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MONTHLY EVENTS

 

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Tuesday Nights Downtown East Tawas - It all happens in Downtown East Tawas on Tuesday Nights this summer!  The Schedule for 2018: 

June 26th, Down Home.

July 3rd, Boogie 2 Schooz.

July 10th, Gibson & Seal.

July 17th, Way Out Wayne.

July 24th, Flipside.

July 31st, Hippie Bob.

August 7th, Bob Barcalow & Friends.

August 14th, Ron Tucker Blues Abuser.

 

Tuesday Night Live in Downtown East Tawas - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Also, Kids Activities, face painting, balloons, etc.

 

Thursday Night Rotary Club of Oscoda 2018 Concerts - All concerts are on Thursday nights beginning at 7pm. 

June 28th, Blue Water Ramblers

July 5th, Blues Abusers

July 12th, Sunshine String Band

July 19th, Gibson and Steel. Heart and Soul

July 26th, Pick'n Steel

August 2nd, The Victory Trio

August 9th, Flipside

August 16th, Boogie 2 Shooz

August 23rd, Jerry Schmidt & Tipsico Road (concert to benefit Special Olympics)

 

Bring lawn chairs or blankets.  Pop, popcorn, cotton candy, and snow cones will be sold.  The concerts will be cancelled in case of inclement weather.

 

 

FIREWORKS LOCATIONS & TIMES

 

JUNE 30TH AT DUSK

AUGRES, HALE, ALPENA AND LUZERN

JULY 4TH AT DUSK

TAWAS AREA, AND OSCODA

JULY 7TH AT DUSK

HARRISVILLE

 

 

COUNTY FAIRS

 

IOSCO CO FAIR JULY 23RD TO JULY 28TH

ARENAC CO FAIR JULY 31ST TO AUGUST 4TH

ALPENA CO FAIR AUGUST 6TH TO AUGUST 11TH

ALCONA CO FAIR AUGUST 14TH TO AUGUST 18TH

OGEMAW CO FAIR AUGUST 14TH TO AUGUST 18TH

 

 

Oscoda Music Fest - Tonight will feature a show starting at 7:30pm with Mike Sugg and Jeff Carr, as tributes to Toby Keith and Willie Nelson respectively.  Saturday, June 23rd, will start the show at 6pm with a performance by Paradise Band, that showcase classic tunes by artist ranging from Elvis, Aretha Franklin, James Brown, Jimmy Buffett, Eric Clapton, and the Beatles.  They will be joined on stage by the Soul Men a Blues Brothers tribute band.

 

Tawas Bay Brew BQ - Branham's Jewelry will be hosting a Craft Beer Tasting & BBQ Event on Saturday, June 23rd from 12 noon to 6pm at 101 Newman St., East Tawas.  It will feature Michigan Breweries and BBQ Joints so come on out and get in on the Craft Beer Tasting and Incredible BBQ, a Home Brew Contest and Entertainment.  Cost is $20 which includes a pint glass and 6 coupons (1 coupon = 1 drink sample), you must be at least 21 years old to enter.  For tickets or more info please go to their website, www.TawasBrewBq.com.

 

Michigan Fallen Military Memorial Wall - There will be a Motorcycle Escort for the Michigan Fallen Military Memorial Wall on Saturday, June 23rd.  Line up will be at the Shoreline Park in Tawas City, with line up starting at 8am, and kickstands up at approximately 9am.  All motorcycles and riders are welcome, and the route will be from the Shoreline Park on US 23, through Tawas, East Tawas, and Oscoda to final destination, Oscoda Veterans Memorial Park (near circle of flags on the old Wurtsmith AFB). Law Enforcement Assisted Ride.  Memorial Wall will be set up and on display all day Saturday, June 23rd as part of the Oscoda Veterans Memorial Park Musicfest.  Free admission and viewing of the Memorial Wall for everyone.

 

Art on the Beach -  35th Annual Art on the Beach will be held in Oscoda at the Oscoda Beach Park, June 23rd and 24th.  Saturday will be from 9am to 5pm and Sunday from 10am to 4pm with an auction Saturday at noon.  For more info please call (989)739-7322 or visit oscodachamber.com.

 

Shore Fun Beach Run - HealthQuest is holding it's 2nd Annual Shore Fun Beach Run will take place on Saturday, June 23rd at 10am with registration at the Oscoda Beach Park Bandshell.  There will be a 5k Beach run/walk which starts at 11am, and a 1 mile Kids Beach run/walk at Noon, so come on out and enjoy one of the only runs in Michigan that takes place entirely on the sand.  Fees are before June 22nd are $25 for the 5k, and $5 for the Kids run, Day of Race $30 for the 5k and $10 for the Kids run/walk. Prizes are awarded by age group.  For more info please contact Lauren Dietrich Race Director at (586)242-7584 or lauren@healthquest4you.com.

 

Save The Date - Plainfield Township will be hosting their Sesquicentennial Celebration, Saturday, June 23rd thru Saturday, June 30th.  Come on out and enjoy lots of fun from a golf outing at Wicker Hills Golf Course, an Ice Cream Social, Live Music, Horse Show, Movie Night, Dancing In The Streets, Encampments & Reenactments, Bounce Houses, Dunk Tank, Fun and Games, Corn Hole Tournament, Lumberjack Shows and Fireworks to close the Celebration on Saturday, June30th.  All taking place in Hale, and at the Iosco County Fair Grounds.  For more info please call (989)728-2811 or check out their FaceBook page at PlainfieldTownship 150th.

 

Music Fest 2018 - The festival will be at the Oscoda Veterans Memorial Park on the former Wurtsmith Air Force Base, Friday, June 22nd and Saturday, June 23rd.  Admission is $10 per day with the entertainment to start about 7pm both nights.  Proceeds to benefit ongoing development of the Veterans Memorial Park.  You don't want to miss the acts that include "The Bombshell Duo" performing the spirit and style from the '40s, Mike Suggs, and Jeff Carr performing Toby Keith, and Willie Nelson, on Friday night.  "The Soul Men" with their outstanding Blues Brothers Tribute, and "The Paradise Band" performing Oldies, Rock, Motown to Country and everything in between, on Saturday night.  For more info call Joe Brinn at (989) 906-2155 or Rose Mary Nentwig at (989)820-8747. 

 

Tawas Bay Art Gallery - Brush by the Bay "Field of Lavender" will be held Thursday, June 28th from 6:30pm to 9pm at Tawas Bay Art Gallery, 302 Newman St., East Tawas.  Cost of class is $35 which includes your supplies.  For more info please call (989)362-5613 or look them up on Face Book.  Registration and a deposit is required for all classes.

 

Annual Log Cabin Day - Join us at the Besser Museum for Log Cabin "Dollar" Day as we step back in time and experience life in early Northeast Michigan!  Sponsored by DTE Foundation, General admission is $1.00 per person.  Planetarium Shows are $1.00 per person.  It's good old fashion fun for a good old fashioned price.  Featuring historic re-enacting, a history inspired fashion show by Recollections.  Music provided by the Alpena City Band and One Voice Gospel Choir.  There will be woodcarving, weaving and butter making demonstrations.. Face painting for kids and planetarium shows for the whole family.  The Historical Village will be open for tours; the Northeast Michigan Art Guild will be holding their "Really Big" art sale; and the Founder Society will be having their annual Strawberry Sundae Social.  For more info please call (989)356-2202 or visit www.bessermuseum.org.

 

God Bless Our Local Heroes - Luzerne will be holding their 4th of July celebration on June 30th.  Events start at noon and continue to the fireworks at dusk.  Enjoy Krafts on the Korner, a Human Gyroscope Ride, Goat Poo Bingo, Water Ball Challenges, the Parade starts at 4pm, with Live Entertainment by Mike Ross starting at 5pm until dusk.  Come and enjoy all of the local flavors from Luzerne Express' Flavored Brat Bar, Nachos and Hot Dog Stand.  Also at 5pm the American Legion will have a BBQ Dinner and Beer Tent.  So come on out and enjoy.

 

A Country 4th - Celebrate Independence Day in Au Gres featuring the music of "Lenny Hicks & Friends".  Come and enjoy an All-American Meal followed by a Great Country Music Concert, Wednesday, July 4th at 4:30pm at Au Gres City Campground Pavilion. Hot Dogs, Apple Pie, and Chevrolet.  For more info please call (989)876-8811.

 

Freedom Festival - Come and enjoy the "Ultimate 80's Rock Experience" as performed by "Rockstar", July 4th from 4pm until the fireworks start.  Enjoy the beach, music and fireworks at the Oscoda Beach Park.  For more info please call (989)254-0931.

 

Captain Andy's Comedy Hypnotic Cruise - The Tawas Bay Eagles will present a fun filled evening,

Saturday, July 7th at 7pm at the Tawas Bay Eagles.  Captain Andy will take you on an imaginary all expense paid cruise to many exotic and special places aboard his megayacht the "Hypnautic".  While aboard many strange, wonderful and hilarious events occur at every port of call and even on board.  Tickets are $20 and include snacks, so come and enjoy the cruise.

 

Harrisville State Park Programs & Events - Bring the kids to the park this week for their weekly nature programs.  July 4th at 10am, "Bald and Beautiful" a Raptor program on Eagles, 2pm "oFISHal Business" celebrate our state fish. July 5th at 10am, "Reppin' the Reptile" our state reptile is the Painted Turtle, 2pm "White Tailed Tale" about our state game animal the White Tailed Deer. July 6th at 10am, "Bird Nerds" learn about our state bird the Robin, 2pm "Chalk, Talk & Walk", come and help art up the park with chalk drawings on the Heritage Trail for all campers and visitors to see!

 

Smokey The Bear - Come to the Harrisville State Park, Saturday, July 7th, to visit and take pictures with "Smokey The Bear".  He will be at Host site #2 from 11am until Noon, then follow him into town for the Children's Parade at 1pm that goes thru downtown Harrisville. Then stay into the evening and enjoy the fireworks from the Harrisville Harbor.  Fireworks are also viewable from the day use beach at the Harrisville State Park. A current Recreational Passport is required to enter the State Park.  Also check out the website www.michigan/harrisville for weekly nature programs for the kiddos, everything from birds, butterflies and fish to our four legged friends, also enjoy hiking the park's many trails. So come on out to the park for all your summer fun.

 

Church In The Park - Lake Huron Community Church is presenting "Church In The Park", July 8th, at 10am at East Tawas Park at the Gazebo. Bring a lawn chair and a smile and enjoy great music with a life changing message.

 

Tawas Bay Summerfest - Come on out to the Tawases for the Tawas Bay Summerfest, Saturday, July 14th and Sunday July 15th.  Enjoy the Kiwanis 5k Run By The Bay on Saturday with check in starting at 7am with a start of 9am.  There will also be a car cruise starting at 6pm at Auto Value in Tawas City to Newman St., in East Tawas.  Street Dance will follow the car cruise from 7pm to 11pm.  Sunday there will be a Car, Truck and Cycle show with registration starting at 8am and running to 10am, with awards at 3pm. Also Sunday morning there will be a Dawn Patrol Fly In from 7am until Noon at the Iosco County Airport.  Hope to see everyone there!!!!

 

Our Heritage Monthly Lecture Series - Come and enjoy this months lecture on July 18th at 6:30pm at the Iosco County Historical Museum.  This month learn about the "Saginaw Chippewa Tribal History".  This will be a fascinating lecture about the history of our area and our great state.

 

Ford Drive 4UR Community - Dean Arbour Ford of Tawas & WKJC 104.7 FM have teamed up with the local VFW Post for "DRIVE 4UR COMMUNITY", Saturday, July 14th from 10am to 2pm at the Tawas City Veterans Park (across from City Hall). For every valid test drive taken in a new Ford vehicle at our event, Ford Motor Company will donate $20 to the local VFW post.  Special Bonus Dirve at this event in a second test drive in the all NEW Ford EcoSport allows for an extra $10 per drive for a total $30 donation.  Must be 18 years or older with a valid drivers license. 

 

Polka Festival - Hale Eagles #4217 is holding a "Polka Festival", July 21st at the Eagles hall in Hale.  Open to the public, no cover and a cash bar.  Come and enjoy The Kielbasa Kings Polka Band, from 2pm to 6pm.  There will be Stuffed Cabbagd, Pierogi, Kapusta & Kielbasa, Mashed Potatoes, Rye Bread served from 2pm to 6pm or until gone.  Also from 7pm to 9pm there will be Hot Dogs, Kielbasa, and Brats.  Cost is $10 for adults and children.  Also DJ Music from 7pm to 10pm by The Cronies.  For more info please contact Kevin Jakubowicz at (313)791-2568 or email at kielbasakings@yahoo.com

 

Pioneer Power Antique Tractor & Gas Engine Club's 25th Annual Show - The show will be held July 19th at 7pm thru July 22nd at 2pm, also a Flea Market, and Crafts.  It will be held at the Pioneer Power Antique Tractor grounds, 302 W M-55, West Branch.  Come and enjoy all of the antique tractors and

 

 

 

***FARMERS MARKETS***

 

ALPENA AT THE ALPENA MALL

WED & SAT FROM 8AM TO 1PM

AUGRES AT THE OLD WATERPARK

JULY TO SEPT ON FRIDAYS 10AM TO 3PM

HALE AT THE PLAINFIELD TOWNSHIP RESOURCE CENTER

MAY TO OCT SATURDAYS 9AM TO 1PM

LINCOLN AT 854 N. BARLOW RD

MAY TO OCT ON SATURDAYS FROM 9AM TO 12:30PM

OSCODA AT AUSABLE SHORELINE PARK

MAY TO OCT ON WED FROM 9AM TO 2PM

ROSE CITY AT NORTHLAND PLAZA

JUNE THRU OCT ON SATURDAYS FROM 9AM TO 3PM

STANDISH AT THE STANDISH HISTORICAL DEPOT

STARTING IN MAY THRU OCT ON FRIDAYS FROM 2PM TO 6:30PM

TAWAS AT GATEWAY PARK

MAY THRU OCT ON SATURDAYS FROM 8AM TO 1PM

WEST BRANCH SOUTH THIRD ST

JUNE THRU OCT SATURDAYS FROM 8AM TO 2PM

 

 

 

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