Libby’s Picks: Can’t-Miss Northern Michigan Events May 19–21

Northern Michigan’s biggest event calendar, the MyNorth Calendar, highlights the amazing things going on across the North—from Ellsworth, Leland and Traverse City to Petoskey, Boyne City and Mackinaw City. Each week, we pick our favorite events to share with you. Curated by MyNorth’s Calendar Editor, Libby Stallman, here’s what’s happening Up North!


Morel Mushroom Dinners Week | May 17–21
The Rowe continues her annual tradition with 2017’s Morel Mushroom Dinners. Five delectable courses feature dilled morel empanada, morel and chanterelle tortellini soup, morel and fiddlehead fern salad, beef tenderloin with morels and strawberry-rhubarb tartlets. Reservations required. 7 p.m. $75 per person. Ellsworth, 231.588.7351, roweinn.com.

National Morel Mushroom Festival | May 18–20
Open mic competition, craft beer block party, guided mushroom hunts and seminars, Morelfest Wine & Dine, carnival, Run For Their Lives Humane Society 5K run, craft show, live music and dancing. Win prizes in a variety of categories. Boyne City, 231.582.6222, bcmorelfestival.com.

Canticum Novum Concert | May 19–20
This local, select vocal group performs in a unique setting, the Dennos Museum Sculpture Court. The Sculpture Court offers wonderful acoustics, which enhance the singers’ voices. A diverse group, from ages 25–75, and from a variety of choral backgrounds, the Canticum Novum sings music from classical to contemporary repertoires. Special local refreshments will also be served. 7:30pm; nmc.edu. Tickets available at MyNorthTickets.com and at the door.

The Old Art Building | May 19
Leland’s Old Art Building transforms into a nightclub featuring the unforgettable B Williams Experiment in concert. Tickets available at MyNorthTickets.com or oldartbuilding.com.

Empire Asparagus Festival | May 19–20 
Asparagus parade, fun run, cook-off, magic show, poetry competition live music, food and beer vendors and more, empirechamber.com.

Tails to Trails 5K fun run/walk | May 20
On the scenic VASA Pathway is a unique opportunity to mingle with other dog owners and their four-pawed friends. All proceeds benefit TART Trails, traversetrails.org.

Twin Falls Home Library Tour | May 20
Sponsored by the Friends of the Cadillac Library, the focus of this tour is home libraries, however, guests will be treated to an entire tour of one of the most unique homes in Cadillac. Refreshments provided in the fully landscaped backyard overlooking the in-ground pool and waterfalls. Live music. For more information, call 231.510.9047. MyNorthTickets.com.

Zoo-De-Mack Bike Bash | May 20–21
Bike Harbor Springs to Mackinaw City. For more information, call 313.821.8414, zoo-de-mack.com.

NMC BBQ | May 21
A local favorite for more than 60 years. Get your tickets at MyNorthTickets.com.

Tip of the Mitt Fiber Fair | May 21
Celebrate Michigan’s natural fibers, farmers, processors and skilled artisans. Emmet County Fair Grounds, Petoskey, downtownpetoskey.com.


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