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Event List Northern Michigan

Now-April…Michigan State Police “Purses with a Purpose” – drop of new purses or tote bags with personal care items, blanket, comfort items for kids, slippers, socks, etc. to benefit the Women’s Resource Center of Northern Michigan. Designed to coincide with Sexual Assault Awareness Month in April. Donate during business hours at the Gaylord Police Post, Cheboygan County Prosecutor’s Office or Boyne City Boat Yard. Info:989-732-2778


Week of March 20


March 22 & 23…Free Student Music Festival 7pm at Cheboygan Opera House. March 22-Mackinaw City Concert Band, March 23-Cheboygan Middle & High School Concert Bands. Doors open at 6:30p.  Info:


March 24-25…Northland Players present “Kitchen Witches” dinner theater at the Eagles Club – Cheboygan. Tickets $27. Doors at 6, dinner 6:30, show 7:30p. Info: 231-627-4051


March 24,31…Lenten Fish Fry 4:30-7pm at St. Francis – Petoskey. Adults $15, 7-12 yr old $7, 6 & under free. Proceeds benefit the Brother Dan Pantry & Outreach. Info: 231-347-7423


March 24-26…Northwest Michigan RV & Camping Show at Grand Traverse County Civic Center. Fri & Sat 11a-8p, Sun 11-5p. Admission $7 person, seniors $6, kids 12 & under free. RVs, pop-ups, motorhomes, travel trailers, and more. Info:


March 25-26…Gaylord Gun & Knife Show at The Elllison Place. Dealers & collectors, firearm enthusiasts; buy, sell, trade. Sat 9-5, Sun 9-3. $7 adults, kids under 14 free w/paid adult. Info: 989-798-8709


March 25-26…Little Traverse Bay Humane Society Shelter Slumber Pawty! 12p-12p 24 Hour event with face painting, pizza party, movie, and more. Info: ltbhs.


March 26…”Green with Envy” Drag Brunch 11-1p at Castle Farms – Charlevoix. Northern Michigan Dragwives is raising money for Code Green, in support of EMS & Firefighter Suicide Prevention & Education and BASES Recovery Center of Charlevoix. Doors 10:30, Drag show 11-1. General Admission $40 (use discount code StopHate for $25 tickets) VIP tickets available. Info:


March 30…Whiting Park Selfie Scavenger Hunt 1-4p. Pick up instructions at the Green Building – Boyne City. Prizes. Register by March 28th. Info: 231-582-7040


March 31…Lantern Lit Hike 6-8p at Kids Creek Park – Traverse City. Self-guided. Meet at the trailhead between Kohl’s and Michael’s. Info:




April 1…Pancake breakfast & Easter egg hunt 8a-noon at Boyne Valley Fire & Rescue-Boyne Falls. Breakfast by donation. Info: 231-549-2000


April 1…Bowling down Main Street noon-2pm downtown Harbor Springs. Free hot cocoa & donuts for the kids, free bowling card, free ice cream. Info:


April 1…Easter Egg Hunt 2pm at Brownson Memorial Park – Kingsley. Games, fun prizes. Registration begins at 1:30. Ages 10 & under. Info: 231-263-5278


April 1…Easter Egg Hunt 10m at the Petoskey District Library for ages 2-6. Info:


April 1…Downtown Gaylord Annual Easter Egg Hop 11:30-1p. Info:


April 1…Spring Craft Show 9a-4p at the Indian River VFW. Benefits Mercy Home for Boys and Girls. Info:


April 1, May 6…Traditional Country Dance 7:30-10 at the Littlefield-Alanson Community Building-Alanson. $7 person/$10 couple/$15 family. All dance taught, no partner necessary, all ages. Part of the Bliss Fest Concert Dances program. Info:


April 2…Paradise Emergency Services Pancake Breakfast 8a-2p at Kingsley Area High School. $5 person/$15 family. Proceeds help fund new equipment. Info:


April 5… Community Potluck 6-8p at the Friendship Community Center – Suttons Bay. Bring a dish to pass. Info:


April 6…Easter Bunny Pizza Party 3:30-6:30 at the K of C Hall – Cheboygan. $5 person, includes slice of pizza, drink, goodie bag, visit with the Easter Bunny and a craft. Info: 231-445-9045


April 8…Downtown Cheboygan Easter Egg Hunt! Kids up to 5 at Washington Park; 6 & up at Major City Park. 10am, bring a basket or bag. Info:


April 8…Cedar Easter Eggstravaganza 11am downtown Cedar. Info:


April 8…Downtown Bunny Hop Scavenger Hunt and story time 10a-noon at participating businesses-Traverse City. Kids will be provided with a card full of fun items to find, once completed, turn in at Horizon Books for a chance to win an Easter basket of goodies. Story time with the mayor noon-1. Info:


April 8…East Jordan Lions Club Easter Fun & Games 10-11:30 at EJ Elementary. Games, prizes, giveaways Easter Bunny and more. Info:


April 8…East Egg Hunt 1pm at the Elmira Township Hall. 3 age groups. Bring your own basket or bag.


April 8…Easter Egg Hunt 10am at Mineral Springs Park – Frankfort. Info:


April 8…Easter Egg Hunt noon-2p at Johannesburg Christian Church. 4 age groups, ages 1-14. Registration starts at 11:30. Info:


April 8…Elk Rapids Easter Egg Hunt age 0-5 10a & ages 6-11 at 11am at Cherryland School. Downtown scavenger hunt noon-4p Info:


April 8…Easter Eggsperience Family Fun 11-1 at the Salvation Army Community Center – Traverse City. Crafts, egg hunts, family photo booth, ice cream truck, bounce houses, food and more. Free. Info:


April 8…Egg Scramble 11-1 at the Emmet County Fairgrounds – Petoskey. Info:


April 13…NCMC Annual Career Fair 11a-3p at the student community resource center. Networking, recruiting and interviews. Info:


April 13…Paint & Pour Party 5:30-8:30 at the Blue Pelican-Central Lake to benefit the Antrim County High Tea for Breast Cancer Prevention. $35. For reservations: 248-231-8820


April 14…Benefit Spaghetti Dinner & Auction 5pm at Mancelona High School. Raffle, basket raffles, door prizes and more. Info:


April 14-15…St. Ignace Home Show & Spring Expo & Gun Show at Little Bear East Arena. Fri 4-8p, sat 10-5p. Info:


April 15…Craft Show 9a-3p at the VFW 2780 post – Traverse City. Lunch special, bake sale, raffles, free admission. Proceeds help local Veterans. Info:


April 15…Cheboygan Kiwanis will be holding a Food Drive 9a-4p at the History Center in Cheboygan. Please, no outdated food. All proceeds will go to St.Thomas Food pantry, Northern Care Center, and District 4 Health for the WIC program.  Health and baby items are needed too. Info:


April 15…Wolverine Community School Fundraiser Pool Tournament noon-tournament ends at 2Wheel Tavern – Wolverine. 8 Ball partners, double elimination. $40 per team, silent auction, raffle. Registration deadline April 10th. Info: 231-525-8388


April 15-16…Kalkaska Gun & Knife Show at the Kaliseum Rec Center. Sat 9-5, Sun 9-3. $7 adults, kids 14 & under free w/adult. Info:


April 16…Traverse Symphony Orchestra Symphonic Series 3pm at Corson Auditorium-Interlochen Center for the Arts. $28-$65. Info:


April 22…Free admission at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore in celebration of National Parks Week.


April 22…Family Fun Fair 10-2p at Gaylord Middle School. Focus is on kids birth-8yrs, older siblings welcome. Free. Crafts, snacks, exploring, nature, building and more. Info:


April 22…Northern Michigan Cancer Crusaders Decades Dance 6-11p at the Boyne City Eagles Club. Come dressed as your favorite decade. Silent & ticket auction, cash bar, music, prizes. $6 donation. Info: 231-582-7585


April 22…Big Little Hero Race 9am NMC Main Campus – Traverse City. Wear your favorite superhero costume. $15-$30. The Fun Run is free and every participating child will receive a free cape. Awards, prizes, food and activities. Benefits Big Brothers/Big Sisters. Info: 231-330-9667


April 26…Crime Victim Awareness Walk 5:30p starting at the Cheboygan Opera House. Donations being accepted for the Women’s Resource Center. Info:


April 29…Grand Traverse Sheriff’s Department vs Detroit Lions Basketball Game 1-2:45p at Traverse City West high School. $20 person/$35 couple/$50 family. Lions will be signing autographs at halftime. Info:


April 29…Fallen Outdoors Benefit Dinner 3-7p at the American Legion – Cadillac. Lasagna dinner, raffle. Fallen Outdoors is a pno-profit that get Veterans/active duty back into the outdoors. Info: 231-944-4669


April 29…”A Recycled Night To Remember” Parents Prom 7pm at Indian River Golf Course. $50 person, limited tickets. Benefits the Inland Lakes Class of 2025. Heavy hors d’oeuvres, dancing, silent auction, cash bar and more. Info: 231-818-5239


April 29…Arts & Craft Fair 10-3p at Elk Rapids High School. Jewelry, baked goods, candles, local artists and more. Info:


Apri 30…8th Annual Autism Acceptance Walk. Registration begins at 9am, walk at 10am. Veterans Memorial Park – Boyne City. $10 person. Walk is about ½ mile. Prizes and family activities. Info: 231-347-9605


May 2023


May 3… Community Potluck 6-8p at the Friendship Community Center – Suttons Bay. Bring a dish to pass. Info:


May 6…13th Annual Mud, Sweat & Beers Fat Tire Mt. Bike Race at Mt. Holiday-Traverse City. Info:


May 7…Wine Walk 11-1 at Timber Ridge Resort – Traverse City. Wine, food, hike, music, prizes and more. Benefits the Smith Family Breast Health Center. $50-$55. Info:


May 13…Run-Walk for a Cure! 9a-11a downtown Charlevoix. Supports individuals battling breast cancer. Registration at 8. Entries with $30 or more in donations receive a commemorative t-shirt. Info:


May 14…Hard Hats & Hope Mother’s Day Brunch 10:30-1p at the K of C Hall-Cheboygan. Live music, silent auction, raffle, live music and more. Benefits Cheboygan County Habitat for Humanity. Info:


May 19-20…Buckley Old Engine Show & Swap Meet – Buckley. Tractors, engines, steam equipment, antique parts and more. Info:


May 19-21…National Morel Mushroom Festival – Boyne City


May 19-21…32nd Annual Zoo-de-Mackinac. Bicycle through beautiful areas starting at Boyne Highlands, 51 miles to mackinaw City, to Mackinac Island. Early registration $60, late $75. Info:


May 20…Otsego County Fire Department Pancake Breakfast 8a-11a at the fire station. All you can eat, dine in or take out. Suggested donation $10 adults/$5 kids. Benefits the OCFD Firefighters fund. Info: 989-732-8859


May 20…Outdoor Craft & Vendor Show 10-3p at the Village at Grand Traverse Commons – Traverse City. Jelelry, art, crafts, food and more. Info:


May 26-28…Cherry Capital Comic Con at Grand Traverse Resort & Spa. Info:


May 27…Petoskey Stone Festival at Barnes Park – Eastport


May 27, July 15, Aug 4, Sept 2…Arts & Crafts Shows 10-4p on River Street, downtown Elk Rapids. Info:


May 28…Cars in the Park – Northport. Info:


May 29…Memorial Day Parade – Alden



TFN…Harbor Light Community Chapel of Harbor Springs is collecting cans and bottle returns to help the less fortunate at 8220 Clayton Rd. All bottles and cans should be left next to their central trash bin in the main parking lot. Info: 231.347.5001 


Every Monday and Wednesday from noon-1pm Free Food Market is open in the parking lot of the Salvation Army Community Center on Barlow-Traverse City. Info:


TFN…The St. Thomas food pantry is open on a drive-thru basis every Monday 10a-1pm. Bring photo ID with current Cheboygan address, proof of household income and proof of address for all household residents. 332 Western Ave. Info: 231-627-3167


TFN…The Acme Christian Thrift Store is in need of volunteers 3-5p any day Tues-Sat. Info: 231-267-3002


Now-TFN…Hospice of Michigan is available to help families in need of compassionate hospice care for a loved one. Call 888-247-5701 or visit


TFN…The Cheboygan Rec Center is open on Monday and Wednesday for boys and Tues/Thurs for girls from 5:30-8pm. High school and adults 8pm-10:30pm. Must wear mask at all times.


TFN- The Northern Care Center is a medical clinic for those uninsured or underinsured. Patients are seen on Tuesday afternoon/evenings. Located at W State Street, Cheboygan. You need to wear a mask and when you come to the parking lot you need to call the clinic, first come first seen. They also have vouchers for product at Goodwill and personal hygiene products for those in need. Please knock on the door for product. Please call with any questions 231-333-3019.


TFN… Cheboygan County Veterans host a coffee hour the 4th Wednesday of the month, 9:00 a.m. at the American Legion - VFW Post on State Street, Cheboygan. Coffee provided by McDonald's and donuts courtesy of Family Fare.


Now – TFN…Antrim County Veterans Affairs Coffee Talks every 3rd Monday 9a at The Dam Shop – Elk Rapids and every 3rd Wed 8:30a at M88 Morning Grind. Info: 231-533-8499


TFN…Boyne City Market at the Pavilion every Saturday 9a-12:30p with local meats, baked goods, crafts, artesian food, live music and more. Info:


May 18-Oct 26…Downtown Farmer’s Market 9a-1p every Thursday-Charlevoix


June 9 – Oct 6…Elk Rapids Farmer’s Market 8a-noon. Info:


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