Lighthouse & Maritime Festivals

Michigan has an array of festivals that celebrate its deep maritime heritage. Michigan's port cities roll out the red carpet and provide you with a fun filled collection of memorable experiences with a nautical flare.

 

MICHIGAN LIGHTHOUSE FESTIVAL

www.MichiganLighthouseFestival.com
Tawas City, Michigan
August 4 - 6, 2023

Michigan Lighthouse Festival


Founded by Marge Ellenberger. Michigan Lighthouse Festival's mission is to advocate, honor, inspire, and promote all the lighthouses in the State of Michigan. Michigan has more lighthouses than any other state (129), and the Michigan Lighthouse Festival travels the great State of Michigan each year to celebrate and focus its beam on a featured lighthouse!

VISIT MICHIGAN LIGHTHOUSE FESTIVAL ON FACEBOOK


 

GREAT LAKES SHIPWRECK FESTIVAL

www.greatlakesshipwreckfestival.org
Ann Arbor, Michigan
February 26, 2022

An annual Great Lakes Shipwreck Film Festival celebrating our rich heritage of shipwrecks in the Great Lakes along with worldwide exotic dive travel. Presented by the Ford Seahorses SCUBA Diving Club in Southeast Michigan. Reserve your exhibit space now.



 

SOUTH HAVEN'S HARBORFEST

www.southhavenharborfest.com
South Haven, Michigan
June 17 - 18, 2022

This quaint Lake Michigan shoreline town celebrates its maritime history with free live music, craft fair, dragon boat races, classic boat show, and more. Check out their website for details.



 

SOO LOCKS ENGINEERS DAY

www.saultstemarie.com
Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan
June 24, 2022

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers annual Open House at the famous Soo Locks. Go behind the fences and gates to get a close up view of the giant ships going through the Soo Locks. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers your host at one of the most interesting events in Michigan. The famous Soo Locks is a true marvel, and an engineering gem for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Detroit District. Look for details at the website above.
Last weekend in June.




 

HARBOR BEACH MARITIME FESTIVAL

www.themaritimefestival.com
Harbor Beach, Michigan
July 6 - 10, 2022

Since 2001, Harbor Beach has been celebrating the transfer of Lighthouse ownership from the U.S. Government to the City of Harbor Beach



 

FESTIVAL OF SAIL 2022

alpena.festofsail.com
Alpena, Michigan
July 15 - 17, 2022

Join the Great Lakes Maritime Heritage Center on the shores of Lake Huron for Festival of Sail Alpena 2022. It's a rare chance to catch a glimpse, step aboard, and even set sail on some of the grandest ships of yore. Tall Ships are coming to Alpena, Michigan. Festival of Sail Alpena 2022 features ship tours, day sails, educational programming, food and beverage, entertainment and fun for the entire family!.



 

GRAND HAVEN COAST GUARD FESTIVAL

www.coastguardfest.org
Grand Haven, Michigan
July 29 - August 7, 2022

The Coast Guard Festival is a premier ten day national military festival whose purpose is to honor the men and women of the U.S. Coast Guard. Come and enjoy activities for the whole family with ship tours, waterfront entertainment, a large arts & crafts show, carnival midway, water ski show, street dance and more.Visit the link above or call the Coast Guard Festival office for more details at 616.846.5940.



 

NAUTICAL FESTIVAL

www.nauticalfestival.org
Rogers City, Michigan
August 2 - 7, 2022

A yearly event where Rogers City celebrates everything nautical about Rogers City. The festival always boasts a long list of events and activities during the week-long event.



 

MARITIME DAYS FESTIVAL

www.maritimedays.net
Marine City, Michigan
August 5 - 7, 2022

Maritime Days is a celebration remembering the city's maritime heritage on the beautiful blue water of the St. Clair River. Featuring a Carnival midway, Arts & Crafts Show, Antique Tractors, Music, Food, many exhibits and demonstrations-Marine City Maritime Days bring smiles to the faces of kids of all ages.