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Soo Locks Engineers Weekend June 26-27, 2015

The perfect itinerary of family-friendly activities awaits you during Engineer's Weekend in Sault Ste. Marie. The last weekend in June has something for everyone, including racing boats, spectacular vistas, unbridled power, and so much more. Best of all, it's your once-per-year chance to sneak a peek behind the scenes at the Soo Locks. 

Watch the video below and get to know the excitement of Engineer's Weekend!

EVENT SPECIFICS:

Read a brief description of each event or click on the link for more details.

Soo Locks Engineers Day  It's the event that started it all - the one day when you can walk across the mighty Soo Locks walls and explore the buildings and special exhibits open only on this day - the last Friday in June.

Cloverland Electric Cooperative Hydroelectric Plant The Sault Ste. Marie landscape is blessed with a fantastic structure that is architecturally important, provides power to part of the city, and has operated for more than a century. Best of all - you can tour inside!

 Arts, Crafts, and Family Fun Fair Want to take home a souvenir, snack on locally-made goodies, or add a new piece to your art collection? There's something for everyone at this outdoor fair.

The Great Tugboat Race Tugboats of every shape, size and color take to the water to show their speed and agility at this annual event. Watch them traverse the Soo Locks for a close look or see them race on the water from Alford Park. It's fun, free, and unforgettable!

International Bridge Walk  Lace up your sneakers and get ready to walk a Michigan landmark. The annual International Bridge Walk takes an easy pace and provides spectacular views of the twin Saults, the St. Marys River rapids and the Soo Locks.

The U.S. Coast Guard Station located on Historic Water Street will be hosting an Open House Friday from 10-2pm. 

At 2pm the U.S. Coast Guard will perform a helicopter rescue drop on the east side of the Museum Ship Valley Camp. Parking is available onsite 

Have questions about any of these great events? Call our office at (800) 647-2858.