Why LITE Fest began

About LITE Fest


Let’s LITE up the Riverfront!!!

The Detroit RiverFront Conservancy and partners the Boys & Girls Club of Southeastern Michigan and The Skillman Foundation are thrilled to host the 2019 Lead Innovate Thrive Elevate Festival (LITE Fest). LITE Fest is a student event that celebrates America’s Independence Day in Detroit through an interactive, fun and educational Summer experience outside the classroom.

This event honors a select group of ALL STAR students to enjoy an exclusive firework viewing experience that celebrates their overall achievements during the 2018-2019 school year. Students are nominated by their school to participate in this special event. LITE Fest is the only private student event on the Detroit Riverfront.  


Monday, June 24, 2019 | 4:30 - 10:30pm

West RiverFront Park