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Protecting Lake Superior: Free Michigan Concert

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The Boreal Chamber Symphony lights up the northern night in concert to protect Lake Superior; Organizers hope annual Lake Superior Day concerts will encircle biggest Great Lake.

(Marquette, Michigan) - It was standing room only for the debut of the Boreal Chamber Symphony in Marquette, Michigan in a benefit concert to protect Lake Superior.

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The Lake Superior Day concert was sponsored by the Superior Watershed Partnership and the Cedar Tree Institute and honored the Earth Keeper Initiative that the two Marquette non-profit organizations founded in 2004.

Nearly 400 people attended the free three-hour concert Sunday night (July 15, 2007) that raised thousands of dollars for the Lake Superior Defense Fund.

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River Days a success, officials say; bigger '08 event planned

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By Erin Chan

The first Detroit International River Days ended a little early when the sky dumped water all over the festivities, but that by no means made the outdoor party a washout.

Between the time the festival and the east riverfront officially opened Friday morning with the snip of a blue ribbon to the time the pouring rain forced rides to shut down early Wednesday afternoon, about 700,000 people came down to check out the festivities, organizers said, triple the number they had hoped for.  more...



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Detroit International River Days Events

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Detroit International River Days starts this weekend and is loaded with plenty of activites.

Click the links below to learn about the fun downtown!

     

     

     

      

Don't Forget the Target Fireworks!



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Ultimate Air Dogs Will be at at Detroit River Days!

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Ultimate Air Dogs is one of the premier dock jumping organizations in the country.

Based right here in Michigan, Ultimate Air Dogs puts on professional events that draw in thousands of spectators while maintaining a family friendly atmosphere. Long distance jumping is the main featured event. It is showcased in different rounds called “Splashes”. Another event is the Ultimate Vertical and it is a fast growing exhilarating sport that is becoming a crowd favorite.

The Ultimate Air Dogs will be featured at the Detroit International River Days June 22 – 25, 2007.



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Longest stretch of Detroit International Riverfront opens today

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The longest stretch of promenade yet for the Detroit International Riverfront opened this morning much as it was built: quietly, serenely, and with those fortunate enough to discover it, blown away by its beauty but tranquilly so.
 
To them, this was the opening of more than just a stretch of concrete. It was a reminder that Detroit, at its core, is a river city.  more...
 


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DTE Parade of Lights

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On Saturday, June 23, boaters from across the state of Michigan are invited to exhibit their decorated sailboats and powerboats in the inaugural DTE Energy Parade of Lights. Organized in partnership with the Detroit Yacht Club, this spectacular display of boats will light up the Detroit River beginning at 10 p.m., so guests and spectator boats should arrive early for a great viewing position. This incredible sight will be coming to the City of Detroit for the first time ever, and will be patterned after the very successful Venetian Night, which has become a great annual tradition and spectacle in Chicago on Lake Michigan.  More...


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Celebrating Paddling and Nature - Mark Your Calendar

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Hiawatha Paddling Festival, September 14th-16th, 2007

Jessie Hadley of Woods & Water Ecotours and the Les Cheneaux Islands Community invite you to attend this exciting new paddling festival in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula Les Cheneaux Islands. It will be a rich blend of the combined elements learned from the woods and water. Professionals in the kayaking and canoeing field will present an unbeatable venue for learning and enrichment. The event is designed to be fun, comfortable, safe facilitated by the very best instructors in the Midwest.   More...



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Get your fill of gators at Boat Show

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GRAND RAPIDS -- Are you an uptempo Styx "Come Sail Away" type or the laid-back Christopher Cross "Sailing" sort?

Do you see yourself in a hot-rod-style speedboat or a drop-anchor-and-relax fishing boat?

Do your extreme water sports lean more toward wave-jumping on a wakeboard or hugging an alligator?

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2007 Chicago Maritime Festival

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2007 Chicago Maritime Festival
Saturday, February 24
Chicago History Museum
1601 N. Clark Street, Chicago
www.chicagomaritimefestival.org



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Detroit Yacht Club Sponsors Two Hydroplanes In 2006 Gold Cup Race

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  DETROIT, July 7, 2006 – The Detroit Yacht Club, the premier site to view the 2006 Chrysler Jeep Superstores Detroit APBA Gold Cup races, is the sponsor of two boats for the 102nd annual Gold Cup races which will be held on July 14 – 16 on the Detroit River. This is the ninth consecutive year the DYC has had an entry in the Gold Cup.

This is the first time the DYC has sponsored two boats in one race. Formerly the “Miss Budweiser” unlimited hydroplanes, the boats are the U5 “Detroit Yacht Club presents Miss Formula Boats.com” and the U7 “Dick Scott Automotive Group presents Miss Detroit Yacht Club.”

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Bay Harbor Concours Festival

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The Bay Harbor Concours Festival is happening June 23rd - 24th.  Friday night features a new event - the Northern Michigan Dream Cruise. The public is invited to bring their classic cars and muscle cars and cruise the streets of Bay Harbor.  There will be 50s-style food, activities for children, and the Jelly Roll Blues Band performs live from 6 pm-10 pm.

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The 4th annual Bay Harbor In-Water Boat Show

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The 4th annual Bay Harbor In-Water Boat Show is happening June 16th - 18th. We can't think of a better way to spend time with dad than at the largest boat show in northern Michigan. Check out in-water displays showcasing personal water crafts to mega yachts and peruse on-land displays offering custom made furniture and beds, nautical art, kayaks, hoists, and more. Over 70 exhibitors are on hand. Admission is free! Hours are Friday, June 16th:  3 pm-7 pm,  Saturday, June 17th: 10 am-7 pm, Sunday, June 18th: 10 am-3 pm.  For more information, please call 231-439-2544 or visit bayharbor.com


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Spring Boating Expo Management Targets Show Goers

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Spring Boating Expo Management Targets Show Goers as Supporters for November’s General Election Proposal One

LIVONIA, Mich, March 15, 2006. – Hundreds of boats are currently moving into the new Rock Financial Showplace for the 14th Annual Spring Boating Expo, scheduled for March 16 – 19, 2006. Show management is counting on more than 15,000 boating enthusiasts to visit this event and intends to utilize this audience to help push Proposal One, which will be on the general election ballot on November 7, 2006.

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14th Annual Spring Boating Expo

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14th Annual Spring Boating Expo

Last Call for Summmer Fun! and Pre-season Pricing on hundreds of boats!

Don't miss the 14th Annual Spring Boating Expo scheduled for March 16 - 19, 2006 at the new Rock Financial Showplace, Novi, MI (just west of Novi Road on Grand River).

Featuring: Hundreds of new 2006 and new overstocked 2005 model boats, motors, and trailers - PRICED TO SELL!! More than 100 exhibitors under one roof, showing boats for wakeboarding, skiing, fishing, and cruising; personal watercraft; electronics; accessories; dockage; canvas; docks; hoists and much, much more. Plus, this show is the time to buy with bargain prices, low interest rates, and financing on the spot.

Special Attractions include: Catch & Release Fishing at the Huck Fin Trout Pond and the Discover Boating Center. Kids get in free everyday and on Saturdays and Sundays they can shake a paw with Salty Dog and laugh with Willie T. Clown.

Hours: Thursday, Friday: 2pm - 9pm; Saturday: 10am - 9pm; Sunday: 10am - 6pm
Admission: Adults $8.00, Children Under 12 Free with Adult Save $1 if you buy your tickets online at www.springboatingexpo.net

GMC Official Vehicle of the 14th Annual Spring Boating Expo

GMC Trucks Bring Professional Grade Capabilities to the New Rock Financial Showplace in Novi, MI, March 16 - 19, 2006. The sponsorship showcases the relationship between GMC's lineup of professional grade trucks and outdoor enthusiasts. Read more.

Free USA Olympic Cap for First 120 People Each Day
As an extra incentive, the first 120 people attending the show each day will receive a free USA Olympic cap valued at $22.00 retail.



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Last Call for Summer Fun!

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Don't miss the 14th Annual Spring Boating Expo scheduled for March 16 - 19, 2006 at the new Rock Financial Showplace, Novi, MI (just west of Novi Road on Grand River).

Featuring: Hundreds of new 2006 and new overstocked 2005 model boats, motors, and trailers - PRICED TO SELL!!   More than 100 exhibitors under one roof, showing boats for skiing, fishing, and cruising; personal watercraft; electronics; accessories; dockage; canvas; docks; hoists and much, much more.  Pluse, this show is the time to buy boat show with bargain prices, low interest rates, and financing on the spot.  more...

 



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