Engineers Day Event Itinerary and Map

9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. – (A) Soo Locks Engineers Day Re-Engineered

  • Portage Ave. Will be closed from Osborn Blvd. to Ferris St.
  • Vendors and informational booths will line the street (see list here)

10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. – (B) Arts, Crafts & Family Fun Fair

  • Located outside of City Hall

10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. – (C) US Coast Guard Open House

  • Entrance through gate on East Water St.

11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. – (D) Chippewa County Historical Society Train Display

  • Located at the Chippewa County Historical Society

2:00 p.m. – (E) Air Station Traverse City helicopter/rescue swimmer demo

  • Can be viewed from George Kemp Marina
Is Soo Locks Engineers Da happening this year?

Yes! Soo Locks Engineers Day is being re-engineered for 2021.

It’s a day we have all been patiently waiting for! Engineers Day is making a triumphant return this summer, albeit in a “re-engineered” format. In partnership with the City of Sault Ste. Marie and the United States Army Corps of Engineers, we are ecstatic to help put on this special event.

Join us on June 25, for a day full of celebration and amazement. Beginning at 9 a.m., a section of West Portage Avenue in between Ferris Street and Gov. Osbourne Boulevard will be closed off to traffic until 6 p.m. We’re looking forward to having over 30 vendors on the street offering water safety information, info on area attractions and a platform for area merchants.

The Soo Locks Park and observation deck will both be open from 9 a.m. until 10 p.m.



Looking for places to park while visiting for Engineers Day? Here is an up-to-date map on parking areas and construction going on in downtown Sault Ste. Marie.

This year, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there are a few precautions being taken for the safety of everyone (including Corps employees and workers on freighters.) There will be no crossing the MacArthur Lock or exploring some of the buildings at the Soo Locks. As a reminder, masks are required to enter the Soo Locks Visitor Center, any indoor stores, restaurants, hotels, and outdoor areas if physical distancing cannot be met to keep workers and visitors safe. Please be patient, be kind and be safe. The City, Corps and CVB can’t wait to have you attend Engineers Day Re-Engineered.

Stay tuned to this page and our Facebook page for more updates on Soo Locks Day: Re-engineered