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June 27-July 1…East Jordan Freedom Festival. Carnival, games, live entertainment, parade, petting zoo, fireworks and more! Info:


June 28…Knights of Columbus Spaghetti & Lasagna Dinner 4:30-6:30pm at the Kof C –Cheyboygan. Free will donation. Proceeds benefit local projects. Info: 231-627-5088


June 29-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:


June 29…Yappy Hour 5-9pm at Bowers Harbor Vineyard. A portion of all wine by the glass and hard cider pints will benefit the Cherryland Humane Society. Info:


June 30-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:


June 30-July 1…5th Annual Big Tent Christian Concert for the entire family at Hilltop Tabernacle, 7383 Hoadley Road in Benzonia, Michigan.• Doors open: 6:00 P.M. Cost: $5 (Children 12 and younger are FREE;  Refreshments and Food Trucks 6PM – 8PM; Recording Artists: Matt Moore and band, Modern Day Cure, Joe Guerra band and others. Dynamic Inspirational speakers: Pastor JR Stevens, Pastors Joe and Marie O’Leary. Praise and Worship dancers, Ballet and Behold the Lamb. Bouncing Castle 4 PM – 6 PM. Horse drawn wagon rides 4 PM - 6 PM. Tickets available for purchase at





July 1 – 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


July 1…Red White & Brew 4-7pm Harbor Springs Waterfront. Wine, craft beer, bbq and live music! $10 adv./$15 at the gate. Must be 21+. Info:


July 1… Annual Lake Ann Homecoming. Live music, Bands, Tractor & Vintage Car Parade,  Luncheon, Children's Events, Food & Drinks in the Park, Bake Sale, Silent Auction, Rifle & Quilt Raffle Tickets, Vintage Car Rides, L.A. Jail and more! Free Shuttle to and from downtown and the Almira Historical Museum, and Free Parking at the church parking lot downtown and vacant lot at Maple & Ann. Info:


July 1-2…Antiques at the Fairgrounds-Petoskey. 150+ exhibitors from around the country. $5 person, good both days, under 15 free. 9a-5p Sat, 10-4p Sun. Info:


July 1-8…National Cherry Festival-Traverse City. Parades, carnival, games, concerts, foodie events, car show, air show, arts & crafts, and more! Info:


July 2 – 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:


July 3…Patriotic Music with the Northport Community Band 7-8pm on the Old School House Lawn –Glen Arbor.  Bring a lawn chair, friends and family. There is no charge. In the event of rain, the concert will take place at the Leelanau School auditorium. Info:


July 3-4…Boyne City 4th of July Festival. Arts & Crafts show, soap box derby, bounce house, grand parade, kids games, live music, duck race, fireworks and more! Info:


July 4…Central Lake 4th of July Celebration. Parade at noon, bouncy house, Lions Chicken Dinner, Ryan Shay Run, Fireworks at dusk. Thurston Park. Info: 231-350-1778


July 4…St Ignace 4th of July Celebration. Parade 1pm, kids games 2pm at Dock #3, Fire Dept. open house 3pm, fireworks at dusk. Info:


July 4…Mackinaw City 4th of July Celebration. 1-3pm games on the Marina Lawn; 9p-dusk  Straits Area Concert Band performs at Conkling Heritage Park; fireworks at dusk. Info:


July 5-9; July 12-30, Aug 2-13…Great Lakes Equestrian Festival at Flintfields Horse Park-Williamsburg.  Watch thrilling world class hunter and jumper competition, hunter rider and hunter derby. Info: 


July 6…Get acquainted with the Les Cheneaux Islands Community at Cedarville's First Thursday Night Walk events. The first Thursday of each month, 20 local businesses and organizations will be open with music, prizes, samples, give-aways, fun and excitement. The walking tour begins at The Old Shell Gallery, on the corner of M-134 and M-129. Pick up your maps and you may win some great prizes! Info: 906-322-1016


July 6-8…Random Acts of Music at the Pavilion-Downtown Gaylord. Free. Music begins at 10am each day. Info: 616-690-4200


July 6-9…Waterways Festival-Cheboygan. Kids day July 6 from 2-6p in Washington Park followed by “Moana” movie in the park at dusk; open water challenge; beach volleyball, river clean-up, wooden boat show, live entertainment and more! Info:


July 7-8…Boyne Thunder on Lake Charlevoix-Boyne City. Watch Offshore Thunder boats compete, displays, music and more. Info:


July 7-9…37th Annual Blissfest Folk & Roots Music Festival. A celebration of music, culture, art and community featuring a world of diverse and innovative folk, world and roots music and dance. Arts & crafts Info:


July 7-11… The Red Wings will hold their 2017 Development Camp at Centre Ice Arena in Traverse City. The camp is comprised of drafted or signed Red Wings prospects, and will include several of the team's 11 potential selections from the 2017 NHL Entry Draft. All practice sessions are open to the public. Info:


July 7-Aug 11…Every Friday – Petoskey Rocks 6-10m downtown. Free carriage rides, music in the park, ghost walk, movie in the park. Info:


July 8…Beulah Art Fair, rain or shine, downtown Beulah 10-5p. Info:


July 8…Sweaty Yeti Run. 5K or 1 mile, open to all runners and walkers. Boswell Stadium, East Jordan. Info:


July 8-9…49th Annual Charlevoix Art & Craft Show – East Park. 10a-6p Sat, 10-4p Sun. Something for everyone, offering an exciting mix of fine arts and hobby crafts. Acrylic and oil paintings, sculpture, hand blown glass beadwork, pottery, baskets, furniture, clothing, hand woven rugs, quilted works and more. Info:


July 11…Leelanau Summer Music Festival 7pm at the Holy Rosary Arts & Education Center-Cedar. $20 adults, $10 student w/ID. Info:


July 11-15…53rd Alpenfest-Gaylord. Carnival, live music, parade, arts & crafts, games, ice cream social, stone throw, pet parade, car & truck show, fireworks and more! Info:


July 14-15…Old Town Playhouse Young Company presents: “Madagascar, JR” 7pm at the Old Town Playhouse-Traverse City. Adults $15, under 18 $6. Info:


July 14-15…Shay Days 2017. Join the Harbor Springs Area Historical Society to celebrate the life and work of Ephraim Shay with live model steam trains, kids crafts, walking tours, birthday cake and more. Admission is by donation, proceeds benefit the Historical Society. Info:


July 14-16…St Ignace Heritage Days. Workshops, authors, music, dancers, demonstrations, teaching and much more are available at Fort de Buade Museum and the Museum of Ojibwa Culture during this event. Info:


July 15…Bands on the Beach 7-10pm at Devoe Beach-Indian River.


July 15…Leelanau Peninsula Wine on the Water Festival 1-7pm at Marina Park- Suttons Bay. Features tastes from local wineries, distilleries, and breweries, delicious food from Leelanau Peninsula’s restaurants, art by talented area vendors, and live music from some of Michigan’s top entertainment. Info:


July 15…Art in the Park 10-6pm in Pennsylvania Park-Petoskey.  Purchase and admire art created by some of the finest artists in the Midwest and from around the country, from paintings to photographs and more! Info:


July 15-22…87th Annual Charlevoix Venetian Festival. Beach volleyball, live music, entertainment, games, carnival, lighted boat parade, and more! Info:


July 19-23…Indian River Summerfest. Lobsterfest, family beach bash, craft show, entertainment, ice cream social and more! Info:


July 20-22…Beaver Island Music Festival. Over 15 bands/artists to perform live, camping available. Info: 231-828-2883


July 21…Music with a Purpose 6-8pm at the ISEA Great Lakes Education Sails-Suttons Bay. Admission $25. A 2-hour music sail on board the schooner Inland Seas. After leaving the dock, participants will have the opportunity to help raise the sails. Then TC Celtic will entertain guests with lively sea chanties and Irish songs. Info:


July 21…17th Annual Tour de TART bicycle tour 4-9pm. Hit the TART and Leelanau Trails for an evening ride that begins in Traverse City at Darrow Park and ends in Marina Park in Suttons Bay. Riders will enjoy two food stops along the 17-mile ride, a bay side meal at the Suttons Bay Marina Park, local microbrews and wine (bring cash) and then a relaxing bus ride back home. Bus service begins at 6:30 pm and the last bus departs at 9 pm. Info:


July 22-30…AuSable River Festival by Grayling Chamber Commerce.  Canoe time trials, HUP Race, Music, Food Court, Parade, Car Show, Craft Show.  Canoe Marathon 29th at 6pm.  Held at various downtown venues. Info:


July 25-30…Traverse City Film Festival! An outstanding selection of independent, foreign, and documentary films, as well as premieres, parties, panel discussions and lectures about the world of film. Most events are held near downtown -- at the vintage State Theatre, Bijou by the Bay, the City Opera House, and the Old Town Playhouse, but there are also many free festival opportunities including the family movies shown each night at an outdoor screen at the Open Space Park on the shore of West Grand Traverse Bay. Details:


June 29-30… AuSable River International Canoe Marathon downtown Grayling.  America’s Toughest Spectator Sport. Opening ceremonies 6pm. Race Start 9pm.  120 miles, night journey, Grayling to Oscoda.  Veteran broadcaster Larry Roberts with live remote coverage throughout the night  Info:



Aug 2-5…Elk Rapids Harbor Days Festival.


Aug 3… Get acquainted with the Les Cheneaux Islands Community at Cedarville's First Thursday Night Walk events. The first Thursday of each month, 20 local businesses and organizations will be open with music, prizes, samples, give-aways, fun and excitement. The walking tour begins at The Old Shell Gallery, on the corner of M-134 and M-129. Pick up your maps and you may win some great prizes! Also happening September 7th. Info: 906-322-1016


Aug 5…Charlevoix Area Humane Society 3rd Annual WoofStock Pet and Music Festival Noon-6p at Mackinaw Trails Winery in Petoskey. Live music, animal agility demonstrations, pet contest, wagon rides, food, crafts and more! Info: 231-582-6774


Aug 10-12…Antrim County Fair-Bellaire


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:









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 – 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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