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Tuesday Nights Downtown East Tawas - It all happens in Downtown East Tawas on Tuesday Nights this summer! The Schedule for 2018:
June 26th, Down Home.
July 3rd, Boogie 2 Schooz.
July 10th, Gibson & Seal.
July 17th, Way Out Wayne.
July 24th, Flipside.
July 31st, Hippie Bob.
August 7th, Bob Barcalow & Friends.
August 14th, Ron Tucker Blues Abuser.
Tuesday Night Live in Downtown East Tawas - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Also, Kids Activities, face painting, balloons, etc.
Thursday Night Rotary Club of Oscoda 2018 Concerts - All concerts are on Thursday nights beginning at 7pm.
June 28th, Blue Water Ramblers
July 5th, Blues Abusers
July 12th, Sunshine String Band
July 19th, Gibson and Steel. Heart and Soul
July 26th, Pick'n Steel
August 2nd, The Victory Trio
August 9th, Flipside
August 16th, Boogie 2 Shooz
August 23rd, Jerry Schmidt & Tipsico Road (concert to benefit Special Olympics)
Bring lawn chairs or blankets. Pop, popcorn, cotton candy, and snow cones will be sold. The concerts will be cancelled in case of inclement weather.
FIREWORKS LOCATIONS & TIMES
JUNE 30TH AT DUSK
AUGRES, HALE, ALPENA AND LUZERN
JULY 4TH AT DUSK
TAWAS AREA, AND OSCODA
JULY 7TH AT DUSK
IOSCO CO FAIR JULY 23RD TO JULY 28TH
ARENAC CO FAIR JULY 31ST TO AUGUST 4TH
ALPENA CO FAIR AUGUST 6TH TO AUGUST 11TH
ALCONA CO FAIR AUGUST 14TH TO AUGUST 18TH
OGEMAW CO FAIR AUGUST 14TH TO AUGUST 18TH
Cancer Benefit - A benefit will be held for Brian White of Twining as he takes on this battle against cancer. The Omer City Limits Band will be playing at Sportsman's Bar in Twining, Friday, June 15th at 7:30pm. Door Donations will be accepted, and there will be a 50/50 Raffle with all proceeds going to Brian and his family as he fights this battle.
Sunrise Solstice Art and Music Festival - The Festival will be held Saturday, June 16th from 6am to 11pm, at the Shoreline Park in Tawas City. There will be an art competition, with artist registering online and then get their canvas stamped on the morning of the 16th. They may then go and paint anywhere in the Tawas area, and return their completed work by 5pm for voting by the festival goers. First place earns $500.00, Second place is $300.00, and Third place is $200.00. There will also be live bands at the Towne Square in the afternoon until 9pm. Many more activities to come, so please keep an eye on their web site at www.sunrisesolstice.org. Proceeds to benefit Tawas Area High School fine arts (visual and musical) and student athletes. All applications can be found on the web site.
Vacation Bible School - Hale United Methodist Church is holding their vacation bible school June 18th to June 22nd from 9am to 12 noon each day. Entering K-6th Graders are invited.
Our Heritage Monthly Lecture For June - Come and enjoy the monthly lecture at the Iosco County Historical Museum every third Wednesday of the month. This month will feature a lecture on the "Rum Runners In Michigan", on June 20th at 6:30pm. Each lecture will talk about the amazing history of our great State Of Michigan.
Pops In The Past - Start a family tradition by bringing the kids and keep the classics alive!!!! "Pops In The Past" vintage car show will be held Saturday, June 16th at the Arenac County Fair Grounds in Standish.
Alpena Blues Festival - "Help Stamp Out Hunger With The Blues", presented by The Alpena Blues Coalition will be held Saturday, June 16th, from 12pm to 12am. So come and enjoy some of the best Blues Bands around. Tickets are on sale now with the price of only $20 there is camping also available at the Alpena Fair Grounds. Campsites are $20 per night and you are right where all the action is. For campsite reservations please call the Fair Grounds at (989)356-1847 please leave a message and someone from the Fair Grounds will return your call. For information on the show please email email@example.com.
Tawas Bay Art Gallery - A Jewelry Class will be held Monday, June 18th from 11am to 1pm at the Tawas Bay Art Gallery, 302 Newman St., East Tawas. Cost is $15 with a $5 supply fee. Also on June 20th there will be a Colored Pencil Beginner/Advanced class from 11am to 3pm. Cost for this class is $30 and you need to bring your own colored pencils. For more info please call (989)362-5613 or look them up on Face Book. Registration and a deposit is required for all classes.
Iosco County Historical Museum - "Our Heritage" lecture series continues Wednesday, June 20th at 6:30pm at the Iosco County Historical Museum in East Tawas. Joseph Oldenburg will be presenting a discussion on "Rum-Runners in Michigan" which will cover smuggling and rum-running in Detroit and Michigan. It's free and open to everyone. So come and listen to some of the history of our great state.
Alpena City Band Concert - Come on out to the Bay View Park Band Shell in Alpena from 7:30pm to 8:30pm and listen to a free concert. Bring your lawn chair or blanket and enjoy.
Circus!!! - Northern Lights Arena in Alpena will be hosting "Circus Pages" Thursday, June 21st with shows at 4:30pm and 7:30pm. Come and enjoy the animals, including camels, rare white tigers and lions, and performing elephants. Amazing aerial superstars, and pony rides. Plus clowns, food and more....For more info or tickets please call the arena at (989)358-0652.
Trinity Lutheran Church in Oscoda - The church is holding a garage sale Thursday, June 21st from 9am to 3pm and Friday, June 22nd from 9am to 1pm. Stop by for great deals and all proceeds will benefit Lutheran and other local charities.
St. Joseph Foundation Charity Golf Classic - The 24th Annual St. Joseph Health System Foundation's Charity Golf Classic will be held Friday, June 22nd at Red Hawk Golf Course, Tawas City. Registration at 8:30am with a shotgun start at 9:30am for the 4 person scramble. 18 holes with a cart, plus breakfast, lunch and dinner. There will be refreshments on the course, gifts, contests, raffles, awards and much more. All proceeds will benefit the foundation to help supply equipment to St. Joseph Health System. To register your team or more info please call (989)362-0159.
Tawas Bay Brew BQ - Branham's Jewelry will be hosting a Craft Beer Tasting & BBQ Event on Saturday, June 23rd from 12 noon to 6pm at 101 Newman St., East Tawas. It will feature Michigan Breweries and BBQ Joints so come on out and get in on the Craft Beer Tasting and Incredible BBQ, a Home Brew Contest and Entertainment. Cost is $20 which includes a pint glass and 6 coupons (1 coupon = 1 drink sample), you must be at least 21 years old to enter. For tickets or more info please go to their website, www.TawasBrewBq.com.
Michigan Fallen Military Memorial Wall - There will be a Motorcycle Escort for the Michigan Fallen Military Memorial Wall on Saturday, June 23rd. Line up will be at the Shoreline Park in Tawas City, with line up starting at 8am, and kickstands up at approximately 9am. All motorcycles and riders are welcome, and the route will be from the Shoreline Park on US 23, through Tawas, East Tawas, and Oscoda to final destination, Oscoda Veterans Memorial Park (near circle of flags on the old Wurtsmith AFB). Law Enforcement Assisted Ride. Memorial Wall will be set up and on display all day Saturday, June 23rd as part of the Oscoda Veterans Memorial Park Musicfest. Free admission and viewing of the Memorial Wall for everyone.
Art on the Beach - 35th Annual Art on the Beach will be held in Oscoda at the Oscoda Beach Park, June 23rd and 24th. Saturday will be from 9am to 5pm and Sunday from 10am to 4pm with an auction Saturday at noon. For more info please call (989)739-7322 or visit oscodachamber.com.
Shore Fun Beach Run - HealthQuest is holding it's 2nd Annual Shore Fun Beach Run will take place on Saturday, June 23rd at 10am with registration at the Oscoda Beach Park Bandshell. There will be a 5k Beach run/walk which starts at 11am, and a 1 mile Kids Beach run/walk at Noon, so come on out and enjoy one of the only runs in Michigan that takes place entirely on the sand. Fees are before June 22nd are $25 for the 5k, and $5 for the Kids run, Day of Race $30 for the 5k and $10 for the Kids run/walk. Prizes are awarded by age group. For more info please contact Lauren Dietrich Race Director at (586)242-7584 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Save The Date - Plainfield Township will be hosting their Sesquicentennial Celebration, Saturday, June 23rd thru Saturday, June 30th. Come on out and enjoy lots of fun from a golf outing at Wicker Hills Golf Course, an Ice Cream Social, Live Music, Horse Show, Movie Night, Dancing In The Streets, Encampments & Reenactments, Bounce Houses, Dunk Tank, Fun and Games, Corn Hole Tournament, Lumberjack Shows and Fireworks to close the Celebration on Saturday, June30th. All taking place in Hale, and at the Iosco County Fair Grounds. For more info please call (989)728-2811 or check out their FaceBook page at PlainfieldTownship 150th.
Art on the Beach - 35th Annual Art On The Beach will be held June 23rd and June 24th at the Oscoda Beach Park, Saturday from 9am to 5pm, and Sunday from 10am to 4pm. The Oscoda Garden Club will be holding an auction Saturday at noon. For more info please call (989)739-7322 or visit oscodachamber.com.
Music Fest 2018 - The festival will be at the Oscoda Veterans Memorial Park on the former Wurtsmith Air Force Base, Friday, June 22nd and Saturday, June 23rd. Admission is $10 per day with the entertainment to start about 7pm both nights. Proceeds to benefit ongoing development of the Veterans Memorial Park. You don't want to miss the acts that include "The Bombshell Duo" performing the spirit and style from the '40s, Mike Suggs, and Jeff Carr performing Toby Keith, and Willie Nelson, on Friday night. "The Soul Men" with their outstanding Blues Brothers Tribute, and "The Paradise Band" performing Oldies, Rock, Motown to Country and everything in between, on Saturday night. For more info call Joe Brinn at (989) 906-2155 or Rose Mary Nentwig at (989)820-8747.
Tawas Bay Art Gallery - Brush by the Bay "Field of Lavender" will be held Thursday, June 28th from 6:30pm to 9pm at Tawas Bay Art Gallery, 302 Newman St., East Tawas. Cost of class is $35 which includes your supplies. For more info please call (989)362-5613 or look them up on Face Book. Registration and a deposit is required for all classes.
Annual Log Cabin Day - Join us at the Besser Museum for Log Cabin "Dollar" Day as we step back in time and experience life in early Northeast Michigan! Sponsored by DTE Foundation, General admission is $1.00 per person. Planetarium Shows are $1.00 per person. It's good old fashion fun for a good old fashioned price. Featuring historic re-enacting, a history inspired fashion show by Recollections. Music provided by the Alpena City Band and One Voice Gospel Choir. There will be woodcarving, weaving and butter making demonstrations.. Face painting for kids and planetarium shows for the whole family. The Historical Village will be open for tours; the Northeast Michigan Art Guild will be holding their "Really Big" art sale; and the Founder Society will be having their annual Strawberry Sundae Social. For more info please call (989)356-2202 or visit www.bessermuseum.org.
God Bless Our Local Heroes - Luzerne will be holding their 4th of July celebration on June 30th. Events start at noon and continue to the fireworks at dusk. Enjoy Krafts on the Korner, a Human Gyroscope Ride, Goat Poo Bingo, Water Ball Challenges, the Parade starts at 4pm, with Live Entertainment by Mike Ross starting at 5pm until dusk. Come and enjoy all of the local flavors from Luzerne Express' Flavored Brat Bar, Nachos and Hot Dog Stand. Also at 5pm the American Legion will have a BBQ Dinner and Beer Tent. So come on out and enjoy.
A Country 4th - Celebrate Independence Day in Au Gres featuring the music of "Lenny Hicks & Friends". Come and enjoy an All-American Meal followed by a Great Country Music Concert, Wednesday, July 4th at 4:30pm at Au Gres City Campground Pavilion. Hot Dogs, Apple Pie, and Chevrolet. For more info please call (989)876-8811.
Freedom Festival - Come and enjoy the "Ultimate 80's Rock Experience" as performed by "Rockstar", July 4th from 4pm until the fireworks start. Enjoy the beach, music and fireworks at the Oscoda Beach Park. For more info please call (989)254-0931.
Smokey The Bear - Come to the Harrisville State Park, Saturday, July 7th, to visit and take pictures with "Smokey The Bear". He will be at Host site #2 from 11am until Noon, then follow him into town for the Children's Parade at 1pm that goes thru downtown Harrisville. Then stay into the evening and enjoy the fireworks from the Harrisville Harbor. Fireworks are also viewable from the day use beach at the Harrisville State Park. A current Recreational Passport is required to enter the State Park. Also check out the website www.michigan/harrisville for weekly nature programs for the kiddos, everything from birds, butterflies and fish to our four legged friends, also enjoy hiking the park's many trails. So come on out to the park for all your summer fun.
Our Heritage Monthly Lecture Series - Come and enjoy this months lecture on July 18th at 6:30pm at the Iosco County Historical Museum. This month learn about the "Saginaw Chippewa Tribal History". This will be a fascinating lecture about the history of our area and our great state.
Polka Festival - Hale Eagles #4217 is holding a "Polka Festival", July 21st at the Eagles hall in Hale. Open to the public, no cover and a cash bar. Come and enjoy The Kielbasa Kings Polka Band, from 2pm to 6pm. There will be Stuffed Cabbagd, Pierogi, Kapusta & Kielbasa, Mashed Potatoes, Rye Bread served from 2pm to 6pm or until gone. Also from 7pm to 9pm there will be Hot Dogs, Kielbasa, and Brats. Cost is $10 for adults and children. Also DJ Music from 7pm to 10pm by The Cronies. For more info please contact Kevin Jakubowicz at (313)791-2568 or email at email@example.com
Pioneer Power Antique Tractor & Gas Engine Club's 25th Annual Show - The show will be held July 19th at 7pm thru July 22nd at 2pm, also a Flea Market, and Crafts. It will be held at the Pioneer Power Antique Tractor grounds, 302 W M-55, West Branch. Come and enjoy all of the antique tractors and
ALPENA AT THE ALPENA MALL
WED & SAT FROM 8AM TO 1PM
AUGRES AT THE OLD WATERPARK
JULY TO SEPT ON FRIDAYS 10AM TO 3PM
HALE AT THE PLAINFIELD TOWNSHIP RESOURCE CENTER
MAY TO OCT SATURDAYS 9AM TO 1PM
LINCOLN AT 854 N. BARLOW RD
MAY TO OCT ON SATURDAYS FROM 9AM TO 12:30PM
OSCODA AT AUSABLE SHORELINE PARK
MAY TO OCT ON WED FROM 9AM TO 2PM
ROSE CITY AT NORTHLAND PLAZA
JUNE THRU OCT ON SATURDAYS FROM 9AM TO 3PM
STANDISH AT THE STANDISH HISTORICAL DEPOT
STARTING IN MAY THRU OCT ON FRIDAYS FROM 2PM TO 6:30PM
TAWAS AT GATEWAY PARK
MAY THRU OCT ON SATURDAYS FROM 8AM TO 1PM
WEST BRANCH SOUTH THIRD ST
JUNE THRU OCT SATURDAYS FROM 8AM TO 2PM