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Events and Things to Do in Downriver Detroit

Southern Wayne County Along the Detroit River


Detroit's Downriver area refers to the southern most part of Wayne County. Specifically, "Downriver" includes the 18 Communities and Neighborhoods that run south along the western shore of the Detroit River to the mouth of Lake Erie. The area is known for its boating, fishing and bird watching and contains The Detroit River International Wildlife Refuge. The area is also home to the Downriver Cruise, a large car show. Listed below are event calendars and/or newsletters for each of the Downriver Detroit communities.

Allen Park: Newsletter

  • Allen Park Street Art Fair (August)

Brownstown Township: Newsletter


  • Ecorse Water Festival (July)

Flat Rock: Newsletter

Gibraltar: Newsletter

Grosse Ile Township: Website

  • Grosse Ile IslandFest Festival (June)
  • Boar's Head Festival (December)

Huron Township: Calendar

  • Apple Festival (October)

Lincoln Park: Newsletter and Happenings Magazine (Last page)

Melvindale: Website (Lower left corner of main page)

  • Melvindale Days (June)

River Rouge

  • River Rouge Days Festival

Riverview: Website (On main page)

Rockwood: City Calendar

  • Pointe Mouillee Waterfowl Festival (September)

Romulus: Chamber of Commerce Calendar

  • Pumpkin Festival
  • Parade of Lights

Southgate: Calendar

Taylor: Calendar of Events

  • Summertime Fun Festival (July)
  • Telegraph Tomorrow Car Cruise (July)
  • Fall Festival of the Arts
  • Junior League World Series

Trenton: Calendar

  • Mid-Summer Festival (July)
  • Scarecrow Festival (October)

Woodhaven: Calendar

  • Uncle Sam Jam (July)

Wyandotte: Calendar

  • Wyandotte Street Art Fair (July)
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