Carnival rides and more will be on offer at the 2022 Nautical City Festival in Rogers City.


ROGERS CITY – Bring on the fun of summer!

The 2022 Nautical City Festival begins Tuesday and ends Sunday in Rogers City.

Festivities include a grand parade, carnival, classic car show, juried arts and crafts show, Big Tent activities, live bands, food vendors, entertainment, clowns, activities sports, etc., including fireworks on Sundays.

Tuesday

On Tuesday, a sailors’ memorial will be held at 6 p.m., hosted by the Kiwanis Club of Rogers City, at the Lakeside Park Bandshell, followed by a concert by the Rogers City City Band at the bandshell.

Then from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., a competition will take place at the Grande Tente. Registration begins at 5:30 p.m. for $10. Cash prizes will be awarded.

At 7:30 p.m., Michelle and Eric Cornish will share their experience hiking the entire Appalachian Trail. This event is sponsored by the Almost Isle District Library and will be held at the Rogers City Theatre.

Wednesday

On Wednesday, from 10 a.m. to noon, sidewalk art will be hosted by the Queen and her court in the courthouse square. Chalk will be provided.

A Texas Hold ‘Em tournament will take place in the Big Tent, with registration from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., and the tournament at 6:30 p.m., with a buy-in of $40. Food will be available.

Then at 6 p.m., there’s the children’s parade, on the theme “Gardening is fun!” The children’s parade is sponsored by the Rogers City Area Civic League. The lineup is at Westminster Church. Registration from 5 p.m.

From 6-10 p.m., Carnival is presented by Family Fun Tyme Amusement, and on Wednesdays only, get a special unlimited ride armband for $15.

At 8 p.m., experience a guided tour of a historic cemetery at Rogers City Theater for $10 a ticket. Children 5 and under enter free. Learn about some of the fascinating people who were interred at Memorial Park Cemetery and their role in local history. Tickets are available at thePrese Isle County Historical Museum gift shop at 175-185 W. Michigan Ave. in Rogers City.

Thursday

On Thursday, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., a walk-in bingo will take place in the Tente du lac, hosted by Les Filles d’Isabelle.

From 4 p.m. to 10 p.m., Family Fun Tyme Amusement presents Carnival, with single tickets at $1.50 each and unlimited armbands at $25 each.

A Spaghetti Drive-In Dinner will be held from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the Rogers Area Seniors and Community Center, 131 E. Superior St. The cost is $13 per dinner.

Then from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m., The Borderline 3 Band takes the stage in the Big Tent, sponsored by Calcite Credit Union. Admission is $3.

Friday

On Fridays, at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m., guided bus tours of the Carmeuse limestone quarry will be offered, with advance in-person ticket purchase recommended. Reservations will not be taken over the phone. Adult tickets are $10 and children under 14 are $5. Tickets are available at thePrese Isle County Historical Museum gift shop at 175-185 W. Michigan Ave. in Rogers City. Tours depart from the museum gift shop.

A giant display of equipment will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., sponsored by Carmeuse Lime & Stone, at the main entrance on Calcite Road.

From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., kids can print their own t-shirt at Dockside Printing, starting at $10, for ages 4 and up.

Also starting at 10 a.m. is a juried arts and crafts show in Courthouse Square, running until 6 p.m. The food court will be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

In the big tent, Newicki’s Sausage Shoppe and King Edwards Subs will serve from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.

The Family Fun Tyme Amusement Carnival will take place from noon to 10 p.m. Armbands are $25.

Also starting at noon, a 3-on-3 basketball tournament, hosted by Huron Sports Boosters, is $40 per college team and $50 per high school or adult team. Please pre-register by calling Amanda at 989-733-0064. The tournament will take place at the marina parking lot. Parentheses will be separated into college, high school and adults. A rules meeting will be held at 11:30 a.m. and play will begin at noon.

Walk-in bingo will take place from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Tente du lac, hosted by Les Filles d’Isabelle.

At 1 p.m., a fossil dig will take place behind the little league field, hosted by Carmeuse Lime & Stone.

Then, from 4 to 7 p.m., a Polish Festival Dinner is held at St. Ignatius School Gymnasium, 545 S. Third St. Cost is $15, eat in or take out.

At 8 p.m., experience a guided tour of a historic cemetery at Rogers City Theater for $10 a ticket. Children 5 and under enter free. Learn about some of the fascinating people who were interred at Memorial Park Cemetery and their role in local history. Tickets are available at thePrese Isle County Historical Museum gift shop at 175-185 W. Michigan Ave. in Rogers City.

In the Big Tent, High Speed ​​will perform from 8 p.m. to midnight. Admission is $8.

Saturday

Registration for the 40th Annual Water City Run/Walk for Health will be from 7:00-8:15 a.m. at the Lakeside Pavilion. Or, you can pre-register from 6-8 p.m. Friday at 206 N. First St. The 1-mile run/walk starts at 8:30 a.m. and the open 6-mile run/walk will begin around 9 a.m. .

At 8 a.m., the Nautical City Festival Men’s and Women’s Slo-Pitch Softball Tournament kicks off on various courts, hosted by the PIC Softball League. For more information on the men’s tournament, call Eric at 989-306-2336, or for the women’s tournament, call Karl at 989-306-2932.

The Knights of Columbus Scholarship Breakfast, complete with hash browns and all the trimmings, will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. in the gymnasium at St. Ignatius School. Cost is $10 per adult, $5 per child ages 6-12, and free for ages 5 and under.

At 9 a.m. is a Spitzer tournament, hosted by The Servicemen’s Club. Contact Sandy at 989-766-8102 to register.

Children’s games will take place at 9:30 a.m. in the bandstand area, hosted by the Zonta Club and MSU Extension 4-H. Games are for ages 3-10, followed by a tractor pull for ages 4-7. Pre-registration with a parent.

At 10 a.m. and 1 p.m., guided bus tours of the Carmeuse limestone quarry will be offered, with advance in-person ticket purchase recommended. Reservations will not be taken over the phone. Adult tickets are $10 and children under 14 are $5. Tickets are available at thePrese Isle County Historical Museum gift shop at 175-185 W. Michigan Ave. in Rogers City. Tours depart from the museum gift shop.

From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. is the Nautical City Festival Antique and Classic Car Show in Westminster Park, sponsored by Bishop Chevrolet. Pre-registration is $15. Day of show registration is $20, 8 a.m. to 11 a.m.

A giant display of equipment will be from 10 a.m. to noon, sponsored by Carmeuse Lime & Stone, at the main gate on Calcite Road. Climb aboard and sit in the driver’s seat.

From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., kids can print their own t-shirt at Dockside Printing, starting at $10, for ages 4 and up.

Also starting at 10 a.m., a juried arts and crafts show in the courthouse square until 6 p.m. The food court will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Rosco the Clown will host from 10 a.m. to noon at the bandstand area.

At the big tent, a Bloody Mary bar will start at 11 a.m., and Nowicki’s Sausage Shoppe and King Edwards Subs will be on hand.

A strawberry shortcake and ice cream will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on the grounds of Westminster Presbyterian Church, opposite the car show.

The carnival opens from noon to 10 p.m., with armbands for $25.

A pet show will be held at noon at the Bandstand, hosted by the Huron Veterinary Clinic. Categories include Best Nautical Outfit, Most Exotic/Unique, Oldest, Ugliest, Smallest, Most Fabulous, Best Trick(s), Crowd Favorite, and Judges’ Choice.

Also at noon, a horseshoe tournament, organized by the Knights of Columbus, alongside the Great Tent. Register at the time of the event.

From noon to 3 p.m., you can shoot archery, shotgun and .22 rifle at the Près Isle County Sportsmen’s Club, a mile and a half west of Adrian’s Sport Shop. This event is for ages 7-13, instructed and supervised by the Certified Range Office. All equipment will be provided and children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

At 1 p.m. is the Rogers City 1971 Centennial Picture Show at the Rogers City Theater, presented by the PI County Historical Museum and hosted by Mark Munn. Donations will be accepted.

At 2 p.m., it’s Nowicki’s Brat Eating Contest, for $10 per person, for the first 12 people to register between 11 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.

Rosco the Clown will entertain the children at 2 p.m. in Courthouse Square.

At 7:30 p.m., see the Shipwrecks of Lake Huron, presented by Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary, at the Rogers City Theater. Donations will be accepted.

Then at 8 p.m. in the Big Tent, Tommy K and The Rock Show will play. Admission is $10.

Sunday

On Sunday at 8 a.m., the Nautical City Festival men’s and women’s softball finals will take place on various fields, with championship games at “The Hole.”

A festival breakfast will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at St. Ignatius School Gymnasium, sponsored by the Daughters of Isabella. Cost is $10 for adults, $5 for children ages 6-12, and free for ages 5 and under.

The Almost Isle County Sportsman’s Club will be hosting a 10:30 a.m. BBQ Chicken Dinner while seats last at Lakeside Park. Drive-in dinners will be available.

From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., a juried arts and crafts show will take place in Courthouse Square, with the food court open.

Nowicki’s Sausage Shoppe and King Edwards Subs will be available from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. in the big tent.

A strawberry shortcake and ice cream night will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on the grounds of Westminster Presbyterian Church.

The Family Fun Tyme Amusement Carnival will be open from noon to 10 p.m., with Sunday armbands for $30. Single tickets are $1.50 each.

Grand Marshals Beach and Kellie Hall will rule the grand parade, which begins at 12:30 p.m. The theme for the parade is “I LOVE AMERICA,” and it’s sponsored by Almost Isle Electric and Gas. The route departs from Gilpin Field north on Third Street.

At 1 p.m. the marquee opens and entertainment will take place after the parade, with $3 admission for adults and children under 12 free.

At 2 p.m., a cornhole tournament will take place at the Grande Tente, sponsored by Bishop Chevrolet.

The Kielbasa Kings Polka Band will play from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Grande Tente, sponsored by WATZ Radio.

The last call in the tent is at 9 p.m. and the tent closes at 10 p.m.

A fireworks display will take place at dusk. If it rains, they will take place on Sunday August 14.

For more details, pick up a festival booklet at The Alpena News, 130 Park Place in downtown Alpena. You can also visit rogerscitynauticalcityfestival.com.



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