From celebrating the new Boardman Lake Loop in Traverse City to a rubber ducky race in Bellaire, here are the Northern Michigan events you’re not going to want to miss this weekend, selected just for you by our MyNorth Media Office Manager Extraordinaire Libby Stallman.
August 18 | Old Engine Show | Buckley
Buckley Old Engine Show hosts a variety of events and demonstrations, there’s something for every age!

August 19 | Boardman Lake Loop Ceremony | Traverse City
Celebrate the completion of the Boardman Lake Loop with a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at Medalie Park.

Sign for Boardman Lake Loop Trail ribbon cutting ceremony

Photo by Norte

August 19 | The Kiogimas | Williamsburg
The Music House Museum in Williamsburg welcomes back The Kiogimas for another special dance event. Experience is not necessary, and there will be partners available if you don’t have one!

August 19-20 | Sidewalk Sale | Harbor Springs
Stop in and take advantage of terrific end-of-summer sales at the Harbor Springs sidewalk sales rain or shine!

August 19-20 | Summer Send Off | Petoskey
Downtown Petoskey’s Summer Send Off with free live music, movies in the park, sunset contest and more is this weekend.

August 19-20 | Rubber Ducky Fest | Bellaire
Bellaire’s 35th Annual Rubber Ducky Festival promises a great parade followed by 2,000+ Rubber Duckies racing down Intermediate River.

August 19-20 | Outdoor Shows | Frankfort
Enjoy one of the finest outdoor art shows in Michigan, held in historic Market Square Park in Frankfort.

August 20 | Last Slice of Summer | Traverse City
Last Slice of Summer in Traverse City’s Open Space has live music, children’s activities, food vendors, yoga, local non-profit and arts organizations! Bring a lawn chair or blanket to relax by the water and enjoy.

August 20 | Lobster Fest | Northport
Take a break from cooking dinner! Enjoy fresh lobster and good company in the beautiful Northport area at the Annual Lobster Festival, supporting Grand Traverse Lighthouse Museum. The festival will feature live music, delicious beverages and plenty of food to go around.

Grand Traverse Lighthouse in Northport in 1920

Photo by Grand Traverse Lighthouse Museum

August 20 | Serious Moonlight: A Bowie Tribute | Petoskey
Head to Petoskey’s Rudbeckia Winery and Burnt Marshmallow Brewstillery for Serious Moonlight: A Bowie Tribute. Enjoy an evening of music and costumes honoring the legendary artist David Bowie

August 21 | TC Triathlon | Traverse City
Dividing West and East Grand Traverse Bay, Old Mission Peninsula offers stunning scenery and a challenging landscape for the Traverse City Triathlon on Devils Dive Rd.

August 21 | Local Freshwater Fundraiser | Traverse City
Enjoy this benefit concert held in Traverse City’s Civic Center Amphitheater, to support of our state’s freshwater! The event will feature a family-friendly evening of music with Seth Benard, while 100% of ticket sales benefit For Love of Water and TC Tritons High School Girls Swim & Dive Team.

Photo(s) by TART Trails