Community Events, Fundraisers, Local Happenings and More!
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Now – Sept – Fireworks in Mackinaw City every Tuesday & Friday at dusk. Info: mackinawcity.net
Now – Oct 7…Cheboygan Sports Boosters 6th Annual Homecoming Football Float Raffle are available for $10, for a chance at cash prizes. On sale at home games, Black River Customs or south branch of Citizen’s National Bank.
Now-Nov 24…Registration is open for the 15th Annual Turkey Trot in Traverse City. 5K run/walk and 5 mile flier (new course). Proceeds benefit the TART Trails. Info: tcturkeytrot.com
Week of Sept 25
Sept 28-Oct 2…Up North Pride Week – Traverse City. Sept 28 Pride Ride & Sign Making party 6-9p at F & M Park. Sept. 29 Pool Party 6-9p at Delamar-Traverse City. All ages, but discretion advised as alcohol will be available. Sept 30- Comedy Night 8-9:30p at the City Opera House. $20 admission. Oct 1 – Visibility Rally/March 4-5p at F & M Park; Drag Night at the Open Space; Silent Disco 10p-mid at the Open Space. Info: upnorthpride.com
Sept 30-Oct 29…Ghost Farm of Kingsley Haunted Trail. Open weekly Friday & Saturday 7-11p. $15 admission. Info: hauntedtraverse.com
Sept 30-Oct 30…Screams in the Dark at Northwestern Michigan Fairgrounds weekly Fri-Sun. 5 attractions, one location. Admission $8-$18. Fri/Sat 7p-11p, Sun 7p-10p. Info: evernighthaunt.com
Oct 1…Antrim County High Tea for Breast Cancer Prevention presents Pink Sing 6-10 at Midnight Acres-Bellaire. $35 person, includes specialty cocktails, been win light meal, desserts & karaoke! Info: 248-840-3083
Oct 1…Haunted Hike 8:45pm at Starlight Campground – Mancelona. Info: 231-535-0461
Oct 1…St. Ignace Fall Fest & Great Pumpkin Roll noon-3:30 pm at Little Bear East Arena. Kids arts & crafts, sack races, music, games, dunk tank, bounce house and more. Great Pumpkin Roll at 4pm next to city hall. Info: saintignace.org
Oct 1…Beulah Fall Festival 10-5p downtown. Kids games, chalk art, face painting, wagon rides, classic car/motorcycle show and more. Info: clcba.org
Oct 1…Yak Fest 9a-5p at A Yak/2Ranch – Mancelona. Wagon rides, pumpkin patch, family activities, donuts & coffee. Info: 231-357-5987
Oct 1…Illuminate the Night Adult Prom 6-10p at Right Brain Brewery – Traverse City. Donations at the door; silent auction; hors d’oeuvres, cash bar, entertainment. Benefits Mental Health services. Info: 231-570-0627
Oct 1-8…Father Fred Fall Food Drive. Volunteers needed- call Jen at 269-947-2055 ext 2003
Week of Oct 2
Oct 2…15th Annual Harvest Fetivus noon-6pm at Grand Traverse Commons – Traverse City. Wine & cider, live music, food trucdks and more. Info: traversecity.com
Oct 2…Build a Scarecrow Family Fun Day noon-4pm at the Botanic Garden – Historic Barns Park – Traverse City. Bring your own scarecrow attire & decorations. Frames, burlap & straw will be provided. Cider & donuts on the Pavilion, along with kids activities. $5. Pre-register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/build-a-scarecrow-family-fun-day-tickets-417914953877
Oct 2…Family Fun Fest 1:30-3:30pm at Christ Church –Traverse City. Food, music, games and more. Info: 231-946-9451
Oct 3-8…Kampout for KAIR 8a-8p food drive in Kalkaska at Family Fare, Northland Food and Bill Marsh Auto. Non-perishable food and personal hygiene products like toilet paper and toothpaste etc. Donations can always be dropped off at KAIR Mon-Fri 10-3p. Info: kalkaskakairs.com
Oct 4… Kiwanis Club of Indian River will host a blood drive from noon to 5 PM at the Tuscarora Township Hall in Indian River at 3546 S.Straits Highway. Sign up by calling Versiti Blood Center of Michigan at 1-866-642-5663. Walk-ins are welcome as the schedule allows.
Oct 5…Chalk the Walk 6-7pm at the Boyne District Library. Fun family event to decorate the library sidewalks. Hot chocolate will be served. Ages 2-15, registration required. Info: boynechamber.com
Oct 7…A Night at the Library 6-9pm at the Petoskey District Library. Tickets $75 person, include a signature cocktail/complimentary wine glass, wine tasings, culinary delights, silent auction and literary characters in action. Proceeds benefit the library. Info: 231-758-3100
Oct 7-9…MoMitt Bike Fest at Mt. Holiday –Traverse City. Features live music, beer garden, food trucks, family fun, several mt. bike races and running events. Info: momittbikefest.com
Oct 7-8…Fort Fright 6:30p-9:30p at Colonial Michilimackinac – Mackinaw City. Lanterns light your way through an 18th-century fort and fur trading village overrun by werewolves, witches, goblins and ghouls. Storytellers weave spooky folktales near bonfires and treats such as hot mulled cider, cookies and candy can be found throughout the site. Most stops are suitable for all ages, but a haunted house, demon walk, and werewolf walk give thrills and chills to adults and children like. Adults $11, kids 5-12 $7, 4-under free. Last admission at 8:30pm both nights. Info: mackinacparks.com
Oct 8…28th Annual “Still Rocking!” fundraiser 1-11pm at the Charlevoix Elks Lodge. Doors open at 1. $15 cover includes dinner and dessert. Also, live music, door prizes, raffle and silent auction. Proceeds benefit the Bryan Roloff Memorial Fund to help local families with medical needs. Info: 231-237-0200
Oct 8…Ski & Snowboard Swap 9a-1p at Nub’s Nob – Harbor Springs. Also boots, goggles, helmets, poles, binding and more. Benefits the Harbor Springs Ski Team. Info: hsskiteam.com
Oct 8…TC Elks Lodge Craft Show 10-4 Traverse City. Free admission. Info: traversecity.com
Oct 8…Witch’s Day Out 10-4p Mackinaw Crossings-Mackinaw City. Pick up your Passport at a participating store. Complete the Passport and enter for the Gift Baskets loaded with unique product from the stores located in the Mackinaw Crossing. Drawing at 4:00 in the Food Court. Info: 231-436-5030
Oct 8…Fall Festival downtown Frankfort 10a-10p. Parade, live music, pumpkin drop, corn hole tournament, carnival games & rides and more. Info: Frankfort-elberta.com
Oct 8-9…Happy Apple Days – downtown Traverse City. A celebration of the harvest, many merchants provide complimentary apples. Info: traversecity.com
Week of Oct 9
Oct 9…GT Metro Fire Open House 11-3p at GT Metro Station 11 – Traverse City. Info: 231-941-7682
Oct 9…Camp Daggett Fall Fest noon-5pm with arts & crafts, wagon rides, live music, fall treats and more. No registration required, $10 per carload suggested cash donation. Info: campdaggett.org
Oct 9-10…22 2 NONE Barracks clean up and build 8a-4p each day, volunteers needed, stay as long as you can. Lunch and refreshments provided. Info: email email@example.com
Oct 12…Food Drive 10-3p at Family Fare in Cheboygan for the Salvation Army food pantry. Any non-perishable food items greatly appreciated!
Oct 13…Petoskey Salvation Army Open House noon-6p at 2350 Mitchell Park Drive. Food, music, fun, prizes. Info: sapetoskey.org
Oct 14…Owl Prowl 7-8:30pm at the Grass River Natural Area – Bellaire. Must pre-register. $10 person, bring a light. Info: bellairechamber.org
Oct 14-16…43rd Annual Apple Fest – downtown Charlevoix. Fri/Sat 10-6p, Sun 10-4p. Kids activities, face painting, petting zoo, live music, arts & crafts and more! Info: charlevoix.org
Oct 15…Rotary Fall Fest 3-7p at Petoskey Winter Sports Park. Pumpkin roll, pries, live music, good trucks, lawn games, beer/wine tent. Info: 231-838-4989
Oct 15…Williamsburg Animal Hospital Open House 1-4pm. Cider & donuts, chili cook-off, raffles, kids games, prizes. Info:231-267-2755
Oct 15…Barn House Rock with Elvis Tribute Artist Jake Slater 4:30-10p at The Barn – Harbor Springs. Benefits Rising Hope Equestrian Center. Food, drinks, silent auction. $50 adults, $30 kids in advance - $70 at the door. Ifno: 231-526-6353
Oct 15…Mackinac County Kid’s Coat Giveaway 10-2p at Zion Lutheran Church – St. Ignace. All free. Also hats, scarves, mittens, socks and headbands. Info: 906-630-3407
Oct 16…Kalkaska Area Youth Football Cornhole Tournament 2pm at the Kalkaska Senior Center. $50 team. Prizes. Benefits KAYF. Info: kalkaskayouthfootball.com or 231-709-3004
Oct 19…Soup & a bread bowl 4-6p at the Pancake Chef – Mackinaw City. $10 person. Benefits the Lions Club. Info: 812-797-6000
Oct 21…Northwestern Michigan College Band Fall Concert 7:30pm at Milliken Auditorium – Traverse City. $8-$13. Info: nmc.edu
Oct 22…Halloween Event noon-2:30pm at the Cheboygan Children’s Trail. Dog parade, family photo with Scooby-Doo, trick-or-treat on the trail, music and story time. Free. Info:
Oct 22…Annual Great Turtle Trail Run – Mackinac Island. All who register will enjoy special race features – commemorative medals, race apparel in Great Turtle fashion, special Halloween events for adults and kids! Starts in front of the Mission Point Resort. $50. Info: runmackinac.com
Oct 22…Trunk or Treat 3-5pm at Alden United Methodist Church. Free. Info: 231-414-7784
Oct 22…Pumpkin Carving Contest 5pm at Festival Square – Cheboygan. Free. Music, cider & donuts, prizes, costumes encouraged. *Carving contest limited to 40 participants, forms available Sept. 29, pumpkins to be carved off site and brought completed for event. Cash prizes. Info: 231-597-8000
Oct 22…Little Monster’s Bash 3-6p at The Ellison Place – Gaylord. Pumpkins, petting zoo, cider & donuts, costume contest, games. $10 adults, $5 kids. Info: 989-448-7575
Oct 22…Bikes for Tikes Spaghetti Dinner 6pm at Forest Township Hall – Onaway. Bring a bike. $20 person, silent auction, raffle. Info: 616-890-9648
Oct 22…Craft Fair 9a-3p at Trinity Lutheran Church – Traverse City. Variety of artisans, crafters & vendors. Free admission. Info: traversecity.com
Oct 28…YMCA Fall Festival 4-6p at the Grand Traverse Bay YMCA-Traverse City. Free. Costumes encouraged. Info: 231-933-9622
Oct 28…Fright Night at the Castle 6:30-11pm with dinner, live & silent auction, open bar, music. Info: 231-547-5599
Oct 29…Children’s Halloween Parade & downtown Trick-or-Treating – Petoskey. Parade line up at Central Elementary School beginning at 9:45am, parade at 10. Info: petoskeydowntown.com
Oct 29…The Insominiac Halloween Party & Historic Trail Nightwalk 7 – 10pm at the Historic Barns Park at Grand Traverse Commons – Traverse City. Benefits Charlie Golf One - a nonprofit building a community of affordable homes for Veterans. Music, costume contest, nightwalk. Info: charliegolfone.org
Oct 31…Halloween Trick or Treat 10a-8p at the Charlevoix Public Library. Stop by the library in your costume and trick or treat at any of their service desks. Info: 231-547-2651
Oct 31…Trick or Treat 1-5p at the Boyne District Library. Info: 231-582-7861
Oct 31…Downtown Trick or Treat 3-5pm – Main Street - Cheboygan
Oct 31…Trunk-or-treat 5-8p at the Almira Township Fire & EMS – Lake Ann. Decorate your vehicle & hand out candy. There will be food, drinks and games. Info: 810-287-7106
Oct 31…Trunk-or-Treat 4:30-7p at City Church on Keystone – Traverse City. Giveaways, Candy, Pony & Train Rides, and much more, free. Info: 231-943-1775
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 – Oct 29…Every Wed & Sat 8a-1p Farmer’s Market at Festival Square – Cheboygan. Info: facebook.com/cheboyganfarmersmarket
Now – Oct 30…Interlochen Farmers Market 9a-2p Interlochen Corners. Info: 231-378-4488
Now-Oct 29…Wednesday & Saturday Sara hardy Downtown Farmers Market. Wed 8a-noon, Sat 7:30a-noon. Info: traversecity.com
Now-Oct 14…Bellaire Farmers Market at the ASI Community Center & Park. Info: bellairechamber.org
Now-Sept 30…Every Friday 8:30a-1p Farmer’s Market downtown Petoskey. Info: petoskeydowntown.com
Now – Oct 4…Crafter/Farmers Market every Tuesday from 5-8pm at the Pavilion on M88 – Central Lake. Info: 231-350-0981