Soo Locks Engineers Day is returning on Friday, June 24, 2022! This year’s event will once again allow you to cross the MacArthur Lock. Please check back to this page regularly for updates or visit our Facebook page.


9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. – (A) Soo Locks Engineers Day Re-Engineered

  • Portage Ave. Will be closed from Osborn Blvd. to Ferris St.
  • Vendors and informational booths will line the street

10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. – (B) Arts, Crafts & Family Fun Fair

  • Located outside of City Hall

10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. – (C) US Coast Guard Open House

  • Entrance through gate on East Water St.

12:00 p.m. – (E) Air Station Traverse City helicopter/rescue swimmer demo**

  • Can be viewed from George Kemp Marina. Demonstration is subject to change based on helicopter’s availability. 
Soo Locks Engineers Day 2022

It’s a day we have all been patiently waiting for! Engineers Day is making a triumphant return this summer. In partnership with the City of Sault Ste. Marie, the United States Coast Guard and the United States Army Corps of Engineers, we are ecstatic to help put on this special event.

This year, you’ll once again be able to cross over the MacArthur Lock and get as close as possible to freighters. 

Join us on June 24, for a day full of celebration and amazement. Beginning at 9 a.m., a section of West Portage Avenue in between Ferris Street and Gov. Osbourne Boulevard will be closed off to traffic until 6 p.m. We’re looking forward to having over 30 vendors on the street offering water safety information, info on area attractions and a platform for area merchants.

The Soo Locks Park and observation deck will both be open from 9 a.m. until 10 p.m.

Stay tuned to this page and our Facebook page for more updates on Soo Locks Day.