Event List Northern Michigan

Week of May 29

Now-Aug 25…Downtown Gaylord Summer Concert Series every Friday Night (minus Alpenfest weekend) at Claude Shannon Park 7-10. BYOC (bring your own chair). (Bad weather shows will be held under the Pavilion on Court) Info: gaylormichigan.net


Now- July 15 (or when tickets sell out) Harbor Light Christian School in Harbor Springs are raffling off a 2023 6 seater Polaris Ranger. Tickets at $100, only 1000 will be sold. Proceeds benefit educational programs. Info:231-347-7859


May 30…Rock Your Mental Health 1-4p at Festival Square – Petoskey. Rock painting event to promote a positive mental health. Rocks and painting supplies provided. Info: 231-347-6701


June 1 & 2…Otsego County United Way Garage Sale 10-3p in their Community Room. Proceeds benefit United Way programs


June 2 – July 28…Music in the Park 7-9p every Thursday at Memorial Park Bandshell – East Jordan. Free. Bring a chair or blanket. Info: ejchamber.org


June 3…Pride Carnival 11a-2p at Northwestern Michigan College – Traverse City. Food vendors, activities, and more. Family friendly. Info: upnorthpride.com


June 3…Mackinac Animal Aid Association Garage sale 9a-4p at Little Bear East Arena – St. Ignace. Donations may be dropped off June 1 or June 2 between 5-7pm. Info: 906-298-1668


June 3…Free Concert  featuring The Insiders: A Tribute to Tom Petty at Mt. Holiday – Traverse City. Gates open 5:30, food will be available. Rain or shine. Benefits Less Cancer. Info: traversecity.com


June 3…Free Airport Rides for kids age 8-17 9a-noon at the Harbor Springs Airport. Info: harborspringschamber.com


June 3…37th Maritime Heritage Alliance Boat Auction & Nautical Gear Sale 9-5p at The Discovery Center – Traverse City. Proceeds support youth programs and history preservation. Info: maritimeheritagealliance.org


June 3…Kingsley Festival 12-6p at Brownson Memorial Park. Fly fishing demos, live & silent auction, tours, live music, and more. Benefits the Kingsley Library. Info: villageofkingsley.com


June 3…Empire Asparagus Festival noon-6p  downtown. 5K fun run/walk, recipe contest, food, live music, magic show and more. Info: empirechamber.com


June 3-4…Traverse City Spring Art & Craft Show 10-5p at the Open Space. Painters, jewelers, woodworking, sculptors and more. Info: traversecity.com


June 4…Fundraising Event 1-7p at the Center Township Hall-Pellston. Spaghetti dinner by donation, silent auction, softball tournament. Proceeds benefit Kasi Fyke to purchase a wheelchair accessible van for her 9 yr old son Mart. There is also an account set up at Citizen’s National Bank. Info: 231-881-8802


June 4…Recycle-a-Bicycle Bike Swap 9a-2p at the Old Town Parking Deck – Traverse City. 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. 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. If you are selling a bike, drop off is between 6 and 8 pm on Saturday, June 3rd at the Old Town Parking Deck. Sellers receive 75% of the proceeds and the Recycle-A-Bicycle program receives 25%. Info: traversecity.com


June 5…All Class Cheboygan Catholic High Reunion meeting 7pm at Mulligans. Info: 231-290-0608


June 5-9…29th Annual Smart Commute Week – Traverse City. To promote alternative forms of transportation. Free daily breakfast hosted at various locations. Info: traversecity.com


June 6…Babysitting training on Tuesdays and Thursdays at Inland Lakes Elementary. Includes CPR and First Aid Certification. Registration is free. Info: 2331-627-8815


June 9-11…Motorcycle Rally – Mackinaw City. Poker run, live entertainment, fireworks, bike show, mechanical bull, and more. Info: thunderroadsmichigan.com


June 9 – 18…Mackinac Island Lilac Festival. Lilac walking tours, cornhole tournament, parades, free family fun playground, dancing, live music and more! Info: mackinacisland.org


June 9 – Aug 18…Every Friday “Stroll the Streets” 6-9p downtown Boyne City. Live music, kids activities and more. Info: boynecitymainstreet.com


June 10…Highlander Festival 10-6 at Little Bear East Arena –St. Ignace. Info: stignace.org


June 10…Loop the Lake – a new 4-mile urban trail race following the Boardman Lake Loop Trail. Runners and walkers welcome. $45 entry fee/ Kids 18 & under $25. Benefits the TART Trails. Info: traversecity.com


June 10…Cheboygan County Humane Society Adoption Event at Cheboygan Brewing Company-downtown Cheboygan. 10-2: Pets available; 10-8p silent auction; 6-9p Live music. Cheboyganhumanesociety.org


June 10…Leland Wine & Food Festival noon-6pm – Leland. Live music, wine/cheese pairings, music and more. $30 advance/$40 at event. Info: lelandmi.org


June 10…Free Family Day at Raven Hill Discovery Center – East Jordan. Noon-4pm. Enjoy the museum, animal room, school house, technology building, exhibits and more. Info: Miravenhill.org Additional dates: July 8, Aug 12, Sept. 9 and Oct 14


June 10-11…Free Fishing Weekend – no license required!


June 11…Project Feed the Kids Spring Carnival 3-7pm at J & S Hamburg – Traverse City. Music, face painting, cake walk, games, poker run and more! Helps provided meals for kids in need. Info: 231-409-9227 or projectfeedthekidstc.org


June 12-13…Torch Lake Whitefish Festival – Alden Depot Park. Art & Crafts show, kids art project, smoked fish dip competition, best fish tale story and more. Info: 231-350-8277


June 13…Northern Michigan Animal Rescue Yappy Hour 4:30-6:30 at Michael’s Tavern & Steakhouse-Indian River. Cash bar, hors d’oeuvres. $50, limited seating. Info: 231-238-7297


June 14…Michaywe Car Shwo 3-8p at Michaywe – Gaylord. Door prizes, raffle, music, food and fun! Info: 734-250-2676


June 14-15…10th Annual Mustang Stampede – Mackinaw City. Info: mackinawcity.com


June 14-18…Traverse City Spring Horse Show II at Flintfields Horse Park – Williamsburg. Info: traversecityhorseshows.com


June 15…Cheboygan Business Expo & Taste of the Straits downtown 1-6p. Info: cheboygan.com


June 15-16…Rummage & Craft Sale at St. Mary’s/St. Charles – Cheboygan. 9a-3p. Proceeds support church improvements. Info: 231-627-2105


June 15 – Aug 31…Every Thursday, Music on Main Summer Concert Series 7pm Washington Park – Cheboygan. Grab a chair or blanket and enjoy live music. Info: cheboyganmainstreet.org


June 17…Old Town Arts & Crafts Fair 10-5p downtown Traverse City. Info: traversecity.com


June 17…Charlevoix Marathon, Half/10K/5K. Info: visitcharlevoix.com


June 15 – Aug 31…Music on Main Summer Concert Series every Thursday at 7pm in Washington Park – Cheboygan. Rain location: Festival Square. Free. Info: cheboyganmainstreet.org


June 18…Strawberry Social noon-4p Depot Park - Alden. Info: visitalden.com


June 20…PACT Act Resource Fair for Veterans 11a-2p at VFW Post 607 – Rogers City. Veterans Benefits Administration Representatives, as well as Veteran Service Officers, will be available to talk about Toxic Exposure claims or other benefits information. Veterans who are not currently enrolled with the VA will have the opportunity to see if they are eligible to receive VA healthcare. Eligibility specialists will be available to assist with enrollment. Please bring your DD214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty. It is highly recommended Veterans complete the Burn Pit Registry prior to attending: www.publichealth.va.gov/exposures/burnpits/registry.asp.


 June 21-Aug 18…Concerts in the park series, every Wednesday and Friday from noon-1p at the Gazebo in Pennsylvania Park – Petoskey. Free. Info: petoskeyarea.com

June 21…50’s Party 5-9p at the Sand Road Senior Center – Cheboygan. Featuring Elvis Tribute Artist Jake Slater. $25, advance ticket sales only. Info: 231-627-7234


July 21-22…Indian River Summer Craft Show – downtown. Fri 12-6p, Sat 9a-4p. Info: irchamber.com


June 22…Run Lake Ann 5K Run/Walk to benefit the Florip Family to support a local Marine Corp Veteran diagnosed with a brain tumor. Info: runlakeann@gmail.com


June 22-25…47th Annual St. Ignace Car Show Weekend. Info: stignace.org


June 22-25…East Jordan Freedom Festival. Live music, carnival, food, games, kid’s acitivites, parade, fireworks and more! Info: ejchamber.org


June 23-25…Gus Macker Basketball Tournament at the Otsego County Sportsplex – Gaylord. Registration deadline June 5. Slam dunk contest, free throw contes, 3-point contest, cornhole tournament. Info: gaylordchamber.com


June 24…Summer Solstice Celebration & Boardwalk Ribbon Cutting 7-10p at the Hess Nature Preserve – Rogers City. Info: headwatersconservancy.org


June 24…Bay Harbor Classic Car & Boat Festival in the Village at Bay Harbor. Info: bayharbor.com


June 24…TRAMPS Remote Control Airshow 9a-4p at TRAMPS Airfield – Traverse City. Pilots from across Michigan will fly remote control aerobatic, military and civilian aircraft. Info: traversecity.com


June 24…Rainbow Run 10a-2p Hull Park – Boardman Lake Loop – Traverse City. Pre-registration $25 student/$30 adult. Day of $30 student/$35 adult. Online registration closes


June 22. Music, refreshments and activities after the event. Info: traversecity.com


June 24-25…Mackinaw City Arts & Craft Show in conkling Heritage Park. Paintings, woodwork, jewelry, clothing, books, photography and more! Sat 10-6, Sun 10-3. Info: mackinawcity.com


June 24-25…24th Annual Charlevoix Summer Art Show in East Park. Sat 10a-5p, Sun 10-3. Features a mix of art and craft displays. Info: charlevoix.org


June 29 – Aug 17…Every Thursday enjoy live music 7-9p in East Park – Charlevoix. (except July 20) Info: visitcharlevoix.com


June 29 – Aug 24…Every Thursday 6:30-8:30p Harbor Springs Street Musique. Free live music. Info: petoskeyarea.com


June 30…Classic Car Cruise at Turtle Creek Casino – Williamsburg. Staging starts at 5pm, cruise at 6. Info: traversecity.com


Registration is open for the 2023 Run for the Health of It in St. Igance. Includes a 5K, 10K Run or Walk Saturday, Aug. 12th at 9am on the campus of Mackinac Straits Hospital. Proceeds benefit the Mackinac Straits Health Foundation. Register at runsignup.com or call 906-643-0443

July 2023


July 1-8…National Cherry Festival – Traverse City. Carnival, parades, air show, games, arts & crafts, family activities, car show, foodie events, cornhole tournament and more! Info: cherryfestival.org


July 1 – Aug 31…Music by the Bay 7-8:30p American Legion Park – St. Ignace. Info: downtownstignace.com


July 7 – Aug 18…Movies in the Park at Dark every Friday night. Pennsylvania Park – Petoskey. Info: petoskeydowntown.com


July 8…Sweaty Yeti Run 5K & One Mile Fun Run – East Jordan. Info: sweatyyetirun.com


July 8 thru Labor Day Weekend – Fireworks at Dusk every Saturday. Info: downtownstignace.com


July 14-15…Up North Busker Festival in Memorial Park – East Jordan. Jugglers, stunt performers, acrobats, magicians, hoop dancing and much more. Food trucks, vendors and beer tent. Info: 231-459-6881


July 20…FOP Cheboygan County benefit concert featuring country artist Kyle Jennings. 7pm at Cheboygan High School. Tickets $25. Info: 800-442143


July 21-22…Indian River Summer Craft Show. Noon-6p Fri, 9a-4p Sat. Info: irchamber.com


July 22-29…AuSable River Festival – Grayling. Parade, Duck Derby, 10K & 5K, live music, kids activities and more. Info: ausableriverfest.com


July 28-29…AuSable River Festival Arts & Crafts Show – Grayling. Fri 10-8p, Sat 9a-7p. Info: ausableriverfest.com



TFN…Harbor Light Community Chapel of Harbor Springs is collecting cans and bottle returns to help the less fortunate at 8220 Clayton Rd. All bottles and cans should be left next to their central trash bin in the main parking lot. Info: 231.347.5001 


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


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 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.


TFN- The Northern Care Center is a medical clinic for those uninsured or underinsured. Patients are seen on Tuesday afternoon/evenings. Located at 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… Cheboygan County Veterans host a coffee hour the 4th Wednesday of the month, 9:00 a.m. at the American Legion - VFW Post on State Street, Cheboygan. Coffee provided by McDonald's and donuts courtesy of Family Fare.


Now – TFN…Antrim County Veterans Affairs Coffee Talks every 3rd Monday 9a at The Dam Shop – Elk Rapids and every 3rd Wed 8:30a at M88 Morning Grind. Info: 231-533-8499


TFN…Boyne City Market at the Pavilion every Saturday 9a-12:30p with local meats, baked goods, crafts, artesian food, live music and more. Info: boynecitymainstreet.com


May 18-Oct 26…Downtown Farmer’s Market 9a-1p every Thursday-Charlevoix


June 9 – Oct 6…Elk Rapids Farmer’s Market 8a-noon. Info: elkrapidschamber.org


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