Northern Michigan’s largest event calendar, the MyNorth Calendar, highlights amazing things going on across the North—from Ludington and Frankfort to Traverse City, Harbor Springs and Mackinac Island. 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!
July 1–2 | Annual World of Arts & Crafts, Red Szymarek Park, Manistee
July 1–2 | Westshore Art Fair, Ludington Rotary Park
July 2 | National Cherry Festival Arts & Crafts Fair, Union Street, Traverse City
July 4 | Art in the Park Craft Fair, Mineral Springs Park, Frankfort
July 4 | Juried Art Fair, Zorn Park, Harbor Springs
Festivals & Holiday Celebrations
June 30–July 2 | Cadillac Freedom Festival
June 30–July 4 | Greatest 4th in the North, Lake City
July 1–8 | National Cherry Festival, Traverse City
July 3–4 | Freedom Festival in Ludington
July 4 | Celebrate the Fourth on The Emerald Isle, Beaver Island
July 4 | Star Spangled Fourth, Mackinac Island
July 4 | STRAITS-tacular 4th in St. Ignace
July 1 | BoiBlitz
Join Little Traverse Conservancy for the 2nd Annual BioBlitz and identify as many plants and animals as possible at one location. Petoskey.
July 6 | Rain: A Natural and Cultural History
Award-winning environmental journalist and author Cynthia Barnett will discuss her book Rain: A Natural and Cultural History. Barnett’s book is a fun and wonderful exploration of what rain means to our world, our culture and ourselves. Jeff Smith, editor of Traverse Magazine, will introduce Barnett at the Elk Rapids event and invited her to answer a few questions about Rain. 5:30 p.m., Marina Pavilion, Edward C. Grace Memorial Harbor, Elk Rapids. FREE!
July 1 | Stars, Stripes & Splatter 5K, Grand Traverse Resort & Spa
July 4 | Independence Day 10K, Shores of Lake Charlevoix
July 4 | Paul Revere 5K & 10 Mile Run, Downtown Harbor Springs
July 4 | Ryan Shay Mid Summer Night Run, Thurston Park, Central Lake
July 6 | 7th Annual Carter’s Kids Festival Fun Run, F & M Park, Traverse City