Holding an Event on the Riverfront

Thank you for your interest in hosting an event along the beautiful Detroit riverfront. Weddings, gatherings of more than 40 people, private events (non-conservancy sponsored) and rentals are not permitted at any of the Detroit Riverfront Conservancy managed parks and public spaces including but not limited to - Valade Park, Cullen Plaza, Gabriel Richard Park, Mt. Elliott Park, and Dequindre Cut.

Valade Park is not available for rentals, and use of the community grill area is first come first serve, you may not hold tables. There is no outside alcohol allowed at Valade Park, or on the Detroit Riverwalk.

Hosting a public program, a club or group on the riverfront

The Detroit Riverfront Conservancy is committed to presenting an active and engaging riverfront and Dequindre Cut to the public. As part of this commitment, the Conservancy is proud to present a full calendar of events - both large and small - for you to enjoy.

If you are interested in hosting a public program starting a club or group along the riverfront, or would like more information about programming opportunities, please send a detailed proposal to info@detroitriverfront.org. All programs/clubs/groups must be free meaning no cost to the participant and open to the public. Our programming schedule is set in the fall of the year before an event or program will be held and all requests for 2024 will be evaluated in winter of 2023. 

For information about current programming, visit the Things to Do portion of our website.