Are you ready for your close encounter with these prehistoric freshwater giants?
This event, set for Saturday, May 31 from 9:30 a.m.- 4:00 p.m. at the Vantage Point Maritime Center in Port Huron, offers close encounters with lake sturgeon, the “Gentle Giants of the Great Lakes”. The festival features three Huron Lady Sturgeon Cruises and indoor and outdoor displays with hands-on activities along the shores of the St. Clair River. Parking and admission are free.
During the Huron Lady Sturgeon Cruises guests will be able to watch lake sturgeon swimming on the bottom of the St. Clair River via live video feed by Gregory A.D. Big screen televisions on deck, courtesy of Best Buy, will allow guests a view of the action from the bottom of the river. Limited tickets available! Buy yours now!
The festival kicks-off at 9:30 a.m. with a Walpole Island First Nations drum ceremony, and also includes live sturgeon on display, workshops, kids’ activities, Native American food and crafts, sturgeon birthday cake, give-aways and much more.
The Blue Water Sturgeon Festival is a partnership between natural resource agencies, businesses, industry, scientists, and anglers in order to highlight the ecosystem approach to managing native fish and wildlife populations in the St. Clair River and to increase threatened lake sturgeon populations to higher levels of abundance.
For a complete list of activities and to purchase Sturgeon Cruise boat tickets, visit www.SturgeonFestival.com.