Detroit River Days Festival Announces 2012 Dates

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DETROIT – Thousands of Detroiters and visitors are invited to kick off summer on the Detroit International Riverfront with the return of the 2012 Detroit River Days Festival, happening June 22-24, 2012. The three-day festival, presented by the Detroit RiverFront Conservancy, features diverse and family-friendly programming with favorites like the tall ships, towering sand sculptures, eco-friendly kids’ activities and more, all celebrating Detroit’s maritime, ecological and culinary culture, as well as live concerts with performances by local, national and international musicians.

“The Detroit RiverFront Conservancy is thrilled to have the opportunity to bring Detroit River Days to our community and region and show the world the remarkable asset we have along the Detroit International Riverfront,” said Faye Alexander Nelson, President & CEO, Detroit RiverFront Conservancy.  “We are working with all of our partners and generous sponsors to make the 2012 River Days a one-of-a-kind festival on the water that celebrates the culture of our great city.”

The Conservancy, a non-profit organization, began the festival in 2007 to mark the opening of the transformed Detroit Riverfront.  Since that time, more than three miles of Riverfront and its associated greenways are now open and accessible to the public, including the Dequindre Cut Greenway and William G. Milliken State Park and Harbor, Michigan’s first urban state park.

More information on the festival’s new and returning activities celebrating Detroit’s river, history and culture will be announced by the Conservancy in the coming months. Festival details will be available at riverdays.com and through the Conservancy’s “Detroit Riverfront” Facebook Page and Twitter.

To inquire about becoming a sponsor, vendor or performer of River Days, please call (248) 334-4600.

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