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National Cherry Festival
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
Big Ticket Festival
57th Gaylord Alpenfest
From delicious food and outstanding entertainment, to a popular 60+ artist craft show and numerous events, including a parade, kids' 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 2021 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).
Michaywe' Arts and Crafts Fair
Michaywé Arts & Crafts Fair - FRIDAY & SATURDAY, AUG. 13th & 14th
Friday 11 a.m.–6 p.m, Saturday 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 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.
Old 27 Motor Tour ~ Downtown Gaylord
Thunder Over Waters
Thunder Over Waters takes place the Sunday of Labor Day weekend (September 5th) in downtown Waters, Michigan! Activities include bounce houses & kid's games, parade, arts & crafts, corn hole tournament 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 at 1pm. Fireworks at dusk.