Blue Water Area Local Events | June 21 Current and Upcoming List of Events!

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Blue Water Area Local Events | June 21


Here is your list of weekend activities along with upcoming events! There is alot to look forward too in the Blue Water Area this summer. I will keep a list of future events, I know as of right now they are not all listed on here. If you have a local event you would like to share, leave us a comment and your event will be added to next weeks list!! These are free or cheap events & activities you can take advantage of this weekend. Frugal Family Fun! :) Enjoy your weekend!!


Marysville Days June 18 – June 22 Sponsored by Marysville Lions Club 

Saturday, June 21
10 a.m. to 4 p.m. ………… 1
annual Marysville Car Show in Park.
Noon to Close …………….. Enjoy the rides, games, exhibits and refreshments in Marysville City
Park along the St. Clair River. Buy unlimited ride armbands from noon
to 3 p.m. for $15. After 3 p.m. unlimited ride armbands will be $20.
Kids’ Day – Buy a ride armband and your child will be entered into a
raffle for a boy’s or girl’s bicycle. Drawing will be at the festival stage
at 6 p.m. You must be present to win!
Noon to 6 p.m. …………… Entertainment on festival stage.
4 p.m. ……………………….. Rubber Duck Toss at Junction Buoy.
5 to 7 p.m. …………………. WSAQ will be broadcasting.
7 to 10 p.m. ……………….. Big Foot DJs will be playing your favorite music while you choose the
perfect spot to view our amazing fireworks arrangement.
8 p.m. to 1 a.m. ………….. Refreshment Tent Opens! Enjoy Budweiser, Budweiser Light, O’Doul’s
and Mike’s Hard Lemonade furnished by Earl Smith Distributing. Wine
tasting will also be available with our only certified sommelier in St.
Clair County Andy Bakko of Wolverine Market. Taste, learn and have
fun!! Come and take a photo in our Face Booth for only $1. A perfect
keepsake to remember to good times. (Presented by the Marysville
Lions Club to benefit Lions’ charities).
8:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. .. Enjoy the music of Straight Shooter in the Refreshment Tent.
(Sponsored by Genisys Credit Union).
10 p.m. ……………………… Fireworks will promptly begin on the river bank over the St. Clair River.
(Sponsored by Marysville Ethanol and the Marysville Lions Club).

Sunday, June 22
11 a.m. ……………………… American Legion Ride for Life Poker Run. (Presented by the American
Legion Riders Marysville Post #449).
12 to 4 p.m. ……………….. Michigan Child Identification Program. (Presented by the Marysville
Masonic Lodge #498).
12 to 4 p.m. ……………….. Marysville Lions Club asks you to come and show your skill at this year’s 1st annual Cornhole Tournament. Beer will be served to keep
you hydrated. (Presented by Marysville Recreation Department).
1 p.m. to Close …………… Enjoy the rides, games, exhibits, music and refreshments in Marysville
City Park.
1 to 6 p.m. …………………. Entertainment on festival stage

(City of Marysville)


Vantage Point Farmers Market June 21st 8:00 am – 2:00 pm

  • Michigan-grown produce, along with: fresh eggs, honey, maple syrup, bison meat, baked goods, jams, beef, pork, pasta, trees, shrubs, flowers and perennials!

Maritime Center June 22nd   12:00 om – 3:00 pm

  • “Keith & Company” rounds out the month of June with its acoustic music for the whole family. Come on down to the Maritime Center, 51 Water Street, between noon and 3 p.m. and enjoy yourself!

Sat, June 21, 1:00pm – 2:30pm Lego Club

  • Build Lego creations based on a theme with your friends to display in the library! We supply the Legos, ages 5-12. St. Clair City Library

Sat, June 21, 1:30pm – 4:30pm Tours of the St. Clair Historical Museum

  • St. Clair Historical Museum 308 S. Fourth St., St. Clair, Michigan There are volunteers available to show you the St. Clair Historical Museum’s collection. The museum traces St. Clair’s history from its start by Patrick Sinclair in 1764 to the present.

June 21, SAT 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Antique and Classic Boat Show – FREE

  • St. Clair Municipal Harbor 902 S. Second St., St. Clair, MI 48079
  • Antique and classic boats on display. “Field of dreams” boat and marine materials sale; children’s face painting; flag raising ceremony at noon; awards ceremony at 3 p.m. Sponsor: Michigan Chapter of the Antique and Classic Boat Society.

June 21, SAT 10:00 a.m Summer Reading Kick-Off

  • Marysville Library 1175 Delaware Ave., Marysville, MI 48040Venue Phone: (810) 364-9493
  • Featuring Joel’s ScienceRiffic Comedy Show. Registration requested.

June 21, SAT 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Bake Sale and Bazaar

  • Lamb United Methodist Church 1209 Cove Road, Wales , MI 48027 Venue Phone: 810-392-2294 Phone: (810) 392-2294
  • Come and join us for some homemade goodies and bazaar items.

June 21, SAT 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Flea Market

  • Riverside Plaza 6736 S. River Road, Marine City, MI 48039Phone: (810) 765-4501

June 21, SAT 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Lexington A&W Classic Car Show

  • A&W Restaurant 5309 Main St,, Lexington, MI 48450 Venue Phone: (810) 359-8522
  • Free for spectators, $15 to register a car. Car show, disc jockey, raffles and door prizes. Judging begins at noon.

June 21, SAT 11:00 a.m. Croswell Agricultural Fair

  • Croswell and Harrington roads, Croswell, MI 48422 Phone: (810) 404-4929
  • $2 gate fee for ages 5 and older. Free parking.
  • Carnival, petting zoo, Felix the Clown, motorcross, parade, truck and tractor pulls, entertainment. Complete schedule:

June 21, SAT 12:00 p.m.Bay-Rama Fishfly Festival

  • Downtown New Baltimore , New Baltimore, MI 48047
  • Cost for midway rides. Entertainment, food, Miss Bay-Rama pageant, parade, cardboard boat regatta. Complete schedule:

Saturday, June 21 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m Free Neighborhood Barbecue

  • St. John’s UCC 710 Pine St., Port Huron, MI 48060 Venue Phone: (810) 984-5031 Phone: (810) 982-7277
  • Free. An afternoon of food, fun and fellowship for anyone living in the neighborhood bounded by Sixth and Ninth streets between Wall Street and Lapeer Avenue, including residents of Peru and Desmond Villages and Grandview Towers. The afternoon will also feature entertainment, a magician, door prizes, clowns, crafts and other surprises. Sponsors: St. John’s UCC and First Presbyterian.

Ongoing Summer Events

Monday Nights Big Screen in the Park  – Port Huron Rec

2829 Armour Street, Port Huron, MI 48060

Phone: 810-984-9760

Bring your blankets or lawn chairs for a movie in the park! We will be showing movies throughout the summer at several parks! Movies are free of charge and will begin at dusk. All movies are shown on Tuesday nights.

Bring your blankets or lawn chairs for a movie in the park! We will be showing movies throughout the Summer at several parks!  All movies are shown on Tuesday nights.  This movie is free of charge and will begin at dusk. (Approx. 9pm) Text “BIGSCREEN” to 57780 to receive alerts and updates for this program.

  • The Jungle Book (1967) Tuesday, June 24 Palmer Park
  • Frozen (Special Edition) Tuesday, July 1 Kiefer Park
  • ET – Tuesday, July 15 Vantage Point
  • Goonies Tuesday, July 22 Fort Gratiot Park (Metcalf Rd.)
  • The Hunger Games: Catching Fire Tuesday, August 5th Quay Street Park
  • Lego Movie Tuesday, August 12 Lincoln Park
  • *** Special Date Night Showing for ages 18 & Older.*** Grab your blankets or lawn chairs and enjoy CaddyShack out on the course at Willow Ridge Golf Course.  Thursday, July 31st.  Showing begins at dusk.

Concert Series Thursdays in August
August 7, 14, 21, 28

Great entertainment and fun for the entire family are waiting for you along the St. Clair River next to Port Huron Municipal Office Center at 100 McMorran Boulevard. Grab you blankets and lawn chairs and join us for a night full of musical entertainment, food vendors, inflatable bouncers, beer tent and wonderful family fun! The fun begins at 6:00pm with the main act taking the stage at 7:00pm.  Join us Thursday evenings in August!  Text “ROCKIN” to 57780 to receive alerts and updates for this program. 

  • August 7 – Streetcorner (acapella Motown)
  • August 14 – Air Margaritaville (Jimmy Buffet Tribute)
  • August 21 – Your Generation feat. 50 Amp Fuse
  • August 28 – Elton Rohn (Elton John Tribute)
  • Sponsored by: Advia Credit Union, Earl Smith Distributing Co., Cheap Charlie’s, Three Olives Vodka

Walk Michigan – Tuesday Nights at 6:00pm

Setting NEW Goals together this Summer! Join Port Huron Parks & Recreation in walking towards a healthier you! Our themed walks are back again! Come Out and enjoy this unique walking program! The mile walks are free non-competitive and open to all ages! Also, once you have walked 5 of the scheduled dates, you will earn this year’s free Walk Michigan t-shirt, brought to you by your friends at Port Huron Hospital! Bring a friend or family member to the walks! Be sure to sign in at ALL walks. For more details on this season’s themes, please visit our website or call us at 810.984.9760. *In the event of inclement weather, walking will be available at the Birchwood Mall. Text “WALKMI” to 57780 to receive alerts and updates for this program.

  • June 17th Color Kick-Off! @ Palmer Park
  • June 24th Sports Fanatics @ Vantage Point
  • July 1st Salute Our Soldiers @ B.W. Bridge Flag Plaza
  • July 8th Pet Parade @ Pine Grove Park
  • July 15th Boat Walk @ River Street Marina
  • July 22nd Poker Walk @ Ft. Gratiot Trail by Meijer Parking Lot
  • July 29th Mardi Gras @ Bakers Field
  • August 5th  Pool Party – Bring your suits! @ Sanborn Pool

Huron Lady

Ticket Prices for Sightseeing Tours

  • Adults: $20 Seniors (60+): $18 Child (5-12): $10 See calendar or call ahead for availability. 4yrs & under: $1 Reservations are recommended.
  • Fourth of July Fireworks Cruise

This year’s fireworks cruise will take you down to the city of St. Clair to view their fireworks display! We will depart our dock in Port Huron at 8:30 pm and head downriver to St. Clair in time for the city’s fireworks celebration. Once the display is finished, we’ll head back to our dock in Port Huron. Tickets are $25.00 per person. Buy Tickets

  • BLUE WATER FESTIVAL Parade of Lights Cruise

The Parade of Lights Cruise begins at 9:00 pm and the Huron Lady II will lead the 4th annual Port Huron Parade of Lighted Boats down the Black River and out into the St. Clair River, but first, we’ll leave our dock, head out into the St. Clair River, and up to see the Blue Water Bridges and other sights along the way. Then it’s back up the Black River, leading the parade for all to see! Tickets are $25.00 per person. Buy Tickets

  • Daily Sightseeing Cruise

Enjoy the St. Clair River and the beautiful expanse of Lake Huron on our Daily Sightseeing Cruise. This one and a half hour, narrated cruise passes under the two International Blue Water Bridges connecting Port Huron, Michigan with Sarnia, Ontario, and takes in the view of the Fort Gratiot Lighthouse from Lake Huron. See giant Great Lake freighters up close and personal while relaxing aboard the Huron Lady II. Be sure to make our Daily Sightseeing Cruise part of your summer plans.

The Daily Sightseeing Cruise is offered on weekends in May & September at 1:00pm. We cruise every day June 14 – September 1 at 1:00pm. Beginning June 28 – September 1, we also offer 3:00pm cruises. Other dates for May and September are also available.

  • Dinner Cruises

Join us for a fun-filled evening of craft beer, specialty food and a cruise of the Blue Water area! You’ll check in at the Thumb Coast Brewing Co. on Quay Street in downtown Port Huron. The Huron Lady will be docked at the brewery to pick you up and take you out for an evening cruise, where you’ll take in the sights of the Ft. Gratiot lighthouse, the Blue Water bridges, beautiful Lake Huron and our famed Great Lakes freighters. Boarding begins at 5:30pm, and we will depart at 6:00pm sharp. After your cruise, we’ll take you back to the brewery where you’ll dine on a themed dinner paired with one of Thumb Coast’s very own craft beers. A cash bar is available aboard the Huron Lady and at ThumbCoast Brewing.

Knowlton’s Ice Museum of North America…

  • June thru September – Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays  11am – 5pm
  • October thru May – Saturdays 11am – 5pm
  • Groups of ten or more can make an appointment anytime by calling (810) 987-5441
  • Adults – $5.00
  • Seniors – $4.00
  • Children – Ages 6 to 12 – $2.00, Under 6 are FREE
  • The ice museum schedules group tours 7 days a week.  Groups of 10 or more can make an appointment for most any day anytime of the week by calling (810) 987-5441

Upcoming Events

Cruise Nite is Friday, June 27, 2014 (last weekend of June)

Boat Nite is Friday, July 11, 2014

Camp Out With Dad Sanborn Park Thursday, June 26th 6:00pm

Bring your tents and sleeping bags and enjoy a great night out with lots of fun activities including a night-time swim in the pool, roasting marchmallows, games, a movie on the big screen and maybe even a few campfire stories.  First time campers without gear?  Don’t worry!! With the DNR’s new Adventure Trailer, you will have the supplies you need to see if camping is right for you!  Supplies are limited and will be available on a first come, first serve basis.  Camp set up begins at 6:00pm at the Sanborn Park baseball diamond.  All ages welcomed.

Ages: All Ages Fee: Free

Mother and Daughter Day on the farm Rattle Run Farms, St. Clair Wednesday, July 30th 10:00am-3:00pm

Come and enjoy a fun and hands-on day of horses, hay rides, and lots of fresh air fun!  Spend lots of time in the saddle!  Bring your own lunch, boots and long pants.

Fee: Resident $130 per couple, Non-Resident $150 (addl. child $40)

The Blue Water Sandfest

The Blue Water SandFest will host Michigan’s first and only Master sand sculpting and Advanced Amateur competition/festival. This three day event is held at the foot of the Fort Gratiot Lighthouse, along the beautiful beaches of Lake Huron over the 4th of July weekend.

Event Activities: Master Sand Sculpting (State Championships) Contest, Advanced Amateur (State Championships) Contest, Amateur Contest, Interactive Sand Sculptures, Live Music, Sand Sculpting Demonstrations and hands on Lessons, Quick Sand©, Food Vendors, Kids Zone and much more… ….

This years event will feature the Master Level “Michigan State Championships”, the Advanced Amateur “Michigan State Championships” along with an amateur contest. Master and Advanced Amateur Sculptors are coming from 6 different States and 3 Canadian Provinces.|

This year we’ve also added a Kids Zone, a place for the Kids to practice their sand sculpting skills and get some hands on lessons.

You don’t want to miss this spectacular display of unbelievable works of art made from sand and water by some of the worlds best sand sculptors.

Huron Lightship

Hours of Operation:

  • May 3 through June 15, 2014 – Saturday – Sunday10am- 4pm
  • June 16 through September 1, 2014 – Monday – Sunday 10am- 4pm
  • September 6 through October 5, 2014 – Saturday & Sunday 10am-4pm.
  • October 6, 2014 through May, 2015 – Closed

*All sites open to groups of 20 or more people by appointment, year round.*


Located in Pine Grove Park, at the foot of Prospect Place
Phone 810-984-9768

Cost of Admission:

  • $7.00 – Adults
  • $5.00 – Seniors (60+)
  • $5.00 – Students
  • $20.00 – Family Admission
  • (2 adults and up to 4 children)
  • Children age 4 & under are free

Oprah is coming to Michigan in Sept!! Grab more information here!

Plus if your a fan of The Voice —-Check out how you can get tickets to their tour for just $32!!

~~~~~~Don’t miss out on any fireworks in our area and beyond! ~~~~~~

Here is a list for you, share it, pin it, tweet it and share it with your family &  friends!!


Blue Water and Surrounding Area Fireworks | Dates | Times

Blue Water and Surrounding Areas Fireworks 2

If you have any other weekend activities, add them in the comment section below and I’ll be sure to add them! Thanks and have a beautiful weekend!

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