Mackinac Island Festival of the Horse
Enjoy stable tours of historic Victorian era barns on the West Bluff, The Mackinac Island Carriage Parade, the Breeds of the Mackinac presentations, presentations on the role of the horse in Mackinac's history, and more!
Tahqua Trail Run
The popular Tahqua Trail Run is here again! Events include a Kid's 2K as well as the 25K and 10K races.
Grand Marais Music & Arts Festival
3 days of music, food, crafts, and fun in Grand Marais. Check out the link for a list of performers and information on camping permits, advanced tickets, and vendor applications.
Grand Marais Chamber of Commerce
The Les Cheneaux Area Artisan Cooperative presents the first ever Les Cheneaux Art Hop, a public art exhibition and competition! Art Hop has invited anyone and everyone to create original art pieces to be displayed July through the Les Cheneaux Boat Show weekend. Works are all over Cedarville and Hessel, and brochures listing the art locations are at the Les Cheneaux Visitor Center, First National Bank, Woods and Water Ecotours, and many more stores.
Works are indoors or outside, and the public is invited to vote for their favorite pieces.
Two categories for creations:
1) age 15 and younger
2) age 16 and over.
For info, contact:
Rick Shapero, 517.282.4950
Roxanne Eberts, 906.484.1258 (day) 484.4126 (evenings)
Fireworks Over The Bay(Sat. )
Saturday night fireworks light up the sky in downtown St. Ignace. Enjoy the view from the Huron Boardwalk, one of the many St. Ignace restaurants and hotels, or on a stroll through the business district.
-Event sponsored in part by Kewadin Casinos.
St. Ignace Visitors Bureau
Les Cheneaux's Annual Festival of Arts
See the fine artistry and craftsmanship of 70 artists alongside the freshwater shoreline of Hessel Bay. This annual show takes place in conjunction with the 35th Les Cheneaux Antique Wooden Boat Show, the Midwest's biggest wooden boat show. Featured artistry in the juried Festival of Arts include handmade brooms, art and functional pottery, tile works, handmade soaps, wood carvings, toys, watercolor paintings, oil paintings, bags and totes made of sails, nautical items, jewelry, woven rugs, fiber art, maple syrup, and much more.
35th Annual Les Cheneaux Antique Wooden Boat Show
Live music plays in Hessel harbor, while visitors have the rare opportunity to see 150 wooden vessels of all shapes and sizes, representing the pre-Fiberglas era of boat building. See wooden dinghies, rowboats, canoes, sailboats, runabouts, cruisers and other vintage wooden vessels. By popular request, a new Classic Glass category has been introduced to bring a few of the area's outstanding classic Fiberglas boats into the show. Browse the many food and nautical vendors stationed alongside the show, at one of Michigan's most picturesque settings. The Hessel Marina affords a view of the harbor and a handful of islands. Spectators can also board a tour boat that lets you get a little closer to the area's 36 Les Cheneaux Islands on Lake Huron, with two trips leaving from Hessel pier throughout the day. The Les Cheneaux Festival of Arts is also on the waterfront, next to the boat show, where nearly 70 exhibitors sell their juried arts and crafts. Admission to the Boat Show and Festival of Arts is $7 for adults, $3 for young people ages 12-18, free for children under 12. All proceeds generated by the show support the operations of the Les Cheneaux Historical Association's two museums and activities throughout the year. Vote on your favorite boat for the People's Choice award. Boat Show awards are given out at 4 pm.