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 5, enjoy oversized fires, sleds, s'mores, games, drinks, food, and more. Join us in January and February for a full schedule of programs and events, including 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 5-7

Motown Magic - January 19-21

Mardi Gras at Valade - February 9-11

Lunar New Year - February 23-25


Fireside Fridays

Join us each Friday beginning in January for a wide range of games, activities and programs for visitors of all ages! Fireside Fridays will feature open mic nights, board game events, trivia and more! 

self care sundays 

Every Sunday beginning in January we will have a wide range of wellness programming including hustle classes and polar walks. Brunch will be available in the Shed at Valade for those looking for a relaxing morning on the Detroit Riverfront!


Support our Winter Programming


Thank you to our Winter at Valade Sponsors!


Presented by

Friends of Robert C. Valade Park

Motown Magic Weekend Sponsor

Visit Detroit

Mardi Gras at Valade Weekend Sponsor

Soaring Eagle 

Sledding Hill & Marshmallow Roaster Sponsor


Sled Shed Sponsor

Sarah & Charles McClure

Cozy Community Sponsors

Marie & Michael Holcomb
Michigan Building Trades