Fun in the Sun

Jamie Koebke
Staff Writer
Waves crashing, sunshine warming every inch of you, and the taste of cold beer all over your taste buds, is the best way to describe summer in Port Huron.
The Port Huron area offer summer events starting in early May and going until the end of August.
An upcoming event is “Brutes, Babes and Brawls” taking place on May 9 at 7 pm at the American Legion on 6th Street in Port Huron. Put on by Blue Water Championship Wresting, with a special guest appearance from WWE star Sunny. Tickets are $20 at the door.
You may live in Port Huron but have you really experienced it? The event “Be a tourist in your own town” is held on June 6 at 10 am. This allows you to experience Port Huron as a tourist. Being able to tour the Fort Gratiot Lighthouse, dig for fossils at the science museum, tour how sea cadets are trained and of course take a free trolley ride through Port Huron.
The infamous Boat Night will be July 17 with the race to Mackinaw kicking off on July 18 at 8am.
Port Huron and the surrounding cities offer a lot of events in the summer, here’s a list from bluewater.org of some of the more popular events happening this summer.
MAY
Brutes, Babes and Brawls- May 9 at 7 pm, American Legion on 6th Street, Port Huron.
Run with the Sturgeon 5k Race and 1k fun run- May 30 at 51 Water St. Port Huron.
JUNE
Pine Groove Electronic Music Festival- June 6 at 10am at Pine Grove Park. Three music stages, art, poetry and food.
Be a Tourist in Your Own Town- June 6 at 10am-4pm. Downtown Port Huron.
Marysville Days- June 10-14. Marysville Municipal Park.
Blue Water Cruise Night- June 26 at 6pm. Fort Gratiot, ending at Cheap Charlie’s.
JULY
Algonac Lions Pickerel Tournament & Festival- July 3 Downtown Algonac. Event takes place all day.
Blue Water Sand Fest- July 3 at Fort Gratiot Lighthouse. Event takes place all day. Michigan’s first and only master sand sculpting competition.
Lexington Fireworks- July 3 at Dusk.
Algonac Fireworks- July 3 at Dusk.
St. Clair Fireworks- July 4 at Dusk.
International Day Parade- July 15 at 6pm, Downtown Port Huron.
Blue Water Fest- July 16-19, Downtown Port Huron. Entertainment for all ages, with a carnival, live music, beer tents on Friday night and much more. Events take place all day. Family night is Thursday July 16.
Port Huron to Mackinaw Sailboat Race- July 18 at 8am. Downtown Port Huron.
Lexington Triathlon- July 18 at 7:30am. Downtown Lexington.
St. Clair County 4H Fair- July 20- 25 at Goodells County Park. Events take place all day. Including Motocross, Rodeo and Animal Judging.
Yale Bologna Festival- July 24 Downtown Yale. Events take place all day. Events include street dancers, carnival and of course the famous Yale Bologna.
St. Clair River Fest- July 24 – 26. Events take place all day. Events include power boat races, Family activities and live entertainment.
Color Craze 5k- July 31 at 6pm. Kiefer Park, Port Huron. All ages welcome. Register at porthuronrec.com
AUGUST
Harsens Island Field Day- August 1 Harsens Island, Michigan. Events take place all day. Activities include Sack Races, Coin toss, Relays. All ages welcome.
Civil War Weekend- August 1- 2 starting at 10am and concluding at 5pm August 2. At the Sanilac County Historic Museum.
Rockin’ the Rivers- All events start at 6pm and last until 9pm at Kiefer Park. August 6 -Motown All-Stars. August 13 – Your Generation in concert featuring 50 amp Fuse. August 20 – 80’s Inc. August 27 – Highwaymen Live Tribute.

For more information visit www.bluewater.org/events

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