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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!

See below for a list of activities from last year!
**2024 list coming soon!**














Here's a list of special activities & open hours--How many can you do get to on May 20?

  • 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

  • See Live Baby Sturgeon! 10am-12pm 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 

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

  • "Freighter Walk" Dedication 1:00pm Palmer Board Boardwalk                                                                                               200 N. Riverside Ave Meet at the "Waving Lady Statue"

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

  • St. Clair Art Association Freighter Walk Reception immediatly following the dedication 1:30pm 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-3pm Cold Brew Samples! The Cafe will be handing out samples of both home brewed cold brews-with choice of milk Riverview Plaza 201 N. Riverside Ave.

  • Heirloom Furniture & Gifts 9am-4pm featuring. Special Drawing for prizes and discounts! Featuring Amish furniture and St. Clair apparel. 500 Fred W Moore Highway

  •  Cap'n Jim's Gallery 10am-4pm Great Lakes Freighters, Tall Ships, Hydroplanes & More. Riverview Plaza 201 N. Riverside Ave

  • HeARTstrings OPEN 11am-4pm Each purchase over $25 is entered into a drawing for a $50 gift certificate! Local Artisan gallary featuring young artists of the month. Eddy Center 301 N. 9th Street

  • Neiman's Family Market 11am-4pm Graduation Food Show. See (and taste!) what Neiman's has to lffer for your next evetn-deli, bakery, flower shop and cafe. 1167 S. Carney Drive

  • The Anchor Point Bistro 11am-5pm FREE samples of their homemade soups. Highlighting lobster bisque & New England clam chowder Riverview Plaza 201 N. Riverside Ave

  • Tru Blue Boutique OPEN 11am-5pm Free luggage tag plus 25% off one item! Women's and Men's Clothing. Riverview Plaza 201 N. Riverside Ave

  • Ice Cream! Soaring Dreams resale shop now serves Ice Cream 11am-6pm Riverview Plaza 201 N. Riverside 

  • Bear & The Hare 12pm-5pm LIVE WOOD BURNING -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)

  • 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

  • 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!                          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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