Event List Northern Michigan

Week of May 27

June 5 – Sept 4…Line Dancing Wednesday Nights 5:30-7:30pm at the Silver Lake Rec. Park under the pavilion – Traverse City (no classes July 3, or Aug 7) All skill levels welcome. Bring water and danceable shoes. $10. Info: 231-649-9921


Now – Aug 16…EVERY Friday at 7pm - Downtown Gaylord Summer Concert Series in Claude Shannon Park. Free. Bring a blanket or chair. (No concert Alpenfest Weekend) Info: gaylordchamber.com


Now-Aug 31…Fireworks over the Bay Saturday nights – St. Igance at dusk. Info: stignace.com


May 29…Traverse City Pit Spitters Opening Day. Info: northwoodsleague.com


May 30…Boutique Suite Preview Party in support of the Women’s Resource Center 5-7p at Boutique Suite & Simply Marcella downtown Cheboygan. $15 person. Info: cheboygan.com


May 30-June 2…68th Mancelona Bass Festival. Carnival, crafters market, cornhole, car show, parades, live music and more! Info: mancelonabassfest.org


May 31-Aug…Fireworks at dusk every Friday – Mackinaw City


June 1…TC Spring Art & Craft Show 10-5 at the Open Space. Free admission. Info: traversecity.com


June 1…38th Annual Boat Auction & Nautical Gear Sale at the Discovery Center – Traverse City. 9a viewing, auction at 11a. Supports Schooner Madeline & Cutter Champion youth programs.


June 1…Dirty Dog Dash at Boyne Mountain Resort. Climbing, crawling, wading and sliding to conquer numerous obstacles. Info: boynemountain.com


June 1…Cheboygan County Project Connect 11-1p at the Cheboygan County Fairgrounds. Free. Lots of great resources, car seat safety checks, haircuts, grocery giveaway and more. Info: alconahealthcenters.org


June 1…Gaylord Firefighter’s Assoc. Pancake Breakfast 8a-11a at the fire station on Wisconsin Ave. suggested donation $10. Info: gaylordchamber.com


June 1...Garage sale 9a-4p at Little Bear East Arena - St. Igance. Household goods, toys, furniture, tools and more. Benefits the Mackinac Animal Aid Association.  Info: 906-298-1668


June 1…Paddle Antrim 10 yr Anniversary Kick-off Celebration 2pm at Richardi Park – Bellaire. A kick-off on Intermediate River. The community paddle portion of this event will run from 2-3:30pm, followed by a gathering at Short's Beer Garden from 3:30-5pm. All paddlers must bring their own craft/boat, paddle, & pfd (life jacket). All paddlers must complete a paddling event waiver prior to participation. Info: paddleantrim.com


June 1…Empire Asparagus Festival noon-6p. 5k Fun Run/Walk, recipe contest, food, music, children’s magic show and more. Info: empirechamber.com


June 1…Petoskey Club’s 30th Anniversary Open House 11-3p. Cookout, snacks, raffles, prizes, music and more. Located 555 W. Mitchell St. – Petoskey.  Info: petoskeyclub.org


June 2…Michaywe Car Show 11-3p at the Pines Golf Club – Gaylord. Music, giveaways, food, beverages and cars! Info: michaywepines.com


June 3-7…Smart Commute Week with various events that promote cycling, walking, taking the bus and carpooling, including free daily breakfasts at various locations, with incentives & prizes! Info: traversetrails.org


June 5-Aug 28…Every Wednesday enjoy live music at the Pavilion Summer Concerts at 6:30p – Veteran’s Park – Boyne City. Free. For a list of upcoming acts, visit boynechamber.com


June 7-8…Red White & Blue Collar Festival – downtown Mio. Cornhole tournament, live music, car show, kids activities, magic show, and more. Info: evertix.io/event


June 7-9…4th Annual Mackinaw City Motorcycle Rally. Poker Run, live entertainment, bike show, blessing of the bikes, fireworks and more. Info: mackinawcity.com


June 7-16…Mackinac Island Lilac Festival. Live music, family fun playground, walking tours, cornhole tournament, dancing, kids activities, and more. Info: mackinacisland.org


June 7-Aug 9…Every Friday 6-9p Stroll the Streets – downtown Boyne City. Live music, kids activities, and more. Info: boynecitymainstreet.com


June 8…Explore the Cheboygan Children’s Trail noon-3p. Hands on activities, tasty treats, face painting, prizes. Info: cheboyganmainstreet.org


June 8…Classic Car & Truck Show 11a-1p downtown River Street-Elk Rapid. $20 per vehicle. Proceeds benefit Harbor Days Festival. Info: elkrapidschamber.com


June 8…Friends of Leelanau State Park Pancake Breakfast 8a-11a at the park in Northport. Adults $6, kids $3. Info: grandtraverselighthouse.com


June 8…Antique, Classic & Wooden Boat Show 10-3p – Elk Rapids Marina. Proceeds benefit Harbor Days. Info: elkrapidschamber.org


June 8…Rock the Light 5K & 10-Miler inside Leelanau State Park. Benefits the Grand Traverse Lighthouse-Northport. Free pancake breakfast. Kids mile too. Also community day 9-5 with a treasure hunt, shipwreck exhibit, climb the town and more. Info:



June 8…NMC Pride Carnival 11-2p at NMC-Traverse City. Food vendor, activities, carnival-style attractions. Info: upnorthpride.com


June 8-9…Michigan Free Fishing Weekend!


June 13…Free Ice Cream! 11-3p at Rotary Square – Traverse City. 10,000 scoops of Country Fresh Original and Cherry Moose Tracks will be served at Rotary Square on Thursday, June 13 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. as part of the largest ice cream social around – the 10,000 Scoop Challenge. For each scoop served, Moose Tracks will donate $1 to the Salvation Army of Traverse City for vital community programs. Info: satraversecity.org


June 13…Connecting Women Luncheon 11:30-1p at the Great Lakes Grill-Cheboygan. Topic: Breaking Barriers. Salad & soup. Tickets $25. Info: cheboygan.com


June 13-16…Old Fashioned Days in Marina Park – Indian River. Car show, arts & crafts, live music, games, rubber duck race, sandcastle building contest and more. Info: irchamber.com


June 13-Aug 29…Music on Main 7pm Washington Park – Cheboygan. Free concerts, family friendly. Info: cheboyganchamber.com


June 14-16…Grand Traverse Kennel Club Cherry Classic at NW Michigan Fairgrounds-Traverse City. Info: 248-535-0091


June 15…Pirate Festival 11-10 at the ELKS –Gaylord. Games, bounce houses, pirate & mermaid costume contest, prizes, food and more. Noon-5 for Kids, Night Attack with live music 6-10. Info: 231-675-2220


June 15…Car Show 9a-2p at Gordon Turner Park – Cheboygan. Info: cheboygan.com


June 15…The Grandma’s Purse Carnival 11a-4p at The Hope Church – Gaylord. Cake walk, games, silent auction, raffle and more. Grandma’s Purse is a non-profit to give local youth a chance to participate in activities. Info: gaylordchamber.com


June 15…50th Anniversary Party 5p at the Cheboygan County Senior Center on Sand Rd. Featuring Billy McAllister performing a Sinatra Tribute Show. $25 includes buffet dinner and live show. Info: 231-627-7234


June 15…Annual Frankfort Craft Fair 10-4p downtown. Info: Frankfort-elberta.com


June 15…Salvation Army Community Center Dedication & Open House 10-noon at the new location 2350 Mitchell Park Dr. – Petoskey. Dedication at 10 followed by refreshments & tours. Info: 231-622-1057



June 15-16…Made in Cheboygan Craft Show – Washington Park – Cheboygan. Sat 10-6, Sun 11-5. Info: madeincheboygan@gmail.com


June 16…Strawberry Festival noon-4p (or sold out) Alden Depot Park & Museum. Fresh strawberries will be available for purchase. Info: mancelonachamber.org


June 19-23…East Jordan Freedom Festival. Music, parades, kids activities, carnival, fireworks, games and more! Info: eastjordanfreedomfestival.org


June 24-25…Mackinaw City Arts & Craft Show at Conkling Heritage Park. Sat. 10-6, Sun 10-3p. Info: mackinawcity.com


June 26-July 31…Wednesday 6-9p Evenings on River Street – Elk Rapids. Live music, food and fun! Info: elkrapidschamber.org


June 27-30…St. Ignace Car Show. Antique, custom and celebrity autos; cruises, contests, exhibits, vendors and more. Info: saintignace.com


June 27- Aug 15…Every Thursday enjoy live music in East Part starting at 7pm. Bring a blanket or chair. Info: visitcharlevoix.com


June 29…Little Traverse Crop Walk for Hunger 9a-noon Evelyn Hall – Bay View Assoc. –Petoskey. Info: bayviewassociation.org


June 29-30…Charlevoix Summer Art Show downtown. Info: visitcharlevoix.com


July 4…Pig Roast for Green Acres AFC 3-7p, Potter Rd-Traverse city. Funds will be used for much needed renovations for the Green Acres Adult Foster Care Home. Info: 231-947-7055


4th of July Parades:

Boyne City -10a

Cheboygan – 10a

Mackinaw City – 10a

St. Igance -

Petoskey – 6p


July 6… Ride for the Red Kettle Motorcycle Benefit at the Salvation Army of Petoskey Community Center. Registration 8:45-9:45. $20 per biker, $5 passenger. Cook-out and prizes awarded upon return. Info: SAPetoskey.org


July 9-13…Gaylord Alpenfest


July 6-7…Made in Cheboygan Craft Show – Washington Park – Cheboygan. Sat 10-6, Sun 11-5. Info: madeincheboygan@gmail.com


July 13…Mustang Stampede – Mackinaw City


July 13…Boyne Thunder – Boyne City


July 20…Michigan’s Original and largest Tack & Tequilia Festival 6:30-10 at Turtle Creek Stadium – Traverse City. The state’s best tacos, world’s best tequilas, margaritas, cervezas, live music and fun activities. Tickets: tacoandtequilafestmi.com


July 20…Northern Michigan Lavender Festival 10-6p at McCormick Farmz-Wolverine. Live music, yoga, U Pick, photos and more. Tickets $10. Info: mccormickfarmz.com


July 2-27…Charlevoix Venetian Festival. Carnival, parades, fireworks, arts & crafts, live music and more! Info: venetianfestival.com


Aug 15-17…Rubber Ducky Festival - Bellaire


Aug 17-18…Made in Cheboygan Craft Show – Washington Park – Cheboygan. Sat 10-6, Sun 11-5. Info: madeincheboygan@gmail.com


Sept 21-22…Made in Cheboygan Craft Show – Washington Park – Cheboygan. Sat 10-6, Sun 11-5. Info: madeincheboygan@gmail.com


Registration is now open for the “Moie Brown – Run for the Health of It”,  August 10th at the St. Ignace Campus of Mackinac Straits Health System. This event includes a 5-K and 10-K, run or walk. Proceeds help the Mackinac Straits Health Foundation. Participants received a shirt and a medal. Visit:  Run Sign Up–dot–com, or call: (906) 328-0006.



TFN…Rides for Recovery. There are 200+ men and women living in local recovery housing. Over half do not have access to transportation to get to work, shopping, attend meetings and medical appointments. Looking for any working bikes that need new homes. Info: 231-270-7873


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 Tues 9a-noon and Thurs 1-4p Salvation Army Cheboygan Food Pantry is open. Cheboygan County Residents can receive a box every 30 days. Must make an appointment. Info: 231-627-9003


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…Healing Through Loss Greif Support meets every second Wednesday of the month 6pm at the Salvation Army Building-Cheboygan. Info: 231-445-1503


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


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