Free Fishtown Tug Building Workshops

The Friends of Fishtown are celebrating the 10th year of the Annual Fishtown 5K on Saturday, July 21 – 9am. In honor of this, they have declared 2018 “The Year of the Tug.” In addition to the usual medals given at the 5K, specific medals will be given for best fish tug costumes as well as the first three tugs to cross the finish line. You are also welcome to walk with them in the Leland 4th of July parade wearing your tug, joining a fleet of vessels along the parade route.

We will be having two FREE fish tug costume building workshops, one on Thursday, June 28 from 1-4pm, and another on Tuesday, June 10 from 1-4pm. Both events will take place in the Leland Township Library Munnecke Room. You can make your tug as historically accurate, or as creative as you would like, including decorating strollers and wagons. Materials such as paint, cardboard, twine, tape, and brushes will be available, as well as directions and hands-on help. You can bring materials of your own as well. This event is open to people of all ages. If you cannot stay for the event you are welcome to take cardboard construction materials to decorate at home.

This will be a great way to learn about Fishtown’s tugs past and present and help support the Fishtown Preservation Society. For more information call (231) 256-8878 or go to