Visitors to the 2019 Shanty Days festival can expect to see fireworks return to light up the Algoma skies on Sunday Aug. 11, 2019, scheduled at dusk.

Shanty Days, now in its 33rd year, is a three-day festival that takes place on the shore of Lake Michigan. It includes a parade, car cruise, juried arts and crafts fair, food, music, 5K, beach volleyball tournament, teen stage, pool tournament, fishing contest and more. Headlining acts include Johnny Wad, Spicy Tie Band, and Spice.

The fireworks are sponsored by the Algoma Area Chamber of Commerce with special support from Olson Fabrication.

Because of high water in the launch area, the fireworks were replaced by a drone light show last summer. Organizers opted to return to the more traditional route for 2019.

More information about Shanty Days can be found at

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