Title Track is honored to be a partner for the 4th annual Water is Life Festival on September 4, 2021.

The Water is Life Festival is an annual event that celebrates our connection to the water and builds power through community so we can work towards living in a holistic way with the water and protect it from those who seek to exploit or endanger it. The festival is held the Saturday before Labor Day in Mackinaw City, MI. Indigenous women are at the heart of planning and executing the Water is Life Festival because, traditionally, Indigenous women are protectors of water. This is a deeply-seated spiritual and functional responsibility.

The Water is Life Festival is open to the public. The 2021 event will be Saturday, September 4th, from 12-8pm in Conkling Park, Mackinaw City, MI. Be sure to register for the event online ahead of time for a chance to win exciting door prizes!

Learn more about this year’s musical lineup.

Everyone is invited to the traditional feast on Friday night from 6:30-9pm at 229 S. Huron in Mackinaw City and the 6th Annual Pipe Out Paddle Up Flotilla protest next to the bridge on Saturday morning from 8am-12pm, before the festival.

Support this year’s event by purchasing a 2021 Water is Life Festival T-shirt.

Share the Water is Life Facebook event here.

Here’s a complete list of activities and festivities happening throughout the weekend:

FRIDAY, September 3rd:
6:30pm-9pm – Feast/potluck to honor sponsors and supporters at Minogin Market, Mackinaw City

9pm-10:30pm – Detroit Light Brigade is doing a lighting action at the Mackinac Bridge after the feast – Calling all LIGHT BRIGADES and ART ACTIVIST TO PROTECT THE GREAT LAKES. CALLING ALL WATER PROTECTORS

SATURDAY, September 4th:
8am-12pm – 6th Annual Pipe Out Paddle Up Flotilla at the foot of the Mackinaw Bridge, Mackinaw City
12pm-8pm – Water is Life Festival 2021, Conkling Park, Mackinaw City

SUNDAY, September 5th:
All day starting at 10am – Art Build at McGulpin Point, 500 Headlands Rd, Mackinaw City, MI 49770

MONDAY, September 6th:
6am-9am – banners held on shoreline at 102 W. Straits Ave. Mackinaw City, Mi 49701
Bridge walk – details to come

Water is Life Festival 2021

September 4th at Conkling Park, Mackinaw City

12-12:20: Welcome & song by pow wow drum

12:20-12:50: Community Drum Circle facilitated by Samuel Nalangira

1-1:30: Seth Bernard & Dan Rickabus

1:45-2:30: Haddasah Greensky Trio

2:30-3: Dance Contest & Door Prizes Twist

3:3:45: Manoomin Panel

4-4:30: Great Lakes Brass

4:45-5:15: Samantha Cooper

5:30-6:15: Samuel Nalangira

6:30-7: Amber Hasan