Light Up the Riverfront

Light Up the Riverfront

Friday, Jun 17, 2016 - 6:00pm to 10:00pm

Join us for our 5th Annual Light Up the Riverfront event on June 17 from 6-10PM at Gabriel Richard Park! This chill BYOB & BBQ event features great music, great bbq, and mocktails to go with your BYOB. Light up the Riverfront has a new location this year and will take place at one of the riverfront's best kept secret spots, Gabriel Richard Park.

Tickets are on sale now by clicking the link below. So clean out that cooler, shake off your favorite picnic blanket and tell all your friends to meet you by the bonfire because it's time to kick off another great#SummerOnTheDRF with #Riviere28

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Shimmer on the River

Shimmer on the River

Thursday, Jun 23, 2016 - 5:00pm to 10:00pm
Event Type : Festivals


June 23rd, 2016                                                  

  • VIP Reception and Campaign Celebration ($250) - 5:00 PM
  • Main Event Strolling Dinner and Musical Entertainment ($150) - 6:00 PM
  • Performance by the B-52s Live and in Concert - 8:00 PM
  •  All tickets include free admission for up to two children age 12-and-under, along with unlimited rides and games.

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Shimmer on the River is the Detroit RiverFront Conservancy's annual fundraising event, this year featuring a fun fair and carnival on Detroit's magnificent riverfront.  

For sponsorship information, please contact Kate Andrecovich at 313.566.8248 or

Dequindre Cut Grand Opening Celebration

Dequindre Cut Grand Opening Celebration

Apr 29, 2016 - 2:00pm to Apr 30, 2016 - 3:00pm
Event Type : Festivals
Dequindre Cut - Image by Ken Cobb (copyrighted)

The Link Detroit Greenway/Dequindre Cut Extension Grand Opening celebration will be a festive, community-focused event that features something for everyone.  Guests will find a colorful, engaging atmosphere featuring entertainment, food trucks, hands-on activities and other surprises. 

A half-hour formal program on Friday will allow representatives from those companies and organizations integral to the project to offer brief comments and to participate in a ceremonial ribbon cutting. 

Saturday’s celebration will feature a very short program and a day of entertainment and activities.  The public will be invited to attend both days, but most of the activities will take place on Saturday.

Link Detroit - Ribbon Cutting Press Conference & Celebration

Date: Friday, April 29th    Time: 2-3:30 p.m.

Location: Wilkins Street Plaza/Dequindre Cut Extension


Link Detroit - Community Grand Opening Celebration

Date: Saturday, April 30thTime: Early a.m. activities & 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

Location: Wilkins Street Plaza/Dequindre Cut Extension


Link Detroit is a multi-modal project to enhance and connect existing greenways.  The project creates an accessible network of routes for cyclists and pedestrians between major destinations like Eastern Market, Hamtramck, Midtown, the Dequindre Cut and the Detroit Riverfront. 

The projects include: the extension of the Dequindre Cut from Gratiot to Mack Avenue; additional bike lanes from the end of the Dequindre Cut to Hamtramck; bridge improvements over the Dequindre Cut; additional bike lanes and a Midtown Loop path connection from Eastern Market to Midtown; and also bike lanes and streetscape enhancements on Russell Street in Eastern Market. The project is another demonstration of how collaboration can produce enhancements to improve the community environment.

Detroit East Riverfront Framework Plan Community Meeting

Detroit East Riverfront Framework Plan Community Meeting

Tuesday, Apr 12, 2016 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

The first public meeting for East Riverfront Framework Plan will take place on April 12th, 2016 from 6:00PM – 8:00PM at the Outdoor Adventure Center, which is located at 1801 Atwater Street in Detroit. The Detroit RiverFront Conservancy and the City of Detroit Planning Department will be working with Chicago-based Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM)  to develop a comprehensive plan that will lead to new investment and development within the East Riverfront District.

Before the plan is completed in August, five community meetings will provide the public with the opportunity to engage in the planning process. This meeting is open to the public however space is limited. Please register if you plan to attend. For questions, contact Ritchie Harrison by email

We hope you can be engaged for this once-in-a-generation opportunity to project the future development of the East Riverfront district in the City of Detroit. 

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