HarvestFest on the Dequindre Cut

HarvestFest on the Dequindre Cut

Saturday, Oct 21, 2017 - 12:45pm to 4:00pm
Event Type : Festivals

Light Up the Riverfront

Light Up the Riverfront

Thursday, Jun 08, 2017 - 6:00pm to 10:00pm
Event Type : Festivals

Rivière28 is delighted to kick of their 2017 season of summer parties to benefit the Detroit Riverfront Conservancy, by inviting you to Light Up the Riverfront at 6 p.m. on June 8. This casual summer barbeque brings together hundreds of (metro) Detroiters from all walks of life, along the river’s edge at Gabriel Richard Park.

 

As the sun sets, attendees “light up” the riverfront with bonfires and sparklers, creating a brilliant display set against the backdrop of the MacArthur Bridge and Belle Isle State Park. Barbeque fans will delight as Smokey G serves up mouth-watering portions of pulled pork sliders, grilled corn on the cob and cowboy baked beans, while the United States Bartenders Guild pours thirst-quenching craft mocktail mixers.

 

Guests are encouraged to BYOB (bring their own booze and blankets). All food, mocktails, life-sized yard games, bike valet provided by Wheelhouse Detroit and “light-up” elements are included in the ticket price.

Online registration is closed. Tickets will be available for purchase at the event.

Detroit Touch-a-Truck

Detroit Touch-a-Truck

Saturday, May 20, 2017 - 10:00am to 3:00pm
Event Type : Family/Kids

West Riverfront Park will feature some heavy-duty metal on Saturday, May 20 as the Detroit RiverFront Conservancy hosts the third annual Touch-a-Truck!

Touch-a-Truck is a FREE hands-on family event that will provide children with the opportunity to explore large vehicles of all types, including those used by professionals in construction, public safety, transportation, landscaping and other industries.

Children will be allowed to get behind the wheel of these vehicles and meet the people who help to build, protect, beautify and serve our community. Crafts, and games will also be part of the day’s entertainment.

Interested in providing a vehicle for the event? Contact the Detroit RiverFront Conservancy at info@detroitriverfront.org for more information.

Touch-A-Truck will take place at our brand new West Riverfront Park, located just west of Joe Louis Arena at 1801 W. Jefferson. The new West RiverWalk, located between 8th street and Rosa Parks along Jefferson and the Detroit River’s edge, features 20 plus acres of lush greenspace, a 30-foot extra wide path, benches, security call boxes and our iconic marine railing. This location is ideal for large events or recreation activities such as fishing and biking.

  • More than 25 vehicles on display
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Free family fun
  • Get up close to large vehicles
  • Meet emergency and service personnel 

All children must be accompanied by a parent grandparent or legal guardian who will be required to sign a Release & Waiver on-site for each participating child. 

Pre-registration is now closed. However, all attendees are welcome to register onsite! Avoid the lines and click the button below to download your participation waiver! 
Touch-A-Truck Waiver 

 

 

Riverfront Run sponsored by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan

Riverfront Run sponsored by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan

Saturday, Jun 10, 2017 - 8:30am to 12:00pm
Event Type : Sports Activities

The much-anticipated  Riverfront Run sponsored by Blue Cross® Blue Shield® of Michigan will be held on June 10, 2017,  this 5K & 10K run and walk showcases the Detroit RiverWalk and Milliken State Park, and provide a healthy, fun experience for participants. Proceeds benefit the Detroit RiverFront Conservancy, the stewards of Detroit’s historic and international RiverWalk and Dequindre Cut Greenway.

The Riverfront Run sponsored by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan includes both a 5K run/walk and a 10K run. All participants will receive a performance T-shirt, a commemorative medal and a one-day admission pass to the Conservancy’s upcoming Detroit River Days festival. Early Bird Registration for the 5K run/walk is $30 per participant.  The 10K run is $40 per person. (if registered by 5/9/17) Registration will increase to $35 for the 5K and $45 for the 10K after 5/9/17)

Winners: The top female and top male participants in each age group will receive a special award!  Award grouped by age: 10-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70+

Parking: Free parking will be available at the River East garage located at the corner of Rivard and Atwater St. across from the race start line. Parking will be available to all participants between 6 AM-12 PM. Cars must exit the structure by 12 PM. Due to street closures for the race, we suggest all participants arrive onsite by 8:30.

Race Route: Click here for a course map! 

Packet Pick up: Packet pickup will be Thursday, June 8th from 12-7PM at the Run Detroit store located 441 W. Canfield, Detroit MI 48201. You may also pick up your packet on Race Day, at Rivard Plaza, the race start and finish line, between 7:30-8:20 for the 10k, and 7:30-8:50 for the 5k. 

Free parking will be available race day at the River East garage located at the corner of Rivard and Atwater St. across from the race start line. Parking will be available to all participants between 6AM- 12PM. Cars must exit the structure by 12 PM. Due to street closures for the race, we suggest all participants arrice onsite by 8:30.

 

 

Can't make the race but still want to participate? Check out our Virtual Race option. 

How it works-

Step 1- Register online for the 5K or the 10K. There is an option for choosing the Virtual Run on the registration website.

Step 2 -  Your shirt, bib, & finisher medal will be mailed to you between June 10 - June 17. Virtual run participants not eligible for packet pick up. 

Step 3 -  Run your Virtual 5K or 10K  anytime/anywhere between June 1 - June 17.    (Ex. treadmill, favorite park, on the RiverWalk on a different day)

Note - Virtual Racers are not eligible for race awards and there is an additional $5 shipping and handling fee. 

 

Click for 2017 Race Results