Libby’s Picks is Back! Dive in as our MyNorth Media and Traverse Magazine Office Manager extraordinaire Libby Stallman shares the best events happening this weekend in Northern Michigan. Kick off the first week of June with these summer events Up North.

Events on June 3, 2022 in Northern Michigan

June 1 to 5 | Aldo Leopold Festival | Les Cheneaux

Les Cheneaux welcomes you to celebrate the legacy of Aldo Leopold, one of America’s most influential naturalists, during the Aldo Leopold Festival. Activities include paddling excursions, orchid and wildflower tours, birding trips, presentations and many other nature-based activities.

June 3 to 12 | Lilac Festival | Mackinac Island

Take part in lilac walking tours, a 10K run/walk, Michigan corn hole tournament, Grand Parade and more during the 10-day Mackinac Island Lilac Festival event.

June 3 to 5 | Sip & Savor | Leelanau Peninsula

Take a summer wine tour during the Leelanau Peninsula Wine Trail’s three-day Sip & Savor event. Indulge in some of Michigan’s most superb wines, paired with select cuisine options, from over 20 unique wineries along the Leelanau Peninsula region. Grab tickets here.

Leelanau Peninsula Wine and Cheese

Photo by Leelanau Peninsula Wine Trail

June 4 Events in Northern Michigan

June 4 | Summer Picnic | Cadillac

The nonprofit Cadillac Area Land Conservancy invites the public to enjoy lunch and a celebration of land conservation at their Summer Picnic on Saturday, June 4 at noon at their Carl T. Johnson Preserve. A preserve work bee project starts at 9:00am. People can learn about new land protection projects and landowners can learn how to protect their land.

June 4 | 14th Annual Cherry Roubaix | Thompsonville 

Cherry Roubaix (Roo-bay) Gran Fondo bike tour and race, now in its 14th year, features three courses: 30-, 45- and 62-mile routes that begin and end at Crystal Mountain Resort. The courses take riders along scenic routes in Benzonia and Manistee Counties.

June 4 | Asparagus Festival | Empire

Empire’s Asparagus Festival is back after a two-year hiatus!

Empire Asparagus Festival

Photo by David Boylan

June 4 | The Steel Wheels Concert | Petoskey

Join the Crooked Tree Arts Center for a night of live music and art. Simultaneously familiar and fresh, The Steel Wheels bring singular energy to every note they play. Grab tickets here.

June 4 | Dirty Dog Dash | Boyne Falls

The annual Dirty Dog Dash race route covers 5km across the slopes of Boyne Mountain Resort with competitors climbing, crawling, wading, and sliding to conquer the numerous obstacles in front of them. New for 2022, they’re opening the adventure run up to 12 years of age and older! The post-race festivities feature live music, a cookout, and cold beer for those 21+.

Photo(s) by Kelly Hofman