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Sign Up Now for the 33rd Annual Gaylord Chamber Golf Outing Aug. 18th at the Otsego Resort! Space is limited. To register or call 989-732-6333


Sign up now for the 9th Annual Kiersten's Ride August 21st at Chandler Hills Campground-Boyne Falls. Horseback, trail bike, walk or ORV. Prizes for top fundraisers. Proceeds benefit suicide prevention programs in northern Michigan. Info:


Ticket available for “Pitches for HOPE” game with the Traverse City Pit Spitters as they take on the Rockford Rivets at 5:05pm! Use the code: HOPE at check-out and part of the ticket sale will benefit HOPE Lives in Northern Michigan, for mental health and suicide prevention programs. Get tickets here:


Now-Aug 14..Presque Isle Lighthouse Youth Art Contest open to Kindergarten through 8th grade. Submit drawings and paintings of lighthouses to celebrate their history. The artwork must be a 2-dimensional work (no sculpture, ceramics, etc.), made by using pastels, pencils, crayons, paint, glitter, markers, etc. on a flat surface such as paper, canvas, poster board, etc. No photography or digitally created entries--must be hand-crafted artwork and entirely the work of the youth. Info:


Now – Aug 31… Every Tuesday 6-9pm Bike Night & Car Cruise In at Boyne Mt. Resort – Boyne Falls. Bring your favorite roadster, hog or coupe. Live music, food & drink specials, raffles for local charities, giveaways and more! Info:


Now -Aug 25…Every Wednesday – Pavillon Summer Concert Series at Veterans Park-Boyne City. Live music beginning at 6:30pm. Info:


Now-Aug 11..Every Wednesday – Evening on River Street 6-9pm downtown Elk Rapids. Info:


Now - Aug 20…Concerts in the Park at noon every Wednesday and Friday – Pennsylvania Park –Petoskey. Free. Info:


Now – Sept 16…Every Thursday 5-8pm downtown Cheboygan & Washington Park. Live music, vendors and more. Info:


Now-Aug 19…Street Musique every Thursday 6:30-8:30pm downtown Harbor Springs. Different styles of music offered block to block. Info:


Now-Aug 26…Every Thursday, Concerts on the Lawn at Grand Traverse Pavilions 7-8:30pm – Traverse City. Free. Concessions on site. Bring a blanket or lawn chair. Info:


Now -Aug 13…Every Friday enjoy Summer Concerts in the Park 7-8pm – Lakeside Park, Rogers City. Free. Info:


Now-Aug 12…Every Friday, Movie in the Park at Dark – Pennsylvania Park-Petoskey. Info:


Now-Sept 3…Every Friday – “Stroll the Streets” downtown Boyne City. Live music, shopping and fun! Info:


Now - Sept 4…Fireworks every Saturday at dusk – downtown St. Ignace. Info:


Week of July 25

July 27 & Aug 10…Summer Celebration Concerts 7pm downtown Mancelona in Triangle Park. Bring a lawn chair or blanket and enjoy live music. Free. Info:


July 28…Knights of Columbus Pork Dinner 4:30-6:30p at the KofC Hall-Cheboygan. Dine in or carry out. Suggested donation $10. Benefits KofC charities. Info: 231-203-4772


July 31…16th Annual Historic Festival 10-2p at Heritage Village – Mackinaw City. Each area of the village will have a docent ready to share a story or two. Free. Info: 812-797-6000


July 31…60th Annual Crooked Tree Art Fair 9a-4p at Grand Traverse County Civic Center-Traverse City. 100 artists and artisans from across the country will exhibit and sell their work. Free admission. Info:


July 31…Annual Alden 5K/10K Run & 2 Mile Walk. 9am Must pre-register. Proceeds benefit the Bellaire and Mancelona High School Cross Country Teams. Info:


Week of August 1


Aug 4-7…Elk Rapids Harbor Days Festival. Car show, carnival, live music, arts & craft show, kids activities, parade, cornhole tournament, and more. Info:


Aug 4-8…Rendezvous in Mackinaw & 18th Century Trade Fair – Conkling Heritage Park. Info:


Aug 5-8…Boyne Falls Polish Festival. Polka, beer tent, food, parade, live music, carnival, kids games, car show, bump-n-run, bike parade, mud run and more! Info:


Aug 6…Great Lakes Anishinaabe Art & Business Expo 11-7p Washington Park – Cheboygan. Free admission. Info:


Aug 6-7…Timberfest – Lewiston. More info to come.


Aug 7…23rd Annual Salmon Tournament – Cheboygan. Shotgun start at 6a, must be back in the harbor at 2p. Info:


Aug 7…Dunk-a-Cop fundraiser 4-6pm at the Rogers City Marina. Presque Isle Co Sheriff’s Dept vs Rogers City Police vs Cheboygan Co Sheriff’s Dept competing to keep their team out of “jail” via the dunk tank. $10 donation will benefit suicide awareness through the Rogers City Out of the Darkness Walk. Info: 231-627-2858


Aug 7-14…Cheboygan County Fair! Carnvial, exhibits, horse show, tractor pull, donkey races, rodeo, monster truck show, bump&run derby and more. Info:


Week of August 8


Aug 8…Pitches for HOPE at the Traverse City Pit Spitters game. A portion of each ticket will be donated to HOPE Lives in Northern Michigan to provide mental health awareness and suicide prevention programs. Use code: HOPE when purchasing. Info: 231-414-4424


Aug 8…Antrim County High Tea for breast cancer prevention. Shanty Creek Resort-Bellaire. 11:30 table viewing, noon- program and luncheon. Info: 231-715-9790


Aug 8-14…Northwestern Michigan Fair – Traverse City. Carnival, exhibits, games, horse pull, monster truck, lawn mower races, live music, rodeo and more. Info:


Aug 10…Lunch by the Bay to benefit the Salvation Army of Petoskey. 1pm at festival place shelter at Bayfront Park – Petoskey. Special guest speaker is bestselling author Kathleen Irene Paterka. Silent auction as well as lunch. $45 person. Purchase online at or at the SA Community Center. Info: 231-347-3531


Aug 11 & Sept 8…Straits Pride Ride 6-9pm. Gather in Marquette Park-Mackinac Island at 6pm. Bring your own bike! Info:


Aug 11-14…Boyne City Pirate Festival! Live entertainment, treasure hunt, kids activities, parade, kids and adult costume contest, and more! Info:


Aug 11-14…Antrim County Fair – Bellaire. Exhibits, kids activities, carnival, crafts, entertainment and more. Info:


Aug 13…The Mackinac County Child Protection Roundtable is hosting Project Backpack, in the parking lot at St. Ignace Schools from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Info: (906) 430-7968


Aug 13-14…Made in Cheboygan Summer Craft Show – Washington Park. Fri noon-7p, Sat 9-3p. Info: 231-420-2085


Aug 13-14…Arts & Crafts Fair at Michaywe’ Golf Course – Gaylord. Fri 11-5, Sat 10-4. Info:


Aug 13-15…73rd Annual Top O’ Michigan Marathon Nationals – Indian River. Exciting outboard boat racing along 87 miles of the Inland Waterway. Info:


Aug 14…3rd Annual VETSTOCK noon-11pm at the Charlevoix Elks Lodge. Honoring and raising money for Veterans. Live music, food, drinks, raffle and more. Info:


Aug 14…Hessel Boat Show – 9am-4:30pm


Aug 14…Upper Peninsula Bigfoot Conference 10-4p at 275 Marquette St – St. Ignace. For those interested in the subject. Info:


Aug 14…Flea Market & Auto Rally 9a-4p at Veterans Memorial Park – Boyne City. Flea Market, Auto Show and Concessions. Firefighter Breakfast/Brunch by donation Sunday Morning. If you would like to be a vendor please message us for a registration (lots are $20 for 10x20 lot size). No pre-registration necessary for auto show participants. Firefighters to provide concessions with all funds donated to the Boyne City Fire Department. Info: 231-582-3642


Week of August 15

Aug 15…Topinabee Fire Department Annual Chicken BBQ noon-4p at the fire hall. Adults $15, kids $10. Info: 231-268-4027



Aug 16-21…Rubber Ducky Festival – Bellaire. Book sale, strawberry social, music, duck race, arts & crafts, parade, community BBQ and more. Info:


Aug 18…The Gaylord Area Chamber of Commerce presents the 33rd Annual Golf Outing! Join in for a day of golf, networking and fun at The Tribute Golf Course @ Otsego Resort. This event is limited to 36 teams. Register today at: Golfer $135 / Foursome $540


Aug 18-21...Otsego County (Mini) Fair. Info:


Aug 20-22…Northland Players present The 39 Steps at the Cheboygan Opera House. Fri/Sat at 7:30p, Sun at 2p. Tickets $18 and benefit the Opera House. Info:


Aug 21...9th Annual Kiersten’s Ride for Suicide Prevention at Chandler Hills Campground-Boyne Falls. Horseback, trail bike, walk or ORV. Prizes for top fundraisers. Info:


Aug 21…Louie’s Farm Jam! Live music, food truck, two beer tents and more. Part of the proceeds benefit 22 2 NONE. Performers: East Bay Blue noon-2p; Billy Jewell & Friends 2-4p; HEADWIND Blues Project 4-6pm; The Donald Benjamin Band 6-8pm. 4 & Under free; 4-16 $10; Adults $25. Creighton Rd, South Boardman. Info: on facebook at Louie’s Farm Jam.


Week of August 22


Aug 22…Cheboygan Kiwanis Summer Sports Spectacular at Gordon Turner Park. Cornhole Tournament and Volleyball Tournament to benefit Kiwanis. Registration at noon, competition at 1pm. Consessions available, skills competitions throughout the day. Cornhole info: 810-358-7826, volleyball info: 231-268-0035


Aug 24-29…Emmet-Charlevoix County Fair – Petoskey. Live music, exhibits, monster truck throwdown, carnival, arts & crafts, firefighter show, kids games, livestock shows & auction. Info:


Aug 27-28…Annual Garage Sale at the Cheboygan County Fairgrounds. Fri 9-6, Sat 9-5. Benefits the Cheboygan County Humane Society. Info: 231-238-8221


Week of August 29


Sept 3-4…Boyne City Kiwanis Labor Day Weekend Car Show at Veteran’s Park. Friday Night Free Drive-in preview in the first 2 blocks of E Water St. Saturday judged Car show in Veteran’s Park. Registration opens at 8am Pre-registration $20 per vehicle through September 3. Day of registration $25 per vehicle Door prizes awarded throughout the day. Judging begins at 10am Voting for special classes closes at 1pm Awards presentation will begin about 3pm Proceeds benefit the youth of the Boyne City area youth. Info: 231-582-2492


Register now for 19th Jewel at Mackinac  Golf Outing Aug 26th on Mackinac Island. Proceeds help the Mackinac Straits Health Foundation. Info: or call (906) 328-0006.


2nd Annual “Run for C.D.H. One” will be a virtual event Labor Day Weekend, featuring Half-Marathon, 10-K and 5-K Run or Walk. Proceeds benefit Genetic Testing Awareness and Cancer Research. Cost is $30 and includes a shirt. Register at or call Amy, (906) 231-0507.


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:


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


TFN…4th Wednesday of every month is Veterans Coffee Hour 9-10am at McDonalds in Cheboygan. Free coffee for Veterans. Info:


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


TFN- The Northern Care Center is a medical clinic for those uninsured or underinsured. Patients  are seen on Tuesday afternoon/evenings. Located at 117 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…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.


Now – TFN…Weekly Covid-19 Testing. By appointment only. No symptoms or doctors order necessary. Charlevoix: Mon & Wed 10a-noon; Gaylord & Mancelona: Tues & Thurs 10-noon; Harbor Springs/Petoskey: Friday 10-noon. Call the Health Dept of NW Michigan to schedule 800-



**Upcoming Farmer’s Markets

Now-Sept 4…Every Friday - Petoskey Farmers Market downtown 8:30-1pm Info:

Now -Sept 28…Kalkaska Farmer’s Market 2-6pm at Railroad Square Info: 231-258-3307

Now – Oct..Every Wed & Sat Sara Hardy Downtown Farmers Market-Traverse City. Wed 8a-noon, Sat 7:30-noon

Now-Oct…Every Monday 2-6pm the The Village at Grand Traverse Commons-Traverse City

Now – Oct…Every Wed & Sat 8a-1p – Festival Square - Cheboygan

June 11- Oct 8…Elk Rapids Farmer’s Market, every Friday 8a-noon

Now -Oct 16…Saturdays - downtown Harbor Springs

June 2 – Aug 25…every Wed. downtown Harbor Springs

June 6- Oct 20…every Sat 8a-1p downtown Gaylord

Every Sat thru mid-May…Boyne City indoor farmers market 9a-noon on the main floor of city hall. Info:

Now-Oct 8 …Bellaire Farmers Market 8a-noon at the ASI Community Center & Park

Now -Oct…Every Sunday - Interlochen Farmers Market 9a-2pm. 2112 M-137. Info: 231-970-1340

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