Alpenfest fun, Big Boats, Brews, Music and more!

This weekend you can find lots of Alpine-style fun in Gaylord. There’s thunder on the water in Boyne City, and fine arts and crafts in the park in Charlevoix. Beer lovers are headed to Brewfest in East Jordan, and you can wrap up your Saturday with a little stargazing at Sleeping Bear Dunes!


Alpenfest in Gaylord, July 10-14th

Events include a parade, kids games and contests, a pancake breakfast, lots of great food, and live entertainment including a performance from Gaylord’s own Lauren Duski on Friday night! Get the complete schedule of events at


15th Annual Boyne Thunder Poker Run, July 13th and 14th

See high-performance boats, both on land, and in the waters of Lake Charlevoix and Lake Michigan. Free. Learn more at


Charlevoix Art & Craft Show, Saturday, July 14th, 10-6, Sunday, July 15th, 10-4,                                              East Park, Charlevoix

Browse through artwork featuring more than 150 exhibitors from around the country. Learn more at


Brewfest East Jordan, Saturday, July 14th, 2-9pm, Memorial Park, East Jordan

Featuring craft and domestic beer, wine, and lots of live music, featuring Lou Thumser, the Mickeys and Full Circle, plus entertainment by Tommy Tropic and Just Us Four. There will also be food trucks on site. Admission is $5, 12 and under free.


Find Your Park After Dark Summer Star Party, Saturday July 14th, 4-6pm and 9-11pm,                                Dune Climb, Glen Arbor

Safely examine the sun up close in the afternoon, then come back in the evening to observe Venus, Jupiter and Saturn. Park in the row furthest from the dunes with your headlights facing M-109. Learn more at

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