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Week of June 16


Tickets are available for the annual Cheboygan Kiwanis $20,000 Raffle. Early bird drawing June 24 for $500. $20,000 drawing after the 4th of July parade. Limited tickets $100 each. Proceeds benefit community programs. Info: 231-625-8201


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 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:


June 17-23…Up North Pride Week – Traverse City. Pride bike ride, visibility march, drag night, picnic in F & M park and more! Info:


June 18...Senior Expo 10-2p at Suttons Bay High School. Veteran Affairs, blood pressure check, door prizes, A Taste of Leelanau, demonstrations and more. Free. Info: (231) 256-8121


June 19…Night of Arts 6-9pm downtown Harbor Springs. See a wide array of mediums including oils, precious metals, gemstones, pearls, acrylics, clay, bronze, glass, and more on exhibit in area galleries. Info:


June 19-20…Northland Players Summer Youth Theatre presents: “Saddle String…Saturday Night” at the Cheboygan Opera House at 7pm. It’s a night of songs, dancing and hilarious story lines. $7 Adults, $4 students. Info: 231-627-5841


June 19-Aug 21…Concerts in the Park every Wednesday and Friday at noon in Pennsylvania Park-downtown Petoskey. Free. Info:


June 20-23…38th Annual Cedar Polka Fest – downtown Cedar. Live entertainment, kids activities, dancing, parade and more! Info:


June 20-22…AC Paw Garage Sale in the alley behind 306 W 10th St-Traverse City. Thurs-Fri 9a-5p, Sat 9-3p. Info:


June 22…Vintage Car & Boat Festival – Village at Bay Harbor.  10a-2:30pm. Info:


June 22…Mutt Strut 11-1p at Royal Farms – Ellsworth. Benefits the Cherryland Humane Society. $25 registration, prizes for best dressed, dog/owner look-a-like, largest, smallest and more, including a grand prize $300 photography and pet salon spa package. Info: 231-645-9676


June 22…Brain Warrior 5K Run/Walk/Roll-Petoskey Bayfront Park. Proceeds benefit the Brain Injury Network of Northern Michigan. Starts at 9:30am. Info: 231-838-7779


June 22…4th Annual 45th Parallel Paddle Festival – Suttons Bay Beach. Kayaks, SUPs, and outrigger canoes will all be racing! All ages and skill levels are welcome to participate or just come and watch the fun. Includes a six-mile elite race, a three-mile recreational race, and a paddle/bike duathlon. Lunch, results, and an after party will be held at Hop Lot Brewing Company in Suttons Bay. Info:


June 22…4th Annual Brave Hearts Estate 5K Color Run-Pellston. Registration at 9a, race at 10a, lunch provided. Proceeds benefit Brave Hearts Estate continued mission working with Veterans. Info: 231-539-7111


June 22…3rd Annual US Coast Guard Appreciation Day 11-3p at Reining Liberty Ranch-Traverse City. All Coast Guard Members and their family & friends are invited to come out and enjoy a day of food, drinks, games & fun. Tour the Ranch, check out the horses, goats, chickens & Guineas! Info:


June 22…Charlevoix Marathon 6:30a-1p Bridge Street, downtown. Full/Half/ 10Km/5K. Registration closes June 19th at 8am. Info:


June 22...Onaway 4th of July Fireworks Fundraiser Cornhole Tournament at Maxon Field. $20 person entry fee. Limited to 50 teams. Pre-register at 989-306-0971


Week of June 23


June 23…Garden Family Jams opening of the new children’s garden 4-8pm at the Traverse City Community Garden. Live entertainment, picnic. Free for members, donation at the gate for non-members. Info:


June 23…Old Town Arts & Crafts Fair 10-5p on Union Street-Traverse City. More than 90 artists and crafters display and sell their work. Info:


June 23…Cheboygan CFW Post 3623 Veteran’s Golf Scramble Benefit. 2pm shotgun start, door prizes, 4-person scramble, lunch included. Info: 231-627-4264


June 24…SafeTalk Suicide prevention training 5:30-8:45pm at the LTBB Health Clinic-Petoskey. Learn the life saving skills need to make a difference. MUST Pre-register. Info: 231-675-5047


June 24-27…Vacation Bible School at St. Johns-Cheboygan. Ages 4-14 welcome. 231-445-8298


June 26…Knights of Columbus Spaghetti & Lasagna Dinner 4:30-6:30pm. Admission-free will donation. Proceeds benefit various projects. Info: 231-480-8153


June 26…9th Annual Yappy Hour 4:30-6:30 at Pier 33 – Cheboygan. Wine tasting, appetizers, door prizes, wine glass decorating contest and more. $30. Benefits the Northern Michigan Animal Rescue Network. Info: 231-238-7297


June 26-30…East Jordan Freedom Festival. Outdoor movie, kids games, carnival, block party, parades, craft show, petting zoo, and more! Info:


June 26-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:


June 27…23rd Annual Antiques on the Bay Auto Show-St. Ignace. Original, Restored Classic & Antique vehicles on display along the downtown waterfront.  Period clothing, Entertainment and a Mackinac Bridge Rally. Info: 906-643-8707


June 27…Summer Concert Series 7-9pm Washington Park-Cheboygan, with the Petoskey Steel Drum Band. Free. Info:


June 27-Aug 22…Street Musique 6-8pm downtown Harbor Springs. Enjoy free live music, kids activities and more. Info:


June 27-30…Michigan Waterways Festival – Cheboygan. Live entertainment, food, kids day, pancake breakfast, movie in the park and more! Info:


June 28-29…St. Ignace Auto Show. One of the largest all-make, all model shows in the US. Info: 800-870-8717


June 29…Red Kettle Fun Run/Walk to benefit the Salvation Army 8a-10a. Start & finish at the Salvation Army-Cheboygan. $25 person or $20 in groups of 5 or more. Kids 10 & under free. T-shirt guaranteed if paid by June 15. Info:


June 29…Stars, Stripes & Splatter 5K Color Race 9am at Jazz Live Field on the grounds of Grand Traverse Resort. Benefits Habit for Humanity-Grand Traverse Region. Info:


June 29…Friends of the Charlevoix Public Library 20th Annual Summer Book Sale 10-5p. Info:


June 29…Boyne Country Community Center fundraiser featuring Paula Poundstone 8-10p at the Boyne City Performing Arts Center. $45 VIP, $40 reserved seats. Info:


June 29…Sidewalk Chalk Art Contest 7a-3p in Washington Park-Cheboygan. Kids up to 12 free; Teen/Adult Novice $10 per space; Master $15 per space. Info:


June 29-30…21st Annual Summer Art Show – East Park, Charlevoix. Sat. 10-5, Sun 10-3. Info:


June 29-30…Mackinaw City Arts & Crafts Show – Conkling Heritage Park. 10-7 Sat, 10-3p Sun. Info:


June 29-July 6…National Cherry Festival-Traverse City. Free air shows, carnival, arts & crafts, kids games, live music, parades and more! Info:


June 30…Wooden Boat Show at Pier M-33 boat slips from noon-3pm. Info:


July 2019


July 3-Aug 11…Great Lakes Equestrian Festival at Flintfields Horse Park – Williamsburg. The Festival will feature six weeks of exciting equestrian competition located in a fantastic tourist destination that caters to equestrian athletes and equine enthusiasts alike. Each week will also feature family friendly events with concerts and activities for children of all ages. Info:


July 4 – Aug 29…Rhythm on the River – free summer concerts every Thursday from 6-8pm at DeVoe Beach-Indian River. Info:


July 5, 12, 19, 26, Aug 2, & 9…Petoskey Rocks! 6-10pm downtown. Free carriage rides, ghost walk, music, movie in the park and more! Info:


July 6…Frog Fest 10-2p at Heritage Park-Cedarville. Science exhibits, hands on activities, games, prizes and more. Free. Info:


July 6…Lake Ann Homecoming 9a-3p at SS Burnett Park-downtown. Bake sale, crafts, flea market, kids games, cake walk, live music, talent show and more! Info: 231-313-1960


July 6-7…Antiques at the Fairgrounds – Emmet County Community Center-Petoskey. 170 dealers from around the country. There will be a huge array of high quality antique merchandise from the smallest collectibles (jewelry), to a wide range of antique furniture, pottery, china, textiles, prints and more. Admission is $5.00 per person (good for both days), children under 15 admitted free. 9a-5p Sat, 10-4p Sun. Info:


July 9-13…Gaylord Alpenfest! Craft show, fun run, carnival, live entertainment, games and more! Info:


July 10…36th Annual Women’s Club Art Fair 9:30-4pm at Nub’s Nob-Harbor Springs. $3 adults, kids free. Proceed support local scholarships and community needs. Info:


July 11-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 11: “Mary Poppins Returns”; 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 12-13… 16th Annual Boyne Thunder-Boyne City. Enjoy an impressive display of high performance boats, both on land Friday evening at the largest Stroll the Streets of the summer and all day Saturday in the water for the poker run. 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. Lakeside viewing of the parade lap of these beautiful boats starts at approximately 10 am Saturday in Boyne City. Info:


July 13…ORV Safety Class 8a-4p at the East Jordan Sno-Mobilers Clubhouse. Lunch and snacks provided. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. Pre-registration is required. Info: 231-497-9260


July 13-14…51st Annual Charlevoix Art & Craft Show and Bridge Street Boat Show, East Park & Bridge Street. Over 160 artists and craftspeople from around the country display their works. Sat 10-6, Sun 10-4p. Info:


July 13…5th Annual Sweaty Yeti 5K & Fun Run 8a-noon at Boswell Stadium-East Jordan. Costs vary. Benfits the Barber-Galvin Memorial Scholarship. Info:


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 17-18…ASIST Training two day workshop in suicide intervention skills. 8a-4:30pm at the Torch Lake Twp Building-Kewadin. Must pre-register, must attend both days. Info: 231-675-5047


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 19-27…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 20-22…89th Annual Charlevoix Venetian Festival. Live music, lighted boat parade, street parade, fireworks, carnival, block party, games 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 26-27…Downtown Music Festival – Cheboygan. Free live music, 5-11p Fri, 4-11 Sat. Festival Square. Info:


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


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:


August 2019


Aug 7…Gaylord Area Chamber of Commerce 31st Annual Golf Outing at Michaywe Pines. 9am registration, 10am shotgun start. $125 per golfer/ $500 foursome. Includes breakfast, lunch, dinner, golf, goodie bags and door prizes. 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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