Winter at Valade

Dec 10, 2021 - 4:00pm to Dec 12, 2021 - 7:00pm
This event occurs every week until Sun Feb 27 2022 except Fri Dec 24 2021 and Fri Dec 31 2021.

Valade Park will be the go-to destination on the riverfront this winter! Each weekend, starting December 10th, visitors can warm up by oversized outdoor fires, enjoy hot seasonal alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, make s'mores on our custom marshmallow roasters, grab a sled from the Sled Shed (featuring free sleds when it snows), play synthetic ice curling and more.

The Detroit Riverfront Conservancy is committed to helping visitors embrace winter by extending our great riverfront programming year-round. Through socially-distanced fun, the riverfront will provide a much needed place of respite for our community.  Stay tuned to our facebook page for all the latest information.

 Our last weekend of Winter at Valade celebrates Mardi Gras! View the full schedule below. 


Winter at Valade 

December 10th, 2021 - February 27th, 2022

Fridays 4-9PM

Saturdays 12-9PM

Sundays 12-7PM

Looking to participate in the Detroit Riverfront Winter Olympics with Come Play Detroit? Register here.  

Valade Park Restaurants open Wednesday - Sunday from 12-8PM

Smokey G's Smokehouse

Geisha Girls Sushi 


Join us for one of our special event weekends! 

Holly Jolly Riverfront - December 10-12

Fire & Ice Festival - January 14-16

Winter Around the World  - January 28-30

Motown Love Weekend - February 11-13

Mardi Gras at Valade - February 25-27

Check out our weekly programs and join us for winter fitness, birding classes, meditations, meet ups and more! 

Weekly Programming

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