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AREA COUNTY FAIRS 2021

 

ARENAC - JULY 20-24

IOSCO - JULY 26-31

CLARE - JULY 26-31

CHEBOYGAN - AUGUST 7-14

BAY - AUGUST 10-14

ALPENA - AUGUST 15-21

MIDLAND - AUGUST 15-21

ALCONA - AUGUST 17-21

OGEMAW - AUGUST 17-21

 

FARMERS MARKETS

TAWAS AREA - EVERY SATURDAY FROM 8AM TO 1PM AT GATEWAY PARK

OSCODA/AUSABLE - WEDNESDAYS FROM 9AM TO 2PM AT SHORELINE PARK

WEST BRANCH - EVERY SATURDAY FROM 8AM TO 2PM

PLAINFIELD TWP HALE - EVERY SATURDAY FROM 9AM TO 1PM

ARENAC - EVERY SATURDAY FROM 9AM TO 1PM

ALCONA - EVERY SATURDAY FROM 10AM TO 1PM

ALPENA - YEAR ROUND WEDNESDAY 8AM TO 1PM

AND SATURDAY 8AM TO 1PM 208 N FIRST ST

ALPENA - ALPENA MALL DAILY FROM 10AM TO 2PM

THEN EVERY SATURDAY AND WEDNESDAY FROM 8AM TO 1PM

STARTING IN MID JULY

 

 

4th OF JULY CELEBRATIONS

 

SATURDAY, JULY 3RD CELEBRATIONS

ARENAC FIREWORKS FESTIVAL WITH FIREWORKS AT DUSK

AT THE CITY OF AUGRES WATER TOWER

PLAINFIELD TOWNSHIP HALE - PARADE STARTS AT 12 NOON

FIREWORKS AD DUSK

MIO - CRAFT SHOW & FOOD ON COURTHOUSE LAWN PARADE STARTS AT 2PM

LUZERNE - PARADE STARTS AT 4PM FIREWORKS AT DUSK

COMINS - FAMILY FUN FEST WITH LIVE MUSIC

FIREWORKS AT DUSK AT SKYLINE EVENT CENTER

 

 

SUNDAY, JULY 4TH CELEBRATIONS

TAWAS AREA - PARADE STARTS AT 1PM WITH FIREWORKS AT DUSK

OSCODA/AUSABLE AREA - PARADE AT 12:30PM WITH FIREWORKS AT DUSK

MIO - FIREWORKS AT DUSK ON THE MIO POND

COMINS - PARADE STARTS AT 1PM

WEST BRANCH - PARADE STARTS AT 7PM AND FIREWORKS AT DUSK

 

 

Tawas Area Fireworks Fundraising - The Tawas Area Chamber of Commerce and Fireworks Committee is carrying on their fundraising efforts for this year's Independence Day Show.  There are several ways in which the public can get involved.  You can buy T-shirts with the "Light Up the Bay" logo on the front and the fireworks display sponsors on the back.  The shirts are available at the Chamber offices at 228 Newman St., East Tawas, Neiman's Market in Tawas City, and at various events throughout the summer.  The cost is $15 for sizes small through extra large and $17 for sizes 2XL and 3XL.  Area businesses are also selling starburst hangers for $1 and you can personalize with your name and they will be displayed by the business.  On Saturday, June 12th at the Vintage Market in Bruggers Plaza in Tawas City, proceeds from the booths sold for the show along with any other donations the market receives will benefit the Independence Day fireworks.  The "Light Up the Bay" T-shirts will also be available.  

 

Classic Car Show A Classic Car Show and Patio Grilling will take place every Tuesday from 5pm to 7pm at the Mio Moose Lodge.  For more info please call (989)826-6081.

 

Recycle Alcona County - Recycling Alcona County is held on the second Saturday each month from 10am to 1pm. Visit the http://alconacountyfair.com and search activities for a list of items not accepted by recycling.

 

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.


Tawas Vintage Market -  The Tawas Vintage Market will be hosting a monthly vintage sale with the proceeds going to various community charities. The market will be held in Brugger's Plaza under the Big American Flag in Tawas City from 9am to 2pm.  Call (810)730-1449 for more info.  The next market will be Saturday, June 12th.

 

Lighthouse Summer Special - Every Tuesday from June 1st through August 31st, from noon until 4pm, visitors can join the Friends of Tawas Point Lighthouse and State Park on the lawn outside the historic lighthouse to learn about a variety of history, lore, and area stories of

interest.

 

Iosco Arenac District Library -  Throughout the month of June the library will host virtual presentations on crime and criminals with Michigan ties, past and present day.  All programs will begin at 6:30pm and will be accessible via the district library's website at http://www.ioscoarenaclibrary.org,  No registration is required, and they are free and open to the public. Murder and Mayhem begins on Thursday, June 3rd, Wednesday, June 9th, Tuesday, June 22nd, and Monday, June 28th.  For more info please contact the library at (989)362-2651 or visit its website.

 

Iosco Arenac District Library - The library will be offering an online program called MiLibraryQuest Summer 2021 to all teens in 7th through 12th grades.  They will participate in a digital animal scavenger hunt put on by libraries across the state of Michigan.  Participants from district library will be entered into a drawing for a chance to win a Samsung Galaxy Tab, a 128 GB tablet.  The program will be open June 1st through July 31st.  To get started go to http://www.ioscoarenaclibrary.org, where teens will be directed to the MiLibraryQuest website. For more info on this and other programming go to the website, follow on Facebook or call (989)362-2651.

 

Rogers City Summer Concert Series - Summer Concerts in Lakeside Park from 7pm to 8:30pm.

6/18    Yankee Station-classic rock, blues and a little country

6/25    Rogers City Sock Hop-50's dance with DJ Tim

7/2      Borderline Country-n-Rock

7/3      Saline Fiddler's Philharmonic

7/9      David Paul Britton-guitarist, vocals

7/16    Petoskey Steel Drum

7/23    Vertigo Band-country, rock, pop & variety

7/30    Norther MI Brass Band

8/13    Garage Band-local rock band

 

Alpena Blues Festival - "Ladies of the Blues" will be held Saturday, June 19th from 11am to Midnight, 2nd Avenue Downtown Alpena.  Tickets for the whole day are $30 available at local vendors or at the gate.

12pm to 2pm- Pretentious Pig

2pm to 4pm- Erin Coburn

4pm to 6pm-CeeCee Collins

6pm to 8pm- Tosha Owens with Broken-Arrow Blues

8pm to 10pm- Nora Jean Bruso

10pm to 12am- Thornetta Davis/Detroit's Queen of the Blues

Tickets are available at, Fresh Palate, Jimmie Garants, Fitzpatrick Hardware, Advance Auto Parts (Alpena), Emery Enterprises, Chiefs Bar and Grill

 

West Branch District Library - The West Branch District Library will be holding a Summer Reading Program from June 14th through August 7th.  There will be four age categories: Children ages one to six, 10 books read by the child or adult . Juvenile ages seven to 14, 5 books read. Young Adult ages 15 to 18, 3 books read.  There will be prizes or raffle ticket for how many books are read. Adult 18 and older, 2 books read. Those interested can sign up at the library starting June 1st.

 

Music in the Park - Members of the Tawas Community Concert Band will hold its annual "Concerts in the Park" at the East Tawas City Park. The concerts start June 14th, so bring your lawn chair and enjoy some summertime music.

 

Tuesday Night Live -  Downtown Tuesday Night Live returns to Newman Street, starting June 22 with "Hippy Bob"!  The event will run in late June through mid August with various bands throughout the summer.  Bands to include Gibson & Seal Band, on June 29th, Motor City Memories on July 6th, Flipside on July 13th, Michele Spitz on July 20th, The Rock Band CRASH on July 27th, Way Out Wayne on August 3rd, Blues Abusers on August 10th and Boogie2Shooz on August 17th.

 

Music At The Harbor - Tuesday and Friday nights June 15th to September 17th at the Harrisville Harbor Pavilion. Tuesdays the shows are from 6pm to 9pm, featuring Dockside Jams with co-sponsor Alcona Music Project, a free open-mic event with your favorite local musicians. Fridays the shows are from 7pm to 9pm with Harbor Night Concerts, featuring prominent Michigan songwriters in free performances.  More info is available at http://www.InspirationAlcona.org.

 

Ascension St. Joseph Golf Classic - Ascension St. Joseph Foundation will be holding their annual Golf Classic Thursday, June 24th at Red Hawk Golf Club, 350 W Davison Rd., East Tawas. Registration starts at 9am with a shotgun start at 10am. This years classic supports the Maternal/Infant Fund.  Proceeds will be used to purchase new fetal monitors, fetal monitor carts, newborn bassinets and hearing testing equipment for the OB department. For more info please contact Michelle Bacarella at (989)362-0159.

 

Wurtsmith Air Museum - Welcome Home Weekend and WWll Encampment will be held Friday, June 25th to Sunday, June 27th.  For more info please visit http://wurtsmithairmuseum.net.

 

Concerts on the Beach - Rotary of Oscoda presents "Concerts on the Beach" starting June 24th and run through August 19th.  All concerts will start at 7pm and incase of iclement weather the concert will be cancelled.

6/24-Grand Folks Trio

7/1-Pick n' Steel

7/8-The Victory Trio

7/15-Money-Gods

7/22-2Wice Shy

7/29-Boogie 2Shooz

8/5-Sunrise Side Effect

8/12-Flipside

8/19-Concert to Benefit Special Olympics Featuring the Tipsico Band

 

Friends Together Alpena Friends Together will be having a Drive Thru Fundraiser, Friday, June 25th from 7am to 6pm, at 105 Prentiss Street, Alpena.  Friends Together support group help people with cancer.  Their support groups need more room to safely meet in their building.  Your donation will help them get back together.  There will be a hotdog concession available by donation.  You can also donate on line at http://www.friendstogethermi.org.

 

Epic Dragon Light Show - The Epic Dragon Light Show 2021 will be presented at the Shoreline Theater in Oscoda starting on Saturday, June 26th through Sunday, July 4th.  This unique opportunity is being brought to the area by the Shoreline Players Community Theater and Erock Innovations.  The Shoreline Theater is located at 6000 North Skeel Avenue in Oscoda on the former Wurtsmith Air Force Base.

 

HealthQuest's Shore Fun Beach Fun Run - The "Shore Fun Beach Fun Run" is back!!!

It's a chance for adults, children and families to enjoy the beautiful Oscoda shoreline of Lake Huron by running/walking the 5k course for adults or running/walking the 1 mile course for adults and children. Registration for this year's event will be held on the day of the event only June 26th beginning at 10am at the Oscoda Beach Park bandshell.  This event will be held in conjunction with "Art On The Beach" and will be held rain or shine.

 

Art On The Beach -  The 37th Annual "Art on the Beach" will be held at the Oscoda Beach Park and at the Intersection of Lake St., and River Rd.  This year it will be held Saturday, June 26th and Sunday, June 27th.  For more info please contact the Oscoda/AuSable Chamber at (989)739-7322.

 

10th Anniversary Golf Outing and Pig Roast - Eagle Ridge Golf Club in Glennie will be holding their 10th Anniversary Golf Outing and Pig Roast, Sunday, June 27th with registration starting 9am and a Shotgun Start at 10am.  Cost is $75 per person for non members and $55 for members.  Cost includes 18 hole 4 person scramble, 10th anniversary T-shirt, Morning Donuts and Coffee, range balls before Tournament, hotdog and drink at the turn, pig roast dinner buffet, awards and prizes.  For more info please call the course at (989)735-3500.

 

Live-Laugh-Love - Live-Laugh-Love in Luzerne Saturday, July 3rd with food vendors, goat pellet bingo, bike decorating, ORV decorating, live entertainment with Mike Ross at the American Legion at 5pm.  Enter to win Patriotic Lottery Ticket Basket.  Tickets are available at MaDeeters, Luzerne Hardware & Luzerne Express.

 

Community Picnic & Fireworks Celebration - The Oscoda Lions ang the Oscoda Rotary, will be hosting a Comminity Picnic, July 4th beginning at 5pm at the Oscoda Beach Park.  They will be selling hot dogs, chips, cookies, and soft drinks.  Along with the picnic there will be kid's games, and sand castle building, with the fireworks at the Pier at dusk.

 

Kids Fishing Derby - The City of Rose City will be holding a Kids Fishing Derby, Sunday, July 4th with registration starting at 10am.  The derby will be held at the Rose City Park back pavilion.

 

Tawas Bay Summerfest Cruise & Car Show - The 14th Annual Tawas Bay Summerfest Cruise & Car Show will be held Saturday, July 10th and Sunday, July 11th.  Saturday night is cruise night with line up starting at 5pm at Auto Value in Tawas City with the cruise starting at 6pm.  After the cruise at 7pm there will be a street dance on Newman Street in East Tawas featuring "No Baloney" playing until 11pm. Sunday brings the Car, Truck & Cycle Show with registration running from 7am to 10am.  Awards are given at 3pm. The show will take place on Newman Street in East Tawas. There is also the Iosco County Airport Fly-In from 7am to 12 noon. So come on out for some summertime fun and check out all of the great cars, trucks and bikes that will be on display!

 

Neiman's Family Market - Neiman's Family Market in Tawas will be hosting a "Dunk Tank" fundraiser for the Iosco County Toys for Tots, Wednesday, July 7th.

 

10th Annual Model "A"'s and "T"s Car Show - The Standish Historic Depot & Welcome Center invites all Model A's and T's to its 10th Annual Car Show, Saturday, July 10th from 10am to 4pm.This show is open to ALL original/restored cars and trucks 1931 and older.  Speedsters must have their original style engine and chassis. Pre-registration received on or before July 3rd is $5, registration after July 3rd and day of show is $10. Lunch and Ice Cream Social will be provided FREE to all pre-registered vehicles with a limit of 2 per vehicle.  So come on out for a day of yesteryear and make sure to dress in Era clothes.

 

Christmas in July - Looking for vendors!!! Ogemaw County Fairgrounds will be hosting their first ever Christmas in July the weekend of July 10th.  Contact Marty Lucas to reserve a spot today! Call (989)941-2005 or email FlyingLRanch@gmail.com

 

Au Gres Cruisers Car Cruise & Show - The 27th Annual Au Gres Cruisers Car Cruise & Show will be held July 22nd & 25th. Also mark your calendars for the Au Gres Cruisers Rock & Roll weekend scheduled July 24th and 25th.  This event will be held rain or shine, or any other extenuating circumstances. 

Saturday July 24th - Car cruise along the beautiful Saginaw Bay lakeshore that ends up at the Au Gres Pavilion along the river.  Burnout contest, live band, beer tent, food, muffler raps and plenty of vintage cars.  There is a $5 admission to the festivities.

Sunday July 25th Car Show - Bring your best polished ride! This is a competitive event and trophies are given out for many vehicle classes.  Follow Au Gres Cruiser's Car Club on Facebook for all of the event details and info.

 

Blues By The Bay - Blue By The Bay will be held this year from Friday, August 27th thru Sunday, August 29th, at Harbor Park in East Tawas.  Come on out and listen to some great music.

 

Kick it in the Sticks Music Festival - This 3 day music festival in Mio in Northeast Michigan will feature three days of live music, camping and more summer fun! The fun starts at Lost Creek Sky Ranch in Mio, Friday, August 27th at 4pm and runs to Sunday, August 29th at 6:30pm. This venue will host some of Michigans premiere country bands and also country bands from Ohio, Kentucky, and Nashville, Tennessee.  So come on and make memories that will last for generation! Any minors under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or adult over the age of 21, no exceptions. 

 

Labor Day Arts and Crafts - This year the Labor Day Arts and Craft show will run Saturday, September 4th and Sunday, September 5th from 10am to 4pm at Shoreline Park in Tawas City, across from the Iosco County Building.