Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Where Are The Fireworks This Weekend?

The 4th of July celebrations will be plentiful this weekend. Picnics and parties are on many agendas to celebrate the United States independence from the British Empire. Two of the main things that people look forward to during the holiday are the fireworks displays and parades. Many of Blue Water Area communities will be having both over the weekend.

The village of Lexington kicks off a weekend of 4th of July fun with fireworks at dusk this Friday night, their annual parade on Saturday at 11 in the morning.


On Saturday evening Lexington Harbor gets occupied with the music of Swingin' London when the Invasion plays the British hits of the 60's that rocked the world. On Sunday, enjoy a pancake breakfast at the Lexington village hall.


Port Sanilac kicks off a day of celebrating Saturday with their annual Independence Day parade down main street at 11 AM and fireworks in the harbor at dusk.

Starting Thursday and running through the 4th of July, The Algonac Pickerel Festival promises fun with a carnival midway, games, live entertainment, food and many other activities throughout the weekend. Saturday evening their skies will light up with color.

On July 4th itself festivities are in full gear too. Port Austin kicks off the day with floats and pageantry with a parade at 1pm. At dusk, families and friends will gather at Bird Creek County Park, Veterans Waterfront Park, Port Austin State Harbor and along the shoreline to watch the fireworks.

St. Clair invites you to grab and blanket or lawn chair and come sit down along their boardwalk on the evening of July 4th around dusk. That'll be the time the fireworks display happens over the river there.

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Lighting Up The Sky

The calendar says it's officially summer and the Blue Water Area is celebrating it in a couple places with fireworks this Saturday evening.

One of the first festivals of the season in the area is Marysville Days. Sure, the carnival rides, games, food and live entertainment are all part of the fun of the four day event but one of the biggest highlights is watching the fireworks. Families bring blankets and set them down along the banks of the St. Clair River to watch the skies light up in a fantastic display of pyrotechnics.

This Saturday ohh's and ahh's will be heard all along the waterfront as people watch not only the sky fill with many colors but also from seeing them reflect and ripple on the water at Marysville Days Annual Fireworks night.


Following the Blue Water Cruise on Friday evening and the Keith Peterson Memorial Car Show at the Birchwood Mall on Saturday afternoon Fort Gratiot Township, classic cars will park along Keewahdin Rd. in the evening and families will watch the skies light up with many colors at the Fort Gratiot Fireworks at 10:15pm. Find out more happening for Cruise Weekend here.

Classic pieces of transportation and pleasure wont just be on display in Fort Gratiot this weekend. The Village of Lexington revs up with vehicles of the past this Saturday at the A&W Classic Car Show and the Algonac Harbor Club will have many buoyant beauties built of wood at the Annual Antique and Classic Boat Show.

Find out more about these and the many other things happening around the Blue Water Area at our events page.

Thursday, June 2, 2016

TBT: Chris-Craft's New Line for 1948


Following World War II, the American economy started to grow immensely. Families had more money to spend on fun things. In 1948, Algonac based boat company Chris Craft promoted their new lines of pleasure boats for that year with this ad geared to those who were looking for to enjoy time out on the water.
    
Made from the finest mahogany, their boats were considered to be the best available. Though Chris Craft built custom vessels for superstars such as Frank Sinatra and Elvis Presley, even their lower-priced boats were known for their high quality by using woods like mahogany and teak as well as having many luxury items most other boats did not come with.
    
Within ten years Chris Craft became virtually synonymous with pleasure boating, offering 159 different models and became the sales leader in many categories of small civilian powerboats.
    
This summer you can see many of the beautiful boats from this classic era on display at the Annual Antique Boat Show in Algonac in June, Port Sanilac's Classic & Vintage Boat Show in August and the Blue Water Antique Boat Show happening in Port Huron in September.
    
Looking a couple of years ahead, in 2018 Port Huron will host "Boat The Blue" which is the Antique & Classic Boat Society's annual International Antique and Classic Boat Show and is one of the largest gatherings of its type in the world.