Rendezvous at the Straits Powwow
Phone: 800-338-6660 Contact: St. Ignace Visitors Bureau
A Rendezvous at the Straits French Voyager Reenactment and Powwow, a family event celebrating the history of the St. Ignace area, will take place Friday, August 22, through Sunday, August 24, 2014, at the Father Marquette National Memorial, just off US-2 west of I-75 in St. Ignace. Admission is $4.00 for elders, children 5 and under are free, and $5.00 for everyone else. This is really two events in one -- part French voyager re-enactment and part traditional Powwow. Visit the French encampments, watch demonstrations, visit vendors displaying authentic wares, and enjoy the sights and sounds of Native dancing and drumming ceremonies. Traditional Native American food will be available. Topping off Saturday’s activities will be fireworks over the bay at 10:00 p.m. in downtown St. Ignace!
The blessing of the grounds will take place Friday, August 22, at 12:00 p.m. Grand Entrance will be at 12:00 p.m. both Saturday and Sunday.
This family event is to be alcohol and drug free. It is sponsored by the St. Ignace Events Committee, the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians, the Michilimackinac Historical Society, and Kewadin Casinos.