Northern Michigan Events – August

In a world that never stops, taking a moment to plan for the experiences that matter can make all the difference. As we eagerly embrace October, we’re excited to present your go-to resource for what’s happening in our vibrant community. Whether you’re a local looking for the next adventure or a visitor seeking to explore the heart of Northern Michigan, this comprehensive October calendar of events has you covered.

From cultural festivals that celebrate our rich heritage to family-friendly gatherings that promise laughter and memories, there’s an event here for everyone. Dive into Northern Michigan’s world of art, music, food, and more, as we curate a diverse collection of events that showcase the best our community has to offer.

So, grab your calendars and get ready to mark the dates. Join us as we embark on a journey through the exciting happenings that await you in October. Whether you’re seeking entertainment, enrichment, or simply a good time, our Northern Michigan events calendar is your ticket to making the most of this vibrant and dynamic season.

Stay tuned as we unveil the upcoming highlights, insider tips, and must-attend events that will make October one to remember. Your adventure starts here!

Are you asking “What Northern Michigan events are taking place near me this August?” Explore our list of events throughout the whole month from Boyne City/ Charlevoix – Mackinaw City.

Mark your calendars as we guide you through the incredible events happening in our community this August. Whether you’re looking for cultural experiences, family fun, artistic inspiration, or culinary adventures, our calendar has something special in store for you.

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Every Wednesday & Saturday
Boyne City Farmers MarketThe Boyne City Farmers Market takes place every Wednesday throughout August – Wednesdays – August 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, and 30th & Saturdays – August 5th, 12th, 19th, and 26th. Join the artisans, growers, bakers, artists, and all of the skilled vendors with two opportunities to shop per week throughout the month.
8am-12:00pmVeterans Park
207 N . Lake St.
Boyne City
Harbor Springs Street MusiqueEnjoy live music in downtown Harbor Springs every Thursday from 6:30-8:30, rain or shine!
6:30pm-8:30pmHarbor Springs, MI 49740
Downtown Petoskey Farmers MarketVisit a wide array of vendors selling fresh produce, canned goods, meats, eggs, baked goods and so much more! 
8:30-1:00pmHoward Street, Downtown Petoskey between Michell and Michigan Streets
Stroll the StreetsStroll the streets of Boyne City each Friday evening throughout August to see downtown come alive with music, entertainment, and children’s activities.
6pm-9:00pmBoyne City, MI 49712
Old Town Emmet Farm MarketThe Old Town Emmet Farm Market takes place every Saturday, from 9am to 2pm at Friendship Center Parking lot located at 1322 Anderson Road.  Features Seasonal produce, baked and canned goods, handicrafts, eggs, plants, flowers and honey. 
9:00pm-2:00pmFriendship Center of Emmet County, 1322 Anderson Road,
Petoskey, MI 49770
Concerts in the ParkEach Wednesday & Friday until August 18th from 12pm-1pm, enjoy local musicians at the Gazebo stage in Petoskey’s Pennsylvania Park organized by the Crooked Tree Center for the Arts.
12:00pm – 1:00pm411 E Lake Street, Pennsylvania Park, Petoskey, MI 49770
Oden State Fish Hatchery Open HouseThe Oden State Fish Hatchery is having an open house! There will be activities and information for both adults and kids highlighting the facility and programs that are available to the public at the Hatchery. Snacks and prizes will be provided.
1:00pm-4:00pmOden State Fish Hatchery Visitor Center
3377 US 31 Hwy., Oden, MI 49764
Boyne City Pirate FestivalArrrrrggghhh you ready for a good time? Enjoy street performers, a parade of pirates, costume contests, a treasure hunt, live shows, and plenty of family fun!
Boyne City, MI 49712
The Verve Pipe at GLCFATicket prices: $57/ $47/ $42/ $37 /$32
“The Verve Pipe has spent the better part of three decades in evolution, creating a sound that transcends genre and generation.”
Doors open at 7:30pm800 Bay Harbor Drive, Petoskey, MI 49770
Harbor Springs Car Festival 2023The 17th annual Harbor Springs Car Festival sponsored by the Harbor Springs Chamber Foundation and will be held from 5:30 p.m. to dusk on Thursday, August 10, at Zorn Park, in downtown Harbor Springs.
Zorn Park, 151 W Bay Street, Downtown Harbor Springs, MI 49740
International Ironworkers FestivalFun for the whole family. Come watch iron workers compete in the world championship column climb, rod tying, spud throw, rivet toss and knot tying competitions. We have spouse’s events also and lots of fun, games, entertainment and prizes for the kids. We will have live music, food and other vendors and a beer tent. Hope you can join us! Free admission.

All DayMackinaw City
Top O’Michigan Outboard RacesThe world’s toughest outboard marathon! Over two days of excitement. The Saturday course is from Burt Lake to Cheboygan and back. Sunday’s course is from Burt Lake to Crooked Lake and back. Both races start at noon.
NoonInland Waterway
Villa at the Bay First Annual Car ShowVilla at the Bay is hosting their first annual car show! 
All are welcome to come and join the fun! Food, cars, music, face painting, games and more. Fun for the whole family! 
10:00am-3:00 PM1500 Spring Street
Petoskey, MI 49770
The Manhattan TransferAttend the GLCFA on August 19th for The Manhattan Transfer’s 50th Anniversary & Final World Tour.
Doors open at 7:30pm800 Bay Harbor Drive, Petoskey, MI 49770
Emmet – Charlevoix County FairJoin Shanty Creek for a fireworks display, celebrating its 60th Anniversary.

Taking place at dusk (usually around 10:20pm), this fireworks display overlooking beautiful Lake Bellaire will be a fantastic celebration of the Resort’s heritage.

Bring your blanket or lawn chairs. The fireworks display will be located behind the Lakeview Hotel.
10:00am-11:00pm1129 Charlevoix Ave/ US 31
Petoskey, MI 49770
PowWowVisit the FREE display of antique dresses and quilts July 7-23. While on-site we encourage you to take a self-guided or guided tour (admission required for all areas of the Castle aside from the Dress & Quilt display).
NoonBoulevard Drive, near Bridge View Park, St. Ignace, MI 49781
Corvette Crossroads Auto Show & ParadeVisit the Corvette show at the Odawa Casino in Mackinaw City. The parade crosses the Mackinac Bridge at 7:00pm
10am-3:00pm1080 S Nicolet Street, Mackinaw City, MI 49701
Mackinaw Premier Arts & Craft ShowSaturday, July 8th, from 9 am to 4 pm, enjoy a summer craft show at the Emmet County Fairgrounds. The Fairgrounds will host both local and guest vendors featuring a variety of jewelry, home goods, food, and more. Interested in becoming a vendor? Call the Fairgrounds at (231) 348-5479.
10:00am335 S Huron Ave., Conkling Heritage Park, Mackinaw City, MI 49701

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