Fun for the whole family!

June 17-20, 2021

Get ready to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Portage Lake Lift Bridge, right here in Houghton-Hancock, Michigan. 

Our Bridgefest Committee has been closely monitoring the ever-evolving COVID-19 crisis. Based on the high degree of uncertainty about the coming months — in the best interest of the general public, the safety of our volunteers, vendors and the groups that are involved — it’s with a heavy heart that we must announce the cancellation of this summer’s 33rd Annual Bridgefest Celebration (scheduled for June 18th-21st, 2020).

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Helicopter Rides  •  Live Music  •   Fireworks  •   Parade  • Inflatable games • Laser Tag  •  Classic Car Show  •  Touch-A-Truck

About the Festival

Bridgefest is a weekend celebration of the Portage Lake Lift Bridge and the communities that it connects. Bridgefest is in its 33rd year of this annual celebration, with this year being its 60 year dedication of the Bridge!

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Get Involved

Bridgefest relies on its generous sponsors, supporters, volunteers, and various vendors. Please consider getting involved! 

News and Announcements

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Bridgefest Sponsors & Partners

This celebration of our communities couldn’t take place without the support of our generous sponsors.

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Partner-Level Sponsors

Fireworks-Level Sponsors