2024 Shivaree

Black Lake
Sturgeon Shivaree

February 2-3, 2024

Sturgeon For Tomorrow will be hosting the Black Lake Sturgeon Shivaree Feb 2-3, 2024. Activities for this event will be 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 3.

Proceeds from the Shivaree will be invested in lake sturgeon recovery, protection, hatchery, research, habitat conservation, and outreach programs.

See Calendar of Events

Sturgeon For Tomorrow

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

And be sure to check out our Facebook page.


Sturgeon For Tomorrow, Jay Woiderski, 231-420-1237.




The Black Lake Shivaree was first introduced in 1961

Black Lake Sturgeon Shivaree

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.

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

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