Let us plan your weekend. Snag a ticket to these Northern Michigan events and enjoy every moment of those few glorious days.
The Second City | Thursday the 20th–Friday the 21st
This must-see show at West Shore Community College features the best sketches and songs from The Second City, Chicago’s legendary sketch and improv comedy theater, made famous by superstars like Tina Fey, Stephen Colbert, Steve Carell, Gilda Radner, Bill Murray and more. It’s fresh, it’s fast and it’s spectacularly funny.
Pentwater Sol-Fest Music Festival featuring The Accidentals | Friday the 21st–Sunday the 23rd
The Village Cafe & Pub is bringing you three days of good times and great music. Live bands and performers from all over Michigan will be heading to this downtown Pentwater event to perform on both outdoor and indoor stages. Enjoy the feature performance by The Accidentals as well as many other can’t-miss bands. Hang out in the beer, wine and food tent outside or head to the on-site restaurant and bar. Come for a day or for the whole weekend! Check out the full line-up here.
Menominee Giant Pumpkin Festival | Saturday the 22nd
It’s time to embrace the season and all the things that come with it, including pumpkin everything. This Upper Peninsula festival is devoting every activity to the orange fall staple—pumpkin seed spitting, pumpkin bowling, pumpkin pie eating competition, pumpkin carving contest and the grand event, a giant pumpkin boat race. Ever float in a hollowed-out pumpkin? Me neither, but I’m intrigued. Attending the festival is free but you can register for all the fun contests here.
Cadillac’s Craft Beer Fest | Saturday the 22nd
It’s like a party in your backyard. There’s a little something for everyone with beer, mead, cider, wine and—new this year—mixed spirits. Live music from some of the best local bands will keep you dancing on the lakeshore when you’re not busy with an intense game of corn hole. There’s a reason folks have been coming back to this beer fest for nine years, it’s seriously fun.
Johnny Irion | Sunday the 23rd
Johnny Irion is a rocker in and out of time. There’s something kind of timeless in the way he wrings out the sweetest melodies and deeper passions of both ‘60s Californian rock and Guthrie-era folk, and something so timely about the way he does it—there’s a reason Bernie Sanders asked him to sing at a rally in his sometimes-home of Santa Barbara. Head to Red Sky Stage in Petoskey to find out why.