Blue Water Area Local Events | June 27 Current and Upcoming List of Family Frugal Fun Events!

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Blue Water Area Local Events | June 27

Blue Water Area Local Events | June 27 Current and Upcoming List of Family Frugal Fun Events!


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!!


Weekend Events June 27th – June 29th

Friday, June 27th, 2014

Blue Water Cruise Weekend


Blue Water Cruise Weekend Cruise Night is Friday, June 27, 2014 6 p.m.—10 p.m.

  • Parade of Cars Starts at Thomas Edison Parkway and follows 24th Avenue in to Fort Gratiot



the shredder

2014 Cruisin’ for Our Children Rally Friday, June 27 1:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Grove Mall 2700 Pine Grove Ave., Port Huron, MI 48060 Phone: (810) 309-1539

  • Featuring food, inflatables, face painting, music, “The Shredder” monster truck. Sponsor: Project Restore Hope of the Blue Water Area.

Crusin’ For Our Children Rally 2014 – June 27th  starts anytime after 1:00 pm

  • 2700 Pine Grove Ave., Port Huron MI 48060
  • Help out the Backpack Program. There will be bounce house’s and food etc, 

Sandusky Thumb Festival – Downtown Sandusky June 27 -29

  • Find more detailed information here


Saturday, June 28, 2014 


Flower Market at Vantage Point 6/28/2014 – 8:00 AM to 6/28/2014 – 2:00 PM

The Great Lakes Maritime Center – 51 Water St Port Huron, MI 48060 810-985-3983 

St. Clair Rotary Club 5K Run & 2K Walk 6/28/2014 – 8:30 AM to 6/28/2014

Riverview Plaza – St. Clair Rotary Run & Walk 201 N. Riverside Ave St. Clair, MI 48079 

  • Registration and the race start & finish take place in the gazebo at the Riverview Plaza

St. Clair Art Fair 6/28/2014 – 10:00 AM to 6/29/2014 – 5:00 PM

Downtown St. Clair – St. Clair, MI 48079 810-329-2962

Keith Peterson Memorial Car Show 10 a.m.—3:30 p.m.

Car registration begins at 8:30 a.m. Keith Peterson Memorial Car Show at Carson’s parking lot at Birchwood Mall

  • Ticket Pricing: $10 to pre-register a car; $15 on day of show.

Saturday, June 28, 2014 Drive in Movie at Moran Chevrolet – starts at dusk

  • Turbo Movie

Saturday, June 28, 2014  Toys R Us SATURDAY 28TH 12-2PM

  • FREE TRANSFORMER TOY Kre-O Optimus Prime


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!  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

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


Upcoming Events


Blue Water Fest July 8th

  • Carnival in south McMorran parking lot; entertainment, food. Rotary International Day Parade Wednesday; Family Night Thursday; Boat Night Friday; Start of Bayview Bell’s Beer Mackinac race. Complete schedule:

Boat Nite is Friday, July 11, 2014


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.


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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