Rivière28 Hosts 2nd Annual Light Up the Riverfront


DETROIT — Rivière28, the volunteer group within the Detroit RiverFront Conservancy that is working to engage the growing number of active professionals in downtown Detroit, is planning to once again kick off its summer season of events with its second annual Light Up the Riverfront from 6–10 p.m. on June 6.

Set within the beautiful William G. Milliken State Park & Harbor, this engaging event will feature live music from the soul pop band Greenstreet, tasty summer BBQ dishes, and campfire treats, all surrounding a bonfire setting with the beautiful Detroit riverfront as the backdrop. Attendees are invited to bring their own alcoholic or non-alcoholic beverages to enjoy during the event. Picnic gear, including blankets, chairs and coolers, are also welcomed and encouraged.

“For many guests attending last year’s Light Up the Riverfront, it was their first time visiting and socializing on the Detroit riverfront,” said Mitra Jafary-Hariri, co-chair of Rivière28. “This season, we’re looking forward to attracting even more active professionals who work and play in the city to enjoy this popular event.”

Rivière28 is also planning to host its 2nd annual Soirée on the Greenway, an evening on the Dequindre Cut on July 18, which will feature cocktails and appetizers, as well as a community art project. More details will be released closer to the event.

Tickets for Light Up the Riverfront are available online for $20 on or before June 5 or $25 after at DetroitRiverfront.org/Riviere28. Group tickets are also available starting at five tickets for $80. Corporate ticket packages are also available for both events. Interested groups can email ms.jafary@gmail.com for more information.

For the latest information about Rivière28 and updates on the two planned events, please visit DetroitRiverfront.org/Riviere28 or “like” the community group “Rivière28 presented by the Detroit RiverFront Conservancy” on Facebook.