Written by Mara M. Mannella
Photo credit: Mo Pop Festival
Mo Pop Festival is mere weeks away from bursting into West Riverfront Park in Detroit July 29-30. Featuring incredible headliners like Run the Jewels, Foster the People, Tyler the Creator and Alt-J, Mo Pop is providing a lot more than some dance floors and legit tunes. Steps away from the music are some villages that you will definitely want to grab some souvenirs from, whether they be edible, drinkable or simply collectible. Check them out below:
Food Truck Alley
Alleys get a bad rap. Some are dark and creepy, others narrow and suffocating. But Mo Pop’s Food Truck Alley is one you will want to plan on visiting. Some of Michigan’s finest food on wheels will be serving up everything from popsicles to pitas. Click here for some more details on the gourmet delights that await.
It seems every festival now has a portion of its footprint dedicated to the shopper in all of us. We’ve all purchased a bandanna here, some new shades there, but Mo Pop is putting the cray in crafty with their assortment of eclectic vendors. Do not miss out on these whimsical wares! Click here to make your shopping list.
Making its Mo Pop debut, The Shipyard and accompanying pop-up The Sugar House will provide thirsty (and hungry) festival goers with the finest in craft beers, spirits and exclusive food menus. You can even be the first to try the official Mo Pop festival cider, Festipale Ale in specially branded cans! Cheers to that, details here.
You’ve been dancing, drinking and eating the day away but have you played Pac-Man in an air conditioned tent? Mo Pop has you covered thanks to Detroit’s own Offworld Arcade. You can beat your high score, cool off and a grab a drink all within the comfort of Mo Pop! Photographic evidence here.
The moral of the story is the word “bored” is not in Mo Pop’s vocabulary. Combine a great lineup with these very sweet villages and you’ve got one fantastic festival. Don’t miss your chance to be a part of the fun – the lineup is below and tickets are still available here!