Michigan City Celebrates Semiseptcentennial – Wait, what’s a Semiseptcentennial?
Michigan's oldest city is flaunting its age this month (July 2018) celebrating its semiseptcentennial. Perhaps you remember the Michigan sesquicentennial, or celebration of 150 years of statehood. So what exactly is a semiseptcentennial?
Turns out that's the proper name for a 350 year anniversary - the milestone that Sault Ste. Marie is marking.
The Sault News reports that the weekend of July 20 marks the celebration.
“This is the culmination of the 350th,” said organizer Mary Jo DuVall. “It’s a family-friendly event. There’ll be music, food and a beer tent. There will be plenty of activities for children, and some historic booths.”
Beginning at 4 p.m. on July 20, Aune-Osborn Park will be transformed into scenic festival grounds overlooking the St. Marys River off Riverside Drive. The 20th and 21st dates will run until 10 p.m. with the 22nd, a Sunday, going until 8 p.m.
So if you can fit 350 candles on a cake, celebrate with the Soo.