been married since 1995 and find themselves back together in the Food and Beverage Industry.
Erin was the proud owner of two National Franchise retail candle stores. She is now responsible for HR, AP, and AR at Pop Daddy Popcorn, LLC..
Mark graduated from the University of Michigan in 1989 and received his MBA in Marketing from Wayne State University in 1992. Mark worked his way through the Food and Beverage Industry spending time at Coca-Cola (4 Years), Frito-Lay (9 Years), and Absopure Water (12 Years).
With unwavering encouragement from Erin and the approval their 2 children, J.T. (16) and Grace (13), the Family incorporated Pop Daddy Popcorn in 2012. Mark made it his full time career in October of 2013.
Mark credits his wife with the start of the business. “I am so grateful that my wife and children had the faith in me to run a Family business. This is not something we have done alone. Our friends, neighbors, schools, and community in which we live have shown tremendous support through words and actions. We will be forever grateful, regardless of our achievements.” For more information about Pop Daddy Popcorn go to www.popdaddypocorn.com
Pop Daddy Popcorn is available in Meijer stores and a variety of other stores in Michigan.
All Things Detroit is the special event happening multiple times a year that brings together hundreds of entrepreneurs across Michigan with their unique items, exclusive offerings and treasures ready for your purchase and made as your prize to take home.
One Sunday, March 26th attendees will have the opportunity to dine on Detroit delectables and sample savory sweet treats, as well as acquire acclaimed products and services from in and around Detroit. Most importantly, patrons and participants are also supporting small businesses.
Tickets on sale NOW! Admission $5
Children 12 and under are free
Beat the Crowd Package $15 includes:
• Full hour of shopping before open to the public.
• Complimentary food & beverage voucher (Participating food truck to be announced at a later date.)
• All Things Detroit tote bag
Children 12 and under are ineligible for the Beat the Crowd package unless ticket is purchased.
For more information go to www.iloveallthingsdetroit.com or download the All Things Detroit App available at Apple Store & Google Play.
Sponsorship opportunities available.
Follow us on IG @allthingsdet or @askjennyfer