The Harbor Beach Maritime Festival was created in 2001 as a celebration for the Lighthouse transfer of ownership from the U.S. Government to the City of Harbor Beach. Now in its 15th year, the Maritime Festival has expanded from just a celebration of our local beacon to a 3-day live music venue, numerous family events and some of the best fireworks display in the Midwest.
The festival is just feet from Lake Huron, with free, live music being played on the beach all weekend.
The entire Maritime Festival kicks off Thursday with a Bocce Tournament and live, free music. Friday's activities include, live music, Kid & Pet Parade, Kids Carnival, and Corn Hole tournament.
Saturday's action begins with the Maritime 5k Run/Walk. Other activities are co-ed Volleyball tournament, Frog Jumping Contest, Kayak & SUP Races, Hot Dog Eating Contest, Inflatables, Fireworks at dusk, and live music throughout the day and evening.
Sunday wraps up the festival with an ecumenical service, Car Show, and fish fry, with the finale of Dueling Pianos and the Big Money Raffle.
The Maritime Festival is a great time to visit Harbor Beach and enjoy its natural beauty via the beachfront, beach and water. Mark your calendar for July 12-15, 2018 and make some summer memories.