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Aug
3
Tue
Sault Summer Arts Festival 2021 @ Sault Summer Arts Festival 2021
Aug 3 @ 10:00 am – 8:00 pm

The Sault Area Arts Council invites you to the annual Sault Summer Arts Festival, an exhibition and sale of fine arts and crafts, displayed by their creators! This event includes original works including paintings, photographs, jewelry, and more! Applications for those interested in participating are available on the arts council website: http://www.saultareaartscouncil.org/

Aug
4
Wed
Sault Farmer’s Market @ Farmer's Market
Aug 4 @ 4:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Music In The Park 2021 @ Soo Locks Park
Aug 4 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Music in the Park, now in its 23rd season, will kick off June 23rd and continue every Wednesday through August in the Soo Locks Park.

Concerts are free to attend; however, donations are always welcomed to help cover the series. Entertainment begins at 6PM.

A diverse selection of local and regional entertainment will perform tunes from a variety of musical genres ranging from traditional country, folk, rock, blues, original tunes and more!

In keeping with tradition, Soo Theatre Project will begin the concert series, previewing selections from their upcoming theatre season. Returning favorites include: Petoskey Steel Drum Band, The Gordon Lightfoot Tribute, Night of Native Music, Gentleman George and The Pub Runners.

Each year the Downtown Development Authority receives a grant from the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs which helps offset the summer’s concert series. Twenty-two local businesses and community partners also generously help pay for Music in the Park in addition to grants and crowd donations.
Find the Downtown Development Authority on Facebook for updates on rain locations:
https://www.facebook.com/downtownsault/

 

Schedule

Wednesday, June 23, 2021 6:00 pm The Soo Theatre
Wednesday, June 30, 2021 6:00 pm The Pub Runners
Wednesday, July 7, 2021 6:00 pm A Night of Native Music
Wednesday, July 14, 2021 6:00 pm Gentleman George
Wednesday, July 21, 2021 6:00 pm Petoskey Steel Drum Band
Wednesday, July 28, 2021 6:00 pm Mark Bowen
Wednesday, August 4, 2021 6:00 pm The Good Cookies
Wednesday, August 11, 2021 6:00 pm Legal Rehab
Wednesday, August 18, 2021 6:00 pm Troy Graham and Colton Ort
Aug
11
Wed
Sault Farmer’s Market @ Farmer's Market
Aug 11 @ 4:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Music In The Park 2021 @ Soo Locks Park
Aug 11 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Music in the Park, now in its 23rd season, will kick off June 23rd and continue every Wednesday through August in the Soo Locks Park.

Concerts are free to attend; however, donations are always welcomed to help cover the series. Entertainment begins at 6PM.

A diverse selection of local and regional entertainment will perform tunes from a variety of musical genres ranging from traditional country, folk, rock, blues, original tunes and more!

In keeping with tradition, Soo Theatre Project will begin the concert series, previewing selections from their upcoming theatre season. Returning favorites include: Petoskey Steel Drum Band, The Gordon Lightfoot Tribute, Night of Native Music, Gentleman George and The Pub Runners.

Each year the Downtown Development Authority receives a grant from the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs which helps offset the summer’s concert series. Twenty-two local businesses and community partners also generously help pay for Music in the Park in addition to grants and crowd donations.
Find the Downtown Development Authority on Facebook for updates on rain locations:
https://www.facebook.com/downtownsault/

 

Schedule

Wednesday, June 23, 2021 6:00 pm The Soo Theatre
Wednesday, June 30, 2021 6:00 pm The Pub Runners
Wednesday, July 7, 2021 6:00 pm A Night of Native Music
Wednesday, July 14, 2021 6:00 pm Gentleman George
Wednesday, July 21, 2021 6:00 pm Petoskey Steel Drum Band
Wednesday, July 28, 2021 6:00 pm Mark Bowen
Wednesday, August 4, 2021 6:00 pm The Good Cookies
Wednesday, August 11, 2021 6:00 pm Legal Rehab
Wednesday, August 18, 2021 6:00 pm Troy Graham and Colton Ort
Aug
13
Fri
Cabela’s & Bass Pro Shops Masters Walleye Circuit @ Aune Osborn Park
Aug 13 – Aug 14 all-day
Aug
18
Wed
Sault Farmer’s Market @ Farmer's Market
Aug 18 @ 4:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Music In The Park 2021 @ Soo Locks Park
Aug 18 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Music in the Park, now in its 23rd season, will kick off June 23rd and continue every Wednesday through August in the Soo Locks Park.

Concerts are free to attend; however, donations are always welcomed to help cover the series. Entertainment begins at 6PM.

A diverse selection of local and regional entertainment will perform tunes from a variety of musical genres ranging from traditional country, folk, rock, blues, original tunes and more!

In keeping with tradition, Soo Theatre Project will begin the concert series, previewing selections from their upcoming theatre season. Returning favorites include: Petoskey Steel Drum Band, The Gordon Lightfoot Tribute, Night of Native Music, Gentleman George and The Pub Runners.

Each year the Downtown Development Authority receives a grant from the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs which helps offset the summer’s concert series. Twenty-two local businesses and community partners also generously help pay for Music in the Park in addition to grants and crowd donations.
Find the Downtown Development Authority on Facebook for updates on rain locations:
https://www.facebook.com/downtownsault/

 

Schedule

Wednesday, June 23, 2021 6:00 pm The Soo Theatre
Wednesday, June 30, 2021 6:00 pm The Pub Runners
Wednesday, July 7, 2021 6:00 pm A Night of Native Music
Wednesday, July 14, 2021 6:00 pm Gentleman George
Wednesday, July 21, 2021 6:00 pm Petoskey Steel Drum Band
Wednesday, July 28, 2021 6:00 pm Mark Bowen
Wednesday, August 4, 2021 6:00 pm The Good Cookies
Wednesday, August 11, 2021 6:00 pm Legal Rehab
Wednesday, August 18, 2021 6:00 pm Troy Graham and Colton Ort
Aug
20
Fri
Bass Pro Shops and Cabela’s North American Bass Challenge @ Aune Osborn Campground
Aug 20 – Aug 21 all-day
Aug
21
Sat
Soo Ultimate Paddle Day @ Rotary Island Park
Aug 21 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

The Chippewa County Community Foundation, in partnership with Bird’s Eye Outfitters are excited to bring you the 4th annual Soo Ultimate Paddle (SUP) Day on Saturday, August 21, 2021 in beautiful Sault Ste. Marie, MI.

SUP Day celebrates Sault Ste. Marie as an amazing playground for paddling and outdoor recreation.  Come join us for a day full of fun, competition and relaxation on Rotary Island in beautiful Sault Ste. Marie, MI.  With so much to see and do in Sault Ste. Marie you will definitely want to spend your weekend taking in all that this area has to offer.

8:00 am  Michigan Canoe Races Association – MCRA C2 Race

Registration begins at 7 am on Rotary Island

  • $35 On-site registration only
  • $1,000 purse

The Soo Ultimate Paddle (SUP) Day committee is excited to again partner with Michigan Canoe Racing Association (MCRA). While racing, you have the excitement of seeing the Great Lakes lake freighters up close and personal. You will enjoy all the beauty that the upper peninsula has to offer while racing down the St. Mary’s River.

 

9:00 am Mimosa Breakfast & Stand-Up Paddle Board Yoga

Breakfast & Mimosas + Two Yoga Sessions

  • Cost: $25 On-site registration
  • Cost: $20 Online registration

Breakfast and Mimosas from 9:00 am to 11:00 am under the Marchetti’s Beverage Tent.

  • Break & Yoga: 9am – 11am 
  • Two 45-minute Yoga sessions
  • 9:15 am – 10:00 am
  • 10:15 am – 11:00 am

Bring your paddle board (a limited number of paddle boards will be available on a first come – come first bases.) and join us for yoga on the St. Mary’s River. If stand-up paddle board yoga is not exactly your thing, bring your yoga mat and join in along the shoreline (Fair and full disclosure – there is goose poop) 

 

10:30 am Chain of Island Race

Registration begins at 9:00 am

  • Race time: 10:30 from Rotary Island
  • $25 On-site registration
  • $20 Online registration
    Registration includes: t-shirt, refreshments, medal and ceremony)

This four-mile racecourse takes paddlers on a beautiful scenic tour through a chain of four islands and back to Rotary Island.  You never know what wildlife you will see along your way!  This is a competitive race with several classes (youth 14 – 17, adult 18 – 49, masters 50+, male/female) in both Stand-up Paddle Boards and Kayaks. 

 

11:00 am – 4:00 pm SUP EVENTS

Rotary Island

  • St. Mary’s River Float
  • Canoe Battleship
  • Beast Jousting
  • Large Voyageur Canoe Rides
  • Other kid events – fling a frog, crafts, etc
  • Music throughout day
  • Food vendors
  • Marchetti’s Beer and Beverage Tent

River Float

  • FREE Event
  • 11am – 5pm
  • A leisurely float down the scenic St. Mary’s River
  • River tubes and paddles provided on-site
  • Life jackets provided on-site

Canoe Battleship

  • FREE Event
  • 11am – 5pm
  • 6 Canoe Battleship – Canoe battleship is a fun event where teams of four people try to sink other teams’ canoes and be the last boat floating at the end of the day.
  • Canoes and paddles provided on-site
  • 5 gallon buckets and super soaker cannons provided on-site
  • Life jackets provided on-site

Marchetti’s White Claw Tent

  • All Day located on Rotary Island
  • Enjoy a variety of your favorite refreshments and music in Marchetti’s Distributing White Claw Tent

Large Voyageur Canoe Rides

  • FREE Event
  • 11am – 5pm
  • 10 person adventure through the islands near Rotary Park
  • Giant canoes and paddles provided on-site
  • Life jackets provided on-site

 

12:00 pm – 2:00 pm  St. Mary’s River Scavenger Hunt

Registration begins 9am

  •  $25 On-site participation fee
  • $20 Online participation fee
  • First 50 people can reserve tubes/life jacket for free

 

Think you know the St. Mary’s River? 

Twenty plus challenges. Two hours. One epic adventure. Your two person team will solve puzzles, complete challenges, and explore the chain of islands in the St. Mary’s River.  Sign up as a team of two.  Registration starts at 9:00 am on Rotary Island.  Scavenger hunt 12:00 – 2:00 pm

You can use any non-motorized (canoe, kayak, stand-up paddle board, paddle boat, etc) vessel.  All participants must have an approved lifejacket. Limited life jackets available.  First 50 people can reserve a Tubepro river tube and life jacket when registering. 

2pm – 3pm Talley results and award winners

Prizes for the winners (and a new love of the St. Mary’s River)! 

1:00 pm Michigan Canoe Races Association – MCRA C1 Race

Registration 7:00 am – noon

  • $15 On-site registration only
  • Race time: 1:00 – 2:00

The Soo Ultimate Paddle (SUP) Day committee is excited to again partner with Michigan Canoe Racing Association (MCRA). While racing, you have the excitement of seeing the Great Lakes lake freighters up close and personal. You will enjoy all the beauty that the upper peninsula has to offer while racing down the St. Mary’s River.

3:00 pm SUP Day Party Paddle

Registration All Day

  • $25 On-site registration
  • $20 Online registration
  • Even time: 3:00 – 5:00

The Soo Ultimate Paddle (SUP) Day Party Paddle is a new event this year! Bring your Kayaks, Canoes and Paddle Boards and transit through the local islands in this giant waterway parade.