From boat shows to summer festivals, here are 10 events you’re not going to want to miss this weekend in Northern Michigan, selected just for you by our MyNorth & Traverse Magazine Office Manager extraordinaire, Libby Stallman.

Events on June 17, 2022 in Northern Michigan

June 17 | 20th Annual Boat Show | Bay Harbor

Enjoy strolling the Bay Harbor docks and checking out the latest in watercraft and boating accessories from premier boat dealers at the 20th annual In-Water Boat Show.

June 17 | Harold Lloyd Silent Movie: “Speedy” | Williamsburg

Accompanied by Interlochen Arts Academy Staff Pianist Steve Larson, catch this classic silent film at the Music House Museum. In the film, Pop Dillon owns and operates the city’s last horse-drawn streetcar, which is in jeopardy. His granddaughter Jane Dillon is in love with Harold “Speedy” Swift. After an evil scheme unfolds, it’s up to “Speedy” to save the day. Get tickets here!

June 18 Events in Northern Michigan

June 18 | Nature Fest | Elk Rapids

Nature Fest is a family-friendly event featuring 40+ nature-oriented organizations promoting healthy people and a healthy planet. In the beautiful Veteran’s Memorial Park in downtown Elk Rapids, adventurers can visit exhibits and booths, hear noted speakers, enjoy kids activities and more!

Parallel 45 Theater members dancing

Photo by Anjanette Merriweather

June 18 | Solstice Half Marathon | Glen Arbor

Glen Arbor Solstice Half Marathon & 5K Run/Walk takes runners around Big Glen Lake in a clockwise loop, starting and finishing near downtown Glen Arbor.

June 18 | Summer Season Benefête for Parallel 45 | Traverse City

Don’t miss Parallel 45 Theatre’s summer kickoff celebration with a fundraiser supporting bold, thought-provoking year-round programming in Northern Michigan. This party will also feature a fun showing of “Hamlet with Bubbles.” Grab tickets here!

Parallel 45 Theater members dancing

Photo by Parallel 45 Theatre

June 18 | Annual Craft Show | Frankfort

The Frankfort-Elberta Area Chamber of Commerce invites you to the annual craft show, where exhibitors will display their work on Main Street. Find something beautiful to commemorate your time Up North!

June 18 | 2022 Drive To Remember | Traverse City

Coming to Traverse City, Accelerate the Cure is hosting their 4th annual drive. This annual cruise is perfect for any car enthusiast and raises awareness for caregivers and victims of Alzheimer’s. Grab tickets here!

Events on June 19-21, 2022 in Northern Michigan

June 19 | Happy Father’s Day!

June 20 | Summer Arts Festival | Interlochen

Interlochen Summer Arts Festival returns to in-person concerts this year with a featured performance by Bruce Hornsby & The Noisemakers

June 21 | Summertime in Northern Michigan begins today!