The 2018 River Days will be held June 22- June 24 on the beautiful Detroit riverfront. This one of a kind festival takes place along the Detroit Riverfront – from the Detroit/Wayne County Port Authority Terminal & Dock just west of the GM Renaissance Center, to Cullen Plaza and the William G. Milliken State Park. River Days is a celebration of Detroit’s RiverWalk with activities on land and water. Experience all the RiverWalk has to offer, from the tall ships, jet-ski demos and riverboat tours to live music, sand sculptures, kids activities, delicious eats and much more!
For the past 11 years, River Days has served as the official kickoff to summer for many Metro Detroiters. In 2017, GM River Days presented by Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort drew 150,000 people to the shores along the Detroit River for a family-friendly three-day weekend of music, activities, food and fun.
The 2018 GM River Days event will welcome an array of national music stars to the Quicken Loans National Stage, including classic R&B group Kool & the Gang along with tribute band Beatlemania Live! on Friday evening. Legendary funk sensation Morris Day & the Time will electrify the stage on Saturday, along with smooth R&B singer Donell Jones. The fun picks up again Sunday evening with the melodic sounds of multi-platinum soul singer Avant. Canadian R&B singer Tamia will also perform Sunday.
Concerts are included with River Days Admission, however VIP premier seats are available for purchase for the headlining concerts. Tickets cost $35 and include admission to the festival. Tickets can be purchased online here.
The Detroit riverfront will host national and local musical acts, feature our Flagstar Bank Kids Zone (which includes FREE live theatre, music, face painting and arts and crafts), outdoor activities from the Michigan DNR, a carnival midway with more than 25 rides and games , a Pepsi Taste of Detroit food court, buskers/traveling entertainers, a Friday night bike night and several water-related activities, including popular tours on the U.S. Coast Guard cutter, an air show by Tuskegee Airmen National Historical Museum, rides on the Diamond Jack River Boat tours and live jet ski demonstrations.
ADMISSION COST: Admission to GM River Days is $3 before 3pm and $5 after 3pm to support the non-profit Detroit RiverFront Conservancy. GM River Days is FREE to enter on Friday between 11am-5pm.
PLEASE NOTE: Any one between ages of 13 and 17 need to be with a parent/guardian/family member OR an adult 25 or over at all times.
Any one age 12 and under need to be with a parent/guardian/family member OR an adult age 21 and over at all times.