Welcome to the Detroit River Waterfestival

An Amazing Water Education Experience for Middle School Students along the beautiful Detroit River on Belle Isle!

Come Join us on October 16 & 17, 2019 on Belle Isle for the Detroit River Water Festival, A premier water education event for Middle School Students in the Detroit area.

What is a Water Festival?

The Detroit River Water Festival is a day-long educational event designed to help middle school students learn about our most precious natural resource - clean, fresh water. Students from the Detroit area will come together to learn about the Detroit River. The Detroit River Water Festival is offered as a FREE program to help educate school students about the importance and beauty of the water around us and how it impacts our daily lives. The Water Festival provides students with hands-on activities, taught by top level academic instructors and water quality professionals designed to expose students to a wide variety of water related issues. Through attending the Water Festival students gain an understanding of the diverse topics related to our water recourses including ecosystems, social studies, the geosphere and the hydrologic cycle. By being an active participant in the Water Festival students, and adults learn the central role water and the Detroit River play in the region's economy and quality of life and begin to understand their lifetime role as stewards of this remarkable precious resource.

Thank You for a Successful 2018 Water Festival

In 2018 over 500 Detroit Public School students joined us on Belle Isle. Thank you to our "outstanding" presenters from over 10 different organizations who educated and entertained our children brilliantly and "Thank You" to the 75 tireless volunteers from many organizations who made the 2017 Water Festival a resounding success, and finally, "Thank You" to our 2017 Water Festival sponsors without whom this event could not have happened!

Join us for the 2019 Water Festival on Detroit's Jewel - Belle Isle - on October 16 & 17, 2019 It Takes a Village

Register Today: Presenters, Sponsors, Teachers, Volunteers Needed!

Organizations and Individuals are needed to help make this a successful event. If you can provide support, would like to present and or can volunteer some time at the event, please complete the following forms and send it to our 2019 Water Festival Planning Staff.

2019 Water Festival Sponsorship Information

2019 Water Festival Presenter / Teacher / Volunteer Registration

The Detroit River Water Festival is made possible through the following partnerships: