Ralph C. Wilson Jr.Centennial Park Day of Celebration

Ralph C. Wilson Jr.Centennial Park Day of Celebration

Saturday, Oct 20, 2018 - 10:00am to 4:00pm
Event Type : Family/Kids

Celebrate the upcoming transformation of West Riverfront Park to Ralph C. Wilson Jr. Centennial Park!

On Saturday, October 20th join us for a Day of Celebration from 10am -4 pm featuring Detroit Touch- a-Truck and a Michigan v. MSU tailgate  at the newly named Ralph C. Wilson Jr. Centennial Park. The Detroit RiverFront Conservancy will be celebrating the gift made by the Ralph C. Wilson Jr. Foundation to transform what was formerly known as West Riverfront Park.

The Day of Celebration will be filled with free family fun as the Detroit RiverFront Conservancy will be hosting the Detroit Touch-A-Truck event where kids can sit behind the wheel of more than 30+ construction, public safety, emergency and just plain cool vehicles. Kids can also meet the individuals that use these vehicles to build, maintain, beautify and serve the community. After families are done checking out all the vehicles, they can head to the other side of the park where we’ll be hosting a family-friendly tailgate for the Michigan v. MSU game. Our free tailgate will include free bounce houses, hot dogs, giveaways, facepainting and the game on the Big Screen!

Participants can also reserve a tailgate parking spot to create their own festive byob tailgate where grills and all the tailgate trappings are allowed. Corn hole pro's should sign up for our cornhole tournament featuring and adult and youth/adult division. Great prizes for both divisions. For more info and to register, click on the link below! 

Click here for to register for Detroit Touch-A-Truck! 

Click here to learn more about the tailgate! 

Click here read more about the transformational gift from the Ralph C. Wilson Jr. Foundation 

*Hot dogs are first come first served. 

 

HarvestFest Detroit

HarvestFest Detroit

Saturday, Oct 27, 2018 - 12:00pm to 4:00pm
Event Type : Family/Kids

Join the Detroit RiverFront Conservancy and Park Solutions for HarvestFest Detroit on the Dequindre Cut on October 27th from noon until 4pm. HarvestFest Detroit is a family-friendly afternoon featuring hayrides, face painting, giveaways, bounce houses, family movies/cartoons, food vendors and more all on the Dequindre Cut Greenway! Participants are encouraged to wear costumes and parking is available at the corner of Orleans and Wilkins in Eastern Market. More info available at www.harvestfestdetroit.com

Harvest Fest is presented by Detroit Electrical Workers Local 58 IBEW and the National Electrical Contractors Association - SE MI Chapter. 

U of M v MSU Tailgate

U of M v MSU Tailgate

Saturday, Oct 20, 2018 - 10:00am to 4:00pm
Event Type : Festivals

 Join us at West Riverfront Park for a special Michigan v Michigan State Tailgate on October 20th. The game will be shown on a 14 foot screen, and hot dogs, bounce houses, oversized games, cornhole tournament and more will be all part of the day’s event. Guests can sign up for a pre-arranged tailgating spot or free to just attend and watch the game with the City of Detroit skyline as a backdrop.

Reserve your 10x20 tailgate parking spot for just $20. Tailgaters are welcome to BYOB, grill and prize will be given for the best tailgate. Trucks/Cars are allowed, RV's are not. 

REGISTRATION FOR TAILGATING SPOTS ARE NOW CLOSED. Guests are welcome to attend and watch the game at the park. 

Are you a cornhole pro? Sign up for our cornhole tournament $20 per adult team and $10 per Adult/Child team. Prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place in each division. 

Cornhole Tournament is now closed. Registration will be available on site. Tournament will begin at 11:30. 

 

 

Shimmer on the River - Here Comes the Sun

Shimmer on the River - Here Comes the Sun

Thursday, Jun 21, 2018 - 5:30pm to 10:00pm
Event Type : Festivals

THURSDAY, JUNE 21, 2018  |  DETROIT RIVERFRONT                                                

This year, Shimmer on the River is getting nostalgic for the decade of flower power, daisy chains, and far-out fun. Guests of all ages are invited for an exclusive preview of GM River Days, where they will be transported back to the 1960s with entertainment from BeatleMania Live!, retro-inspired drinks and fare from Detroit’s favorite establishments, the grooviest photo opps, and free, unlimited carnival games & rides.

For the 8th annual fundraiser, we are proud to honor Karen & Matthew Cullen’s commitment and support to our organization with the Shimmer Award as well as as a special unveiling at Rivard Plaza during the VIP Reception.

Guests are encouraged to put on their hippest threads and travel back in time to kick off summer in the most fabulous fashion. Dig it?

GET YOUR TICKETS HERE!

  • 5:30PM  VIP Reception & Special Unveiling, honoring Karen & Matthew Cullen
  • 6:30PM  Main Event featuring strolling dinner, open bar, live music, and unlimited carnival rides & games.
  • 7PM  Musical entertainment from BeatleMania Live!
  • Carnival will remain open until 10PM

Located at the Detroit Riverfront, enter at Rivard Plaza

 

Event Information

 

Questions? Contact events@detroitriverfront.org or call 313.566.8215