Lots to see and do in the Nautical City

The festival offers much to see and do, but many come to Rogers City just to see the familiar lake. (Photo by Richard Lamb)
The festival offers much to see and do, but many come to Rogers City just to see the familiar lake. (Photo by Richard Lamb)

The 40th Annual Nautical City Festival continues through Sunday in Rogers City. Here are some highlights from the schedule of events:

TUESDAY, August 2

6 p.m.

Sailors’ Memorial: At Lakeside Park band shell.

Band Concert: Lakeside Park band shell following the Sailors’ Memorial. RC City Band.

Texas Hold’em Tournament: Registration 6-7 p.m. at Lakeside Park Big Tent, .

BUNCO registration 6-7 p.m. at the Big Tent. Starts at 7 p.m.

7 p.m.

Free Throw Contest: At the big tent, all ages welcome.

Fireworks Sunday brings the festival to an end. (Photo by Richard Lamb)
Fireworks Sunday brings the festival to an end. (Photo by Richard Lamb)

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 3

10 a.m. – noon

Sidewalk Art: Conducted by the queen and her court in the courthouse square. Kids needed, colored chalk provided, let the artists begin.

12:30 – 4:30 p.m.

Native Americans in Presque Isle County, 10,000 years of prehistory: Presque Isle County (PIC) Historical Museum, 176 W. Michigan Ave., free admission.

6 – 10 p.m.

Schmidt Amusements: All Rides Open .

6 p.m.

Kiddie Parade: Lineup at Westminster Presbyterian Church. Route: Third Street to Lakeside Park band shell.

6:30 p.m.

Kiddie Picnic At The Park: Awards and refreshments for parade participants at Lakeside Park band shell following the Kiddie Parade.

8:30 p.m. – Midnight

Big Tent Teen Dance: D.J.: Darrel Kelly with 107.7 The Bay.

Many activities are staged in the festival tent at Lakeside Park in Rogers City. (Photo by Richard Lamb)
Many activities are staged in the festival tent at Lakeside Park in Rogers City. (Photo by Richard Lamb)

THURSDAY, AUGUST 4

10:30 am – NoonDonna Klein “Kidz Bop” conducted by the queen and her court at the Big Tent.

12:30 – 4:30  p.m.Native Americans in Presque Isle County, 10,000 years of prehistory: PIC Historical Museum, 176 W. Michigan Ave., free admission.

1 – 4 p.m.Walk-In Bingo At Lakeside Tent: Tent opens at noon.

3-4 p.m.Forgotten Eagles of Michigan Tribute – Courthouse Square, Veterans Memorial.

4 – 7 p.m.Spaghetti Dinner at RC Area Senior & Community Center, 131 East Superior St.

6 p.m.Outdoor Yoga Class at Trout River park, on Forrest St. by the bike trail.

Kielbasa Kings Polka Band
Kielbasa Kings Polka Band

7 p.m.Big Tent Polka Dance:  featuring “Kielbasa Kings Polka Band.

 

FRIDAY, AUGUST 5

10 a.m.Three-on-Three Basketball Tournament: Location: Marina Parking Lot.

10:30 am – NoonDonna Klein “Kidz Bop” conducted by the queen and her court at the Big Tent.

10 a.m  & 1 p.m.Tour Carmeuse Lime & Stone, Calcite Plant; Narrated bus tour, Children $5; Adults $10. Tickets at the PIC Historical Museum Gift Shop or call 734-4121. Tours leave from PICH Museum Annex, 175-185 W. Michigan Ave.

10 am – 3 p.m.Rosco the Clown at the Craft Show.

10 a.m. – 4 p.m. 40-Mile Point Lighthouse – Open to public.

10 a.m. – 5 p.m.Print Your Own T-Shirt: Children can make their own T-shirt until 5 p.m. at RC Screen Arts for a nominal fee. Ages 4 and up. Location: 333 N. Third St.

10 a.m. – 6 p.m.Juried Arts & Crafts Show: Courthouse Square.

10 a.m. – 7 p.m.Presque Isle Pieceable Lighthouse Quilters: Free admission at RC Elementary  School gym – 100s of quilts, wall-hangings and quilted apparel on display.

11 a.m. – 6 p.m.Food Court at Courthouse Square

TAKE A CRUISE–Cruise on the Appledore V for approx. 2 hours off the shores of Presque Isle County–10:30 a.m.,1 p.m., 3:30 p.m. & 6 p.m. and a FIREWORKS CRUISE at 9 p.m. Sunday night. Adults $35, children under 18 $25. Tickets on sale at the PIC Historical Museum, 734-4121. Depart from the RC marina. Unsold tickets available at the dock 1/2 hour prior to departure time.2916-tab-pg-1

12:30 – 4:30  p.m.Native Americans in Presque Isle County, 10,000 years of prehistory: PIC Historical Museum, 176 W. Michigan Ave., free admission.

1 – 4 p.m. –Walk-in Bingo at Lakeside Tent, opens at noon.

1 p.m.Fossil Dig:  A “Fossil Dig” will be located behind Little League field. Dig and find your own fossils.

4:30 p.m.Pet Show: Location; Lakeside Park tent.

Book signing 5 – 10 p.m. –“Rogers City – A History of the Nautical City Vol. 2,” by Charlie J. Bunton at the Domaci Gallery. Drinks and appetizers available.

9:30 p.m. – 1:30 a.m.Friday Night Dance, featuring: Stolen Horses, country music, with D.J. Shimcutter.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 6

7 a.m.Nautical City Run For Health, Registration Friday 6-8 p.m. at 206 N. 1st St. or 7 a.m. – 8:15 a.m. Lakeside Park pavilion. Late registration fee $20. Start times: 1-Mile Run/Walk 8:30 a.m. 6K Run/Walk 9 a.m. Start/Finish North First Street. 734-4691.

8 a.m.Nautical City Festival Men’s & Women’s Slow-Pitch Softball Tournament

At various fields.

8 – 11 a.m.Knights of Columbus Scholarship Breakfast: Featuring; Potato Pancakes and all the fixings, 8 a.m. – 11 a.m., at  St. Ignatius Catholic School Gym.

9 a.m.–Spitzer Tournament: RC Servicemen’s Club.

9 a.m.–Beach volleyball tournament: Lakeside beach. 4 on 4.

The beach is a great setting for volleyball action. (Photo by Richard Lamb)
The beach is a great setting for volleyball action. (Photo by Richard Lamb)

9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.Nautical City Festival Antique and Classic Car Show: Westminster Park.

Classic and classy cars will be on display at Westminster Park. (Photo by Richard Lamb)
Classic and classy cars will be on display at Westminster Park. (Photo by Richard Lamb)

9:30 a.m.Zonta Club Kiddie Games: At the Lakeside Park band shell area, ages 3-10.

10 a.m. – 1 p.m.Rosco the Clown walking around balloon tying, Courthouse Square.

10 a.m.  –  2 p.m. –Rogers City Fire Department Open House.

10 a.m.  –  2 p.m. Giant Equipment Display at main gate of Calcite. Climb on board, sit in the driver’s seat.

10 a.m. – 4 p.m.–40-Mile Point Lighthouse, open to public.

10 a.m. – 4 p.m.–Presque Isle Pieceable Lighthouse Quilters: Free admission at Rogers City Elementary  School gym.

10 a.m. – 5 p.m.Print Your Own T-Shirt: Children can make their own T-shirt until 5 p.m. at RC Screen Art, 333 N. Third St., for a nominal fee. Ages 4 and up.

10 a.m. & 1 p.m. Tour Carmeuse Lime & Stone – Calcite Plant. Narrated Bus Tour, children $5; adults $10. Purchase tickets at the PIC Historical Museum Gift Shop, 734-4121. Bus tours leave from PIC Historical Museum Annex, 175-185 W. Michigan Ave.

10 a.m. – 5 p.m.Juried Arts & Crafts Show: Courthouse Square.

3116-shortcake11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.Strawberry Shortcake & Ice Cream Social: Westminster Presbyterian Church grounds.

NoonHorseshoe Tourney: Along side Lakeside Park tent. Register at time of event.

Noon – 3 p.m.Book Signing: “Rogers City – A History of the Nautical City Vol. 2,” by Charlie Bunton at the Domaci Gallery.

Years of research have led Charlie Bunton to author a history of Rogers City. Volume Two of the three-part series will be available for sale later this month.
Years of research have led Charlie Bunton to author a history of Rogers City. Volume Two of the three-part series will be available for sale this week.

Noon – 4 p.m.Archery & Shotgun & .22 Rifle Shooting: at PIC Sportsmen’s Club, 1.5 miles west of Adrian’s Sport Shop. Ages 7- 13. Instructed & supervised by certified officers. Equipment provided, including ear protection. Must be accompanied by parent or guardian.

12:30 – 4:30  p.m.Native Americans in Presque Isle County, 10,000 years of prehistory: PIC Historical Museum, 176 W. Michigan Ave., free admission.

1 – 6 p.m.Monster Truck Rides, Gilpin Field.

1 – 3:30  p.m.Native American Pow Wow and Reunion: A free family-friendly event on the lawn of the PIC Historical Museum’s Bradley House, 176 W. Michigan Ave. Bring a lawn chair to enjoy Native American Storytellers, shaman, drummers, singers, dancers and flute player.

1 p.m  A Taste of Michigan Wines. In the big tent to share a variety of Michigan wines

1 – 4 p.m.Music In the Big Tent, D. J. Shimcutter.

2 p.m.Nowicki’s Brat eating contest in the Big Tent

3 p.m.Rosco The Clown and Tommy Tropic: At Courthouse Square

3:30 pmAntique and Classic Car Show Cruise: Route: Second St. to Orchard St. to Third St. to Depot St.

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9:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m.–Dance in the Tent: Karin Elizabeth and The Remedy Band, rock and roll.

SUNDAY, AUGUST 7

8 – 11:30 a.m.Breakfast: St. Ignatius Catholic School gym.

8 a.m.Men’s & Women’s Softball Finals: Finals at Sports Park (The Hole).

10 a.m. – 4 p.m. 40-Mile Point Lighthouse, open to the public.

11 a.m. – 5 p.m.Juried Arts & Crafts Show: Courthouse Square.

11:30 a.m. until sold outChicken Barbecue: Lakeside Park and Sports Park (The Hole).

The absolute best chicken is prepared at the Lakeside Tent Sunday morning by the Sportsmens Club
The absolute best chicken is prepared at the Lakeside Tent Sunday morning by the Sportsmens Club.

11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.Strawberry Shortcake & Ice Cream Social: Westminster Presbyterian Church grounds.

Sunday's grand parade draws interesting parade entries and large crowds to line Third Street. (Photo by Richard Lamb)
Sunday’s grand parade draws interesting parade entries and large crowds to line Third Street. (Photo by Richard Lamb)

12:30 p.m.Grand Parade: Grand Marshal Mike Darga.

Grand Marshal Mike Darga
Grand Marshal Mike Darga

2 p.m. After the ParadeBig Tent Entertainment: FREE ADMISSION. Rosco the Clown, along with Tommy Tropic and Traverse City Pipe Band.

Monster Truck Rides at Gilpin Field.

4 p.m.Corn Hole Tourney at the Big Tent.

4 – 9 p.m.Sunday Evening Polka Dance: The Swift Brothers.

10 p.m.Fireworks Display: Show will begin at dusk at Lakeside Park area. (cancellation date: Aug. 15, at 10 p.m.)