Presented by Friends of Robert C. Valade Park

The Detroit Riverfront Conservancy is committed to helping visitors embrace winter by extending our great riverfront programming year-round at Robert C. Valade Park with the return of Winter at Valade. Starting December 8th enjoy oversized fires, sleds, s'mores, games, drinks, food, and more. Join us in Janaury and February for a full schedule of programs and events, incuding the return of our signature themed weekends, winter wellness activities, and more! View full details on the tabs to the left or scroll down to learn about the themed weekends, and stay tuned for additional updates throughout the season! 

Free parking for Winter at Valade is located in the lot at the corner of Chene and Guoin (enter on Guoin). There is additional parking at the Stroh Riverplace Garage and nearby side streets. Please follow all posted parking directional signage and do not park on Atwater Street.  Other transportation options include the DDOT Jefferson bus #9 to Chene and walk 3 blocks south towards the river or arrive by MOGO and dock your bike at the Atwater and Joseph Campau station and walk one block west on Atwater.

Click here for a street and lot parking map.

Join us for special themed weekends! 

Fire and Ice Festival - January 6-8

Winter Around the World - January 20-22

Motown Love - February 3-5

Mardi Gras at Valade - February 17-19


Winter Wellness Weekends

Make time for your physical and mental health this winter at Valade Park with free classes on Saturdays and Sundays in January and February. Learn more here


Support our Winter Programming

Presenting Sponsor

Friends of Robert C. Valade Park

Fire & Ice Festival Weekend Sponsor


Winter Around the World Weekend Sponsor

Visit Detroit

Motown Love Weekend Sponsor


Sled Shed Sponsor

Sarah & Chip McClure

Sledding Hill Sponsor


Cozy Community Sponsors

Hollywood Casino at Greektown

Allied Eagle, a Division of Imperial Dade and GOJO PURELL

Winter Games Sponsor

Marie & Mike Holcomb

Banner Sign Co.  

Mark C. Wallace