About the Festival

River Days is moving! For the first time River Days will be located on the West Riverfront.

Now entering its thirteenth year, River Days will take place June 21-23, 2019. The festival's $5 admission fee supplements sponsorship dollars to help put on the festival. Children ages 3 and under as well as seniors ages 65 and up are not required to pay an admission fee.  

The Detroit Riverfront Conservancy began the River Days festival in June 2007 to introduce the community and visitors to the transformed Detroit International Riverfront. The festival marked the opening of significant portions of the new Detroit Riverwalk and the festival has continued each year to spotlight our magnificent resources and this new destination in the city of Detroit.

Admission to the festival will be free between 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. on Friday, June 21st.   Also, if you participate in the Riverfront Run you will receive a free admission coupon.

PLEASE NOTE: Any one between ages of 13 and 17 needs to be with a parent/guardian/family member OR an adult 25 or over at all times. 

Any one age 12 and under needs to be with a parent/guardian/family member OR an adult age 21 and over at all times.

Get Involved

Be An Event Sponsor

There are a multitude of options for corporations and organizations to gain exposure and recognition as a River Days sponsor. Please contact the Detroit Riverfront Conservancy at 313.566.8200.

Join the World’s Largest Food Truck Rally presented by Kroger

Interested in participating? Click here.   

Be An Event Vendor

There is still time to be a part of this great event. Interested event vendors should call 248.541.7550.


Hundreds of volunteers are needed to make this festival a success. A variety of positions are available from greeting guests to crowd control.

In exchange for your time and talents, you will receive a River Days Festival Volunteer T-shirt, complimentary parking (with shuttle service to the festival), first priority for volunteer opportunities for the 2019 River Days, and for every shift you work, entry in the volunteer drawing for great prizes.

For more information please contact volunteers@theparade.org or 313.923.8368

Music Submissions 

Submissions for the 2019 River Days Festival are now CLOSED. Thank you to all that submitted.

Dates & Times

Friday June 21

Admission is free from 2pm-5pm, $5 after 5pm.

Saturday June 22
Admission is $5

Sunday June 23
Admission is $5