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Now-Aug 29…Mackinaw State Historic Parks Free Movies! Movies in the Fort on Mackinac Island every Tuesday and Movies by the Bridge in Michilimackinac State Park in Mackinaw City every Friday! Movies begin at dusk. Bring a blanket or chair. For a full list of movies, visit mackinacparks.com/events-calendar


July 2020


July 1-Aug 9…Great Lakes Equestrian Festival at Flintfields Horse Park-Williamsburg. Info: traversecityhorseshows.com


July 1…Food distribution at the Cheboygan Department of Public Works 1-3 or until food is gone. Rain or shine.


July 2 – Aug 20…Every Thursday 7-9pm “Live on the Lake” Summer Concert Series in East Park-Downtown Charlevoix. Bring a blanket or chair and enjoy live music. Info: downtowncharlevoix.com


July 2 – Aug 27…Every Thursday at 7pm; Summer Concert Series in Washington Park-Cheboygan. Rain location: Festival Square. Bring a blanket or chair, social distancing please. Info: Cheboygan.com


July 2 – Aug 20…Every Thursday 6:30-8:30pm it’s “Street Musique” at 4 locations in downtown Harbor Springs. Enjoy free live music! Bring a chair or blanket. Info: harborspringschamber.com


July 3…Christmas in July fundraiser for the Salvation Army 10-6p at Oleson’s Food Store in Petoskey & Charlevoix, Village Market-Elk Rapids; and Harbor Springs IGA. Look for bell ringers and help those in need! SAPetoskey.org


July 3…Light Up The Night Black Lake Boat Parade 8pm on Black Lake. Celebrating our country’s birthday along with front line workers. Meet at the mouth of the lower black river at 7:00 where it’s tie up, listen to music, and socialize. Around 8:00 boats will briefly head into the river for some very special first responders to salute at the marina.


July 3…Fireworks over St. Clair Lake-Ellsworth

            Torch Lake fireworks at dusk

             Gaylord fireworks over Otsego Lake

             Mullet Lake-Cheboygan at dusk


July 3…Central Lake Boat Parade 6pm staging, 6:30 start from the south of Thurston Park. Info: 231-313-8667


July 4…4th of July Parade 6pm, fireworks at dusk – St. Ignace


July 4…”Unofficial” 4th of July Parade at noon, fireworks at dusk – Onaway. For more info, please contact Terry

Hinson @ 306.3518  or Leaton Stevens @ 306.0512


July 4…Fife Lake events: Farmers Market 9-2, music in the park after; fireworks at dusk. Info: fifelakechamber.com


July 4…Dusk – 9pm Straits Area Concert Band will perform at Conkling Heritage Park-Mackinaw City, with fireworks to follow! Info: mackinawcity.com


July 4….Alpena – Fireworks at dusk

             Onaway – fireworks at dusk

             Central Lake fireworks at dusk

Fife Lake Fireworks at dusk

            Burt Lake fireworks at dusk-Indian River

            Mackinac Island fireworks just after 10pm

            Cheboygan fireworks at dusk


July 4…Otsego Lake Annual Boat Parade 3:30 at Otsego Lake County Park-Gaylord. Info: myotsegolake.com


July 4-5…Antiques Show at the Emmet County Fairgrounds-Petoskey. Over 170 dealers on site. Admission $5 person. Sat 9am-5, Sun. 10-4p. Info:antiquesatthefairgrounds.com


July 8-Aug 19…Jazz at the Library 7pm at Charlevoix Public Library lawn. Bring a blanket or chair, social distancing please. Info: charlevoixlibrary.org


July 8 – Aug 21…At noon every Wednesday and Friday the Crooked Tree Arts Center Summer Concerts in the Park at Pennsylvania Park-Petoskey. Free.  For details and line-up: crookedtree.org


July 10-11…Lord’s Kitchen Rummage sale 9a-3p at in the basement of the Church of the Nazarene on N. Bailey St-Cheboygan. Info: 231-627-1173


July 11…Honk & Wave parade for the residents and staff of MediLodge of Cheboygan. 2pm start. Weather permitting. Info: 231-627-4347


July 11-12…52nd Annual Charlevoix Art & Craft Show-downtown. Sat 10-6, Sun 10-4. Info: charlevoix.org


July 15- Sep 23…Every Wednesday “Evenings at the Gazebo” downtown Boyne City. Free music starting at 6:30pm. Bring a lawn chair or blanket. In case of rain, alternate location: First Presbyterian Church on Park St. Info: boynechamber.com


July 17-thru Labor Day weekend every Friday…17th Annual Stroll the Streets – Boyne City 6-9m. Live music, kids activities and shopping! Info: 231-582-9009


July 18……Antrim County Household hazardous waste collection 8a-noon at Bellaire HS Parking lot. For a list of accepted items and more information: antrimcd@macd.org


July 18…”Fighting the Fight” Poker Run starting at Sleeping Bear Motor Sports-Interlochen, ends in Rapid City. $15 per hand, 2 extra cards=$5 each. After cards are drawn, anyone can stay by paying the $15 gate fee which includes free rustic camping (Saturday only) and entertainment. Proceeds benefit 222NONE which helps the fight against Veteran suicide. Info: email dwenkel1984@gmail.com


July 18…Mackinaw Mustang Stampede Car Show 10-7pm Conkling Heritage Park – Mackinaw City. Parade across the bridge 4:30; Live Music & Beer Tent will start at 5p- 9pm (Conkling Heritage Park Band Shell) Info: 800-666-0160


July 23-24…Two day ASIST seminar on suicide prevention. Must attend both days. 8a-4:30pm at Shanty Creek Resort-Bellaire. Must pre-register. Info: 231-675-5047


July 25…”Do You See Us Now” Distracted Driver Motorcycle Ride. Starts and ends at ZIPS 45th Parallel in Gaylord. Raise money and awareness against distracted driving. Check in at 8a, kickstands up at 10a. $25 per bike/rider; $40 w passenger. Includes mean, toll for the bridge and gift. Info: dysunmichigan.com




Aug 1…Boats Over the Boardwalk 9a-4pm near Clinch Park-Traverse City. Info: 517-449-6458


Aug 1-2… Antiques Show at the Emmet County Fairgrounds-Petoskey. Over 170 dealers on site. Admission $5 person. Sat 9am-5, Sun. 10-4p. Info:antiquesatthefairgrounds.com


Aug 5…32nd Annual Gaylord Chamber Golf Outing at Treetops Resort-Gaylord. 9am registration, 10am shotgun start. Info: gaylordchamber.com


Aug 6-8…Timbermen Expo at The Ellison Place-Gaylord. Truck parade, lumberjack & self-loader competitions, entertainment, food, and more! Thurs 3-10p, Fri 8a-10p, Sat 8a-noon. Info: timbermen.org


Aug 7…Food Truck Friday 3-9pm at The Ellison Place-Gaylord. Great eats, face painting and lawn games. 50% of proceeds benefit local charities. Info: gardiangalsinc.org


Aug 15…Drew Kostic Memorial 5K Tough Run at Twisted Trails Off Road Park-Copmish. Check in 8-9:30am, opening ceremony at 10, race begins at 10:45. $45 person, Open or military teams $175, 12 & under $25. Registration ends August 9th. There is also a virtual option. Proceeds benefit 222 None. Info: 222none.org


Aug 15…8th Annual Kiersten’s Ride for suicide prevention programs in Northern Lower Michigan at Chandler Hills Campground-Boyne Falls. $15 pre-registration, $10 for 12 & under, $25 after Aug. 7. Horseback, bike, walk, ORV. Lunch provided, prizes and raffles. Info:kierstensride.org


Aug 15…BIG Art Show 10-5p in Pennsylvania Park-Petoskey. Benefits Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Northwestern Michigan. Info: bigsupnorth.com


Aug 15…Mud, Sweat and Beers Fat Tire Fest and Mountain Bike Race at Mt. Holiday – Traverse City. Info: mudsweatandbeers.com


Aug 18…Classic, Stock & Modified Car Show 6-8p at Randy’s Diner-Traverse City. Info: randysdiner.com


Aug 29-30… Mackinaw City Arts & Crafts Show in Conkling Heritage Park. Sat 10-7pm, Sun 10-3pm. Info: mackinawcity.com


Sept 2020


Sept 12……Antrim County Household hazardous waste collection 8a-noon at the Mancelona Antrim County Road Commission Facility. For a list of accepted items and more information: antrimcd@macd.org


Sept 12…Breanna’s Ride - details to follow


**Upcoming Farmer’s Markets – use social distancing and wear a mask

Mondays at the Village at Grand Traverse Commons 2-6pm

Tuesdays thru Sept 29th 2-6pm at Railroad Square – Kalkaska

Tuesdays thru Sept 8…Glen Arbor 9a-1p behind the township hall

Wednesday and Saturdays from 8a-1pm at Festival Square in Cheboygan

Wednesdays now through October 7th  …8am-noon at Veterans Park – Boyne City

Wednesday and Saturday through Sept 2nd…   9a-1p downtown Harbor Springs

Thursdays through Oct. 1st …  8a-1p on Bridge Street – Charlevoix

Thursdays through Oct 29…  3-7pm Mancelona Buck Pole

Thusdays 9a-1p Memorial Park – East Jordan

Thursdays thru Sept 3…Leland in the Bluebird Parking Lot 9a-1p

Thursdays thru Oct 15…Elberta Waterfront Park 8a-12:30p

Fridays from June 12 – Sept 25th … 8:30a-1pm downtown Petoskey

Friday thru Oct 30…Bellaire in the parking lot of the ASI Community Center 8a-1p

Friday thru Sept 11…Northport across from the Marina 9a-1p

Fridays thru Oct 2…8a-noon at Rotary Park – Elk Rapids

Saturdays thru Oct 10…Frankfort Main Street 9a-2p

Saturday thru Oct 3…7:30am-noon Sara Hardy Downtown Farmers Market – Traverse city

Sat thru Oct 31…Suttons Bay on St. Joseph St from 9-1

Sat thru Sept 12…Empire next to the post office 9a-1p

Mondays June 29-Sept 7… 4-7pm at Ferry beach – Charlevoix



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