After careful deliberation, we have decided to cancel Bridgefest 2021, which was scheduled for June 17-20th. We feel there are too many uncertainties about the pandemic at this time, and we don’t know what limitations and restrictions we may face again this season due to social distancing requirements. Big events which draw thousands of people to the Keweenaw, take months of planning and with there still being many uncertainties, we feel it is best to hold off another year.  We want to ensure Bridgefest remains not only a safe event, but a successful event as well.  

Fun for the whole family!

June 16-19, 2022

Get ready to celebrate the 62nd Anniversary of the Portage Lake Lift Bridge, right here in Houghton-Hancock, Michigan.


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 34th year of this annual celebration, with this year being its 61st year dedication of the Bridge!

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

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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