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Bass, Brews, and BBQ Festival

 
 

FLW Fishing Tournament

Macomb County is partnering with the Sterling Heights Regional Chamber of Commerce, Detroit Sports Commission, Huron-Clinton Metroparks and NASH FM 93.1 Detroit to bring the Bass, Brews & BBQ Festival back to Macomb County June 29 to July 1, at Lake St. Clair Metropark. The festival is a complement to the 2018 FLW Tour presented by Mercury which takes place on Lake St. Clair June 28 - July 1.

Lake St. Clair is a frequent stop for fishing tournaments, as it boasts millions of smallmouth and largemouth bass that grow to an average of two pounds. According to avid bass anglers, the smallmouth bass fishing on Lake St. Clair is nothing short of spectacular because once the summer patterns have settled in, it’s not uncommon to catch 40-60 bass in a four-hour period.

The festival portion allows guests to enjoy the fishing tournament as well as:

  • craft beer
  • live music
  • tours aboard the Pride of Michigan, an 81-foot former U.S. Navy training vessel
  • several interesting vendors displaying their offerings
  • some of the best barbecue and food from our area’s top restaurants
  • family fun and more!

The festival is open to the public. 

All Events are Free! Metroparks Entry Pass Required.

Schedule of Events

FLW Tour Daily Schedule

  • Thursday – Sunday: Anglers take off at 6:30 a.m.
  • Weigh-in: 
    • Thursday/Friday at 2:30 p.m.
    • Saturday/Sunday at 4:00 p.m.

Bass, Brews & BBQ Festival Schedule

  • Friday: 12:00 – 6:30 p.m.
  • Saturday: 12:00 – 7:00 p.m.
  • Sunday: 12:00 - 6:30 p.m.

Thursday, June 28

  • 6:30 a.m. - Anglers take off
  • 2:30 p.m. - Weigh-in

Friday, June 29

  • 6:30 a.m. - Anglers take off
  • Noon - Beer and other beverages tent opens; food concessions
  • 1:00 p.m. - Entertainment in beer tent
  • 2:30 p.m. - Weigh-in
  • 5:30 p.m. - Entertainment in beer tent

Saturday, June 30

  • 6:30 a.m. - Anglers take off
  • 9:00 a.m - 11 a.m. Unified Fishing Derby - Details to come
  • Noon - Beer and other beverages tent opens; food concessions
  • 1:00 p.m. - Entertainment in beer tent
  • 4:00 p.m. - Weigh-in
  • 5:30 – Close - Entertainment in beer tent

Sunday, July 1

  • 6:30 a.m. - Anglers take off
  • Noon - Beer and other beverages tent opens; food concessions
  • 1:00 p.m. - Entertainment in beer tent
  • 4:00 p.m. - Weigh-in
  • 6:30 p.m. - 9 p.m. - Entertainment in Thomas Welsh Activity Center

Lake Saint Clair Metropark

31300 Metro Pkwy, Harrison Charter Township, MI 48045

Visit Detroit

Detroit Sports Commission

 

WJRAM

NashFM

 

Sterling Heights Regional Chamber of Commerce

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2018 Sponsors/Exhibitors

Renewal By Anderson

Compass Self Storage

Oakmont Parkway

Manpower

Sterling Heights Regional Chamber of Commerce

Macomb County

Detroit Institute of Arts

Detroit Metro Convention & Visitors Bureau -Detroit Sports Commission Land-Rover Vehicle

Lake St. Clair Metropark

NASH FM

WJR

Macomb Daily

Food Vendors

Dickey’s BBQ Pit

Hog Wild BB & Catering

Detroit BBQ Co.

Shuck ‘N’ Ladder

Grillwich Tot Stop

GoCheeze

Kettle Express