The Rock & Run Half Marathon and 5k race will begin at 8:00am beginning with the half marathon followed by the 5k run/walk at 9:00am. Both races will start and finish at the Star Line Railroad dock, downtown St. Ignace. The half marathon course will take you through and around various areas of St. Ignace, with breathtaking views of Lake Michigan and Mackinac Island. The course is a flat and fast course, with a couple of hills thrown in for kicks.
Music will be provided by local musicians at the starting area to get your energy pumping. You will also hear music at various points throughout the race to keep you moving and to help you cross that finish line. Let's not forget about the spectators along the route to cheer you on!!! This will be a fun filled event for all ages and all levels of both runners and walkers.
Every participant will receive a t-shirt and swag bag. All half marathon athletes will take home a finishers medal. There will be awards in the half marathon, 5k runners and 5k walkers for the top three in each age category.
We encourage all runners to dress up in your best outfit.
Awards will be given to overall Male and Female in the half marathon, 5K run and the 5K walk. As well as to the top three male and female in each age category.
15 & Under, 16 - 19, 20 - 29, 30 -39, 40 - 49, 50 - 59, 60 - 69, 70 & Up
Have fun and enjoy the Saint Ignace Rock & Run!!
The first of three auto-related events features original and restored classic and antique vehicles on display along the downtown waterfront. Entertainment and autos dating 25 years or older are all part of the fun. Registration and a Mackinac Bridge Rally are slated for Friday, with autos on display in the City Marina parking lot bordering the Lake Huron waterfront all day Saturday.This event is free of charge for spectators and features a family-friendly environment.Event details will be added as we get them so please check back!
=12pxThis annual event is one of the largest all-make, all-model shows in the country. Hundreds of antique, custom, and celebrity automobiles are on display. Car enthusiasts can examine vehicles up close and see them in action during Thursday's St. Ignace Cruise Night and the Down Memory Lane Parade on Friday. Awards, exhibits, vendor booth and more make this a fun, family event.=12px =12pxEnjoy the Fireworks Over The Bay on Saturday, June 30, at 10:00 pm!=12pxAdditional details will be posted as they become available, so please check back!=12px
Bring your appetite and your fun spirit to the St. Ignace Marina pier, where live music, food, and beverages are offered. They don't call us the 'Home of the Great Lakes Fish Fry' for nothing. Sample fish delicacies prepared by local restaurants, let the kids enjoy a variety of games, or try their luck at the Kid's Trout Fishing Pond. We have something for everyone! With our event being held on the city dock you are surrounded on three sides by the beautiful blue waters of Lake Huron, with Mackinac Island as a backdrop! We top it off with fireworks over the bay at dusk. We're sorry, but no dogs are allowed in the food area due to health department regulations.Tentative schedule of events, beginning at 4:00 p.m., include:
Join us for the inaugural Beetle the Mac AND the inaugural Brews and Blues Featival! Herbie the Love Bug will be leading the lineup of Beetles across the Mackinac Bridge Saturday morning. Following the crossing you are welcome to participate in games and activities (more info to come). Then, at 6pm, head down to the St. Ignace Marina, located at 13 S. State Street for the Brews and Blues Festival from 6pm - 10pm. Blues band 'The Jimmys' of Wisconsin will be performing while you sip beer samples from 16 Michigan craft breweries. At 10pm enjoy our weekly Fireworks Over The Bay!More info will be posted as it becomes available, so please check back!
The Les Cheneaux Island Antique Wooden Boat Show has been a major attraction since it began in 1978. The show averages 150 entries each year and is one of the largest shows featuring antique and classic wooden boats. Some of the country's finest boats call the beautiful Les Cheneaux Islands home. Entries arrive each August from as far away as California and Florida.Vessels include dinghies, rowboats, canoes, launches, sailboats, utilities, runabouts, large cruisers, racers and class glass.The Festival of Arts is held in conjunction with the boat show. Artists display and sell a variety of artwork, including photographs, paintings, pottery, textiles, glass jewelry, dolls, wood toys, and many other items. Around 70 of the midwest's finest artists participate in this juried show.
Tentative Schedule of ActivitiesFriday, August 17
Over 100 exhibits of original and unique arts and crafts along the beautiful waterfront at the
St. Ignace Public Marina.Music, food, and fun add to the festivities!Show Hours:
Saturday, September 1 - 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Sunday, September 2 - 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Join us for the once-annual opportunity to walk the five-mile Mackinac Bridge. St. Ignace hosts the start of the walk each year and transportation is available to return you to St. Ignace after this awe-inspiring walk. Free parking and shuttle service to the starting line is available at Little Bear East Arena in St. Ignace.Here's some bridge trivia for you to share:
Total length of bridge - 26,273 feet
Total weight of bridge - 1,024,500 tons
Height of main towers above water - 552 feet
Height of roadway above water at midspan - 199 feet
Maximum depth of water at midspan - 295 feet
For more information about the bridge, or the bridge walk, including a photo gallery of the bridge during its construction, visit the Mackinac Bridge website click here!
Labor Day Weekend is chock full of activities! You can start on Saturday with Arts Dockside, where over 100 exhibitors display their crafts for sale all day in the City Marina parking lot. Saturday evening we have Fireworks Over The Bay at dusk. Arts Dockside continues all day Sunday; in the evening come and enjoy Outdoor Movies By The Bay at the American Legion Park. Bring your lawn chair or blanket, the kids, and come enjoy the movie! Then rise bright and early Monday for the bridge walk!
See these awesome semi-trucks with customized cabs, extraordinary paint/artwork and neon light displays.Alex Debogorski, Ice Road Trucker, will be coming back once again in 2018 as our special guest! Stop by and visit with him, have your photo taken with him, or you can make a monetary donation for an autographed photo of Alex!Saturday, September 15All Day - Semi-trucks on display, and meet Alex Debogorski, Ice Road Trucker, outside Little Bear Arena. Have your picture taken with him,, or get an autographed photo of him for a voluntary monetary donation.Other activities will be posted as they become available so please check back!Dusk - "Parade of Lights' over the Mackinac Bridge. This is very cool and something you won't want to miss!Sunday, September 16Semi-trucks on display and awards ceremony at 10 AM.There are many vendor booths for you to visit while admiring the trucks so be sure to stop and take a look while you're there - you're sure to find just what you're looking for!