With the official start of the summer on June 20, Detroit River Days is fast becoming Detroit’s signature start of the summer event. Record breaking crowds flocked downtown to enjoy food, fun and fantastic music under sunny skies and 80 degree temps for the first weekend of the 2014 summer.
Detroiters and residents of the metropolitan region strolled the scenic route just east of the General Motors headquarters to indulge in the carnival like atmosphere of thrilling rides, specialty shopping and local dining experiences to kick-off the summer fun in the fashion that the region has been know for since the days of the Riverfront Festivals.
Even when the crowd of party goers reached capacity, on Saturday evening to enjoy the Back Street Boys and Guy , none were deterred by the temporary shutdown ordered by the Detroit Fire Marshall. According to unofficial exit surveys the wait was well worth it, especial with the fine performance of the Detroit Youth Choir who performed a number of Michael Jackson hits and culminated the performance with Pharrell Williams’ “Happy.”
The festivities continue today with performance today, Sunday: 11 a.m.-10 p.m.with world class entertainment from:
6:30 p.m. Mary Mary (Gospel)
8:00 p.m. Keith Sweat (R&B)
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.
You can get more information by visiting http://www.riverdays.com/