October 6, 2016 [Detroit] -  Cooler temperatures and sunny days have brought crowds to the RiverWalk and the Dequindre Cut to enjoy this fall season.  Soon these public spaces will be awash with vibrant colors and engaging events. 

The Conservancy and its partners are pleased to once again host Harvestfest Detroit on Saturday, October 22 from Noon to 5 p.m., a family-friendly celebration of all things fall that features trick-or-treating, hay rides, free pumpkins, movies, musical performances and arts and crafts along the Dequindre Cut.  Last year’s event was incredibly popular and drew hundreds of kids, many of whom were in costume.  The event provides children with a safe place to trick or treat and enjoy the outdoors.

There are still several walks and runs scheduled along the riverfront this fall—such as the Detroit Free Press-Talmer Bank Marathon this month—so there’s still time to register. 

Elsewhere along the East Riverfront, October 22 is the day for the official commissioning of the USS Detroit, the U.S. Navy’s newest and fasted ship, which will be docked in front of the Port Authority near the GM Ren Cen.  A full week of activities are planned for the days leading up to the commissioning ceremony.  To find out more about these events that are being planned by various entities, visit https://www.facebook.com/ussdetroitlcs7.


Bring your four-legged friend to the riverfront, too.  The popular pack walks sponsored by Canine to Five each Sunday through the end of the month.  The group meets at Rivard Plaza and walk along the RiverWalk and the Dequindre Cut.  It’s a fun and bonding experience for the dogs and their owners.