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Week of August 13


Aug 13-19…Northern District Fair-Cadillac. 4-H exhibits, garden tractor pull, battle of the bands, demo derby, carnival, and more! Info:


Aug 13-19…136th Otsego County Fair – Gaylord. 4-H exhibits, carnival, games, heavy weight horse pull, rodeo, bump & run, interactive circus, demo derby, and more! Info:


Aug 13-20…30th Annual Rubber Ducky Festival – Bellaire. Talent show, picnic, kids activities, rubber duck race, arts & craft show, ice cream social and more! Info:


Aug 15…Free clothing giveaway 1-7pm at The Gathering Place inside Black River Full Gospel Church. Also excepting new & gently used clean clothes. Info: 231-625-9305


Aug 16…6th Annual Summer Super Swirl 5:30-8pm at the Crooked Tree Arts Center-Petoskey. Stroll through indoor and outdoor exhibits while enjoying samples of fine wines and food. $25 adv/$30 day of. Info:


Aug 16,23,30…Indian River “Rhythm on the River” free Wednesday night concerts 6-9pm at the Marina Park Pavilion. Bring a chair or blanket. Info:


Aug 17…Howl at the Moon fundraiser for Little Traverse Bay Humane Society. 6-9pm at Walstrom Marine Boat Warehouse-Harbor Springs. $150, includes food, cocktails, silent & live auction and live music. Info:


Aug 17… Free clothing giveaway 10-4pm at The Gathering Place inside Black River Full Gospel Church. Also excepting new & gently used clean clothes. Info: 231-625-9305


Aug 17…Power of the Purse Sale to benefit Hospice of Northwest Michigan. 5-7pm at the ASI Activity Center in Bellaire. Browse over 300 new and gently-used purses for sale. Info:


Aug 17…Power of the Purse 5:30-9pm at Stafford’s Perry Hotel-Petoskey. Over 200 purses available by raffle, silent auction and live auction. Tickets $40 and include entertainment, cash bar and gormet hors d’ oeuvres. Proceeds benefit local patient medical needs. Info: 989-798-5467


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:


Aug 18-19…15th Annual Festival on the Bay-Petoskey. Children’s activities, silent disco, chalk the walk, petting zoo, live music, wine on the water, art show and more! Info:


Aug 18-20…Mackinac Island Fudge Festival. Fudge making demonstrations and tasting, movie on the lawn at Stonecliffe, street art walk, Great Turtle Slow Ride, and more. Info:


Aug 18-22…Replica Columbus Ships in Traverse City at Clinch Park Marina, open for tours. $10 adults, $6 ages 5-12, 4 & under free. Proceeds benefit the Maritime Heritage Alliance of Traverse City. 9a-6p daily. (Self guided tour). Info:


Aug 18-25…Friday Night Live every Friday from 5:30-9pm downtown Traverse City. This community block party features a full slate of music, entertainment, food, demonstrations and family activities along the 100 and 200 blocks of East Front Street. Info:


Aug 19…BIG Art Show 10a-5pm in Pennsylvania Park-Petoskey. Benefits Big Brothers/Big Sisters. Info:


Aug 19...Kiersten's Ride. Horseback, walk or ATV at Chandler Hills Campground in Boyne Falls. Event raises money for a nonprofit organization dedicated to bringing help, hope and healing through suicide prevention programs in Northern Lower Michigan. $15 registration fee, plus raise at least $50 and get a t-shirt. Register at 231-675-5047


Aug 19…Paddle for the Pool 7:30a-1pm at Ferry Beach-Charlevoix. A 4-mile predicted time contest (kayak, SUP and canoe). Estimate your elapsed time for this 4-mile paddle event and if you are the closest, you are the winner! Everyone can enjoy this great fundraising event for the Charlevoix Area Community Pool. Info:


Aug 19…Lake Leelanau Street Fair 1-6pm. Great music, authors, artists, crafts people and more. Free admission to the street fair, music & wine tent $15. Info:


Aug 19…6th Annual Dune Dash, a 4-mile run/walk along the Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail starting at 9am. Registration varies from $15-$30 person, prices increase $5 after Aug. 17th. Proceeds support Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail. Info:


Aug 19…Lobster Fest 5-8pm at the Grand Traverse Lighthouse Museum-Northport. $70, includes Maine lobster or chicken, potatoes, corn on the cob, rolls, beer & wine available. Live music. Info:


Aug 19…Barn Dance and Chili Supper 5:30-9m at the Samels Barn on Skegemog Point Rd-Williamsburg. Arrive early at 5:30 pm to tour the 1900s farmhouse and buildings before coming to the new barn and enjoying a variety of delicious chili's along with salad, drinks, and desserts.  The HAMMER'D will start tapping our the tunes at 7:00 pm.  The dances will all be called or taught. $5 donation. Info:


Aug 19…13th Annual Churchill Classic Trail Run – Cheboygan. ½ Marathon, 5K 10K & 1 Mile. North Central State Trailhead. Entry fees vary. Proceeds benefit the Cheboygan County Firefighters Association. Info:


Aug 19…Cheboygan Hockey Association is hosting a drive in movie at the Cheboygan County Fairgrounds starting at 7pm. Will be showing “The Croods” and “Goonies”. Concessions available. Info:231-268-0144


Aug 19-26 (Recurring weekly on Saturday)…The Old Town Playhouse Young Company presents: Seussical, Kids. 7pm at the Old Town Playhouse-Traverse City. $15 adults, $6 kids under 18. Info:


Aug 19…Downtown Art Fair 10a-5p on Cass St-downtown Traverse City. Free admission. Info:


Aug 19…Antiques and Collectibles Under the Pavilion 9a-4p -downtown Gaylord. Furniture, primitives, textiles and vintage fabrics, glass, pottery, post cards, toys and much much more for sale. RAIN OR SHINE! Info:


Aug 19-20.,.Peshawbestown Traditional Pow Wow. The Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians holds its annual Pow Wow featuring native singers, dancers, artists and artisans. Info:


Week of August 20


Aug 20…St. Matthew Summer Festival Noon-2:30pm at St. Mathew Church-Boyne City. Polish dinner, live polka music, silent auction, kids activities, pony rides, games and more. $10 adults, seniors $9, children $5, under 4 free. Info:


Aug 20…Topinabee Firefighters Station 6400 Annual Chicken BBQ Noon-4pm at Topinabee beach pavilion. Live music, ice cream social, great BBQ. Adults $15, kids 12 & under $5. Info: 231-238-4812


Aug 20…St. Clement Annual Parish Festival 11:30-3p at the church in Pellston. Chicken and golumpki dinner, white elephant sale & raffle. $10 adults, $6 kids 6-12, 5 & under free. Info: 231-539-8805


Aug 22-27…112th Emmet/Charlevoix County Fair. 4-H exhibits, live music, carnival, games, supercross racing, monster truck shootout, auto cross racing, firefighters show, battle of the bands and more! Info:


Aug 24…The Michigan Sheriff’s Mounted Association Otsego County presents “Country Music at it’s Best” featuring Country Music Legend T. Graham Brown at 7pm at Gaylord High School. Tickets are $20 ea/$35 pair or $50 family of 8. Info: 800-445-2143


Aug 25-26…Annual Cheboygan County Humane Society Garage Sale at the Cheboygan County Fairgrounds. 9a-6p Fri, 9a-5p Sat. Drop off date Aug 23rd from 10a-2p at the fairgrounds. Info:


Aug 25-27…National CoHo Salmon Festival – Honor. Family fun, car show, live music, parade, softball tournament and more. Info:


Aug 26…4th Annual Wrestle the Lake boat poker run. Held on Lake Charlevoix with stops on Round Lake, Oyster Bay, Holy Island and Horton Bay. Registration a 9am at the Ferry Beach Pavilion. Proceeds benefit the Charlevoix Wrestling Club. Info: 231-622-2582


Aug 26…Arts & Craft Show 8a-5p at Cheboygan Community Wesleyan Church. Info:


Aug 26…Onaway Car Show 9a-2p at Onaway Speedway. Free admission, 50/50 drawing and raffles, and one free ticket (per car) to the races that day. Info: 989-733-8548


Aug 26…51st Annual Concert Series “Acappella Magic” presents Show of Champions at 7:30pm in the Bellaire High School Performing Arts Center. Tickets are $12 at the door. Info:


Aug 26…20th Annual Summer Model Airplane Show 10a-3p at the Thompsonville Airport. Show features both fixed wing & helicopter aircraft. There will also be a classic car show, candy drop for the kids and pyrotechniques show. Info:


Aug 26…Bark at the Park 11a-3p at Hull Park, behind Traverse Area District Library-Traverse City. Featuring adoptions, silent auction, activities and pet friendly businesses. Benefits H.A.N.D.S. to the Rescue, helping abused and neglected disabled dogs. Info:


Aug 26…Headwaters Music Festival 4p-10:30p at the Otsego Club & Resort-Gaylord.  Music festival featuring Mitch Ryder and the Detroit Wheels, also the Crane Wives and local musicians. Craft beers, wine, grilled food. Artisans on site. Tickets $30 in advance, $40 at the gate. Info: 989-732-3242


Aug 26…Kalkaska Twp Fire Dept Fallen Firefighter’s Memorial Picnic 12-4p at 209 Laurel St, Kalkaska. Raffle, waterball, dunk tank, silent auction, kids activities, fill the boot and more! Lunch $6. Info:231-384-3993


Aug 26…Blast to the Past 5K Race/1 Mile Fun Run. 6pm American Legion Memorial Park – St. Ignace. Costume contest. Benefits the Diane Peppler Resources Center – serving domestic violence & sexual assault survivors. $30 5K, $15 fun run.  Info:


Aug 26-27…Corvette Crossroads Auto Show-Downtown Mackinaw City. The Auto Show starts at 10:00 a.m on Saturday and the Corvette Parade across the Mackinac Bridge is Saturday evening at 7:00pm. Info:


Aug 26-27…Mackinaw Arts and Craft Show 10a-7p Sat, 10-3p Sun at Conkling Heritage Park. Exhibits to include: paintings, woodwork, hand-crafted jewelry, hand-designed clothing, self published books, nature photography, gourmet dips and salsa, seasonal decor and more. Info:


Aug 26-27…4th Annual Music Bash at the Bluffs on Black Lake-Cheboygan. 5 bands, drink & food specials, rustic camping. $10 cover, must be 21+. Info: 231-625-2080


Aug 26-Sep 4…Chippewa County Fair - Kinross


Aug 28...Ford Drive 4UR School 5-8pm at Petoskey Northmen Stadium. Test drive a vehicle from Brown Motors and Ford will donate $20 to the Petoskey Band program, up to $6000! Info: 231-439-9661



Sept 1-2…Boyne City Kiwanis Labor Day Weekend Car Show! Preview Friday during Stroll the Streets. Sat see cars on display in Veteran’s Park, music and food available. Info:


Sept 2.. Fine Art Fair 10a-5pm at the Old Art Building-Leland. Info:

Sept 2…7th Annual BBQ Chicken Dinner Benefit 4-7pm at St John Lutheran Church-Cheboygan. Free will donation + canned good. Proceeds benefit The Lord’s Kitchen.


Sept 2-3…Arts and Crafts Dockside. More than 100 artists and crafters display their unique creations along the waterfront, downtown St. Ignace. 9-6P Sat, 9a-5p Sun.  Free admission. Enjoy food and music while you check it out. Info:


Sept 3…Trout Lake Women’s Club annual Pie Sociat from 1-3 at the Trout Lake Twp Hall. All pies homemade and sold whole or by the slice. Quilt raffle as well. Info: 906-569-3826


Sept 4…60th Labor Day Bridge Walk 7am-11am across the Mackinac Bridge. Begins on St. Ignace side, walk to Mackinaw City. Info:


Sept 8-9…10th Annual Antique Tractor Parade & Show-Mackinaw City to St. Ignace.


Sept 8-10…66th Annual Posen Potato Festival. Carnival, polka dancing, bump-n-run, arts & crafts show, kiddie parade, demo derby, live music, grand parade and more! Info:


Sept 9…19th Sturgeon for Tomorrow Banquet at the Knights of Columbus Hall-Cheboygan. Doors open at 5pm, dinner at 6p. Featured speaker: Doug Larson-Lead research technician. Raffle, games, silent auction, door prizes, cash bar, artisans gallery. $30 adults, $20 14 & under.


Sept 9…11th Annual Taste of Benzie & Beyond 10a-noon at Mineral Springs Park-Frankfort. Food, wine, beer, kids games and activities, sidewalk chalk art contest and more. Info:


Sept 9-10…20th Annual Hopps of Fun Beer & Wine Festival – Mackinaw City. 50+ award winning micro brewed beers and over 40 wines. Food, wine, beer, entertainment and fun! Festival grounds are located at Mackinaw Crossings in Downtown Mackinaw City. Time: 5:00 p.m. till 11:00 p.m. on Friday, and 1:00p.m. till 11:00 p.m. on Saturday. Info:


Sept 10…Bergmann Center “Starlight” Silent & Live Auction 1-4pm at Odawa Casino-Ovation Hall, Petoskey. Dinner, entertainment, cash bar. $35. Benefits the Bergmann Center, a Life Skills Building Center for Adults who are Mentally and Physically Challenged. Info:


Sept 10…25th Annual Crooked River Firefighters Open Car and Truck Show – downtown Alanson. Registration 7a-11a, voting 11:30-12:30, 50/50, prizes, live music, concessions. Crafters welcome. Trophy presentation at 3:15pm. Benefits the Alanson-Littlefield Fire Department. Info: 231-881-5379


Sept 11…9/11 Remembrance 5K Run/Walk – F&M Park-Traverse City. The 9/11 run is to honor those who lost their lives in the September 11th, 2001 terror attacks, as well as Local First Responders and Veterans. A portion of the proceeds will go to the Grand Traverse Area First Responder Coalition. Race begins at 8:46am. $27.50 before Aug 11, 32.50 after Aug 11. Info:


Sept. 16…Rogers City Kiwanis Fall Festival 10-4p, Westminster Park. Food, arts & crafts, farmers market, bounce houses, family fun. Free admission. Info: 989-734-4587


Sept 16…Leelanau Harvest Tour 7:30a-4:30pm. Approximately 20, 40, 65 and 100 mile routes. Fees vary from $40 & up. Proceeds benefit the TART Trails. Info:


Sept 23…Taste of Harbor Springs Noon-3pm –Harbor Springs Waterfront. Enjoy creative foods, wine & craft beers. Must be 21+. Rain or shine. $30 advance, $45 day of. Info:


Sept 24…35th Annual Country Music Spectacular – A Merle Haggard Tribute starring Jeff Carson, Bobby Randal with special guest Melissa Lee. Two shows, 3p & 6pm at the Boyne City High School Performing Arts Center. Tickets at $20 at the door. Proceeds benefit the Boyne City Fire Department. Info: 231-225-0275




Now – Aug 27…Every Sunday…Movies by the Bay 10m American Legion Park-Downtown St. Ignace. Refreshments are available on site.  FREE popcorn!  Bring your blankets and chairs for a fun-filled evening with the kids! Info:


Now – 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


Now-Aug 31…Boat Movies in the Park every Thursday in the Village Green Park-Walloon Lake. Watch from the lawn or from your boat. Free. For a list of movies:


Now-Sept 1…Every Friday – Music in the Park 7-9pm at GM Dame Marina Park-Northport.  Bring chairs, blankets and a basket full of your favorite local goodies for the full experience. Socialize, picnic and mingle while live music comes your way from some of the most loved talent in the region. Info:


Now-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:


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


Now-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.


Now- Aug 18…Concerts in the Park at noon on Wednesdays and Fridays-Pennsylvania Park Gazebo-Petoskey. Free. Info:


Now – August 31…Concerts on the Lawn 7pm at the Grand Traverse Pavilions-Traverse City. Free admission. Enjoy a summer evening with great music, family and good friends. Bring a chair, blanket or picnic. Food, drinks, and ice cream are available. Info:


Now-Sept 2…Stone Circle Gatherings every Saturday form 9-11pm. $5 adults, $3 kids 12 & under. Poetry, storytelling and music are featured at this unique outdoor amphitheater. Poet bard Terry Wooten will host the gatherings around the fire. Sit under a canopy of stars perched on a boulder, or bring a blanket or chair to enjoy the ever-changing variety of entertainment that is woven throughout the evening. Stone Circle is located ten miles north of Elk Rapids off US 31. Turn right on Stone Circle Dr., and follow signs. Info:


Now – Oct 10…Kalkaska Farmer’s Market open on Tuesdays 2-6pm at Railroad Square-Downtown. Info:


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 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


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.


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



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