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Up North Events

Help Mana

The Manna Food Project will receive donations through a customer driven program called Meijer "Simply Give". The fall campaign runs from August 3 - September 27. Donations are made by purchasing a $10 donation card when making a purchase at Petoskey Meijer. Meijer matches that donation with $10. Cards are available at Petoskey Meijer and Manna Food Project. At the end of each campaign Manna will receive Meijer gift cards to buy food. Manna shares the gift cards with partner agencies in Antrim, Emmet and Charlevoix Counties and to support the "Food 4 Kids" Backpack Program. Meijer will host "double match" days on September 4-6. These two days, $10 in customer donations will result in a $20 additional donation from Meijer!

Concerts at Grand Traverse Pavillion

Concerts on the Lawn at Grand Traverse Pavillion,  evenings at 7pm
Come early and enjoy picnic concessions of hamburgers, hot dogs, chips and sweets (like Moomer's ice cream!) Concerts are free to the public but goodwill collections will take place to assist with concert fees.
All concerts begin at 7pm and are subject to change due to weather.
  • July 17: Harry Goldson & Friends
  • July 24: Gordon Lightfoot Tribute
  • July 31: Peter, Paul & Mary Remembered
  • Aug 7: Grand Traverse Pipes & Drums
  • Aug 14: Bay Area Big Band - wsg Miriam Pico, Rick Stewart and Emma Crithfield
  • Aug 21: Cherry Capitol Chorus and The Sweet Adalines
  • Aug 28: Jazz North with Robin Lee Berry
  • Sep 4: Dominic Fortuna & Willy Jam

Pickle Ball

Drop In Pickle Ball at Harbor Springs Skate Park, 6-10pm
Drop-In Pickleball, Monday Nights - thru August 25 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Pickleball is a combination of ping pong, tennis, and badminton. The game is played by 2 or 4 people on a badminton-sized court using paddles and a wiffle ball. Drop-in is for players who are looking for some friendly competition!



GermanFest, September 12, 6:30-11, Trinity Lutheran Church in TC
The beer is from the famous Hofbräuhaus in Munich, and the wine is from the Rhein and Mosel valleys. There will be dancing and singing to traditional music from Tommy Schober and the Sound of Sorgenbrecher, all on a spacious wooden dance floor under the “Big Top Tent”! Tickets are $40 per person, and admission will be strictly limited to 600 adults (21 and older).  Admission includes the buffet style dinner and an evening of live entertainment.


Downtown Art Walk

Downtown Art Walk, Sept. 12, 5-9 in downtown TC.
The Downtown Art Walk is a local favorite and will showcase art exhibits throughout Downtown Traverse City. The public is invited to enjoy an evening of art, refreshments, food and music on a self guided tour throughout Downtown Traverse City. Walking maps are available at each participating location and the Downtown Traverse City office.


Dining 4 Paws

Charlevoix Area Humane Society’s Second Annual Dining 4 Paws, September 13!
 On Saturday, Sept. 13, folks all over Northwest Lower Michigan will host dinner parties, inviting their friends to come to a benefit for the Charlevoix Area Humane Society. The parties can be themed, fancy or just a potluck. A number of area restaurants will also be participating with special pricing and a portion of the proceeds going to the shelter.
Party starting times can be varied; however, at 8 p.m. all participants are invited to a grand afterglow party at the Charlevoix Country Club's newly remodeled historic Shanahan Barn.  At the Afterglow, we will have desserts prepared by the best area restaurants in northern Michigan. There, you’ll  celebrate the fundraising results with cocktails and dancing to the live swing dance music of the Pine River Jazz Band.
Call the Charlevoix Area Humane Society at 231-582-6774 to register your party and estimated guest count, or send an email to


Taste of Harbor Springs

21st Annual TASTE OF HARBOR, September 20th (Saturday, Noon - 3PM) - If food is your passion, then this is the event for you. With a delicious history spanning 20 plus years, the Taste of Harbor Springs is one of the most popular events ever hosted by the Harbor Springs Area Chamber of Commerce. Visitors and residents alike enjoy the best of our area restaurants, food and beverage retailers and wine distributors. Always complimented by crisp, beautiful fall weather, the location on the waterfront in downtown Harbor Springs makes this a must-do for everyone in the area. Enjoy local favorites by local restaurants, delis, and gourmet shops all for a good cause. Tickets ($25) are on sale now at  


Walk The Mighty Mac

57th Annual Bridge Walk, Sept 1.                                                     
Join thousands of pedestrians as they participate in a long standing tradition, the LABOR DAY BRIDGE WALK. The walk begins at 7:00 a.m. on Labor Day and concludes at 11:00a.m. This is the only day of the year that walking the "Mighty Mac" is allowed. More info at


Golf Fore Manna

 6th annual Golf Fore Manna Charity Event 
Enjoy a great day of golf and help "feed the hungry throughout the north"!
The 6th annual Golf Fore Manna Charity Event will take place Thursday, September 4 at the Country Club of Boyne. The event includes 18 holes of championship golf, lunch from Stafford's Pier, dinner at the Country Club of Boyne, prizes, live and silent auction. There are sponsorship opportunities available.  The Manna Food Project is a nonprofit food bank and pantry, with a food rescue program, and Food 4 Kids Backpack Program. Manna serves more than 49,000 families in Antrim, Charlevoix and Emmet Counties. For information on registration, volunteering or donating please call 231.347.8852


Hopps of Fun

Hopps of Fun, Sept. 5-6 at Mackinaw Crossings                                
On September 5th & 6th, 2014 Mackinaw Crossings will host “Historic Depot Happy Hour Hopps of Fun".  This unique event will feature as extensive samplings of 50+ Award Winning Michigan Micro~Brewed beers and over 40 wines from Michigan’s four Internationally recognized wine regions.  Plenty of food, wine, beer, entertainment and fun!
Festival grounds are located at Mackinaw Crossings in Downtown Mackinaw City.


Help The Women's Resource Center

Women Can Women Do Lunch for the Women’s Resource Center
Bay Harbor Yacht Club, 11am on September 10th
More than a hundred volunteers ensure the success of Women Can/Women Do fundraising luncheons that raise needed dollars to help fund essential programs and services provided to women, children and families through the Women's Resource Center of Northern Michigan (WRCNM). To reserve a seat, or for more information, call the WRCNM administrative office at (231) 347-0067.


Run Little Traverse

Little Traverse Half Marathon and 10K Walk Run, Sept 27
Get ready for a unique, "must-do" running experience around Little Traverse Bay! The Outfitter of Harbor Springs presents the Little Traverse Half Marathon and 10K Run/Walk on Saturday, September 27. This point- to-point course around Little Traverse Bay is flat and fast offering a diverse route with incredible views of Lake Michigan. The half marathon starts in the Village of Bay Harbor and the 10k starts in Petoskey State Park with both races finishing at Zorn Park in Harbor Springs. Post race food and festivities, including a free Kids Run, are done in small-town style right on the waterfront. Calling all energetic volunteers! We need your help at the start line, on the course and at the finish line! To volunteer, register or for more info visit or call The Outfitter of Harbor Springs

Taste of Traverse City

Red Cross Blood Drives

Help The Manna Food Project