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Week of July 14


Every Thursday through Oct. 3…Charlevoix Farmers Market 8a-1p in East Park. Info: 231-547-3253


Now-Aug 29…Every Thursday its Music on Main from 6-8pm at the Village at Bay Harbor. Different local musicians will be showcased each week. Info:


Now – Aug 29…Every Thursday at 7pm Concerts on the Lawn at Grand Traverse Pavilions-Traverse City. Bring a chair, blanket or picnic and enjoy free music. Info:


Now-Aug 29…Summer Concert Series every Thursday at 7pm in Washington Park-Cheboygan. Enjoy free live music! Bring a blanket or chair and enjoy! Rain location: Festival Square.  Info:


Now – Aug 30…Every Friday, Stroll the Streets – downtown Boyne City. Live music, artists, magicians, and more! Info:


Now- Aug 23…Every Friday, Rogers City Summer Concerts 7-8:30pm at the Lakeside Park Bandshell. Free. Info:


Now -Aug 21…Concerts in the Park every Wednesday and Friday at noon in Pennsylvania Park-downtown Petoskey. Free. Info:


Now-Aug 7…Wednesday Evenings on River Street in Elk Rapids 6-9pm downtown Elk Rapids. Enjoy live music, kids activities and food from local restaurants. Info:


Now-Aug 22…Street Musique 6-8pm downtown Harbor Springs. Enjoy free live music, kids activities and more. Info:


Now -Aug 11…Great Lakes Equestrian Festival at Flintfields Horse Park – Williamsburg. The Festival will feature equestrian competitions. Each week will also feature family friendly events with concerts and activities for children of all ages. Info:


Now – Aug 29…Rhythm on the River – free summer concerts every Thursday from 6-8pm at DeVoe Beach-Indian River. Info:


July 19, 26, Aug 2, & 9…Petoskey Rocks! Every Friday 6-10pm downtown. Free carriage rides, ghost walk, music, movie in the park and more! Info:


Now -Aug 29…Every Thursday, free movies at the Alanson Community Park starting at dusk. Bring a chair or blanket and snacks. The movie schedule for the Alanson movies in the park are as follows: July 18: “Wonder”; — July 25: “The Incredibles 2”; Aug. 1: “Ralph Breaks The Internet”; Aug. 8: “Wonder Park”; Aug. 15: “The Goonies”; Aug. 22: “Dumbo”;  Aug. 29: “Shazam!”. Info: 231-548-5431


July 15-19…Journey Through The Bible 6-8pm at Cheboygan Church of Christ. A chronological study of the bible. Free, open to all. Info: 906-322-2330


July 17…Voices Without Borders will present a festival concert at the Cheboygan Opera House at 7:00pm. Featuring singers and dancers from Hong Kong, Ireland, Thailand, California, Texas and Michigan. There will also be the world premiere of "A House Made of Music" by Timothy Takach, written in memory of Dale Wells, Kevin Wells' father. Timothy Takach is an American composer and wrote one of the pieces, "Angels and Demons" that the choir performed at last summer's festival in Dublin. Info: 231-627-5841


July 17…Traverse City Dance Project 7pm at the City Opera House-Traverse City. Top dance professionals from MI, New York City & Los Angeles perform with acclaimed drummer Ian Chang & avant-garde ensemble Tenth Intervention in new dances. $25 adults, 8-18 $20. Info:


July 17… Get Out Here! Trail Run! Open to runners of all ages and abilities, this is a casual, all-fun, no-fuss event. Grab some running buddies for a 5K or 10K “ish” loop on great local trails (with a few, ahem, hills!) and then stay for post-run festivities–Live music and BYO-BBQ. All race proceeds benefit the Manna Food Project. 6:30pm at Nub's Nob. Info:


July 17…48th Annual Glen Lake Woman’s Club Art Fair at the Glen Arbor Township Hall 10a-4p. Free admission. Info: 262-914-1889


July 17-21…Busker Festival – Noon-dark at Mackinaw Crossings-Mackinaw City. Flame throwers, jugglers, acrobats, tight rope walker and more! Info: 231-342-7134


July 18…Art in Music Concert in the Park 6-8:30pm – Elk Rapids Day Park. Free.


July 18…Boyne City Food Truck Rally 6-9pm at Veteran’s Park. $10 admission provides entrance and two beverage pours. All food purchases are separate. Proceeds benefit the Boyne City Community pavilion and farmers market.  Info:


July 18-21…Indian River Summerfest. Craft show, live entertainment, classic car & truck show, family beach bash, ice cream social, rubber duck race and more! Info:


July 19…19th Annual Tour de Tart 4-10- at TART and Leelanau Trails. Cost vary $15-$45. Riders will enjoy two food stops along the 17-mile ride, waterfront dinner at the Suttons Bay Marina, local beer and wine, lots of treats and then a relaxing bus ride back home. Bus service back to Traverse City begins at 6:30 PM and the last bus departs at 9 PM.Info:


July 19-20…Shay Days at the Harbor Springs History Museum. Steam trains, walking tours, and more, to celebrate Ephraim Shay. Info:


July 19-27…AuSable River Festival-Grayling. Car & Truck Show, kids day, canoe marathon, live entertainment, parade, and more! Info:


July 20…34th Annual Art in the Park 10-5p downtown Petoskey. Over 130 booths in Pennsylvania Park with items from pottery to jewelry, paintings, photographas and more. Info:


July 20…Wine on the Water Festival 1-7pm at Marina Park-Suttons Bay. Featuring tates from 10 Leelanau wineries, a distillery and & brewery, as well as food from area  restaurants, games and live music. Info: 231-252-2880


July 20…11th Annual Friends of Fishtown 5K 9am Leland. Info:


July 20…Leelanau Peninsula Wine on the Water Festival 1-7p at Marina Park-Suttons Bay. Features tastes from local Leelanau wineries, cideries, and breweries, as well as delicious food from local restaurants. $20 person in advance/ $30 at the gate. Info:


July 20…Empire Anchor Day 9a-10p – downtown Empire. Fun run, a parade, games, a chicken barbecue and a street dance with live music. Info:


July 20-22…89th Annual Charlevoix Venetian Festival. Live music, lighted boat parade, street parade, fireworks, carnival, block party, games and more! Info:


July 20…6th Annual Mustang Stampede – Mackinaw City. Come celebrate the library's birthday in the historic Island House with an ice cream social! A short program will be followed by live music by Peter Bergin. There will be a photo booth, games for kids, face painting and an antique car show. Info:


Week of July 21


July 21…Full of Hope: Dinner & Drinks for Suicide Prevention 4-9pm at the Pelican’s Nest-Bellaire. 20% of all sales will be donated to the Traverse City Out of the Darkness Walk during this evening of raising awareness and inspiring hope. Info:231-533-9000


July 21…70th Annual Ice Cream Social 2pm Elk Rapids District Library. Free. Come celebrate the library's birthday in the historic Island House with an ice cream social! A short program will be followed by live music by Peter Bergin. There will be a photo booth, games for kids, face painting and an antique car show. Info:


July 21…Indian River Biathalon. 2.24 miles of kayaking, 11.7 miles of bicycling. Proceeds benefit area trails. Info:


July 21…70th Anniversary Celebration of the Elk Rapids District Library. Ice cream social, live music, kids games, antique cars and more. Info:


July 23…Cheboygan Lioness Club meeting 6pm at Cheboygan Library. Bring items for auction.


July 24…Knights of Columbus Pork Dinner 4:30-6:30 at the KofC in Cheboygan. Proceeds benefit Bishop Baraga School and CCC Barrier Free Project. By donation. Info:231-627-5811


July 25-28…Antique Flywheelers Show at the festival grounds between Walloon Lake and Boyne Falls. Demonstrations, arts & crafts, parade and more. Info:


July 26…20th Annual Bay Harbor Arts Festival 10-4pm. Live music, dance performances, art activities, paint classes and more! Info:


July 26…Hoe Down 4-8pm at the Cheboygan Senior Center. Chinese auction, love music, photo booth, food and more. $10 person. Info: 231-627-7234


July 26-27…Downtown Music Festival – Cheboygan. Free live music, 5-11p Fri, 4-11 Sat. Festival Square. Info:


July 26-27…20th Annual Bay Harbor Arts Festival 10-6p. Live music, special dance performances, speed painting, sip and paint events, theater groups performances, children's face painting and more. Info:


July 27…Alden Days. Rummage sale, family activities, concert in the park and more! Info:


July 27…Alden 5K/10K Run, 2 Mile Walk. Starts just east of the Community Center at 9am. Info:


July 27…Free Car Seat Safety Check 10-1 at Dave Kring Chevrolet-Cadillac in Petoskey. Education and inspection performed by certified car seat technicians. Info: 231-347-2585


July 27…Rockin’ Rivertown Ride 10-11am Cheboygan. Poker run, motorcycle parade and bike show on Main Street. To register for this event, stop by Festival Square on Friday, July 26 from 5-9 pm or Saturday, July 27 from

10 am-Noon. Info:


July 27…Mackinaw Area Historical Society Annual Heritage Festival 10:30-4pm. Watch a vintage baseball game, hay rides, historic kids games, dancing, and more! Free. Heritage Village, just outside of Mackinaw City. Info:


July 27…Summer Magic Family Festival 4-6pm at Raven Hill Discovery Center-East Jordan. Bring the whole family and explore the hand-on museum, animals and outdoor exhibits and facilities. PLUS enjoy laser tag, rockets, robotics and more. $10 person. Info: 231-536-3369


Week of July 28


July 30…Otsego County Commission on Aging All-American Picnic at the Gaylord meal site. Music, food, raffles and more. Dress in a patriotic theme. $5 person. Doors open at 11, meal served at noon. Seating limited, reservations required. Info: 989-748-4068


July 30-Aug 4…Nautical City Festival – Rogers City


July 30-Aug 4…15th Annual Traverse City Film Festival. See films from around the world, various locations including the State Theatre, Bijou By The Bay, City Opera House, Open Space and more; kids activities; parties, workshops, and more! Info:


July 31…Free Produce Noon-3pm at the Black River Full Gospel Church – Cheboyan. Bring your own bag. Info: 989-358-4700


July 31- Aug 3…Elk Rapids Harbor Days. Carnival, games, live music, arts & craft show, fireman’s waterball contest, movie in the park, fun run, parade, fireworks and more! Info:




Aug 1…Michigan Paddle Stewards workshop 9am at Tuscarora Township Hall-Indian River. Free, includes lunch and a paddling experience. Info: 989-705-3731


Aug 1-4…45th Annual Boyne Falls Polish Festival. Polka tent, carnival, youth bike parade, live entertainment and more! Info:


Aug 1-4…Mackinaw Rendezvous and Trade Fair at Conkling Heritage Park-Mackinaw City. Experience 18th and 19th Century life in Native American, Military and Civilian Encampments. Features merchants and blanket traders with 18th and 19th Century crafts, clothing and accessories for sale. in addition to the 18th Century Market Fair, there will be many demonstrations of primitive frontier skills, Musket Firing, Cooking and other demonstrations. There will also be competitions in Hawk and knife throwing, primitive archery and much more. Info: 231-537-4851


Aug 2…Dance Cheboygan! 6-9pm at the Cheboygan Ice Pavilion. Locals compete to claim the title of Cheboygan's Best Dancer! Proceeds will be split evenly between Rotary Club of Cheboygan and the Cheboygan Hospice House. Doors open at 6, Show starts at 6:30 p.m. General Admission $5 — bleacher seats, food will be available for purchase from concession stand. VIP Ticket $40 — includes a seat at a table near the dance floor, food donated from local restaurants, drink ticket, and early admission at 5:30 p.m. to mix & mingle with the dancers. Info: 231-487-3500


Aug 6-10…Cheboygan County Fair. Carnival, exhibits, tractor pull, lawn mower races, donkey races, 4x4 mud run, monster trucks, bump & run, petting zoo and more! Info:


Aug 8-10…Antrim County Fair – Bellaire


Aug 8-11…Alanson Riverfest. Teen dance, movie in the park, arts & crafts, book sale, petting zoo, carnival and more! Info:


Aug 9…Pitches for Prevention! Help raise money and awareness for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention by attending the Traverse City Pit Spitters Game! Gates open 6pm, first pitch 7:05pm at Pit Spitters Park-Traverse City. Use promo code HOPE when purchasing your tickets online, via phone or in person and a portion of the sales will be donated to the Traverse City Out of the Darkness Walk. Info:


Aug 11…”Ride for the Cause” – Bringing awareness to distracted driving 10am at Zips 45th Parallel-Gaylord. Get your motorcycle ready and sign up, $20 ride donation, $10 shirts. After party with music and food. Info: 989-732-8000


Aug 12-18…Bellaire Rubber Ducky Festival. Parade, arts & crafts, live entertainment, car show, picnic, kids activities and more! Info:


Aug 13-17…Otsego County Fair


Aug 15-18…Petoskey Festival on the Bay. Live entertainment, games & activities for kids, kayak demos, art show, cornhole tournament, carboard boat race and more! Info:


Aug 17…15th Annual Churchill Classic Trail Run 5K/10K 1 Mile at the North Central State Trailhead-Cheboygan, 7:30am start. $25 by Aug 1, $30 after. Proceeds benefit the Alzheimer’s local support group. Info:


Aug 24…City of Cheboygan 130th Birthday Celebration 2-3pm in Washington Park. Live entertainment, ice cream social. Info:


Aug 24…Nme’ celebration noon-3pm at Wolverine Village Park. This is a family event, to celebrate the return of this magnificent fish to the Sturgeon River. As in years past, this event is a potluck and refreshments are provided. Attendees will get a chance to release about 200 fish. Info: 231-242-1670


Aug 25…Benefit Spaghetti Dinner starting at 3pm at the Cheboygan Eagles Club. Live & silent auction, raffles, games, cash bar. Proceeds to help Michelle Lawrence medical expenses (dealing with an autoimmune system disease). Info:




Wawatam Area Senior Center offers senior meals Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri and Sunday for ages 55+ for just $3.50. Info: 231-436-5323


Every Monday starting Jan 7, the Wawatam Area Senior Center will have cribbage starting at 1:30, through March. Info: 627-4926


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.


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 Thursday, learn Swing Dancing at the Cheboygan Carnegie. 5:30-7:30. Free. Info: 231-420-6665


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.


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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