This one of a kind festival  takes place along the Detroit Riverfront 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 12 years, River Days has served as the official kickoff to summer for many Metro Detroiters.  In 2018, 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.

The 2018 GM River Days event welcomed an array of national music stars to the Quicken Loans National Stage, including classic R&B group Kool & the Gang along with tribute band Beatlemania Live! on Friday evening. Legendary funk sensation Morris Day & the Time will electrify the stage on Saturday, along with smooth R&B singer Donell Jones. The fun picks up again Sunday evening with the melodic sounds of multi-platinum soul singer Avant. Canadian R&B singer Tamia will also performed Sunday.

The Detroit riverfront will host national and local musical acts, feature our Flagstar Bank Kids Zone (which includes FREE live theatre, music, face painting and arts and crafts), outdoor activities from the Michigan DNR, buskers/traveling entertainers, a Friday night bike night and several water-related activities, an air show by Tuskegee Airmen National Historical Museum,  and live jet ski demonstrations.

 Dates for the 2019 will be announced in a few weeks. 

Visit the River Days Website


PLEASE NOTE: Any one between ages of 13 and 17 need to be with a parent/guardian/family member OR an adult 25 or over at all times. 


Any one age 12 and under need to be with a parent/guardian/family member OR an adult age 21 and over at all times.