Monday, June 10, 2024  |  5-6PM VIP Reception, 6-9PM Main Event
Robert C. Valade Park  |  2670 Atwater St, Detroit, MI 48207

Jumpstart your summer at the Conservancy’s largest annual fundraiser, Shimmer on the River. Hosted at Robert C. Valade Park on Monday, June 10, this unforgettable evening will be filled with all-ages fun, featuring live musical entertainment, a Riverfront Boardwalk lined with summer activities, a family-friendly Adventure Park, a Kids Dance Party on Valade Beach, delicious food and refreshments, and more!  

We are proud to announce our 2024 Shimmer Award honorees are Vivian Day and John Stroh, III alongside Robert Alan Davis. Vivian and John have championed the development of the Detroit Riverfront for decades, from Stroh’s role as a founding board member of the Conservancy, to their very significant donation and naming of Christopher Stroh Plaza in 2023. Robert Alan Davis has played a pivotal role in the Detroit Riverfront revitalization as a founding Conservancy board member and during his tenure as a leader in the Michigan Department of Transportation, where he worked on Milliken State Park and Harbor, Mt. Elliott Park, Robert C. Valade Park, and the riverwalk connection across the Uniroyal factory site. 

Join us as we celebrate summer on the Best Riverwalk in the USA!


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The Conservancy is partnering with A Kid Again to bring guests from their family network for Shimmer on the River. A Kid Again provides Hope, Happiness and Healing to children with life threatening conditions and their families by providing ongoing adventures where families can take a timeout from illness and meet others who are going through similar situations.  


Thank you to our Shimmer Sponsors!

Presenting Sponsors

Friends of Robert C. Valade Park


Adventure Park Sponsor

Delta Dental


Kids Dance Party Sponsor

Piston Group


Champions of the Conservancy


Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan

Matt & Karen Cullen

Kresge Foundation

MGM Grand Detroit

Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation

Matt & Mona Simoncini

Vivian Day & John Stroh, III

Team Rehabilitation Physical Therapy

Visit Detroit


Riverwalk Partners

Atwater Bistro

Detroit Wayne Joint Building Authority

Diamond Jack's River Tours

Ralph & Erica Gerson

Jim & Mary Beth Nicholson

Jim Kelly & Mariam Noland

A Kid Again


Wolverine Packing Company


Shimmer Partners

Bridgewater Interiors

Robert Alan Davis

Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center

Andrea & Bart Dickson


Henry Ford Health

Hollywood Casino at Greektown

Ideal Group

Invest Detroit

Mannik & Smith Group Inc.

Sarah & Charles McClure

Peggy & Dave Meador

MI Building & Construction Trades

Operating Engineers 324

Parade Company

Caroline, Scott, and Jill R. Riddle

Linda Schinkel Rodney & Theodore M. Schinkel


In-Kind Partners

Epiphany Studios


Hour Detroit