River Days presented by the Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort, returns June 20-22, 2014. 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 Rivard 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 seven years, River Days has served as the official kickoff to summer for many Metro Detroiters. In 2013, 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.
In 2013, the Detroit riverfront hosted forty national and local musical acts, including headline acts The Guess Who, the O’Jays and George Clinton and the P-Funk All Stars, offered a wide variety of music for all tastes. The festival also featured our returning Kids Zone which featured live theatre, music, face painting and arts and crafts, outdoor activities from the Michigan DNR more than 25 rides and games along our midway, a 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, the one-of-a-kind Tall Ship, Appledore IV, rides on the Diamond Jack River Boat tours and live jet ski demonstrations.
2013 was also the the second year of the Detroit River ArtScape competition. This competition was held during River Days and featured more than 25 pieces of large-scaled art displayed outdoors along the RiverWalk between River Plaza and GM Plaza. Artists from around the region competed for cash prizes and showcased such art in the mediums of sculpture, glass, paint and photography. Winners were judged by a juried panel, while a People’s Choice winner was awarded to the artist who received the most on-line votes by event visitors.
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