Be A Tourist in Your Own Town! 10am – 4pm June 1st

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“Be a Tourist in Your Own Town and Taste of Port Huron”

June 1, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Be a Tourist in Your Own Town and the Taste of Port Huron, on Saturday, June 1, 2019 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., is a chance for visitors and area residents to discover the attractions and history that brands Port Huron the Maritime Capital of the Great Lakes.  A family day filled with fun and lots to do and see.  Blue Water Area residents are encouraged to “Bring a Tourist” so they can “Discover the Blue” and learn about the Blue Water Area’s significant Attractions.

The event will feature many of Port Huron’s signature attractions.  Free trolleys and buses will run continuously between points of interest.  Explore the Blue Water River Walk, tour Michigan’s oldest working lighthouse, see how a Sea Cadet training ship operates, learn the history of ice harvesting, see the original train depot Thomas Edison worked in as a young inventor and take part in kid’s science activities. There is something for everyone to enjoy. Port Huron has a variety of downtown restaurants and a collection of art sculptures located throughout the city.   Most attractions are free or discounted for the day.

 This year is special.  We will offer free ticket passes to (normally) paid events.  Free Tickets are available at the Carnegie Museum or Knowlton Ice Museum.  We also have a scavenger hunt.  Two (2) Ft Gratiot Light Houses are hidden throughout the venue.  Anyone that finds one is eligible for $75.00, redeemable at one of the venues.  You may keep the Lighthouse.

 Blue Water Sturgeon Festival and Huron Lady Sturgeon Cruises – Huron Lady advanced cruise ticket purchase required. This years event will be at Historic Ft Gratiot.

  1. Vantage Point – Flower Market, Hike the Blue Water River Walk and Wetland County Park
  2. Blue Water Area Transit Depot—Tourist Bus Transfer to north and south attractions—audio history.
  3. YMCA of the Blue Water Area – Demonstrations and The Mecanum Knights robotics demonstration.
  4. The Grayfox – Tour a former Navy ship and watch Sea Cadet Boatswain demonstrations.
  5. Art Studio 1219 – View art exhibits, pottery and special demonstrations.
  6. Knowlton Ice Museum of North America – History of ice harvesting, short film, kid’s crafts.
  7. SC4 Fieldhouse Tower Climb – Free. Climb the 188 steps for a birds eye view of the City.  Closed-toe shoes only, no sandals or flip flops. Grounds open to all.
  8. SC4 Experience Center – Hands On Science Museum—Free hands on activities, along with hundreds of artifacts and exhibits spanning Earth’s history.
  9. SC4 Fine Arts GalleryAnniversary Exhibit.
  10. Huron Lightship – Tour the last lightship to operate on the Great Lakes, family maximum (2 adults, up to 4 kids).
  11. Thomas Edison Depot Museum – Visit the actual Depot where Thomas Edison worked $3/ person or family max (2 adults, up to 4 kids).
  12. Port Huron Schools Robotics Demonstration – Watch the FRC Team 3667. The Mecanum Knights, demonstrate a variety of robotics technology, in front of the YMCA.
  13. Fort Gratiot Lighthouse Tower Climb—See the real “View of the Blue”. Closed shoes only, no flip flops sandals for your safety.
  14. Carnegie Museum—Ship Model Collection.

This year, we will provide you some themes; Art Walk, Museum, Maritime, Sturgeon Festival, Taste of Port Huron.  Look for some maps of the different tours.

For example, if you like the Art tour, start at the Art Studio 1219 (awesome).  A short walk is the Carnegie museum.  Next head over to the SC4 Fine Arts Gallery and the SC4 Experience Center – Hands on Science Museum. Finish off with a walk up the SC4 Tower. Then head over to the Ice Museum.  Finish off with some of the food on Main Street.  We expect you will find many venues where you will want to stop along the way and visit.

Contact:    Jim Semerad, Be A Tourist Event Chair     248-467-1204 / jimsemerad@cs.com

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