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2023 Caseville Shanty Days: Events, Things to Do

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Caseville Shanty Days

Caseville Shanty Days, the Michigan thumb’s favorite winter celebration is here!

What do you get when you combine a fun Michigan winter festival with ice fishing, broom ball, and icy dips into Lake Huron’s Saginaw Bay?

You get Caseville Shanty Days, a weekend-long festival in Michigan’s thumb that’s jammed packed with opportunities for outdoor fun in the fresh winter air.

Started in 2019, this popular festival is the Thumb area’s largest winter carnival, filled with fun activities ranging from a snowball toss and polar bear dip to ice fishing contests and fireworks.

The 31st annual “Shanty Days” festival runs February 17- 18, 2023 in downtown Caseville, MI. Please note that a $5 button, which can be purchased at most local businesses, is required to participate in most activities.

Read on for a complete schedule of activities for Caseville’s Shanty Days 2023.

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Caseville Shanty Days

Caseville Shanty Days Events Schedule

2/17/2023 Shanty Days Photo Contest
Location: Caseville Chamber Office
Email Shanty Days- themed picture(s) to [email protected]; Deadline 4:00 p.m. 2/28/23; Amateur & Professional Prize $50 per category

2/17 – 2/18/2023 Shanty Days
Location: Caseville Breakwall
2/17/2023 Live Entertainment
5:00 – 9:00 PM
Location: Beachy’s

2/17/2023 Entertainment and Drink Specials
9:00 PM
Location: Dufty’s Blue Water Inn

2/18/2023 Ice Fishing Contest
9:30 am – 5:30 pm
Location: 40-mile radius of Caseville
No pre-registration required. Free Fishing – Michigan Free Fishing -No License Required Feb. 19th & 20th Contest for biggest walleye, lake trout, perch & pike. $50 & $30 each category, awarded on Sunday. Shanty Day Button Required to Weigh Fish. Coordinated by Walsh’s Gun & Tackle

2/18/2023 Broom Ball
11:00 AM
Location: Harbor St. (near the Breakwall)

2/18/2023 Snowball Toss
10:00 PM
Location: Caseville Resort & Marina

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2/18/2023 Ladder Jam
Following Polar Dip
Location: Caseville Resort & Marina

2/18/2023 Tug Of War
11:00 AM
Location: Caseville Resort & Marina
Coordinated by DJ’s Portable Toilet Rentals & Septic System Service. Shanty Day Button required. No charge to participate. Plaques awarded. 16 and up.

2/18/2023 8th Annual Antique & Vintage Snowmobile Show
11:00 – 4:00 PM
Location: Memorial/ City Park
Sponsored by Key North Surf Shop & Caseville Chamber of Commerce – Come and check out the snowmobiles and get warm by the bonfire. Plaque awarded.

2/18/2023 Entertainment & Beer Tent
11:00 – 8:00 PM
Location: Harbor St. (near Breakwall)
Shanty Day Button Needed – $5 DJ Dave LeMaster Multiple 50/50 Raffles with CASH prizes. Proceeds to Caseville Area Chamber of Commerce

2/18/2023 Polar Bear Dip – May Be Cancelled Due to Weather
11:04 Following Winter Games
Location: Caseville Resort & Marina
Sponsored by WLEW AM/FM, Blue Water Spas & Pools, DJ’s Portable Toilets,Halfway Fence Co. & Assistance by The Caseville Fire Department Cold Water Rescue Team and Scheurer Hospital Network – EMS. Call 989-856-3818

2/18/2023 Chili Cook-Off Contest
1:30 PM
Location: Caseville Resort & Marina Harbor St.
Sponsored by Caseville Resort & Marina – Registration 11:30 p.m. Sample & be a judge with a Shanty Day Button – Information call (989) 856-3818 1st Place $50 2nd $30 & plaques – Chili Available for purchase – Caseville School Fundraiser

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2/18/2023 Game-A-Rama
1:00 – 3:00 PM
Location: 6733 Prospect Street, Caseville MI

2/18/2023 Doubles Pool & Dart Board Tournament
1:30 PM
Location: Dufty’s Blue Water Inn

2/18/2023 Polar Bear Pong
2:00 – 4:00 PM
Location: Chuck’s Drive-Thru Diner
Cash Prizes 1st and 2nd place

2/18/2023 Family Bingo
3:00 – 5:00 PM
Location: Lefty’s Diner

2/18/2023 Crazy Hat Contest
7:00 PM
Location: Harbor St. (near Breakwall)
Come enjoy the fun and show off that crazy cap or hat. Sponsored by Wooded Island Sports Grill Entertainment & Beer Tent

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2/18/2023 Fireworks Show
8:30 PM
Location: Caseville Breakwall
Sponsored by Bell Engineering, Dufty’s Blue Water Inn, Ignash Petroleum Inc., Kappen Tree Service, Caseville Resort and Marina

2/18/2023 Entertainment, Food & Drink Specials
9:00 PM Entertainment
Location: Dufty’s Blue Water Inn

2/18/2023 Raffle Drawing
1:30 PM – 2:30 PM
Location: 40-mile radius of Caseville
Winners drawn at the Caseville Chamber office. Call 989-856-3818 for information. Tickets are available at the Chamber office, Caseville True Value, Caseville Family Market & other local businesses. 1st Prize – $500 / 2nd $250 / 3rd $100.

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