EZ Community Calendar



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 29-Aug 31…Boat Movies in the Park every Thursday in the Village Green Park-Walloon Lake. Watch from the lawn or from your boat. Free. For a list of movies: www.petoskeyarea.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 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…Christmas in July collection drive for your local Salvation Army! Look for a location near you, drop off donations for those in need.


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


Week of July 2


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 1-8…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…Sturgeon Valley Campground fireworks at dusk.


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


Week of July 9


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 12…34th Annual Harbor Springs Women’s Club Art Fest 9:30-4p at Nub’s Nob-Harbor Springs. As many as 120 artists from all across the county. Admission $3 person, children 12 and under free with paying adult. Info: www.petoskeyarea.com


July 13… The Cheboygan Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #122 announces its 23rd Annual Country Music Show. This year the concert features recording star WADE HAYES ("Old Enough to Know Better)! Come Support your LOCAL FOP!

The show will take place at the Cheboygan High School on Thursday, July 13th 2017 at 7:00 PM! Tickets to the event are $20.00 for a single ticket, 
$35 for a pair. Or, Mom and Dad, bring all the kids for just $50.00. For additional ticket informationplease call the ticket hotline at 1-800-445-2143. 


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…Bear River Crawl – 5K Run/Walk Bay Front Park-Petoskey. $20 until July 7th, $25 July 8-14, $30 race day. Proceeds benefit the Cancer Crusaders. Info: 231-348-7950


July 15…Petoskey Eagles Car Show 9a-4p at the Eagles Club FOE #2462. Antiques and hot rods on the bay. Prizes, raffles, food and beer tent. $20 per car, open to the public. Info: 231-838-6258


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


Week of July 16


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…9th Annual Friends of Fishtown 5K – Leland. Runners, walkers, strollers, and leashed dogs are all welcome. $30 before July 20, $35 day of. All proceeds help preserve Fishtown. Info: 231-256-8878


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


Week of July 23


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/




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




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


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


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-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


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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