Public Events

Dance Party and Art On The River

Information written and provided by Dawn Marie Renaker Cooper -Vice President of Citizens for a Vibrant Community (CVC):

Now that I have your attention: let me say this is a weekend to enjoy and party like it is 1999. Yes, there is an awesome Dance Party on Friday, June 8, 2018 starting at 7pm at 301 Quay Street Port Huron Michigan.   Come and join Citizens for a Vibrant Community (CVC) Art on the River for our first annual River Dance Party with DJ Lee Hoffman from Ultimate Sounds.  A special guest will be joining the party as well.   Can we say HOCKEY as in Detroit Red Wings Darren McCarty of the Detroit Red Wings.  He will be joining us from 7:30pm – 9pm June 8.  This will be a spectacular fun time to meet Darren McCarty.   The party starts at 7pm sharp and ends at 11:00pm.  Enjoy for purchase cool beverages at the beverage tent with Andy Bakko of Wolverine Market.


Saturday, June 9, 2018 begins the 8th Annual Art on the River, at the same location as the Dance Party, 301 Quay Street in Downtown Port Huron. This is a celebration of Music and Art-all in one place.  Here you can take a leisurely stroll along the river side and enjoy beautiful fine art, unique creative decorations made out of glass or heirloom spoon turned into a piece of wearable art.  We will have a home-town featured artist this year.  Come and meet Earl Robinette who was a professor of ART at SC4.   Earl’s work can be found throughout the United States and Canada in several Private Collections. Earl was honored in 1993 by the Royal Water Color Society of England.  Art on the River is very honored to have Mr Robinette join us for our event. During the entire day we will be having LIVE BANDS of all genre’s performing from 12noon-11pm at night.  The featured band this year is Barbara Payton at 8:30pm.  She is an amazing vocal artist who has been singing with Bob Seeger for several years and has a band of her own. Saturday brings other celebrities to our function.  From 1-5 pm come and meet Tony White, who will be showcasing his works of art.  Tony is better known by his ring name-Tony Atlas, an American bodybuilder, power lifter and professional wrestler who has held multiple titles and championships in each sport.  Saturday, June 9 from 3-5pm  Ron Simmons will be joining Art on the River to meet and greet the public.  Ron is a retired professional wrestler and football player.   His ring name is Faarooq Asaad and Faarooq.  He is currently signed to the WWE under a Legends Program and inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame by Bradshaw in 2012.   On Saturday and Sunday Art on the River will also have a children’s tent, provided by HOME DEPOT of Fort Gratiot Michigan.

On Sunday, June 10, 2018 the artist and crafters will be selling their “art on the river” in the same location at 301 Quay street Down Town Port Huron.  Sunday June 10 from 1-3pm come and meet the Legendary mascot of the Detroit Lions, ROARY.  Detroit’s own favorite fun-loving lion and get a lion hug from ROARY.  On Sunday, June 10 from 12noon– time of blast off we will have the 501st Star Wars joining us for Pictures and perhaps a few Jedi Mind Tricks in the process.  Starting at 12noon on Sunday we will have several LIVE BANDS playing, finishing the event with a local favorite band, Los Gringos. There will be a Beverage Tent open both days with Andy Bakko of Wolverine Market serving a special selection of cool drinks for purchase. Come and enjoy this weekend hosted by Citizens for a Vibrant Community. To see even more about the event (or to find out the best places to park), visit


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