MUNISING, Mich. (WJMN) – Pictured Rocks Days and Yoopers Ride Free will be returning for 2022 after a two-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The festival is to take place on Saturday and Sunday, June 11-12 at Binsfeld Bayshore Park in Munising.

The two-day event is hosted by the Alger County Chamber of Commerce in partnership with Pictured Rocks Cruises, which offers free Pictured Rocks boat tours to Upper Peninsula residents. Tickets will be issued on a first-come, first-served basis with a limit of 1,000 free tickets available per day weather depending. To obtain your free ticket, you must present a photo ID with an Upper Peninsula address in-person at the Pictured Rocks Cruises’ ticket office, located at 100 City Park Drive, Munising.

“Pictured Rocks Cruises is looking forward to participating in one of the Upper Peninsula premier summer events. We hope many folks will enjoy the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, good music, activities, and the many vendors,” said John Madigan, General Manager of Pictured Rocks Cruises.

The festival will offer live music from Troy Graham, the DayDreamers, Strung Together, Frank An Da Beanz, and Whiskey Ryan and Catfish Kennedy; food trucks; a petting zoo; bounce houses; arts and crafts; and other fun throughout the entire weekend.

“We are excited after two years to be back with music, food, vendors, and activities for all ages,” said Kathy Reynolds, CEO of the Alger County Chamber of Commerce. “We know that now, more than ever, people are ready to get together at a great location for a fun-filled weekend. My advice is, come on down, you don’t want to miss it.”

For more information about the event or to be a vendor contact the Alger County Chamber of Commerce at (906) 387-2138 or visit

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