Attention GM River Days Fans! Experience the festival like never before at River Nights, which will provide a special preview of the festival, on Thursday, June 18th from 6-10 p.m. Attendees will get to enjoy a concert by The Spinners, the legendary R&B recording artists originating from Detroit.
New this year at GM River Days!
Daredevil festivalgoers will get a bird’s eye view of the Detroit River from the Milliken State Park with rides on two new Zip Lines provided by Oakland County Parks. Thrill seekers will get to fly 300-feet across the sky with the first-ever zip line in the state park. This new festival feature is the longest, fastest mobile zip line available and allows two people to zip simultaneously on two lines 34 feet in the air. Tickets will be onsale just inside Milliken State Park near Rivard Plaza and will cost $15 for one ride or two for $25.
This year’s GM River Days celebration will include an airshow Saturday and Sunday June 20 and 21 starting at 4:00 p.m. each day. The show is being staged by the Tuskegee Airmen National Historical Museum. The show will include something for everyone.
Sponsored by Pure Michigan, the Michigan Department of Natural Resources is putting together fun FREE activities all weekend long in Milliken State Park. While River Days takes place June 20-22, the Park is open all year long,right next to Rivard Plaza and Pavillion. Some of the fun activities you'll see this year are listed below:
Join 94.7 WCSX for GM River Days and the fourth annual Bike Night! Rally down at the Detroit Riverfront. There will be free parking for your bike – plus free admission wristbands for the evening if you arrive on your bike! Stay to see Paul Rodgers as he performs live on the DTE Energy National Stage. River Days’ Friday Night Bike Night is all about you, your ride, the music and the river!
Back at the festival this year will be the Meijer sponsored buskers and street performers along the Riverwalk! These performances will be located at the GM Fountain area, along the Riverwalk at St. Antoine and along the Riverwalk west of Rivard Plaza.
Diamond Jacks River Tours will be docked at Rivard Plaza during River Days! Festivalgoers will be able to take 1-hour tours and experience the sights along the newly refurbished RiverWalk from the Detroit River.
Pepsi sponsors the Taste of Detroit Food Court at the 2015 GM River Days Festival. Festival-goers can enjoy a wide variety of tasty treats and relax in the seating areas in the food court area. Restaurant participation is growing fast!
Returning to GM River Days in 2015 will be the amazing Sand Sculptures presented by Quicken Loans. Team Sandtastic, from Sarasota, Florida, creates 50-60 sand sculptures each year and will showcase their amazing talents near Rivard Plaza & Pavilion.