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Little Bear East Community Center

Welcome to the Little Bear East Arena & Community Center

The Community Center has a convention room, multi purpose exhibit space, NHL size ice rink and a fitness center. The Community Center hosts a variety of events to include The St. Ignace Home Show, hockey tournaments, wrestling tournaments, concerts, wedding receptions, business meetings and much more!
We also host many other events including the Visitors Bureau Truck Show, Tractor Show, Antique Snowmobile Show, ATV Show, Mini Coopers Show, Porsche the Mac Show, and Beetle the Mac Show. as well as many others

"Providing quality community service, stimulating local economic growth and promoting healthy living."


Little Bear News

Annual Events happening in St. Ignace June 2019- September 2019

By Office Manager 06/27/2019, 9:30am EDT

June 2019

26th-27th Antiques on the Bay Classic & Antique Car Show

26th Ford Model T Historian - St. Ignace Public Library

27th-30th St. Ignace Car Show Weekend 
                   Downtown Memory Lane Friday Night

29th Fashion & The Automobile - 
       St. Ignace Public Library

July 2019

4th: 4th of July Celebration - 
               Parade, Community Picnic, Fireworks

12th-14th St. Ignace Heritage Days

20th Fish Feast 5K & 1 Mile Runs

20th St. Ignace Fish Feast - 
           Downtown Public Marina Fish Specialties, Beer & Wine, Live Music, Kids Games


3rd Minis on the Mac

3rd Blues & Brews Festival

24th Sidewalk Sales

24th-25th Rendezvous at the Straits Powwow

31th Arts & Crafts Dockside


1st Arts & Crafts Dockside

2nd Labor Day Mackinac Bridge Walk - 
        Perks If You Stay In A St. Ignace Hotel

6th Antique Tractor Parade 8am thru downtown St. Ignace

6th-7th Antique Tractor Show - 
            Little Bear East Arena 

6th-7th Antique Snowmobile Show - 
  Little Bear East

13th-15th Semi Truck Show (Parade of Lights across Mackinac Bridge 14th)

20th-21st Trek The Mighty Mac - 
                   ORV Mackinac Bridge Crossing & Shaw - Little Bear East

28th Fall Festival & Pumpkin Roll

2019 Artisans & Farmers Market

By Little Bear EAst Arena & Community Center & St. Ignace Chamber of Commerce 05/07/2019, 2:15pm EDT

All New 2019 St. Ignace Artisans & Farmers Market

Beginning on Saturday, May 25th Little Bear East Arena & Community Center & St. Ignace Chamber of Commerce will be holding a Artisans Market & Farmers Market inside the Arena.

Setup times will be 10am-noon and the market will be held from 12pm-5pm on Saturdays.

Deadline to setup for the Saturday Markets is 48 hrs in advance.

Cost is $20 per booth which includes tables and chairs and if electricity is needed there will be a $5 charge.
Reservations after deadline will be charged $30.

This market is not the same as the downtown market by the marina. Vendors will have jewelry, baked goods, art work, and several other items for sale.

Concession stand will be open with hotdogs, pretzels, pop, coffee, hot chocolate, and water as well as candy bars.

Vendors must be registered before the market begins to be allowed into the market or the $30 late fee will be charged.

For more information contact Little Bear East at 906-643-6081 or the Chamber of Commerce at 906-643-8717

The market will be advertised on the radio and area newspapers as well as news coverage on the television.

This is a great way to sell your products and for the public to be able to shop local.

2019 Home Show & Spring Expo Booth Winners

By Little Bear East 04/09/2019, 1:00pm EDT

2019 Home Show & Spring Expo Booth Winners:

Overall Best Booth: True Value Hardware

Workhouse Award: Home Depot

Rookie Award: Northern Flash Photography 

Hospitality Award: O'Conners

Creative Award: Pyro's by Nikki

Vibrant Award: Ryan's Reflection 

Spirit Award: Green Horizon 

Here is a link to an amazing video from the Home Show! Enjoy!

Free Fab Friday Feb. 1st

By Facility Director 01/30/2019, 12:45pm EST

There will be a FREE Fab Friday this week! See you there!

No Fab Friday on Feb. 8th

By Facility Director 01/29/2019, 8:30am EST

There will be no Fab Friday on Feb. 8th because we will be hosting the PeeWee Districts!



Monday: 8:00  AM - 3:00 PM
Tuesday: 8:00 AM-  3:00 PM
Wednesday: 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday: 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Friday: 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Closed Saturday & Sunday

Phone: (906) 643-6081