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Where to go, What to do here in Northeast Michigan can be heard on WKJC FM

Thursday's at 4:15 p.m. and 5:15 p.m. - Friday's at 5:15 p.m.
and 6:15 p.m. and Sat. at 11:15 a.m.






Racing starts at 7pm


Its exciting racing action at the Whittemore Speedway- This Saturday, August 13th is the Gene Ott Memorial Race.  Event Classes, Legends, Lead Sleds, and Front Wheel Drives with a purse of $1084.00 to WIN! The Trucks have been added to this weeks racing!  Also This Saturday, August 13th there will be a Hot Dog Eating Contest and it's also 80's night with cash prizes to the best dressed! Also featured will be Shopping Cart Races!!   

Bring the whole family – Its family fun at its best!

The Whittemore Speedway, Michigan’s oldest continuous operating speedway.. Be There!!!  













Up Coming Community Events


Tawas Uncork'd - Friends of the East Tawas Library will be hosting the 13th Annual Tawas Uncork'd Wind, Ale and Food Festival, Saturday, August 6th from 12noon to 6pm.  There will also be music while you enjoy all the wine, ale and food, in the beautiful Harbor Park in East Tawas. Come on out and get a true taste of the Mitten State with over 100 local wines, ciders and craft beers along with many local food vendors.  So come on out and enjoy a taste of summer on beautiful Tawas Bay. This is made possible by the following sponsors:

The Straits Corporation, Tawas Sunshine Realty, Tawas Bay Insurance Agency, Branham's Jewelry, Seymour Carpet & Furniture, Carroll Broadcasting,Tawas Bay Beach Resort, Bolen Asphalt Paving, Dean Arbour Chevrolet, Dean Arbour Ford of Tawas, Tawas Hardware, Alpena Alcona Credit Union, Moir Law Office, Tawas Family Dental Care-Dr. Kudwa, Huron Community Bank, and Bopp-Busch Manufacturing


Michigan Mud Jam -  Come on out to the Largest Mud Bogg in the North! At the Iosco County Fairgrounds, Tuesday, August 16th through Sunday, August 21st. Come and see the Royal Rumble Mega Truck Race with 40 of the baddest trucks in the country. There will be Open Pit Mudding, Nightly Entertainment, Side X Side racing, Tough Truck Competition, Tuggs/Truck Pulls.  So come on out for some fun in the mud.  For more info go to


Festival of Lights & Life - Iosco Ministerial Association will hold a Festivall of Light & Life, startig Monday, August 1st and run through Friday, August 5th at Shoreline Park & Town Square US 23 in Tawas City.  There will be vacation bible school for ages 4 to 12. Prayer & Healing Service daily from 2pm to 4pm August 1st to August 5th.  Adult Discovery Bible Study Monday through Thursday 9:30am to 11:30am.  Evening Fesitval with Music, Fun, Sharing of Word with Dynamic Speakers & Music from 6:30pm to 8pm.

Monday, August 1st - Pastor Bruce Shields

Tuesday, August 2nd - Apostle Twila Wilczynski

Wednesday, August 3rd - Pastor Scott Shamel

Thursday, August 4th - Rev. Keith Reinhardt

Friday, August 5th - Bishop Jan Beaderstadt

So bring your chair fot the evenings events. 


Market & Music in the Park - Come on out to Rose City Park for a fun filled day of shopping and music.  There will be food and merchandise vendors August 6th from 12noon to 4pm, games for the kids, and a cornhole tournament.  Bands will include Guy Alderton, Josh Ramses, Liverpool EXP, Off Beat and Party of Two.  So come to the park and enjoy the show.


Sunrise Side Music Festival - Lost Lake Woods Club will be hosting the Sunrise Side Music Festival, Saturday, August 13th. Gates open at 11am with music starting at 12 noon.  Pre-sale tickets are $20, and $30 at the gate, children 12 and under are free.  This year's line up is from ABC's "The Voice" - The Joy Reunion, Dave Fenley, Peedy Chavis. Plus straight from Nashville, Taylor Austin Dye.  There will be a large tent on site, so bring your own lawn/camp chair, and all attendees are responsible for their own seating.  Canopy chairs are not allowed in the general seating area.  Food vendors will be on site.  No smoking or pets in the concert area.  While all acts are confirmed, line up and start times are subject to change.  All tickets are non-refundable.  To purchase tickets call, (989)569-1415 or at


Blues By The Bay - 20th Annual Blues By The Bay will be held Friday, August 26th thru Sunday, August 28th at Harbor Park, Downtown East Tawas.  Food and beverages will be available, $35 button is good for the entire weekend! The shows will go on rain or shine! For more info

Friday, August 26th

6pm - Brendon Linsley

8pm - The Jimmys

Saturday, August 27th

12 noon - Leser Hambone Brown

2pm - Nicky T and the Snake Charmers

4pm - Harper and Midwest Kind

6pm - Paul Nelson Band

8pm - Daniell Nicole

Sunday, August 28th

1pm - Sweet Willie Tea

3pm - Motor City Josh & The Big 3


St. Augustine Festival - St. Augustine Annual Parish Festival & Fundraiser of Hillman will be held Sunday, August 28th from 12pm to 5pm. Come on out and enjoy Live Music, Kids Activities, Authentic Mexican Cuisine, Live/Silent Auction, 50/50 Drawing. Dinner will be 12 noon to 2pm, 1:30pm live auction, 12 noon to 4:30pm Silent Auction 4:30pm Grand Prize Raffle Drawing. This year the Grand Prze is an all inclusive trip to Beaver Island. The trip is for four with all accommodations included! Package includes, Round Trip Airfare for Four, Lake Michigan Fishing Charter, Waterfront Lodging (4 days, 3 nights), Free Rental Car, Sunset Boat Tour or Scuba Diving, and all meals are included too!  Tickets are $25 for 1 ticket, or $100 for 5 tickets.  Drawing will be at the festival at 4:30pm, August 28th.  You need not be present to win.  For more info please call (989)742-4542 or the website is


Paul Bunyan Days - Mark you calendar for this years Paul Bunyan Days in Oscoda, Friday, September 16th thru Sunday, September 18th.  There will be Chainsaw Carving, Carnival, Food and Craft vendors.  So come on out for a fun filled family day!




Tawas Community Concert Band - The Tawas Community Concert Band is on going at the Tawas City Park.  

July 11th, 18th, and 25th - Concerts start at 7:30

August 1st, 8th, 15th - Concert start at 7:00


Out Of The Mist Life Coaching & Reining Hope Ranch - Out Of The Mist Life Coaching and Reining Hope Ranch will be hosting a one day women's retreat, Spa Day With The Herd, Saturday, September 24th, from 10am to 4pm at Reining Hope Ranch, 2816 Conrad Rd., Standish, MI. There will be Yoga, Herd Meditation and discussions on how to help with stresses that affect women everyday. You will also spend time with the horses to help you feel calm and grounded.   For more info please contact Tina at (989)820-4085 or email to reserve your spot for the September retreat.  


Tawas Bay Ice Arena -  The Tawas Bay Ice Arena will be holding a Craft, Vendor, Flea Market every Saturday in July and August.  The opening weekend is a 2 day show, Saturday, July 2nd and Sunday, July 3rd, from 10am to 5pm. Except August 6th. The arena will have their concessions stand open during the markets. 


Vintage Market

Monthly Charity Fundraisers Outdoor Vintage Dealer Sales under the Big American Flag, Bruggers Plaza 312 W. Lake St. (US23) Tawas City. The sale takes place the 2nd Saturdays from 9am to 2pm. 

August 13th - Backpacks for Kids Program

September 10th - Special Olympics

October 8th - Seton Breast Cancer Center

Come on out and support local charities and find that one of a kind item you have been looking for.


Rotary of Oscoda "Concerts on the Beach" - The 2022 Summer Schedule will be:

July 28th - 2wice Shy

August 4th - No Baloney

August 11th - Blues Abusers

August 18th - Flipside

Concert to benefit Special Olympics featuring Jerry Schmidt and Friends on Thursday, August 25th.

All concerts are held on Thursday evenings, beginning at 7pm., at the Oscoda Beach Park Bandshell. Bring your lawn chairs or blankets. Pop, Popcorn, and snow cones will be sold. In case of inclement weather, the concert will be cancelled.


Summer Book Sales -  Tawas City Library Friends invite you to the 2022 Summer Book Sales located at the Tawas City Library, 208 North St., Tawas City from 9am to 12 noon. The Book Sale will be held the 2nd Satruday of the month, June 11th, July 9th, August 13th, and September 10th.  Rain dates will be the following Saturday of the month.  A vast selection of books to meet each individual reading preference will be available at the Summer Book Sales, along with specific author collections. And remember "You pick the book, You pick the price."  All proceeds go to support the Tawas City Library and to promote reading and literacy.


Tuesday Night Live Summer Street Dance Downtown East Tawas

August 2     Blues Abusers

August 9     Way Out Wayne

So come on out and enjoy the summer weather and music.


Spring Into Art - Tawas Bay Art Gallery will be holding various events in May through August.  A photo class field trip instructed by Bill Lauderbach will be held Saturday, May 7th from 9:30am to 2:30pm.  The class will gather at Tawas Point State Park for shooting during the morning.  The course will cover birds, landscape and lighthouse photography.  In the afternoon the group will move to the gallery where the pictures will be downloaded and discussed.  So bring your camera and your longest lens, a fully charted battery and plenty of memory on a card.  A tripod is optional.  You will need to have a Michigan State Park Passport or you will need to purchase a day pass.  Then Wednesday, May 11th from 1pm to 3pm there will be Creating With Alcohol Ink taught by Jan Doak.  You will learn alcohol ink techniques, and after some practice you will choose one technique and create a painting on Yupo paper.  June brings in the Art Stroll, Saturday, June 11th at the gallery and other businesses on Newman Street.  Then Paint Tawas Bay Thursday, June 16th and Saturday, June 18th.  Exploring Watercolor will take place Friday, June 24th and carry on through July on Fridays. July dates are July 1st, July 8th, and July 29th. August dates are Friday, August 5th, and August 12th.  Class runs from 1pm to 3pm.  Use your own materials or purchase for $5.oo each week.  Cost is $25 per day or pay for all 3 weeks in a session in advance for $60.00.  The Tawas Bay Art Gallery is located at 302 Newman St., East Tawas.  You may call to register at (989)362-5613.


Lumberman's Monument Summer Events

Nature Hikes will take place every Sunday from July 3rd to August 7th starting at 11am where a forest ranger will take groups out on a hike along Lumberman's Monument's trails.

Sea Lampreys Great Lakes Invader will be held on Tuesday, July 26th at 1pm. This event will teach about this jawless fish that attaches to healthy fish in the Great Lakes.

Macro Invertebrates will be held Tuesday, August 2nd at 1pm and will feature all sorts of bugs and crawlies commonly seen throughout the forest.

Life of a Lumberjack with Bill Jamerson will be held Wednesday, August 6th.  Bill is a lumberjack and he will have colorful tales to share about the old lumber jacking days when Northern Michigan was just a vast stretch of White Pines.  He will also explain the step by step process of harvesting trees and the importance of team work.

Smokey's 78th Birthday Party will be held Tuesday, August 9th with the celebration starting at 1pm.  Come and help Smokey put out another fire...the candles on his birthday cake! There will be fun and games, and winners will win prizes.

The Amazing Atlatl An Ancient Hunting Tool will take place Tuesday, August 16th at 1pm. Rangers will be there with the atlatl, and ancient hunting tool used by early humans to hunt big game.

All events are subject to change so call ahead at (989)362-8961.


Women's Walk - A new summer walking program to help women stay healthy will begin Wednesday, June1st at 5:30pm.Enjoy the beautiful views of Tawas Bay while connecting with other women in the community.  Women's Walk is a community initiative to promote health and wellness for women of all ager and fitness levels.  Join the group every Wednesday evening at the East Tawas State Harbor enterance located at the foot of Newman Street for a 30 minute walk. For more info please call (989)362-2540.


Astronomy and Ales - An Astronomer from Besser Museum will be bringing telescopes and a wealth of knowledge out to the beer garden at Austin Brothers Beer Company for a night of stargazing.  Tickets are for admission only and are $5.00, with beverages available for purchase.  The dates are:

Friday, July 29th

Friday, August 19th

Friday, August 26th

All events run from 10pm to 12 midnight, weather permitting, and are subject to cancellation/rescheduling.  Each ticket comes with a Planetarium pass that can be used at a later date.


Movies by the Pier - Movies by the Pier will return this summer on Wednesday, June 29th at the Oscoda Beach Park. The movies start at dusk, music and games provided 30 minutes prior to the show time.  Bring lawn chairs, blankets and snacks.  Movies may be canceled due to weather.  For more info call (989)739-0900.

July 27th - Luca - PG

August 3rd - Soul - PG

August 10th - Paw Patrol The Movie - G

August 17th - Spirit Untamed - PG


K of C Burger Night - Did you miss Fish and Burger Monday's at the Rushman Hall in East Tawas??  Monday's dinners are from 4:30pm to 6:30pm dine in or take out.  There  will be fish and a 1/2 lb Smash Burger and a whole lot more.  So come on in for some fantastic food and burgers. Call ahead for take out (989)362-6333.


AuGres Friday City Market - The City of AuGres will be holding a Friday Market starting May 27th to September 16th at the Riverside Park.  The market will run every Friday from 9am to 2pm, with various weekly and seasonal vendors.  For more info please contact Sharon Boensch at (989)254-9735 or email


Northeast Michigan Regional Farm Markets



Tawas City - Saturdays at Gate Way Park from 8am to 1pm

Oscoda - Wedesdays at Shoreline Park from 8am to 1pm

Plainfield Township - Saturdays in Hale between the firehall and the library from

9am to 1pm



























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