Welcome to Harbor Beach


Come for the abundant natural beauty, friendly atmosphere, wealth of year-round outdoor activities, rich history, and real home town friendliness.

Stay for the diverse economy, business opportunities, and high quality of life.

Build your business, or live and work in Harbor Beach– one of Michigan's most livable cities.




The Harbor Beach Chamber of Commerce

along with the Harbor Beach Community Chest,

hopes you'll join us for this years' BIYAKATHON.

 This years' proceeds will go to Harbor Beach youth sports including

Girls Softball and Boys Middle School Football.  Details are as follows:


Lincoln Memorial Park, Harbor Beach                 Saturday August 2, 2014

9:00 am                                                                   5 Mile Bike-2 Mile Kayak-5K Run


Must register by July 25, 2014 to guarantee a t-shirt


Race day registration 7:30am-8:30am, may not guarantee a shirt


Individual $45, Team $80 


Must provide own bike w/approved helmet & kayak w/life jacket


Competitive & non-competitive divisions


Start & finish will be at Judge James H. Lincoln Memorial Park


Kayaks can be rented by contacting  portaustinkayak.com


Camping available on the waterfront by contacting North Park Campground

Mail completed form to:                                                                                                                  BIB #______

Marilee Schock   1145 N. Lakeshore Rd. Harbor Beach, MI 48441                     Finish time_________

Phone:(989)284-9369                                                                            Email: marilee.schock@gmail.com                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

_____ Individual ($45)                                                                    _____ Non-competitive

_____ Team ($80) submit members on separate forms         _____ Competitive

Last Name________________________________First_________________________________Age_____Sex   M/F

Address_______________________________________City, State, Zip____________________________________


Adult size    S   M   L    XL   XXL    Youth size    M    L              (Shirts will be available on race day)

I hereby release sponsoring groups, and other representatives, and all officials, workers, & volunteers involved with this event from any and all rights and claims for injuries or illness suffered by me in this event.  I understand that participation in this event is strenuous and I verify that I am physically fit to compete in said event.

__________________________________________________         _____________________________________________

Signature                                                       Date                Parent/guardian if under 18             Date

______Check or money order enclosed payable to: Harbor Beach Community Chest


For more information go to: biyakathon.com 

Thumb Challenge Croquet Tournament


Sunday, August 3, 2014 1:00 pm


Get your 2 member team together, pack your cooler and join us on the beautiful

Murphy Grounds for Frank Murphy Day activities. Our game official for the day will be

Curtis Boehmer, State Representative candidate.

Other events include: Free museum tours, free ice cream social,

Corn Hole (bag toss) competition, and music from the Frank Murphy era.

For more details, rules, or entry forms, call Julie Purdy at 989-712-0042 or check out www.facebook.com/MurphyCroquet or email: murphycroquet@gmail.com

Maritime Festival News

It's the 14th Annual Harbor Beach Maritime Festival!

This event has grown over the years into one of the major festivals in our area. There is something for everyone!  Please refer to the schedule below. If you have any questions, please call 989-479-3363 or 989-479-6477.


Wednesday, July 9th


7:30 p.m. Bucketless Buds Maritime Kick-off Celebration at Smalley’s Bar & Grill


Thursday, July 10th


Noon - 6 p.m. Friends of the Library Book Sale  at Community House Gym

2 - 6 p.m. Farmer’s Market at Murphy Museum Grounds

5 - 11 p.m. Bocce on the Beach at Lincoln Park


Friday, July 11th


12 - 6 p.m. Friends of the Library Book Sale at Community House Gym

4 - 8 p.m. Dow Steak Fry at Beach Tent

5:30 p.m. NEW!! Cornhole Tournament  at North Beach

5:40 - 7:40 p.m. Music by Shotguns & Violins at Beach Stage

6 p.m. Maritime Children’s Parade -  Pets, Bikes & Costumes - Starts at Murphy Museum, Judging at 5:30

8 - 11 p.m. Music by Kung Fu Rodeo at Beach Stage


Saturday, July 12th


8 a.m. The Harbor Beach Hospital 5K Walk/Run - Check-in at the Legion Hall

9 - 10 a.m. Zumba on the Beach at South Beach

10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Lighthouse Tours at Marina

10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Friends of the Library Book Sale - Bag Day! at Community House Gym

10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Hands-On Nature Display by HB Conservation Club at Lincoln Park Pavilion

10 a.m. - 4 p.m. H&R Block/Maritime Invitational Jet Ski Racing - Championship Racing & Awards Ceremony following Invitational

10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Poorman’s Promotions Craft Show - Behind Murphy Museum

10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Co-Ed Beach Volleyball Tournament at Lincoln Park

11 a.m. - 3 p.m. Inflatables for Kids - $5 Wristbands for 4 hours of fun!! at grass on North Beach

1 p.m.   Zion Motion Tumbling at Tent

1:30 - 3:30 p.m. Frog Jumping Contest at Tent - Bring your own Frog!

3:30 p.m. Hot Dog Eating Contest at Tent

3 - 4:30 p.m. Music by The Whiskey Charmers at Beach Stage

4:30 - 6 p.m. Music by Shotguns & Violins  at Tent

6 - 7:30 p.m. Music by Brett Mitchell & the Giant Ghost at Beach Stage

7:30 - 9 p.m. Music by The Ragbirds at Tent

9 p.m. - Dusk Music by Gut Bucket at Beach Stage

Dusk City of Harbor Beach and the Chamber of Commerce present MARITIME FESTIVAL FIREWORKS!

10:30 p.m. - Midnight   Music by Gut Bucket at Beach Stage


Sunday, July 13th


9 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Ecumenical Worship Service at Tent

9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Knights of Columbus Car Show at Murphy Lawn

10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Poorman’s Promotions Craft Show - Behind Murphy Museum

11 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Zion Lutheran Fish Fry at Tent

11 p.m. - 3 p.m. Dueling Pianos... They’re Back! at Tent

2 p.m. History & Health Challenge Walk at starting at the  Visitor’s Center-Downtown

3 p.m. HBAA Community Cash Raffle at Tent


 Thumbs Up To Our Sponsors!


Without your support, this event would not be possible.

 Thank you to the following:


Clark Ramsey - Farm Bureau Ins.

 Dow AgroSciences

 H & R Block

 Harbor Beach Chamber of Commerce

 Valley Gear & Machine Inc.

Harbor Beach Party Store / CITGO

Smith Distributing & Budweiser

DTE Energy

Harbor Drug/Good Neighbor Pharmacy

Schott Excavating

Thrivent Financial for Lutherans

Continental Rental

 Eastern Huron Ambulance

Frontier Communications

Harbor Beach Fire Department

 J.W. Hunt OTC Inc.

 Ramsey Funeral Home

 Sensient Flavors

 Signature Bank

Smalley’s Bar & Grill

Top of the Hill Collision

Zion Lutheran School


Chemical Bank

 Concerned Home Care

 Dr. James Hirn, DDS

 Jaime F. Tan M.D.

Harbor Beach Community Hospital

 Harbor Beach Library

 Let’s Go Fishing & We Sell Stuff

 The Lakeshore Guardian

Northstar Bank

R.C. Hendrick & Son Inc.

Revolution Café

 Thumb Cellular

Thumb Cooling & Heating LLC

 United Title Agency  

 Varty Automotive Supply

 Adam Wood

 Al’s Restaurant

Barclay Furniture

Chuck’s Plumbing

 Conquergood & Sons Excavating

Pallas Screw Products

Patti’s Barber Shop & Tanning Salon

Plester Tiling

Thumb Office Supply

True Value Hardware

 All Season Service & Sales

Booms Rent-all

HB Community Federal Credit Union 

   K & S Insurance

 Ney’s Auto Service





Tuesday, June 3rd General Membership Meeting


June 3rd, Chamber meeting location changed!!



Hope you can join us! We haven't had an official general membership meeting since March. At our scheduled April meeting, we did not have enough of the general membership in attendance to have a quorum, and an official meeting could not be conducted.  To allow  for additional attendance, we've changed our June meeting location to the Hospital Conference Center.  Meeting is on Tuesday, June 3rd at 6:30 pm.  This will not be a dinner meeting.  We will, however, be having ice cream sundaes following the meeting.  Ice cream will be from Anchorage compliments of the Chamber!!  So be sure to join us Tuesday, June 3rd at 6:30 pm to find out what's new!

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