Bridgefest is the celebration of the Portage Lake Lift Bridge, which officially opened in 1959. The Bridge is a vital link between the communities of Houghton and Hancock, and is a gateway to the rest of the historic Keweenaw Peninsula. Lake Superior Magazine and LakeSuperior.com named Bridgefest as “Best Festival” in its 2016 Best of the Lake Awards.
The weekend celebration includes a wide range of events including outdoor concerts, sporting events, and the annual Bridgefest parade and Jon Davis Memorial Fireworks. [...]