St. Ignace Car Show Weekend is undergoing some major changes this year to prepare for the potential of continued gathering restrictions and to keep safety first and foremost. The Car Show, which has taken place over the last weekend of June for 45 years, has been a staple in the car world since its inception.
Unlike other shows, St. Ignace offers unparalleled views of Lake Huron and Mackinac Island and typically includes the complete shutdown of Main Street. However, things will look a little different this year. In an effort to keep safety first in mind, St. Ignace will not be shutting down Main Street for the 2021 show. Instead, they will host a series of cruises or “fun runs” throughout the Eastern Upper Peninsula from June 24–27.
“When exploring ideas for the 2021 show, rather than put together an event that might happen, we felt it more important to create an event that would happen no matter what,” says show ambassador Murray Pfaff. “We are all adapting and finding new ways to still have fun and enjoy our favorite hobbies. This was a no-brainer.”
The St. Ignace “Cruise Show” Weekend will include five scheduled cruises with Cruise Captains, Motor Medics and designated stops and points of interest along the way. Cruise destinations include Paradise, Sault Ste. Marie, Hessel/Cedarville, Naubinway, Muscle on the Mac Bridge Cruise and a Homeward Bound downstate cruise through the Tunnel of Trees in Harbor Springs. Additionally, they will still be hosting a drive-in-style movie on Thursday night. There will also be a vendor village and featured vehicle hosting the Pfaff Designs St. Ignace Cup and special guests (depending on restrictions).
“We’re really excited to pull this event together,” says St. Ignace Visitors Bureau Events Director Quincy Ranville. “It’s new, it’s fresh and it’s a safe way to enjoy our favorite summer event.”