A taste of the Bayou, Cherries and Fireworks, A stroll through the past and a view of the stars!

Enjoy the flavors of New Orleans for a great cause in Beulah Friday night, or spend a day at Cherry Festival on Saturday! You can shop the past in Petoskey, hear great local music in Gaylord, or do a little stargazing at Sleeping Bear Dunes!


Bayou in the Barn, Friday, July 5th, 5-11:30pm, St. Ambrose Cellars, Beulah

Hoo-Boy! This is a night of delicious cajun food, plus live music from Grammy Nominated Cedric Burnside, Cousin Curtis, the Charlie Millard Band, & K. Jones and the Benzie Playboys. Proceeds benefit Grow Benzie. Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the door. Get yours at mynorthtickets.com



Finale Day at the National Cherry Festival!, Saturday, July 6th

Bring the whole family to Traverse City for a day full of events! There’s the Farmers Market, Grand Royale Parade, Cherry Idol Finals, Jeff Dunham on the Pepsi Bayside Music Stage, the big fireworks finale at dusk and much more! Get the complete schedule of events at cherryfestival.org/events



Antiques at the Fairgrounds, Saturday July 6th, 9am-5pm, Sunday July 7th, 10am-4pm

Come stroll through the past, with more than 170 antique dealers from around the country. Admission is $5, children 15 and under, free! Learn more at antiquesatthefairgrounds.com



Random Acts of Music in Gaylord, July 5th, noon to 5pm, July 6th, 10am to 5pm

Various businesses downtown will be hosting local musical acts. Artists include Zie Rosin, Anne Wakenhut, Terry Coveyou, Randy Reszka, Peter Jensen and many others. Get more info at gacaevents.weebly.com



“Find Your Park After Dark” Star Party, Saturday, July 6th, 4-6pm and 9-11pm, Sleeping bear Dunes National Lakeshore Dune Climb

Enjoy solar viewing in the afternoon, then come back in the evening for views of the moon, Jupiter and Saturn. Please park in the row furthest from the dunes with your headlights facing M-109. This event is free with a park entrance pass. Get details at gtastro.com

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