Rendezvous in the Sault

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Date(s) - Sat, Jul 25, 2020 - Sun, Jul 26, 2020
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

City Hall



Rendezvous in the Sault is a living history event that takes place along Historic Water Street at the City Hall Grounds and at the Historic Homes.

Over 160 local and visiting historical re-enactors, blacksmiths, musicians, entertainers, and merchants will set up camps and displays with presentations and demonstrations on military and civilian life in the period of 1668-1840.

Food, music, dancing, cannon firing, drum and fife corps, puppet shows, storytelling, crafts, and games will be just some of the fun things to see and do on Saturday and Sunday of the last full weekend of July.  Among the many items of special interest are presentations by the Michigan Surveyor’s Reenactment Group who will display early surveying equipment and maps and discuss the methods used to survey Michigan and a free concert on the lawn of City Hall on Saturday evening; there’s something new every year, and this year will be no different!

Continuing down Water Street to the Historic Homes of John and Susan Johnston, Henry Rowe Schoolcraft, and Bishop Frederic Baraga, local Historical Society docents offer accounts of the lives of these early Sault residents. Music, children’s games, crafts, and activities will be just some of the fun things to do.

Rendezvous in the Sault is an annual event presented by the Chippewa County Historical Society in cooperation with the City of Sault Ste. Marie.

The planning and authenticity of encampments will be under the direction of the French Colonial Heritage Society of Port Huron, Michigan.  Visit Historic Water Street for more information; information on the link will be updated as plans and schedules develop.