September 22-24, 2017
Veterans Memorial Park, Bay City 

  This annual event held on the banks of the Saginaw River in Veterans Memorial Park draws re-enactors from all over the country to dress, work and live as people did from several eras in Michigan's past.  Representing time periods from pre-contact Native Americans, Revolutionary War, French and Indian War, Civil War, and the great World Wars, this free, family-oriented, educational event is a wonderful way to look back at simpler if not more difficult times.  It is held the last weekend in September, and brings in thousands of people every year including school groups from all over the area.


  • Camp sites featuring Native Americans through the Vietnam War
  • Sutlers' Shopping Row
  • Ma & Pa's Kettle Korn
  • Little John's Root Beer
  • Period Battles
  • Period Music


Re-enactors set off a cannon during a skirmish at River of Time.



 For general questions about River of Time please contact the Bay County Historical Society at (989) 893-5733.
 If you would like to be a suttler, vendor or re-enactor, please contact River of Time event chair Jan Rau at (989) 686-6834 or by email at tawneyrau@gmail.com
Friday is Education Day at River of Time!
 For more information please contact Jan Rau at (989) 686-6834.