Fireworks and live music, Tractors, Boats and Great Shopping!

The Venetian Festival wraps up in Charlevoix this weekend. You can see mechanical history in Boyne Falls, shop fabulous bargains in Downtown Petoskey, watch the boats on the bay in Harbor Springs, or stroll through unique arts and crafts in Traverse City!


Finale Weekend at the Charlevoix Venetian Festival

The Charlevoix Venetian Festival wraps up with a bang on Friday and Saturday with fireworks displays both nights, plus the ever-popular Venetian Lighted boat parade before the fireworks on Saturday night. The Bridge street block party features lots of live music Saturday afternoon, including a performance from the Petoskey Steel Drum Band, plus a magic show and kids zone. Get the complete schedule of events at


Northern Michigan Flywheelers Antique Tractor, Engine and Craft Show, July 25th-28th, Flywheelers Show Grounds, Boyne Falls

Featuring a working blacksmith & tractor scales, basket shop and veneer mill, plus lots of antique tractors, steam engines and automobiles. Visit the Huddleston one-room schoolhouse, shop arts and crafts, enjoy live music and more. Tickets are $7 for adults, kids under 12 free. Learn more at


54th Annual Downtown Petoskey Sidewalk Sales, Friday, July 26th, 9am-9pm, Saturday, July 27th, 9am-6pm

Come downtown to grab great deals and shop for bargains as merchants put their wares out on the streets. The Sidewalk Sales will also provide entertainment for the entire family with the Farmers Market on Friday on Howard Street between Mitchell and Michigan Streets from 8:30 a.m. to mid-afternoon. In Pennsylvania Park, the Charlotte Ross Lee Concerts in the Park will feature music at noon on Friday.


59th Annual Little Traverse Bay Regatta, July 26th-28th

Held in Harbor Springs on Lake Michigan’s Little Traverse Bay…the Ugotta Regatta begins with “one-design” racing on Friday, followed by a “tour-of-the-bay” course on Saturday and windward-leeward racing on Sunday. Learn more at


59th Annual Crooked Tree Outdoor Art Fair, Saturday, July 27th, 9am-4pm, GT County Civic Center, Traverse City

Come stroll and shop unique offerings as more than 100 artists and artisans from across the country will have their works on exhibit and for sale.  Learn more at

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