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2022 FAIR DATES
GLADWIN COUNTY - JULY 11-16
ARENAC COUNTY - JULY 19-23
ROSCOMMON COUNTY - JULY 19-21
IOSCO COUNTY - JULY 25-30
MONTMORENCY COUNTY - JULY 25-30
ROGERS CITY NAUTICAL FEST - AUGUST 6-13
CHEBOYGAN COUNTY - AUGUST 6-13
ALCONA COUNTY - AUGUST 9-13
ALPENA COUNTY - AUGUST 13-21
HURON COUNTY - AUGUST 15-20
OGEMAW COUNTY - AUGUST 16-20
Up Coming Community Events
Summerfest - The Tawas Area Chamber of Commerce is excited to be part of the 15th Annual Tawas Bay Summerfest will be held Friday, July 8th thru Sunday, July 10th to be held at Shoreline Park with the Kickoff Party. Bounce houses will be provided by Bounce By The Bay from 12noon to 8pm wristbands will be $5 for all day. Third Coast Cornhole will be putting on a cornhole tournament starting at 3pm. Flipside will be playing in the park from 6pm to 10pm. On Saturday, July 9th the Tawas Wellness Warriors and the Tawas Area Chamber of Commerce are hosting the Light Up the Bay 5k.
Fly In - 60th Annual Iosco County Airport Fly-In will be held Sunday, July 10th from 8am to 1pm. Enjoy a beautiful sunrise, a great breakfast and see the airplanes. All you can eat Pancakes & Eggs with Sausage. Cost is $10 for adults, kids $5 and under 4 are free. The airport is located at 1131 Aulerich Rd., East Tawas.
Car Show - The Model A and T Show has a new name! It's now the Vintage Car Show at the Depot! The name change is to accommodate more makes and models of older vehicles. The Standish Historical Depot and Welcome Center will host the antique car show Saturday, July 16th from 9am to 4pm rain or shine! This show is open to vintage cars from 1931 and older, as well as Model As and Ts, and other historical vehicles from the era. There is a nominal fee to participate which includes, registration, coffee and donuts, lunch and an ice cream social for two people. Entry is free to the public, and visitors can enjoy lunch or the ice cream social is available to purchase. For more info call Curt, or Wendy Hillman at (989)860-1102 or (989)295-0856. You may also call the Standish Depot at (989)718-3021 or email email@example.com
Basic CPR, 1st Aid and AED Usage - Tawas Area Chamber of Commerce is holding Basic CPR, !st Aid and AED usage classes taught by an American Heart Association certified instructor. The classes will be held Wednesday, July 20th from 1pm to 4pm and at 6pm to 9pm, and Thursday, July 21st from 9am to 12noon. Location for the calsses is at the Tawas Area Chamber of Commerce, 228 Newman St., East Tawas. Sterling Properties is picking up half of the cost so your cost is only $35. Refreshments will be provided by the Chamber. Class sizes are limited, please call (989)362-8643 today to reserve your space.
Tawas Uncork'd - Friends of the East Tawas Library will be hosting the 13th Annual Tawas Uncork'd Wind, Ale and Food Festival, Saturday, August 6th from 12noon to 6pm. There will also be music while you enjoy all the wine, ale and food, in the beautiful Harbor Park in East Tawas. Come on out and get a true taste of the Mitten State with over 100 local wines, ciders and craft beers along with many local food vendors. So come on out and enjoy a taste of summer on beautiful Tawas Bay.
Michigan Mud Jam - Come on out to the Largest Mud Bogg in the North! At the Iosco County Fairgrounds, Tuesday, August 16th through Sunday, August 21st. Come and see the Royal Rumble Mega Truck Race with 40 of the baddest trucks in the country. There will be Open Pit Mudding, Nightly Entertainment, Side X Side racing, Tough Truck Competition, Tuggs/Truck Pulls. So come on out for some fun in the mud. For more info go to http://www.michiganmudjam.com.
AuSable Canoe Marathon Time Line
AuSable Canoe Marathon Theme"
The theme for this year's AuSable Canoe Marathon is:
"People, Places, Paddles: Life on the AuSable River"
Contact information for:Curley Race July 16th - 17th
contact Justin Griffith at (989) 736-3111 or firstname.lastname@example.orgAuSable Canoe Marathon July 30th - 31st
contact Kathy Erickson at (989) 820-5031 or email@example.com
Heather Tait at (989) 906-6096 or firstname.lastname@example.org
For more info go to http://www.ausablecanoemarathon.org
ON GOING LOCAL EVENTS
Out Of The Mist Life Coaching & Reining Hope Ranch - Out Of The Mist Life Coaching and Reining Hope Ranch will be hosting a one day women's retreat, Saturday, June 25th from 10am to 4pm,the location of Reining Hope Ranch is 2816 Conrad Rd., Standish, MI. There will be discussions on how to help with stresses that affect women everyday. You will also spend time with the horses to help you feel calm and grounded. For more info please contact Tina at (989)820-4085 or email email@example.com to reserve your spot for June or any of the other retreats. The next retreats will be on Saturday, July 23rd, Saturday, Spa Day with the horses is August 27th, Saturday, September 24th, and Saturday, October 8th, Spa Day with the horses.
Tawas Bay Ice Arena - The Tawas Bay Ice Arena will be holding a Craft, Vendor, Flea Market every Saturday in July and August. The opening weekend is a 2 day show, Saturday, July 2nd and Sunday, July 3rd, from 10am to 5pm. Except August 6th. The arena will have their concessions stand open during the markets.
Monthly Charity Fundraisers Outdoor Vintage Dealer Sales under the Big American Flag, Bruggers Plaza 312 W. Lake St. (US23) Tawas City. The sale takes place the 2nd Saturdays from 9am to 2pm.
May 14th - Hope Shore Alliance Women's Shelter
June 11th - Tawas Area Fireworks Show
July 9th - Iosco County Humane Society
August 13th - Backpacks for Kids Program
September 10th - Special Olympics
October 8th - Seton Breast Cancer Center
Come on out and support local charities and find that one of a kind item you have been looking for.
Rotary of Oscoda "Concerts on the Beach" - The 2022 Summer Schedule will be:
June 30th - Motor City Memories
July 7th - Godfrey's
July 14th - The Victory Four
July 21st - Southern Breeze
July 28th - 2wice Shy
August 4th - No Baloney
August 11th - Blues Abusers
August 18th - Flipside
Concert to benefit Special Olympics featuring Jerry Schmidt and Friends on Thursday, August 25th.
All concerts are held on Thursday evenings, beginning at 7pm., at the Oscoda Beach Park Bandshell. Bring your lawn chairs or blankets. Pop, Popcorn, and snow cones will be sold. In case of inclement weather, the concert will be cancelled.
Summer Book Sales - Tawas City Library Friends invite you to the 2022 Summer Book Sales located at the Tawas City Library, 208 North St., Tawas City from 9am to 12 noon. The Book Sale will be held the 2nd Satruday of the month, June 11th, July 9th, August 13th, and September 10th. Rain dates will be the following Saturday of the month. A vast selection of books to meet each individual reading preference will be available at the Summer Book Sales, along with specific author collections. And remember "You pick the book, You pick the price." All proceeds go to support the Tawas City Library and to promote reading and literacy.
Tuesday Night Live Summer Street Dance Downtown East Tawas
June 21 23 North Band
June 28 Hippy Bob Music
July 5 Motor City Memories
July 12 FLIPSIDE
July 19 Michele Spitz Tribute to Linda Ronstadt
July 26 The Rock Band CRASH
August 2 Blues Abusers
August 9 Way Out Wayne
So come on out and enjoy the summer weather and music.
Spring Into Art - Tawas Bay Art Gallery will be holding various events in May through August. A photo class field trip instructed by Bill Lauderbach will be held Saturday, May 7th from 9:30am to 2:30pm. The class will gather at Tawas Point State Park for shooting during the morning. The course will cover birds, landscape and lighthouse photography. In the afternoon the group will move to the gallery where the pictures will be downloaded and discussed. So bring your camera and your longest lens, a fully charted battery and plenty of memory on a card. A tripod is optional. You will need to have a Michigan State Park Passport or you will need to purchase a day pass. Then Wednesday, May 11th from 1pm to 3pm there will be Creating With Alcohol Ink taught by Jan Doak. You will learn alcohol ink techniques, and after some practice you will choose one technique and create a painting on Yupo paper. June brings in the Art Stroll, Saturday, June 11th at the gallery and other businesses on Newman Street. Then Paint Tawas Bay Thursday, June 16th and Saturday, June 18th. Exploring Watercolor will take place Friday, June 24th and carry on through July on Fridays. July dates are July 1st, July 8th, and July 29th. August dates are Friday, August 5th, and August 12th. Class runs from 1pm to 3pm. Use your own materials or purchase for $5.oo each week. Cost is $25 per day or pay for all 3 weeks in a session in advance for $60.00. The Tawas Bay Art Gallery is located at 302 Newman St., East Tawas. You may call to register at (989)362-5613.
Lumberman's Monument Summer Events
Nature Hikes will take place every Sunday from July 3rd to August 7th starting at 11am where a forest ranger will take groups out on a hike along Lumberman's Monument's trails.
Life of a Wild-Land Firefighter, on Tuesday, July 5th a 1pm firefighters from the Huron Shores Ranger District will come to present on what it is they do to combat forest fires. They will show off some of the tools they use and answer questions. Smokey Bear may even make a surprise visit.
Birds of Prey will be held Tuesday, July 12th at 1pm. Want to see a raptor up close and personal? Falconer Jenny Schroeder will have live birds and share knowledge about owls, falcons and hawks.
Laughs & Lures Great Lakes Timber Show, two shows will be held July 16th and will highlight lumber jack skills seldom seen outside the forest. The shows will be at 1pm and 3pm.
Every Tree for Itself will be held Tuesday, July 19th where everyone will learn about different trees of the forest and what unique niche they inhabit in the northern Michigan ecosystem.
Become a Junior Forest Ranger will take place Thursday, July 21st at 1pm. This event for kids gets them ready to become a forest ranger for a day. Kids can earn a Junior Forest Ranger Badge and help Smokey prevent wildfires. For this event please call the Ranger Station to register at (989)362-8961 so they can get the right amount of goodie bags.
Sea Lampreys Great Lakes Invader will be held on Tuesday, July 26th at 1pm. This event will teach about this jawless fish that attaches to healthy fish in the Great Lakes.
Macro Invertebrates will be held Tuesday, August 2nd at 1pm and will feature all sorts of bugs and crawlies commonly seen throughout the forest.
Life of a Lumberjack with Bill Jamerson will be held Wednesday, August 6th. Bill is a lumberjack and he will have colorful tales to share about the old lumber jacking days when Northern Michigan was just a vast stretch of White Pines. He will also explain the step by step process of harvesting trees and the importance of team work.
Smokey's 78th Birthday Party will be held Tuesday, August 9th with the celebration starting at 1pm. Come and help Smokey put out another fire...the candles on his birthday cake! There will be fun and games, and winners will win prizes.
The Amazing Atlatl An Ancient Hunting Tool will take place Tuesday, August 16th at 1pm. Rangers will be there with the atlatl, and ancient hunting tool used by early humans to hunt big game.
All events are subject to change so call ahead at (989)362-8961.
Women's Walk - A new summer walking program to help women stay healthy will begin Wednesday, June1st at 5:30pm.Enjoy the beautiful views of Tawas Bay while connecting with other women in the community. Women's Walk is a community initiative to promote health and wellness for women of all ager and fitness levels. Join the group every Wednesday evening at the East Tawas State Harbor enterance located at the foot of Newman Street for a 30 minute walk. For more info please call (989)362-2540.
Astronomy and Ales - An Astronomer from Besser Museum will be bringing telescopes and a wealth of knowledge out to the beer garden at Austin Brothers Beer Company for a night of stargazing. Tickets are for admission only and are $5.00, with beverages available for purchase. The dates are:
Friday, June 24th
Friday, July 1st
Friday, July 22nd
Friday, July 29th
Friday, August 19th
Friday, August 26th
All events run from 10pm to 12 midnight, weather permitting, and are subject to cancellation/rescheduling. Each ticket comes with a Planetarium pass that can be used at a later date.
Movies by the Pier - Movies by the Pier will return this summer on Wednesday, June 29th at the Oscoda Beach Park. The movies start at dusk, music and games provided 30 minutes prior to the show time. Bring lawn chairs, blankets and snacks. Movies may be canceled due to weather. For more info call (989)739-0900.
June 29th - The Mitchells VS The Machines - PG
July 6th - Encanto - PG
July 13th - Clifford The Big Red Dog - PG
July 20th - Space Jam A New Legacy - PG
July 27th - Luca - PG
August 3rd - Soul - PG
August 10th - Paw Patrol The Movie - G
August 17th - Spirit Untamed - PG
K of C Burger Night - Did you miss Fish and Burger Monday's at the Rushman Hall in East Tawas?? Monday's dinners are from 4:30pm to 6:30pm dine in or take out. There will be fish and a 1/2 lb Smash Burger and a whole lot more. So come on in for some fantastic food and burgers. Call ahead for take out (989)362-6333.
AuGres Friday City Market - The City of AuGres will be holding a Friday Market starting May 27th to September 16th at the Riverside Park. The market will run every Friday from 9am to 2pm, with various weekly and seasonal vendors. For more info please contact Sharon Boensch at (989)254-9735 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Northeast Michigan Regional Farm Markets
Tawas City - Saturdays at Gate Way Park from 8am to 1pm
Oscoda - Wedesdays at Shoreline Park from 8am to 1pm
Plainfield Township - Saturdays in Hale between the firehall and the library from
9am to 1pm