Charlevoix and Antrim Counties are home to festivals of all kinds. Here are just a few and be sure to ook for more every month in Events.

Petoskey Stone Festival: May 23, 2009

A celebration of Michigan’s beloved fossil, the Petoskey stone. Head to Barnes Park Campground in Eastport for stone skipping contests and games. Saturday of Memorial Day Weekend. 231-599-2712.

Evening on River Street: Wednesdays, June 24 through August 19

No cars allowed in downtown Elk Rapids when its an Evening on River Street celebration, but dancing, laughing, and eating are all very allowed for this Wednesday evening (6 p.m. to 9 p.m.) summertime ritual in Elk Rapids. 231-264-8202, Elk Rapids Chamber of Commerce.

Venetian Festival: July 19 through 25, 2009

An illuminating celebration, the Venetian Festival includes kids’ activities, live entertainment, a carnival, beach and boat parties and more. Two firework displays: Friday, July 24 on Lake Charlevoix, Night Sky Over Charlevoix; Saturday, July 25 on Round Lake Harbor, The Pyrotechnic Amphitheater of the North. Saturday night’s fireworks follow the festival’s high point, the parade of boats, lit up and decorated, at 10 p.m. 231-237-9031, CHARLEVOIX.ORG.

Watch video of the Charlevoix Venetian Festival

Harbor Days: July 29 through August 1, 2009

Starts Wednesday night in Elk Rapids and moves through the week with sandcastle building, live music, a community dinner, carnival and more. Saturday: a parade and crowning of Miss Elk Rapids followed by fireworks. 231-264-8202, ELKRAPIDSCHAMBER.ORG.

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