Frankenmuth River Place Shops features over 40 specialty shops, attractions and fun activities. This unique collection of shops is nestled along the Cass River in downtown Frankenmuth, in a unique Bavarian Village theme. Heated sidewalks make for safe winter strolls. In the summer, catch a ride on the Bavarian Belle Riverboat to take a cruise on the Cass River. See our store listing for the collection of women's fashion and very unique specialty stores. Frankenmuth River Place Shops is known for its FREE FAMILY FUN events. Every Memorial Day Weekend is Dog Bowl, The World's Largest Olympic Style Event for Dogs! At this event, over 2,000 dogs can compete in over 25 events including your dog. That same weekend is Balloons Over Bavarian Inn - a Hot Air Balloon flight event with over 30 balloons flying and glowing. In addition, Frankenmuth River Place Shops celebrates our heritage and FUN with the Cass River Colonial Encampment, a historical reenactment of various Revolutionary and other war encampments. Check the website for other family focused and FREE events all year round!