Lake St. Clair Waterfront Events Calendar

Lake St. Clair Guide keeps up with a waterfront events calendar to help you find things to do!

Check out the Lake St. Clair online monthly events calendar below and the full boating season calendar in the 100-page magazine to participate in the many activities on and around the waterfront.

JULY 2019 updated (and August events now being added) calendar events for Lake St. Clair! Many things to do around the waterfront. 

Car Show in New Baltimore, Michigan park off of Lake St. Clair

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Kid’s & Adult Schedule of Weekly Activities at Lake St. Clair Metropark for Summer

Date: July 1, 2019

Location: 31300 Metro Pkwy, Harrison Township, MI

Kid’s & Adult Schedule of Weekly Activities at Lake St. Clair Metropark for Summer

Many hikes, exploring, hands on experiences, & indoor events for children and adults throughout the season.

A beautiful park to visit with a lot to do.  Putt putt, par 3 golf, swimming pool, splash pad, playgrounds, volleyball, basketball, bring your bikes, and much more!

Click calendar for 2019 events.

LIVE WEBCAM over Lake St. Clair

Date: July 1, 2019

Location: Fair Haven, Michigan

Live Webcam – Check out the latest lake conditions… watch a nice sunset!

live webcam lake st. clair

Discovery Cruises Weekly at Lake St. Clair Metropark

Date: July 1, 2019

Location: 31300 Metro Pkwy, HarrisonTownship, MI 48045

Discovery Cruises Weekly at Lake St. Clair Metropark

All Summer Family boat excursions to enjoy Lake St. Clair area waters… both fun & educational. Click More Info for 2019 schedule.

Clinton River Cruises – Click for Schedule or Plan Your Own Event

Start date: July 1, 2019

End date: October 31, 2019

Location: 152 North River Road Mt. Clemens, MI 48043

Clinton River Cruises – Click for Schedule or Plan Your Own Event

Lunch and Dinner Cruises throughout the summer and fall.

Enjoy lunch or dinner while on a leisurely boat cruise up the Clinton River into Lake St. Clair. Click for schedule & reservations or CALL 586-468-0212.

Restaurant Handbook 2019 Lake St. Clair Summer Edition

Date: July 1, 2019

Many waterfront restaurants have regular weekly entertainment, food & drink specials.  FOR COMPLETE schedules on these many locations, please visit the “NEW” summer edition for everything you’ll need to know!

map of lake st. clair restaurants 2019

 

On the Rocks Tiki Bar & Grille – Grand Opening

Date: July 4, 2019

Location: 7479 Dyke Road, Clay Twp., MI

On the Rocks Tiki Bar & Grille – Grand Opening

docks at sunset bayAfter much anticipation and several delays, it looks like On the Rocks Tiki Bar & Grille will be open 4th of July week.  On the Rocks is the former Sunset Bay on northern Lake St. Clair.  Look for the bright yellow seawall near “Munchies Bay” swim spot.

Check out their Facebook page link for latest info.

Restaurant details about this new bar with dockage in the 2019 Summer Lake St. Clair Restaurant Handbook.

Bluewater Festival – Port Huron

Start date: July 17, 2019

End date: July 20, 2019

Location: 207 Water St, Port Huron, MI 48060

Festival leading up to the annual Port Huron to Mackinac sail race.

Soccer in the Sand – Lake St. Clair Metropark

Start date: July 20, 2019

End date: July 21, 2019

Location: 31300 Metro Parkway, Harrison Township, MI

Soccer in the Sand – Lake St. Clair Metropark
Soccer in the Sand Nationwide Series is a beach soccer tournament run for youth, adults and professional levels. SITS has 12 locations for 2019 including our very own Lake St. Clair Metropark.

Final day to register is Saturday, July 6th, 2019

  • July 20th, 2019 – Girls
  • July 21st, 2019 – Boys
  • Please note this tournament is two separate one day events.
    • U8-U18 girls, women, adult coed will play on Saturday
    • U8-U18 boys, men will play Sunday.
  • Registration now open!

Sunday Night Concert – Lake St. Clair Metropark

Date: July 21, 2019

Time: 6:30 - 9:00 p.m.

Location: 31300 Metro Parkway, Harrison Township, MI

Sunday Night Concert – Lake St. Clair Metropark

Weekly free concerts!  Bring your lawn chair and dancing shoes as you spend an evening listening and dancing away the night to some great music on the shores of Lake St. Clair.

Thomas Welsh Activity Center

July 21 – The Chris Canas Band (CCB) serves up some Bangin’ Blues, Fierce Funk, & Smooth Soul!

Sunday Old Fashioned Street Dinner – New Baltimore

Date: July 21, 2019

Time: 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Location: Maria Street, New Baltimore, MI

2nd annual old fashioned Sunday Street Dinner.  Bring your friends or make new ones for the benefit of “Families Against Narcotics.”

street dinner new baltimore 2019

Farmers Market – New Baltimore, MI

Date: July 21, 2019

Time: 9:00 - 2:00 p.m.

Location: 36355 Front Street, New Baltimore, MI

Farmers Market – New Baltimore, MI

The New Baltimore Farmers Market runs each Sunday into October.

Come by boat or car!

Market features local foods, farmers, artists, live entertainment and many special events throughout the season.

St. Clair Riverfest 2019

Start date: July 26, 2019

End date: July 28, 2019

Location: 201 N. Riverside Avenue, St. Clair, Michigan

FREE EVENT!

The 14th Annual St. Clair Riverfest is July 26-28! Taking place on the banks of the St. Clair River, this event is one you don’t want to miss. Enjoy a weekend filled with Boat Races, Live Local and National Music, Great Food, Drinks, fun Novelty Vendors and much more!

The Spin Doctors take the stage Friday, July 26 and Blue Oyster Cult on Saturday, July 27 … along with more bands throughout the event.

Country Western BBQ @ Port O’ Call – Algonac Harbour Club

Start date: July 26, 2019

End date: July 27, 2019

Location: 1999 Pointe Tremble Road, Algonac, Michigan 48001

Country Western BBQ @ Port O’ Call – Algonac Harbour Club

Make your boat reservations for this two night event.

Queen Bus Trip from the Crews Inn

Date: July 27, 2019

Location: 31988 North River Road, Harrison Twp., MI

Queen Bus Trip from the Crews Inn
  • Dinner at Crews Inn on the Clinton River
  • Limo Bus to and from Little Ceasars Arena
  • Suite Ticket to see Queen with Adam Lambert & Rhapsody Tour
  • $250 per person

OR

  • Dinner at Crews Inn
  • Limo Bus to and from Little Ceasars Arena
  • $40 (no ticket)

Call for reservations at 586-463-8144

Bay Area Fishing Tournament 2019

Date: July 27, 2019

Time: 6:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Location: 36355 Front Street, New Baltimore, MI

Bay Area Fishing Tournament 2019

1st annual Bay Area Fishing Tournament presented by the Kiwanis Club and the New Baltimore Parks & Recreation Department.  $5000 in cash prizes for this one day tournament!
bay area fishing tournament 2019

Antique Engine / Boat Show – Dossin Museum – Belle Isle

Date: July 27, 2019

Time: 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Location: 100 The Strand, Detroit, MI 48207

Hosted by the Dossin Great Lakes Museum.  Historic hulls, superb models, and rare engines will be on display in the museum’s Aaron DeRoy Hall. This event, now in its fifth year, is being organized by the Great Lakes Chapter and Southern Ontario Rowboat Motor Chapter of the Antique Outboard Motor Club, Inc., in cooperation with the Detroit Historical Society.

antique engines dossin museum

Antique Car Show – Mainstreet Memories – Port Huron

Date: July 27, 2019

Dueling Pianos – MacRay Harbor

Date: July 27, 2019

Time: 7:30 p.m.

Location: 30675 North River Road, Harrison Township, MI

Dueling Pianos – MacRay Harbor

Join MacRay Harbor for “Dueling Piano Night”.  CALL 586-468-1900 ext. 432 for advanced ticket purchase.

$75 includes light appetizers, filet & chicken duet entree, decadent dessert, one beverage (MacRay members save $10).

Crab Boil – Decker’s Landing on the North Channel – Algonac

Date: July 27, 2019

Location: 9081 Anchor Bay Drive, Algonac, MI

Crab Boil – Decker’s Landing on the North Channel – Algonac

Come by boat or car!  Mark your calendar for the 1st Dockside Crab Boil Night on the outside deck July 27th!  More details to come.

URGENT – St. Clair River Closed

Start date: July 27, 2019

End date: July 28, 2019

The St. Clair River – in front of the City of St. Clair – will have temporary closures during the Riverfest Offshore Practice Runs Saturday July 27.

THE RIVER IS CLOSED TO ALL TRAFFIC on Sunday July 28 from 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. during the Riverfest Offshore Races.

Sunday Night Concert – Lake St. Clair Metropark

Date: July 28, 2019

Time: 6:30 - 9:00 p.m.

Location: 31300 Metro Parkway, Harrison Township, MI

Sunday Night Concert – Lake St. Clair Metropark

Weekly free concerts!  Bring your lawn chair and dancing shoes as you spend an evening listening and dancing away the night to some great music on the shores of Lake St. Clair.

Thomas Welsh Activity Center

July 28 – Mainstream Drive is a high-energy dance cover band formed in 2008. The band performs popular or “Mainstream” songs from many genres of music.

Farmers Market – New Baltimore, MI

Date: July 28, 2019

Time: 9:00 - 2:00 p.m.

Location: 36355 Front Street, New Baltimore, MI

Farmers Market – New Baltimore, MI

The New Baltimore Farmers Market runs each Sunday into October.

Come by boat or car!

Market features local foods, farmers, artists, live entertainment and many special events throughout the season.

Water Warriors Annual PWC Ride

Start date: July 29, 2019

End date: August 2, 2019

Water Warriors Annual PWC Ride

Join up for the annual exciting 5-day PWC ride from Mackinaw to Lake St. Clair.

Riders, support personnel, and spotters are all needed as the Water Warriors make several stops along route.

The Water Warriors Mackinaw Ride is an invitational fund raising event for Special Olympics Michigan. Money raised by Members directly benefits the Special Olympics State Poly Hockey Tournament and also the local Area’s where the money was raised.

5 DAYS – 14 HARBORS – 450 MILES

Email:  waterwarriors.mackinawride@gmail.com

Maritime Days Festival – Marine City

Start date: August 2, 2019

End date: August 4, 2019

Belle Isle Art Fair – Detroit

Start date: August 3, 2019

End date: August 4, 2019

Parade of Lights on the Clinton River

Date: August 3, 2019

Parade of Lights on the Clinton River

The 1st Saturday of each August join many boats as they parade down the Clinton River with their decorated boats.

FREE TO ENTER!  Please register soon with your host Markley Marine …. email:  julie@markleymarine.com

The parade has several sponsors and several prizes from $100 to $1000 for boat decoration along with $100 to the best decorated house!

2018 $12,800 was raised and awarded to the Detroit Dog Rescue.

You may view the parade from Bumpers Landing, the Crews Inn, and the Harley Ensign Launch Ramp all located on the Clinton River in Harrison Township.

clinton river parade of lights

 

Decker’s Landing Live Bands

Date: August 8, 2019

Location: 9081 Anchor Bay Drive, Algonac, MI

Decker’s Landing Live Bands
August 8 and August 30 special guest “Brent Mireau”, opened for Ted Nugent and Josh Grayson at DTE.
Decker’s presents live bands every Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday.

Music by the Bay – New Baltimore

Start date: August 9, 2019

End date: August 10, 2019

Location: 36355 Front Street, New Baltimore, MI

Music by the Bay – New Baltimore

Two days of music and fun for the whole family.  Food & beverages on site for your enjoyment.

Save $5 when you buy Friday & Saturday Tickets in advance. Each day is $10 or both days only $15!

Raft Off – Little Muscamoot Bay

Date: August 10, 2019

Poker Run 4 Autism

Date: August 15, 2019

Location: 50050 Jefferson Ave, New Baltimore, MI 48047

Poker Run 4 Autism

You must register in advance for this event… limited space.  Call Dee’s Marine @ 586-790-9100

This is a benefit to help send Autistic children to camps where they can learn important social skills, continue to learn how to interact with other kids and adults, gain confidence, tackle fears, develop friendships and learn to believe in themselves. For a child with autism, these communities and camps are life-changing.

Personal Watercraft only…..
Start and End at Brandenburg Park, Chesterfield Twp.

Bourbon – Brews – BBQ / Algonac, MI

Date: August 17, 2019

Location: 1130 St Clair River Dr, Algonac, Michigan

80’s Party – Port O’ Call Restaurant

Date: August 17, 2019

Location: 1999 Pointe Tremble Road, Algonac, Michigan 48001

80’s Party – Port O’ Call Restaurant

Port O’ Call Restaurant is located at Algonac Harbour Club…. come by boat or car!

Call for boat well reservations and stay the night 810-794-4448 .

Aquafest – St. Clair Shores Nautical Mile

Start date: August 17, 2019

End date: August 18, 2019

ST CLAIR SHORES AQUAFEST

Festival Location: Blossom Heath Park
The Nautical Mile • Jefferson Ave • Fishing Pier
• Trolley Rides
• 6th Annual Ultimate Air Dog Show/Dog Jumping Competition
• 5k Fun Walk/Run Benefit 4 Paws 1 Heart
• Pony Rides • Petting Zoo • Face Painting
• Kids Fishing Derby @ Fishing Pier
• Vendors & Craft Show
• Cool City Luau – see facebook Cool City committee – St Clair Shores
• Pancake Breakfast – Jefferson Yacht Club
• Magician – Comedy Magic
• Watermelon Eating Contest
• Classic Offshore Powerboats @ Brownie’s on the Lake
• Great Lakes Historians
….AND MUCH MORE TO COME!

CLOSED! St. Clair River Sunday August 18

Date: August 18, 2019

Due to the annual “Float Down” the St. Clair River is closed to ALL BOAT TRAFFIC from 11am – 8pm (approximately).

The closure is from the Blue Water Bridge in Port Huron to Marysville, MI.

Float Down on the St. Clair River

Date: August 18, 2019

Time: 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Location: St. Clair River Michigan

A day of “non” motorized vessels float the St. Clair River from the Blue Water Bridge to Marysville.

The St. Clair River is CLOSED to all motorized boats from approximately 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Read about the event here from the 2019 Lake St. Clair Guide Magazine

More August Events Coming!

Date: August 19, 2019

Still working on the rest of August…. check back soon for complete schedule.  Read the 2019 Lake St. Clair Guide magazine with calendars for entire season.

Michigan Special Olympics “Fun Run”

Date: August 21, 2019

Time: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Michigan Special Olympics “Fun Run”

Join the Wertz Warriors for the annual August “fun run” around Lake St. Clair.  Designed for boats 26′ and longer.

Registration is limited.

Contact Jeff:    EMAIL –  weberjd@ymail.com

9th Annual Kayak around Harsen’s Island

Date: August 24, 2019

Time: 8:00 a.m.

Location: School House Grille

9th Annual Kayak around Harsen’s Island

Eric Mueller Memorial Ride for Michigan Special Olympics.

RESCHEDULED FROM AUGUST 17 – New Date is Saturday August 24

Hosted by the Water Warriors.   $100 donation – water & lunch provided.

Email Wendy:   kayakerswanted@gmail.com

 

Seafood Festival – Algonac Harbour Club

Date: August 24, 2019

Location: 1999 Pointe Tremble Road, Algonac, Michigan 48001

Seafood Festival – Algonac Harbour Club

Seafood Festival hosted by Port O’ Call Restaurant at Algonac Harbour Club…. come by boat or car!

Call for boat well reservations and stay the night 810-794-4448 .

Detroit Hydrofest 2019

Start date: August 24, 2019

End date: August 25, 2019

The 2019 Metro Detroit Chevy Dealers Hydrofest – watch the world’s fastest automotive-powered hydroplanes compete on a 1.25 mile course every
15 minutes.

Day tickets start at $10 for general admission, $20 for grandstand seating on Saturday,
$25 for grandstand seating on Sunday or $40 for grandstand seating all weekend.

LINK TO EVENT MAP – DETROIT RIVER

Feel free to share your public “Waterfront” events with us!

Date: September 30, 2019

email: lakestclairguide@yahoo.com