Things will be great when you go DOWNTOWN

Cars on display from a recent Muscles on Main event.


Story by Jackie Stark * Photos by Peggy O’Connell

People in Escanaba have been spending their summer vacations outside and downtown, with a plethora of events scheduled all summer long to keep people gathering together.

“If people can’t find something to do in Escanaba, they’re not looking,” said Peggy O’Connell, president of Escanaba Downtown Partners in Business, a volunteer organization of business owners who get together to promote the downtown.

Take, for example, the 60th annual Wally Byam Caravan Club International convention, which converged on Escanaba from July 22 to 29, bringing with it Airstream enthusiasts from across the country.

The club is the world’s largest Airstream club, with 118 individual clubs/units across Canada, the United States, Australia and Europe.

Before the Airstream caravan arrived, and after it leaves, Muscles on Main has been raising funds (and will continue to) for different charities in the area. The second Wednesday of every month through September, the 1200 block of Ludington Street is closed off for the event, which includes bucket raffles, silent auctions, 50/50 raffles and more…

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