Shimmer ON THE RIVER
Celebrating 20 Years of the Detroit Riverfront
Thursday, June 22, 2023 | 5-6PM VIP Reception, 6-9PM Main Event
Robert C. Valade Park | 2670 Atwater St, Detroit, MI 48207
Celebrate 20 years of transforming the Detroit Riverfront this summer at the Conservancy’s largest annual fundraiser, Shimmer on the River. Hosted on June 22 at Robert C. Valade Park, the 2023 event will commemorate this landmark year and the individuals and organizations who have supported our vision over the last two decades. This unforgettable family affair will be filled with all-ages fun, featuring show-stopping music from the world-famous Prince tribute band, the Purple Xperience, a festive Riverfront Boardwalk lined with summer activities and giveaways, the Delta Dental Adventure Park filled with games, inflatables, and obstacle courses, a strolling dinner from Detroit’s favorite food trucks, and more!
We are proud to announce our 2023 Shimmer Award honorees are James B. and Ann V. Nicholson and Mariam C. Noland and James A. Kelly. A driving force for philanthropy and community leadership, Jim and Ann Nicholson have been leading supporters of the Conservancy since 2008. Mariam Noland and Jim Kelly have been involved with the Conservancy since its inception; Mariam served as an inaugural board member whose vision for connecting greenways to the riverfront inspired the Dequindre Cut, and Jim is a national leader in education with a passion for volunteer advocacy.
Join us as we celebrate 20 Years of Transformation on the Detroit Riverfront!
Online ticket purchases have closed! Tickets will be available for purchase at the door.
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!
Friends of Robert C. Valade Park
Shimmer Award Sponsor
Walker-Miller Energy Services
Adventure Park Sponsor
Riverfront Boardwalk Sponsor
PVS Chemicals Inc
Champions of the Conservancy
Rachel Bendit & Mark Bernstein
Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan
Matt & Karen Cullen
MGM Grand Detroit
Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation
Team Rehabilitation Physical Therapy
A Kid Again
Julie F. & Peter D. Cummings - The Platform
Detroit-Wayne Joint Building Authority
Jonathan Witz & Associates
JPMorgan Chase & Co.
Sarah & Charles McClure
Wolverine Packing Company
Crain Communications, Inc.
Detroit Symphony Orchestra
Detroit Wayne County Port Authority
Diamond Jack's River Tours
Erica & Ralph Gerson
GJC CPAs & Advisors
Hollywood Casino at Greektown
Huntington National Bank
Jim Kelly & Mariam Noland
Larry & Patti McLaughlin
MI Building & Construction Trades
Operating Engineers Local 324
The Parade Company
Scott & Jill R. Riddle
Walter Shapero & Kathleen Straus
Matthew & Mona Simoncini
Vivian Day & John Stroh
DUO Restaurant & Lounge