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Join us for fun-filled family activities at the Thunder Bay Maritime Festival of Sail on July 21-23 at the Great Lakes Maritime Heritage Center in Alpena, Michigan! Free admission. Enjoy tall ships, science vessels, live music by Song of the Lakes, Scholastic News and LaCompagnie, kids’ activities, food trucks, maritime and historical demonstrations, helicopter rides, the world’s largest rubber duck, 10,000 square feet of interactive exhibits, and much more. Shipboard tours and day sails aboard tall ships will be available for an extra fee.


Friday 12:00 – 3:00 pm
Sanctuary Crafts
12:00-1:30 Create-a-Crab
12:00-3:00 ROV drop-in and demonstrations in Tank
2:00 Storytime – Book Readings
Face Painter

Saturday 12:00-3:00 pm
Sanctuary Crafts
10:00-6:00 Helicopter rides
12:00-1:30 Jellyfishing Craft
12:00-3:00 Chalk Art Mural with Art in the Loft
12:00-3:00 ROV drop-in and demonstrations in Tank
1:00-3:00 Alpena Youth Sailing Club offering free sailboat rides
2:00 Storytime – Book Readings
Face Painter

Sunday 12:00-3:00 pm
10:00-3:00 Helicopter rides
Sanctuary Crafts
Home Depot sponsored make and take wood craft
Face Painter


Friday – July 21
4:00 Scholastic News

Saturday – July 22
12:00 La Compagnie
1:00 Song of the Lakes
2:00 La Compagnie
4:00 Song of the Lakes

Sunday – July 23
12:00 Song of the Lakes
2:00 Song of the Lakes


Helicopter Rides $40
Bouncy House Pass $15
Lady Michigan ticket prices (CLICK HERE)
Appledore day sails pricing information (CLICK HERE)
Appledore FREE deck tours – Saturday 10:00-11:00am

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