2018-07-11 / News

Road work’s done! Port Sanilac welcomes summer

BY STEVEN KOVAC
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The village of Port Sanilac celebrated Independence Day on Saturday with a parade through town. Photo by Eric Levine The village of Port Sanilac celebrated Independence Day on Saturday with a parade through town. Photo by Eric Levine PORT SANILAC — With the completion of the road and infrastructure work on M-25 and M-46, the village of Port Sanilac is ready to roar into summer.

“The past success of our festivals and special events is helping to make Port Sanilac a non-stop entertainment venue this summer,” said village president Ray Mach.

“The season kicked off with the Memorial Day ceremonies and the Blessing of the Fleet. Since then we have begun our weekly Music in the Park program. We’ve got the weekly farmer’s market.

“We’ve also got our village summer festival in July. And then there is our Antique Boat Show, Tin Can Tourists’ Antique Camper Show, and the popular Civil War Enactment at the Historical Museum.

“All these things are coupled with our increasingly diverse shopping, dining, and entertainment options offered in a quaint village atmosphere.”

The event that really excites Mach is the fifth annual Port Sanilac Blues Festival slated for August 3 and 4 in the harbor park.

“The Blues Festival has been growing in impact and quality every year for the past four years. This year, it will be showcasing eight unique top-of-the line blues acts,” said Mach. “It is not only a Blue Water Area event. It boasts a loyal and growing following from across Michigan and, in the last two years, from Canada and even Europe, as well.”

Mach said the demographic of the attendees of the Blues Festival is unlike that drawn by the village’s other summertime activities.

“People plan long in advance to come to Port Sanilac for this event. To them the village has become a true destination point and they regard the festival not just as an activity but as an occasion. “They stay in the village for the entire weekend enjoying its flavor and patronizing our lodging accommodations, restaurants, bars, and shops. During that time, the village is alive with the blues flavor. Nothing makes me happier,” said Mach.

The road project included construction of a third traffic lane on M-25, resurfacing M-25 and M-46, and improvements to curb, gutter and water infrastructure.

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