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 ...
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.
"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.
Girls on Bikes - Pies in the Park: Meet at the Norte Wheelhouse, TC at 12:45pm. Then ride to F&M Park for pie & bike decorating. At 2pm head to Hull Park for a field obstacle course including a 3 legged race, hula hooping & corn hole. Then head to the Norte Clubhouse for another piece of pie & playground fun until 4pm.
Made in the Mitten: Savoring Michigan’s Rich Foodie & Agricultural History: Dianna Stampfler with Promote Michigan will present a variety of MI made & grown products, including samples. Register: 231-331-4318.
Story & Art Tour : Join storyteller Jenifer Strauss for an interactive & interpretive tour. Become immersed in MI legends & lore while learning about what inspired the artists whose sculptures are featured at the park.