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September 2024 Events Calendar

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Featured September Events

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September 1-7, 2024

Monday, September 2nd, 2024

Annual Mackinac Bridge Walk
This free walk begins in St. Ignace at the north end of the Mackinac Bridge in the Upper Peninsula, and in Mackinaw City at the south end of the bridge in the Lower Peninsula. For more information, visit

September 8-14, 2024

Stay tuned for information on events happening during this time! In the meantime, scroll down to see events that occurred in 2023.

September 15-21, 2024

Saturday, September 21st, 2024

Taste of Harbor Springs
Annual food and drink festival to benefit the Mary Ellen Hughes Culinary Scholarship fund. Harbor Springs Waterfront.

September 22-30, 2024

Saturday, September 28th, 2024

Harvest Festival
Culminating event of the outdoor Boyne City Farmers Market featuring children’s games, local harvests, fall fun, and decorations. Veterans Park- 207 N. Main St., Boyne City. For a vendor application, click here

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

8-Mile Run & Walk
Beginning and ending at Mission Point Resort, this is one of the oldest and most scenic races in Michigan. The course takes runners around the island with sights like historic Victorian homes, the Straights of Mackinac, the Mackinac Bridge and more. Mission Point Resort- One Lake Shore Dr, Mackinac Island. For more information, visit

Depot Teen Center Charity Golf Tournament
Proceeds benefit the Depot Teen Centers programs. To register, visit The Mallard- 9569 Bailey Rd., East Jordan.

Paddle Antrim Festival
This event celebrates the amazing waterways and communities of Northern Michigan. It includes a two-day paddle event through the Chain of Lakes Water Trail. Participants can choose to paddle one or both days and decide how far to travel. There are exits strategically placed along the route so the trip can be anywhere from 7 to 42 miles. For more information and to register, visit

Richard Crane Memorial Truck Show
This annual event allows viewing of semi-trucks with customized cabs, extraordinary paint/artwork and neon light displays at Little Bear East Arena- 275 Marquette St., St. Ignace and in downtown St. Ignace. For the most updated information, visit

Petoskey Harvest Showcase
This annual event takes participants to 14 wineries in the region where they’ll sample wines paired with small plates. Tickets are $40 per person and available at

Sunflower Festival & Barn Market
Pack a blanket or lawn chair and spend the day at this free event. Attend a yoga class, take a guided sunflower tour, paint a pumpkin, shop the Barn Market, and listen to live music while you play lawn games and enjoy food and drink. Lavender Hill Farm- 7354 Horton Bay Rd. North, Boyne City.

Harbor Springs Festival of the Book
This annual event is a three-day celebration of readers, writers, books, and literary craft. 153 E. Main St., Harbor Springs.

Balloons Over Bay Harbor
This annual event offers viewing of hot air balloons and many more activities. Visit for more info. 4000 Main St., Bay Harbor.

East Jordan Fall Fest
This annual event includes live music, beer tent, food trucks, softball tournament, kid’s activities, and much more. East Jordan Tourist Park- 218 N. Lake St., East Jordan. For the most updated information, visit

Check back often for updates to this calendar of events!

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