Detroit River Days will celebrate its fifth anniversary on June 23-26 with new programming along Detroit's East Riverfront and lots more room for fun.
The physical presence of the festival will now run from William J. Milliken State Park to the newly completed Detroit/Wayne County Port Authority Terminal & Dock, just past the Renaissance Center.
There will also be plenty to do beyond music, food and dancing. The River Days festival, which is put on by the Detroit RiverFront Conservancy, will offer tugboat races, a 5k competition, eco-friendly kids activities, and a new partnership with Windsor's Summerfest and participation as one of 57 cities across the world in Global Water Dances.
"This new footprint reflects the continued progress happening on the Riverfront," said Matt Cullen, chairman, Detroit RiverFront Conservancy. "When we launched the festival in 2007 it was with the goal of introducing the transformation of our Riverfront to not only our own community here in Detroit, but to the world. The festival continues to showcase new developments each year, including last year's addition of Michigan's first urban state park and, this year's new Port Authority Terminal and Dock, which will now allow Detroit to accommodate cruise ships, ferries, tall ships and naval vessels."
The River Days musical lineup will be announced in early June. For now, check out all the cool stuff to do at detroitriverdays.com