Enjoy the beautiful Huron River and participate in free family river activities during the Huron River Day celebration at Gallup Park, 3000 Fuller Road in Ann Arbor, on Sunday, July 10, 2016.
Huron River Day activities will be held at Gallup Park from noon to 4 p.m. Have fun discovering and learning about the Huron River. Paddle a boat with $5/boat canoe and kayak rentals, visit the exhibit tents to learn about the river and enjoy live music all on the banks of the beautiful Huron River. Among the many activities offered will be a children’s tent with art and science activities and the enviro-challenge game; have your picture taken in a canoe photo booth; catch a fish; dip for river bugs; see a live animal program with the Leslie Science & Nature Center; step into a Butterfly House; enjoy the history of the river with the Classic Small Boat Show; play with UM Museum of Natural History stream table; and try out stand-up paddleboarding (SUP).
Musical entertainment and food will all be part of the fun. Ride your bike to the event, and your boat rental will be free. Bicycle valet parking will be provided by Washtenaw Bicycling and Walking Coalition. Other entertainment and activities include: TBD
Also on Sunday, July 10, the Washtenaw County Parker Mill County Park will offer tours of the Pioneer Grist Mill from noon to 4 p.m.
This Huron River Day Celebration is sponsored by DTE Energy Foundation. Additional support provided by Washtenaw County Water Resources Commissioner, Washtenaw County Parks and Recreation and the City of Ann Arbor.
Huron River Day History
More than 30 years ago, the Huron River Day celebration began as a way to encourage partnerships among government, private and non-profit organizations and to educate citizens about the importance of water quality and Huron River preservation. Each year, this event draws approximately 2,500 people from the Ann Arbor community to celebrate the Huron River.
For more information about Huron River Day, call 734.794.6240 or visit www.a2gov.org/HRD.