Blue Water Fest, aka. Port Huron Boat Weekend is back! And we are incredibly excited to provide this highly anticipated summer festival experience to our community. The fun kicks off Wednesday, July 13 in Downtown Port Huron with the Rotary International Day Parade.

Thursday, July 14, Operation Transformation will add the “family” into Family Night, providing family friendly fun from 5pm - 9pm just south of the 10th street Bridge.

Family friendly entertainment can also be found by McMorran Place, where art vendors, carnival, food trucks and acoustic music will be located. The carnival will be located in the south east McMorran parking lot and will operate from Wednesday, July 13 through Saturday, July 16.

Rock The Dock and Boats & Boots live concerts will bring national acts like Puddle of Mudd and Dylan Scott to the Blue Water Fest main stage from 7:30 -11 pm on Thursday and Friday. Blue Water Fest main stage is located at McMorran South West lot.

Fireworks will take place at dusk Thursday evening at Desmond Landing.

Mannequins Making A Difference will be staged on the corner of Grand River and Huron Ave by Country Style Marketplace on Thursday and Friday.

The party will keep going on Friday with Boat Night. The festival’s unique feature will remain the magnificent display of sailboats lined up in advance of the 2022 Bayview Mackinac Race kick-off on Saturday, July 16.

Once we say goodbye to the boats on Saturday, we will take back the town with the “Taste of Port Huron” event, as you can stroll around Downtown and taste samplers of your favorite foods. LIVE music and entertainment will continue at night with The Fabulous Henhouse Boys and Dave Edwards and The Look.

Festival admission is FREE to the general public.


Wednesday, July 13

  1. Rotary International Day Parade
    • Route: Starts at Glenwood and heads South
    • Theme: Chidrens’ Storytime
    • 6:30pm
    • Application

Thursday, July 14

  1. Family Night
    • Sponsored by Operation Transformation
    • Petting zoo, pony rides, and kids’ activities
    • NE corner of 10th St bridge
    • 5pm – 9pm

  2. The Keynote Sisters – acoustic pop
    • Casey’s On The Plaza
    • 6:30pm – 8:30pm

  3. Rock The Dock with Puddle of Mudd
    • McMorran NW lot (between McMorran Blvd and Grand River)
    • Gates open at 5pm
    • Opening band: Black Out at 7:30pm
    • Puddle of Mudd will begin at 9pm
    • VIP Tickets
    • Free admission is also available outside of the VIP section

  4. Fireworks
    • Desmond Landing
    • At Dusk


Friday, July 15

  1. Boats & Boots with Dylan Scott
    • McMorran NW lot (between McMorran Blvd and Grand River)
    • Gates open at 5pm
    • Opening band: Wyatt McCubin at 7:30pm
    • Dylan Scott will begin at 9pm
    • VIP Tickets
    • Free admission is also available outside of the VIP section

  2. Rick Matle & Sheila Landis – jazz/blues
    • McLaren Main Stage at the McMorran Plaza
    • 8 – 10pm
    • Free admission

Wednesday - Saturday (July 13-16)

  1. Carnival
    • Provided by Family Fun Tyme
    • Opening Times: Wednesday: 6p / Thursday: 3p / Friday: 3p  / Saturday: 12p
    • East of Blue Water Transit Center

Thursday, Friday, and Saturday  (July 14 - 16)

  1. Food Trucks
    • East of Blue Water Transit Center
    • 4pm – Midnight
    • Participants:
      • Blue Water Snowie
      • Honey Dew Grill
      • Jamaican Jerk
      • Mama C’s North of The Border
      • Moe’s Corner Deli
      • Port Huron Acai
      • Sugar Kanes Concessions
      • What The Fry


Thursday and Friday (July 14 & 15)

  1. Blue Water Street Fair
    • 80 art vendors from all over Michigan will be ready to welcome you to Downtown Port Huron along Huron Ave.
    • Thursday and Friday from 4pm – 9pm
    • Become an art vendor

  2. Mannequins Making A Difference
    • Corner of Country Style Marketplace from 6pm –10pm
    • Partnership among different local salons


Saturday, July 16

  1. Taste of Port Huron
    • Downtown Port Huron restaurants will serve bite-size food samples from noon to 2 pm. This crawl-style event is bound to be a tradition, you don’t want to miss it. Get your tickets at McMorran Plaza on the day of the event.
      • A Little Something
      • Bella Bolla
      • Chef Shell's Restaurant & Catering
      • CityFlatsHotel
      • Kate's Downtown
      • Lynch's Irish Tavern
      • Moe’s Corner Deli
      • Raven Cafe
      • Sperry's Moviehouse
      • Wings Etc.
  1. Cirque Amongus
    • Fun and family-friendly entertainment at McMorran Plaza Stage from 3-4pm

  2. Blue Blaze – rock & blues
    • McLaren Main Stage at the McMorran Plaza
    • 5-6:30 PM
    • Free admission

  3. The Fabulous HenHouse Boys
    • McLaren Main Stage at the McMorran Plaza
    • 7-8:30 PM
    • Free admission
  4. Dave Edwards and The Look
    • McLaren Main Stage at the McMorran Plaza
    • 9-11 PM
    • Free admission