Tahquamenon Wilderness Canoe Race – September 15

September 10, 2018

Paradise, MI – Race day consists of two MCRA sanctioned races: an individual challenge and a team of two event. The morning starts with a 17 1/2 miles, two-person canoe race. The oarsmen and oarswomen maneuver the waters of the Tahquamenon River from the basin of the Lower Tahquamenon Falls to Lake Superior.

Registration begins at 8:00 AM at the Lower Falls Tahquamenon State Park. Participants may register for the Great Race (C-2) and the individual race (C-1) at this first registration session.

The “Great Race” starts at 9:00 AM from the Lower Falls. All participants must register prior to their event. The one person race (C-1) covers less distance, 6 1/2 miles, starting at 1:30 PM at the Tahquamenon River mouth. Paddling against the current they travel up the river half the distance then return to the river mouth. Registrations will be accepted at 10:00 AM at the river mouth.… Read the rest

Parade of Nations 2018 – September 15

September 10, 2018

Houghton, MI – The 29th annual Parade of Nations, “Global Beats, International Treats,” will take place on September 15th, 2018. The Parade of Nations strives to promote worldwide culture and national awareness in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula through a community-wide annual event that includes a parade and a multicultural festival.

The parade begins at 11 a.m., making its way through Hancock across the Portage Lake Lift Bridge to Houghton. There’s a float contest featuring $600 in cash prizes. Everyone is invited to march with their country.

The gala procession winds up at Dee Stadium, an historic waterfront venue transformed into a global marketplace featuring dozens of food and craft booths and performers from around the world. No-cost children’s activities and meals averaging in the $5–8 price range make this an affordable-yet-exotic family event.… Read the rest

Tahquamenon Wilderness Canoe Race – September 15

September 10, 2018

Paradise, MI – Race day in Paradise, consists of two MCRA sanctioned races: an individual challenge and a team of two event. The morning starts with a 17 1/2 miles, two-person canoe race. The oarsmen and oarswomen maneuver the waters of the Tahquamenon River from the basin of the Lower Tahquamenon Falls to Lake Superior.

Registration begins at 8:00 AM at the Lower Falls Tahquamenon State Park. Participants may register for the Great Race (C-2) and the individual race (C-1) at this first registration session. The “Great Race” starts at 9:00 AM from the Lower Falls. All participants must register prior to their event.… Read the rest