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HarvestFest Detroit returns Saturday at the new Robert C. Valade Park

Posted at 6:11 AM, Oct 26, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-26 10:52:06-04

DETROIT (WXYZ) — HarvestFest Detroit, one of the Detroit Riverfront Conservancy’s signature family events, returns next weekend celebrating fall in the city and the grand opening of the much-anticipated Robert C. Valade Park.

The free outdoor festival takes place Saturday, October 26 from noon to 4 p.m. at the park, which is located at 2670 Atwater Street, between Stroh River Place and the Aretha Franklin Amphitheatre in downtown Detroit.

Kids are encouraged to come in costume for trick-or-treating throughout the park and along the RiverWalk. This year’s fifth annual HarvestFest Detroit will feature lots of family-friendly activities including hayrides, face painting, bounce houses, meet-and-greet and photo opportunities with superhero and princess characters, live music, a pumpkin patch, games, giveaways and much more. Additionally, classic Halloween cartoons will be shown on a big screen. Donuts and cider from Blake’s Cider Mill, as well as other food options, will be available for purchase.

Since making its debut in 2015, HarvestFest Detroit has become one of the most popular fall-themed events in the City of Detroit. It’s also become one of the Conservancy’s most well-attended events.

For more information about HarvestFest Detroit or about the riverfront revitalization efforts of the Detroit Riverfront Conservancy, please visit detroitriverfront.org.