Boats, Bliss, and Brews, and last call for Cherry Festival!

As they say, Summer is here, and the living is easy! And it’s really easy to find fun stuff to do this weekend….you can start with a little Garage Sale shopping in Kalkaska, then head to Boyne City to check out some major marine horsepower, or, maybe you’re looking for something a little more relaxing? How about a weekend of camping and amazing music at Blissfest? And who doesn’t love a parade! One of the biggest ones of the summer is in Traverse City on Saturday…and the beer is cold and the music is hot in East Jordan for Brewfest on Saturday night!


Friends of the Kalkaska County Library Garage Sale Fundraiser, July 7th-9th, 2095 Log Lake Road, Kalkaska

Clothing, furniture, kitchen, yard and home items-come shop great deals to support the Kalkaska County Library! Hours are Thursday & Friday 9am-6pm, and Saturday 9am to noon.


Boyne Thunder Poker Run, July 8th & 9th, Boyne City

Friday, come out to Stroll the Streets and see these big, beautiful boats up close…then Saturday watch them roar across the water picking up cards at 5 different checkpoints, which will be played to see who has the best poker hand at the finale party later that evening! Learn more at


Blissfest, July 8th-10th, 3695 Division Road, Harbor Springs

It’s a great weekend of all types of music! Bluegrass, blues, Zydeco, Celtic, folk, jazz, Latin, ethnic, world music & dance all share the stage. Performers include Shawn Colvin, Leftover Salmon, Patty Larkin, The Accidentals, Parsonsfield, Davina and the Vagabonds, & many others. Tickets and more info at


DTE Energy Cherry Royale Parade, Saturday, July 9th, 11:15am-1pm

Kick off the National Cherry Festival’s final day with the annual parade down Front and Union Streets in Traverse City!!!  Enjoy royalty, marching bands, Prince and Princess floats, clowns, specialty entries and so much more! Get details on this and other Cherry Festival events at


East Jordan Rotary Brewfest, Saturday, July 9th, 3-9pm

Put on your dancing shoes and come down to the City Harbor parking lot next to Memorial Park for some drinks and dancing. Live music by Lou Thumser from 3-5pm, followed by the Jelly Roll Blues Band from 5:45-9pm. Sponsored by the Rotary Club of East Jordan.