Wednesday, March 8, 2017

2017 Port Huron Pub Crawl Bus Routes

The party buses for the Port Huron Pub Crawl run two routes in a continuous loop between 1pm and 7pm this Saturday. The hub and transfer point will be on Quay St, in front of the Roche and the H.A.C. From there, they stop at their selected destinations before returning to the hub.

The south route includes Tio Gordo's, Fuel Woodfire Grill, Active Lounge, Tailgators, The Outpost, The Eagles Club, Figaro's, Jack Tavern and Conner Street Pub. From there the bus heads back downtown and do the route again.

The north route has stops at the Brass Rail, Casey's, the Office Lounge, Freighters, the Royal Cafe Bar & Grill, The VFW and Zebra Bar before heading back downtown to start the loop again.

To ride the buses you need a wristband. They can be purchased in advance at any of the participating pubs or the Blue Water CVB office for $10 each. Wristbands on the day of will be $15.

Don't forget to use the hashtag #PHPubCrawl when sharing photos and fun on social media.

Friday, March 3, 2017

Port Huron Celebrates St. Paddy

March 17th is St. Patrick's Day. It's a time for those who are Irish (or simply Irish at heart) to wear their best green and celebrate. With things going on to commemorate the holiday in the Blue Water Area, celebrating is definitely on the agenda.

On Saturday the 11th, raise your spirits and your heartbeat with the Y’s Leprechaun Loop in Port Huron at 9am. Don your finest emerald colored gear as there will be awards for the most innovative outfit, greenest garb and best leprechaun following the race.

Photo by Dale Merrill
Also at noon on Saturday, March 11th, the streets of Port Huron will be filled with the Celtic spirit when the St. Patrick's Parade starts at Pine Grove Park and then winds through downtown.

Following the parade, the revelry continues in Port Huron with the 2017 Pub Crawl. Purchase a wristband for $10 through March 10th ($15 on March 11th) and ride the party buses to many watering holes in the city between 1pm and 7pm.

You can pick up the wristbands at any of the participating pubs or at the Blue Water Convention and Visitors Bureau located in the Blue Water Convention Center at 500 Thomas Edison Parkway in Port Huron.

To find out more about these events along with many other things happening in the Blue Water Area this month, Discover The Blue's event page.

Thursday, February 23, 2017

TBT: Steamers At The Port Huron Dock

People gather and line up to board the steamer ships moored at the Port Huron dock. 

The year of this postcard is 1908. The first somewhat affordable automobile to the average person, the Ford Model T, wouldn't even roll out of the factory doors until that autumn. The fastest transportation to travel long distances at the time were either the trains that cut across the landscape or hopping on one of these passenger boats to get to your destination.

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Sperry's Moviehouse Ribbon Cutting

Many people from the community gathered in downtown Port Huron yesterday for the official ribbon cutting ceremony of the Sperry's Moviehouse.

The building, which once housed the department store Sperry’s, was a retail anchor downtown for over 100 years. It sat vacant for over a decade until developer Chuck Reid saw the potential in the downtown structure.

The three story building is now home to 12 individual theaters with seating from 27 to 44 seats as well as a restaurant on the 2nd floor.

Read a timeline of the Sperry's building here.

Find out more about the Sperry's Moviehouse at their website.

Monday, February 6, 2017

Soup's On In Harbor Beach

Break winter's chill on Saturday, February 18th, by warming up with some hot soup in Harbor Beach for their annual Souper Saturday.

Many of the town's merchants and organizations will be whipping up batches that come from family secret recipes or good old fashioned soups with surprising special ingredients. The public will serve as tasters who will not only be able to vote for the winner but also, after voting for their favorite, will be entered in a grand prize drawing.

To become a taster/judge visit the Harbor Beach Visitors Center on Saturday and purchase a button for $2. You will receive a ballot, a  map and a spoon. Then take a stroll downtown to the storefronts and start sampling. Merchants and organizations without a storefront downtown will be at the library located at the main light in Harbor Beach.

After giving all the soups a try how about dessert? They've got that covered too because this Saturday is the dessert contest in Harbor Beach too. Judges will rate each dessert based on appearance, taste and texture. The winning desserts will be given Harbor Beach bucks to spend anywhere in Harbor Beach. After the winners are announced, the desserts will be sold by the piece to anyone in attendance or stopping by the Visitors Center.

For more information contact the Harbor Beach Chamber at 989-479-6477