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Summer Calendar

Erin Cowell - June 14th, 2010
Super Summer Calendar Your ticket to a season of fun
By Erin Crowell
There’s no excuse for boredom this summer – from live concerts and
classic car shows to community nights and fun festivals, we’ve got
your summer fun lineup. As always, check websites for the most
up-to-date information.
See you out and about this season!

June-Sept.: Stargazing-Public Viewing, TC
June -Oct.: Good Hart Market Days
June 15-August 13: Charlotte Ross Lee Concerts in the Park Series, Petoskey
June 16-August 14: Bay View Music Festival
June 18-20: Antiques on the Bay Vintage & Antique Car Show, St. Ignace
June 18-20: In-Water Boat Show, Bay Harbor
June 18-Sept. 4: (Saturdays) Stone Circle Gatherings, Kewadin
June 19: Northport Lighthouse & Maritime Festival
June 19-20: Wings Over Gaylord
June 19-26: Artists of the Straits, Cheboygan
June 20-Sept. 5: Michigan Watercolor Society’s 63rd Exhibition, Traverse City
June 23-June 27: Mt Pleasant Summer Festival
June 23: Pigeon River Summer Solstice Canoe & Kayak Tour, Indian River
June 23-Aug. 25: (Wednesdays) Governor’s Summer Residence Tour, Mack. Island
June 23-Sept. 15: (Wednesdays) Northern Rods ‘n Ride Car Show, Indian River
June 23: (Wednesday) Festival Chamber Music Concert, Bayview
June 24: Boat the New Inland Waterway Preserve, Harbor Springs
June 24-Aug. 26: (Wednesdays) Classic Car Nights, Bellaire
June 24: Billy Jewell & Charlie Reager, Cheboygan
June 24-July 3: “Joseph & the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat,” Traverse City
June 25-27: Roar to Shore, Traverse City
June 25-Sept. 3: (Fridays) Stroll the Streets, Boyne City
June 25-27: Great Lakes Energy Fair, Onekama
June 25: Annual Waterfront Wine Festival, Harbor Springs
June 25: Summer Soltice Art & Wine Walk, Suttons Bay
June 25: Leland Summer Twilight Art Walk
June 25-Sept. 3: (Fridays) Music in Marina Park, Northport
June 25: Reba McEntire, Soaring Eagle, Mt. Pleasant
June 25-27: Wellington Farm Park Dairy Days, Roscommon
June 25-July 3: “Annie Get Your Gun,” Manistee
June 25-27: Northland Players Children’s Theatre, “Tom T,” Cheboygan
June 26: Kalkaska Airport Fly-In
June 26: Chuckwagon Supper & Show, Onekama
June 26: Colonial Kids’ Day, Colonial Michilimackinac
June 26: The Village Voices & Northport Community Band, Northport
June 26: Wheels4Wellness Bike Ride, Crystal Lake
June 26: Take a Kid Fishing, Frankfort
June 26: Three Men and a Tenor, Glen Arbor
June 26: Day on the Canal, Cadillac
June 26: Art Rapids, Elk Rapids
June 26-27: Annual Summer Solstice Art Show, Charlevoix
June 26: John Michael Montgomery, Odawa Casino, Petoskey
June 27: Fine Arts & Craft Show, Mackinaw City
June 27: Strawberry Social & Classic Car Show, Grand Traverse Pavilions
June 27: Log Cabin Days Celebration, Cadillac
June 30: Bela Fleck, Zakir Hussain & Edger Meyer, Interlochen
June 30-Aug. 6: Leland Summer Music
June 30-Aug. 25: (Wednesdays) Evenings at the Gazebo, Boyne City

July 1: Tiger Bear John, Cheboygan
July 1-11: Shakespeare’s “Macbeth,” Interlochen
July 1-4: Cedar Polka Fest
July 1-Sept. 2: (Thursdays) Street Musique,
Harbor Springs
July 1-Aug. 26 (Thursdays) Music in the Park, Beulah
July 1-Aug. 26: (Thursdays), Upbeat Cadillac…jazz & blues
July 1-9: Musical Revue “Razzle Dazzle,” Bay View
July 1- 4: Manistee National Forest Festival
July 2-Aug. 8: Manitou Music Festival, Glen Arbor
July 2-3: Otsego County Fair Classic & Custom Car, Truck, Bike Show
July 2-3: Summer Day in Paradise, Mackinaw City
July 3: Boogie-woogie pianist Bob Milne, Northport
July 3: The Capitol Steps, Interlochen
July 3: New Reformation Jazz Band, Mack. City
July 3: Monster Truck Madness, Mt. Pleasant
July 3-10: National Cherry Festival, Traverse City
July 4: Free Sailing, Harbor Springs
July 4: WY Symphony Orchestra “An Independence Day Celebration,” Interlochen
July 4-7: An American Picnic, Fort Mackinac
July 4: Parade and fireworks happening at a town near you
July 4: The Verve Pipe, Soaring Eagle, Mt. Pleasant
July 5-Aug. 23: (Mondays) Concerts in the Park, Onekama
July 6-Aug. 27: (Fridays) Dominic Fortuna Dinner Show, “Jukebox Gold”
July 7: 27th Annual Art Fair, Nub’s Nob
July 8: Taj Mahal & Shemekia Copeland, Interlochen
July 8: Concert Series w/ Blue Heron, Cheboygan
July 8-Aug. 1: Horse Shows by the Bay, TC
July 9-11: 30th Annual Blissfest Music Festival, Petoskey
July 9: Tumbao Bravo, Michigan Legacy Art Park
July 9: “Choo-Choo Soul w/ Genevieve!” Interlochen
July 9-10: Bear Lake Days
July 9-10: Boyne Thunder Performance Boats Event, Boyne City
July 10: Oktoben German Band, Mackinaw City
July 10: Dave Bennett Trio 50s Show, Northport
July 10: Horton Creek bluegrass, Cheboygan
July 10: Beulah Art in the Park
July 10: Joan Jett & the Blackhearts, Odawa Casino, Petoskey
July 10-11: Charlevoix Arts & Crafts Show
July 10-11: 42nd Annual Juried Arts Festival, Cheboygan
July 11: WY Symphony Orchestra w/ David Shifrin, Interlochen
July 13: Collage, Interlochen
July 13-14: Flower Show, Harbor Springs
July 13: 2nd Annual Garden Walk & Craft Show, Cheboygan
July 13-17: Gaylord Alpenfest
July 13-Aug. 31: (Tuesdays) Concert Series in Mackinaw City
July 13-18: Indian River Summerfest
July 14: Post Comedy Theatre w/ Robert Post, Interlochen
July 14: Street Legends Car Show, Charlevoix
July 14-Aug. 18: Wandering Wednesdays w/ live music, Bellaire
July 15: Concert Series w/ Whitmore 4 & Company, Cheboygan
July 15: D’Art for Art, Cheboygan
July 15-17: Beaver Island Music Festival
July 15: Punch Brothers, Petoskey
July 15: 4th Annual Meadowbrook Jamboree, Bellaire
July 16: Senior Center Picnic, Car & Crafts Show, Kalkaska
July 16: Shepard’s Folly, Michigan Legacy Art Park
July 16-17: Festival of the Arts, Cadillac
July 16-18: Kaleva Days
July 16-Aug. 27: (Fridays) Dominic Fortuna Dinner Show, Bellaire
July 17: Punch Brothers w/ Chris Thile & Loudon Wainwright III, Interlochen
July 17: Native American Art Fair, Harbor Springs
July 17: Cherry Jubilee, Ellsworth
July 17: Empire Anchor Days, Glen Arbor
July 17: Encore Winds Concert, Alden
July 17: Roscommon River Festival
July 17: Annual Car Show, Charlevoix
July 17: Art in the Park, Petoskey
July 17: Huron Shores Chorus, Mackinaw City
July 17-18: Port Huron to Mackinac Yacht Race
July 17-24: Michigander Bicycle Tour (See Cheboygan Chamber website)
July 18-24: 80th Annual Venetian Festival, Charlevoix
July 19: Carrie Newcomer & Phil Gulley, Petoskey
July 21: Glen Lake Woman’s Club Art Fair
July 21: Crystal Lake Summer Fine Arts & Crafts Fair, Beulah
July 21: Peter & Paul: A Tribute to Mary, Interlochen
July 21: West Austrian Winds Concert, Cadillac
July 21: “Swingshift & the Stars” band concert, Mancelona
July-Aug. 4: (Wednesdays) Live Music, Bellaire
July 22-24: Kewadin Casino‘s 25th Anniversary Summer Festival w/Brett Michaels, Meat Loaf, Vince Neil & More
July 22: The Oak Ridge Boys, Interlochen
July 22-24: Bay View Opera, “The Magic Flute,” Petoskey
July 22-25: Walloon Lake Tractor, Engine & Craft Show
July 23-28: Art Leelanau Benefit & Exhibition, Leland
July 23: 50th Anniversary of the 60s with Gemini, Cheboygan
July 23-Aug. 20: Friday Night Live, Traverse City
July 23-25: Arcadia Daze
July 23-25: “Manistee Radio Show”
July 23: Detour, Michigan Legacy Art Park
July 24: Alan Jackson, Soaring Eagle, Mt. Pleasant
July 24: Comedian Leanne Morgan, Interlochen
July 24: Sawyer Brown, Odawa Casino, Petoskey
July 24: Traverse Outdoor Art Fair
July 24-25: Fiber Arts Show, Charlevoix
July 24: Inland Seas Music Festival, Suttons Bay
July 24: 9th Annual Bluegrass Festival, Kalkaska
July 25: Air National Guard Band of the Northwest, Mackinaw City
July 25: WY Symphony Orchestra w/ Phillippe Quint, Interlochen
July 26: Parker String Quartet, Interlochen
July 27: Cloud Cult w/ Pomegranates, Interlochen
July 27-Aug. 1: Traverse City Film Festival
July 28-Aug. 5: Lakeside Shakespeare Festival, “King Lear,” Frankfort
July 28-31: Baroque on Beaver Island
July 29 & 31: 32nd Annual Salt River Bluegrass Festival, Mt. Pleasant
July 29: Fishtown SHANTY AID, Leland
July 29: Concert Series w/ Sesame Street Gang, Cheboygan
July 29:Lakeside Shakespeare Festival, “As You Like It,” Frankfort
July 30: Creed & Theory of a Deadman, Soaring Eagle, Mt. Pleasant
July 30-Aug. 1: Alba Days
July 30: Flat Broke Blues Band, Petoskey
July 30: Sister Wilene, Michigan Legacy Art Park
July 31: Art Center Traverse City presents The 50th Annual Outdoor Artfair, on the campus of Northern Michiganwestern Michigan College
July 31: Ignace Saints Steel Band, Mackinaw City
July 31-Aug. 1: Top O’Michigan Boat Races, Indian River
July 31-Aug. 1: Little Traverse Bay Regatta, Harbor Springs
July 31-Aug. 14: “My Fair Lady,” Northport

Aug. 1: Coastal Swim Crawl, Harbor Springs
Aug. 3: Billy Dean in Concert, Cheboygan
Aug. 4-7: Harbor Days, Elk Rapids
Aug. 4-25: (Wednesdays) Music in the Hills, Traverse City
Aug. 5: Concert Series w/ Nate King, Cheboygan
Aug. 5-8: HS Musical Theater, “Aida,” Interlochen
Aug. 5-8: Onekama Days
Aug. 5-7:“The Wizard of Oz,” Bay View, Gaylord
Aug. 6: Sally Rogers
Aug. 6: Paella in the Park—a culinary event, Traverse City
Aug. 6-8: Annual Polish Festival, Boyne Falls
Aug. 6-8: DuneGrass Festival, Empire
Aug. 6-8: Houghton Lake Historical Society Village Days
Aug. 6-8: Cheboygan Salmon Tourney
Aug. 6-Sept.: Fridays at the Log Cabin, Kaleva
Aug. 7-8: Antiques at the Fairgrounds, Petoskey
Aug. 7: Pig Roast & Family Festival, Northport
Aug. 7: Annual Saginaw Chippewa Tribal National Pow Wow, Mt. Pleasant
Aug. 7: Mackinaw Area Historic Festival, Mackinaw City
Aug. 7: Bay Harbor Art Fair
Aug. 7: Plein-air Paint Out! Glen Arbor
Aug. 7: Collective Soul, Odawa Casino, Petoskey
Augs. 7: Boats on the Boardwalk, Traverse City
Aug. 7-8: Torch Lake Artisans Guild Quilt Show
Aug. 7-8: Mozart and a Premier, Traverse City
Aug. 7-8: Suttons Bay Art Festival
Aug. 8: Les Preludes: From the New World, Interlochen
Aug. 8: Legends, Labyrinths & Lore, Harbor Springs
Aug. 8: Alden Classic Sports Car Show
Aug. 8-14: Northwestern Michigan Fair, Traverse City
Aug. 9: Lyle Lovett, Interlochen
Aug. 9-10: Astronomy Under Sail
Aug. 9-15: Cheboygan County Fair
Aug. 10: “A Prairie Home Companion” Tour, Interlochen
Aug. 10: Summer Singers Concert, Glen Arbor
Aug. 12: Tunnel of Trees Fun Rally Car Show, Harbor Springs
Aug. 12: Concert Series w/ Reager Brothers, Cheboygan
Aug. 12-15: Antrim County Fair, Bellaire
Aug. 12-15: Buckley Old Engine Show
Aug. 13: David Sanborn, Interlochen
Aug. 13: Tour de Tart, Traverse City
Aug. 13-14: Port Oneida Fair
Aug. 13-14: Glen Arbor Art Association Gallery Show
Aug. 13-15: Alanson Riverfest
Aug. 13-14: Shoreline Bike Tour, Harbor Springs
Aug. 13-15: Ironworkers Festival, Mackinaw City
Aug. 13-14: Kalkaska Sidewalk Sales
Aug. 13: Native Comedy, Odawa Casino, Petoskey
Aug. 13-22: Neil Simon Three Act Comedy, Manistee
Aug. 14: An Evening with Mario Batali, Traverse City
Aug. 14: Walk & Run Petoskey
Aug. 14: Waterfront Art Fair, Charlevoix
Aug. 14: Bay Day, Traverse City
Aug. 14: Leelanau Wine & Food Fest, Haserot Park
Aug. 14: Phil Dirt & the Dozers, Cheboygan
Aug. 14: Encore Vocal Arts, Petoskey
Aug. 14: Northport Dog Parade
Aug. 14-31: Model Train Exhibit, Alden
Aug. 14-15: Annual Antique Auto Show & Flea Market, Boyne City
Aug. 14-15: Odawa Homecoming Jiingtamok Pow Wow, Harbor Springs
Aug. 14: Jeff Dunham, Mt. Pleasant
Aug. 15: Benzie Area Symphony Orchestra, Benzonia
Aug. 16-Aug. 21: Enso String Quartet, Interlochen
Aug. 17: World’s 3rd Largest Coffee Break, Bellaire
Aug. 19: Lobster Fest Fundraiser Dinner, Grand Traverse Lighthouse
Aug. 19: Foreigner, Interlochen
Aug. 19-21: Riverfest, Cheboygan
Aug. 19-Aug. 22: Hoxeyville Music Festival
Aug. 20: Josh Turner w/ Jason Jones
Aug. 20-21: Festival on the Bay, Petoskey
Aug. 20-22: Bellaire Merchants Sidewalk Sales
Aug. 20-22: Rubber Ducky Festival, Bellaire
Aug. 21: Lion’s Club Fly-In, Drive-In, Northport
Aug. 21: 5th Annual Tractor Meet, Kalkaska
Aug. 21-22: Peshawbestown Traditional Pow Wow
Aug. 21: Yuki & Tomoko Mack Duo Pianists, Northport
Aug. 21: Collector Car Show, Frankfort
Aug. 21: Grand Traverse Chorus of Sweet Adelines
Aug. 21-28: Otsego Couny Fair
Aug. 22: Bike Benzie Tour
Aug. 22-29: Third Coast Bicycle Festival, TC
Aug. 24-29: Emmet-Charlevoix County Fair, Petoskey
Aug. 24: Brandi Carlile w/ Watson Twins, Interlochen
Aug. 26: Billy Jewell & Chip, Cheboygan
Aug. 26-28: Guitar Festival, Interlochen
Aug. 27-28: Traverse City Microbrew and Music Festival
Aug. 27-29: Kalkaska County Fair
Aug. 27-29: Benzie Fishing Frenzy
Aug. 27-28: Corvette Crossroads Auto Show, Mackinaw City
Aug. 27-29: Honor Co-Ho Festival
Aug. 28: KC and the Sunshine Band, Odawa Casino, Petoskey
Aug. 28: Alden Depot Art Festival
Aug. 28: Old 27 Tour, Cheboygan
Aug. 29: Mackinaw Fine Arts & Craft Show, Mackinaw City
Aug. 31-Sept. 5: Manistee County Fair

Sept. 3-6: 3rd Annual Chain O’ Lakes Campground Music Fest, Bellaire
Sept. 3-4: Boyne City Labor Day Car Show
Sept. 4: Billy Idol & Slash, Mt. Pleasant
Sept. 4-5: Northern Michigan Potters, Sculptures Guild Exhibit, Leland
Sept. 4: Song of the Lakes, Mackinaw City
Sept. 4-5: Royal Craft Show, Gaylord
Sept. 6: 53rd Annual Mackinac Bridge Walk
Sept. 6: Labor Day Bridge Walk/Party, Glen Lake

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