The Rivard Plaza parking lot will be closed on 9/18 will re-open on 9/19

The Rivard Plaza parking lot will be closed on 9/18 will re-open on 9/19

Sep 17, 2014 - 10:00pm to Sep 19, 2014 - 6:00am

The Rivard Plaza parking lot will be closed tomorrow (9/18) from 6 A.M. - 10 P.M. and will re-open on Friday, September 19th.

West RiverWalk Grand Opening

West RiverWalk Grand Opening

Saturday, Oct 04, 2014 - 1:00pm to 8:00pm
Event Type : Festivals

The Detroit RiverFront Conservancy is marching West! On October 4th, join us for a community block party celebrating the opening of our first portion of West RiverWalk. We'll have family activities, live music, a beer garden, food trucks and much more. The party starts at 1PM and runs til 8PM. Bring all your friends and help us celebrate expanding the RiverWalk west! 

*Admission is FREE! Street parking is available on Jefferson, and adjacent cross streets. FREE Bike Valet compliments of Wheelhouse Detroit Bikeshop!  

 Food & Beverage will be available for purchase.

Family activities will run from 1-4 PM and include moonbounces, rock climbing, and a Sustainable Saturday kids fishing clinic brought to you by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources and the PNC Foundation. 


Music Lineup:

Family Activities Lineup:

  • 1-4 PM - Moonbounces* 
  • 1-4 PM - Rock Climbing* 
  • 1-4 PM - Chalk the Walk with 555 Gallery and Studios
  • 1-4 PM - Michigan Department of Natural Resources Explorer Guides
  • 2-3 PM - Michigan Department of Natural Resources Fishing Clinic presented by the PNC Foundation 
  • 1-8 PM - Oversized Board Games 
  • 1-8 PM - Arts & Crafts  

Food Truck Lineup:

Beer Lineup:

*Subject to weather  

Shimmer on the River

Shimmer on the River

Thursday, Sep 18, 2014 - 6:00pm to 11:00pm




Join us for our 5th annual fundraising gala to be held in Cobo Center's newly renovated Grand Ballroom.

This year's Shimmer on the River will honor General Motors with the Shimmer Award, which annually recognizes outstanding philanthropic support of the Conservancy and our mission.

Once again, Shimmer is sure to be the hottest event in town!  You will enjoy the sites, sounds and tasts of Havana and be entertained with our live entertainment - all while supporting the Detroit RiverFront Conservancy's mission to complete the vision of 5.5 miles of open, walkable riverfront - from the Ambassador Bridge to Gabriel Richard Park, just east of Belle Isle's MacArthur Bridge.

The Conservancy extends a special thanks to all our sponsors and supporters for contributing to the evening’s success.  

The 5th annual Shimmer on the River will be held on September 18, 2014 at Cobo Hall.


West Riverfront closed - August 21 - August 26

West Riverfront closed - August 21 - August 26

Aug 21, 2014 - 6:00am to Aug 26, 2014 - 6:00am
Event Type : Concerts

The West Riverfront will be closed from August 21th - August 26th for a community concert on Sunday, August 24th featuring Kem & The O'Jay's . For more information about the community concert that will be held on August 24th, please visit