52nd Annual Buckley Old Engine Show: August 15-18. Over 1,000 antique steam, gas & diesel tractors, 400 lot flee market, 600+ antique gas & oil engines, 1800's sawmill, 1918 steam train rides, 1948 Spirit of Traverse City steam train rides, arts & crafts, wood shop & wood crafts, tractor games, farm exhibits & much more.
Hoxeyville Music Fest: Aug. 16-18. Featuring Railroad Earth, Leftover Salmon, Billy Strings, Dave Bruzza, Keller & The Keels, Anders Osborne, Fruition, The Go Rounds, May Erlewine & The Motivations, The Crane Wives & many others. Daily passes: $30. Located a half mile west of the intersection of M-37 & W 48 1/2 (Hoxeyville) Rd.
Paint Grand Traverse: Free Painting Demos: Paint Grand Traverse is a week-long plein air painting festival & competition featuring artists from across the country. Watch live as they paint their way around the bays & shorelines; through the vineyards & orchards; & around the historic villages & vibrant downtowns. The event will take place August 12-18. Visit paintgrandtraverse.com to discover where to find artists each day.
"Impressions Small Works Showcase": Presented by the American Impressionist Society. Nearly 200 original paintings from artists across the nation will be on display for this showcase. Runs through Aug. CTAC will host a four-day Impressionist plein air paint out in the Petoskey area on June 5–8, which will culminate with a “wet paint sale” & opening reception from 5-8pm on Sat., June 8. There will also be live painting demonstrations ...
"Small Works, Big Impact: Community College Project": Over 100 community members, ages 3 to 80+ created work for this exhibition. It is a fundraiser & as the work sells, it is taken off the wall. Runs through Aug. 16.
32nd Annual Rubber Ducky Festival: Aug. 12-18. Featuring the Bay Area Big Band, Community Paddle Event, Commission on Aging Picnic & Car Show, Duck & Glow 5k Run/Walk & 1 Mile Kiddie Dash, Grass River’s “Riverfest & Auction,” Dominic Fortuna, Corn Hole Tournament, Rubber Ducky Parade & Race, Woodstock 2, Short’s Glacial Hills Challenge XC, & much more.
The Magic Thursday Artists Summer Show & Sale: Runs July 1 - Aug. 31. Enjoy over 100 works of original art in oil, pastel, acrylic & watercolor. Hours are weekdays from 10am-5pm. The opening reception is on July 10 from 5-7pm. A special feature this year is “Art Takes Flight," a nod to the beauty of birds in northern MI.
State Senator Wayne Schmidt to Host August Coffee Hours: Held for constituents throughout the 37th Senate District. The senator will be available to answer questions & provide info & assistance, as well as take suggestions on issues affecting communities & businesses in the district.
"Harbor Springs: Then & Now": Each piece of art from this exhibition is a snapshot of the people, events & landscapes which make up the heritage of Harbor Springs. Open on Fridays & Saturdays from 11am-3pm, July 26 - Oct. 12.
"Sea to Sky" : Solo show of MI artist Edward Duff. Featuring recognizable scenes of the region & beyond. An opening reception will be held tonight from 5-8pm. Show runs during gallery hours through Sept. 1.
Exhibit: Marilyn Silver Quilting Legacy : Featuring Marilyn's quilting timeline from 1998-present. Runs Aug. 16 - Sept. 7. An opening reception will be held on Sat., Aug. 17 from 4-7pm & will include the quilts of the late Marilyn Silver. Also enjoy wine, light fare & Tom Kaufman on piano.
"Minglings: The Migration": Featuring internationally recognized fiber artist Gerhardt Knodel. Inspired by a 17th century Ming dynasty textile fragment that traveled in its day from China to Portugal. Runs June 9 - Sept. 8. Open daily 10am-5pm & Sundays from 1-5pm.
Friday Night Live: A community block party featuring live music, food, demonstrations & family activities. Includes The Children's Art Fair presented by Great Lakes Children's Museum. Held in front of Chase Bank.
17th Annual Festival on the Bay: Aug. 15-17. Featuring live music, The BIG Art Show, kayak rides, Jiimaan Canoe rides on the Bay, Petoskey Great Duck Drop, Petoskey Cardboard Boat Race, Celebration of the Sunset, Million Dollar Sunset, & more.
Legacy Gala Benefit for the Art Park: The annual Legacy Gala is the signature fundraiser for Michigan Legacy Art Park, featuring a locally-sourced dinner, sparkling wine reception, live music & the Legacy Award tribute to those who make significant, positive impact on Michigan’s arts, history, culture & environment. The 2019 Legacy Award will be presented to Detroit artist Charles McGee in recognition of a lifetime of achievements & influences as an artist, teacher, ...
Blissfest Folk & Roots Mini Concert Series: Mustard's Retreat: Now approaching their 45th year, Mustard's Retreat has traveled more than a million miles & performed more than 6,000 shows. In the summer of 2018, they released their first album ever as a trio: "Make Your Own Luck."