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Week of July 15


Now – Aug 31…Mackinaw City Fireworks every Friday at dusk at Mackinac Bay Beach. Info:


Now-Aug 17…Concerts in the Park noon-1pm every Wednesday and Friday in Pennsylvania Park-Petoskey. Bring your lunch and enjoy free music. . In case of rain, concerts will be moved to the Crooked Tree Arts Center's Ross Stoakes Theater. Info:


Now-Aug 10…Petoskey Rocks – every Friday from 6-10 downtown. Free carriage rides, ghost walk, movie in the park at dusk. Info:


Now-Aug 8…Evenings at the Gazebo concert series every Wednesday, 6:30pm Old City Park-Boyne City. Free music, bring lawn chair or blanket. Info: (no concert July 4th)


Now-Aug 16…Every other Thursday from 11-1p the Mackinaw City Area Arts Council is holding free Arts & Crafts Workshops in the Mackinaw City Pavilion. Open to all ages, first come first served. Kids should bring a snack and wear clothes to paint in. Info: 231-436-5626


Now-Aug 30…Music on Main 6-8pm every Thursday at the Village at Bay Harbor. Different musicians every week. Free. Info:


Now – Aug 30…Concerts on the Lawn – Thursdays at 7pm at Grand Traverse Pavilions-Traverse City. Bring a chair, or blanket. Food, Ice cream & beverages available from 5:30-7:30p, or bring your own. Info:


Now -Sept 7…Stroll The Streets 6-9pm every Friday downtown Boyne City. Music, entertainment, kids activities, and more. Info:


Now-Aug 31…Music in the Park every Friday from 7-9pm at G.M. Dame Marinea Park-Northport. Bring a chair or blanket and snacks. Free. Info:


Now-Aug 23…Street Musique 7-9p every Thursday downtown Harbor Springs. Different varieties of music, kids activities, food and more! Info:


Now-Sept 1…Music on Mullett every Saturday 1-4pm at Mullett Lake Marina. Free. Info:


Now – Sept 2…Fireworks over Moran Bay-St. Igance. Every Saturday at dusk. Info:


Now-Aug 12…Great Lakes Equestrian Festival. See nationally and internationally rated hunter and jumper competitions and classic equestrian competitions for children, juniors, adults and amateur-owner riders. Each week, the Festival will also hold classes for young horses, open jumper classes and professional hunter derbies, culminating every Sunday with a Grand Prix show jumping competition. Recurring weekly on Sunday, Wed-Sat. Gates Wed-Sat 9a-5p, Sun noon-5p. Info:


Now- Aug 11…Stone Circle Gathering every Saturday from 9-1pm enjoy storytelling, poetry and music in a unique outdoor amphitheatre. $5 adults/$3 kids. Stone Circle is located ten miles north of Elk Rapids off US 31. Info: 231-264-9467


July 18…48th Annual Glen Lake Women’s Club Art Fair 10-4pm at the Glen Arbor Township Hall. Over 100 artists will exhibit their works; lunch available. Proceeds benefit the Women’s Club scholarship fund. Info:


July 18…Crooked Tree Arts Center D’Art for Art preview fundraiser 6-8:30pm at the Irish Boat Shop in Harbor Springs. Mingle with donating artists & chefs, bid on unique auction items and get a peek at the artwork. Plus live music and dancing. $75 per person. Info:


July 18…Bike Swap at the Top of Michigan Trail Center-Petoskey 10-3pm. Bicycles must be in rideable condition. At least 40% of sales will benefit trail maintenance cost. Info:


July 18-22…Indian River Summerfest. Lobsterfest, beach bash, kids activities, rubber duck race, ice cream social, live music, cruise night, and more! Info:


July 19-21…Beaver Island Music Festival. 3 days of live music, kids activities, art and more! Info:


July 20 & 21…The Up North Vocal Institute will perform at Crooked Tree Arts Center-Petoskey, all shows at 7pm, except July 14 at 6pm. Free admission. Info:231-347-4337


July 20…Tour de Tart bicycle ride 4-10pm. Hit the TART and Leelanau Trails for an evening ride up to Suttons Bay for a bayside dinner and transportation back to Traverse City. Riders can start anytime between 4 pm and 6:30 pm. Average time to finish the ride portion is 2 hours. Participants will enjoy two food and water stops along the 17-mile paved trail, including the famous luau party. All proceeds benefit TART Trails. Info:


July 20-21…Shay Days at the Harbor Springs Historical Society. A celebration of inventor Ephraim Shay.  10-3pm both days. Games, displays, model trains and more. Info:


July 20-21…Street Legends Car Show-downtown Charlevoix. Friday cruise at 5pm, followed by a cruise-in with live music in East Park. Sat. main event cart show at 9am, silent auction 9-1p, awards at 3pm.  Info:


July 20-21…Salvation Army Traverse City Corp 3rd Annual Christmas in July Red Kettle Campaign. All donations stay local to help families and individuals in need. Volunteers are needed to ring bells 10-6pm at one of 7 location. Info: 231-946-4644


July 20-22…Petoskey Music, Art & Farm Expo at the Emmet County Fairgrounds. Arts, antiques, hand-made crafts, farm goods & equipment, and more! Benefits music and art programs in Northern Michigan schools. $5 person, 12 & under $1. Info:231-539-8030


July 21…5th Annual Mustang Car Show 1-10pm Mackinaw City. Family fun, food, live music and parade. Info: 800-666-0160


July 21…Leelanau Peninsula Wine on the Water 1-7pm at Marina Park-Suttons Bay. Local wineries/distilleries/breweries, food from local restaurants, live music. Advance tix $15, at the gate $20. Info: 231-252-2880


July 21…Annual Fish Feast 5K Run/Walk and 1 mile fun run 9am at the American Legion Memorial Park-St. Ignace. Info:


July 21…Kingsley Heritage Days. 5K and Fun Run, obstacle course race, co-ed softball tournament, parade, music and more! Info:


July 21…Empire Anchor Day 9a-10p downtown Empire. Fun run, parade, BBQ dinner, live music and more! Info:


July 21…Art in the Park 10-6pm – Pennsylvania Park-Petoskey.

Over 130 booths with items ranging from pottery to jewelry, from paintings to photographs and more! Info:


July 21… Thad Ranger’s Great American Talent Show at Studio Anatomy-Traverse City, doors at 8pm, show at 9. $10 admission/$5 with college or military ID. Proceeds benefit 22NONE. Info:


July 21…Combat Vets Motorcycle Association Dice Run at Zips 45th Parallel-Gaylord. Registration 10am, kickstands up 12:30, last in 4pm. Food, 50/50 and table raffle. Supports Veterans and Vet organizations. Info: 989-732-8000


July 21…Dog Days of Summer Adoption Event 10-2pm at the Cheboygan County Humane Society on Hackelburg Rd. Face painting and refreshements. Reduced adoption fees if pre-approved by July 19. Info:


July 21-28…Charlevoix Venetian Festival. Carnival, parades, games, live music and more! Info:


Week of July 22


July 23…New Hope United Methodist Church in Levering is hosting a Red Cross Blood Drive 1-6:45pm. Info:


July 25-Aug 29…Rhythm on the River music series every Wednesday from 6-8pm on the side lawn of the Indian River Public Library. Bring your chair or blanket and enjoy free music. Info:


July 26…29th Annual Save the Trees Fundraiser 6-8:30pm at Walstrom Marine-Harbor Springs. Silent auction, treasure tree, music, desserts and more. $75 person. Info:


July 26…St. Anthony Annual Garage Sale 9a-3pm inside the Parish Life Center-Mackinaw City. Bake sale and antiques too!


July 26-28…Antique Flywheelers Show. Celebrate all things flywheeler. Events include demonstrations, an arts and crafts show and a parade. Festival grounds between Walloon Lake and Boyne Falls. Info:


July 27…Par 3 Challenge with Carter Oosterhouse at Manitou Passage Golf Club-Cedar. 8a-4pm. Benefits “Carters Kids Playgrounds”. 18 holes of 3 pars, cash prizes and more. Info:


July 27-28…Downtown Cheboygan Music Festival. Live entertainment with The Brewhouse Band, Tommy K & The Rock Show, Charlie Reager, Owen James Trio, Lara Fullford, Oh Brother Big Sister, Evan Archambo, Jon Archambault Band and the Drew Hale Band. Free admission. Festival Square.


July 28-28…Rockin Rivertown Ride. Poker Run, Rolling Thunder Parade, Motorcycle Show.


July 28…Meet the Mackinaw! Enjoy a fun and educational time aboard the Mighty Mackinaw. Ship tours will include former crewmembers, active Coast Guard personnel and special guests. There will be fun, nautical games and activities for the kids and a hot dog roast lunch will start at noon. General admission ticket required. Info: 231-436-5574


July 28…Petoskey Superhero Heart Run 8:30-12:30 at Bayfront Park-Petoskey. 5K.2K & kids dash. Proceeds help provide support, education and research for Congential Heart Defects. Info:


Week of July 29


July 29…Pellston Masonic Lodge #440 monthly chicken & swiss steak dinner 4-6:30pm. Adults $12, kids under 12 $5. Proceeds support community charities. Info: 609-915-6059


July 31… Crooked Tree Arts Center evening music series “Live on Bidwell Plaza” 5:30-7pm-Petoskey. Family friendly music, snacks, activities and more. Bring a chair or blanket. Info:


July 31-Aug 5…Just great movies at the Traverse City Film Festival! Plus seminars, activities, discussions and more! Details at


July 31-Aug 5…Rogers City Nautical Festival. Sailors Memorial, live music, Texas Hold-em Tournament, carnival, exhibits, kids parade, teen dance, lighthouse tours, pet show, arts & crafts, antique & classic car show, ice cream social and more! Info:


August 2018


Aug 1-4…Elk Rapids Harbor Days


Aug 2…Great Lakes Music Festival 8-10pm at Center Stage-Bay Harbor. Showcasing indie/country/rock artists with ties to the Great Lakes region. All seats $20. Info:


Aug 3…Hot Dogs for Habitat 11-2 at Citizen’s National Bank-Cheboygan. All proceeds benefit the Cheboygan County Habitat for Humanity. Info:


Aug 3-4…Mackinaw Area Historical Festival-downtown Mackinaw City. Food, music, vintage baseball, tours and more! Info:


Aug 4…Northport Lions Club Drin-In Fly-in Pancake Breakfast 8a-noon at Woolsey Memorial Airport. Pancake breakfast with airplanes, antique car display and the Northport Community Band. Info:


Aug 4…Walloon Woodies Classic Boat & Car Show 11-4 at Walloon Village Green Park. Concessions on site with sales to benefit the Walloon Lake Trust & Conservancy. Info:


Aug 4…Rock ‘n Rides Cruise for a Cause 8am-3pm at Streeters-Traverse City. Cars•Trucks•Motorcycles, All makes and styles. Antiques•Classics•Custom! Charity Cause: Reining Liberty Ranch (Support for PTSD Veterans and family). Info:


Aug 4…5th Annual WoofStock noon-6pm at Mackinaw Trails Winery-Petoskey. 2 stages, animal agility demos, food, crafts, pet related vendors, silent auction and more. Benefits the Charlevoix Area Humane Society. Info: 231-582-6774


Aug 4…9th Annual Port Oneida Run/Walk 7-10am at Port Oneida Farms Heritage Center-Glen Arbor. 10K.5K & Kids dash. $30 by Aug. 1st, $35 after. Info:


Aug 4-5…Suttons Bay Art Festival at Marina Park. One hundred artists along with community groups, a community library book sale, food vendors and a children’s area. Sunday morning pancake breakfast in the park (free to exhibiting artists). Sat 10-6, Sun 10-5. Info:


Aug 4-11…Cheboygan County Fair. Carnival, 4-H exhibits, tractor pull, lawn mower races, horse pull, 4X4 mud runs, truck show, bump & run derby and more! Info:


Aug 5…Pedal, Pig, Pint Water/Ways Ride Around Lake Charlevoix 9a-1pm. Start & finish at Boyne City Veteran’s Memorial Park. Participants are invited to ride 42 or 22 miles and enjoy a pig roast and pint at Stiggs Brewery following the ride. Registration fee is $45.00 and includes pig roast, pint, and a donation to Raven Hill Discovery Center's Water/Ways programming. Register at or 8:00 a.m. the morning of the event.


Aug 7… Safe Talk Training event 9a-12:30 at the Cheboygan Library. Must pre-register. Learn the basic steps to create a life-saving connection and help prevent suicide. Info: 231-675-5047



RSVP BY August 8th for the 2nd Annual Sunset in the Vines at Rove Estate-Traverse City. Features dinner, artisan wine, live music and silent auction, all to benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, leading the way the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer. Info:


Aug 9-11…Antrim County Fair-Bellaire. Displays, demonstrations, entertainment, animals, livestock auction, horse pull, 4-H exhibits and more! Info:


Aug 11…Run for a Cure 5K Walk/Run for ALS Research 10a at the Petoskey Water Front Water Shelter. $25 person adv./$30 late. Info: 231-622-9626


Aug 11…Annual Mount Hope Church Classic Car, Truck and Bike Show 9a-3pm. Proceeds benefit the Otsego County Commuinty Food Pantry. Info:


Aug 11-12…Odawa Homecoming Pow Wow – Petoskey. Info:


Aug 11-12…Antique Auto Show & Flea Market at Veterans Memorial Park-Boyne City. 9a-4p both days. Free admission. Flea market and other venros. Info:


Aug 13-19…Rubber Ducky Festival-Bellaire. Arts & Crafts, games, parade, rubber duck race, free kids movie, bounce houses, and more! Info:


Aug 15…Annual Traverse City Chamber Golf Outing at Grand Traverse Resort & Spa. The cost is $190 per golfer and $760 for a foursome, which includes 18 holes of cart golf, a registration gift, lunch and dinner, along with drink and prize tickets. Proceeds from the Chamber Golf Outing support our award-winning Leadership Grand Traverse program and other Chamber leadership initiatives. Info:


Aug 16-18…16th Annual Festival on the Bay – Petoskey. Live music, kids activities, petting zoo, big art show, carboard boat race, waterball competition and more! Info:


Aug 17-18…42nd Annual Frankfort Art Fair at Market Square Park. Over 175 artists display their works. Info:


Aug 18…8th Annual Chicken BBQ 4-7pm at St. John Lutheran Church-Cheboygan. Please bring a donation of canned goods or non-perishable food items and a donation for your meal. Proceeds benefit the Lord’s Kitchen.


Aug 18… 6th Annual Kiersten’s Ride-Horseback/Walk/ATV for suicide prevention programs at Chandler Hills Campground-Boyne Falls. 10a horseback trail ride; noon walk; 2pm ATV ride. Pre-registration $15 before 8/11, after $25. Lunch provided from 1-2pm for all participants. Prizes for most money raised. Camping available by reservation only. Info:


Aug 23…17th Annual Jewel at Mackinac Golf Tournament on Mackinac Island. Limited registrations now available. Info: 906-643-0443


Aug 23…Country Music legend Moe Bandy performs at Gaylord High School at 7pm to benefit the Otsego County Sheriff’s Mounted Association. Tix $20 ea/$35 couple/$50 family. Info: 800-445-2143


Aug 25-26…Mackinac Island Fudge Festival 10-8pm. The festival features a number of fudge-related activities including: Miss Michigan Sugar Appearances; Daddy…I want the Golden Ticket Vacation Giveaway; Great Turtle Slow Ride Bike Race; Fudge Making Demonstrations & Tastings; Fudge on the Rocks; Fudge Infused cocktails at Island restaurants; Dining Under the Influence of Fudge at Mary’s Bistro and more. Info:


Aug 31…Boyne City Labor Day Weekend Car Show and Drive-in Preview 6-9pm 100 & 200 blocks of E. Water St. Info: 231-582-2492


Sept 1…Boyne City Car Show 8a-4pm Veteran’s Park. Advance registration $20 per vehicle through 8/30/18. $25 after. Info: 231-582-2492




Help is available for Michigan homeowners to avoid foreclosure through Step Forward Michigan. Questions, call Lindsey 231-582-6436


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


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.


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


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


Every Monday the Indian River Kiwanis Club meets at pm at Vivio’s Restaurant. The public is invited. Info: 231-290-0044

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.


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:


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 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


TFN…Free arts & crafts for all school aged kids from noon-3pm on the second Saturday of the month at the Gaylord Area Council for the Arts. Offering fun and original projects for each session. 125 E. Main-Gaylord. Info: 989-732-3242


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