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Enjoy the finest in Blues just steps from Downtown and beautiful Lake Huron at the East Tawas Harbor Park!  17th Annual Blues By The Bay will be held Friday, August 24th thru Sunday, August 26th at Harbor Park in East Tawas.  So come on out and enjoy some of the best Blues in Michigan.  Price is $25 and good for all 3 days of entertainment.  The music will go on rain or shine.

 

17th Annual
Blues by the Bay Festival


Friday - August 24, 2018
6:00 – Deuce ‘n A Quarter
8:00 – Shawn Holt and The Teardrops


Saturday – August 25, 2018
12:00 – The Sax Maniacs
2:00 – Chris Canas Band
4:00 – Tosha Owens
6:00 – Selwyn Birchwood
8:00 – Dana Fuchs

 

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Sunday – August 26, 2018
1:00 – Studebaker John
3:00 – Big Ray and the Motor City Kings

$25 Admission - Good for ALL three days of entertainment.
Rain or Shine!

Harbor Park, East Tawas, Michigan
Corner of US-23 and Newman Street

 

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Michigan Mud Jam returns to the Iosco County Fairgrounds thia week!  This is the 6th year in a row for the popular event. Lots of Mud!  Lots of Trucks!  Lots of Fun!

 

Iosco County Fairgrounds

3716 M-65

Hale, Michigan

 

 

 

 
Tickets available at gate only!
2018 General Admission
Wednesday-Sunday $70 per person
Thursday-Sunday $60 per person
Friday-Sunday $50 per person
Saturday-Sunday $40 per person
camping included with admission
 
Dogs: $50 each and must be leashed at all times.
 
Schedule of Events:
Tuesday : Tug of War at The Hard Hat Bar 7pm
(4 miles south of the event)
Wednesday : Sled Pulls 6pm
Thursday : open pit 9am - 3pm 
and Team Race 5pm (pits will be closed during race)
Friday: open pits9am-5pm
 Freestyle 5pm
 Tug of War on site 930pm
Saturday: open pits 9am-9pm(dusk)
 bounty hole 1pm
 and Tug of War on site 930pm
 
 

 

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Thursday's at 4:15 p.m. and 5:15 p.m. - Friday's at 4:15 p.m.
and 5:15 p.m. and Sat. at 11:15 a.m.

 

MONTHLY EVENTS

***FARMERS MARKETS LISTED AT THE BOTTOM*****

 

Tuesday Nights Downtown East Tawas - It all happens in Downtown East Tawas on Tuesday Nights this summer!  The Schedule for 2018:  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.  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.

 

Tawas Point Lighthouse Tours - Friends of the Tawas Point Lighthouse will host tours of the lighthouse on Tuesdays through August from 12 noon to 4pm.

 

COUNTY FAIR DATES:

ALCONA CO FAIR AUGUST 14TH TO AUGUST 18TH

OGEMAW CO FAIR AUGUST 14TH TO AUGUST 18TH

 

 

 

Mud Jam - Come on out to the Mud Jam in Hale, starting Tuesday, August 14th thru Sunday, August 19th.  Check out the Tug of War, Sled Pulls, Free Style, and Bounty Hole. Tickets are Wed-Sun $70, Thurs-Sun $60, Fri-Sun $50, and Sat-Sun $40.  Camping is first come first serve, only general admission tickets available at the gate. For more info please go to their website at www.michiganmudjam.com

 

Ogemaw County Fair - Coming to the Ogemaw County Fair on Friday, August 17th at 6:30pm "Joe Diffie with Gunnar & The Grizzly Boys".  So come on out to a kick stompin' time and enjoy some of the best country music around.  Ticket prices are $15 General Admission In Advance, $25 day of show, there is a Gate Admission of $5 that is not included in the ticket price.  Doors open at 5:30pm with the show starting at 6:30pm.  For more info please go to the fair website at http://Info@OgemawCountyFair.org

 

150th Parisville Picnic - St. Mary Catholic Church in Parisville will be hosting their 150th Picnic, Sunday, August 19th from 12 noon to 8pm.  They will hold a polka mass at 11am, with a catered chicken and ham dinner served from 12 noon to 5pm.  Cost is Adults $12, Children 6-12 $6, 5 and under Free.  No cover charge for the Dance Tent.  Cornhole Tournament, for sign up info call Allison Beck at (810)366-0217.  For more info please call Ron at (989)712-0049.

 

Comedy Series -  Twisted Twinz Emporium will be sponsoring a comedy show at the Tawas Moose Lodge located at 1123 W. Lake St., Tawas City.  The show will be held Thursday, August 23rd at 7:30pm with doors opening at 7pm.  Come and enjoy the comedy of Bill Hildebrant and Melissa Hager, tickets only $12 with a 50/50 drawing to benefit local charity.  Cash bar available, show is for Adults only 18 years and over.  Get your tickets today at the Moose Lodge, Twisted Twinz, or at http://www.TheComedySeries.net

 

Lakeview Manor - Come on out to Lakeview Manor in Tawas City, August 24th at 6pm for a free concert featuring Ron Short as Roy Orbison/Elvis.  So bring your lawn chair and settle in for an enjoyable night of music.  Concessions available by donation.

 

Tawas Ladies Summer Night Out - Just getting together with old Tawas friends for a fun summer night. Come on out to Tawas Bay Beach Resort, Saturday, August 25th at 4pm.  If you live in Tawas, or used to, come out for a few drinks at the old Holiday Inn.  Open invite, so pass this along to all your friends.  Guys come on in after 6pm just like the ole' Perchville Doe Night!!! Bar and food menu items available for purchase.  Party on the patio next to the restaurant...See you at the beach.

 

Blues By The Bay - 17th Annual Blues By The Bay will be held Friday, August 24th thru Sunday, August 26th at Harbor Park in East Tawas.  So come on out and enjoy some of the best Blues in Michigan.  Price is $25 and good for all 3 days of entertainment.  The music will go on rain or shine. For more info visit their website www.bluesbythebaytawas.org

 

Food Distribution - The Northeast Michigan Community Service Agency will be having a food distribution, Monday, August 27th from 12:30pm to 2:30pm.  It will be held at the Alpena VFW Hall, 2900 Connon Rd., Alpena.  Please call (989)358-4700 to to see if you are eligible, or visit their website at http://www.nemcsa.org.

 

Tawas Point Lighthouse Book Event -  Come on out to the Tawas Point Lighthouse on Saturday, Sept. 1st from 11am to 6pm, and meet Michigan children's book authors, Richard and Mary Rensberry. They will be signing and reading their newly published children's books, "If I Were a Lighthouse", and "Big Ships".  So bring the kids for a fun filled day at the Lighthouse.

 

Labor Day Arts and Craft Show - 28th Annual Labor Day Arts and Craft Show will be held at Shoreline Park in Tawas City.  This years show will be Saturday, Sept. 1st, and Sunday, Sept., 2nd.  Saturday the hours are from 10am to 5pm and Sunday hours are 10am to 4pm.

 

Harmony Weekend - Welcome to the Harrisville Harmony Weekend Arts & Crafts Festival. This annual event is held on the Saturday and Sunday preceding Labor Day.  This year the festival is Saturday, Sept. 1st and Sunday, Sept. 2nd.  Come and enjoy over 300 exhibitors on the grounds of the courthouse on the corner of US 23 and M 72 in Harrisville.  You don't want to miss this event.

 

Meet & Greet - Come out and meet our local Candidates running in this year's election, Friday, Sept.7th from 1pm to 4pm at the Gazebo at the East Tawas Day Use Park. Enjoy some ice cream with community partners. The event is sponsored by Iosco Roar, for more info please contact Sue Parent at (989)739-1469.

 

Harrisville State Park - Harrisville State Park will be offering its annual "Go Get Outdoors" program which is an opportunity for individuals to earn their Hunters Education and International Bow Education Program certificates.  This course offers both classroom and hands on safety on various hunting techniques.  There will be several knowledgeable instructors available to teach and answer questions.  The classes will be held Saturday, Sept. 8th from 8am to 5pm.  Sunday, Sept. 9th  there will be a field class and it will run from 8am to 5pm.  Please make sure to call the park at (989)724-5126 prior to the event as pre-registration is required.  Registrations will be accepted up until noon on Sept. 7th.

 

Rusty Redneck's Crappy Car Show - Come on and bring your Cars, Trucks, Vans, Motorcycles, ATVs, and of course Lawnmowers...RUST ROT, DENTS, DIRT and ALL!!! The Crappier The Better! Saturday, Sept. 8th at the Arenac County Fairgrounds.  Registration starts at 9am, show at 10am and Trophies awarded at 3pm. Good down home fun, music of all kinds by Diversity DJ's! Registration on $10, spectator parking $2.  For more info visit our Facebook Page facebook.com/crappycarshow or email crappycarshow@gmail.com or call (989)846-2618.

 

Kiwanis Fall Fest In Rogers City - Rogers City Fall Fest Arts & Crafts Show-Farmers Market will be held in Westminster Park in Downtown Rogers City.  The Kiwanis Club would like to invite everyone to their Annual Fall Fest, Saturday, Sept. 15th from 10am to 4pm.  As you stroll through the Open Air Market music will fill the air while you enjoy the work of many talented Artist & Crafters.  Youngsters will enjoy the Bounce Houses.  So come join us in beautiful Westminster Park for an afternoon of family fun.

 

Our Heritage Monthly Lecture - This years final lecture will be held Wednesday, September 19th, at 6:30pm at the Iosco County Historical Museum.  The lecture will be "Alabaster Rock In Our Midst" will be given by US Gypsum engineer and plant manager Matt Craig.  He will be telling the history of the Alabaster Quarry.  So come and listen to the amazing history of our area.

 

Paul Bunyan Days - Oscoda-AuSable Chamber of Commerce proudly presents Paul Bunyan Days, Friday, September 21st, and Saturday, September 22nd.  Fun for Everyone so come on out and enjoy Schmidt Amusements Carnival, Chainsaw Carving, Craft Vendors, Kids' Activities.  Live Entertainment by Jerry Schmidt, Beard Competition, and a lot more.  Check out their website at www.oscodachamber.com

 

TNT Bump and Run - Come on down to the Arenac County Fairgrounds, Saturday, Sept. 22nd at 6pm for the TNT Bump n Run State Championship, and Sunday, Sept. 23rd for the Mud Bog. Over $8000 in car & prizes. For more info call TNT Demolition Derby at (231)425-6990 or http://tntdemoderby.com.

 

***FARMERS MARKETS***

 

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

 

 

 

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