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Michigan Mud Jam, Hale Michigan August 17th - 19th

The Michigan Mud Jam returns to Hale Michigan August 17th thru 19th.  The event now in its fifth year takes place at the Iosco County Fairgrounds in Hale.






It's the largest Trucks Gone Wild event in the Country.



Thursday: team race at 7pm (pits are closed)
Friday: Pits open at 9am-4pm
Freestyle 5pm
Tugs at dark
Saturday: Pits open 9am-dusk
Tugs at dark
Sunday: pits are closed
2017 General Admission
(general admission tickets available at gate only)
Wednesday-Sunday $70 per person
Thursday-Sunday $60 per person
Friday-Sunday $50 per person
Saturday-Sunday $40 per person
Dogs: $50 each and must be leashed at all times.


Thunder in Oscoda - August 18th, 19th & 20th

August 18, 19 & 20, 2017, A Salute to Veterans, Rally and Fundraiser to help out our veteran Organizations "Thunder in Oscoda". Come to Oscoda and Party with us. American Legion Post #274





Friday, August 18: Tiki Bar opens at 4 pm, Food available at 5 pm, Evan’s Band 6 pm

Saturday, August 19th: 3 Live Bands, Bike and people games, shopping, School of Rock, 12-3, Bike Awards, food and raffles

Sunday, August 20: Breakfast at VFW at 9:30, Scenic ride 12:00 pm

Rally and fundraiser to support our Veterans
Bike show entry fee $10



Oscoda American Legion

349 N. State Street


Oscoda, MI 48750 United States + Google Map



Blues By The Bay August 25th - 27th

16th Annual Blues by the Bay Festival - August 25th thru 27th, 2017 at Harbor Park, East Tawas on Beautiful Tawas Bay!  For more information click on the link!  http://www.bluesbythebaytawas.org/index.html






~ Friday, August 25th, 2017 ~
6:00 - Katy Guillen & the Girls
8:00 - Joe Louis Walker

Saturday, August 26th, 2017 ~
12:00 - DownRiver Dan
2:00 - Deuce'n A Quarter
4:00 - Karen Lovely
6:00 - John Nemeth
8:00 - Anthony Gomes

~ Sunday, August 27th, 2017 ~
1:00 - Alvin Youngblood Hart
3:00 - Big Ray & The Motor City Kings



Blues by the Bay
Organized in 2002, the Tawas Blues by the Bay Festival is an all volunteer organization dedicated to the promotion, awareness and preservation of Blues music and it’s culture. 

Tawas Blues by the Bay Board Members: 
President - Steve Klenow
Secretary - Judy Quarters
Treasurer - Tiffany Bischoff
Director - Corrie Day
Director - Ken Murphy
Director - Keith Day
Director - Rodney Collier


Concerts By The Bay - All Summer Long

The Tawas Community Concert Band (TCCB) will soon begin its popular summer
concert program, “Concerts by The Bay” at the East Tawas City Park. This series of
concerts occurs every Monday evening, weather permitting, from June 19 through
August 21. The concerts begin from 7:30 pm in June and July, but start at 7:00 pm in
August. The concert series represents over 30 years of commitment by the TCCB to
the Tawas Area.


The TCCB is under the direction of Brian Carter, who is starting his second summer
season with the band. The announcer will be a longtime TCCB favorite, Tim Haskin.
This music chosen for the summer program is the traditional mix of summer band
music. There will be marches, show tunes, a little pop, and little jazz. The program
always begins with the “Star Spangled Banner”, and always ends with the ever
popular polka sing-along, “Out on Tawas Bay, written by former TCCB director, John

Bring your folding chair, a little food and drink, and maybe a sweater, and enjoy about
an hour of uplifting music by the Bay.


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Alcona County Fair - August 15th thru August 20th

Ogemaw County Fair - August 15th thru August 20th



Michigan Mud Jam - August 16th thru August 19th at the Iosco County

Fair Grounds in Hale

American Legion Post 274 Bike Show and Rally- August 18th thru August 20th

will be held in AuSable Township at the American Legion Post

St. Isidore Parish Summer Festival - August 19th, and August 20th, located at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Parisville

Blues By The Bay - August 25th thru the 27th in East Tawas

Oscoda County Riverfest - August 25th thru August 27th in Mio

Harmony Festival -  Harrisville Arts & Craft Show, Sept. 2nd and Sept. 3rd


AuSable River Queen - Take a ride on an authentic double decker paddle boat and enjoy live music on Saturday,  August 12th We Die Young an Alice in Chains tribute band, tickets for this show are $25.00, starts at 7:00pm.  August 26th South Mad SABS a Black Sabbath tribute band, show starts at 6:00pm.  Final show of the summer is Saturday, September 30th, with Cowbell Dragon at 6:00pm.  For details on this show and upcoming events please call (989)739-7351 or email laurieandroger@hotmail.com


Salvage and Relics - The 6th Annual Tawas Bay Antique Show will be held at the Tawas Shoreline Park, Saturday, August 12th from 9;00am to 5:00pm, and Sunday, August 13th from 10:00am to 4:00pm.  For more info please call (810)730-1449 or (989)362-5337.


Wurtsmith Air Museum - Fly in & Pancake Breakfast, Saturday, August 12th and Sunday, August 13th.  The Oscoda Rotary will be serving a pancake breakfast beginning at 8:00am on both days. 


Arenac County Public Safety Day - Coming August 13th, from 11:00am to 3:00pm, at the AuGres City Park Pavilion for Public Safety Day.


Lakeview Manor - Everyone is invited to join the residents and staff at Lakeview Manor for a night of Johnny Cash, performed by Rock Harley.  The show is Wednesday, August 16th, at 6:00pm, and it is free.  There will be concessions available by donation, so bring your lawn chair for a night of music.


Michigan Mud Jam - 5th Annual Trucks Gone Wild - Michigan Mud Jam, Wednesday, August 16th thru Saturday, August 19th.  The Mud Jam will be held at the Iosco County Fair Grounds, in Hale. Gates open at Noon, August 16th. For more info please contact (989)254-2604.


Thunder in Oscoda - Salute to the Veterans will be held Friday, August 18th thru Sunday, August 20th, with a Rally & Fundraiser to support our Veterans Organizations.  Come and enjoy live music Friday and Saturday nights, with the scenic ride starting at noon on Sunday.  For more info please call the V.F.W. post at (989)5536.


Battle For The Paddle - The Oscoda-AuSable Chamber of Commerce is holding its Annual Scholarship Fundraiser Golf Challange, Sunday, August 20th.  4 person scramble with registration starting at 9:00am, and the shotgun starting at 10:00am.  For more info please contact the Chamber at (989)739-7322.


Trinity Lutheran Church Women - The annual Salad Luncheon at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Oscoda will be held August 23rd from 11:00am to 1:00pm.  Homemade salads, desserts, and beverages.  $6.00 per person.


Besser Museum for Northeast Michigan - Visit the Planetarium, Tuesday-Friday at 11am for Alpena Sky where you can explore your sky, 3pm Eclipse 2017, the greatest event of our lifetimes.  Saturdays, 11am Familiar Places, your guide to the solar system, 1pm Eclipse 2017, 3pm Far Out Spaces, your guide to the universe.  All shows are approximately 45 minutes long.  For more info please call (989)356-2202 or online at www.bessermuseum.org.


Northeast Michigan Regional Farm Market - 3rd week in May to the last week in October.  In Tawas at Gateway Park on Saturdays from 8am to 1pm.  Oscoda/AuSable at the AuSable Shoreline Park on Wednesdays from 9am to 2pm.


American Legion Post #370 - The Post hosts a dinner every Friday from 5pm to 8pm at the post at 805 East Greenwood Rd., in Prescott.  Cost is $9.00 per person.  For more info please call (989)836-2660.


Tawas Community Concert Band - Summer of 2017 Concerts by the Bay, with Director Brian Carter.  Every Monday Evening from June 19th thru August 21st, at 7:30pm June and July, and 7pm the month of August.  So come and enjoy the music by the bay at the East Tawas City Park.


Huron-Manistee National Forest Heritage Program - Every Thursday June 22nd thru Sept. 7th, from 10am to 2pm.  Forest Archeologist and Heritage Volunteers will be on hand demonstrating archeological methods through excavation of the "Old Store".  Registration is required as there is a limited space of 25 participants at each dig.  Register in person at Lumberman's Monument or call (989)362-8961.


Ogemaw Hills Bike Week - Become a part of the Ogemaw Hills Bike Week, July 19th thru July 23rd, at the Ogemaw County Fair Grounds in West Branch. For more info please go to www.ogemawhillsbikeweek.com for a complete rally guide.


Hale Eagles Sports Boosters - Community Fall Sports Kick-Off Event.  2nd Annual HESB "Meet the Eagles", Wednesday, August 23rd, 7pm at the Vern Reed Field in Hale.  Join us and meet our fall sports athletes, with games, a cookout and music.


Lincoln Lions - 19th Annual Antique & Classic Car Show and More will be Saturday, August 26th.  Join us Friday, August 25th at Alcona Motors for our Parking Lot Party & Cruise from 5pm to 7pm, with the cruise starting at 7pm.  Pre registration $10 per vehicle by August 20th or $15 after the deadline date.  All pre registered vehicles will be entered in a drawing for $50.00.  For more info contact Chris Scully (989)736-3252.


Online Auction!!! - An online auction will be held August 28th thru September 1st.  This auction is a benefit for Shaun Cauldwell and his family to help with medical bills to treat Shaun's Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma.  Items will be posted on Facebook on Monday, August 28th at 12:00pm and bidding will end on Friday, September 1st, at 12:00pm.  To see the Facebook page please search: Online Auction for Shaun & Anna Caldwell.  100% of the proceeds will be given to Shaun and Anna.  If you would like to donate an item, please contact Marsha Schalm (989)820-7205 or Kari Smith (989)-254-7585.  If you would like to donate to Shaun and Anna they have a GoFundMe account at www.gofundme/hope-for-six.


Community Foundation for NE Michigan - Social Media Training for Nonprofits, Wednesday, August 30th, at the Alpena County Library, Judith A. Stillion Conference Room.  Session A (for beginners): 8:30am to 11:30am.  Session B (for intermediate/advanced): 1pm to 4pm.  Thursday, August 31st from 8am to Noon at Iosco Regional Educational Service Agency, Tawas City, for all levels of social media experience.  Cost is $10 per person ($20 if registering after August 23rd).  To register visit www.cfnem.org or by calling (989)354-6881.


Knights of Columbus in East Tawas - Invites everyone to Bingo each Sunday night.  Doors open at 5:30, Bingo starts at 6:30 everyone is welcome.


Kiwanis Club of Alpena and Alpena Booster's Club - Are sponsoring the "FLAG PROJECT", and they are looking for help.  The goal is to honor fallen veterans with the "Heroes Avenue of Flags" which will line the Alpena Bi-Path from the Evergreen Cemetery to 11th Avenue.  Each flag will be marked with a memorial plaque.  The flags will be placed 5 times a year.  Cost is just $50 a year.  To make a donation to honor a fallen soldier, or for more info call Judy at 989-354-3543


Please Drop Off - Miner's Grove at the corner of Miller & Wilber roads is collecting soda can tabs.  Proceeds benefit the Shiners' Hospital.  The tab is the only pure aluminum part of the can....the can it's self can be returned for your deposit.  But please remove the tab, and help children through the Shiners' Hospital.


AuSable River Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution - The chapter is selling U.S. made flags to raise funds for their projects supporting schools, historical preservation and patriotism.  U.S. flags, state flags and military service flags in all sizes are available.  For info or to order please call 989-362-2337




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