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Be a Tourist in Your Own Town

Saturday, May 18, 2024

Explore! There are several special activities this day to highlight the amazing amenities that can always be found in your own community. See the list below for all the details!

Here's a list of special activities & open hours--How many can you do get to on May 18?

  • St. Clair Library- Used book sale 9:00am-2:00pm--Did you know you can borrow a fishing pole from the library? Play checkers or chess? Browse the internet? 310 S. 2nd Street

  • Walk the world's longest Freshwater Boardwalk with Amazing Freighter Views

  • Visit the St. Clair Historical Museum- OPEN Saturday 10am-4:30pm check the calendar for more details. Learn about Fort Sinclair, Diamond Crystal Salt, Shipbuilding, etc. 308 S 4th Street

  • St. Clair Historical Museum 10:00am and again at 2:00pm Presentation of Stories & History of St. Clair Little League 308 S 4th Street

  • See Live Baby Sturgeon! Eddy Center 301 N 9th Street Friends of the St. Clair River are raising baby lake sturgeon! Come see the local legends before they are released back into their natural habitat 

  • St. Clair Marbleye Fishing Tournament- 24 hours! Walleye fishing tournament @St. Clair Boat Harbor 902 S 2nd Street

  • Hillside Cemetery Open House- 10:00am-1:00pm Meet members of the Cemetery Board of Trustees, visit the Chapel, learn about the Decorative Urn project and Wreaths Across America program.  Corner of St. Clair Highway and Palmer Street (use 1450 Goffe for GPS)

  • Hillside Cemetery Tour of notable historic residents 11:00am -St. Clair County Genealogy & History Society  Corner of St. Clair Highway and Palmer Street (use 1450 Goffe for GPS)

  • "Freighter Walk"  Palmer Board Boardwalk                                                                                              

  • Discover Art around Town! St. Clair Art Association (SCAA)

  • St. Clair Art Association Re-Grand Opening 11:00-7:00 with Gala reception 4:00-7:00 All invited! Riverview Plaza 201 N. Riverside Ave

  • Find that perfect something at a local business 

  • View the seasonal window displays at SILK's flower shop 816 Clinton Ave

  • T.A.P. Cafe 8am-4pm  The Cafe will be handing out samples of both home brewed cold brew and food specials. Plus with every purchase, you're entered to wine a gift card! Riverview Plaza 201 N. Riverside Ave.

  • Heirloom Furniture & Gifts 9am-4pm Featuring Amish furniture and St. Clair apparel. 500 Fred W Moore Highway

  •  Cap'n Jim's Gallery - Great Lakes Freighters, Tall Ships, Hydroplanes & More. Riverview Plaza 201 N. Riverside Ave

  • The Anchor Point Bistro breakfast 8:30am-1:30pm open until 9:00pm Highlighting lobster bisque & New England clam chowder Riverview Plaza 201 N. Riverside Ave

  • Tru Blue Boutique 15% off purchase with receipt from a plaza restaurant! Eat Play Shop!         OPEN 11am-5pm  Women's and Men's Clothing. Riverview Plaza 201 N. Riverside Ave

  • Ice Cream! Soaring Dreams resale shop now serves Ice Cream Riverview Plaza 201 N. Riverside 

  • Bear & The Hare  -Custom hand burned wood and leather keepsakes. St. Clair & Great Lakes apparel, bags and homegoods. Riverview Plaza 201 N. Riverside Ave

  • Skate/Bike Park- Artist Mentoring Graffiti Art  and custom bench

  • Public Art Display in the Art Center Windows-St. Clair Art Association (SCAA)

  • Sculpture Walking Tour

  • Public Art Walking Tour map

  • Langell Shipyard Walk (see image below) Clio historical registry

  • Hike the Nature Trail & Discover Spring Flowers; Trillium, Jack In The Pulpit, Mayapple leaves & flowers at Greig Park on Carney Drive NEW Bridge to Bay Kiosk

  • NEW Bridge to Bay Kiosk in Palmer Park! Includes a city map, local information and attractions and Bridge to Bay Route. 

  • Zip Line at the Imagination Station (Fun Fact- The inclusive merry-go-round cannot be found anywhere else in Michigan!)

  • Find your picket, or people you know, and hand prints at Imagination Station on Carney Drive in Greig Park

  • Imagination Station Garden

  • Bowl at the Voyageur

  • Golf at Pine Shores Golf Course

  • Get a Pine Shores Membership- Jr. Sr, Adult, Family & PassPort discounts for 12 rounds of golf. (Also, a great Father's Day gift!)

  •  At the St. Clair boat Harber--Kayak the Pine River -can you make it upstream to Turtle Beach? A hidden treasure that you can only walk, or get to by water! Kayak and canoe rental available by the hour.

  • Sea Tow Foundation Life Jacket loaner program at the St. Clair Boat Harbor

  • Rotary Park Landing Shoreline Renovation - along Pine River (floating docks) 

  • Also at the Boat Harbor, search for the whimsical Fairy doors around the Marina. 

  • Dine at local eateries

  • Visit with first responders (Hours vary): St. Clair Fire Department          St. Clair Police Department 

  • Pick up a brochure about local businesses at the St. Clair Chamber of Commerce office

  • Also happening in town: St. Clair River Marbleye Classic Fishing Tournament at the St. Clair Boat Harbor                          Live Music in the Courtyard at Riverview Plaza!

stclairrec.com                          Pine Shores Golf Club 

  St. Clair Chamber of Commerce          St. Clair Historical Museum       St. Clair Art Association

St. Clair Boat Harbor

Our Waterfront Town, St. Clair on the River, hosts quite a few Special Events every year for locals and visitors alike! Check our Calendar and Special Events page often for the latest dates, ticket information, and event details.

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