SturgeonFestflyer 2016Sturgeon Festival Returns to the Blue Water Area in 2016. Are you ready for your close encounter with these freshwater giants?

In partnership with the St. Clair County Health Department, Friends of the St. Clair River invites you to come Saturday, June 4th from 10am- 4pm to the Vantage Point Maritime Center in Port Huron for your close encounter with lake sturgeon, the Gentle Giants of the Great Lakes. Lake sturgeon are the Great Lakes largest fish and are endangered. Sturgeon are phenomenal to see up close because they reach enormous size – weighing up to 150lbs, growing over 7ft, and living over 100 years. Under the Blue Water Bridges in the St. Clair River is the largest remaining population of sturgeon anywhere in the Great Lakes. Once on the brink of extinction, they are making a comeback and have become a spotlight species for the water quality restoration work that is being done in the St. Clair River.

Parking and admission are free. Festival includes:

  • Huron Lady Sturgeon Cruises
  • Run With The Sturgeon 5K & 1K races
  • Great Lakes exhibits with hands-on activities
  • Live sturgeon touch tank with scientists
  • Sturgeon chalk-the-walk and sturgeon birthday cake
  • Free give aways, t-shirt sales, and much more

For a complete list of activities, to purchase Sturgeon Cruise tickets, or to sign up for the race, visit




Fort Gratiot Business Association
Talmer Bank
Eastern Michigan Bank
Marcotte Disposal
Pirrone Produce
Scott Austin
Mike Miloch-Keller Williams
Edie’s Farm-Dick & Lee Edie
Windy Acres Produce Farm
Scott Peterson
Bogey’s Bar & Grill
Cheap Charlie’s
Daybreak Café,
Fort Gratiot DPW
Fort Gratiot Fire Department
Fort Gratiot Parks Commission
St. Clair County Sheriff’s Office

And a VERY special thanks to our countless volunteers!

*Scarecrow Saturday 2016 is Saturday, September 24, 2016 (last Saturday of September, annually)


Many thanks to the 2015 fireworks sponsors!
Corporate Sponsors:
Cheap Charlie’s
Independent Floor Covering
Moran Auto

Patron Sponsors:
Mortimer Lumber
Blue Water Chamber of Commerce
Allegra Print
Jones Equipment Rental
Lakeshore Motel
Brian Duda
Great Clips for Hair


The 2014 Scarecrow Saturday held Saturday, September 27 was proudly sponsored by:
Fort Gratiot Business Association
Eastern Michigan Bank
Blue Water Electric
Moran’s Automotive
Northstar Bank
Fifth Third Bank
Crossroads Detailing
Signs Plus
Michelle Kuschel-State Farm
Edie’s Farm
Jackson Farm
Port Huron Masonic Lodge No. 58
Attorneys Title Agency
Lighthouse Family Medicine-Dr. Beau & Karen Dowden
Atlas Land Surveying PLLC-Chuck Koob,
Blue Water Tax Service
Bauer Reno & Association-Joe Bauer & Mark Reno
Keith Zick
Chip & Janal Mossett
Jodi Smith-JL Smith Realty
Briolet Construction
Beem Construction
Becky Ludy-Realty Executives Home Towne
Brandon Taylor-Keller Williams
Jerry Grace-JoAnn Wine & Association
GT 10th Street Auto Sales
Tri-Star Roofing
Bogey’s Bar & Grill
Cheap Charlie’s
Daybreak Café