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WEEK OF JUNE 18

 

June 20…Family Movie Night 6-8pm at the Boyne District Library-Boyne City. Featuring the movie “Moana”. Free. Info: 231-582-7861

 

June 21- Aug 18…Concerts in the Park at noon on Wednesdays and Fridays-Pennsylvania Park Gazebo-Petoskey. Free. Info: petoskeydowntown.com

 

June 21… SKILLET rock band performs at the "Big Ticket Festival" in Gaylord.  Stages open 4pm- until 11pm.  Four day Faith-based festival features 10 stages and 60+ performers runs through June 24th.  Camping, Music, Speakers, Rescue 5K Run, Artist Showcase, Talent Search, Kid Zone, Ministry.  Purchase tickets in advance at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/big-ticket-festival-2017-already-announced-skillet-chris-tomlin-for-king-and-country-matt-maher-tickets-26236567279?discount=Rock105

 

June 21… MAC POWELL formerly from "Third Day” in concert at the "Big Ticket Festival" in Gaylord.  Stages open 4pm- until 11pm.  Four day Faith-based festival features 10 stages and 60+ performers.  Camping, Music, Speakers, Rescue 5K Run, Artist Showcase, Talent Search, Kid Zone, Ministry.  Last day of festival is June 24th.  Purchase tickets in advance at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/big-ticket-festival-2017-already-announced-skillet-chris-tomlin-for-king-and-country-matt-maher-tickets-26236567279?discount=BigCountry

 

June 22…7th Annual Yappy Hour 4:30-6:30 at Pier 33-Cheboygan. Wine tasting, door prizes, decorated wine glass contest, live music, scrumptious appetizers, free engraved wine glass for each guest. Proceeds to benefit Northern Michigan Animal Rescue Network. Tickets $30 each available at Pier M33 or call NMARN at (231)238-7297.

 

June 22-24…19th Annual Bay Harbor Vintage Car & Boat Festival. Info: bayharbor.com

 

June 23-24…Beaver Island Eco-Fair. Features local and regional green vendors, sustainable technology, arts, music, environmental action & education organizations. The mission of the Beaver Island Eco-Fair is to showcase sustainable solutions, and demonstrate that Beaver Island is a regional leader in the promotion of renewable energy, healthy food systems, and community resilience. Info: bimf.net

 

June 23-24…Relay for Life of Antrim & Charlevoix Counties. At the Shaun Davies Track in Bellaire. 24 hour event to honor cancer survivors and remember those lost to cancer while raising money for cancer research, prevention, and early detection. Survivor Dinner and Ceremony starting at 6pm. Luminaria Ceremony at dusk followed by Pizza Party and movie Pancake Breakfast- Saturday 8am-9:30am. Contact Syrina for more information 231.675.2492

 

June 23-24…SOBO Arts Festival – Boyne City. Celebrate everything art, including painting, sculpture, performance, and music. Info: soboartsfestival.com

 

June 22-25…Cedar Polka Fest. With hearty food, drink and continuous polka music and dancing.  Admission: $10 Thurs/Fri/Sat $5 Sunday. Children 12 and under are FREE w/parents. Flag raising ceremony is on Thursday, parade on Saturday at 4:00 PM and Polish mass on Sunday morning at 11 am. Info:cedarpolkafest.com

 

June 23…Michigan State Police St. Ignace Post Open House 11a-2p. Celebrating 100 years of service, the Michigan State Police St. Ignace Post will host an open house with displays by MSP Dive Team, K9, ES Team, Forensic Lab, Bomb Squad, Motors Unit, 1957 Ford patrol vehicle, car seat inspections, and recruiters on hand along with post personnel. There will also be a drunk/distracted driving simulator. Info: 906-643-7582

 

June 23-24…Rummage Sale 9a-3pm at Indian River United Methodist Church. Everything by donation, bake sale also. Funds community projects. Info:231-420-0514

 

June 23-25…Wolverine Lumberjack Festival. Live entertainment, activites, demonstrations, prizes, parade, chicken dinner, horseshoe tournament, duck race and more. Info: wolverinelumberjackfestival.org

 

June 23-25…St Ignace Car Show – downtown & Little Bear East Arena.

 

June 24…Post 228 American Legion Riders 2nd Annual Poker Run. Registration 9a-noon at BC Lanes-Boyne City. $10 donation/hand, 50/50, live music, door prizes. Info: 231-838-7310

 

June 24…11th Annual Kalakska Airport Fly-in & More 7a-2p at the airport on Island Lake Rd. Admission is free. Pancake breakfast, North Flight Aero Med Helicopter, DNR & Smokey the Bear, Kalkaksa EMS, Classic car & Motorcycle show, radio controlled aviation, and more! Info: 231-258-9191

 

June 24…Boater Safety Class 8:30-4pm at the Cheboygan County Building Commissioner’s Room. Free. Please call 627- 8883 at the Cheboygan County Sheriff Department to pre-register for classes. 

 

June 24…Traverse City Wine & Cider Festival 3-9pm. Celebrate local wine, food art and culture along with live music at the Village at Grand Traverse Commons. $35. Info: miwinefest.com

 

June 24…6th Annual Art in the Garden 10a-7pm at the Otsego County Alternative Landscaping Demonstration Garden-Gaylord. Live music, artist alley, food, free workshops, silent auction and more. Free admission. Info: gaylordmichigan.net

 

June 24…Brave Hearts Estate 2nd Annual 5K Color Run. Registration at 9am, run starts at 10. $20 registration fee, lunch provided. Walk or run through the countryside of Brave Hearts Estate. First 50 registrants receive a race t-shirt. Info: 231-539-7111

 

June 24…Benefit concert for Grass River Natural Area 6-10pm at the Alden Depot Park featuring the Lowdown Brass Band and Turbo Pup. Advance tickets $25, $30 at the door. Food, beer & wine for purchase. Info: bellairechamber.com

 

June 24…The Topinabee Development Association Annual Meeting 10am at the Mullett Township Hall. New members are welcome!

 

June 24…Art in Motion Color Fun Run. Registration 9am, start 10am. $25. Proceeds benefit the Otsego County Demonstration Gardens & Conservation Forest in Gaylord. Info: 989-732-4021

 

June 24…K's For a Cure 5K Fun Run starting at the Bellaire Elementary school, 6535 John R Rodgers Rd. Registration open at 7:30am. Course winds through the Terrace neighborhood of Bellaire and ends on the Shaun Davies Track

$20. Pre-registration by June 20th.  Contact Steve at 231-676-2493 

or skikersh@aol.com to pre-register $25 after June 20th.  All pre-registrants will receive a free T-shirt. Proceeds to benefit the American Cancer Society

 

June 24-Sept 2…Stone Circle Gatherings every Saturday form 9-11pm. $5 adults, $3 kids 12 & under. Poetry, storytelling and music are featured at this unique outdoor amphitheater. Poet bard Terry Wooten will host the gatherings around the fire. Sit under a canopy of stars perched on a boulder, or bring a blanket or chair to enjoy the ever-changing variety of entertainment that is woven throughout the evening. Stone Circle is located ten miles north of Elk Rapids off US 31. Turn right on Stone Circle Dr., and follow signs. Info: www.terry-wooten.com

 

June 24-25…19th Annual Summer Art Show –East Park, downtown Charlevoix. 10-5p Sat, 10-3p Sun. Info: Charlevoix.org

 

June 24-25…Mackinaw City Arts & Craft Show – Conkling Heritage Park. Features many artists from around the country. Exhibits to include paintings, woodwork, hand-crafted jewelry, hand-designed clothing, self published books, nature photography, gourmet dips and salsa, seasonal decor and much more. EventTime: 10:00 a.m. till 7:00p.m. on Saturday, and 10:00a.m. till 3:00p.m. on Sunday. Info: mackinaw-city.com

 

WEEK OF JUNE 25

 

June 25…Old Town Arts & Crafts Fair 10-5pm on Union Street – Traverse City. This annual juried art fair features over 90 artists and craftsmen displaying their work. Open to the public free of charge. Info: traversecity.com

 

June 25…4th Annual Pride March 2017 1-3pm starting at The Little Fleet-Traverse City, march down Front Street to the Open Space for a community picnic. Bring your posters, rainbow flags and pride spirit! Info: 231-6203409

 

June 25…Theron Coleman Fundraiser 4-7pm at the Suttons Bay Baseball Field. Hot dogs, chips, snacks, ice cream, silent auction, raffles and more! Proceeds help with medical expenses resulting from stroke. Info: 231-392-1877

 

June 25…Kalkaska Rotary Annual Chicken BBQ at Railroad Square 11-2p. Tickets are $10 and proceeds benefit the Kalkaska Baseball Field Project. Info: 231-258-9191

 

June 27-July 1…East Jordan Freedom Festival. Carnival, games, live entertainment, parade, petting zoo, fireworks and more! Info: eastjordanfreedomfestival.org

 

June 28…Knights of Columbus Spaghetti & Lasagna Dinner 4:30-6:30pm at the Kof C –Cheyboygan. Free will donation. Proceeds benefit local projects. Info: 231-627-5088

 

June 29-Aug 31…Street Musique every Thursday from 7-9pm on the streets of Harbor Springs. Live local music, activities for kids, face paintings, food and more. Info: visitharborspringsmichigan.com

 

June 29…Yappy Hour 5-9pm at Bowers Harbor Vineyard. A portion of all wine by the glass and hard cider pints will benefit the Cherryland Humane Society. Info: www.bowersharbor.com

 

June 30-Sept 1…Every Friday – Music in the Park 7-9pm at GM Dame Marina Park-Northport.  Bring chairs, blankets and a basket full of your favorite local goodies for the full experience. Socialize, picnic and mingle while live music comes your way from some of the most loved talent in the region. Info: northportomenachamber.org

 

June 30-July 1…5th Annual Big Tent Christian Concert for the entire family at Hilltop Tabernacle, 7383 Hoadley Road in Benzonia, Michigan.• Doors open: 6:00 P.M. Cost: $5 (Children 12 and younger are FREE;  Refreshments and Food Trucks 6PM – 8PM; Recording Artists: Matt Moore and band, Modern Day Cure, Joe Guerra band and others. Dynamic Inspirational speakers: Pastor JR Stevens, Pastors Joe and Marie O’Leary. Praise and Worship dancers, Ballet and Behold the Lamb. Bouncing Castle 4 PM – 6 PM. Horse drawn wagon rides 4 PM - 6 PM. Tickets available for purchase at www.HTtabernacle.com

 

 

July

 

July 1 – Aug 29. .. Music in Mackniaw Concert Series. Tuesdays & Saturday Evenings at 8:00pm at Conkling Heritage Park-Mackinaw City. Free. For a complete list of performers visit mackinawchamber.com

 

July 1…Red White & Brew 4-7pm Harbor Springs Waterfront. Wine, craft beer, bbq and live music! $10 adv./$15 at the gate. Must be 21+. Info: harborspringchamber.com

 

July 1… Annual Lake Ann Homecoming. Live music, Bands, Tractor & Vintage Car Parade,  Luncheon, Children's Events, Food & Drinks in the Park, Bake Sale, Silent Auction, Rifle & Quilt Raffle Tickets, Vintage Car Rides, L.A. Jail and more! Free Shuttle to and from downtown and the Almira Historical Museum, and Free Parking at the church parking lot downtown and vacant lot at Maple & Ann. Info: visitbenzie.com

 

July 1-2…Antiques at the Fairgrounds-Petoskey. 150+ exhibitors from around the country. $5 person, good both days, under 15 free. 9a-5p Sat, 10-4p Sun. Info: antiquesatthefairgrounds.com

 

July 1-8…National Cherry Festival-Traverse City. Parades, carnival, games, concerts, foodie events, car show, air show, arts & crafts, and more! Info: cherryfestival.org

 

July 2 – Aug 27…Every Sunday…Movies by the Bay 10m American Legion Park-Downtown St. Ignace. Refreshments are available on site.  FREE popcorn!  Bring your blankets and chairs for a fun-filled evening with the kids! Info: saintignace.org

 

July 3…Patriotic Music with the Northport Community Band 7-8pm on the Old School House Lawn –Glen Arbor.  Bring a lawn chair, friends and family. There is no charge. In the event of rain, the concert will take place at the Leelanau School auditorium. Info: visitglenarbor.com

 

July 3-4…Boyne City 4th of July Festival. Arts & Crafts show, soap box derby, bounce house, grand parade, kids games, live music, duck race, fireworks and more! Info: boynechamber.com

 

July 4…Central Lake 4th of July Celebration. Parade at noon, bouncy house, Lions Chicken Dinner, Ryan Shay Run, Fireworks at dusk. Thurston Park. Info: 231-350-1778

 

July 4…St Ignace 4th of July Celebration. Parade 1pm, kids games 2pm at Dock #3, Fire Dept. open house 3pm, fireworks at dusk. Info: saintignace.com

 

July 4…Mackinaw City 4th of July Celebration. 1-3pm games on the Marina Lawn; 9p-dusk  Straits Area Concert Band performs at Conkling Heritage Park; fireworks at dusk. Info: mackinawcity.com

 

July 5-9; July 12-30, Aug 2-13…Great Lakes Equestrian Festival at Flintfields Horse Park-Williamsburg.  Watch thrilling world class hunter and jumper competition, hunter rider and hunter derby. Info: greatlakesequestrianfesival.com 

 

July 6…Get acquainted with the Les Cheneaux Islands Community at Cedarville's First Thursday Night Walk events. The first Thursday of each month, 20 local businesses and organizations will be open with music, prizes, samples, give-aways, fun and excitement. The walking tour begins at The Old Shell Gallery, on the corner of M-134 and M-129. Pick up your maps and you may win some great prizes! Info: 906-322-1016

 

July 6-8…Random Acts of Music at the Pavilion-Downtown Gaylord. Free. Music begins at 10am each day. Info: 616-690-4200

 

July 6-9…Waterways Festival-Cheboygan. Kids day July 6 from 2-6p in Washington Park followed by “Moana” movie in the park at dusk; open water challenge; beach volleyball, river clean-up, wooden boat show, live entertainment and more! Info: waterwaysfestival.com

 

July 7-8…Boyne Thunder on Lake Charlevoix-Boyne City. Watch Offshore Thunder boats compete, displays, music and more. Info: boynethunder.com

 

July 7-9…37th Annual Blissfest Folk & Roots Music Festival. A celebration of music, culture, art and community featuring a world of diverse and innovative folk, world and roots music and dance. Arts & crafts Info: blissfest.org

 

July 7-11… The Red Wings will hold their 2017 Development Camp at Centre Ice Arena in Traverse City. The camp is comprised of drafted or signed Red Wings prospects, and will include several of the team's 11 potential selections from the 2017 NHL Entry Draft. All practice sessions are open to the public. Info: centreice.org

 

July 7-Aug 11…Every Friday – Petoskey Rocks 6-10m downtown. Free carriage rides, music in the park, ghost walk, movie in the park. Info: petoskeydowntown.com

 

July 8…Beulah Art Fair, rain or shine, downtown Beulah 10-5p. Info: visitbenzie.com

 

July 8…Sweaty Yeti Run. 5K or 1 mile, open to all runners and walkers. Boswell Stadium, East Jordan. Info: www.sweatyyetirun.com

 

July 8-9…49th Annual Charlevoix Art & Craft Show – East Park. 10a-6p Sat, 10-4p Sun. Something for everyone, offering an exciting mix of fine arts and hobby crafts. Acrylic and oil paintings, sculpture, hand blown glass beadwork, pottery, baskets, furniture, clothing, hand woven rugs, quilted works and more. Info: Charlevoix.org

 

July 11…Leelanau Summer Music Festival 7pm at the Holy Rosary Arts & Education Center-Cedar. $20 adults, $10 student w/ID. Info: leelanausummermusicfestival.com

 

July 11-15…53rd Alpenfest-Gaylord. Carnival, live music, parade, arts & crafts, games, ice cream social, stone throw, pet parade, car & truck show, fireworks and more! Info: www.gaylordaplenfest.com

 

July 14-15…Old Town Playhouse Young Company presents: “Madagascar, JR” 7pm at the Old Town Playhouse-Traverse City. Adults $15, under 18 $6. Info: oldtownplayhouse.com

 

July 14-15…Shay Days 2017. Join the Harbor Springs Area Historical Society to celebrate the life and work of Ephraim Shay with live model steam trains, kids crafts, walking tours, birthday cake and more. Admission is by donation, proceeds benefit the Historical Society. Info: harborspringshistory.org

 

July 14-16…St Ignace Heritage Days. Workshops, authors, music, dancers, demonstrations, teaching and much more are available at Fort de Buade Museum and the Museum of Ojibwa Culture during this event. Info: saintignace.org

 

July 15…Bands on the Beach 7-10pm at Devoe Beach-Indian River.

 

July 15…Leelanau Peninsula Wine on the Water Festival 1-7pm at Marina Park- Suttons Bay. Features tastes from local wineries, distilleries, and breweries, delicious food from Leelanau Peninsula’s restaurants, art by talented area vendors, and live music from some of Michigan’s top entertainment. Info: leelanauchamber.com

 

July 15…Art in the Park 10-6pm in Pennsylvania Park-Petoskey.  Purchase and admire art created by some of the finest artists in the Midwest and from around the country, from paintings to photographs and more! Info: petoskeydowntown.com

 

July 15-22…87th Annual Charlevoix Venetian Festival. Beach volleyball, live music, entertainment, games, carnival, lighted boat parade, and more! Info: www.venetianfestival.com

 

July 19-23…Indian River Summerfest. Lobsterfest, family beach bash, craft show, entertainment, ice cream social and more! Info: irchamber.com

 

July 20-22…Beaver Island Music Festival. Over 15 bands/artists to perform live, camping available. Info: 231-828-2883

 

July 21…Music with a Purpose 6-8pm at the ISEA Great Lakes Education Sails-Suttons Bay. Admission $25. A 2-hour music sail on board the schooner Inland Seas. After leaving the dock, participants will have the opportunity to help raise the sails. Then TC Celtic will entertain guests with lively sea chanties and Irish songs. Info: schoolship.org

 

July 21…17th Annual Tour de TART bicycle tour 4-9pm. Hit the TART and Leelanau Trails for an evening ride that begins in Traverse City at Darrow Park and ends in Marina Park in Suttons Bay. Riders will enjoy two food stops along the 17-mile ride, a bay side meal at the Suttons Bay Marina Park, local microbrews and wine (bring cash) and then a relaxing bus ride back home. Bus service begins at 6:30 pm and the last bus departs at 9 pm. Info: traversetrails.org

 

July 22-30…AuSable River Festival by Grayling Chamber Commerce.  Canoe time trials, HUP Race, Music, Food Court, Parade, Car Show, Craft Show.  Canoe Marathon 29th at 6pm.  Held at various downtown venues. Info: www.graylingchamber.com

 

July 25-30…Traverse City Film Festival! An outstanding selection of independent, foreign, and documentary films, as well as premieres, parties, panel discussions and lectures about the world of film. Most events are held near downtown -- at the vintage State Theatre, Bijou by the Bay, the City Opera House, and the Old Town Playhouse, but there are also many free festival opportunities including the family movies shown each night at an outdoor screen at the Open Space Park on the shore of West Grand Traverse Bay. Details: traversecityfilmfes.org

 

June 29-30… AuSable River International Canoe Marathon downtown Grayling.  America’s Toughest Spectator Sport. Opening ceremonies 6pm. Race Start 9pm.  120 miles, night journey, Grayling to Oscoda.  Veteran broadcaster Larry Roberts with live remote coverage throughout the night  Info: http://www.ausablecanoemarathon.org/

August

 

Aug 2-5…Elk Rapids Harbor Days Festival.

 

Aug 3… Get acquainted with the Les Cheneaux Islands Community at Cedarville's First Thursday Night Walk events. The first Thursday of each month, 20 local businesses and organizations will be open with music, prizes, samples, give-aways, fun and excitement. The walking tour begins at The Old Shell Gallery, on the corner of M-134 and M-129. Pick up your maps and you may win some great prizes! Also happening September 7th. Info: 906-322-1016

 

Aug 5…Charlevoix Area Humane Society 3rd Annual WoofStock Pet and Music Festival Noon-6p at Mackinaw Trails Winery in Petoskey. Live music, animal agility demonstrations, pet contest, wagon rides, food, crafts and more! Info: 231-582-6774

 

Aug 10-12…Antrim County Fair-Bellaire

 

Aug 17-20…50th Annual Buckley Old Engine Show. Exhibits of hundreds of tractors and equipment, flea market, entertainment, arts & crafts, demonstrations  and more. Gate fee $10 adults, kids 15 & under free. Info: buckleyoldengineshow.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ongoing

 

Now-September- Every Thursday enjoy an evening on the patio at Petoskey Farms Vineyard from 5:30-7:30pm. Free. Info: boynechamber.com

 

June 16-Sept 29…  2017 season of the Downtown Petoskey Farmer's Market every Friday from June 16th to September 29th, from 8:30 am to 1 pm.

 

 

Now – August 31…Concerts on the Lawn 7pm at the Grand Traverse Pavilions-Traverse City. Free admission. Enjoy a summer evening with great music, family and good friends. Bring a chair, blanket or picnic. Food, drinks, and ice cream are available. Info: gtpavilions.org

 

Now – Oct 10…Kalkaska Farmer’s Market open on Tuesdays 2-6pm at Railroad Square-Downtown. Info: kalkaskavillage.com

 

Northern Care Center is a free medical center for the Cheboygan community that is struggling for health care.  Please call to schedule an appointment at 231-333-3019. They are located on the corner of State and Water Street in Cheboygan. Walk in clinic 1 & 3rd Tuesday, 10am register by 4pm. By appt 2 & 4th Thursday from 10a-2pm. Feb 28 10-2p by appt. March 9 10-2 by appt.

 

One in eight women will be affected by Breast Cancer this year. For women ages forty to sixty-four that need help getting routine cancer screenings, District Health Department #10 may be able to help. To see if you qualify, contact your local DHD#10 office or visit www.dhd10.org. Don’t forget to find District Health Department #10 on Facebook, too.”

 

Ongoing: Raven Hill Discovery Center opens to families for free the second Saturday each month. No groups or organizations. Open noon-4 p.m. Raven Hill is located at 4737 Fuller Rd., East Jordan. (231) 536-3369 or www.ravenhilldiscoverycenter.org.

 

TFN…Openings are available in the NEMCSA Foster Grandparent and Senior Companion Volunteer Programs. Applicants must be over 55, income eligible and have reliable transportation. Info: 877-222-9043

 

Ongoing…The Cheboygan Parkinson Support Group meets the 3rd Tuesday of the Month at 1pm (starting in August) at the Cheboygan Campus of McLaren Northern Michigan, 3rd Floor Conference room. Free to attend. For more info: 231-445-1595

 

Ongoing…First & 3rd Friday each month 6:30-8:30 Dance Class at the Area Seniors Inc Activity Center on Maple St-Bellaire. Learn and practice ballroom dance steps like the Waltz, Two-step, and Swing. Join in on Contra and Square Dances too. No experience. $5. Info:bellairechamber.com

 

TFN…Second Tuesday of every month – Cancer support group meets at the Salvation Army community room in Cheboygan at 7pm. Info: 231-537-2277

 

TFN…First Thursday of every month- Learn the medical aspects of cannabis 6:30-7:30p at the Cheboygan Library.

 

TFN…Every Saturday 10a-2pm Indoor Farmers Market at the Village at Grand Traverse Common-Traverse City. Free admission. Great local fare, Farm fresh eggs, fish, meats, milk, and cheese; fruits and veggies; homemade breads, pasta, and sweet treats; honey, preserves, maple syrup and MORE!. Info: thevillagetc.com

 

TFN…The Inter-Tribal Council of Michigan would like to remind you that screening and early detection of breast and cervical cancer saves lives.  Visit www.itcmi.org/healthcenters today.

 

First Thursday of each month, the Munson Grief Support Group meets from noon-1p in conference room B at Munson Heathcare Charlevoix Hospital. No charge. Info: 231-547-8569

 

 

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