Fairs, Festivals, and fun on the Farm!

Don’t miss all the events of the Northwest Michigan Fair, which wraps up on Saturday! There’s fun on the river in Alanson, Pirate hijinks in Boyne City, and unique shopping on the water in Charlevoix. Then on Sunday, celebrate the “Cow with the Wow” in Traverse City! 


Northwestern Michigan Fair, August 4th through the 10th

Come out to the fairgrounds on Blair Townhall Road for all the fun of the fair! Carnival rides, animal exhibits, fun fair food, events in the grandstand and more. Get the complete schedule of events at https://www.northwesternmichiganfair.net/


Alanson Riverfest, August 8th through the 11th

Includes a free teen dance, an antique and flea market, arts & craft show, family day, the lighted boat parade, a performance by the Petoskey Steel Drum Band, Rubber Duck Race and much more. Get the complete schedule of events at alansonriverfest.com


Boyne City Piratefest, August 8th through the 11th

Get ye to Boyne City for tall ships, street performers, costumes, parades, a treasure hunt, live shows, and more fun. Details online at boynecitypiratefest.com


Waterfront Art Fair, Saturday, August 10th, 9am-6pm, East Park, Charlevoix

Come stroll along the waterfront as many of the nation’s finest artists and craftsmen have their works on display and for sale. Get details at charlevoixwaterfrontartfair.org


Colantha’s Garden Celebration, Sunday, August 11th, Noon-4pm, the Botanic Garden at Historic Barns Park, TC

This family-friendly festival celebrates Traverse Colantha Walker, the most famous cow in town. There will be arts & crafts vendors, educational exhibitors, Botanical Garden tours, wagon rides, food trucks, live music and more, all free! Learn more at thebotanicgarden.org/colantha

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