Festivals and Events

Village Events, Spotlights & Updates

Thumb Fiber Festival

The 2nd Annual Thumb Fiber Festival!| November 10 & 11, 2017 10:00 am - 5:00pm New this year, a Workshop Retreat! November 7 - 9, 2017 Come out and celebrate local fiber farmers, weavers, spinners, knitters, and other fiber artists! Artists will gather from all over the Thumb to share their talents with anyone who is interested in learning. Always wanted to learn to knit? Maybe want to try your hand at weaving? Talented local teachers will be giving workshops! Visit  our website at thumbfiberfest.org or our Facebook page. During the festival vendors will be bringing their products and equipment for patrons to join in on the fun. They will also have fiber animals on hand for you check out and some will be available for purchase. Alpacas, sheep, angora rabbits and more. Come check out the local goodies, take a workshop, watch demonstrations, and support your local farmers! The second annual Thumb Fiber Festival will be held on the shores of Lake Huron at beautiful Camp Cavell. The camp has a large lodge, dinning hall and pavilion that will be filled with vendors. There is also the option for overnight lodging in their cabins.     Interested in becoming a vendor? Or want more information? Email thumbfiberfest@yahoo.com and check out their Facebook page by clicking here. Or visit their website at thumbfiberfest.org.  

Blessing of the Fleet

Port Sanilac Blessing of the Fleet

Join us for the kick-off of the 2017 Boating Season! 2017 marks the 66th Anniversary of the opening of the first Harbor of Refuge on the Great Lakes. Every Memorial Day, the Port Sanilac Harbor holds its annual Blessing of the Fleet. All vessels are encouraged to participate in the blessing tour around the Harbor.…

Fireworks & Parade

Lighted Boat Parade

Powerboat, Sailboat, Dinghy or Kayak Light it up and come on out! Prize for 1st Place Follow the Miss Port Sanilac (MPS) out of harbor at dusk and will travel one mile north and one mile south – Judges will be on the MPS and once all boats are out, the MPS will turn and…

Summer Festival

Music in the Harbor

Come out and enjoy the Music every Saturday night 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm Weather permitting June 10th: TBA 17th: Kuhn Bros 24th: Dale Mason July 1st: Char Kaspurus / DJ 8th: Double Play 15th: Black River Bluegrass Boys 22nd: Dynasty 60’s Band 29th: Straight Shooter August 5th: 4th Annual Blues Festival 12th: Hooligans 19th:…

Antique Boat Show & Vintage

Port Sanilac Antique Boat Show & Vintage Festival

Activities for those that love the combination of “varnish,” “sunshine,” “water,” and vintage memories! The Annual Port Sanilac Antique Boat Show is a two-day event filled with mahogany, teak, chrome, and other vintage specialties. Come view the boat displays on land and in the wide-open blue water of Lake Huron. Vintage motorcycles line the street…

Farmers' Market

Come on down to the market from Mid May – end of October.

Thumb Fiber Festival

The 2nd Annual Thumb Fiber Festival!| November 10 & 11, 2017 10:00 am – 5:00pm New this year, a Workshop Retreat! November 7 – 9, 2017 Come out and celebrate local fiber farmers, weavers, spinners, knitters, and other fiber artists! Artists will gather from all over the Thumb to share their talents with anyone who…