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
Stroll The Streets
Stroll The Streets Boyne City, Fridays thru Aug 29
Stroll the Streets fills downtown Boyne City with music and fun every Friday night. Special activities include magicians, caricature artists, face-painters and balloon-twisters. Great fun for the whole family.
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!
Elk Rapids Harbor Days, July 30- Aug. 2nd.
Events & Activities include Comedy at the Cinema, Paddlebuoy races, harborun, parade, fireworks, chocolate bake off, diaper derby, toddler trot, Ballin’ at the Bay, pet show, sandcastle building, senior luncheon, carnival, musical entertainment, “The Lego Movie” in the park, kid’s day, bake sale, penny scramble, and more.
Harbor Days is traditionally known to have one of the best fireworks displays in northern Michigan, provided by world famous Zambelli’s pyrotechnics. Imagine relaxing on the beach or your boat after a busy day and watching the dazzling array of fireworks lighting up the evening sky and reflecting into the water below.
TC Film Festival
Traverse City Film Festival, July 29-Aug 3
With an outstanding selection of independent, foreign, and documentary films, as well as premieres, parties, panel discussions and lectures about the world of film, the Traverse City Film Festival is back with the best line up ever. Most events are held near downtown -- at the vintage State Theatre, Bijou by the Bay, the City Opera House, and the Old Town Playhouse – but there are also many free festival opportunities including the family movies shown each night at an outdoor screen at Open Space Park on the shore of West Grand Traverse Bay. Movies include;
Tuesday, July 29 -Jaws
Wednesday, July 30 - Jurrasic Park
Thursday, July 31 - Casablanca
Friday, August 1 - Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope
Saturday, August 2 - The Goonies
Sunday, August 3 - The Wizard of Oz
Get the complete lineup and buy tickets at TraverseCityFilmFest.org.
It's A Lights Out Challenge
Lights Out Across the Bay Challenge! 'Lights Out Across the Bay!' dark-sky challenge is set for Tuesday July 29, 2014 between Harbor Springs and Petoskey. The Little Traverse Bay area enjoys the unique and prestigious distinction of being near to the home of one of only 12 International Dark Sky Parks in the U.S. and one of 17 now in the world - Emmet County's Headlands Park Property. The challenge? See which community can achieve greater darkness on Tuesday from 10:30 to 11:30 p.m. The event is timed to coincide with the peak of the Delta Aquarid Meteor Shower, one of the most popular meteor showers of the year. Area residents, guests and business owners can show their support by signing a Lights Out Pledge and posting their support in residence windows or at the entrance to business locations. More information is available at emmetcounty.org. To learn more about the International Dark Sky Park at the Headlands, visit www.emmetcounty.org/darkskypark or (231) 348-1704.
Classic Boat Show
Classic Boats on the Boardwalk, Aug. 2nd from 10-4
Organized by the Water Wonderland Chapter of the Antique and Classic Boat Society, Inc., this is a judged show located along the Boardman River boardwalk in Traverse City. Admission is free.
Featuring 50 boats, circa 1900 through current wooden classics. Boats on display usually include high-powered mahogany runabouts, hydroplanes, outboards, vintage engines, powered launches, wooden canoes, and rowboats. Live musical entertainment and lunch available.
Goin' To The Fair
Northwest Michigan Fair, Aug 2-9
Going to the fair…..Exhibits, barn dance, 4-H live stock shows, carnival, Grand Stand shows, tough truck competition, great food. Midway open 10am-11pm.
Located at 3606 Blair Townhall Road (south of Chum's Corners on M 37), Traverse City. Admission fee.
Bayside Music Festival
St Ignace Bayside Music Festival
A series of bands will entertain crowds in downtown St Ignace Saturday, August 2nd for the Bayside Music Festival. There will be family games, a beer and wine tent, food concession, and a fireworks display at dusk. You can find all of the action in the marina parking lot starting at 4pm.
Summer Fun in East Jordan
Summer Concert Series
Friday, August 1st at 7pm the summer concert series in East Jordan continues! Come out and hear The Blood Sisters featuring award winning musicians Barbara Payton, Mary McGuire and Michelle Chenard. They will take the stage in the Memorial Park bandshell. The band will perform a variety of Blues, Folk, and Rock. Come down and enjoy some FREE Family fun!