The Cheeseburger in Caseville is a fun way to goof off for a day eating, imbibing, and enjoying the Parrothead life. In years past, official estimates were that over 100,000 people visited Caseville during its 10-day festival. It’s a family-friendly event during the day but offers a bit of craziness those that the Jimmy Buffet lifestyle appreciate. Here are some hints for your day trip to the Thumb provided by those who frequent the event each year for your next Caseville Day Trip.
Be Prepared – This includes having your own water, a rain jacket, and comfortable walking shoes. Have a small backpack with snacks, sunscreen, and even a change of clothes. Double on this point if your bringing kids!!
Gas Up Before You Arrive – If you’re getting here on fumes gas up in Elkton, Kinde, Bay Port, Port Austin or Bad Axe. The main street in Caseville gets busy and packed. You will feel better knowing you can get out without waiting an hour in line for a few gallons of gas.
Set Up a Base Camp – Park your car and plan on walking around. Park a few blocks away from Main so you can get easy in and out. Parking is crazy in the Caseville County Park or near Main Street. Do not park on someone’s lawn.
Do Not Drink on the Street – This is not New Orleans Mardi Gras. Open alcohol containers are a no-no. You will see the uninformed with an open beer walking down the street. They are a target for a ticket. Drink in designated areas.
Be Informed of Events– Make the best use of your valued time on your day trip to the Thumb by grabbing a free event calendar from Caseville Chamber of Commerce. There are also several smartphone apps available that give location, times and details of many events.
Set up for the Parade of Tropical Fools Early – This is the highlight of the whole festival. By late morning on Wednesday, you should claim a spot for your clan with chairs and ribbon. Be cool about it. There will be up to 50,000 friends with you.
Support Your Local Firefighters – The Caseville Fire Department only offers its famous Firehouse Burgers on the first Saturday. It’s for a great cause and they are delicious.
Use the Porta-Potties – Guys, and Gals, public urination will get you arrested. Fortunately, there are hundreds of portal toilets. In some years there are contests for the best selfie with a porta-potty.
Relax and Have Fun – Make a new friend, help a senior citizen, take crazy pictures and post. It’s Key North and the best part of the summer. A Caseville Day Trip can be a highlight of your week.
Plan B- Do Something Else – If you or your kids have had enough #CheeseburgerFest and crowds, try something else. Our Things to Do When You’re Bored with Cheeseburger in Caseville. has several fresh ideas for a day trip to the Thumb.