Midland River Days

River days 2021 Downtown Midland

The Great Lakes Bay Pride Harmony Diversity Choir is singing at Midland River Days on Saturday, August 7 at 10:30am!

All Day: Cornhole and Washers Open Play

All Day: Wood Branding Souvenirs with Jeff Bowen

All Day: Historic Tours of Main Street with the Midland County Historical Society

All Day: Axe Throwing with Native-Axe Throwing Co.

  • 5 Throws for only $2!!

7:00 AM – 9:00 PM: Art Fair & Maker’s Market with Creative 360

  • Interested in showing (and selling) your items? Follow this link.

TBD: Zumba with Greater Midland Community Center

10:00 AM – 8:00 PM: Parker Lane: Art and Live Oak Coffee at the River Days Art Tent

  • Visit the Parker Lane Art Tent for free kids’ painting project and face painting! Live Oak Coffeehouse will be brewing delicious drinks and serving up delightful snacks all day as well!”

10:00 AM – 9:30 PM: ZipLine, 3D Climbing Wall, & The New Bungee Jumper by Vertical Edge Entertainment (Sponsored by Midland Area Youth Action Council)

  • Enjoy these FREE activities!   Weight restrictions apply.

12:00 PM: Cornhole Tournament Registration 1:00 PM: Cornhole Tournament Begins (Tournament by Michigan Cornhole)

  • Bring Your Own Partner, Double Elimination Bracket format. You can Bring Your Own Bags as well. Bags must be Resin Filled ACO/ACL Regulated Bags. Corn Filled Bags Are Not Allowed. Regulation Bags will also be there for participants to use if needed. THIS TOURNAMENT IS FOR ALL SKILL LEVELS. There are 2 Divisions: Social & Experienced. So grab a partner, come up with a funny team name and enjoy a great day.

10:00 AM – 4:00 PM: KidsZone Art & Activities

  • Kids will get to participate in fun art-related activities (woodworking kits, coloring, lego building, nature crafts, chemistry experiments, and MORE)!

10:00AM – 4:00PM: Jedi Padawan Training Sessions by Bay Region Fencing Alliance

  • Make your own pool noodle lightsaber (or borrow one of ours) and join in the fun as the Bay Area Fencing Association teaches all Midland’s Padawans how to use the elegant weapon from a more civilized age

10 AM – 1:00 PM Cultural Awareness Coalition Performances on the Kids’ Zone Stage (fun for the whole family)!:

  • 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM: Tri-City Chinese Association

  • 10:30 AM -11:00 AM: Harmony Diversity Choir (a program of Great Lakes Bay Pride

  • 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM: Mariachi Band

  • 11:30 AM -12:00 PM: MIO (Acoustic performer featuring both Japanese and American content)

  • 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM: Teenage Musical Incorporated

1:00 PM – 4:00 PM: LIVE PERFORMANCES on the Kids’ Zone Stage

  • 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM: Worlds of Music

  • 2:00 PM -3:00 PM: The Moxie Strings

  • 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM: Guy Louis

  • 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM: Sleeping Beauty Dancers by Elite Artists

  • 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM: Midland Area Youth Action Council Presents: Pro Skating Exhibition by Modern Skate & Surf at Trilogy Skate Park

    • The Midland Area Youth Action Council hosts Modern Skate and Surf professional skaters at the Trinity Skate Park across the Tridge at Chippewassee Park.

    2:00 PM – 4:00 PM: Free Vaccination Clinic from the Midland County Health Department

    2:00 PM – 4:00 PM: LIVE MUSIC – Midland Area Youth Action Council Presents:  River Days Unplugged

    • The Midland Area Youth Action Council welcomes young Michigan musicians for acoustic performances.   Bring your lawn chairs to the Farmer’s Market and enjoy these laid-back concerts featuring Midland Native Levi Ebnit and Traverse City Rock Band Protea

    3:30 PM – 7:30 PM: BBQ Chicken Dinner hosted by  Midland Lions Club       

    4:00 PM – 8:00 PM: Midland Area Youth Action Council Chill & Charge Crash Pad

    • The Midland Area Youth Action Council welcomes you to chill out and charge up with plenty of comfy outdoor seating and outlets to charge your devices.  Meet members of the MAYAC and see how your Middle and High School students can get involved in real philanthropy in our community!

    4:00 PM – 6:00 PM: FREE Axe Throwing with Native-Axe Throwing Co.

    5:00 PM – 10:00 PM: Craft Beer & Wine Tent by Midland Rotary Clubs

    • Beer & Wine (full beverage list coming soon)

    4:00 PM – 5:30 PM: LIVE MUSIC on the Bob Johns Main Stage: The Moxie Strings

    5:30 PM – 7:30 PM: “We’re Lucky They’re Local!” – LIVE MUSIC on the Bob Johns Main Stage: Coleman Road

    7:45 PM – 9:45 PM: LIVE MUSIC on the Bob Johns Main Stage: Hello Weekend

    7:00 PM: Balloon Festival Main Event

    • Mass hot air balloon launch from Chippewassee Park, 25 balloons will shower the sky with their beautiful colors and designs

    9:00 PM – 9:30 PM: The Amazing Balloon Glow

    • If you have never seen the Amazing Balloon Glow, it’s something you won’t want to miss! Located in Chippewassee Park

    9:45 PM:  Esther Gerstacker Fireworks Show


Aug 07 2021


10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Local Time

  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: Aug 07 2021
  • Time: 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM