The countdown to the Parade of Lights 2017 has started! The date for this year’s event is Saturday 8/5. Kick off is at Markley Marine around 8:45pm.

Parade of Lights on the Clinton River

The route runs from the marina to Bridgeview, back to the mouth of the Clinton River and back to Markley.

Rout for the Parade of Lights on the Clinton River
Rout for the Parade of Lights on the Clinton River

Talking with the organizer Julie Angst, she says this year will be the biggest yet. Every year all monies raised go to a chosen charity and this year is no exception with the charity being the US Navel Sea Cadets.

The US Naval Sea Cadet Corps, is a federally charted, non-profit, civilian youth organization for young people 13 through 17. They provide compelling, life-changing programs for America’s youth that instill the value of teamwork, discipline, camaraderie and service through our passionate all-volunteer force.

Pride of Michigan YP 673 Moored on the Clinton River

Our partnership is with the U.S. Navy, Coast Guard, Marine Corp and Merchant Marine. The Sea Cadets Great Lake Division research/training vessel ”Pride of Michigan,” moored on the Clinton River, provides dive training and exploration of the Great Lakes. Our goal is to develop the next generation of stewards, of the Great Lakes and protection of fresh water.

On top of the great cause, it is an awesome family event as well. There are plenty of spots both on land and on the water to view the parade.

Parade of Lights 2016
Parade of Lights 2016

There are only a couple of spots left and the prizes for this year’s event are pretty good as well!

Grand Prize Winner- $1500.00

4-Division Winners -$100.00

1-Resident Winner-$100.00

To register: contact Julie@ (586) 469-6000. You must pre-register to participate!

Sponsorship is key in these events and none of it is possible without them. Please support them as the support local events like this!

Gold Sponsors

Metrys Crews Inn, Inc.
Dockside Canvas
EDC of Harrison Twp.
MacRay Harbor
Michigan Marine Salvage
Tow Boat US-Lake St. Clair

Silver Sponsosrs

Bath City Bistro
Belle Maer Harbor
Blaz Marine
Blue Water Marine, Inc.
Carlos Pizza
Classic Boat Carpet & RV Carpet, LLC
D Brothers Party Store
Dockside Canvas, Co.
Doc’s Marine
First Mate Marine Services
GC Roofing
Lake St. Clair Sailing School
Luigi’s Original Restaurant
Michigan Marine Salvage, Inc
Mike Dorian Ford, Inc.
Miller’s Custom Boat Top, Inc.
Orleans Enterprises, Inc.
Pedego Junction Electric Bikes, LLC
River Rat Restaurant & Bar
Roy’s Boat Harbor
Sommers Marine, LLC
St. Clair Marina
Temptation Yacht Sales, Inc.
TNT Sound Productions
Young’s Plumbing

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