Create family memories that will last for a lifetime at Frankenmuth River Place Shops, the premiere shopping destination in Michigan’s Little Bavaria!

The German-themed outdoor shopping mall is open year-round and features more than 30 shops and attractions and hosts free family events like Dog Bowl and the Funtown Chowdown Food Truck Festival.

River Place Shops is the perfect getaway for a day or weekend, with plenty of activities and places to explore to keep you busy for a longer vacation or return trips year after year! Featuring restaurants and wineries to keep you fueled up for your shopping trip, the shopping mall also includes heated sidewalks that encourage visits year-round.

Plan your visit to River Place Shops by visiting the website at and check out our annual calendar of events below. Dates may change from year to year so check online or on the Facebook page for details!


Bavarian Easter Celebration begins throughout Michigan’s Little Bavaria! Shop the Easter Celebration Sales at participating stores and see the colorful holiday decorations throughout the shopping mall!
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