EZ Community Calendar

WEEK OF MAY 21

 

Register by June 2nd…Grayling Regional Chamber of Commerce Golf Outing.  Held at Grayling Country Club June 9th.  $75 per person or $300 per team. Prizes, Dinner, Awards. Info (989) 348-2921

 

May 26…1st Annual Indian River Spring Fling 3-9pm - Downtown. Craft beer, wine tasting, BBQ, Northern Rods & Rides Car Show, entertainment and more! Info: irchamber.com

 

May 26-28…Cherry Capital Comic Con 5-8pm at Grand Traverse Resort & Spa. A gathering of comic book creators, exhibitors, and fans. Connect with your favorite creators at a variety of panels. Meet up and coming talent in Artist’s Alley. Find great deals on comics and collectible merchandise. Participate in costume contests, with categories for both adults and children. $5 adults, kids 10 & under free with paid adult, $20 3 day pass. Info:cherrycapitolcomiccon.com

 

May 27-29…Memorial Weekend Pageant at Fort Michiilimackinac-Mackinaw City. Over 400 cast members will re-create events that took place between the French, British and Indian tribes, on June 2, 1763. Free admission. Info:mackinaw-city.com

 

May 27…Mackinaw City Memorial Day Parade. Bands, floats, queens, clowns, Trolley, and horses will entertain the viewers. The Parade takes place on Saturday at 1:00. The route is from the State dock down Central Ave to Nicolet St to Fort Michilimackinac. Info: mackinawchamber.com

 

May 27…Northern Michigan Hearse Cruise 2:30-5pm in the parking lots next to Stiggs Brewery in Boyne City. Info: boynechamber.com

 

May 27…Ed Sullivan’s Really Big Show 8-10pm at the Boyne City Performing Arts Center. Recreating a 1970 two hour variety show with absolutely no pre-recorded vocals or music. Tribute artists will portray Cher, Roy Orbison, Rod Stewart, and Tom Jones, all backed up by a six person band including two backup singers. $35 reserved seating. Info: boynechamber.com

 

May 27…2nd Annual Cheboygan Jaycees ORV Poker Run at the Bluffs on Black Lake. Registration at 9am, run begins at 11am. $25 in advance, $30 day of. Cash prizes, door prizes, entertainment. Fund support community events. Info: cheboygan.com

 

May 27…Arts & Crafts Show 10-4p downtown Elk Rapids. Features more than 70 different artisans who display, sell, and demonstrate their work. Info: elkrapidschamber.org

 

May 27…Top of Michigan Community Marathon, an epic point-to-point marathon route that follows the Little Traverse Wheelway from Charlevoix, through Petoskey and on to the finish line in Harbor Springs. The trail is relatively flat and perfect for getting a qualifying time for other races. In addition to the marathon, there is a 10K run/walk, a half marathon and a team marathon. For more information, call (231) 348-8280 or visit www.trailscouncil.org.

 

May 27…Veteran Motorcycle Ride Poker Run/Fundraiser to benefit Brave Hearts Estate-Pellston. Registration 10-11:30pm, run starts at Noon. 130 miles with memorial stops to honor Veterans. $10 person, extra cards can be bought at the end. Info: 231-539-7111

 

May 27…Antrim County Petoskey Stone Festival 10am-4pm at Barnes Park-Eastport. Celebrate Michigan's state stone with a day of stone-hunting, stone-skipping, demonstrations, prizes, and other fun. Free. Info: petoskeystonefestival.com

 

May 27… Lakes of the North will be hosting a craft show from 9 am to 3 pm. With local artists and crafters displaying their handmade items, including hand painted signs and decor, jewelry, doll clothes, mittens, aprons, pillows, quilts, rustic & Michigan items, ornaments, Indian items, and more. Free admission. Lunch available. In addition there will also be a bake sale and used book sale going on. Lakes of the North Assembly Room 6273 Pineview Drive, Mancelona For more information, please send email to: thecreativepointe@gmail.com

 

May 27…Charlevoix Area Garden Club Spring Plant Sale 8:30-noon at Ferry Beach. Plants are grown in this area and are dug from member's and friend's gardens. Your support will help the Garden Club maintain eleven civic gardens. Info: charlevoix.org

 

May 27…Glen Haven Days at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakshore 10-4pm. Bringing the early 1900s to life with the help of park rangers and volunteers at Glen Haven and the Maritime Museum. You can try out various aspects of village life, watch a blacksmith forge metal, try your hand at timber-framing, learn about shipping and shipwrecks, practice early rescue techniques performed by the US Life-Saving Service and much more! All programs are free with a valid park pass.

 

May 27-28…Northport Cars As Art at the Village Arts Building-Nortport. An art exhibit of rare concept car designs by Detroit designers along with 3D models of future car designs. Free. Sat 105p, Sun 10-Noon. Info: northportartsforall.com

 

May 27-28…Native American Festival – Museum of Ojibwa Culture-St. Igance. Children’s craft workshop, basket making, quill work demo, drum circle, and more. Free. Info: saintignace.org

 

May 27-28…  ARTS & CRAFTS SHOW! Memorial Day Weekend - 40 Mile Point Lighthouse located - U.S. 23 - 7 miles north of Rogers City, 10A.M. to 4P.M. .Enjoy talented Artists, Musicians and Crafts people from all over Michigan. Climb the Lighthouse tower, tour the Museum and Gift Shop, the restored Calcite pilothouse, visit the shipwreck on the beach! Sunday, enjoy a Maritime Concert with Russ Franzen.Light refreshments will be served and admission is free! Info: Barb 989-734-4587  

 

WEEK OF MAY 28

 

 

May 29…Memorial Day Parade. The American Legion leads the annual Memorial Day Parade, downtown Mancelona beginnning at 9:00 a.m.  First stop is at the Township Library; second stop is Fairview Cemetery (north side of Highway M-88/State Street - the NW corner) and finishing at St. Anthony Catholic Cemetery on the south end of West Limits Road. Info: mancelonachamber.org

May 29…Memorial Day Parade. Memorial Day Parade will end at the corner of Main Street and Court Street. The Memorial Day Parade and Memorial Ceremony Downtown Gaylord on Monday, May 29, 2017. Events begin at 10:00 am and will end at 12:00 pm. Any questions contact Amy Hogle at City Hall  989-732-4060

May 29…Memorial Day Observance. A brief and informal Memorial Day observance at Fort Mackinac Post Cemetery on Mackinac Island, to pay tribute to the soldiers who served at Fort Mackinac. Soldiers will assemble at 10:00 a.m. at Fort Mackinac. They will march to the cemetery, perform a short ceremony and salute, and return to the fort. Open to the public. Info: mackinaw-city.com

 

May 29…Memorial Day Parade 1pm downtown Indian River

 

May 29…Memorial Day Parade & Service 10am downtown Petoskey.

 

May 29…Memorial Day Parade 10a downtown Harbor Springs

 

June 1-September- Every Thursday enjoy an evening on the patio at Petoskey Farms Vineyard from 5:30-7:30pm. Free. Info: boynechamber.com

 

June 1…June Swirl 5:30-7pm at Crooked Tree Arts Center-Petoskey. Mingle in  galleries, while enjoying live music by local musicians and sampling wine, beer and appetizers from the best restaurants, wineries and breweries in the area. Doors open at 5:30 pm with food and music continuing until 7. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 on the day of Swirl, and may be purchased online at crookedtree.org or by calling 231.347.4337.

 

June 1-4…62nd Mancelona Bass Festival. Carnival, flea market, children's parade, Grand parade, craft show, baseball games, raffle drawing, entertainment, beer tent, kids games, pony rides, chicken barbeque.  For more information and complete schedule of events, www.MancelonaBassFest.org

 

June 1-4…3rd Annual Aldo Leopold Festival throughout the Hessel/Cedarville Area. Birding hikes, workshops, kids activities, picnic, movie & discussion and more. Info: www.aldoleopoldfestival.com

 

June 2…Summer Open House 5:30-11:30p Downtown Petoskey. Petoskey Steel Drum Band, activities, fashion show, movie in the park, drink tent and more! Info: petoskeydowntown.com

 

June 2-4… Roscommon Kirtlands Warbler Weekend.  Return of the Warblers to Michigan.  Home Opener Event & Speakers at Forest Dunes, and Festival in Roscommon.    Huron Pines State Park and Roscommon CRAF Center.  Info:  https://huronpines.org/festival

 

June 3…8th Annual Dirty Dog Dash at Boyne Mountain – Boyne Falls. Participants will climb obstacles, run through mud, and slip and slide down the slopes before crossing the finish line. Racers are guaranteed to get dirty, so bringing a change of clothes is always a good idea OR you can choose to wear your dirt with pride. If you're feeling particularly crazy, wear a wild costume or have a fun theme for your crew. There will be prizes for overall speed, best costumes, Dirtiest Dog, Spirit of the Dog and more. A portion of the proceeds from this year's Dirty Dog Dash will be donated to Freedom's Finest Outdoors enabling Veterans to experience outdoor activities. Info: boynemountain.com

 

June 3...Kalkaska Youth Soccer Organization is hosting a 5K Fundraiser 5K Glow Fun Run/Walk 7-10pm at the Kalkaska County Fairgrounds. Registration for this event closes May 25!  Prizes & giveaways, glow in the dark race medals, glow paint station, free pre-party events, and more. Cost is $25.00 per adult, $5.00 per youth (U18) with a registered adult.
Event will raise funds to keep the organization operating. 
Website: 
KalkaskaAreaYouthSoccer@gmail.com

 

June 3…Charlevoix Craft Beer Festival Noon-6pm Bridge Park-Charlevoix. $10 at the gate. A celebration of Michigan craft beer, local food, and entertainment. Info: visitcharlevoix.com

 

June 3…Recycle a Bicycle Bike Swap 9a-2pm at the Old Town Parking Garage-Traverse City. For anyone who wants to sell and/or purchase an unused or out-grown bicycle or bike accessory. Accessories include bike trailers, hitches, bike racks and sometimes frames and wheels. R-A-B requires that all bicycles be in ride-able condition. The tires must hold air and the brakes and shifters must be in working condition. Small items like shoes, helmets or clothing WILL NOT BE accepted. Info: recycleabicycletc.org

 

June 3…Cheboygan County Relay for Life – Cheboygan Fairgrounds. 24 hour fundraiser to benefit the American Cancer Society.

 

June 3- Sept…Cheboygan Farmer’s Market will be open every Saturday from 8a-1pm in downtown Festival Square. Support your local farmers and get your hands on early season produce, maple syrup, vegetable and bedding plants, etc.

 

June 3…Benefit Yard & Bake Sale for Lindsey Kilpatrick 9a-5pm at 1640 Clarion Ave-Petoskey. Proceeds will help with funeral and final expenses. Info: 231-330-4116

 

June 3…31st Annual Boat Auction & Nautical Garage Sale for the Maritime Heritage Alliance-Traverse City starting at 9am. Auction includes sailboats, power boats, jet skis, kayaks, canoes & boats. Proceeds benefit restoration projects & at-risk youth sailing program. Info: traversecity.com

 

June 3…Fairy Fest 2017 2-4pm at the Village at Grand Traverse Commons. A free day of fun and celebration in the piazza. Kids crafts, live music and a hike into the fairy trails. Info: traversecity.com

 

WEEK OF JUNE 4

 

June 4…Railroad Speeder Cars yearly visit to Kalkaska, on display at Chalker Park from 11:30-1pm. Allows the public a close-up experience of these rare collector vehicles and the chance to meet the operators that participate in this adventurous hobby throughout North America.  Bring your family, friends and especially your camera for this wonderful and fun photo opportunity. Info: kalkaskavillage.com

 

June 5-9…Smart Commute Week. Walk, bike, take the bus, carpool!

 

June 7 Northern Symphonic Winds will present their first concert of the 2017 season, “The Sounds and Colors of Spring," 7:30-8:30 pm at the Charlevoix High School auditorium. Admission is free, but donations are welcome!

 

June 9 - 11…Old Town Playhouse Young Company presents “Young King Arthur” at the Old Town Playhouse-Traverse City. The great Merlin narrates this action-packed re-telling of the famous tale of Excalibur and the unlikely young king. Featuring sword fights, magic and mayhem Fri/Sat 7pm, Sun 2pm. Adults $15, 17 & under $6. Info: oldtownplayhouse.com

 

June 9-18…Mackinac Island Lilac Festival! 10K Walk/Run, Taste of Mackinac, grand parade, live entertainment, kids activities and more! Info: mackinacisland.org

 

June 9-11…Otsego Lake Splash In. Cookout, campfire, parade of planes, contests and more! Info: gaylordmichigan.net

 

June 9-11…Pellston Summerfest! Live music, arts & crafts, car show, kids activities, Taste of the Northwest and more! Info: facebook.com/pellstonevents

 

June 9-Sept 1…Every Friday – Stroll the Streets, downtown Boyne City from 6-9pm. Music, activities, magicians, artists and more. Info: boynechamber.com

 

June 10… 3rd Annual Breanna's Ride (off road trail ride) event 10am on 9001 Mission Rd (the corner of Mission and Banwell).  The cost is $25(includes the Ride, Dinner and Poker Hand).  12 and under FREE. 4 separate rides available.

All proceeds go to Kiersten's Ride to help educate our schools/community in Suicide Prevention & Awareness in honor of Breanna McPhall.  The theme is Irish, so don't forget to wear green.  Rain or shine. Must purchase tickets prior to May 30th. Info: 231-881-7248

 

June 10…Big Mac Spring Shoreline Scenic Bike Tour & Ride Across the Mackinac Bridge. Choose from 25, 50, 75 or 95 miles on inland and shoreline routes. Clearly marked routes with SAG safety wagons patrolling the routes and designated rest areas. On the Sunday following, riders over the age of 13 will climax their adventure with a ride across the magnificent Mackinac Bridge. Info: mackinawchamber.com

 

June 10…32nd Annual Leland Wine & Food Festival Noon-6pm. Enjoy tasting local award-winning wines from 12 Leelanau Peninsula wineries & 1 local brewery, delicious specialties from 8 local food vendors, non-stop Live Entertainment all day. $15 advance, $25 day of event. Info: lelandmi.com

 

June 10…Boater Safety Class 8:30-4p at the Eagles in Cheboygan. Free. Lunch will be provided. Please call 627- 8883 at the Cheboygan County Sheriff Department to pre-register for classes. 

 

June 10…Kiwanis Spring Fest 10a-4p at Westminster Park-Rogers City. Music, food, kids activities, crafters and more! Free admission. Info: 989-734-4587

 

June 10-11…Michigan Free Fishing Weekend!

 

WEEK OF JUNE 11

 

June 11…Golf The Wolverine while Putting For Paws. Assemble your favorite four person group for a charity golf scramble for AC PAW Animal Rescue. Enjoy an afternoon of golf, dinner, a 50/50 raffle, prizes, and a silent auction that will benefit AC PAW's rescue programs. GT Resort & Spa, The Wolverine, Acme. Register your team at acpaw.org.

 

June 11…Traverse Colantha Walker Dairy Festival - A family-friendly festival celebrating Colantha Walker, the most famous cow in town! The event includes: a pancake breakfast, live music, arts & crafts market, kids' activities, farmers market, food & drinks, a memorial parade to Colantha's headstone, and the Great Grilled Cheese Grill-Off! Info: 231-941-1900

 

June 15…Senior Expo 9a-1p at the Wexford Civic Arena-Cadillac. Over 60 Booths full of Handouts, Information and Experts to talk to. Free Admission. Concession Lunch available. Free Parking Lot Shuttle Door Prizes and Booth Raffles. Info: 231-775-0133

 

June 15…Charlevoix Summer Open House 4-8pm – downtown. Refreshements, prize drawings, street musicians and more! Info: charlevoix.org

 

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.

 

June 16-17…Presque Isle Wooden Boat, Car & Craft Show  at Presque Isle Harbor. Info: 989-255-5115

 

June 16- 17…Thunder at the River to benefit Michigan Veterans. Vietnam Memorial Wall on display Saturday 9a-pm at Little River Casino-Manistee. Silent auction, prize drawings, beer tent, food, music and more. Info: thunderattheriver.com

 

June 16-17…Antiques on the Bay-St. Ignace. Mackinac Bridge Rally Fri 4:30p, Vehicles on display Saturday at the public marina. Entertainment and autos dating 25 years or older. Info: stignace.com

 

June 16-17…Pig Roast/Ellebration in Community Park & Main Street in Ellsworth.  Features a hometown parade, a great meal, lots of games for children, the annual horse pull and archery events and lots more. New this year will be a motorcycle tour, a basketball shoot-out, special activities for teens and a reunion event for Ellsworth alums who graduated in the 60's. Other weekend events will include a 5K run, a 50's drive in and a water slide. Info: ejchamber.org

 

June 16-18…Summer Arts and Craft Show in Washington Park-Cheboygan. 2-8p Friday, 10-4p Sat, 10-3p Sun. Woodworking, painting, photography, handmade jewelry and more! Free admission. Info: cheboygan.com

 

June 17…Antiques & Collectibles under the pavilion-Gaylord. 9a-4p. Info: gaylordmichigan.net

 

June 17…Trinity Treasures Rummage Sale 9am at Trinity Lutheran Church-Traverse City. Proceeds used for church kitchen renovations and mission projects. Info: 231-946-2720

 

June 17…Frankfort Craft Fair 10-4p in Market Square Park.  Outdoor Art & Craft Fair with over 75 artists. Car show only 3 blocks away. Info: visitbenzie.com

 

June 17…10th Annual Collars for a Cause Adopt-a-thon! 10a-1pm at Dave Kring Chevrolet/Cadillac in Petoskey. Free Kilwin’s Ice Cream, popcorn, giveaways, face painting, hot dogs, and your next furry friends waiting for their forever home! Dave Kring will donate $50 toward each adoption with the Little Traverse Bay Humane Society. Info: ltbhs.com

 

June 17…Taste of the North 11-2p on the Waterfront – Petoskey. Benefit for the Little Traverse History Museum. Culinary delights, silent auction, petting zoo, entertainment, activities and more! Tickets $2 per taste. Info: petoskeymuseum.org

 

June 17-18…Wings Over Northern Michigan at the Gaylord Regional Airport. Shockwave jet truck, the Aerostars, the historic B-17, B-25 and C-47 of the Yankee Air Force, Canadian Skyhawks jump team, F-16 and F-18 demo teams and Precision Exotics, a sports-car demonstration team, and more! Info: wingsovernorthernmichigan.org

 

June 17…Bark in the Park 1-4pm in American Legion Park-St. Ignace. Many different contests, prizes and awards for all winners. $15 per dog. 100% of proceeds to benefit homeless pets in Mackinac County. Info: saintignace.org

 

WEEK OF JUNE 18

 

June 18…Strawberry Festival 12-3p at the Alden Depot Park. Michigan berries are served over shortcake and topped off with real whipped cream.  Fresh berries are also available to take home. The Depot Park is located at 10670 Coy Street.  Info: 231-377-7297

 

June 19…Music at the Gazebo Maple Street - Bellaire. Offering local musicians. Bring your lawn chair, folding chair, blanket, whatever you prefer as well as you family & friends. A donation of $5-$10 is recommended as it pays the musicians and ensures that they can continue this fun community event! Fun for all ages starts at 6pm! If inclement weather the event is held inside. Info: bellairechamber.com

 

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 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 23-25…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…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. $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…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 24-25…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 27-July 1…East Jordan Freedom Festival. Carnival, games, live entertainment, parade, petting zoo, fireworks and more! Info: eastjordanfreedomfestival.org

 

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 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 – 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

 

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…223rd 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 1-8…National Cherry Festival-Traverse City. Parades, carnival, games, concerts, foodie events, car show, air show, arts & crafts, and more! Info: cherryfestival.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 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-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 15…Bands on the Beach 7-10pm at Devoe Beach-Indian River.

 

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

 

August

 

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

 

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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