Where to go, What to do here in Northeast Michigan can be heard on WKJC FM
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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.
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.
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
Tawas Bay Summerfest - Come on out to the Tawases for the Tawas Bay Summerfest, Saturday, July 14th and Sunday July 15th. Enjoy the Kiwanis 5k Run By The Bay on Saturday with check in starting at 7am with a start of 9am. There will also be a car cruise starting at 6pm at Auto Value in Tawas City to Newman St., in East Tawas. Street Dance will follow the car cruise from 7pm to 11pm. Sunday there will be a Car, Truck and Cycle show with registration starting at 8am and running to 10am, with awards at 3pm. Also Sunday morning there will be a Dawn Patrol Fly In from 7am until Noon at the Iosco County Airport. Hope to see everyone there!!!
Rendezvous! - 40 Mile Point Lighthouse in Rogers City will be holding an 18th and 19th Century Encampments Saturday, July 14th and Sunday, July 15th. Come and enjoy demonstrations, traders, mountain men, voyageurs, with period costumes. Fresh baked bread made in an Adobe Oven, Folk Music performed by Lori Cleland on Saturday, Sunday Services will be held by a Civil War period Preacher. The Lighthouse, Pilot House, and Gift Shop will be open, the Lighthouse is located 7 miles north of Rogers City on US 23. Sponsored by the 40 Mile Point Lighthouse Society. For more info please call (989)351-9271 or visit their website at www.40milepointlighthouse.org
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.
Ford Drive 4UR Community - Dean Arbour Ford of Tawas & WKJC 104.7 FM have teamed up with the local VFW Post for "DRIVE 4UR COMMUNITY", Saturday, July 14th from 10am to 2pm at the Tawas City Veterans Park (across from City Hall). For every valid test drive taken in a new Ford vehicle at our event, Ford Motor Company will donate $20 to the local VFW post. Special Bonus Drive at this event in a second test drive in the all NEW Ford EcoSport allows for an extra $10 per drive for a total $30 donation. Must be 18 years or older with a valid drivers license.
Christian Music - Jam Fest will be held at the Iosco County Fair Grounds, Saturday, July 21st from 12 noon to 6pm. Come and enjoy Christian Music performed by The Walkers, Six String Praise, Battle Kry, and Genavieve Linkowski. There will be food vendors and a family fun zone, admission is free.
Honor Veterans Motorcycle Ride - Hospice of Helping Hands of West Branch has organized a motorcycle ride to honor our Veterans. The ride will take place on Saturday, July 21st at the Ogemaw High School in West Branch, starting at 9am with registration, at 10 there will be a Bike Judging and Show, with Kickstands up at 11am.
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 Cabbage, 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 equipment.
Salad and more Dinner - Tawas Area Presbyterian Church on the corner of US 23 and Aulerich Rd, will be holding a Salad and more Dinner, Wednesday, July 25th from 4:30pm to 6:30pm. There will be homemade salads, and desserts. Cost is $7 per person, $20 per family, children 5 and under are free, beverage is included.
Rogers City Nautical Festival - Come on out an enjoy the fun at the Rogers City Nautical Festival from July 31st to August 5th. Join the fun of the Queen's Pageant on July 27th, at the Rogers City High School Gym starting at 7pm. Enjoy the carnival rides provided by Schmidt Amusements, single tickets are $1.50, 10 tickets for $10, unlimited ride armbands are $20. There will be all kinds of fun events around town. For more info please check out their website at www.nauticalfestival.org for a complete list of event.
10th Annual Tawas Uncork'd - Come enjoy Michigan's Food, Wine, and Ale at the 10th Annual Tawas Uncork'd festival, August 4th from 12noon to 6pm, at Harbor Park in East Tawas. There will be food from area restaurants, local vineyards, and breweries, also enjoy the music. Cost is $15 for a Souvenir Glass and 3 tasting tickets, or $1 for just Wine tasting tickets. Sponsored by Friends of the East Tawas Library.
Ride & Run With The Rising Sun - Take a 10.5 mile bike tour, a 5k Run/Walk, or a 17 mile bike race through the winding trails of on of nature's best kept secret Lost Lake Woods Club. The Club will be hosting the event on Saturday, August 4th with the 3 events. Start with an asphalt roll-out to a gravel road to the gravel trails, enjoy the fresh air, beautiful scenery and nature. Check in will start at 7:30am with the bike tour/race at 9am, 5k at 9:30am. Cost is $25 per event with early registration before July 21st, or $30 per event the day of registration. Proceeds will be donated to the Alcona High School Volleyball Program. For more info please contact Kristi Miller at (989)254-7564, register online at a2racemanagement.com/registration.
Tawas Bay Waterfront Fine Arts Festival - Tawas Bay Art Council & Gallery along with the City of Tawas City will be holding their 58th Annual Fine Arts Festival on August 4th & 5th at Shoreline Park in Tawas City. The show will be from 10am to 5pm on Saturday and from 10am to 4pm on Sunday.
Sidewalk Sales - East Tawas will be holding it's Annual Sidewalk sales Thursday, August 9th thru Saturday, August 11th. Sale starts at 9am and runs to 7pm. So come on down to East Tawas and grab some great deals.
Battle For The Paddle - Oscoda-AuSable Chamber of Commerce will hold its Annual Scholarship Fundraiser Golf Challenge August 9th. The 4 Person Scramble will start with registration at 8am with the Shotgun Start at 9am. Registration Fees are $75 per golfer or $300 per team, entry fee includes 18 holes with cart at Red Hawk Golf Club. There will be fresh fruit, bottled water, tee gifts, cash prizes, raffle and a 50/50 drawing. Help support higher education, and "Battle" for your name on the Traveling Paddle. For more info please call the Chamber at (989)739-7322 or visit www.oscodachamber.com.
Sand Lake Summer Festival - Sand Lake Heights will be holding their Annual Summer Festival Friday, August 10th thru Sunday, August 12th at the Sand Lake Heights Community Center. Come and enjoy Music and Dancing, Kid's Tent, Arts and Crafts, Beer Tent, and the Famous Firemen Hamburgers! Parade will be held Saturday, August 11th with line up starting at 9am at the Ex Eagle Park Hardware on the corner of Plank Rd and Saginaw St. Bring the kids and enjoy all of the festivities.
Antiques By The Bay - The 7th Annual Tawas Bay Antique Show, Saturday, August 11th, from 9am to 5pm, and Sunday, August 12th, 10am to 4pm. The show will be held at the Shoreline Park in Tawas City. Entry donation is $3, Seniors $2, children are free. Proceeds to benefit Shoreline Park.
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
Our Heritage Monthly Lecture - Join us for this months lecture on August 15th, at 6:30pm at the Iosco County Historical Society for "The Hello Girls". This lecture will be given by Lois Sprengnether telling about the U.S. Army telephone operators that helped win WWII.
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.
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
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