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Aug
14
Tue
Rubber Ducky Festival @ Intermediate River to Riverside Marina
Aug 14 – Aug 18 all-day

Rubber Ducky Festival

“DUCK” into BELLAIRE…let the “QUACKIN” begin…The Bellaire Chamber of Commerce is pleased to present the ANNUAL RUBBER DUCKY FESTIVAL.

 

Rubber Ducky Festival

Rubber Ducky Festival

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2016 Montrose Blueberry Festival @ Various locations in Downtown Montrose
Aug 14 @ 8:00 am – Aug 21 @ 6:00 pm

Montrose Blueberry Festival

Montrose Blueberry FestivalModest words from a group of men who, with vision and planning, sought a way to improve the quality of life in the small community of Montrose, Michigan. From its humble beginnings in 1972 until today, the Montrose Blueberry Festival has become a recognized symbol of community volunteerism and spirit. Hundreds of volunteers give countless hours each year to guarantee the event’s success. That success can be measured by the hundreds of thousands of dollars in contributions the festival has made to the Montrose community and by the simple fact that the event has lasted so long.

So join Montrose as they celebrate their 45th Annual Montrose Blueberry Festival – always the third weekend in August.

Festival Events

  • Two Blueberry Festival parades – Friday, August 29th (6 pm) and Saturday, August 20th (1 pm)
  • 39th Annual Road Race Run & Walk featuring a 5k and 8k route. This year, the festival introduces the 8k Handcycle and Wheelchair division (AUgust 21st, 7:15 am)
  • 23rd Annual Get Down and Dirty with the Blueberry Mud Bog. Cost is $8 per spectator, $2 for kids ages 5-10, under 5 is free. (August 20th, 3 pm)
  • Men and women’s slow-pitch softball tournaments (August 19th-21st)
  • Blueberry Pancake Breakfast (August 20th and 21st; 8 am-1 pm)
  • Michigan Vietnam Veteran Traveling Memorial (August 19th – August 21st)
  • Wine & Cheese Tasting (August 18th)
  • Road Race Expo (August 21st, 6:30 am)
  • 7th Annual Golf Scramble at Briar Ridge Golf Course (August 6th)
  • Kid’s Kareoke Contest (August 20th, 5-7 pm)
  • Plus many more!

Montrose Blueberry Festival

Montrose Blueberry Festival

Montrose Blueberry Festival

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Aug
19
Sun
Howell Melon Festival
Aug 19 – Aug 21 all-day

Howell Melon Festival

Howell Melon Festival RunFor the past 54 years, downtown Howell has welcomed the annual Howell Melon Festival. This three day summer festival is a tribute to Howell’s agricultural heritage as it serves up the famed Howell melon, a delicious cantaloupe grown only in Howell. Events will include the Howell Melon Run, Doc May’s Memorial Bike Ride, live entertainment, fresh-made melon ice cream, demonstrations, a carnival, train rides, a classic car show, a fine arts and wares show, plenty of shopping and delicious food. Howell hopes you’ll join them and become part of the community tradition!

The fun never stops in the Howell Melon Festival Tent!   We’ll be serving up cold beer, local wines and delicious food.  There will also be bag toss, over sized games and an outdoor seating area.  Free admission into the tent all weekend long and all ages welcome until 9:00PM each night.

After 9:00PM,  you must be 21 or older with a valid ID to enter the tent. 


Howell Melon Festival Run

Join the community tradition of the 39th Annual Howell Melon Run on August 19. This is one of the most scenic and beautiful run/walks through residential streets, historic Lakeview Cemetery, and Howell City Park. The race starts and finishes in downtown Howell. On-site registrations, post-race awards, and refreshments will all take place on State Street. Bring the whole family to enjoy all the special events including the Melon Roll, 1/4 Mile Tot Trot, Mascot Dash, One Mile Fun Run/Walk, 5K, and 10K. A security area will be provided for all runners during the race. The course is certified by USA Track & Field. Deadline to register and be guaranteed a shirt is Friday, August 12th.

 

Click here to view the 1 Mile Course Map
Click here to view the 5K/10K Course Map


Ultimate Air Dogs

Howell Melon Festival Air Dogs

From the smallest jumper to the biggest ultimate high flyer, all breeds and any size dogs are encouraged to participate in the 3nd Annual Ultimate Air Dogs competition as part of the 2016 Howell Melon Festival! All they have to do is be able to swim!

Started in 2005 by former Detroit Tigers Pitcher Milt Wilcox and his son Brian, Ultimate Air Dogs is the premier dock jumping organization in the country. Click here for more information on registration.


Other Events

Howell Melon Festival Car Race

Howell Melon Festival Kids Games

Howell Melon Festival Craft Fair

Howell Melon Festival Car Show

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2016 National Coho Salmon Festival – Honor, MI @ Multiple Locations in Honor, MI
Aug 19 @ 9:00 am – Aug 21 @ 6:00 pm

National Coho Salmon Festival

3507243The Coho Salmon were introduced to the state of Michigan in 1966 with the first planting of Coho Salmon in the Platte River. Honor became known as the birthplace of the freshwater salmon program because the Platte River State Fish Hatchery is located just east of Honor. By the fall of 1967, fishermen were flocking to Benzie County. The program was a success and Honor became the Coho Capitol.

Three local men soon developed the idea of having a festival to promote the Coho Salmon fishing in Benzie County. The first festival was held in October, 1967 and was considered a great success. In 1968, the first National Coho Queen, Claudia Eberly, was selected. Since then, many coho queens have been selected and the Honor Coho Salmon Festival has remained a popular and historic Benzie County Event.
The festival is held in Honor, Michigan the fourth weekend of August . It celebrates the birth of a great fishery and also the economic boost the fall salmon run brings to the area each year.

This year the National Coho Salmon Festival takes place August 19th-21st at multiple locations in Honor.

National Coho Salmon Festival Events

  • The co-ed softball tournament takes place August 19th – August 21st. Cost is $150 per team.
  • Hole-In-One Challenge; get a hole-in-one and win $1,000 cash!
  • The Pancake Breakfast is hosted by the Honor Lions Club and takes place August 20th from 7 am – 1 pm.
  • The Car Show will take place August 20th from 8 am – 5 pm at the Platte River Elementary School. There is no entry free, however, donations to the Benzie Gridiron Club are encouraged.
  • A 3 on 3 basketball tournament will take place on August 20th from 9 am – 5pm at the Platte River High School. Cost is $80 per team.
  • There is no cost to enter the BMX Drag Race for Boys and Girls. Only those up to 14  years of age may participate. Awards are given in based on age.
  • The National Coho Salmon Festival parade will begin immediately after the BMX Drag and Bed Race. It is expected to start at 2 pm on August 20th and go until 4 pm.
  • The Bag Toss takes place on the 20th and the cost is $20 per two-person team.
  • The 3rd Annual Upstream 5k and Kids Fun Run will take place on August 20th at 7 pm. The cost to participate is $25 which includes a stainless steel water bottle.
  • Fireworks will also be August 20th at dusk.
  • The horseshoes tournament is double elimination and trophies will be awarded for first, second, and third place. Cost is $20 per two-person team.

For more details, check out the Coho Salmon Festival website.

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Petoskey’s 14th Annual Festival on the Bay @ Petoskey Bay Front Park
Aug 19 @ 10:00 am – Aug 20 @ 6:00 pm

Petoskey’s 14th Annual Festival on the Bay

The Petoskey Regional Chamber of Commerce invites you to attend the 14th Annual Festival on the Bay, August 19-20, 2016 at the Petoskey, Michigan waterfront. Every year, visitors enjoy great music inside the Entertainment Tent and a fun Children’s Area all weekend. Other activities Chalk & Chocolate Festival, Youth Fishing Derby, The BIG Art Show, a Petting Zoo and so much more!

Festival Hours

Entertainment Tent: Friday 5:00 – Midnight & Saturday 12:00 – Midnight

Children’s Area: Friday 1:00 – 7:00 p.m. & Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Vendors: Friday 12:00 – 9:00 p.m. & Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Highlight Events Include:

Water Ball Competition

Farmers Market

Concert in the Park

Movie in the Park at Dark

Treasures in Petoskey Drawing

The BIG Art Show

YMCA 4.9770K Color Fun Run

Chalk and Chocolate Festival

Festival on the Bay

Festival on the Bay

Festival on the Bay

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Mackinac Island Fudge Festival @ Mackinac Island Tourism Bureau
Aug 19 @ 12:00 pm – Aug 20 @ 7:00 pm

Mackinac Island Fudge Festival

For more than a century, Mackinac Island’s fudge has been an institution that’s become famous worldwide.  Fudge devotees are known as “fudgies” – a term that is also synonymous with Northern Michigan tourists. Most people don’t need an excuse to indulge in a piece or two of creamy, decadent fudge. But, for those who do, the Mackinac Island Fudge Festival which takes place each August, offers Island dwellers and tourists a terrific reason to celebrate fudge – made fresh each day at Mackinac’s multitude of fudge shops.

The festival features a number of fudge-related events activities including:

  • Miss Michigan Sugar Appearances
  • Daddy…I want the Golden Ticket Vacation Giveaway
  • Great Turtle Slow Ride Bike Race
  • Fudge Making Demonstrations & Tastings
  • Fudge on the Rocks
  • Fudge infused cocktails Island restaurants
  • Dining under the Influence of Fudge at Mary’s Bistro

Festival Events

Daily

Fudge on the Rocks

Island bartenders create frothy fudge-ilicious concoctions to tickle your inner fudgie. Ongoing all weekend.

2pm- 6pm Michigan Beer Tastings at Draught House

The Draught House, Mackinac Island’s newest tap room, will be serving up their favorite Michigan Beers including Arbor Brewing Company’s Mackinac Island Fudge Stout!

Friday, August 19th

3pm-5pm Mackinac Island Beer Tasting at Pink Pony

Michigan’s own Arbor Brewing Company created Mackinac Island Fudge Stout especially for the festival. Try this amazing concoction alongside more of Michigan’s best craft beers at Pink Pony

6pm-9pm Mary’s Bistro Fudge Dinner-Ryba’s Fudge inspired dinner & desserts and don’t forget to get things started with their fabulous Ryba’s Fudge Martini!

Saturday, August 20nd

10am Ryba’s Fudge Loompahs Golden Ticket Delivery

See the loompahs deliver the Golden Tickets to the select fudge shops on Main Street with Lars, the most magnificent Friesian Horse.

Daddy I Want The Golden Ticket Giveaway! and Fudge Making Demonstrations:

Every hour from 1pm-6pm, your favorite Mackinac Island Fudge Shop will set aside 40 boxes of fudge and hide a Golden Ticket! Purchase fudge for your chance to win a 2016 Mackinac Island Vacation! Each shop will also celebrate the fudge making process with an in depth demonstration and free samples!

1pm Fudge Making Demonstration and Golden Ticket Giveaway – Murdick’s Fudge Shop (Located across the street from Lilac Tree Suites and Spa)

2pm Fudge Making Demonstration and Golden Ticket Giveaway- Ryba’s Fudge Shop (Located at the head of the Star Line Dock)

3pm Fudge Making Demonstration and Golden Ticket Giveaway- Joann’s Fudge Shop (Located next to Main Street Inn and Suites)

4pm Fudge Making Demonstration and Golden Ticket Giveaway- May’s Candy and Fudge (Located on the corner of Main and Astor)

5pm Fudge Making Demonstration and Golden Ticket Giveaway- Sander’s Candy and Fudge (Located inside the Bicycle Street Inn)

3pm-5pm Mackinac Island Beer Tasting at Pink Pony

Michigan’s own Arbor Brewing Company created Mackinac Island Fudge Stout especially for the festival. Try this amazing concoction alongside more of Michigan’s best craft beers at Pink Pony
6pm-9pm Mary’s Bistro Fudge Dinner-Ryba’s Fudge inspired dinner & desserts and don’t forget to get things started with their fabulously delicious Ryba’s Fudge Martini

Fun-Day Fudge- Day on a Sunday, August 21st

12:30pm Mackinac Island Fudge Giveaway!

First 100 kids to check in at Windermere Point receive a 1/2 lb box of fudge!

1pm – 3pm Draught House’s Beer and Fudge Tasting

Visit Mackinac Island’s first tap room for a Get Weird with Beer Tasting. 4 fudge inspired plated dishes will be available.

1pm Great Turtle Slow Ride

Hit the brakes! Go as slow as possible without setting a foot on the ground to balance. Prizes including an overnight stay at Windermere Hotel and Fudge Baskets! Windermere Point.

1:30 Sugar Relay

Teams of four compete at carrying bags of sugar on picturesque Windermere Point! Teams aged 15 and under will try to cross the finish line first with a 25 lb. bag of sugar while teams with participants 16 years old and up will carry a 50 lb bag of sugar.


 

Mackinac Island Fudge Festival

Mackinac Island Fudge Festival

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Aug
20
Mon
22nd Annual Woodward Dream Cruise @ Woodward Dream Cruise
Aug 20 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 pm

Woodward Dream Cruise

Did you know that the Woodward Dream Cruise actually started as a small fundraiser to raise money for a soccer field in Ferndale, Michigan?

In August 1995, Nelson House and a group of volunteers looked to relive and recreate the nostalgic heydays of the 50s and 60s, when youth, music and Motor City steel roamed Woodward Avenue, America’s first highway. That year, 250,000 people participated—nearly ten times the number expected. The rest, as they say, is history.

Today, the Woodward Dream Cruise is the world’s largest one-day automotive event, drawing 1.5 million people and 40,000 classic cars each year from around the globe—from as far away as New Zealand, Australia, Japan and the former Soviet Union. North American cruisers from California, Georgia, Canada and all points in between caravan to Metro Detroit to participate in what has become, for many, an annual rite of summer.


The Woodward Dream Cruise  is proud to present the fifth annual Cruise In Shoes™ 5K Fun Run/Walk. The run/walk will take place the morning of August 20, 2016, the same day as the 22nd annual Woodward Dream Cruise.

The run/walk will begin at 7:30 am on Yorba Linda Blvd, continue with a rare opportunity to run on historic Woodward Avenue, wind through several Royal Oak neighborhood streets and finish at Shrine High School.

Anyone interested in participating in the Cruise In Shoes™ can register online by going here until August 17. Participants can also sign up for the event the day of the run at Royal Oak Shrine High School.


 

Woodward Dream Cruise
Woodward Dream Cruise

Woodward Dream Cruise

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2016 Thunder Over Michigan – Ypsilanti, MI @ Yankee Air Museum
Aug 20 @ 9:00 am – Aug 21 @ 6:00 pm

Thunder Over Michigan

The Thunder Over Michigan Air Show presented by Wayne County Airport Authority will feature the Breitling Jet Team, Helotown USA, and much more on August 20th & 21st, 2016. Thunder over Michigan is one of America’s leading air shows and is considered the best “warbird” show in America. Held every summer at Willow Run Airport near Detroit, the show features world-class entertainment, unique static displays, and fun for the whole family.

Willow Run Airport was built by the Ford Motor Company in 1941 to serve as an airfield for their B-24 Bomber Plant. This was the first aircraft manufacturing plant to use Ford’s automotive mass production techniques, a leading technological innovation of the time. Ford Motor Company built 8,685 B-24s from 1942 until the end of World War II. At its peak, the Willow Run plant employed over 42,000 people and produced one B-24 every 59 minutes. The last bomber to roll off the assembly line was named the “Henry Ford.” When the war was over the airport became the hub for passenger flights and air freight in the Detroit Metropolitan area.

Performers Include

U.S. Navy F-18 Super Hornet
U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor
Russian MiG-23 Flogger
Breitling Jet Team
Helotown USA
Russian Mi-24 HIND
Mil Mi-2
OH-6A Loach
Batcoper
WWII Battle

Thunder Over Michigan

Thunder Over Michigan

Thunder Over Michigan

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2016 Michigan Renaissance Festival @ Michigan Renaissance Festival
Aug 20 @ 10:00 am – Oct 2 @ 7:00 pm

Michigan Renaissance Festival

Take a time-travel adventure into the 16th century at the annual Michigan Renaissance Festival! Join Queen Elizabeth in a jubilee! Inside the turreted gates, visitors enjoy the sights and sounds of a 17-acre village, complete with building reproductions of Renaissance shops, taverns and a magnificent castle. Continuous entertainment takes place on the streets and on 17 themed stages; featuring full-contact armored jousting, comedy and theater shows, music, games, people-powered rides and so much more! Fabulous food and more than 300 artisans displaying their gallery-quality works complete the experience!

For years, the Michigan Renaissance Festival has provided Holly with a unique venue that regularly attracts more than 250,000 visitors from Michigan, surrounding states and Canada. When the Festival first began back in 1979 on the grounds of Columbiere in Clarkston, Michigan, the Renaissance Festival attracted 11,000 patrons during its 5 weekend event. Years later the Festival found a more permanent home where it currently stands, just 12 miles south of Flint on Dixie Highway. The duration of the Festival has also extended to 7 weekends, plus Labor Day Monday and Festival Friday.

The Michigan Renaissance Festial is open weekends (Sat. & Sun) August 20- October 2. The Festival is open Labor Day and Friday, September 30. Open 10am-7pm rain or shine.

There are many different events to choose from and each weekend typically has a different theme. Those include:

  • Royal Pet & Ale Fest
  • Highland Fling
  • High Seas Adventure
  • Wonders of the World
  • Shamrocks & Shenanigans
  • Harvest Huzzah
  • Festival Friday
  • Sweet Endings

Michigan Renaissance Festival

 

Michigan Renaissance Festival

Michigan Renaissance Festival

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Aug
21
Tue
Monarch Butterfly Festival @ Shiawassee Basin Preserve (Davis Rd. Entrance)
Aug 21 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Monarch Butterfly Festival

Flutter into the Shiawassee Basin Preserve and join us as we celebrate the Monarch Butterfly Festival. The day will be filled with excitement and learning that will surely make you take off and fly. Stick a migration tag on a monarchs wing then set it free ($1). See how to identify eggs, caterpillars, and several types of milkweed, the caterpillars only food source. Live caterpillars will be available to take home and raise yourself (limited supply). There will be crafts, games, vendors, workshops, and much more.

Workshops include:

  • Raising Monarch and other butterflies
  • How to plant a butterfly garden
  • Conservation of the Monarch

Vendors:

  • Native Plants (American Roots Wildflower Nursery)
  • Butterflies in the Garden (Book & Author – Brenda Dziedzic)
  • Regular Farmers’ Market vendors
  • Other seasonal vendors

When: August 21st, 2016 from 10am-2pm
Where: Shiawassee Basin Preserve (Davisburg Rd. Entrance.)
Fee: Festival is FREE to enter. Various take-homes may have a nominal fee.
Age: All ages welcome!

Visit our website for more details in July – http://www.springfield-twp.us/pr.htm

Use this address for directions: 12000 Davisburg Road, Davisburg, MI 48350

 

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