Shay Days

Jul 12, 2024 - Jul 13, 2024
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Location: Shay Park and History Museum

All aboard for Shay Days 2024!

This two-day, family-friendly event, now in its 26th year, celebrates inventor and Harbor Springs resident Ephraim Shay who was famous for his patented, geared locomotive. We will host a variety of activities and educational programs this year, including:

• Live model steam trains with the Michigan Small Scale Live Steamers

• Historic toys and games with a reenactor from Hartwick Pines State Park

• Children’s crafts, games and STEM activities in Shay Park

• Logging demonstrations with Kyle Bagnall of Mackinac State Historic Parks

• Interactive electric train layouts with the Northern Michigan Railroad Club

A more detailed schedule of events will be posted soon!

Shay Days is offered by donation and stands at the heart of our mission to bring history to life in the Harbor Springs area. We welcome sponsorships and individual donations to support this great, community event. Use the dropdown box below to sponsor or call 231-526-9771.

For lodging information while attending Shay Days, visit