From Pirates to Pooches, there’s no shortage of fun this weekend!

There’s a just few days left to check out the Northwest Michigan Fair…You can spruce up your summer wardrobe Friday in Leland, or spend the day with swashbucklers in Boyne City! You’ll find fine art on the water in Charlevoix on Saturday, or head to Northport for some fun with your 4-legged friends! 


Northwest Michigan Fair, Through Saturday, August 14th

Come out to see the 4-H animals, take a spin on the midway, grab some Gibby’s fries and other goodies, stroll through the exhibit barns, and catch a great show at the Grandstands! Get the complete schedule of events at


Leland Summer Clothing Sale, Friday, August 13th, 10am-6pm, Downtown Leland and Fishtown

Follow the red balloons for end-of season deals at participating stores…it’s the perfect time to treat yourself to that item you’ve had your eye on all season long! Learn more at


Boyne City Pirate Fest, August 11-14th

Friday, its “The Invasion”-decorate your ship and join the crazy flotilla. Plus, the Remedee performs under the tent from 8-11pm. Saturday, join the Pirate Parade, check out the Highlander Games, sing along with Sea Shanty performers, street buskers, even mermaids! Get all the info at


Charlevoix Waterfront Art Fair, Saturday, August 14th, 9am-6pm, East Park

Featuring some of the nation’s finest artists and craftsmen who have been chosen from hundreds of applicants. This always makes for an exceptional show, with works on display from watercolor and oils, photography and fiber arts, glasswork, pottery and more.


Northport Dog Parade, Saturday, August 14th, Noon

Dress up with your pooch and join the parade! This year’s theme is “A Space Pawdessey”.

The parade route will start at the DPW and run down Mill Street, ending at the Sailing School. Pre event registration is $5 in person at Pennington Collection, Dog Ear Books or Enjoy Michigan, or $6 online at Registration will be $10 on the day of the event, starting at 10:30am.


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