Dates set for Rock the Dock events

ESCANABA — Two Rock the Dock events will take place this summer. July 6 through 8 and Aug. 3 through 5. Local bands will play each Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Saturday will be focused on a kids’ day with face painting, obstacle bounce house, first down game, quarterback toss game, Bay de Noc Great Lakes Sportsfishermen fish pond, petting zoo and Bonifas Art Center art projects.

Letters From Home will perform on Saturday, July 7. Food vendors will also be on site for both events.

“Without our supportive local sponsors, these events would not be possible,” Recreation Director Kim Peterson said. Current sponsors include Meijer, Engineered Machined Products, City of Escanaba, Downtown Development Authority, Chamber of Commerce and Bays de Noc Convention and Visitors Bureau.

New this year will be a golf ball drop on Saturday, Aug. 4, at 1 p.m. at the municipal dock. The Escanaba Recreation Department and Big Brothers/Big Sisters of the Bay Area have partnered up for this fundraiser. There will be 600 golf balls dropped at $25 each. With over $7,500 in cash and prizes being awarded. Dombrowski Tree Service will be conducting the golf ball drop.

Bands Currently Booked are:

Say What – July 6

Sit Down Francis – July 7

Heartland Express – July 8

Where’s Gary – Aug. 3

Bad Munkee – Aug. 4