From kicking off the National Cherry Festival in Traverse City to yoga with a view at Bonobo Winery on Old Mission Peninsula, here are the Northern Michigan events you’re not going to want to miss this weekend, June 30 to July 4, 2022, selected just for you by our MyNorth & Traverse Magazine Office Manager extraordinaire, Libby Stallman.

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Events on Friday, July 1, 2022 in Northern Michigan

June 30 | Blessing of the Fleet Boat Parade | Harbor Springs
Catch Harbor Spring’s 10th Annual Blessing of the Fleet Boat Parade, in the Harbor at 6 p.m.

July 1 | Annual Medallion Hunt | Frankfort
Frankfort’s celebration begins today at 10am with the posting of the first clue for the Annual Medallion Hunt. A new clue will be posted each morning until the Medallion is found, with a final clue posted after the Fourth of July parade.

July 1 | Traverse City Pit Spitters Game | Traverse City
TC Pit Spitters vs. Wausau Woodchucks. Watch the fireworks post-game on July 1 & 2!

July 1 & 2 | Mark Farner’s American Band | Upper Peninsula
Coming to The Pine Performance Center in the Upper Peninsula, Mark Farner is one of the founding members, lead singer, and lead guitarist of the iconic Grand Funk Railroad. Don’t miss this two-day concert feature! Grab tickets here.

July 1 | Summer Sounds | Thompsonville
Summer Sounds Concert Series at Michigan Legacy Art Park returns for 2022! Described as “one of the best acoustic pickers on the scene today,” Cary Morin brings together the great musical traditions of America like no other.

July 1 | Cary Morin | Thompsonville
Join Michigan Legacy Art Park for the opener to their Summer Sounds Concert Series. Cary Morin crafts an inimitable style often characterized as roots-infused Native Americana with hints of bluegrass, folk, blues, and rock. Grab tickets here.

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Photo by Michigan Legacy Art Park

Northern Michigan Events on Saturday, July 2

July 2 | Outdoor Yoga on Old Mission Peninsula | Old Mission Peninsula
Time to relax! Bonobo flow combines yoga poses, stretching exercises and deep relaxation for beginners, advanced yoga students and anyone in between, all in the stunning scenery of Bonobo’s fields and the blue waters of the east bay. Grab tickets here.

July 2 | Gasoline Gypsies | Traverse City
Head to Encore 201 this Fourth of July Weekend for great drinks and live music featuring Gasoline Gypsies, who play original, genre-transcending rock ‘n roll. Grab tickets here.

July 2 | National Cherry Festival | Traverse City
The National Cherry Festival is back in a big way, with live concerts and an air show featuring the legendary Blue Angels. Sheryl Crow with special guest May Erlewine opens the Bayside Music Stage at 6 p.m.

View above at The National Cherry Festival

Photo by National Cherry Festival

Events on July 3 & 4 in Northern Michigan

July 3-4 | Cabaret | Traverse City
In a time when the world is changing, there is one place where everyone can be free. Don your finest boa and highest stilettos this summer and join Parallel 45 Theatre at the Kit Kat Club. P45’s Summer Theatre Festival kicks off with an exciting show! Grab tickets here.

July 4 | Stone Skipping Contest | Mackinac Island
Celebrate Independence Day on Mackinac Island with a skipping stone contest for professionals and amateurs alike, followed by fireworks at dusk!

Photo by Aaron Peterson

Photo(s) by Taylor Brown