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Boat parade part of Community Night Out

Fun on shore and on the canal looks to be part of the itinerary for the Community Night Out happening Saturday, September 4th. The Keweenaw Chamber of Commerce says the last event before the fireworks will be a boat parade. Katie Schlief says no registration is required.

You can start by lining up at the Super Eight Houghton dock, and then we will have a Parade Marshall with a sign on that boat stating when to go.

The parade will end on the west side of the Portage Lake Lift Bridge at dusk, just in time for a spectacular fireworks show put on by the Cities of Houghton and Hancock. Several local businesses are helping to sponsor the festivities as well.

The full release, with a list of events for the entire day, is below.


The City of Houghton and the City of Hancock will present Community Night Out which will be held on Labor Day weekend, Saturday, September 4, 2021. The cities are working with the Keweenaw Chamber of Commerce to execute the event, which will feature fireworks at dusk and events throughout the day.

The City of Houghton is planning an Art on the Town event on the downtown Houghton Municipal Parking Deck from 4 PM – 7 PM, with music, art + homemade crafts market, and more! There is NO fee to participate, and vendors are encouraged to register by calling 906.231.7865. “We’re looking forward to ending the summer with a bang, come out and enjoy “Community Night Out,” there will be fireworks, sidewalk sales, an art market, a boat parade and more! Come support local businesses and restaurants,” says Eric Waara, City of Houghton.

The City of Hancock will be providing a beer garden and concert stage in Porvoo Park with music by the band Rewind from 7 PM – 9 PM. “We’re excited to offer an “end of summer bang”, with “Community Night Out, a family-fun event, with live music, sidewalk sales, and MORE,” says Mary Babcock, City of Hancock.

A boat parade is also being organized on the Portage Canal. Boats are encouraged to line up at the Super 8 dock in Houghton no later than 8:30 PM, with parade starting at 8:45 PM going West. Please no watercraft that requires the bridge to be lifted.

Fireworks will follow at DUSK, to “END THE SUMMER”, Community Night Out!
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“Our goal is to make this a relaxed, family-friendly event. We encourage individuals and families to come out and enjoy the day, visit your local eateries, breweries and shop at our local businesses. As the evening wraps up, grab a spot near the beautiful Portage Canal and watch the fireworks.” says Tara Arens, Manager at the Keweenaw Chamber of Commerce.

We would like to thank our generous Fireworks sponsors City of Houghton, City of Hancock, Northern Specialty Health, Pat’s Foods | Campioni Hardware and Nitro Consulting!

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