Port Huron, MI — Plans are moving forward for this year’s Blue Water Fest, and the event is scheduled for July 22 – 23rd.
The event will have a smaller footprint in Downtown Port Huron this year, as most of the entertainment and activities will be on Quay Street and in the parking lot between the Zebra Bar and the 7th Street Bridge.
Huron Avenue (Main Street) will remain open this year, and instead of the usual entertainment performed on the Huron Avenue stage, artists and musicians will be spread throughout the downtown area in pocket parks and local businesses.
Cynthia Cutright, Director of the City of Port Huron’s Downtown Development Authority (DDA), said they are planning for a carnival this year as well. The carnival will be set up in the west parking lot of the Blue Water Transit station on the corner of Erie St. and Grand River.
Some other returning favorites to look forward to include Mannequins Making a Difference sponsored by Salon Pizazz and Operation Transformation’s Family Night which takes place the Thursday night before Blue Water Fest on the 22nd.
The Bayview Mackinac sailboat race is still planned to take off from Port Huron on July 24th, and as of yesterday, they had 172 boats registered.
Although those planning events are still working with a lot of unknowns, there is a feeling of hope that the community will be able to come together safely to enjoy outdoor summer events in the Blue Water Area.
Reporting for WGRT – Jessie Wiegand