Huron River Day


Sunday, May 19 at Island Park - Park at Fuller Park!


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The 45th Huron River Day was Sunday, M​ay 19, 2024

​Thanks to everyone who attended, and to all the volunteers and exhibitors!

​Check back next year for information about Huron River Day 2025!

Enjoy the beautiful Huron River with free, family-friendly river activities during the Huron River Day festival. This event will was at Island Park​, 1420 Island Drive in Ann Arbor, Sunday, May 19, noon-4 p.m. Learn, explore and have fun celebrating Ann Arbor's wonderful freshwater with  children's activities, river exhibits, music, food trucks/carts and more.

Parking ​​Informa​​​​tion

Park at Fuller Park and take a short walk through the park or ride your bike to Island park! Bike tune-ups, education by common Cycle, and complementary bike valet are provided by the B​icycle Alliance of W​​ashtenaw.​​

Limited designated disability parking spaces available at Island Park​.​​​​

Volunteer at Hu​​​ron River Day!

Volunteers are needed to help staff the event! There are a variety of shifts and tasks that we are recruiting volunteers for. Volunteers are needed to help guide parking, staff the event, help at the bike corral, and much more. ​

Special gue​st speaker and live music

  • 12​ p.m. Hullabaloo
  • 1 p.m. Welcome by Evan Pratt, Washtenaw County Water Resources Commissioner
  • 1:20 p.m. Pontiac Trail Blazers
  • 2:45 p.m. Huron River Flute Circle​
  • 3 p.m. Gemini
  • 4 p.m. End of event

​Have fun on the ​​Huron River

  • Dirt Doctor with water squirting lessons
  • Live animals with Leslie Science & Nature Center
  • The Huron-Clinton Metroparks will have its Mobile Learning Center onsite showcasing the river's natural history
  • Live music under a tent next to the river
  • Study river bugs with the Huron River Watershed Council
  • Thirty minute nature walks (starting at the Information Tent at noon, 1 p.m. and 2 p.m.) by Natural Area Preservation


  • Ann Arbor Citizens' Climate Lobby
  • Ann Arbor District Library
  • City of Ann Arbor
  • City of Ann Arbor - Natural Area Preservation (NAP)
  • City of Ann Arbor - GIVE 365 - Huron River Cleanup Program
  • City of Ann Arbor - Office of Sustainability and Innovations
  • City of Ann Arbor - Police Department
  • Dirt Doctors Program from the Oakland County Water Resources Commissioner's Office
  • DTE Energy
  • Ecology Center
  • Huron-Clinton Metroparks Mobile Learning Center
  • Huron River Watershed Council
  • Huron Waterloo Pathways Initiative / B2B Trail
  • Legacy Land Conservancy
  • Leslie Science and Nature Center and Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum
  • Matthaei Botanical Gardens & Nichols Arboretum
  • Michigan Geocaching Organization
  • ​University of Michigan Adaptive and Inclusive Sports Experience (UMAISE)
  • Walk Bike Washtenaw
  • Washtenaw County Parks
  • Washtenaw County Water Resources Commissioner's Office
  • And more to be announced!

Food tru​​cks/carts

  • Pizza Pazza
  • Hummus Falafel
  • EJ's Gourmet Street Cuisine (Hot Dogs)
  • Hello! Ice Cream
  • Why Not Pie Pop-up
  • The Coffee Grind Coffee Truck

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The Hur​on River Day celebration is sponsored
by the Huron River Watershed Council

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



Hur​​on River Day hist​​ory

Huron River Day began in 1980, on the 10 year anniversary of Earth Day. Check out a history of Huron River Day​ from the AADL. This event encourages partnerships among government, private and non-profit organizations and educates citizens about 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. The Huron River flows through our city and provides so many benefits to our community and our environment. This scenic river is a source for drinking water, a home for the wildlife and a place for recreation, including kayaking and fishing.​​

Huron River D​​ay merchan​​dise​

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 19! Visit the website​ to make a purchase.
Blue tshirt with the Huron River Day logo. It says: Huron River Day Every day! Black tote bag with the Huron River Day logo. It says: Huron River Day Every day!