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GM River Days on the Detroit Riverfront

This annual shebang, which takes place June 20-22, 2014 and is presented by the Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort, brings fun for the whole family to the banks of the Detroit River.

What better way to celebrate the start of summer than a big ol' party by the riverside? This year, GM River Days, presented by Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort will pack the Detroit Riverfront full of games, rides and activities for kids of all ages, all in celebration of the Detroit RiverWalk.

This one-of-a-kind festival will stretch down the length of the Detroit Riverfront from the Detroit/Wayne County Port Authority Terminal and Dock to Rivard Plaza and the William G. Milliken State Park – and will feature entertainment both on and off of the water.

Those with their sea legs enjoy Jet Ski demonstrations by Typhoon Tommy, Coast Guard and Diamond Jack River boat tours, and tours of the ship, Appledore IV. Those land lovers can check out the live music, rides sand sculptures presented by Quicken Loans, Milliken State Park activities sponsored by Pure Michigan, and RiverWalk buskers and street performers.

Parents, don't forget to stop by the Flagstar Bank Kids Zone for some kid-friendly activities, sing-a-longs and educational opportunities!

Festival times are as follows:

  • Friday: 11 a.m.-11p.m.
  • Saturday: 11 a.m.-11 p.m.
  • Sunday: 11 a.m.-10p.m.

Admission ranges from $3 to $5. Children under 3 and seniors over 65 can attend the event for free. Ride tickets are 50 cents each or $17 for a full-day ride wristband.

See the Metro Parent listing for more on GM River Days at the Detroit Riverfront.

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