Detroit International River Days

Today is the official Grand Opening of the East Riverwalk and the Detroit International River Days. While USA Today made a less than flattering mention of the city and its efforts, I am very excited to see the amazing performers and attractions that this festival has rounded up. I am particularly excited to see the river carousel – which is something I envied about Grand Rapids – and from what I hear, portions of Asian Village will also be open to the public. The extravaganza will be continuing for six days. Get out and support the city.

7 Comments so far

  1. Me (unregistered) on June 24th, 2007 @ 9:23 am

    Had a great time walked, ate, took in the sites, and stayed to see the DTE ship lighting. However::::::Took me 2 1/2 hours to get back to the suburbs a 45 minute drive normally. Too much going on at once downtown no way for us to get home!!!!

  2. Mollika* (unregistered) on June 25th, 2007 @ 8:19 am

    This is where having hotels downtown helps. I’m glad you had a great time.

  3. Me (unregistered) on June 25th, 2007 @ 8:53 pm

    Doesn’t help me any I live in the suburbs 45 minutes away I spent enough money down there without having to stay there too. They need to work out the bugs of traffic control and not plan 4 major events in the city on the same night.

  4. kim (unregistered) on June 26th, 2007 @ 8:37 am

    There can NEVER be enough going on downtown. Traffic is a reality that ya have to deal with when you come to a city, and lemme tell you it is nothing compared to Chicago traffic, where no matter the time of day, it is hectic and hard to get around.

    I guess with Detroit, there will always be a way to complain about it, even the positive such as having 4 great events going on at once brings whiners.

  5. Mollika* (unregistered) on June 26th, 2007 @ 3:50 pm

    I agree that Detroit cannot possibly have too much going on, but it is a little disconcerting. At one point one felt that they could make it to any big event in the city. However, as the city is growing in venues and attractions, it is getting harder and harder to keep up. This is a strange feeling. We just need to get used to prioritizing our social lives :0)

  6. Tamika (unregistered) on June 29th, 2007 @ 12:21 pm

    Hey, I visited the River Days festival on the evening the sensational Ohio Players were there. Boy did I enjoy myself. Even though I was born in “76”, I know those songs from beginning to end. It was great. I even got to see these older folks cut a rug during the music. They looked to be dance teachers or somethin’, but they were doin’ their thang, baby. Didn’t even fall down and wasn’t tired either. They danced and danced. I left there with a great big smile on my face. Oh, and it really helps to know the ins and outs of the city. We were home in Highland Park at 10:40 and left the Ren Cen at 10:20. A smooth commute.

  7. Burb (unregistered) on June 29th, 2007 @ 11:29 pm

    Onstar couldn’t even help me navigate home!

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