Casey’s 8th Annual Carhartt Party

One way to shake the winter blues is to bundle up with a few hundred of your friends to celebrate Casey’s 14 years of business with the 8th Annual Carhartt Party this Saturday. The restaurant, located at 628 Huron Avenue in downtown Port Huron, has made the celebration a don’t-miss event over the years.

Owner Carrie Harris told us that she and her husband, Casey, started the party as a way to thank their customers and celebrate the anniversary of their opening of the restaurant. What started as a small pizza and sub shop has expanded into a full-service bar and restaurant with outdoor seating in the warmer months. Eight years ago, family and friends came in from out of town to celebrate with them and it snowballed into the mega-party that it is today.  

To accommodate the large crowd, the glass garage doors that surround the restaurant are opened in the middle of winter and patrons are encouraged to don their Carhartts or other winter gear and embrace the winter season. This year’s party is from noon to 6 p.m. and Carrie said that the event will continue as long as there are no problems. With that many people celebrating, safety is the top priority for the Harrises. They employ security and will be checking IDs of everyone who attends. She said they “never imagined our cure for the mid-winter blues would be so popular.” But it seems to be a case of “if you build it, they will come” and the crowds keep on coming to this annual party.

Reporting for WGRT, Karly Hurley.