Sunday, July 9: Free River Activities for All at Huron River Day Celebration

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July 6, 2017 - ​Free family-friendly fun is in store this Sunday, July 9 at the 37th annual Huron River Day. The event takes place noon–4 p.m. at Gallup Park, 3000 Fuller Road in Ann Arbor. 

Opportunities and activities will include:

  • Learning how streams work with the University of Michigan Natural History Museum.

  • River exhibits.

  • River tours at 1 and 3 p.m.

  • Stand-up paddle boarding (SUP).

  • 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.

  • Children's Enviro-Challenge.

  • Live music with Kaye Hoff and Rosewood representing the Neutral Zone, Steve Somers and Friends, and Hullabaloo.

  • A performance by the Aviary Circus.

  • Washtenaw County's Parker Mill County Park will also be offering tours of the historic Pioneer Grist Mill.

  • And more.

The event will also offer $5 canoe and kayak rentals (free if you ride your bike to HRD!) and delicious local food for sale from Shimmy Shack; EJ's Gourmet Street Cuisine; Pilar's Tamales; Petey's Donuts; Mity Nice Shaved Ice; and Gallup Livery Concessions. 

Go online for details about Huron River Day:, or call 734.794.6240.

HRD is sponsored by DTE Energy Foundation. Additional support is provided by Washtenaw County Water Resources Commissioner, Washtenaw County Parks and Recreation, the City of Ann Arbor and the Huron River Watershed Council.

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Contact Information

Cheryl Saam
Argo and Gallup Canoe Liveries, Recreation Supervisor

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