The first-ever Southeast Michigan Bootlegger Festival will be held Saturday, Oct. 1, on the Nautical Mile in St. Clair Shores. The event is a partnership between the Lake St. Clair Tourism Initiative and the Macomb County Department of Planning and Economic Development. This is first event of its kind in the region. The announcement was made at a press conference on June 9 at MacRay Harbor, when many dignitaries and elected officials shared their perspectives on the Lake St. Clair, boating and the Blue Economy.
The Southeast Michigan Bootlegger Festival will be held from 1:00 p.m. to 10:00, with most activities taking place at Colony Marine and Blossom Heath Inn and Wahby Park in St. Clair Shores. The event was created to feature antique boats and cars of the prohibition era and a day-long schedule of music and entertainment.
A number of craft brewers from around the region and the state will be serving up their best brews, and the Nautical Mile restaurants will be participating in a "Taste of the Nautical Mile." The event also kicks off the next Nautical Mile Restaurant Week, which will be held Oct. 2-8 at the individual restaurant locations along The Mile.
Event details are coming together daily, so stay tuned to Lake St. Clair Tourism Initiative for the latest news and information.