Bridgefest Presented by Superior National Bank Set for June 14-17

Published on May 23, 2018 | Posted in News & Community Involvement

For the second straight year, Superior National Bank & Trust will be the presenting sponsor of Bridgefest, the annual festival celebrating the Portage Lake Lift Bridge. The 2018 edition of the event will take place June 14-17.

Highlights of Bridgefest include a parade, live music and food at the Ray Kestner Waterfront Park and the only summer fireworks show in Houghton and Hancock. New for 2018 is the Bridgefest 5000 5K run/walk that will utilize the parade route and begin immediately preceding the Friday evening parade.

“Superior National Bank & Trust is once again proud to back this great local event,” said Dave Vlahos, SNB’s President and CEO. “Bridgefest brings people together in celebration of our community, and we at SNB maintain our commitment to support this community.”

Superior National Bank & Trust, which was founded in 1890, is a long-time supporter of Bridgefest. The bank took on the presenting sponsor role for the first time in 2017.

“We’re happy to have SNB on board as our presenting sponsor again in 2018,” said Ryan Towles, Bridgefest Committee Chair. “Their support, along with donations of time and resources from many other local businesses and individuals, allows our committee to put on the best event we can for our community.”

The full schedule of events and opportunities to be involved in Bridgefest 2018 are available on the event’s website,