The Detroit Riverfront Conservancy is a non-profit organization that relies on public-private funding to operate and maintain the Riverwalk and its associated green spaces (“Conservancy Grounds”). All events are subject to approval by the Conservancy. Upon approval, a deposit, the certificate of insurance and hold harmless agreement are required (see attached) in order to secure your date.

Thank you for your interest in hosting an event along the beautiful Detroit riverfront. We are no longer taking any applications for walks/runs/events to be held in 2022. A new application will be available in mid October of 2022 for those wanting to plan 2023 events. The deadline to submit an application for a 2023 event will be December 1, 2022. 

Individuals submitting applications will be notified in December if the event is approved or denied.  This policy allows the Detroit RiverFront Conservancy to plan its annual calendar prior to the start of the New Year.  To be fair to all organizations interested in hosting an event along the riverfront, the Conservancy does not accept multiple-year applications.  Please note that the month of June and the first two weeks of September have been reserved for Conservancy-hosted events and programming. 

For requests that also utilize Milliken State Park, a separate application form must be filled out.

We look forward to working with you and hosting your walk or run along the Detroit riverfront.

Weddings and other private events are not permitted on the Detroit RiverWalk.

For more information, please contact our Operations team at  [email protected].