Libby’s Picks: Can’t-Miss Northern Michigan Events June 16–22

Northern Michigan’s largest event calendar, the MyNorth Calendar, highlights amazing things going on across the North—from Glen Arbor and Traverse City to Bellaire, Petoskey and St. Ignace. 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!


Summer Arts & Crafts Show | June 16–18
Washington Park, Cheboygan, 231.627.7183

Higher Art Gallery Black & White Photography Exhibit | June 17 
A collaborative exhibit featuring 11 Michigan photographers. Opening reception 6–8 p.m. The show runs through August 10 in Traverse City.

Glen Arbor Solstice Half Marathon & 5K | June 17      

Militant’s Run 13.1, 10K, 5K | June 17    
Hanson Hills, Grayling

Frankfort Craft Fair | June 17
Main Street, Frankfort, 231.352.7251

Short’s Brewing Company Summer Kick Off Party! | June 17
Kick off another summer of fun at the pub. This year’s shindig will feature summer brews, Moomers Short’s brew ice cream, SBC swag giveaways (while supplies last) and live music by The Go Rounds at 9 p.m.

Spring Fest Arts, Crafts & Antique Festival | June 17–18 
Village Green, Pentwater, 231.869.4150

Wings of Wonder Presentation | June 18 
Rebecca Lessard from Wings of Wonder WOW’s with her educational presentation of live raptors and a close-up look at these magnificent birds. Alden Library.

Concert at Fountain Point Resort: The Accidentals! | June 18 
They’re kicking off 2017 as major label artists, having signed a record deal with Sony Masterworks to release a full-length album in the second quarter of the year. Tickets available at MyNorthTickets.com.

Father’s Day at the Rowe | June 18 
Let Dad know he’s appreciated with a special meal at the Rowe. His three-course meal features an appetizer, dessert and choice of entree including smothered pork chops, roasted salmon with ginger and pepper or housemade pappardelle. Reservations required. $35 per person. 231.588.7351.

Bay View Opening Night | June 18
The first concert of Bay View’s 2017 Summer Vesper Concert series brings over 30 professional faculty artists together for an exhilarating season opener of music from the operatic and Broadway stage to chamber music to the 100-voice festival choir. One of the area’s oldest, richest traditions in family entertainment.

Surveying Invasive Plants | June 19
Spend an evening with Little Traverse Conservancy learning what to do about those pesky invasives that crowd out native plants and limit biodiversity. Volunteers can also learn how to map invasive species using iNaturalist. No charge, but pre-registration requested by calling 231.347.0991 or online at www.landtrust.org. Location is to be determined.

Performing Arts Camp Classes | June 19
Various performing arts camp classes begin today designed to educate and stimulate the aspiring young actor in your family.  All ages. Old Town Playhouse, Traverse City. 231.947.2210. Tickets available at MyNorthTickets.com.

College for Kids Summer Classes at NMC | June 20
Over 170 fun-in-learning adventures offered again this summer! Children and teens can explore art, music, science, technology, engineering, math, cooking, sports, dance and much more this summer at Northwestern  Michigan College. New classes are offered every week through August for ages 4 to 17. Traverse City, 23.1.995.1700.

Twilight Tour and Farm-to-Table Dinner | June 21
Join Castle Farms for an evening to remember. Once a month from June through October, the Castle will offer a sumptuous farm-to-table dinner and Twilight Tour. Catered by Grey Gables Inn Restaurant, a local favorite, these meals will feature meats and vegetables sourced from local farms. A chef and farmer introduction will accompany each dish. 231.237.0884.

42nd Annual St.Ignace Car Show | June 22
The weekend begins today with hundreds of antique, custom and celebrity automobiles. 800.338.6660.

Cedar Polka Fest | June 22
Begins today!


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