Libby’s Picks: Can’t-Miss Northern Michigan Events April 21–30

The MyNorth Calendar highlights the amazing things going on across the North—Cadillac up to the Upper Peninsula.  Each week, we pick a few of our favorite events to share with you. Curated by MyNorth Media’s Calendar Editor, Libby Stallman, here’s what’s happening Up North.


April 21–30

The MyNorth Sweet Tooth Tour is back! Enjoy scrumptious desserts at participating Traverse area sweet spots. For tickets, call 800.836.0717 or go to MyNorthTickets.com.

April 22

Earth Day! Find an Earth Day event near you. Also, stop by M22 for a little spring shopping. All proceeds will be donated to the Leelanau Conservancy!

Sweet Dreams & Honky Tonks: It may be impossible to crown any one performer as country music’s biggest star, but few would argue that Hank Williams, Loretta Lynn, Patsy Cline and Johnny Cash would all be near the top of any list. Sweet Dreams & Honky Tonks is a new revue that presents the best-loved hits of these classic artists along with stories of their colorful lives and amazing careers. Sweet Dreams & Honky Tonks stars two Wisconsin music veterans: Tom Waselchuk and Lindsey Juarez with backup band The Dang-Its. This will be a night of good ol’ country! 8 p.m.; City Opera House, Traverse City. For tickets, call 231.941.8082 or go to cityoperahouse.org.

TART Trails Work Bees: Celebrate Earth Day with TART Trails! TART is hosting spring work bees in various locations along the trail network from 10 a.m. to noon. For more information, call 231.941.4300 or go to traversetrails.org.

April 26–30

81st Annual National Trout Festival: Celebrate the opening of trout season in Northern Michigan with fishing contests, a car show, Mutt March, family entertainment tent, carnival, Great Lakes Grand Royal Parade, special dinners, Taste of Trout, craft show, flea market and fireworks in Kalkaska. For more information, call 231.384.1509 or go to nationaltroutfestival.com.

April 28

The National Writers Series presents author Eric Fair, a contract interrogator in Iraq’s Abu Ghraib prison complex in 2004. His new book, Consequence: A Memoir, describes the experience. City Opera House, Traverse City. Read an interview with Eric here.

Shows through April 30

Almost Maine is a romantic comedy that explores love and loss in a remote, mythical almost-town. Ramsdell Theatre, Manistee. Get your tickets at MyNorthTickets.com.


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