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Summer Movie Series at the Oscoda Townchip Beach

Movies begin at Dusk on Wednesdays

Music and games 30 minutes prior to movie

July 10th - Bumblebee

July 17th - Ralph Breaks the Internet

July 24th - Trolls

July 31st - Norm of the North

August 7th - Avengers - Infinity War

August 14th - Wonderpark

Augus 21st - Smallfoot

August 28th - The Lego Movie 2





Our Heritage - Iosco County Historical Society Presents "Our Heritage" 2019 Lugene Daniels Lecture Series.  All programs are on Wednesday evenings at 6:30pm, at the Rushman Hall (K of C Hall) 821 Newman St., East Tawas. 

Programs are as follows:

Aug 21st - The Toledo War of 1835 with Joe Oldenburg

Sept 18th - French Settlers in Michigan Gerald Wykes

So come on out to one or all of these interesting lectures and help support the Iosco Arenac District Library.


Summer Concert Series -  Rotary Club of Oscoda presents "Summer Concert Series" in the Oscoda Beach Bandshell, Thursdays this summer.  All concerts begin at 7pm, bring your lawn chairs or blankets to enjoy the music.  Pop, Popcorn, Cotton Candy, and Snow Cones will be sold.

July 11th - Blues Abusers

July 18th - Gibson-Seal Heart and Soul

July 25th - Sunshine String Band

Aug 1st - Pick-N-Steel

Aug 8th - Boogie 2 Shooz

Aug 15th - Flipside

Aug 22nd - Jerry Schmidt & Tipsico Road (Concert to Benefit Special Olympics)

The concert will be cancelled in case of inclement weather.


Model A & Model T Car Show - 4th  Annual Model A & Model T Vintage Carshow, Saturday July 13th from 10am to 4pm at the Standish Historical Depot. Enjoy a day of leisure and reminicing about days gone past. Model A and Model T cars on display. Open to only those original/restored cars and trucks 1931 or older. Registration s $5.00. Awards ceremony at 4:00pm with awards to the top 40 vehicles of the show. Lunch and Ice Cream Social provided to all pre registered vehicles. Era dress encouraged.  For more information please contact


Brunch at the Harbor - Farm to Fork Alcona is a multi-phase initiative promoting farm to table movement in Alcona in order to improve the economy & health of our community.  On Saturday, July 13th, at the Harrisville Harbor from 9am till 12 noon, Farm to Fork Alcona presents a special local-food brunch with burritos as the star attraction. This family-friendly event is just $5 per person at the tent, so bring the whole gang for a morning treat.


Tawas Bay Summerfest - Tawas Bay Summerfest will be held Saturday, July 13th from 11am to 7pm at Harbor Park in East Tawas.  So come on down to the harbor and enjoy a day of fun with a Kiwanis Club 5k run/walk at 9am, BBQ & Brew featuring Boneyard BBQ, Klenow's Market, Mancino's Featuring Rob's BBQ, Mr. Jack'ss Sports Bar & Grill, Northwoods Steakhouse, and Route 23, from 11am to 7pm for a $5 entry that includes a beverage, (21 and older please), Classic Car Cruise a 6pm, Street Dance on Newman Street featuring Doulbe Shot from 7pm to 11pm.  On Sunday, July 14th where will be a Dawn Patrol Fly-In from 7am to 12pm, Tawas Bay Car Show from 9am to 3:30pm and a Disc Golf Tournament at Dewey Durant Park at 10am.  For more info please go to  Proceeds will benefit the East Tawas & Tawas City Fire Departments, Iosco County Animal Shelter, and Harbor Lights Pregnancy & Information Center.


Low Cost Cat and Dog Shot Clinic - Monday, July 15th and Tuesday, July 16th from 10am to 2pm at Smar Park across for Mills Township Fire Department, 5168 Rifle River Trail, Alger.  3 shots for $30 or $10 each. Rabies for pets 12 weeks or older, Distemper/Parvo for dogs 8 weeks or older, Bordetella for dogs 8 weeks or older, FVRCP for cats 8 weeks or older, FELV for cats 9 weeks or older.  $20 ID Microchips for dogs and cats. $20 each for Heartworm tests, Canine flu and Lyme vaccines. Walk in rain or shine, no checks.  Previous rabies proof required for 3 year rabies.  For safety, please bring dogs on a short leash/snug collar & cats in carriers.  No residency required. Everyone welcome.  Spay/Neuter by Appointment: $40 for cats and $80 for dogs.  Call 586-879-1745 for more info.


Wellness Wednesday - Ascension St. Joseph & US Coast Guard will be hosting a "Wellness Wednesday" July 17th from 12pm to 1:30pm at the Tawas Point U.S. Coast Guard Station.  Come and meet "Coastie the Safety Boat", operated by the Coast Guard to teach boating and water safety, (weather permiting) There will be hot dogs, chips and a beverage to enjoy.  This is a family friendly information about water and sun safety.  St. Joseph cancer care team will be onsite to provide sun safety tips, and the Coast Guard will offer water safety instruction, including proper fit and wear of personal floation devices.  Free life jackets will be available on a first come, first serve basis.  For more info or to register please call (989)362-9301.


Wurtsmith Air Museum - Pat Copland Memorial Golf Outing, will be held Saturday, July 20th at 11am Lakeview Shores Serradella Course, 18 hole 4 person scramble.  Fee is $65 includes lunch at the turn.  Awards, door prizes, & Free pass to the Museum.  All proceeds go to support the Wurtsmith Air Museum.


Let's PARTY!!! - The American Legion will be hosting a beach party, tiki bar, with a "Taste of Summer", Saturday, July 20th from 3pm to ???. Live music by Siren, burgers, and booze, bonfire, cornhole, and horseshoes. Open to the Public.


Beat The Heat - The Oscoda VFW post 3735 will be hosting an arts and craft show to Beat The Heat, Saturday, July 27th from 12pm to 3pm. So come on in out of the heat and enjoy the host of vendors. For table space or info please contact Jennie at (989)739-4680.


8th Annual H.U.P - The Oscoda Chamber will be sponsoring the Hurry Up and Paddle or Sink canoe race July 24th at Oscoda Canoe Rental with the race starting at 5:30pm.  Entry forms and official rules are available at the Oscoda Chamber of Commerce or at


"Blind" Folded Canoe Race - Oscoda Canoe Rental in conjunction with the Oscoda/AuSable Chamber of Commerce will be hosting the "Blind" Folded Canoe Race at 6pm on Thursday, July 25th at Oscoda Canoe Rental and AuSable River Store.  $20 per team or $15 advanced registration.  For more info please call (989)739-7322 or


Performing Live - Lakeview Manor in Tawas City will be holding their annual concert.  This years concert is "Motown", July 26th starting at 6pm, featuring Denise Davis and the Motor City Sensation. Everyone is welcome so please bring your lawn chair, concessions will be available by donations. Please come and join us for an evening of great entertainment and reminiscing.  All proceeds will benefit the residents.


72nd Canoe Marathon -  The 72nd AuSable River Canoe Marathon is set for July 27th and July 28th.  This marathon is called the most grueling and challenging canoe race in the world.  Competitors will cover 120 miles of the AuSable's twists and turns from Grayling to Oscoda, paddling more than 50,000 strokes by the time they reach the finish line. The marathon starts in Grayling at 9pm July 27th when a cannon is fired and paddlers get a running start to launch their boats into the river.  This is the beginning of their nonstop journey to the Oscoda finish line, arriving between 11am and 12pm on July 28th.  For more info on the race, contact the Oscoda-AuSable Chamber of Commerce or go to the marathon's web site at


Veterans Memorial Park - Join us for the official unveiling of the new mural wall, Saturday, August 3rd, at 1pm (please be seated by 1pm). A 7 foot  by 21 foot laser etched mural depicting an image from the Vietnam war will be unvailed.  The wall is located at the Pentagon Service Monument at the Veterans Memorial Park of Northeast Michigan at the enterance to the old Wurtsmith Airforce Base in Oscoda.  The ceremony will include, National Anthem sung by Dan and Danny Althouse, Posting of the colors by the American Legion and the VFW, Military Displays, Guest speakers, Tribute vehicles, and the unveiling of the Wall. Free refreshments while they last.  Limited seating so bring your lawn chairs.  For more info please contact Rose Mary Nentwig at (989)820-9747 or Joe Brinn at (989)906-2155.


Tawas Uncork'd - Visitors can sip choice Michigan wines and ales and sample local cuisine at the 10th annual Tawas Uncork'd Wine, Ale & Food Festival on August 3rd, the event will be held from 12pm to 6pm at the East Tawas Harbor Park.  Tickets are available at the door.


Fine Art Show - Tawas Bay will be the picturesque backdrop August 3rd and 4th for the 59th Waterfront Fine Art Show, one of Michigan's most prestigious and longest running fine art shows.  The show is held in the Tawas City Shoreline Park and is being put on by the Tawas Bay Aarts Council and Gallery.  Show hours are 9am to 5pm August 4th, and 10am to 4pm August 5th. So come on out to beautiful Tawas Bay and enjoy this fine art show.


Sidewalk Sales - The East Tawas Sidewalk Sales will be held August 8th thru August 10th. It will take place on Newman St., in downtown East Tawas from 9am to 5pm.  So come on out and check the savings by the area merchants.


Motorcycle Poker Run - The Oscoda American Legion Riders are holding a Poker Run, Saturday, August 10th, with registration from 9am to 10am.  Cost before August 2nd is $15 per rider/passenger, and after August 2nd $20 per rider/passenger.  Registration includes entrance and VIP motorcycle parking.  There will be 8 live bands for you music enjoyment, beer, wine and merchandise.  Prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd and best hand wins.  For more info please contact Bill at (989)820-7552.  Proceeds benefit Oscoda Veterans Memorial Park.


Golf Scramble - Tawas Braves Varsity Hockey is hosting a Golf Scramble at the Knoll View Golf Course, August 10th, with a 9am start.  Cost is $75 per person or $300 per 4 person team.  Price includes: 18 hols of golf with cart, 4 person scramble including dinner, food at the turn, games and prizes.  There will also be a silent auction with proceeds from the golfing and auction going to the Tawas Braves Varsity Hockey Program. For more info or to register your team please contact Mel Rettell at (810)533-2591 or


Sand Lake Festival - It's a requirement to let loose and have a ball at the 53rd annual Sand Lake Festival held August 9th thru August 11th.  The festival will host an array of events for people young and old.  There will be a parade August 10th from Eagle Park to the Sand Lake Heights Community Center.  The Firemen's Famous Hamburgers, Little Las Vegas and dancing with a live band. A buffet breakfast begins things on the last day with other activities including the beer tent, concession stand, arts and crafts, Firemen's Famour Hamburgers.  For more info visit


Victorian Art Fair - Come join the fun Saturday, August 10th from 9am to 5pm and Sunday, August 11th from 10am to 4pm.  Over 200 Arts & Crafts Exhibits, games for the kids and a variety of food concessions.  The fair will be held at Irons Park in West Branch, with free shuttle service.  For more info please call (989)345-2744 or visit


Annual Fly In - The annual Wurtsmith Air Museum Fly-In and Pancake Breakfast will be presented August 10th and August 11th, at the museum located at 4071 E. Van Ettan St. on the former Wurtsmith Air Force Base.  Members of the Oscoda Rotary Clb will be serving and all you can eat pancake breakfast with sausage for both mornings.  Volunteers have extended invitations to 110 airports in Michigan, welcoming pilots to fly in to Oscoda/Wurtsmith Airport for a free breadfast and allow the public to view their personal aircraft.  Questions may be directed to museum representatives at (989)739-7555.


Michigan Mud Jam - Te 6th annual Michigan Mud Jam will take place August 13th thru August 17th at the Iosco County Fairgrounds in Hale.  Camping will be available during the event with a first come first serve basis and the cost is included with the admission charge.  For more info please go to


Battle for the Paddle - Oscoda/AuSable Chamber of Commerce Annual Scholarship Fundraiser Golf Challenge, Friday, August 16th.  This a 4 person scramble with registration starting at 8am and a shotgun start at 9am.  Registration fee is $75 per golfer or $300 per team.  Entry fee includes 18 holes with cart, Logger's Trace at Springport.  There will be fresh fruit, bottled water, Tee gift, cash prizes, Dinner and a raffle.  Sponsorships available. Help us support higher education and "Battle" for your name on the traveling paddle.  For more info please call the Osocda/AuSable Chamber at (989)739-7322 or


Blue's By The Bay - The Tawas Bay Blues Society is hosting its 18th annual "Blues By The Bay", August 23rd thru August 25th.  The three day festival is located under a large "Blues Big Top" at the Tawas Bay waterfront next to the East Tawas Harbor of Refuge.  A $25 souvenir button is the admission to all three days of the festival.  For more info visit,




Northeast Michigan Regional  Farmers Market-Tawas City

Season is May thru October

Hours are 8am to 1pm every Wednesday and Saturday


Northeast Michigan Regional Farmers Market-Oscoda

Season is May thru October

Hours are 9am to 2pm every Wednesday


Plainfield Township Farmers Market

Season is May thru October

Hours are 9am to 1pm every Saturday


ARA Farm Market-Lincoln

Season is May thru October

Hours are 9am to 12:30pm every Saturday


Rose City Farmers Market

Season is June thru October

Hours are 9am to 3pm every Saturday


West Branch Farmers Market

Season is June thru October

Hours are 8am to 2pm every Saturday









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