From Gaylord’s famed Alpenfest to yoga on Old Mission Peninsula, here are the Northern Michigan Events you won’t want to miss this weekend, July 14-17, 2022. Selected just for you by our MyNorth & Traverse Magazine Office Manager extraordinaire, Libby Stallman.

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Northern Michigan Events on Thursday, July 14 & Friday, July 15, 2022

July 14 | Alpenfest | Gaylord 
The Gaylord Alpenfest is a celebration honoring the city’s heritage and partnership with sister city, Pontresina, Switzerland. Expect five days of festivities including a parade, carnival, kid’s activities, live entertainment and more!

July 14, 15 & 17 | The Crucible | Traverse City
Opening Night for The Crucible: Enjoy a showing of Norton’s The Crucible, featuring a lean ensemble playing all 22 characters, performed by Parallel 45 Theatre at Civic Center Park. Learn more and grab tickets here.

July 15 | Festival of the Arts | Cadillac
The Cadillac Festival of the Arts features the annual Phyllis Olson Fine Art Fair, children’s activities, music and food vendors within the Cadillac Commons.

July 15 | Tour de TART | Traverse City to Suttons Bay
Tour de TART is back! People of all ages will hit the Traverse Area Recreation and Leelanau Trails for an evening ride that begins at Darrow Park in TC and ends at North Park in Suttons Bay. Participants may begin riding any time between 4 to 6 p.m. and enjoy two food stops along the 17-mile ride, followed by a bayside meal in Suttons Bay (along with local wine and microbrews!) before taking a relaxing bus ride back to Traverse City. The last bus departs Suttons Bay at 9 p.m.

Two people riding bikes in Tour de TART

Photo by TART Trails

Events Happening Up North on Saturday, July 16 & Sunday, July 17

July 16 | Toppermost Beatles Tribute Concert | Petoskey
Dust off your bell bottoms for an epic Beatles tribute hosted by Rudbeckia Winery and Burnt Marshmallow Brewstillery. This tribute band has been voted the most popular Beatles tribute act in Michigan six years in a row. Learn more and grab tickets here.

July 16 | Venetian Festival | Charlevoix
Charlevoix’s week-long Venetian Festival is filled with a carnival, fireworks, parades, games and food!

July 17 | Bowers Harbor Yoga Flow | Old Mission Peninsula
There is nothing better than outdoor yoga on a summer morning to start off your Sunday. Plus, there’s amazing wine available for tasting right at the venue located in Traverse City. Learn more and grab tickets here.

Photo(s) by Datema Media & Gaylord Alpenfest