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Come to Sault Ste. Marie for three days of local food, family entertainment, and 350 years of history as we celebrate our Semiseptcentennial Anniversary! 

For more information, please e-mail the Sault Events, Inc. HERE! Festival details are below the map

ADMISSION COST: $5.00 per wristband for adults; wristbands are good for admission all weekend (children 16 and under are free) 

Friday |Saturday| Sunday | Events Throughout the Weekend |  Week of Activities |  Sponsorship

Friday, July 20th 4PM-10PM

4 PM: Gates Open

4-10 PM: Kids Sand Box – Children will search for golden rocks to trade in for ice cream at Alpine Chocolat Haus

4-10 PM: Beer Tent – Adult beverages will be served to those 21 and older

4-10 PM: Escape Your Fate Tent – You are fully immersed into a 350th-themed game; you will need to use a combination of creative and logical thinking, communication, and interaction with both your surroundings and your teammates (up to 10 people) to solve the puzzle. You will have 20 mins to find the clues and solve the puzzles to escape

5 PM: Opening Ceremony of the 350th Festival

5-9 PM: Fish Fry Cookoff & Competition – Whitefish baskets are for sale for $10.00, and they are served with coleslaw, and a roll (while supplies last)

6-7 PM: Kids Story Time – “Passage to the Sea,” Storytelling, Video, and Music

6-7 PM: Freeze Statues -Human statues await your attention, so that they can tell you facts about the historical person they are portraying once you acknowledge them

6-9 PM: Bouncy House for children

8-10 PM: Live Music – North Country Band (Classic Country Music)

Saturday, July 21st Noon-10PM 

9 AM: Morning Yoga – Bring your yoga mat to the Aune-Osborn Fairgrounds; participation is by can food donation

Noon: Gates Open 

Noon-10 PM: Kids Sand Box

Noon-8 PM: Lumberjack Display – Cross-Cut Saw Competition and Chainsaw Carving exhibitions will be on display for the public to see

Noon-8 PM: Escape Your Fate Tent – You are fully immersed into a 350th-themed game; you will need to use a combination of creative and logical thinking, communication, and interaction with both your surroundings and your teammates (up to 10 people) to solve the puzzle. You will have 20 mins to find the clues and solve the puzzles to escape

12 PM: Kayak Lessons at Rotary Park – East of the festival grounds, you will get kayak lessons with Bird’s Eye Adventures, our local adventure experts

12-8 PM: Bouncy House for children

12-6 PM: Face Painting

12-2 PM: Open Mic – Sign up on location or email Eagle Radio HERE to participate in an Open Mic opportunity at the 350th Festival

12 PM: Free Teen Cornhole Tournament – Test your beanbag tossing skills against your friends and family in a friendly cornhole tournament

1 PM: Hot Dog Eating Contest – Register to compete in a hot dog eating contest from 12-1 PM; there is a $10 entry fee

1 PM: Kids Game – Diaper Derby: Earn bragging rights while your diaper-clad child races others down a short stretch of track

1-2 PM: Stand Up Paddle (SUP) Board Races at Rotary Park – East of the festival grounds, bring your own SUP board for fun and competition on the water; supplies are limited for those without a board

1-2 PM: Freeze Statues -Human statues await your attention, so that they can tell you facts about the historical person they are portraying once you acknowledge them

1-3 PM: Kids Colonial Games – You’re invited to participate in games played by children from the colonial era of America’s history

2-4 PM: Live Music – Fancy That ft. Lise White (Jazz, Swing, Rock, Country, Americana and Originals)

2-4 PM: Kayak Races at Aune-Osborn Boat Launch – Bring your own kayak to the boat launch for fun on the water and competition; paddling supplies are limited 

3 PM: Adult Cornhole Tournament – $40 entry fee per two-person team with a cash prize payout to the top three teams. Full details can be found here.

4-6 PM: Live Music – Wednesday Headliners

5 PM: Kids Game – Floating Freighter: Get your boat across the water first by only using water power in this family-friendly kids game

4-7 PM: Pulled Pork BBQ Competition

5 PM: Scavenger Hunt for those 18 and older 

6-7 PM: Freeze Statues -Human statues await your attention, so that they can tell you facts about the historical person they are portraying once you acknowledge them

6-8 PM: Live Music – French Revue

8-10 PM: Live Music – Highway 63 (Rock and Roll)

Sunday, July 22nd Noon-8PM

10 AM-1 PM: Pancake Veterans Breakfast – $7.00 per person will get you a delicious pancake breakfast; proceeds go towards a good cause

Noon – 4 PM: Car Exhibition – Check out neat rides at the 350th Festival

Noon – 6 PM: Escape Your Fate Tent – You are fully immersed into a 350th-themed game; you will need to use a combination of creative and logical thinking, communication, and interaction with both your surroundings and your teammates (up to 10 people) to solve the puzzle. You will have 20 mins to find the clues and solve the puzzles to escape

Noon – 8 PM: Beer Tent – Adult beverages will be served to those 21 and older

Noon – 8 PM: Bouncy House for children

Noon – 8 PM: Sand Castle building competition in the Sand Box for prizes

Noon – 1 PM: Live Music – Jody Gaskin (Native American Music)

1 – 2:30 PM: Live Music – Susan Askwith (Sault Ste. Marie songwriter contest winner)

1 – 3 PM: Kids Colonial Games – You’re invited to participate in games played by children from the colonial era of America’s history

2 – 3 PM: Freeze Statues – Human statues await your attention, so that they can tell you facts about the historical person they are portraying once you acknowledge them

2 – 4 PM: Cupcake Wars – Spectate a competition to see who can make the best cupcake

3 – 5 PM: Live Music – Cross Cut Kings (Roots, Blues, Americana)

4 PM: Pie Eating Contest – This eating competition is open to all and is free to participate in 

6 – 7 PM: Freeze Statues – Human statues await your attention, so that they can tell you facts about the historical person they are portraying once you acknowledge them

6 – 8 PM: Live Music – Thieves in the Night (Classic Rock, Country, Oldies)

Events Throughout the Weekend 

-Beer Tent – Adult beverages will be served to those 21 and older
-Food Trucks – Mobile food vendors will be serving their own unique dishes to paying customers
-Craft Vendors – Check out the one-of-a-kind crafts available through vendors at the festival
-Booths, including:
    Sault Tribe of Chippewa Indians
    Geology 
    Color Mural
    Photo Timeline of Sault Ste. Marie’s History
    Photo Corner – get your picture taken in a historical photo scene
    Bring copies of your historic photos to place on the timeline and share with the community
    Join talks about Sault Ste. Marie’s local water resources
    Chippewa County Historical Society 

Week of Activities 

Monday
6-7 PM: Family-Friendly Scavenger Hunt 
7 PM: Ice Cream Social from Zak’s at the Historic Fire Hall

Tuesday
5 PM: Historical Cricket Games Audience Participation at Aune-Osborn Park
9:30 PM: Glow Yoga 

Wednesday
Chopped Food Competition at the Farmers’ Market downtown
6:30 PM: Story in the Park
7 PM: Music in the Park at the Soo Locks Park

Thursday
6 PM: Tribal Talks at Bayliss Public Library

Friday

The Historic Homes on Water Street near downtown Sault Ste. Marie are open seven days a week from noon until 5 PM. More information can be found here.

350th Sponsorship

Platinum Sponsorship: $3,500.00 or more
The Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians
Bay Mills Indian Community
Soo Locks Boat Tours

Sault Convention and Visitors Bureau
The Interlake Steamship Company
Madigan/Pingatore Insurance Services & Hastings Mutual Insurance
Soo Co-Op Credit Union
Sault Ste. Marie Economic Development Corporation
Eagle Radio
Old Mission Bank
War Memorial Hospital
Interlake Steamship Company

Gold Sponsorship: $1,350.00
Cloverland Electric Cooperative 
Don Wilson and Fremont Insurance
National Office Products 
Superior Fabrication 
Chippewa County Economic Development Corporation
Allstar Graphics
Escape Your Fate

Silver Sponsorship: $700.00
Parkers ACE Hardware
Great Lakes Gifts

Bronze Sponsorship: $350.00
Edge of the Woods Apartments
Wendy’s
Day Makers Salon and Day Spa
Dr. Cooper, Cooper Dental
Northern Transitions
Plaza Motor Motel
Senator Wayne Schmidt

Other Sponsorship

Gregory Gardens & K. Woz Landscaping

Event Sponsorship
Bird’s Eye Outfitters