4 Festivals and a 5k!

Swiss tradition returns to Gaylord this weekend and you’re invited to don a drindl or leiderhosen and join the fun! You can celebrate Michigan’s sweetest season in Indian River, learn more about a prominent inventor in Harbor Springs, and watch races on the river in Grayling! Plus, through the end of the month, you can participate in a virtual race to save Fishtown!


Gaylord Alpenfest

July 13th-17th

Come stroll the Alpenstrasse in Downtown Gaylord, for great food, family fun and lots of events! Live music under the pavilion nightly, a carnival, Alpenfest Idol, and more! Get the complete schedule of events at gaylordalpenfest.com


Indian River SummerFest

July 15th-17th

Come celebrate summer in Indian River! Events include  a Kids Zone, t-shirt painting, Northern Rods & Ride Cruise Night, live music on the Festival Stage, the 40th Annual Craft Show, & more. Details at http://irchamber.com/event-schedule/summerfest-2/

Shay Days in Harbor Springs

July 16th & 17th

Join the Harbor Springs Area Historical Society to celebrate the ingenuity of Geared-Locomotive inventor Ephraim Shay during Shay Days 2021! Activities include kids crafts and games at the Shay Hexagon House, live model steam trains in Shay Park, and self-guided tours of the historic Hexagon House. Learn more here 


Grayling AuSable River Festival

July 16th-24th

Events include the annual Car and Truck Cruise night, a pancake breakfast, a Kid’s Day, live musical entertainment, and of course, a week of exciting canoe races along the AuSable River! You’ll find the whole events schedule at ausableriverfest.com


2021 Fishtown 5k

July 17th-31st

The 13th annual race for Fishtown will be a virtual event, allowing participants to practice physical distancing while safely uniting in support of Fishtown. All proceeds go toward preserving historic Fishtown—the place, the stories and the Leland fishing tradition. Join us virtually to Run the Race-Preserve the Place! Sign up at https://www.fishtownmi.org/fishtown-5k/


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