Step aboard the Keweenaw Star and enjoy the ultimate Northern Michigan event complete with a happy hour in Elk Rapids during the Harbor Days Cocktail Cruise on the beautiful East Grand Traverse Bay. The 21+ event is on August 8 from 4–5:30 pm. Space is limited and tickets are required.

As you’re soaking up the view of Elk Rapids and its surrounding shoreline, savor the good eats provided by As You Dish and dance to live music by local artists Ronnie Hernandez and Ron Getz.

While you sip your cocktail you’ll enjoy tomato basil and garlic bruschetta, whipped feta dip with cucumbers and creamy hummus with pita points. Don’t forget to try the crudite` platter with As You Dish onion dip.

“These are classic appetizers for which I have received excellent reviews, perfect for a casual happy hour,” says Personal Chef Andi Pellicci, the owner of As You Dish.

As You Dish was founded in 2013, a year after Andi graduated from Great Lakes Culinary Institute in Traverse City.

“I borrowed a tent, started packaging my seasoning blends and brittles and setup shop at the Elk Rapids Farmers Market as a way to market my business,” she says.

Before you try some of Andi’s appetizers on the cocktail cruise, stop by some of the other Harbor Days events such as the Harborun Fun Run, Arnold’s Amusement Carnival and the grand parade. Harbor Days, a four-day festival going from August 5 to August 8, highlights the history and community of Elk Rapids.

Check here for the full lineup of family fun events at the 2015 Harbor Days.

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