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Celebrate the Lake

Saturday, June 9th 12-4pm

Outdoor recreation enthusiasts, boater—and anyone else who loves being around Lake St. Clair—will want to attend the Annual “Celebrate the Lake" event at MacRay Harbor in Harrison Township on Saturday, June 9. All activities are free and open to the public.


Celebrate the Lake features kid’s activities, boating educational displays, a nautical yard sale and greatly expanded attractions and activities for all ages. Events get under way at noon and run until 4:00 p.m.


Celebrate the Lake will also feature free “Welcome to the Water” boat rides from noon to 4:00, with 20-30 minute rides on the lake. These free demo rides are sponsored by Colony Marine and are one of the nationally coordinated events that are part of National Marina Days going on all summer. MacRay Harbor, the Michigan Boating Industries Association, Discover Boating, the Boater's Association of Michigan, the Michigan DNR, Pure Michigan, Boat U.S. and other groups have created this great opportunity for those who may not have a boat to get a better appreciation of what boating is all about.


The Celebrate the Lake is part education fair, part festival and part boat show. A major attraction that will be docked near the site is the "Pride of Michigan," an 82-foot research and training vessel. The Pride will be highlighting scientific research being done by the Sea Cadets through the Great Lakes system, and tours will be offered during the event. Special Celebrate the Lake Kid’s Day activities include bounce houses, face painting, balloon art, a magic show, T-shirt painting, arts & crafts, interactive games and much more.


Educational displays include the Anchor Bay Yachting Association, Clinton River Watershed Council, U.S. Customs and Border Patrol, Macomb County Marine Sheriff Department, and the Clean Marina Program. Events and activities will be held at an exhibit area in the MacRay Harbor parking lot behind the Banquet Center and Pool. Also featured at the event will be a Celebrate the Lake Nautical Yard Sale from noon to 4:00 p.m. Food and refreshments will be available for a small charge.


The celebration is hosted by Lake St. Clair Tourism Initiative, Clinton River Watershed Council, Anchor Bay Yachting Association, MacRay Harbor, Macomb County Chamber, Colony Marine and SkipperBud's.


Capping off the evening will be a free Concert Under the Stars from 8:00 to 11:00 p.m. in the MacRay parking lot behind the Banquet & Events Center, which is sponsored by SkipperBud's.


All Celebrate the Lake activities are free (cost of food and beverage is additional).

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