The MyNorth Weekly Calendar of upcoming Northern Michigan events highlights some of the amazing things going on across the North. Hand-picked by MyNorth Media’s Calendar Editor Libby Stallman, there is something for everyone.
So pull out your calendar, you’re not going to want to miss these Northern Michigan events!
June 21-26: East Jordan Freedom Festival. A family affair with parades, a block party, live music, games, a carnival, food, fireworks and lots more. 231.536.7351.
June 23-26: 42nd Annual Flea Roast & Ox Market. Events include live music all weekend, amusement rides, food tent, beer tent, casino tent, co-ed Old Timers Softball, kids penny scrambler, bike raffle for 12 and under (boys and girls), horse pull, bean bag tournament, beach volleyball tourney, horseshoe tournament, kids 3-legged race, arm wrestling contest, kids water balloon toss, bubble gum contest, sack race and pie eating contest. Irons, 231.266.8101.
June 24-26: Free to Be…You and Me. Marlo Thomas gathered many of her supremely talented friends from various worlds of the arts and the remarkable result is highly regarded as a modern classic of children’s literature. This book is transferred to the stage where life-enhancing themes are imaginatively blended with music and humor to expand children’s personal horizons, enabling them to invent their own futures without limitation, while dispelling some old constraints and worn-out conventions in the process. Parents, teachers and other grown-up friends will delight in sharing this extraordinary and memorable experience with the children in their lives. Ramsdell Theatre, Manistee. 231.398.9770.
June 24-26: Annual Battle at the Betsie / Salmon Fishing Tournament. All Captain’s Meetings and Weigh Ins take place at Big Bob’s Up North Outfitters. Frankfort, 231.352.5360.
June 26-26: Annual Solstice Festival. This free music festival is family friendly, quirky, cutting edge and eco-friendly, with some of the best bands, craft beverages and artisanal food around, capped off with a fantastic fireworks display. Elberta, 231.352.7201.
June 28: Historical Nicholas Hotel Dinner. Relive history at The Leland Lodge. The grand opening of the “New Nicholas Hotel” was held 89 years ago to the day. Cocktail Hour begins at 6 p.m. with a traditional chicken dinner at 7 p.m. Live entertainment throughout the night. $26 per person, includes a drink ticket. 231.256.9848.
June 24: Bay Harbor Beer & Wine Festival. Enjoy local craft beer, wine and hors d’eouvres from area restaurants. All proceeds benefit the Little Traverse Bay Community. $30, 231.439.2500.
June 25: Waterfront Wine Festival. An afternoon of wine tasting, live local music and more. $20 advance, $30 day of, includes two tastings, a commemorative wine glass and endless samples by participating restaurants. Downtown Harbor Springs. 231.526.7999.
June 25: Traverse City Wine & Art Festival. 8th Annual celebration of the wine, food and culture of Michigan’s wine coast. The festival features 30 wineries of the Leelanau Peninsula, Old Mission Peninsula, Traverse City & Benzie along with a selection of regional restaurants, innovative music and performance, plus original artwork from dozens of regional artists for show and sale. 4 to 9 p.m., must be 21 or older. $55 General admission. Village at Grand Traverse Commons. Traverse City, 231.421.1172.
June 25: Art Rapids! 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Veteran’s Memorial Park, Elk Rapids. 231.264.8202
June 25-26: Mackinaw City Arts & Craft Show. Saturday 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Conkling Heritage Waterfront Park, 231.436.5664.
June 25-26: 18th Annual Charlevoix Summer Art Show. Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. East Park, Charlevoix. 231.547.2101
June 26: Old Town Arts & Crafts Fair. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Union Street, Traverse City. 231.922.2050.
June 24-26, 27-28, 29: Events at Old Art Building. June 24-26 Joan Richmond 2016 Artist in Residence. June 27-28 Pure Drawing: The Joy of Making Marks. June 29 Paint Color Mixing Workshop. Old Art Building, 231.256.2131.
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