Black Lake Sturgeon Shivaree

Black Lake
Sturgeon Shivaree

February 4–5, 2022 CANCELLED

Shivaree Weekend Put on Hold

We have made the difficult decision to not host Shivaree Weekend February 4-5, 2022. There is just too much uncertainty with covid, liability, permits, weather, logistics... From start to finish, we need 100 volunteers to pull off this event.

We do anticipate hosting this event at some point going forward. We need COMMITTED LEADERS to work along side the Board of Directors to plan, coordinate and facilitate each of the events.

If you want to be a part of sustaining Shivaree Weekend—step up and help. Contact any board member—THANK YOU!!

Not hosting the Shivaree will have major negative impact on our fund development potential. We hope you will consider a tax -deductible contribution to assist in facilitating our planned programs. We are sincerely grateful for your past support and we look forward to connecting with you going forward. Until then, stay safe and healthy!

NOTICE: 2022 Black Lake sturgeon season begins Feb. 5

Sturgeon For Tomorrow

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

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 Cabela's Michigan Darkhouse Angling Association Rock 105.9 Sturgeon for Tomorrow

Gold Sponsors

The 211 Bar and Grill Alice’s Kandy & Korn Awakon Federal Credit Union ​Black Lake Preservation Society Black Lake Sportsmen's Club Black Wolf Hydraulics, LLC. The Bluffs on Black Lake Cheboygan Cement Products, Inc. Citizens National Bank The Corner Butcher Shop The Dirty DUCK  GFL Environmental Inc. Lorenzo's Pizza Parlor Manzana's Restaurant Milus Allison Presque Isle Electric & Gas Cooperative Rippling Rapids Golf Club Rivertown Lawn Service Straits Area Federal Credit Union Sunrise Communications Wood Winds Restaurant & Pizzeria

Silver Sponsors

211 Outpost Awards Plus Elemint Wealth Management Great Lakes Fishery Commission Natureology Topwater Goods United Automobile Workers

Friends of the Shivaree

Grab Life Gentlemen's Retreat and Black Lake Ice Fishing Expeddition The Surly Mermaid Food Truck


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!!