Welcome to River Hop 2019, August 2 - 4!

Neighborhood picnic and family events in the River District


River Hop Events

Events are being added and updated every week. Please stay tuned for any changes to guided events for the 2019 River Hop below.

Main Events:

  • River Hop Picnic | Beckley Park | Sun. 8/4 5-7PM | Live music by the Huron River Ramblers, pot luck picnic, bring a dish to pass or just yoursevles.
  • Garage Sales | Various (Check Map) | Sat. & Sun. 8/3 & 8/4

Guided Events

  • Evening Paddle (or cascade tubing!) | Friday Aug 2nd 5-8PM | Show livery staff your nearby address and/or mention the RiverHop for FREE boat and tube rentals for the cascades or Argo Pond. Must be back ashore by 8PM.
  • Hopeful Oaks Native Plant Garden Tour | Saturday Aug 3rd 3-7PM | 1314 Broadway Street | On this self-guided tour you will see over 100 species of native plants growing on an urban lot. Information about landscaping with natives will be available. Hosted by Nancy Stoll.
  • Cultural History of the River District Bike Tour w/Dave + Barbara Lucas | Sunday Aug 4th 9-11 AM | Meet at 1211 Wright St | Hosted by Barbara Lucas (event signup link)
  • Open Art Studio w/Mary Underwood | Sunday Aug 4th 12-2 PM | 1219 Traver | Walk in to the yellow backyard studio for live demonstration of handspinning and weaving. Hosted by Mary Underwood
  • Neighborhood History Tour w/Tom Stulberg + Patrick McCauley | Sunday Aug 4th 2-3:30 PM | Meet @Beckley Park | Bring walking shoes.

Garage Sale Signup

Find a new home for some of your stuff and meet some neighbors at the same time. Fill out the form below to add your garage sale to the map.


RSVP to the Picnic 8/4/2019 5-7PM at Beckley Park

We'll have some music, food, fun--and hopefully some sun! Everyone in the neighborhood is invited even if you don't RSVP, but it might help someone choose what dish to make, and drum up a little excitement.


Event photos from current and past River Hops!

Bike Tour

Bike Tour



Face Paint

Face Paint!

Pond Pedal


Down to Earth


Special Thanks for 2018


Oliver de Peralta (website)

Brian Lydic

Event Hosts!

Barbara Lucas

Juliet Berger

David & Valerie Shinabarger

Phillip and Nancy Stoll

Patrick McCauley (his book)

Tom Stulberg

Mary Underwood