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Registrations are still available for the 2020 Touchdown Club Golf Scramble, July 18 at the Cheboygan Golf and Country Club. Proceeds help the Cheboygan High School Football program. For more info, call the clubhouse, (231) 627-4264


Registrations are now being taken for the 19th Annual Jewel at Mackinac Golf Outing on Mackinac Island, August 27th. Proceeds help the Mackinac Straits Health Foundation. Details can be found at Mackinac Straits Health- dot-org, or call (906) 328-0006.


Registration is open for the 5th Annual Brave Hearts Estate Color Run 9-noon. Lots of color stations, hydration stations and motivation! Bibs, medals and lunch are all included in the $20.00 entry fee. Come out and walk/run with to support Veterans. At Brave Hearts Estate – Pellston. Info: 231-539-7111


Register by July 30th for the 32nd Annual Gaylord Chamber Golf Outing at Treetops Resort-Gaylord Aug 5th. 9am registration, 10am shotgun start. Info:


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


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


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:


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:


Now-Aug 19…Every Wednesday Jazz at the Library 7pm at Charlevoix Public Library lawn. Bring a blanket or chair, social distancing please. Info:


Now – 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:


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:


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:


July 16-18…Friends of the Kalkaska Library Annual Book Sale at Northland Food & Family Center-Kalkaska. Thur/Fri 9-6p, Sat 9-3p. 100% of funds raised benefit the library. All prices are by donation.
You are required to wear a face covering to enter the sale. 
If you are elderly or immunocompromised you may visit the sale starting at 8:30am on both Thursday and Friday. Info:


July 17-18…Salvation Army of Traverse City “Christmas in July” Red Kettle Drive is going virtual! Donate here:


July 17-19…Summer Bash-ABATE of Michigan 2020 Field Meet at West Side Campground-Rapid City. Raffles, camping, music, games and more. $25 weekend/$15 Sat. only. Info: 269-435-2058


July 18……Antrim County Household hazardous waste collection 8a-noon at Bellaire HS Parking lot. For a list of accepted items and more information:


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


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:


July 18…Mackinaw Mustang Stampede Car Show 10-4pm  – Mackinaw City. Parade across the bridge 4:30. 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 24…Free COVID-19 testing 1-7pm at St. Ignace Area School Parking Lot on Portage Rd. No appt. necessary, a state of Michigan ID is required, testing only for 18+. Info: 906-630-4511


July 25…Free COVID-19 testing 10a-4pm at the Luce County Road Commission in Newberry. No appt. necessary, a state of Michigan ID is required, testing only for 18+. Info: 906-630-4511


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:


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…Walloon Woodies & Classic Car Show 11-4p on the docks in front of Barrel Back and across from Hotel Walloon. Info:


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.


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:


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:


Aug 8…Louie’s Farm Jam Noon-10pm 8500 Creghton Rd SW-South Boardman. Live music from 3 bands; food trucks, raffle drawings, local vendors. Bring a blanket, umbrella, lawn chair. Social distancing applies. Rain or shine. Age 4-15 $7.50, 15+ $20. Info:


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:


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.


Aug 15…BIG Art Show 10-5p in Pennsylvania Park-Petoskey. Benefits Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Northwestern Michigan. Info:


Aug 15…Pavilion Pops with the Gaylord Community Orchestra 7pm downtown Gaylord. An eveing of popular music, including many audience favorites.  Info:


Aug 15…Mud, Sweat and Beers Fat Tire Fest and Mountain Bike Race at Mt. Holiday – Traverse City. Info:


Aug 15…Northern Knights Motorcycle Club BIG Roast 3-11:55p E. Mitchell Rd-Petoskey. Live Music by Flitch, Roasted Pig & all the fixings, drinks and games, The Knights Tournament with cash prizes, and camping! Public welcome, no pets, no carry-ins. $10 person/$15 couple. Info:


Aug 16…Topinabee Fire Department Annual Chicken BBQ Noon til 4 (or until food is gone) at the Mullett Town Hall. Curbside/take-out only. Info:


Aug 18…Classic, Stock & Modified Car Show 6-8p at Randy’s Diner-Traverse City. Info:


Aug 22…Gaylord Antiques & Collectibles Market 9-4 under the Pavilion downtown. Because of the Covid-19 pandemic please wear face covers, practice social distancing and avoid "clustering" while attending the market. A farmers market is also held nearby. There is no admission and parking is free. Rain or shine. 989-858-0223


Aug 22…8th Annual Wrestle the Lake Boat Poker Run. Info:


Aug 29-30… Mackinaw City Arts & Crafts Show in Conkling Heritage Park. Sat 10-7pm, Sun 10-3pm. Info:


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

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:


Sept 12…Breanna’s Ride - an Off- Road Trail Ride Event that raises funds for Suicide Prevention Education, in loving memory of Breanna McPhall. Trucks, Jeeps, Side by Sides, 4 wheelers, Dirt Bikes allowed. Theme is RED WHITE and BLUE to honor our Service Men and Women (Veterans, Active Military, Firefighters, Police Officers, 1st Responders). More details coming soon!


**Upcoming Farmer’s Markets – use social distancing and wear a mask

Mondays at the Village at Grand Traverse Commons 2-6pm

Mondays thru-Sept 7… 4-7pm at Ferry beach – Charlevoix

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


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