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.
- Winter at Valade Hours - Every Friday 4-9PM, Saturday 12-9PM, Sunday 12-7PM December 10th - February 27th. (Winter at Valade will be closed the weekend of December 24-26 and December 31-January 2)
- Free parking is available in lots near the park. Click here for a map.
- Valade Park Restaurants - Geisha Girls Sushi and Smokey G's Smokehouse, open Wednesday - Sunday from 12-8PM
- Special Event weekends
Dec. 10 - Dec. 12 | Holly Jolly Riverfront - Santa, Wreaths, Ice Sculptures, Live Christmas music for all ages!
Jan. 14 - Jan 16 | Fire and Ice - Ice carving competition, Ice Throne, Techno Dance Party, Renaissance Fair Demos
Jan. 28 - Jan 30 | Winter around the World - International Food Trucks, Curling Demos, Kid's Parade of Nations
Feb. 11 - Feb 13 | Motown Love - Live music, Riverfront Carriage Rides, Date night in the park,
Feb. 25 - Feb 27 | Mardi Gras at Valade - Second Line Band, mask making, Creole inspired cuisine and drinks
- Weekly Programming - Click here to learn about winter fitness, birding classes, meditations, meet ups and more!
THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS
Fire and Ice Weekend Sponsor
Winter Around the World Weekend Sponsor
Sled Shed Sponsor
Chip & Sarah McClure
Cozy Community Sponsors
Scott M Delcomyn
Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center
Goyert-Treadwell Family Fund
Matt Grimes & Elle Schroeder
Wendy Lewis Jackson
Meijer Rivertown Market
MI Building & Construction Trades
Janine Pixley & Bryan Parkhurst
Russell Development Company
Walker-Miller Energy Services
Wolverine Packing Co.
Activity Booklet Sponsors
Banner Sign Co.
Means Group Inc.