There is no other event like this in all of the Great Lakes because our sturgeon population is like no other in all of the Great Lakes! Organized by Friends of the St. Clair River, the annual Blue Water Sturgeon Festival is a collaboration of natural resource agencies, government, industry, scientists, and anglers connected by a shared goal of restoring fish and wildlife populations to higher levels of abundance in the St. Clair River.
Sturgeon Festival is a free one-day event centered on providing close encounters with the “Giants of the Great Lakes”. Typically held the last weekend in May, guests can browse a dozen indoor & outdoor displays with hands-on activities, drop-in a workshop, touch live sturgeon and other native fish, and get a glimpse of these prehistoric fish on our exclusive Huron Lady Sturgeon Cruise. During the Sturgeon Cruise, guests can watch lake sturgeon swimming in the St. Clair River via live video feed by Gregory A.D. Big screen televisions on deck allow guests a personal view of the action. Enjoy the St. Clair River and the beautiful expanse of Lake Huron on this 2-hour cruise narrated by fisheries scientists and experts.