JANUARY 30th & Feb 27 2013 MOONLIGHT SKI: Big M Cross Country Ski Area by the Manistee Cross Country Ski Council – from 7 until 9 p.m. . Information on the Big M and the Manistee Cross Country Ski Council is available at the website www.skibigm.org.
Jan., 26th Snowmobile Poker Run Oak Grove Tavern Irons, Mi. On The Irons Trail System. About A 50 Mile Ride. Register At 9 a.m. Be Back By 6 pm. $5 Admission plus 50/50 Raffles. **Snow out Date February 3rd
Feb 4 thru Feb 7 2014 North American Snow Festival Cadillac, Mi.
Cadillac’s Annual Winter Festival! We are working on improving all the events to make the 2012 snow fest better than ever. Call 231-775-0657 or 1-800-22-LAKES
Feb., 9th Snowmobile Poker Run Twin Creek Inn, 1105 East Old 63 Highway, Luther, Mi. On The Irons Trail System. About A 50 Mile Ride. Register At 9 a.m. Be Back By 6 pm. $5 Admission plus 50/50 Raffles **Snow out Date February 16th
Feb. 13th & 14th Free Fishing Weekend
Feb 18th - 20st Traverse City Cherry Capital Winter Wonderfest
FEBRUARY 26 MOONLIGHT SKI: Big M Cross Country Ski Area by the Manistee Cross Country Ski Council – from 7 until 9 p.m. . Information on the Big M and the Manistee Cross Country Ski Council is available at the website www.skibigm.org.
April 1st fishing opens on The Little Manistee
APRIL 23 EASTER EGG HUNT FRANKFORT
APRIL 30 Trout Season Opens
APRIL 30 Pike season in Lower Peninsula OPENS
MAY 5TH - 14 BIKERS BREAKFAST NORMAN TOWNSHIP HALL, WELLSTON, MI
MAY 5TH - 15 LUDINGTON WINE & ART BY THE WATER
Annual Mesick Women's Club
Hobby & Craft Show
Always Mother's Day Weekend
May 9th - 11th Mesick Mushroom Festival
Celebration of the morel mushroom harvest. Flea market, arts/craft show, live music, carnival, baseball tournament, horseshoe tournament, parade on Saturday, & mushroom contest and food wagons. Mesick. (231) 885-2679Mud Bog
MAY 14TH SANDCASTLES CHILDRENS MUSEUM OPENS
May 17th - 20th Boyne City Mushroom Festival 47th Annual National Morel Mushroom Festival Boyne City, Michigan (231) 582-6222
always the weekend after Mother's day.
May 16th 35th ANNUAL Blessing of the Bikes, Baldwin, Michigan
Gates Open At 9:00AM - Blessing at 1:00PM Baldwin Airport
DONATIONS: $5.00 per bike and $2.00 per walk-in
"Always the THIRD SUNDAY of May" the 2014, 35th annual of "Michigan's ORIGINAL Blessing Of The Bikes" (motorcycles) will be held rain or shine Sunday, May 17 at the Baldwin Airport (M-37, just South of the Village of Baldwin). The 2007 Blessing WAS the 35th Blessing. We want to make this one the best one ever!!! This is Michigans "ORIGINAL" BLESSING OF THE BIKES. There will be a Blessing of the Bikes Market Place held again this year. The Market Place is held right downtown, just behind the Baldwin Business Center. The actual Blessing is held at the airport with the gates opening at 9 am and the Blessing at 1 pm. Walk-ins welcome. No pets please. A small donation is requested, with proceeds benefiting local charitable causes, especially Senior's programs. Event is sponsored by the ara-Dice Motorcycle Club of Grand Rapids. PLEASE NOTE: THERE ARE NO FOR-PROFIT VENDORS AT THE AIRPORT; ONLY LAKE COUNTY CHAMBER MEMBER NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS VEND INSIDE AIRPORT GATES.
June 11th & 12th FREE Fishing Weekend in Michigan
June 18th LUMBERJACK 100 Mountain Bike Race at the BIG M Cross Country Ski area in Wellston. The BigMf'er is back for it's second straight year. Founder's Brewing Company presents the Founder's Lumberjack 100 and the michigan Single speed Championships! Michigan's only 100 mile Singlespeed Championship Mountain Bike Race. This 99% single track course is comprised of 4 25-mile loops, 8 thousand feet of total elevation gain and deep forest scenery. For more info. www.lumberjack100.com or www.kisscross.com
June 23th -26th Irons Flea Roast & Ox Market: This event includes a parade, Las Vegas night, carnival, horsehoe pitching contest, softball tournament, the Ox Market (a huge flea market) plus dancing, musical entertainment and festive fireworks. Sponsored by the Irons Area Tourist Association.
Saturday, JUNE 30TH THRU MONDAY, July 4th, 2014 36th Annual Summer Art Fair
JUNE 30TH - JULY 4TH Manistee National Forest Festival Largest 4th of July celebration in the state, Grand Parade, Kiddie Parade, Venetian Boat Parade, juried arts & crafts, 10K, 5K run/walk, bike, raft, and bed races. tours of the National Forest., tournaments, beach dances, Century Boat Show, Classic Car Show, entertainment and fun for the whole family capped off with fireworks display over Lake Michigan. For more information contact the Manistee Area Chamber of Commerce 231-723-2575.
July 24th Western Michigan Fair Begins U. S. 10 Ludington
Scottville Summer Concert Series
July 27th Fun Fridays @ Sandcastles Childrens Museums
5k Run/ walk & Kids 1 mile run
July 28th Scottville Farmers Weekly Market
July 28 th Ludington Stearns Park Spike the Wave
Rythm & Dunes Concert Water Front Park Pavillion
July 30th Science Camp @ Ludington Libraty
July 31st Creative Kids Day @ Sandcastles Museum Ludington
Scottvile Concert Series
July 28th - Aug 1st Traverse City Film Festival
Saturday August 9, 2014 Firemans Ball *
Annual Street Fair and Car Show - 2nd Saturday in August Lake City
Festival of the Pines - Third weekend in September Lake City
Heritage Park Council Arts and Craft Fair - August *
MANISTEE Aug 10-11 Downtown Side Walk Sales
Aug 11 - 12 Gold Coast Artisan Fair
Ludington City Park
July 27th - Aug 1st - Traverse City Film Festival
The Traverse City Film Festival will be an annual event in Northern Michigan. The annual film festival will have more films, more days, more venues, more activities, and more fun. There will be more parties and premieres, more family and children's films, as well as more panel discussions featuring actors, directors, writers and other film industry representatives. More details to follow. For more information call (231) 392-1134 or visit traversecityfilmfestival.org.
Aug 8th - 16th Northern District Fair
August 9 Gold Coast Artisan Fair Ludington
Aug 14th Buckly Old Engine Show
August 15, 2014 Leelanau Wine and Food Festival
Aug 22nd Green Acres Car Festival in Cadillac
August 23rd- 24th, 2014 Traverse City Summer Microbrew & Music Festival
Aug 30, 2014 Festival of Races
Aug 31st Hoxeyville Classic Car Show
Aug 29 - Sept 1, 2014 Hughston's Cow Camp & Rodeo
September 2014 St. Bernard's 55th Annual Labor Day Festival Call 231-266-5155 for more info.
Sept 7 NM3 Rock N Rides Car Show in Cadillac *
Sept 8th Port City Street Fair Manistee
Sept 8th Port City Street Fair
September 12-13. http://www.mesickfallfestival.org/
Sept 14 3rd Annual Street Fair Manistee
Sept 14 3rd Annual Street Fair Manistee
Sept 27th Cadillac raft Beer Classic Car Show
Sept 27th Cadillac raft Beer Classic Car Show
For the latest Fishing info http://www.pilgrimvillagefishing.com/
Saddle up and head to "OAK GROVE COWBOY WEEKEND" in IRONS. For more information call (800) 245-3240
Archery Deer Season Opens
Wild Turkey season opens
By permit only - Check with DNR
OCT 26 Childrens Halloween Party @ Skinner Park
Oct 26 Hudson Farm Fall Festival
Oct 27th Boos Brews & Brats Manistee
NOVEMBER 15 Firearms Deer Season
Annual Irons Community Buck Pole
NOVEMBER 21st 20th Annual Charity Hat Auction held at Oak Grove Tavern Hats from around the world. Always the Fri & Sat Thanksgiving Weekend.
12/01/2014- 1/1/2015 Archery Deer - Late Season Opens
Ludington's "Aglow on the Avenue" Parade
December 5, 2014
DECEMBER TBA KALEVA ART GALLERY OPEN HOUSE CHRISTMAS SALE: Noon til 5pm. Refreshments will be available. The address is corner of Aura and Wuoksi St., Downtown Kaleva. The Kaleva Art gallery is celebrating its 11th year as an arts and crafts gift store with over 25 local artists' work for sale, 231-362-2749
DECEMBER TBA KALEVA HISTORICAL SOCIETY CHRISTMAS OPEN HOUSE: 3 p.m.-6 p.m., 1455 Wuoksi St., Kaleva, MI. The famous Bottle House Museum will be decorated in traditional style with Finnish Heaven, music on the hour and refreshments. The Historical Society is celebrating 25 years at the Bottle House, 231-362-3793
DECEMBER TBA CHRISTMAS IN BEAR LAKE: Bear Lake School, Cody Street. County's original living nativity procession, pageant, sing-along, live music concert, jingle bell race, arts & crafts, face painting, children's games, hay rides, chili cook-off, sloppy Joe concession. Visit with Santa, puppet show. Presented by Bear Lake Promoters, Gloria Edwards, 231-864-3127, www.bearlakemichigan.com
DECEMBER TBA OLD FASHIONED CHRISTMAS: 4 p.m.-8 p.m., open house tours of Marilla Museum and Pioneer Place, caroling, concert, serving full meal, and special displays, 231-362-3430. Donations accepted.
DECEMBER 21 WINTER SOLSTICE: Celebrated in Kaleva by lighting the cemetery with over 600 luminaries. This tradition is a community effort to light the longest night by placing candles in paper bags on loved ones graves in the Kaleva cemetery. Meet at 4 pm. across from the cemetery on Kaleva St. to help. The beautiful, moving sight can be enjoyed the whole evening, 231-362-3793.
DECEMBER TBA WEEKEND ENTERTAINMENT: Join the fun in The Grove, Little River Casino Resort, M-22 and US 31, 1-888-568-2244. Featuring: tba 9 p.m.-1 a.m. NO CHARGE!
DECEMBER 31 SPECIAL NEW YEAR"S EVE: Join the fun in The Grove, Little River Casino Resort, M-22 and US 31, 1-888-568-2244. Featuring: tba, 9 p.m.-1 a.m. NO CHARGE!