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​​38th Huron River Day 2018

NEW DATE: Sunday, May 20, 1-5 p.m. 

Enjoy the beautiful Huron River with free, family-friendly river activities during the Huron River Day celebration at Gallup Park, 3000 Fuller Road in Ann Arbor, on Sunday, May 20, 1-5 p.m.

Come out and experience everything the Huron River has to offer:
  • Paddle a boat with $5 canoe and kayak rentals
  • Try stand-up paddle boarding (SUP)
  • Presentations by Dirt Doctors, Neutral Zone, Hullabaloo and more
  • Participate in the Enviro-Challenge to earn a prize
  • Antique/Classic Boat Show
  • Butterfly exhibit
  • Listen to live music
  • Watch a performance by the Aviary Circus
  • Eat delicious local food

All while learning about the Huron River! Fun river-themed exhibits and children’s activities include learning about how streams work with the University of Michigan Natural History Museum, a river-themed art exhibit, fishing, dipping for river-critters with the Huron River Watershed Council, live animals from the Leslie Science & Nature Center, a butterfly house from the Michigan Native Butterfly Farm, and the annual Enviro-Challenge with prizes for youth.  

Parking is available, but ride your bike to Gallup Park and your boat rental will be free. The Washtenaw County’s Parker Mill County Park will also be offering tours of the historic Pioneer Grist Mill. 

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, the Huron River Watershed Council, the Washtenaw Stormwater Advisory Group and the Middle Huron Stormwater Advisory Group.

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. 

May is Water Month

Come see how Michigan’s Best Tasting Water is made at our annual open house. Saturday, May 5 from 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Water Treatment Plant (919 Sunset Rd.)

• Tours on the 20 minutes
• Kids activities
• Music by Joe Reilly
• Exhibits about the Huron River Watershed