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Country Christmas Parade Planning Begins!

On Tuesday, June 14th, the first meeting for the Sandusky Country Christmas Parade will be held at the Sandusky District Library starting at 5 p.m.. 

If you or your organization are interested in being a part of the 2016 Country Christmas Parade festivities, please plan on attending, so we can develop an action plan. 

For more details, please email Larry Block, event chair by clicking here
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Here's What's Happening in Sandusky!
This year, the party is going on downtown! Within a 4 block radius, from the 4 corners to Speaker Street, to the park and back up to the courthouse lawn, the vast majority of events will be taking place, with most on Saturday, June 25th!  

Two Big Changes:
Firefighters Beverage Tent is downtown
Friday and Saturday, serving traditional fare plus Elk Street Brewery microbrews & food!

Thumb Festival Parade is Saturday at 5 p.m., on M-46 from Jerry's to DQ
Here is the list of activities!

Wednesday, June 22nd: 

Garden Walk presented by the Sandusky Arts Council at 6 p.m., tickets $5.00 For details, click here.

Thursday, June 23rd:

Citywide Garage Sales, to get on the map, register for free at the city building by June 15th. You'll get signs, on the printed map, and free promotion!

Glow Walk at dusk at Diamond Trail Park, proceeds to benefit Eva’s Place

Friday, June 24th:

Citywide Garage Sales, maps available in local papers. 

Merchant Sidewalk Sales Downtown stores 10 a.m. til 6 p.m.

Senior Fair, held at Maple Valley School from 10 a.m. til 2 p.m., all are welcome! Free health screenings, Free entry. 

Bed Races, held downtown on main street at 6 p.m., contact Mark Heberling to join the fun! 648-2818. Beds provided by Chamber.

Sandusky Firefighters Beverage Tent, downtown on S. Elk, 6 p.m. til midnight, featuring live music, microbrews and food from Elk Street Brewery, Corn hole and Horseshoes, live music and more!

Lawn Chair Music at the Gazebo at 7 p.m., sponsored by Sandusky Arts Council

Live Fire Show by Sunshine Fire Entertainment at 9:30 p.m. in front of Elk Street Brewery downtown

Saturday, June 25th is the big day!

Sandusky Car Show on Courthouse Lawn from 10 a.m. til 6 p.m., www.sanduskycarshow.com  32 Trophies, $15 registration. Concession and proceeds to benefit the Sanilac County Animal Control Shelter.

Sandusky Craft Show downtown on South Elk, 10 a.m. til 6 p.m., featuring all handmade, artisan, handcrafted and upcycled items. FREE admission. Get registration form and details here. Proceeds to benefit the Sanilac County 4H Shooting Sports. 

RARE Motorcycle Show & Poker Run, Lincoln Street downtown, registration 9 a.m. til 2 p.m., then poker run. proceeds benefit local cancer patients and their families. Register online here. 

Chicken BBQ downtown, funds go to local cancer patients through Nancy Hemmi Marcus Cancer Fund.

Firefighters Beverage Tent downtown on South Elk, 10 a.m. til midnight, free entertainment throughout the day including open mic/live music/DJ., Stein holding contest from 6-11p.m., Corn Hole open all day with tournament from 5-9 p.m., Horseshow tournament starting at 9. Proceeds to benefit Sandusky Fire Department. 

Kids Fun Day with FREE games, bouncy houses, activities, snow cones, and more! Located on West Speaker Street from 10 a.m. til 2 p.m. Presented by local groups dedicated to children. 

Splash Pad Grand Opening with Free Ice Cream Cones at the park, 2 p.m.

Thumb Festival Parade at 5 p.m., lineup at Jerry’s Foodland starting 3:30 p.m., heading east on M-46

Merchant Sidewalk Sales downtown all day

Food Trucks and Vendor Sales, City Parking Lot by Sanilac Pharmacy 10-6

Live Music downtown from 10 a.m. til 5 p.m.

Antique Tractor Show & Kids Pedal Pull at Tri County Equipment from 10 a.m. til 2 p.m.

Mustang Stampede at Tubbs Brothers, 11 a.m.. Contact Todd Tessmer for details 648-0000. 

ORV Fun Run, 9 a.m. til 2 p.m., Starts at Firebird Theater, $10 entry, proceeds to benefit Search & Rescue

5K Run/Walk 7:30 a.m. at Diamond Trail Park, proceeds to benefit the Lifesong Churchyouth group. 

Softball/Baseball games at city park, 9:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.

Thumb Elite Athletics Grand Opening, special events throughout the day

Thumb Bio Energy Open House 10 a.m.-4 p.m., serving food. Located at 155 Orval Drive

SPECTACULAR FIREWORKS SHOW at dusklit off on the east city limits. Great viewing at the industrial park, Stoutenburg Road, Campbell Road, Firebird Theater lot, and east end businesses. Presented by all volunteer Sandusky Fireworks Committee with funds raised throughout the year. 

Sunday, June 26th:

Sandusky Airport Fly-In and Pancake Breakfast, 7 a.m. til noon at the Sandusky Airport on North Sandusky Road. Come check out the new terminal! 

Community Church Service & Concert at 5 p.m. at the gazebo on the courthouse lawn. Concert featuring the Forester Brothers, and church service with Pastor Brian Cuddie. Hamburger/hotdog cookout fundraiser after the service, all are welcome to attend.