Explore Sleeping Bear Dunes, enjoy a beautiful meal outdoors and more at these Northern Michigan events in July. 

Please note, as these dates approach, some of these Northern Michigan events may be postponed or canceled to protect the safety of both event organizers and ticket buyers. Please check updates on MyNorthTickets.com regularly. 

Tapawingo Solstice Dinner + Guitar + Art Series | Weekly on Thursdays

Trek to a quaint eatery and event venue nestled along Saint Claire Lake in Ellsworth to enjoy an all-in-one experience of live entertainment, rotating art exhibits and themed menus each week. (Italian trattoria and all-American BBQ are the first themes!) Click a date to view the menu.

Guided Bicycle Tour @ Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail | Weekly on Tuesdays

This guided tour along the Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail explores wildlife, wildflowers, geology and the history of the area. Bring your own bike and meet at the Dune Climb trailhead. You’ll also want a camera, water and sunscreen. Tours can be made available on different days to fit your schedule.

Historic Empire Walking Tours | Weekly on Wednesdays

Step back in time with a walking tour through Empire. The history of this Northern Michigan town near Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore goes back to the lumber days of 1884, and there are still remnants to see from that time. Hear about early settlers, how Empire got its name and what people did and where they came from. The tour takes about 1.5 hours and is a leisurely walk on flat terrain—suitable for wheelchair users.

Look & Listen Evening Bike Ride | Weekly on Thursdays

This tour meets in Empire and takes you along changing habitats, meadows for bird and wildlife watching and places of history all the way to North Bar Lake. Along the trail, look for wildflowers as well as invasive species. Bring your own bike, camera, binoculars and some water. Tours are also available on different days and can be scheduled according to your calendar.

Charlie Chaplin’s “The Kid” & Buster Keaton’s “The Electric House” | July 10 & 11

The Music House Museum in Williamsburg is proud to present Charlie Chaplin’s “The Kid” and Buster Keaton’s “The Electric House,” accompanied by Andrew Rogers. “The Kid” is a 1921 American silent comedy-drama film written, produced, directed and starring Charlie Chaplin, and features Jackie Coogan as his foundling baby, adopted son and sidekick. In “The Electric House,” Keaton plays a botany student who is accidentally awarded an electrical engineering degree.

Erickson Center for the Arts Wine & Cheese Tasting & Fundraiser | July 25

Support this Upper Peninsula arts center at the 17th annual fundraiser at Chamberlin’s Ole Forest Inn which includes silent, live and online auctions, wine and cheese tasting and live music. Tickets are $30 and a limited amount of tickets are available at the Erickson Center office. Click here for updates on how to bid on online auction items.

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