Escanaba prepares for 150th birthday


Escanaba was founded in the summer of 1863.  And the city is gearing up for a huge party in honor of the occasion.

A 150th birthday celebration has been in the works for about three years now.  It’s called ‘Esky 150’, and it’ll run for nine days.  That means it’ll be even bigger than the city’s centennial celebration a half–century ago.

‘Esky 150’ will take place July 5th through the 13th.

But several events associated with the celebration will begin much earlier than that.   One of them actually starts next month.     The Island Resort and Casino will also host a singing competition, ‘Esky Idol’.

The Esky 150 Steering Committee has a great deal more information about all of the events online at