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Blue Water Cruise Weekend

Held annually the last full weekend (Friday, Saturday and Sunday) of June. Friday night is the classic cruise from downtown Port Huron to uptown Fort Gratiot, the Fort Gratiot Business Association hosts a car show Saturday morning and afternoon, and Fort Gratiot has a fireworks display Saturday night that can be seen from all along 24th Avenue. 2018 included a four day carnival that we hope to make part of the celebration annually.

Please check back for Carnival dates & location!

Friday, June 28, 2019 Cruise Night 6 PM—10 PM Enjoy cruising, food, music along Pine Grove Ave. and 24th Ave in Port Huron and Fort Gratiot

Saturday, June 29, 2019 10 AM—3 PM
Keith Peterson Memorial Car Show  
Birchwood Mall (24th Ave & Keewahdin Rd), Fort Gratiot Carson’s parking lot, north side. Goody Bag & Dash Plaques to first 200 entrants, Trophies, Raffles, Music. Car registration begins at 8:30 a.m. Click Here for More Info

Fireworks at Dusk, approximately 10 AM. The parks and bike path between Parker Road and Meijer beginning at noon on Saturday, June 29, 2019. Fireworks can be viewed along 24th Avenue, including Cheap Charlie’s, Great Clips, Walmart, and Meijer

SCARECROW SATURDAY

Saturday, September 28, 2019

Held annually the last Saturday n September, this event sees thousands of people and is a family friendly free event. There are some items available for purchase, but attending the event is completely free! Free activities include pony rides, tractor and hay rides, a petting zoo, bouncy houses, pumpkin bowling, a live band and magic show.

A huge thank you to all of our sponsors and volunteers! The 8th Annual Scarecrow Saturday saw perfect fall weather and was our favorite to date! Held annually on the last Saturday of September, this fall festival has something for everyone. Save the date: Saturday, September 29, 2018. Hope you can join us!

Held annually the last Saturday in September, this event sees thousands of people and is a family friendly free event. There are some items available for purchase, but attending the event is completely free! Free activities include pony rides, tractor and hay rides, a straw maze, a petting zoo, bouncy houses, knocker ball, foot darts, face painting, pumpkin bowling, a live band and magic show. Each child who is present will receive a free small pumpkin or gourd while supplies last.

Meet members of the Fort Gratiot Fire Department and SCC Sheriffs Office, and get an up close look at their emergency vehicles. The Loins Club will be performing free vision screening.

For a minimum donation of $1, sample chili from Bogey’s and Mama Vickie’s, who graciously donate all of the chili and their time so that 100% of the donations can be given to the St. Clair County Child Abuse/Neglect Council in support of the belief that “It Shouldn’t Hurt to be a Child.”

ADA parking and some general parking is available onsite, and additional parking with tractor rides to the park are available at the trail head on the south side of the Meijer parking lot.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 01/16/2018:
Fort Gratiot Supervisor Jorja Baldwin is pleased to announce that, in collaboration with Melissa Leaym-Fernandez of Fort Gratiot based Elephant Works Studio, Fort Gratiot has received a grant in the amount of $2,200 from the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) Michigan Council for Arts & Cultural Affairs (MCACA.)

The mission of the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs (MCACA) is broad, yet simple: To encourage, initiate and facilitate an enriched artistic, cultural and creative environment in Michigan.

The MEDC states, “A vibrant arts and cultural scene is important to strong communities and Michigan’s excellent quality-of-life, and ultimately, to Michigan’s economy. MCACA strengthens arts and culture in Michigan by increasing its visibility; supporting arts education; encouraging new, creative and innovative works of art; and broadening cultural understanding. A key conduit for arts and cultural information, MCACA is also a source of arts and culture grant funding.”

Baldwin and Leaym-Fernandez are developing three art experiences for March, May and July, 2018. Details for each event will be released soon.

Many thanks to the MEDC, MCACA and Ms. Leaym-Fenandez for the opportunity to provide fun, quality art opportunities in 2018!