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​​​​​​​​​2023 Huron River Day Festival Sunday, May 21

Enjoy the beautiful Huron River with free, family-friendly river activities during the Huron River Day festival at Gallup Park, 3000 Fuller Road in Ann Arbor, Sunday, May 15, noon-4 p.m. Learn, explore and have fun celebrating Ann Arbor's wonderful freshwater with discounted boat rentals, children's activities, river exhibits, music and food. 

​Come out to discover and have fun on the Huron River:

  • ​​Educational river exhibits.
  • Scavenger hunt for children with cool prizes.
  • Paddle a boat with $5 canoe and kayak rentals.
  • Ride your bike and your boat is free!
  • Classic wooden canoes.
  • Try stand-up paddle boarding (SUP)
  • Dirt Doctor with water squirting lessons
  • Live animals with Leslie Science & Nature Center
  • Listen to live music under a tent next to the river
  • Fishing fun - poles, bait and instruction included.​​​
  • Food trucks
  • Thirty-minute nature walks by Natural Area Preservation start at the information tent:
    • ​1-1:30 p.m.
      2-2:30 p.m.
      3-3:30 p.m.​

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The Huron River Day celebration is sponsored by DTE Energy Foundation

Additional support provided by Washtenaw County Water Resources Commissioner, Washtenaw County Parks and Recreation, the City of Ann Arbor, and the Huron River Watershed Council.

Huron River Day History

Over forty 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.  For more information about Huron River Day, call 734.794.6240. 

Huron River Day is a day of celebrating our community's unique and special resource that flows through our City and provides so many benefits to our community and our environment. This day of celebration allows us to take the day to recognize the Huron River and to enjoy the boundless gifts that the River offers our community – a source for drinking water, a home for the wildlife both above and below the water, a place for recreation, kayaking, fishing or to just enjoy the peaceful scenery.

Huron River Day Merchandise​

We've designed a few t-shirts and a tote bag in honor of Huron River Day. Place an order in advance of the event and sport your purchase on Sunday, May 15! Visit the website​ to make a purchase.


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