Join us for Huron River Day 2013 on Sunday, July 14
Huron River Day: A FREE day of fun to celebrate the Huron River in Gallup Park!
Huron River Day History
Thirty two 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.
How to Get There
Click here for a map to the event at Gallup Park, 3000 Fuller Road, Ann Arbor
2013 Sunday Morning Activities at Gallup Park
8:30 a.m. Gallup Gallop 5K Run/5k Fitness Walk.
Sponsored by the Ann Arbor Track Club www.aatrackclub.org.
11 a.m. Canoe Gallup Park with Naturalist
A one-hour paddle in 2.5 mile Gallup Pond led by a naturalist.
Preregistration required 734.794.6240. Fee $5/person.
2013 Sunday Afternoon Activities at Gallup Park
12 - 4 p.m. - Huron River Day activities will be held at Gallup Park:
- $5 Canoe & Kayak rentals
- Children's Activity Tent with art and science fun
- Photo booth with canoes and kids
- Live animal program
- Butterfly House
- Fun River Exhibits
- Kids Envirochallenge
- Fishing Fun
- Classic Small Boat Show
- Stand Up Paddleboard Demos
- Live music from Joe Reilly, Gemini and Wire in the Wood
- Food vendors: Pilar's Tamales, Dad’s Dogs and Mity Nice shaved ice
Ride your bike for a free boat rental!
Ride your bike to Huron River Day in Gallup Park and your boat rental will be free!
Plus we will provide free bicycle valet parking courtesy of Washtenaw Bicycling and Walking Coalition.
Exhibitors at Gallup Park
The following organizations will be on site with displays and information throughout the day:
Allen Creek Greenway Conservancy
Ann Arbor District Library
Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum
Ann Arbor Rowing Club
City of Ann Arbor Natural Area Preservation
Clean Water Action
Hand Across the Water
HomeGrown Food Festival
Huron-Clinton Metroparks -- Mobile Learning Center
Huron River Watershed Council
Institute Fisheries Research
Leslie Science & Nature Center
NOAA, Great Lakes Environmental Research Lab
NWF Washtenaw Wilderness project
People’s Food Coop
Recycle Ann Arbor
University of Michigan Museum of Natural History
USGS Great Lakes Science Center
Washtenaw Bicycling & Walking Coalition
Washtenaw Co DEIS Environmental Health
Washtenaw County Parks and Recreation
Washtenaw County Water Resource Commissioner
Activities at Washtenaw County Parker Mill Park
10 - 11:30 a.m. Summer Hike in a Huron River Floodplain Forest
12 - 4 p.m. Pioneer Gristmill Tours. Explore this operating, historic gristmill
(formal tours at 1 and 3 p.m.)
Zero Waste Event
To truly benefit the Huron River, this year’s festival will aim to be a Zero Waste event, with help from Recycle Ann Arbor and their grant from the Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation.
Sponsored by DTE Energy Foundation
With additional support from Toyota, Washtenaw County Water Resources Commissioner, City of Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County Parks & Recreation and Recycle Ann Arbor.
For more information about Huron River Day, please call (734) 794-6240.