Detroit's Downriver area refers to several communities located south of Detroit along the Detroit River. The communities include Allen Park, Brownstone Township, Ecorse, Flat Rock, Gibraltar, Grosse Ile, Huron Township, Lincoln Park, Melvindale, River Rouge, Riverview, Rockwood, Romulus, Southgate, Taylor, Trenton, Woodhaven, and Wyandotte. The area is known for its boating, fishing and bird watching. In addition to the Downriver Cruise (a large car show), the area is known for the Grosse Ile IslandFest.
Annual Downriver Events include:
- May/June: Grosse Ile IslandFest Festival, Melvindale Days
- July/August: Allen Park Street Art Fair, Ecorse Water Festival, Summertime Fun Festival, Telegraph Tomorrow Car Cruise, Mid-Summer Festival, Uncle Sam Jam, Wyandotte Street Art Fair
- September/October: Apple Festival, Pointe Mouillee Waterfowl Festival, Pumpkin Festival, Scarecrow Festival
- November/December: Boar's Head Festival, Parade of Lights