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Sign Up Now for the 33rd Annual Gaylord Chamber Golf Outing Aug. 18th at the Otsego Resort! Space is limited. To register https://www.gaylordchamber.com/ or call 989-732-6333

 

Sign up now for the 9th Annual Kiersten's Ride August 21st at Chandler Hills Campground-Boyne Falls. Horseback, trail bike, walk or ORV. Prizes for top fundraisers. Proceeds benefit suicide prevention programs in northern Michigan. Info: kierstensride.org

Ticket available for “Pitches for HOPE” game with the Traverse City Pit Spitters as they take on the Rockford Rivets at 5:05pm! Use the code: HOPE at check-out and part of the ticket sale will benefit HOPE Lives in Northern Michigan, for mental health and suicide prevention programs. Get tickets here: https://bit.ly/2TemtPA

 

Now-Aug 14..Presque Isle Lighthouse Youth Art Contest open to Kindergarten through 8th grade. Submit drawings and paintings of lighthouses to celebrate their history. The artwork must be a 2-dimensional work (no sculpture, ceramics, etc.), made by using pastels, pencils, crayons, paint, glitter, markers, etc. on a flat surface such as paper, canvas, poster board, etc. No photography or digitally created entries--must be hand-crafted artwork and entirely the work of the youth. Info: https://presqueislelighthouses.org

 

Now – Aug 31… Every Tuesday 6-9pm Bike Night & Car Cruise In at Boyne Mt. Resort – Boyne Falls. Bring your favorite roadster, hog or coupe. Live music, food & drink specials, raffles for local charities, giveaways and more! Info: boynemountain.com

 

Now -Aug 25…Every Wednesday – Pavillon Summer Concert Series at Veterans Park-Boyne City. Live music beginning at 6:30pm. Info: boynechamber.com

 

Now-Aug 11..Every Wednesday – Evening on River Street 6-9pm downtown Elk Rapids. Info: elkrapidschamber.org

 

Now - Aug 20…Concerts in the Park at noon every Wednesday and Friday – Pennsylvania Park –Petoskey. Free. Info: petoskeyarea.com

 

Now – Sept 16…Every Thursday 5-8pm downtown Cheboygan & Washington Park. Live music, vendors and more. Info: cheboyganmainstreet.org

 

Now-Aug 19…Street Musique every Thursday 6:30-8:30pm downtown Harbor Springs. Different styles of music offered block to block. Info: streetmusique.com

 

Now-Aug 26…Every Thursday, Concerts on the Lawn at Grand Traverse Pavilions 7-8:30pm – Traverse City. Free. Concessions on site. Bring a blanket or lawn chair. Info: traversecity.com

 

Now -Aug 13…Every Friday enjoy Summer Concerts in the Park 7-8pm – Lakeside Park, Rogers City. Free. Info: rogerscityareachamber.com

 

Now-Aug 12…Every Friday, Movie in the Park at Dark – Pennsylvania Park-Petoskey. Info: petoskeydowntown.com

 

Now-Sept 3…Every Friday – “Stroll the Streets” downtown Boyne City. Live music, shopping and fun! Info: boynechamber.com

 

Now - Sept 4…Fireworks every Saturday at dusk – downtown St. Ignace. Info: saintignace.org

 

Week of August 1

 

Aug 3…Versiti Blood Center grand opening of the new Gaylord donor center at 133 W. Main St. and community blood drive 11a-7p. All blood types needed. Info:

 

Aug 4…Petoskey Junior Little League State Champion parade through Petoskey starting at 6pm, Turcott Field, down Kalamazoo, through downtown, ending at the waterfront.

 

Aug 4-7…Elk Rapids Harbor Days Festival. Car show, carnival, live music, arts & craft show, kids activities, parade, cornhole tournament, and more. Info: elkrapidsharbordays.org

 

Aug 4-8…Rendezvous in Mackinaw & 18th Century Trade Fair – Conkling Heritage Park. Info: mackinawcity.com

 

Aug 5-8…Boyne Falls Polish Festival. Polka, beer tent, food, parade, live music, carnival, kids games, car show, bump-n-run, bike parade, mud run and more! Info: boynefallspolishfestival.com

 

Aug 6…Great Lakes Anishinaabe Art & Business Expo 11-7p Washington Park – Cheboygan. Free admission. Info: cheboygan.com

 

Aug 6…Free outdoor movie in the Children’s Garden at the Cheboygan Public Library. Showing “Wizard of OZ” at 9pm. Bring a chair or blanket and your own snacks/non-alcoholic beverages. Info: 2231-627-2381

 

Aug 6-7…Timberfest – Lewiston. More info to come. lewistonchamber.com

 

Aug 6-8…Annual Salvation Army and Walmart 'Stuff the Bus' campaign at Walmart or purchases items from Walmart Registry for Good! Find out more at centralusa.salvationarmy.org/traversecity

 

Aug 7…23rd Annual Salmon Tournament – Cheboygan. Shotgun start at 6a, must be back in the harbor at 2p. Info: cheboygansalmontournament.com

 

Aug 7…Dunk-a-Cop fundraiser 4-6pm at the Rogers City Marina. Presque Isle Co Sheriff’s Dept vs Rogers City Police vs Cheboygan Co Sheriff’s Dept competing to keep their team out of “jail” via the dunk tank. $10 donation will benefit suicide awareness through the Rogers City Out of the Darkness Walk. Info: 231-627-2858

 

Aug 7-14…Cheboygan County Fair! Carnvial, exhibits, horse show, tractor pull, donkey races, rodeo, monster truck show, bump&run derby and more. Info: cheboyganfair.com

 

Week of August 8

 

Aug 8…Pitches for HOPE at the Traverse City Pit Spitters game. A portion of each ticket will be donated to HOPE Lives in Northern Michigan to provide mental health awareness and suicide prevention programs. Use code: HOPE when purchasing. Info: 231-414-4424

 

Aug 8…Antrim County High Tea for breast cancer prevention. Shanty Creek Resort-Bellaire. 11:30 table viewing, noon- program and luncheon. Info: 231-715-9790

 

Aug 8-14…Northwestern Michigan Fair – Traverse City. Carnival, exhibits, games, horse pull, monster truck, lawn mower races, live music, rodeo and more. Info: northwesternmichiganfair.net

 

Aug 10…Lunch by the Bay to benefit the Salvation Army of Petoskey. 1pm at festival place shelter at Bayfront Park – Petoskey. Special guest speaker is bestselling author Kathleen Irene Paterka. Silent auction as well as lunch. $45 person. Purchase online at SAPetoskey.org or at the SA Community Center. Info: 231-347-3531

 

Aug 10…Summer Celebration Concerts 7pm downtown Mancelona in Triangle Park. Bring a lawn chair or blanket and enjoy live music. Free. Info: mancelonachamber.org

 

Aug 11 & Sept 8…Straits Pride Ride 6-9pm. Gather in Marquette Park-Mackinac Island at 6pm. Bring your own bike! Info: straitspride.org

 

Aug 11-14…Boyne City Pirate Festival! Live entertainment, treasure hunt, kids activities, parade, kids and adult costume contest, and more! Info: boynecitypiratefest.com

 

Aug 11-14…Antrim County Fair – Bellaire. Exhibits, kids activities, carnival, crafts, entertainment and more. Info: antrimcountyfair.com

 

Aug 13…Le Chenezux Car Show - Cedarville

 

Aug 13-14…Made in Cheboygan Summer Craft Show – Washington Park. Fri noon-7p, Sat 9-3p. Info: 231-420-2085

 

Aug 13-14…Arts & Crafts Fair at Michaywe’ Golf Course – Gaylord. Fri 11-5, Sat 10-4. Info: michaywe.com

 

Aug 14-15…73rd Annual Top O’ Michigan Marathon Nationals – Indian River. Exciting outboard boat racing along 87 miles of the Inland Waterway. Info: tomorc.org

 

Aug 14-15…Flea Market & Auto Rally by the Bay – Boyne City. Firefighters to provide concessions with funds donated to the Boyne City Fire Department. Info: 231-582-3642

 

Aug 14…3rd Annual VETSTOCK noon-11pm at the Charlevoix Elks Lodge. Honoring and raising money for Veterans. Live music, food, drinks, raffle and more. Info: charlevoix.org

 

Aug 14…Hessel Boat Show – 9am-4:30pm, also includes Festival of Arts.

 

Aug 14…Upper Peninsula Bigfoot Conference 10-4p at 275 Marquette St – St. Ignace. For those interested in the subject. Info: sm_bfrg@hotmail.com

 

Aug 14…Flea Market & Auto Rally 9a-4p at Veterans Memorial Park – Boyne City. Flea Market, Auto Show and Concessions. Firefighter Breakfast/Brunch by donation Sunday Morning. If you would like to be a vendor please message us for a registration (lots are $20 for 10x20 lot size). No pre-registration necessary for auto show participants. Firefighters to provide concessions with all funds donated to the Boyne City Fire Department. Info: 231-582-3642

 

Week of August 15

 

Aug 15…Topinabee Fire Department Annual Chicken BBQ noon-4p. Adults $15, kids $10. Info: 231-268-4027

 

Aug 16-21…Rubber Ducky Festival – Bellaire. Book sale, strawberry social, music, duck race, arts & crafts, parade, community BBQ and more. Info: bellairechamber.org

 

Aug 16-18… The Salvation Army Traverse City invites area children kindergarten thru 6th grade to climb aboard for mountains of fun at Rocky Railway vacation bible school, August 16 - 18! On this faith-filled adventure, kids will discover that trusting Jesus pulls them through life's ups and downs. (Children under kindergarten age as welcome when accompanied by an adult) Vacation bible school is free and held at The Salvation Army Community Center, 1239 Barlow. Registration is encouraged. Registration forms, additional information, and schedule are available at The Salvation Army or downloadable at SAtraverseCity.org.

 

Aug 18…The Gaylord Area Chamber of Commerce presents the 33rd Annual Golf Outing! Join in for a day of golf, networking and fun at The Tribute Golf Course @ Otsego Resort. This event is limited to 36 teams. Register today at: https://www.gaylordchamber.com/golf-outing. Golfer $135 / Foursome $540

 

Aug 18-21...Otsego County (Mini) Fair. Info: otsegocountyfair.com

 

Aug 20…St. Ignace 350th Anniversary Corn Hole Tournament at Coast Guard Park, Dock 3. Cost: $20/per team of two, 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place Cash Prizes Registration will take place at the event or pre-register at stignace.com/event/kiwanis-corn-hole-tournament/ Bags and boards will be provided. Beer and music tent. Food truck. The St Ignace VB will also be revealing the 350th craft beer at 5:30 and hold various kids games at 6:30.

 

Aug 20-22…Northland Players present The 39 Steps at the Cheboygan Opera House. Fri/Sat at 7:30p, Sun at 2p. Tickets $18 and benefit the Opera House. Info: theoperahouse.org

 

Aug 21...9th Annual Kiersten’s Ride for Suicide Prevention at Chandler Hills Campground-Boyne Falls. Horseback, trail bike, walk or ORV. Prizes for top fundraisers. Info: kierstensride.org

 

Aug 21…Louie’s Farm Jam! Live music, food truck, two beer tents and more. Part of the proceeds benefit 22 2 NONE. Performers: East Bay Blue noon-2p; Billy Jewell & Friends 2-4p; HEADWIND Blues Project 4-6pm; The Donald Benjamin Band 6-8pm. 4 & Under free; 4-16 $10; Adults $25. Creighton Rd, South Boardman. Info: on facebook at Louie’s Farm Jam.

 

Week of August 22

 

Aug 22…Cheboygan Kiwanis Summer Sports Spectacular at Gordon Turner Park. Cornhole Tournament and Volleyball Tournament to benefit Kiwanis. Registration at noon, competition at 1pm. Consessions available, skills competitions throughout the day. Cornhole info: 810-358-7826, volleyball info: 231-268-0035

 

Aug 24-29…Emmet-Charlevoix County Fair – Petoskey. Live music, exhibits, monster truck throwdown, carnival, arts & crafts, firefighter show, kids games, livestock shows & auction. Info: emmetchxfair.org

 

Aug 27-28…Annual Garage Sale at the Cheboygan County Fairgrounds. Fri 9-6, Sat 9-5. Benefits the Cheboygan County Humane Society. Info: 231-238-8221

 

Week of August 29

 

Sept 3-4…Boyne City Kiwanis Labor Day Weekend Car Show at Veteran’s Park. Friday Night Free Drive-in preview in the first 2 blocks of E Water St. Saturday judged Car show in Veteran’s Park. Registration opens at 8am Pre-registration $20 per vehicle through September 3. Day of registration $25 per vehicle Door prizes awarded throughout the day. Judging begins at 10am Voting for special classes closes at 1pm Awards presentation will begin about 3pm Proceeds benefit the youth of the Boyne City area youth. Info: 231-582-2492

 

Sept 9…The Mackinac County Child Protection Roundtable is hosting Project Backpack, in the parking lot at St. Ignace Schools from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Info: (906) 430-7968

 

Sept 16-20…NHL Prospect Tournament at Centre Ice – Traverse City. Info: centreice.org

 

Sept 23-28…Red Wings Training Camp at Centre Ice-Traverse City. Info: centreice.org

 

October

 

Oct 2…Nitro Circus Live: You Got This Tour 6pm at Turtle Creek Stadium-Traverse City. High adrenaline action sports spectacular starring the best athletes in FMX, BMX, Skate, Scooter and more. Watch thrill-loving daredevils brave  the world’s largest jumps! Get tickets and more info at NITROCIRCUS.COM

 

Register now for 19th Jewel at Mackinac  Golf Outing Aug 26th on Mackinac Island. Proceeds help the Mackinac Straits Health Foundation. Info: mackinacstraitshealth.org or call (906) 328-0006.

 

2nd Annual “Run for C.D.H. One” will be a virtual event Labor Day Weekend, featuring Half-Marathon, 10-K and 5-K Run or Walk. Proceeds benefit Genetic Testing Awareness and Cancer Research. Cost is $30 and includes a shirt. Register at runsignup.com or call Amy, (906) 231-0507.

 

Every Monday and Wednesday from noon-1pm Free Food Market is open in the parking lot of the Salvation Army Community Center on Barlow-Traverse City. Info: centralusa.salvationarmy.org

 

TFN…The St. Thomas food pantry is open on a drive-thru basis every Monday 10a-1pm. Bring photo ID with current Cheboygan address, proof of household income and proof of address for all household residents. 332 Western Ave. Info: 231-627-3167

 

TFN…The Acme Christian Thrift Store is in need of volunteers 3-5p any day Tues-Sat. Info: 231-267-3002

 

TFN…4th Wednesday of every month is Veterans Coffee Hour 9-10am at McDonalds in Cheboygan. Free coffee for Veterans. Info: cheboygan.com

 

Now-TFN…Hospice of Michigan is available to help families in need of compassionate hospice care for a loved one. Call 888-247-5701 or visit hom.org

 

TFN- The Northern Care Center is a medical clinic for those uninsured or underinsured. Patients  are seen on Tuesday afternoon/evenings. Located at 117 W State Street, Cheboygan. You need to wear a mask and when you come to the parking lot you need to call the clinic, first come first seen. They also have vouchers for product at Goodwill and personal hygiene products for those in need. Please knock on the door for product. Please call with any questions 231-333-3019.

 

TFN…The Cheboygan Rec Center is open on Monday and Wednesday for boys and Tues/Thurs for girls from 5:30-8pm. High school and adults 8pm-10:30pm. Must wear mask at all times.

 

Now – TFN…Weekly Covid-19 Testing. By appointment only. No symptoms or doctors order necessary. Charlevoix: Mon & Wed 10a-noon; Gaylord & Mancelona: Tues & Thurs 10-noon; Harbor Springs/Petoskey: Friday 10-noon. Call the Health Dept of NW Michigan to schedule 800-432-4121

 

**Upcoming Farmer’s Markets

Now-Sept 4…Every Friday - Petoskey Farmers Market downtown 8:30-1pm Info: petoskeyarea.com

Now -Sept 28…Kalkaska Farmer’s Market 2-6pm at Railroad Square Info: 231-258-3307

Now – Oct..Every Wed & Sat Sara Hardy Downtown Farmers Market-Traverse City. Wed 8a-noon, Sat 7:30-noon

Now-Oct…Every Monday 2-6pm the The Village at Grand Traverse Commons-Traverse City

Now – Oct…Every Wed & Sat 8a-1p – Festival Square - Cheboygan

June 11- Oct 8…Elk Rapids Farmer’s Market, every Friday 8a-noon

Now -Oct 16…Saturdays - downtown Harbor Springs

June 2 – Aug 25…every Wed. downtown Harbor Springs

June 6- Oct 20…every Sat 8a-1p downtown Gaylord

Every Sat thru mid-May…Boyne City indoor farmers market 9a-noon on the main floor of city hall. Info: boynechamber.com

Now-Oct 8 …Bellaire Farmers Market 8a-noon at the ASI Community Center & Park

Now -Oct…Every Sunday - Interlochen Farmers Market 9a-2pm. 2112 M-137. Info: 231-970-1340

 

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