Fair fun, Great Shopping, Balloons, Boats and Fast Cars!

It’s time to head to the fair in Petoskey! Spend Saturday shopping in Leland, or watch beautiful balloons take flight in Bellaire. You can paddle to Power Island, then catch a parade of Corvettes across the Mighty Mac on Saturday night!


Emmet-Charlevoix County Fair, August 20th-25th

Come out to the Emmet County Fairgrounds in Petoskey for grandstand shows, rides, the 4-H tent, Firefighter show, pony, mini-horse and draft pulls, monster trucks and auto-cross racing and much more. Get the complete schedule of events at emmetchxfair.org


Leland Sidewalk Sales, August 23rd and 24th, 9am to 5pm

The perfect excuse for a trip down M-22 and a stroll in downtown Leland…find some of the best bargains of the summer, as shops put their wares out on the streets with end-of season prices.


Balloons Over Bellaire, August 23rd and 24th, Shanty Creek Resort, Bellaire

Featuring over 20 hot air balloonists. Gather atop the slopes of Summit Mountain to watch these beauties soar into the skies. Learn more at shantycreek.com/event/balloons-over-bellaire


Power Island Rapa Nui, Saturday, August 24th, 8am, Bowers Harbor, Traverse City

Paddle 3 miles to Power Island, run 2.5 miles around the island, then paddle back to the finish. Sign up and get details at paddleguru.com/races/PowerIsland-RAPANUI2019


30th Annual Corvette Crossroads Auto Show and Bridge Parade, Saturday, August 24th, Mackinaw City

Hundreds of Corvettes will be on display at Mackinaw Crossings from 10am to 2pm, then parade across the Mackinac Bridge at 7pm. (Line-up starts at 6pm in the Mackinaw Crossings Parking Lot)

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