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Schedule of Events at 2013 Detroit River Days and Target Fireworks


Detroit River Days, 2008

Detroit River Days, 2008

Photo © Frank Kaelin
Updated June 11, 2013

Summer is officially unveiled at the 55th Annual Ford Fireworks Presented by Target on Monday, June 24th at 10:06 PM in downtown Detroit.

River Days

Of course, Detroit's celebration of all things summer includes more than just one night of pyrotechnics. Detroit also hosts three days of fun and games and music leading up to the fireworks display. The 7th Annual River Days takes place from June 21st to June 23rd, 2013. Admission is $3 and $5 after 5 PM.

Street Performers

The festival features over 25 street performers, including a living statue, Bucket Drummers, an Origami Performance, and Mind Tapped.

Musical Entertainment

Over 60 musical acts will perform on three stages at the festival. The Guess Who, the O'Jays, and George Clinton and the P-Funk Allstars are scheduled on the Michigan Lottery National Stage, while local talent, including Citizen Zero, Savage Rascals, Kaleido, Josh Smith, and T $ Green's Roadwork, will perform on one of the two Local Music Stages .

Events and Activities

In addition to live music, River Days will include the following attractions:

  • Kids Stage
  • Kids Zone
  • Sand Sculptures
  • Carnival Rides
  • Jet Ski Demonstrations
  • Taste of Detroit Food Court
  • Diamond Jack River Boat Tours
  • Tall Ship: The Appledore IV scooner from Bay City
  • 5K Run
  • Detroit River Art Scape: An art competition


Detroit ends the festival with a big bang - literally - at the 55th annual Ford Fireworks Presented by Target on Monday, June 24th. The display features over 10,000 pyrotechnics. You can watch the fireworks by staking out a location along the Detroit RiverWalk or head to the Official VIP Rooftop Party.

Official VIP Rooftop Party

The fundraising party takes place on the roof of the Miller Parking Garage, just west of the Renaissance Center. It starts at 5:30 PM and includes games, entertainment and food by Andiamo.

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