Black Lake Sturgeon Shivaree

Black Lake
Sturgeon Shivaree

January 31 – February 1, 2020

Sturgeon For Tomorrow

Organizers are also seeking sponsors and volunteers to help make Shivaree a huge success!

Sturgeon For Tomorrow will be hosting the Black Lake Sturgeon Shivaree January 31-February 1, 2020 . Activities for the Shivaree will again be in the entertainment tent on Black Lake in front of the former Black Lake Hotel. The Shivaree will coincide with the opening of the Black Lake Sturgeon season which opens on Saturday, February 2. Proceeds from the Shivaree will fund lake sturgeon hatchery, research, habitat conservation, and outreach programs.

  • Shivaree Flyer
  • Ice Fishing Contest — Registration Form
  • Poker Run — Rules & Registration Form
  • Horseshoe Tournament — Registration Form
  • Shivaree Raffle

And be sure to check out our Facebook page.


Sturgeon For Tomorrow, Brenda Archambo, , 231-625-2776.


Platinum Sponsors

Archambo Electric Big Country 102.9 Fernelius Rock 105.9 Sturgeon for Tomorrow Sunrise Communications

Gold Sponsors

The 211 Bar and Grill Alice’s Kandy & Korn Awakon Federal Credit Union Black Lake Sportsmen's Club The Bluffs on Black Lake Cheboygan Cement Products, Inc. Citizens National Bank The Corner Butcher Shop The Dirty DUCK Element Wealth Management  GFL Environmental Inc. Indian River Sports Center Lorenzo's Pizza Parlor Manzana's Restaurant Milus Allison Presque Isle Electric & Gas Cooperative Rivertown Lawn Service Straits Area Federal Credit Union

Silver Sponsors

211 Outpost Moran Iron Works, Inc. Natureology Rippling Rapids Golf Club United Automobile Workers


The Black Lake Shivaree was first introduced in 1961

The Shivaree on Black Lake celebrated the iconic lake sturgeon and brought together thousands of visitors and residents to beautiful northern Michigan.

In addition to sturgeon season, the event included outdoor queen contests with formal gowns and formal dinners for the contestants at the Black Lake Hotel, a giant snow stage, complete with a big block of snow that was watered down nightly for weeks to make a frozen staircase. This was a fantastic community event and an economic boom for the region. It drew people from throughout Michigan and the Midwest, filled motel rooms, restaurants, bars and shops in the region and was a significant cultural experience.

Please JOIN US as we celebrate the Black Lake Sturgeon Shivaree!!