Pedal Pig & Pint Bike Tour: A Benefit for Raven Hill Discovery Center & Top of Michigan Mountain Bike Association. Choose your wheels: a mountain bike or road bike. Start between 7:30-10am. Lunch at Stiggs from 11:30am-2:30pm. Cost: $55; includes a shirt & lunch. Kids under 12 accompanied by an adult: $25.
Northwestern Michigan Fair: Aug. 7-13. From harness racing to livestock auctions, from prize winning roses & vegetables to exotic chickens, enjoy all the old-fashioned fun along with carnival action on the midway, lots of good eats, demonstrations & exhibits galore.
FLAGS: This exhibit offers a variety of flags - artwork that comments on the state of our nation’s culture wars, plus much more. Runs through Aug. 18. Open Mon. through Fri., 9am-3pm; & Sat. & Sun., 12-4pm.
"Honky Tonk: Photographs by Henry Horenstein": A collection of photographs that document the changing world of country music & its fans. Shot in bars, music ranches, & famous venues like Nashville's Ryman Auditorium.
28th Annual Rendezvous at Mackinaw: Includes a Trade Fair - 18th & 19th century merchants will feature crafts, clothes & more; 18th & 19th Century Auction; live music & entertainment with The Great Lake Voyageur, February Sky, Great Lakes Thunder Drum, & Karen Dunnam - traditional dance caller; live demos - hawk, knife, musket, cannon & more; & Street Battle - between native Americans & militia forces. Find 'Rendezvous at Mackinaw ...
Summer PAIRING with Outdoor Reception: Sculptor Dick Davis & painter Alan Maciag present their imagery & elements unique to Michigan - in canvases that tell the story of coast & farmland - to sculptural furnishings created from our indigenous woods, stone & steel. A meet & greet with artists will be held on Sat., July 23 from 3-5pm. The PAIRING runs through Aug. 13.
3rd Annual Summer Salon: Showcasing regionally inspired work by local & area artists. Runs July 1 - Sept. 3. An opening reception will be held on Thurs., July 7 from 5-7pm with music by the Drawbridge Uke Band. Open Mon. through Fri., 11am-4pm; & Sat., 11am-3pm.
Environmental Impact II: This exhibit, produced by curator David J. Wagner, seeks to heighten public attention & concern about environmental degradation as well as the unintended consequences of human interaction with nature & neglect. Hours are Tues. through Sun., 11am-4pm. Closed on Mondays & major holidays.
Shipwrecks of the Manitou Passage Exhibit: This exhibit illustrates the stories of the ships, steamers & crews lost in the Manitou Passage, the waters that surround the Leelanau Peninsula & its islands.
The Lure of Niagara: Highlights from The Charles Rand Penney Historical Niagara Falls Print Collection. More than nine hundred images reflect the historic & cultural changes that have taken place at Niagara Falls since the seventeenth century & illustrate the significance of Niagara Falls to American history. Runs June 19 - Sept. 4. Open Tues. - Sun., 11am-4pm.
Art Therapy & Tie-Dye: Embed flowers, branches, leaves & other found objects into self-drying clay to create pieces that you can paint & decorate. In addition to the art in the garden, you will also have the opportunity to tie dye shirts.
"Art Is Art": This exhibition of abstract art features six northern Michigan artists: Susan Wild Barnard, Jef Bourgeau, Jesse Hickman, Judy Jashinsky, Rufus Snoddy & Pier Wright. Runs through Sept. 3. An opening reception will be held on Sat., Aug. 6 from 4-6pm. Hardy Hall Gallery CLOSED on Aug. 27.
Boyne City PirateFest: Today includes the Pirate Poker Run on Walloon Lake. Vessel registration at noon at Tommy's Walloon. Set sail at 1pm for 4 card locations around Walloon Lake & return for your 5th.
A Midsummer Night's California Dream: Set at a 1960's beach party, this reimagined take on the classic Shakespeare features music by The Beach Boys and The Mamas & the Papas. Presented by Mashup & Rock and Roll Musical. A special "pay what you can" performance to help make theatre accessible to all will be held on Aug. 11 at 7:30pm. Part of the proceeds will benefit the Community Partner Up North ...
Teen Leaders Outside in the Woods: In collaboration with the City of Traverse City's Human Rights Commission, We Fight is hosting a series of summertime hikes for Traverse City's young leaders. Every Sun. in Aug. from 7-8pm. Aug. 7 at Hickory Hills; Aug. 14 at Brown Bridge Quiet Area; Aug. 21 at the Commons; Aug. 28 at Hickory Hills. Expect snacks, fun & a walk in the woods with friends. Hikes & ...
World Youth Symphony Orchestra: Tito Munoz, Conductor: The program will conclude with Interlochen Arts Camp’s traditional end-of-the-summer performance of Franz Liszt’s “Les Préludes” by the combined high school instrumental ensembles & the Interlochen Summer Dance Ensemble.