Grand Garden Show featuring Proven Winners ® – August 26-28

August 17, 2018

Mackinac Island, MI – Join us for the 6th Annual Grand Garden Show presented by Proven Winners, the world’s #1 plant brand at the world’s largest summer resort providing a spectacular and memorable setting. Celebrate the beauty of flowers while you surround yourself with the rich history of Mackinac Island and Grand Hotel. This will be a multi-day event with hands-on demonstrations and presentations from some of the nation’s foremost garden design experts.

Announcing 2018 guest speaker, Amy Stewart. Amy Stewart is the New York Times bestselling author of nine books, including Girl Waits with Gun and The Drunken Botanist. You will also enjoy returning guest speaker, Mackinac Island’s own award-winning garden designer and author, Jack Barnwell. Presenting 2017 guest speaker P.Allen Smith, an award-winning food, lifestyle and garden expert and host of two television programs, and contributor on the NBC’s The Today Show.… Read the rest

Harborfest – August 24

August 16, 2018

Marquette, MI – HarborFest is one of the best free 2 day music festivals in the UP, but it’s so much more. It includes a beer and wine tent specializing in craft beers. It has food tents, Kids inflatable activities, a classic car & motorcycle show, a luge demonstration track to try, and the culmination of a fishing tournament with live dock side catch and release. It’s a family oriented event with a party atmosphere at night. Music performances at HarborFest are a combination of local bands and major acts out of Chicago. Friday & Saturday HarborFest music has variety including Country, Folk, Blues but with a heavy emphasize on Rock. Each night ends with a HOT headliner band.… Read the rest

Wild Blueberry Festival – August 17-19

August 12, 2018

Paradise, MI – Each year during the third weekend in August Paradise celebrates a part of their local heritage, wild blueberries. An art fair, strolling and stage entertainment, and wonderful local food are part of the festivities. The celebration also showcases informative programs of music, nature, and local history lore. Join us at the Arts and Crafts Fair, enjoy the unique entertainment, partake in the local food specialties, and enjoy the Blueberry Jamboree!… Read the rest

Porsche On The Mac – August 17-19

August 12, 2018

St. Ignace, MI – Come see the first-ever Porsche On The Mac! Packet pickup for participants will take place Friday from 6-9 pm at the Little Bear Arena. The crossing of the Mackinac Bridge will take place on Saturday beginning at 10am. Other activities include a scavenger hunt during the day and a marina party in the evening, followed by Fireworks Over The Bay at dusk. Sunday participants will take caravan cruises in the eastern upper peninsula of Michigan visiting local attractions.… Read the rest

Erickson Center for the Arts Presents “The Wizard of Oz” – August 16-18

August 11, 2018

Curtis, MI – Amazing local talent takes stage for the Erickson Center for the Arts’ second musical “The Wizard of Oz”, August 16th, 17th, and 18th. This beloved tale, in which a Kansas farm girl travels over the rainbow to discover the magical power of home, has been entertaining audiences for generations. Tickets on sale July 30th. Premium Seating (Rows 1 – 3) ~$25 /General Seating ~ $20 or Children 10 and under~ $10. All ticket sales are final.… Read the rest

Wild Blueberry Festival – August 17-19

August 5, 2018

Paradise, MI – Each year during the third weekend in August Paradise celebrates a part of their local heritage, wild blueberries. Established in 1984, the Wild Blueberry Festival is a celebration that includes an art fair, entertainment, and wonderful local foods. Wild blueberries still thrive in the area, and some commercial picking continues south and west of Paradise. The low bush varieties, found in open, sunny areas ripen from late July through August. Highbush berries may be found in shade and ripen from late August through September. Wild blueberry pancakes, pies, muffins, and buckles are some favorites offered at the Festival. Don’t miss tasting our wonderful homemade wild blueberry pie!… Read the rest

Artisans at the Forge – August 5

August 1, 2018

Negaunee, MI – At the Michigan Iron Industry Museum, Iron Range Artisans display and demonstrate traditional metalworking, woodworking, and textiles from the Industrial Age. To round out the weekend, we’ll also have period music, old-fashioned children’s games and guided tours of the Carp River Forge historic site.… Read the rest

War of 1812 Weekend

July 30, 2018

Mackinac Island, MI – The first land engagement of the War of 1812 happened at Fort Mackinac. Visit Fort Mackinac August 4 & 5 for weapons demonstrations, walking tours and more. Check back often for more information on this special weekend at Fort Mackinac.… Read the rest

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