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Fri, Jun 16



Bridge Fest 2023

We'll see you at Bridge Fest in Houghton and Hancock from June 15 - June 18. Volunteers will be out and about gathering petitions signatures. Stop by, say hello to your fellow Democrats and learn more about getting involved.

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Bridge Fest 2023
Bridge Fest 2023

Time & Location

Jun 16, 2023, 11:00 AM EDT – Jun 17, 2023, 9:00 PM EDT

Hancock, Portage Canal Lift Bridge, Hancock, MI, USA

About the event

Bridgefest was organized to celebrate the Portage Lake Lift Bridge, which officially opened in 1959. The Bridge is a vital link between the communities of Houghton and Hancock, and is a gateway to the rest of the historic Keweenaw Peninsula.

The bridge officially opened for traffic in 1959, and was formally dedicated with a large celebration on June 25, 1960. Marching bands and troop columns paraded across the bridge, and the jet tankers and fighters flew over the structure.

Bridgefest is to present a family-friendly weekend celebration of the Portage Lake Lift Bridge and the communities that it connects. Bridgefest is celebrated annually Father‘s Day weekend. It kicks off the first week of summer and tourist season! Bridgefest provides live entertainment, food booths, craft vendors, a community parade, fireworks, water activities, classic car show, a 5K fun run, kids games and more – all friendly, family fun activities that enrich the cultural, economic, health and social vitality of the region.

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