Now in it’s 14th year, it is safe to say that Thumbfest has become a tradition in Lexington, Michigan. Featuring multiple stages, workshops, jam sites, children’s stage area, dance, craft/food vendors and a hootenanny at the end of the night, Thumbfest 2016 will be held in the village’s Tierney Park on
Saturday. It starts at 11am and will have a wide variety of music ranging from Celtic,
blues, bluegrass and gypsy to New Orleans brass, Americana, roots and folk. Bring your lawn chair or blanket, your friends and family and voice and join in on the fun. Find the full schedule at the
What started as a backyard party at a home in Fort Gratiot Township has now grown into an all party
celebration at St. Clair County’s largest public park. The 7th Annual BlueChiliGrass Festival at
Goodells County Park on Monday, September and will feature continuous music on 3 stages and a chili cook-off by eight Blue Water area chefs and caterers. Music and chili aren’t the only stars of the
festival though as there will be artisan booths and displays along with variety of food vendors. Bring
your instrument and stop in at the open jam tent from l0am to noon too. Admission to
BlueChililGrass is $1 for adults and kid 12 and under admitted free. Find out all that’s happening at
the 2016 BlueChiliGrass Festival at their Facebook event page.
Before heading to BlueChiliGrass on Monday, why not Trek The Trestle? This five mile Labor Day
event has been held annually since 2007. The walk starts at 9am at the at the Avoca Road Trailhead
in Downtown Avoca and crosses the 640ft. Mill Creek trestle, the longest bridge of its kind in the
state of Michigan. The Trestle Trek is one of the Labor Day Community Walks that are held
throughout the state in conjunction with the Mackinac Bridge Labor Day Walk. Community Walks help provide a similar experience to residents unable to participate in the annual walk across the Mighty Mac.
When you dip a chip do you like it mild. Or perhaps spicy is your thing.No matter your flavor preference this Saturday's Salsa Tasting in Harbor Beach has something to tantalize your taste buds from noon to 3pm. Your tour begins at the Harbor Beach Visitor’s Center where you purchase a button and ballot for $2. Then stroll downtown following your map to be sure to stop at all salsa tasting locations. After you are done vote for your favorite.
Don't wait til noon to start your adventure in Harbor Beach this Saturday though. Hop on the boat taxi and take a ride out to tour the Harbor Beach Lighthouse. The taxi leaves the Harbor Beach Marina starting at 9:20am and then about every 20 minutes until 40 minutes before closing time. Tickets are $20 each and also include admission to the Harbor Beach Grice House Museum, which houses the original Fresnel Lens from the lighthouse. Find out more about the Harbor Beach Lighthouse at their website.
If browsing some art is your thing, the Blue Water Area has a couple shows that are just the thing for Labor Day weekend too.
Port Austin's Art In The Park will have many original artwork to look at and for sale for sale this Saturday and Sunday. With a wide array of mediums including everything from watercolor, oil, acrylic and photography to decorative iron work, stained and fused glass, gourd art, hand carved ice fishing decoys, and wearable art, there is sure to be something to catch your eye. Art In The Park is presented by the Thumb Arts Guild.
Just a quick ferry ride over from Algonac is Harsens Island. This weekend they'll be having days filled with family fun! The Harsens Island Lions Club Turkey Shoot happening includes parades, food and beer tent, live music, dancing, 50/50 drawings and daily raffles along with kids, teens and young adults games and activities. Find out more by visiting the Harsens Island Lions Club on Facebook.
Discover all the happenings around the Blue this month at our events page.