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Week of June 17


Now – Aug 31…Mackinaw City Fireworks every Friday at dusk at Mackinac Bay Beach. Info:


Now-Aug 30…Music on Main 6-8pm every Thursday at the Village at Bay Harbor. Different musicians every week. Free. Info:


Now – Aug 30…Concerts on the Lawn – Thursdays at 7pm at Grand Traverse Pavilions-Traverse City. Bring a chair, or blanket. Food, Ice cream & beverages available from 5:30-7:30p, or bring your own. Info:


Now -Sept 7…Stroll The Streets 6-9pm downtown Boyne City. Music, entertainment, kids activities, and more. Info:


June 18… Northwest Michigan Community Action Agency in Cadillac will be hosting a workshop on Insurance and Long Term Planning to be held at 2:00 pm as part of a series of workshops on financial capability.  This workshop will be offered at 1640 Marty Paul Street in Cadillac.  To register or to find out about future workshops, please call (231) 775-9781 or visit


June 18… Northwest Michigan Community Action Agency in Petoskey will be hosting a workshop on Develop a Spending Plan to be held at 6:00 pm as part of a series of workshops on financial capability.  This workshop will be offered at 2240 Mitchell Park Drive, Unit A in Petoskey.  To register or to find out about future workshops, please call (231) 347-9070 or visit


June 19…Neighborhood Meeting from 6-8pm at the Northwest Michigan Community Action Agency-Traverse City. This month’s topic is insurance. Info: 231-947-3780


June 20-Aug 17…Concerts in the Park noon-1pm every Wednesday and Friday in Pennsylvania Park-Petoskey. Bring your lunch and enjoy free music. . In case of rain, concerts will be moved to the Crooked Tree Arts Center's Ross Stoakes Theater. Info: visitpetoskeymichigan.come


June 20-Aug 8…Evenings at the Gazebo concert series, 6:30pm Old City Park-Boyne City. Free music, bring lawn chair or blanket. Info: (no concert July 4th)


June 21…Free & Fun Roller Thursday’s 5-6:45p at Little Bear East Arena-St Ignace. Pizza, pop, skating are all free. You can use the rink’s skates or bring your own. Info:906-430-7968


June 21-Aug 16…Every other Thursday from 11-1p the Mackinaw City Area Arts Council is holding free Arts & Crafts Workshops in the Mackinaw City Pavilion. Open to all ages, first come first served. Kids should bring a snack and wear clothes to paint in. Info: 231-436-5626


June 21-24…36th Annual Cedar Polka Fest. Enjoy family-friendly entertainment, games, a parade, tribute to vets, children's activities, plenty of dancing and good-old Polish food and fun! Thursday: 5 PM - 11 PM; Friday: 5 PM - Midnight; Saturday: 2 PM - Midnight; Sunday: 1 - 4 PM. Info:


June 22-23…Bishop Baraga Garage Sale 8a-3p-Cheboygan. Hot dogs & soda sale and collecting returnables also. Proceed benefit the 7th grade trip to Washington DC. Info: 231-627-5608


June 22-23…22nd Annual Antiques on the Bay Car Show-St. Ignace Public Marina. Featuring original and restored classic and antique vehicles on display along the downtown waterfront.  Mackinac Bridge Rally line up at 4:30 at welcome center in Mackinaw City, reception 6-8p at the marina-St. Ignace. Sat 9a-4p cars on display. Info:


June 22-23…The Northland Players Summer Youth Theatre presents “Johnny Black-Private Eye” 7pm at the City Opera House-Cheboygan. Tickets $6 adult/$3 students. Info: 231-627-5841


June 22-24…Lumberjack Festival-Wolverine. Live music, parade, chicken dinner, duck race, horseshoe tournament, games, arts & crafts and more. Info:


June 23-24…20th Annual Summer Art Show-East Park, Charlevoix. Features a mix of fine art and fine crafts. Sat 10-5p, Sun 10-3p. Info:


June 23-24…Friends of the Library 19th Annual Summer Book Sale at the Charlevoix Public Library. Sat 10-5, Sun 1-5p.  You will find fiction and nonfiction in hard and soft covers. There are CD’s and DVD’s along with rare and collectible books. Info:


June 23…Black Mountain Blast 5K/10K Trail Race and 5K Walk. 8am at the trailhead across from the Bluffs Restaurant on Black Lake-Cheboygan. Info:


June 23…20th Annual Bay Harbor Foundation Vintage Car and Boat Festival. 10a parade of cars, 12:15 Steel Drum Band. Free admission, free parking. Info:


June 23…Up North Pride Rally/Picnic at F & M Park-Traverse City. 3-6p picnic with live music, family  activities, food vendors; 5:30-6:30 Rally followed by parade down Front Street; 7-mid Block Party on Garland Street with live music, dancing, food trucks and more. Info: 231-995-3909


June 23…5th Annual K’s for a Cure” 5k Walk/run 9am, begins and ends at John Roger Elementary School-Bellaire. $20 by June 19/$25 after. Benefits the American Cancer Society. Info: 231-676-2493


Week of June 24


June 24…Vintage Antique Show 11-3p at Alden Depot. Info:


June 24…Swiss Steak Dinner 4:30-7pm at the Bellaire Masonic Lodge. Held the last Sunday of each month. Includes:  Vegetable, Mashed Potatoes & Gravy, Cole Slaw, Dinner Rolls, Hot or Cold Drinks and Dessert.  Eat in or Take Out.  $10 person. For more information 231-377-7156. Proceeds to help with scholarship activities and their help to the community.


June 24…Chicken & Swiss Steak Dinner 4-6:30pm at the Pellston Masonic Lodge. Adults $12, Kids under 12 $6. Helps support community charities. Info: 609-915-6059


June 24…Cheboygan VFW Post 3623 Veteran’s Golf Scramble at the Cheboygan Golf & Country Club. 2pm shotgun start, 4 person scramble. Door prizes & food. $45 entry. Info: 231-627-4264


June 24…Mackinaw City Area Art Council is hosting a guided tour at St. Anthony Church-Mackinaw City. A reception in the conference center immediately following. Info: 231-436-5626


June 26…Crooked Tree Arts Center evening music series “Live on Bidwell Plaza” 5:30-7pm-Petoskey. Family friendly music, snacks, activities and more. Bring a chair or blanket. Info:


June 26-30…East Jordan Freedom Festival. Food, music, carnival, outdoor movie, kids games, parade, petting zoo, fireworks and more! Info:


June 28-29…Rummage & Bake Sale 9a-3p at the Chapel of Our Guardian Angels-Petoskey. Info: 231-838-2821


June 28-July 1…Waterways Festival-Cheboygan. Pancake breakfast, kids day in Washington Park, live music, lighthouse tours, wooden boat show, open water challenge and more. Info:


June 28-Aug 30…Summer Concert Series 7-8pm in Washington Park-Cheboygan. *Rain location-Festival Square. Free. Info: 800-968-3302


June 28-30…St. Ignace Car Show Weekend-Downtown and Little Bear East Arena. Cruise night, Down Memory Lane Parade, live music, swap meet and more. Info:


June 29-July 1…We Are Patriot Veteran Benefit at Many Rivers Church-Kalakska. Fri: Family fun night 5-7p, hot dogs, root beer floats, bounce house and more. Sat: 11-1:30 free BBQ, prizes, bounce house, motorcycle ride and more. Sun: 9am free pancake breakfast. Info: 231-384-0177


June 29-Aug 31…Music in the Park every Friday from 7-9pm at G.M. Dame Marinea Park-Northport. Bring a chair or blanket and snacks. Free. Info:


June 30…5th Annual “Stars, Stripes, and Splatter” 5K Run to benefit Habitat For Humanity Grand Traverse Region. Begins at 10am at Grand Traverse Resort – Traverse City. Racers are encouraged to wear patriotic clothing or to collect red, white, and blue splatters on their T-shirt provided with race registration. A prize will be awarded for the Best Dressed Runner as well as the Fastest Male and Female Runners.The entry fee is $35 from June 1 to June 30, and $40 on the day of the race if space remains. Registration for children 12 and under is free with adult entry. Children must be accompanied by a registered adult and must preregister. Race registration is open through Thursday, June 29, at 10:00 p.m. Info:


June 30…Red Kettle Fun Run/Walk 8am start & finish at the Salvation Army on Main St. – Cheboygan. $25 person, $20 person in groups of 5 or more, Kids 10 & under free. T-shirt guaranteed if registration is paid by June 15. Benefits the Cheboygan County Salvation Army. Info:


June 30…22 2 None Fundraiser-Canvas & Sip 5:30-9pm at the Gaylord Bowling Center. $50. "Paint, Sip and Smile is a painting session where you follow step by step instructions in a relaxing atmosphere. NO EXPERIENCE NEEDED! All supplies are provided and you leave with a one of a kind painting! Sign Up:


Jun 30-July 7…National Cherry Festival-Traverse City. Concerts, games, parades, carnival, picnics, fireworks, and much more! Info:


July 2018


July 1…Traverse City Arts & Crafts Fair 10-7pm on Union Street. More than 100 artists from across the Midwest will offer unique hand –crafted items and art. Info:


July 3-4…Boyne City 4th of July Festival. Soap box derby, live music, parade, kids games, raft race, duck race, fireworks and more! Info:


July 4…Mackinaw Women’s Club 4th of July Strawberry Social 12:30-4:30pm at the Mackinaw City Marina. Info:

July 3-4…Boyne City 4th of July Festival. Soap Box Derby, parade, fireworks, bounce houses, arts & crafts, live music, raft race and more! Info:


July 4-Aug 12…Great Lakes Equestrian Festival. See nationally and internationally rated hunter and jumper competitions and classic equestrian competitions for children, juniors, adults and amateur-owner riders. Each week, the Festival will also hold classes for young horses, open jumper classes and professional hunter derbies, culminating every Sunday with a Grand Prix show jumping competition. Recurring weekly on Sunday, Wed-Sat. Gates Wed-Sat 9a-5p, Sun noon-5p. Info:


July 6-Aug 10…Petoskey Rocks – every Friday from 6-10 downtown. Free carriage rides, ghost walk, movie in the park at dusk. Info:


July 7…24th Annual Lake Ann Homecoming 9a-3pm at SS Burnett Park.  Bake sale, kids games, live music, bounce house, crafts, raffle, silent auction and more. Proceeds benefit the Almira Historical Society. Info: 231-275-7362


July 7…Christmas in July Red Kettle Drive to benefit the Petoskey Salvation Army 10-6pm  at the following locations: Family Fare in Bellaire, Boyne City, Charlevoix, East Jordan, Mancelona; The Village Market-Elk Rapids; IGA-Harbor Springs; Petoskey Oleson’s, D & W Fresh Market, JC Penny and Louie’s Fresh Market. Volunteer bell ringers needed. Info: 231-622-1057


July 7-Sept 1…Music on Mullett every Saturday 1-4pm at Mullett Lake Marina. Free. Info:


July 7 – Sept 2…Fireworks over Moran Bay-St. Igance. Every Saturday at dusk. Info:


July 10-14…Gaylord Alpenfest. Carnival, live music, games, parade, arts & crafts, and more! Info:


July 10…Summer Celebration Concert 7-8:30pm in Triangle Park-downtown Mancelona, featuring the Petoskey Steel Drum Band. Free. Info:


July 13-14…Boyne Thunder. This unique boating event showcases high performance boats, roaring through the waters of Lake Charlevoix and Lake Michigan on a breathtaking 150-mile excursion to get the best poker hand. The day includes 5 card stops in Elk Rapids, Northport, Bay Harbor, Harbor Springs and Horton Bay, with a stop for lunch in Charlevoix. Info:


July 13-15…St Ignace Heritage Days. Workshops, authors, music, dancers, demonstrations, and more at Fort de Buade Museum and the Museum of Ojibaw Culture. Info:


July 14…Sweaty Yeti Run 5K 8a-10a Boswell Stadium-East Jordan.  Register by June 9, 2018 for $30, and to be guaranteed a Sweaty Yeti Performance Tee. Price will increase June 10 and we will be unable to guarantee a shirt. One Mile Fun Run - Kids (and adults) of all ages will have fun with this event! Line-Up begins at 9:15 (after finish of 5K). Info:


July 14-15…50th Annual Charlevoix Art & Craft Show-East Park. 10a-6p Sat, 10-4p Sun. Free. Info:


July 15…Bands on the Beach 7pm at Devoe Beach-Indian River. Free admission. Info:


July 18…48th Annual Glen Lake Women’s Club Art Fair 10-4pm at the Glen Arbor Township Hall. Over 100 artists will exhibit their works; lunch available. Proceeds benefit the Women’s Club scholarship fund. Info:


July 18-22…Indian River Summerfest. Lobsterfest, beach bash, kids activities, rubber duck race, ice cream social, live music, cruise night, sand drag races and more! Info:


July 20-21…Street Legends Car Show-downtown Charlevoix. Friday cruise at 5pm, followed by a cruise-in with live music in East Park. Sat. main event cart show at 9am, silent auction 9-1p, awards at 3pm.  Info:


July 21…5th Annual Mustang Car Show 1-10pm Mackinaw City. Family fun, food, live music and parade. Info: 800-666-0160


July 21… Thad Ranger’s Great American Talent Show at Studio Anatomy-Traverse City, doors at 8pm, show at 9. $10 admission/$5 with college or military ID. Proceeds benefit 22NONE. Info:


July 21-28…Charlevoix Venetian Festival.


July 27-28…Downtown Cheboygan Music Festival. Live entertainment with The Brewhouse Band, Tommy K & The Rock Show, Charlie Reager, Owen James Trio, Lara Fullford, Oh Brother Big Sister, Evan Archambo, Jon Archambault Band and the Drew Hale Band. Free admission. Festival Square.


July 28-28…Rockin Rivertown Ride. Poker Run, Rolling Thunder Parade, Motorcycle Show.


July 28…Meet the Mackinaw! Enjoy a fun and educational time aboard the Mighty Mackinaw. Ship tours will include former crewmembers, active Coast Guard personnel and special guests. There will be fun, nautical games and activities for the kids and a hot dog roast lunch will start at noon. General admission ticket required. Info: 231-436-5574


July 31… Crooked Tree Arts Center evening music series “Live on Bidwell Plaza” 5:30-7pm-Petoskey. Family friendly music, snacks, activities and more. Bring a chair or blanket. Info:


August 2018


Aug 1-4…Elk Rapids Harbor Days


Aug 3-4…Mackinaw Area Historical Festival-downtown Mackinaw City. Food, music, vintage baseball, tours and more! Info:


Aug 4-11…Cheboygan County Fair


Aug 11…Run for a Cure 5K Walk/Run for ALS Research 10a at the Petoskey Water Front Water Shelter. $25 person adv./$30 late. Info: 231-622-9626


Aug 15…Annual Traverse City Chamber Golf Outing at Grand Traverse Resort & Spa. The cost is $190 per golfer and $760 for a foursome, which includes 18 holes of cart golf, a registration gift, lunch and dinner, along with drink and prize tickets. Proceeds from the Chamber Golf Outing support our award-winning Leadership Grand Traverse program and other Chamber leadership initiatives. Info:






Help is available for Michigan homeowners to avoid foreclosure through Step Forward Michigan. Questions, call Lindsey 231-582-6436


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


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.


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


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


Every Monday the Indian River Kiwanis Club meets at pm at Vivio’s Restaurant. The public is invited. Info: 231-290-0044

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.


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:


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 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


TFN…Free arts & crafts for all school aged kids from noon-3pm on the second Saturday of the month at the Gaylord Area Council for the Arts. Offering fun and original projects for each session. 125 E. Main-Gaylord. Info: 989-732-3242

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