Event List Northern Michigan

**Subject to change


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


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


Now – 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


Now – 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 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…Benefit Pancake Breakfast 9-11 at the Elk Rapids Harbor Pavilion. Proceeds benefit the Elk Rapids Fireman’s Association. All you can eat pancakes, sausage, coffee and juice. By donation. Info: elkrapidsyachtclub.com


July 14, 28 & Aug 11…Summer Celebration Concert Series 7-9pm. Bring your lawn chairs, blankets, and enjoy an outdoor concert downtown Mancelona by the clock in Triangle Park. In case of rain, relocate to the Farmers Market Pavilion. Info: mancelonachamber.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 17-18…Salvation Army of Traverse City “Christmas in July” Red Kettle Drive 10-6 at these locations: Olesons Food Store on N Long Lk and E Hammond; Tom’s on SW Bayshore Dr and Munson Ave and Blain’s Farm & Fleet. To volunteer to ring, visit registertoring.com


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…12th Annual Kayak for a Cause on Walloon Lake. There will be two teams that will start from Bear Cove Marina.  One will be taking a shorter route and the other a longer route. The proceeds from this event will support CDAC programming for youth. Info: https://www.campdaggett.org/annual-cause-walloon/


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


July 26…Flag Party - Second annual LGBTQ+ Alliance of Petoskey pride event, gather (socially distanced and masks REQUIRED) at Pennsylvania Park downtown Petoskey from 5-6 Pride flags will be handed to our community with the story of the importance of the flag. From there walk, flags high, down Lake street and gather at the people’s corner to celebrate diversity, acceptance, and inclusion in the community. Info: 231-675-4674




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


Aug 1-2…Portside Arts Fair at Elm Pointe-East Jordan. Saturday Aug. 1st, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, Aug 2nd 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. A few vendor booths are still available. For more information call Chris Wilhelm at 231-675-4841


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


Aug 29…Corvette Crossroads Auto Show 10-2p -Mackinaw Crossings in Mackinaw City. Bridge crossing at 7pm. Info: mackinaw-city.com


Sept 2020

Sept 3-6…St. Ignace Car Show Weekend


Sept 5-6…Arts Dockside – St. Ignace


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


**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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