Michigan Adventure Race: 6 or 12 Hours: Manistee National Forest Edition. Experience classic northern Michigan terrain while you trek, orienteer, paddle & bike in & around the majestic Manistee National Forest. 12 Hours option starts at 8am; 6 Hours option starts at 10:30am.
1st Annual Torch Lake Cruizers Car, Truck & Motorcycle Show: Rapid City Heritage Festival presents the Rapid River Run, a 5K run that begins & ends in the park at 8:30am followed by a one mile walk at 8:45am. Car show competition starts at 10am, with trophies awarded at 2:45pm, & ending with a planned cruise around Torch Lake at 3pm. Also enjoy food & craft vendors all day & live music from local artist Darrel ...
East Jordan Fall Fest: Featuring live music by Lou Thumser, Nelson Olstrom, Charlie's Root Fusion, Two Track Mind, & Derailed. There will also be a co-ed softball tournament, Paint & Pumpkins Art & Craft Show, food, beer tent, cornhole tournament, hayrides, children's games, early trick or treating at campsites & more.
Traverse Area Camera Club Member Showcase Exhibit: Photographic exhibit by members of the Traverse Area Camera Club runs from Aug. 30 - Nov. 18. Public reception held on Sept. 11 from 1-3pm in the McGuire Room.
13th Annual Breezeway Fall Color Cruises: From 10am-noon at Royal Farms in Atwood, pick up your goodie bags filled with coupons, business swag, "Trip Tips" sheet of attractions, events, etc. & then "tour" 26 miles of C-48 The Breezeway at your own pace.
24th Annual Harvest Festival & Scarecrow Extravaganza: Includes the Kids Scarecrow Extravaganza Scavenger Hunt, Free Family 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk, live music with Jessica Dominic, mini pumpkin painting, Pie Eating Contest, Best Dressed Pet Parade, live music by Reggie Smith & The After Party, "Chopped" Disaster Style: Law Enforcement Addition, & much more. Find on Facebook.
A Brush with Nature Art Show & Sale: Three local artists showcase the beauty of this place they call home - northern Michigan. They include Jacquie Auch, Dorothy McGrath Grossman & Janet Wilson Oliver. The exhibit will be on display Mon.-Fri., from 10am-2pm, & during events in Sept. & Oct. The artists' opening reception will be Thurs., Sept. 15 from 5-7pm with special guests The Suminski Family Trio.
Cooking Classes with Ben Beeden: An hour-long workshop featuring hands-on prep work each week as participants create a soup, chili, or stew meal to be taken home, & frozen or cooked for your dinner. Held on Saturdays: Sept. 10, 17 & 24, & Oct. 1. Any participants who attend at least 3 sessions will receive a crock pot, instant pot, OR air fryer (your choice) after the classes have concluded. Registration ...
Peninsula Library Art Fair: Held at the brand new Peninsula Community Library, 2893 Island View Rd., TC. Local artists present: block printing, glassware, jewelry, natural fiber toys, oil painting, photography, woodworking & more.
Writing the Arts: Object + Words = Ekphrasis: Using the GAAC Vessels exhibit as foundation, Michigan Writers will lead four, one-hour Sat. morning sessions. Ekphrasis is the time-honored tradition of using the visual arts for literary inspiration. Writers of all skill levels welcome.
"Charlevoix and the Night": An exhibition featuring paintings by three award winning artists: Kevin Barton, Kurt Anderson, & Phil Fisher. Each artist explores their approach to nocturne. Runs Sept. 16 - Oct. 29. An opening reception will be held on Fri., Sept. 16 from 5-7pm. Open 11am-4pm on Mon. through Fri., & 11am-3pm on Sat.
"Jason S. Yi: Dissimulations": Jason S. Yi is an interdisciplinary artist working in photography, video, sculpture, drawing, & site-specific installations. Immigrating from South Korea to United States at an early age, his work is conceived through a bi-cultural lens & interrogates the notion of perception's equivalence to reality.
Infinite Splendor, Infinite Light: Two years after graduating from DePauw University in 1953, Bruce Walker became a case officer with the Central Intelligence Agency. As a CIA officer, Walker participated in the Tibetan resistance project (code name ST CIRCUS) in its earliest stages, only six years after the Chinese People’s Liberation Army invaded Tibet & captured the capital city of Lhasa. In 2002, Walker donated his 66-piece collection of Tibetan ...
Leelanau Uncaged: Featuring a water blessing, parade, live music - 40 acts on six stages (Silver Creek Revival, Crystal Bindi Dancers, Robin Connell Trio, Northport Community Band, Parallel 45, StoneFolk, The Fabulous Horn Dogs & many others), artisans, 15 food vendors & a kids tent.
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.
Geno's Annual Car Show & Friends of the BVDL Flea Market & Arts/Crafts Show: Geno's Annual Car Show presented by Geno's Sports Bar and Grill: Sept. 24, 12-4pm. $5 entry fee. Registration: 12-2pm. Participant & public voting: 12-4pm. 231-378-2554. Live entertainment by Duke and the Studebakers. Flea market & Arts/Crafts Show held in conjunction with car show, but from 12-5pm.
Tales & Curiosities: An afternoon of storytelling to bring local history alive. The museum complex consists of four historic buildings that include: the 1920 Marilla Standard School, the 1870's two-story, fully furnished log Pioneer House, the Nels Johnson Trapper's Cabin, & the 1900 Pioneer Barn. There will be live music, tours & a large outdoor historical mural celebrating the 150th anniversary of the formation of Marilla Township.
Play It Forward: A benefit performance by the Joshua Davis Band. This event includes an auction to support arts education at CTAC. It will feature a work of original art by local artist Kevin Barton. Pack a picnic & bring a lawn chair. Theater seating: $37.50; lawn seating: $15.50.
Breathing Space: A new comedy by McAdoo Greer & Leland's own Rebecca Reynolds. Lobby opens at 6:30pm with cocktails & appetizers. The show begins at 7:30pm on Sat. for the Red Carpet Premiere. Or enjoy on Sun., Sept. 25 at 3pm for the matinee show. Meet the cast & directors following the show.
Comedy with Tom McCarthy: A staple on the midwest club & festival circuit, Tom has been seen on "Laughs" on Fox Network, & was a regional finalist on National Lampoon's "Comic Search." Recently he was a performer at the "Brew Ha Ha" Festival, & is the host of the weekly "Mark Ridley's Comedy Castle Podcast."
Murder on the Orient Express: Just after midnight, a snowdrift stops the Orient Express in its tracks, & by morning it is one passenger fewer. Dame Agatha Christie's famous story was adapted into this comedy-mystery for the stage by playwright Ken Ludwig.
"Find Your Park" After Dark: Star Party: Enjoy a dark sky (new moon) viewing. Drop-in telescope & information stations will be available. Free, but a park entrance pass or annual pass must be displayed in your vehicle. Please park in the row furthest from the dunes with your headlights facing M-109. 231-326-4736.