The Pavilion On Court hosts many events and activities in downtown Gaylord. Annual Antique shows, farmers markets, Wednesday night concerts and local festivals are just a few of the happenings under this beautiful Alpine-styled pavilion.
Honoring all those that gave their lives for our Freedom!
Memorial Day Parade Downtown Gaylord at 10 am
Starting at the parking lot by the Downtown Subway Restaurant to the corner of South Court and West Main Street. Northeast corner of the Courthouse to the Memorial.
Otsego Lake Splash-In for 2019 is June 7th - and 9th, 2019!Headquarters - Seaplane Parking and Events at Otsego Lake County Park! Land planes Welcome at Otsego County Airport.Friday: Arrivals - Cookout - CampfireSaturday: Parade of Planes - Contests - BanquetSunday: Tear Down - DeparturesBoy Scouts will serve breakfast Saturday & Sunday and lunch on Saturday.
Two days twice a year, families and friends can enjoy one of Michigan's premiere outdoor activities, Michigan Fishing, for FREE! The 2019 Free Fishing Weekend this summer: June 8 & 9. All fishing license fees will be waived for two days. A Recreation Passport will NOT be required for entry into state parks and recreation areas during Free Fishing Weekend. Residents and out-of-state visitors may enjoy fishing on both inland and Great Lakes' waters for all species of fish. All fishing regulations will still apply.
Gaylord Regional Airport 989-732-4218
Enjoy the wide variety of vintage Warbirds, modern military aircraft, high speed passes, aerobatics, civilian general aviation aircraft, and military and emergency ground vehicles!
Come and check out the Rocket bus and Jet Porta Potty!
Big Ticket Festival has grown into one of the largest faith based festivals in the nation. Each year they host over 20,000 people a day over the three day festival. The most popular artists! Kids Zone!
The National Cherry Festival will offer over 130 events throughout the eight-day celebration including all time favorites like free opening weekend air shows, Bay Side Entertainment, two parades, daily kids events, the Festival of Races, and of course Cherry Pie Eating and Pit Spitting competitions for every age.
Traverse City, 800-968-3380
From delicious food and outstanding entertainment, to a popular 60+ artist craft show and numerous events, including a parade, kid's games and contests, pancake breakfast, and carnival rides for all ages, this Alpine-inspired celebration honors the city's heritage and partnership with sister city, Pontresina, Switzerland.The summer tradition, now in its 55th year, features an impressive lineup of free outdoor concerts each night on the main stage. ( Free With Your 2019 Alpenfest Pin)Daytime fun: get your run on by signing on for the Alpenfest 5K or 10K. Or, if sitting back and relaxing is more your thing, check out the World's Largest Coffee break, a massive cup o' Joe gathering for caffeine lovers (donuts and milk are available, too).
Michaywé Arts & Crafts Fair FRIDAY & SATURDAY, AUG. 9 & 10
11 a.m.–6 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday. As always, the Michaywé Clubhouse and surrounding five, park-like acres offer a beautiful venue for the more-than-100 artisans from the local area and from around the country to show off their exquisite ceramics, paintings, and photography; inspired metal and wood work; beautiful stained glass; unique jewelry; practical and pretty purses and clothing; whimsical lawn ornaments; and many more one-of-a-kind, hand-crafted creations. In addition, some exhibitors add to the flavor of the fair by specializing in food items, including delectable selections of sausage, breads, jams and jellies, cookies and kettle corn. Besides the ideal Michaywé setting — and its indoor and outdoor booths — exhibitors and customers alike will find beverages and lunch specials available in the adjacent Jack Pine Grill, which offers a stunning view of the 1st, 9th, and 18th holes of the Pines Golf Course; and a full menu at the award-winning Inn the Woods restaurant, located in the Clubhouse and overlooking the scenic bridge spanning Michaywé Lake.
2019 Otsego County Fair ~ August 13-17 ~ (Gaylord, Michigan) ~ It's All About Friends, Family & Fun! ~ Carnival runs August 16-18 Tuesday: August 13th - 7:00 pm Heavy Weight Horse Pull- Admission: $ 3.00 - 4 & Under FREE!Wednesday: August 14th - 7:00 pm - Super Kicker Rodeo - $ 10.00 11 years and up - $ 5.00 5 - 10 years - 4 & Under FREE! Thursday: August 15th - 6:00 pm - Speed Horse Show - FREE ADMISSION (excepting donations to help support the Horse Area) Friday: August 16th - 7:00 pm - Motor Sports Bump & Run - $ 10.00 11 years and up - $ 5.00 5 - 10 years - 4 & Under FREE! Saturday: August 17th - 6:00 pm - Night of Destruction - $ 10.00 11 years and up - $ 5.00 5-10 years - 4 & Under FREE!
Join hundreds of classic cars as we tour nostalgic Old US 27 ~ August 24th, 2019
Join us on the 13th year anniversary of the tour!!! Coldwater to Cheboygan Saturday August 24th, 2019 ~ 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM ~ Thanks Gaylord For Your Support Of The 27 Tour!
Thunder Over Waters takes place the Sunday of Labor Day weekend in downtown Waters, Michigan! Activities include a 5K race, kid's games, parade, arts & crafts, and grand finale fire works! The purpose of the Thunder Over Waters Festival is to bring families and our community together to promote the village of Waters and all it has to offer. Pancake & Sausage Breakfast served at Keg Bar & Grill 8:30am to 11am, Arts & Crafts Show starting at 10am, Lunch at the Fire Hall starting at 11am, Parade 1pm, Fireworks at dusk.
The Mackinac Bridge Walk has been held every year since 1958. The first bridge walk during the Bridge's Dedication Ceremony in June, 1958 and only 68 people walked across the Mackinac Bridge that year. The walk has been held on Labor Day every year since 1959. Most years, the Michigan Governor leads off the start of the Bridge Walk and President George H. W. Bush led the walk in 1992.http://www.mightymac.org/bridgewalk.htm