GM River Days returns to Detroit with live music, an air show and jet-ski demos

Posted at 6:37 AM, Jun 22, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-22 18:17:13-04

GM River Days is back with music, food and plenty of activities for the family.

Kicking off Friday June 22, those who arrive early will get the opportunity to enter for free between the hours of 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. on Friday.

One of the highlights on Friday will be the Tuskegee Airmen National Historical Museum’s air show which takes place above the Detroit River, a mere 500 feet from festival goers.

“Anywhere on the River Days festival grounds is the best seat in the house,” said Steve Tupper, the “Air Boss” who oversees the show. “You’ve got six or seven acts: we’ve got military, war birds are going to fly, we’ll even have aerobatic pilots flying upside-down.”

The first show happens Friday at 1 p.m. Shows are also scheduled for Saturday and Sunday at 3:30 p.m. Guests are warned that the show is dependent on weather, so the timing may flex within  30 minutes before or after the scheduled time.

Other popular activities include jet-ski demos by professionals, sand sculptures, carnival rides, and a live music stage. You can find more details about the music schedule, here.

Admission to the GM River Days is $3 before 3 p.m. and $5 after 5 p.m. The festival runs 11 a.m. until 10 p.m. every day of the festival.