The 2017 River Days will be held June 23- June 25th on the beautiful Detroit riverfront. This one of a kind festival takes place along the Detroit Riverfront – from the Detroit/Wayne County Port Authority Terminal & Dock just west of the GM Renaissance Center, to Rivard Plaza and the William G. Milliken State Park. River Days is a celebration of Detroit’s RiverWalk with activities on land and water. Experience all the RiverWalk has to offer, from the tall ships, jet-ski demos and riverboat tours to live music, sand sculptures, kids activities, delicious eats and much more!
In 2017, the Detroit riverfront will host forty national and local musical acts, including headline acts Ann Wilson of Heart, The Isley brothers featuring Ron Isley, 112, and Joe offering a wide variety of music for all tastes. The festival also features our returning Flagstar Bank Kids Zone which features FREE live theatre, music, face painting and arts and crafts, outdoor activities from the Michigan DNR, a carnival midway with more than 25 rides and games, a Pepsi Taste of Detroit food court, buskers/traveling entertainers, a Friday night bike night and several water-related activities, including popular tours on the U.S. Coast Guard cutter, an air show by Tuskegee Airmen National Historical Museum, rides on the Diamond Jack River Boat tours and live jet ski demonstrations.
For the past 10 years, River Days has served as the official kickoff to summer for many Metro Detroiters. In 2016, GM River Days presented by Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort drew 150,000 people to the shores along the Detroit River for a family-friendly three-day weekend of music, activities, food and fun.