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May 2024 Events Calendar

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Featured May Events

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May 1-7, 2024

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May 8-14, 2024

Wednesday, May 8th, 2024

Colonial Michilimackinac Opens for the Season
Beneath the Mackinac Bridge, Mackinaw City

May 15-21, 2024

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May 22-31, 2024

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The following events are from 2023. Stay tuned for information on dates for these events in 2024!

First Friday Charlevoix
This event includes a cocktail trail, shopping, fun activities to enjoy, and a chance to win Downtown Dollar Gift Cards. For more information, visit downtowncharlevoix.com. Downtown Charlevoix

Northern Michigan Brass Band Concert
Tickets are $15 each and can be purchased by visiting greatlakescfa.org. Great Lakes Center for the Arts- 800 Bay Harbor Dr., Petoskey.

Fort Mackinac Opens for the Season
7127 Huron Rd., Mackinac Island.

Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse Opens for the Season
526 N. Huron Ave., Mackinaw City.

Fort-2-Fort 5-Mile Challenge
Race begins with a blast of the rifles at Fort Mackinac- 7125 Huron Rd., Mackinac Island. Then it takes a winding route up to Fort Holmes, and back down to a finish behind Fort Mackinac next to the scout barracks. Register and find more information at: mackinacisland.org.

National Morel Mushroom Festival
Annual, multi-day event with fun for the whole family. 

Zoo-de-Mack Bike Ride
This leisurely 51-Mile Bike Ride takes participants from the Zoo Bar at Boyne Highlands, to Harbor Springs, to Mackinaw City. It also includes live music and huge parties.

Lavender Hill Farm Annual Plant Sale
Anticipated 2023 Lavender Varieties include Hidcote Pink, Edelweiss, Folgate, Grosso, Hidcote Blue, Munstead, Melissa, Vera, and Royal Velvet. Limit 100 per customer. No reservations or holds. Lavender Hills Farm- 7354 Horton Bay Rd. North, Boyne City.

Jordan Valley Community Band Spring Concert
Free concert at East Jordan Community Auditorium-
304 Fourth St., East Jordan. Donations appreciated.

Morel Madness
Local mushroom legend, Anthony Williams, shares his expertise. A storyteller as much as an expert, Tony relays lifelong family stories on hunting morels in the Boyne City area. Boyne District Library Community Room- 201 E. Main St., Boyne City.

Native American Festival
For more information, call (906) 643-9161. Museum of Ojibwa Culture-500 N. State St., St. Ignace.

Top of Michigan Festival of Races
5k, 10k, and half marathon beginning at Bayfront Park- 101 E. Lake St., Petoskey. Register by visiting runsignup.com.

Fireworks Over the Bay
Fireworks will decorate the sky over Moran Bay in downtown St. Ignace.

Fort Michilimackinac Historical Reenactment Pageant
The longest running free Memorial Day historical program in the U.S. which takes place in Mackinaw City, Michigan. More than 400 cast members take part in the three-day pageant that brings to life the 1763 Fort Michilimackinac battle between the French, British, and Native Americans. Fort Michilimackinac- 106 W. Straights Ave., Mackinaw City.

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St. Ignace Car Show Weekend

St. Ignace Car Show Weekend

Hundreds of antique, custom, and celebrity automobiles take part in the internationally acclaimed St. Ignace Car Show Weekend.

Emmett-Charlevoix County Fair

Emmett-Charlevoix County Fair

The Emmet-Charlevoix County Fair is held at the fairgrounds on Charlevoix Avenue, and is a mix of carnival rides, food, exhibits, and more.

Zoo-de-Mack Bike Ride

This 25-year-old rite of spring in Northern Michigan is a bike ride from the Zoo Bar at Boyne Highlands, Harbor Springs, to Mackinaw City.

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