Event Calendar

There is plenty to do & see at the South Park as well as the local area through the summer with great events. Don’t sit at home, get out and enjoy the Higgins Lake & the surrounding area! Plan a great get-away vacation around your favorite events, and come back year after year…

Regularly scheduled events at the park:

Saturday Morning Storytime 10:30AM South Higgins Lake State Park at host site 147
Come enjoy a story and an activity with your family! *Presented by our local libraries and DNR Explorer Guide! (Beginning June 17 – through summer)

Wednesday Night Movies! Family movies start after dusk at the Park Store pavilion. The Park Store will be open with extended evening hours during movie nights for refreshments & snacks!
*Presented by our local libraries and DNR Explorer Guide! (Beginning June 21 – through summer)

Friday Night Basketball clinics with Coach Vick Free basketball clinic! 7:30PM – 8:30PM @ Day Use Parking lot at the park. Mark Vick Championship Basketball provides leading professional basketball consultation services to Central, Mid, and Northern Michigan players, coaches and teams. By providing Camps, Individual Instruction, Team Training, Coaches Clinics, Scouting and Recruiting Services, Video Services, All Star Games and Showcases, Coach Vick will help you, your child and your team reach it’s maximum potential! (Beginning June 9 through Sept. 1st) Coach Vick website.

The South Higgins Lake State Park also features a weekly scheduled ‘Explorer Program’. Program topics include forests, insects, night hikes, pond studies and other topics covering the variety of plants, animals and natural features found within each park. These programs are designed for children and adults, often in a family setting. CLICK HERE for Explorer Program parks link, then click on South Higgins Lake State Park for the latest pdf of activities!

Area Summer Events Calendar Get out & explore the local area around Higgins Lake with these great events!

June

2-3         Kirtland’s Warbler Festival. The Kirtland’s Warbler Festival will be in full swing starting at 7:30am with Kirtland’s Warbler tours and continues throughout the day with exciting kids’ activities, local vendors and interactive workshops. This is a family focused event with something for people of every age to enjoy! (Website Link)

3           Roscommon Historical Model Train Club- Model Train Festival. The Roscommon Historic Model Train Club will host its Model Train Festival at the Garden Railway Park, next to the AuSable River Center, 211 N. Main Street and at the Clubhouse at 815 Lake Street in Roscommon

4          Dawn Patrol Fly-In. 69th Annual Dawn Patrol Breakfast. Roscommon County Blodgett Memorial Airport (HTL) (Website Link)

7          Roscommon Steel Drum Bands Concert, Come see the band “Steel Syndicate” perform live, fresh from their recent show at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame! CRAF Center gazebo, Roscommon. (Steel Syndicate band video link)

10        Family Fishing Fest. Fishing is from 8 a.m. to noon on June 10, on any lake, river or stream in ROSCOMMON COUNTY. Weigh in is completed at 1 p.m. at Houghton Lake and Lake St. Helen, 3 p.m. at Higgins Lake, 4pm. Fish responsibly – please release all fish–you will not be eating. Vendors and activities vary at each site – gift bags will be given away. The grand prize at each site is a guided fishing tour on one of Michigan’s Other Great Lakes. (Event Link)

10-11    DNR Free Fishing Weekend. Two days twice a year, families and friends can enjoy one of Michigan’s premiere outdoor activities, fishing, for FREE! (Website Link)

12         JEEP Night. “It’s A Jeep Thing!” Bring Your Jeep and show it off! Three nights this summer Don Nester Auto Group will be hosting JEEP NIGHTS. Jeep Enthusiasts are encouraged to bring their Jeep down and display it, talk about it and meet other Jeep Enthusiasts. If you don’t have a Jeep please stop by and check out the Jeeps that will on display. Free Brats & Hotdogs. Door Prizes for registered vehicles.(Website Link)

16        Friday Fishing Frenzy!  6:30 pm Marl Lake Access Site (Across from South Higgins Lake State Park) Bring your family out to a fun filled evening of fishing! There will be prizes and giveaways. Poles and bait are provided! (17 and older require a fishing license to fish)

16        Nature Bingo: South State Park  2pm – 3pm  The Day Use Beach Pavilion in South Higgins. (Park Store pavilion) See if you can race other campers to find the objects on your sheet before they do. There will be prizes and lots of fun!

17       Higgins Lake SUNRISE RUN! Main venue site is located at the pavilion of the South Higgins Lake Park Store and is a highlight annual not-to-be-missed event! Roscommon Rotary is pleased to host the 8th Annual Higgins Lake Sunrise Run featuring a half-marathon race around beautiful Higgins Lake. The race starts at North Higgins Lake State Park and finishes the South Higgins Lake State Park. In addition to the half-marathon, race day will include a 10K and 5K run/walks as well as a fun run/walk for kids and families. All proceeds benefit Roscommon Rotary, local non-motorized trail development, ACT/NOW Kids Programs and other non-profit groups in our area. For more information or to register please visit Active.com.    (DNR Event Web Link)

17        Boater Safety Class9am – 4pm Class will be held at Pioneer Hills Marine on SATURDAY, JUNE 17TH, 2017 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM Class is Free – Class size is limited to 25 persons – Bring sack lunch Those successfully completing the class will be issued their Michigan Boating Safety Certificate. Pioneer Hills Marine, 10914 N Cut Rd, Roscommon, MI 48653, USA (map) PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED BY CALLING PIONEER HILLS MARINE 989-275-5175

17         Roscommon Village Farmers Market 10:00 am3:00 pm A community run Farmers Market with a wide range of fresh food & craft – fish, organic eggs, fruit & veg, artisan breads, organic meat, home baking. Great quality, great value. Adding to our range all the time! 211 N Main St, Roscommon, MI 48653

17          Beer & Wine Fest: Sponsored by Heart of Michigan Young Professionals. 1:00 pm5:00 pm When the weekend hits, Michiganders flock to their great getaways – Higgins Lake and Houghton Lake – to kick back with their ORV’s, pontoons, campfires, and brews! On June 17, make your great getaway to the north side of Higgins Lake by car, boat, quad, kayak, Razor, paddle board, bike, or whatever your favorite “up north” transportation is – and sip on a wide selection of beer, wine, and hard cider from local Michigan breweries! Enjoy your drink of choice to the beats of live music artists, tour booths of local restaurants, and treat your tastebuds to a few of the featured menu items that tempt you the most! Proceeds benefit the local Young Professionals group’s efforts to protect and support small businesses in the heart of Northern Michigan. Ralph A MacMullan Conference Center, Conservation Drive,  Roscommon, MI 48653 (Event Link)

21        Jazzed Because Concert. The Jazzed Because Quartet has an original style that compliments cover tunes and makes them as original as their own songs that cover a wide range of musical styles, as well as decades of sound evolutions.  In the belief that Jazz is the freedom of spontaneous expression.  Truly an experience for the listeners as well as the musicians themselves, Jazzed Because is technical- but not overly, classy- but not stuffy, professional- yet very entertaining and versatile, suitable for any and all venues that require the very best in smooth jazz with a touch of fun. CRAF Center gazebo. (Event Website)

22         Michigan Rediscovered. 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm Author Ron Rademacher will share a dozen destinations that you may have missed and the details of these hidden gems of Michigan.  Come find your next adventure! Roscommon Area District Library. (Event Link)

22         Paul Byrom Concert. SUMMER TOUR OF NORTH AMERICA. Paul Byrom, who has been hailed as one of Ireland’s premier tenors, will be performing at the Houghton Lake Historical Playhouse June 22 beginning at 3 p.m. Houghton Lake Historical Playhouse. (Artist Website Link)

23-24  13th Annual Special Olympics Car Show. On Friday June 23rd the “Rusty Nuts Car Club” will host a car cruise around the lake. Line up starts at 3pm. The cruise will leave at 4pm. There will be food that you can buy after the cruise at the Houghton Lake Eagles club. On Saturday June 24th we open the gate for the car show at 8am. Registation ends at 11am. Live, silent and chinese autions. All the money will be going to Special Olympics Area 4, (Event Link)

24          “You and Your Lake: Life on the Lake”  9:00 am3:00 pm 1 day seminar “You and Your Lake: Life on the Lake” Would you like to learn more about our inland lakes? The Higgins Lake Foundation has partnered with the MSU Extension Office to provide a free one-day seminar at the R.A. MacMullan Center June 24 from 9am – 3pm. Speakers include several members of the MSU Extension Water Resource Management and Education Team: Dr. Lois Wolfson, Dr. Jo Latimore, Terry Gibb, Bindu Bhakta and Eric Elgin. The program will provide expert information on how to be a good steward of your lake’s ecosystem. Topics will include an overview of lake ecology, natural shoreline practices, a ground water model, neighborhood collaboration, septic maintenance and aquatic invasive species. An optional water science boat tour will be offered at 3pm. To confirm a seat call Higgins Lake Foundation 989-275-9183. Ralph A. MacMullan Conference Center, 104 Conservation Dr, Roscommon, MI 48653, USA (Event Link)

24         Roscommon Village Farmers Market 10:00 am3:00 pm A community run Farmers Market with a wide range of fresh food & craft – fish, organic eggs, fruit & veg, artisan breads, organic meat, home baking. Great quality, great value. Adding to our range all the time! 211 N Main St, Roscommon, MI 48653

24         Rustic Hearts – Wellington Farms Outdoor Concert 7:00 pm8:00 pm  Opening concert for the 2017 season will be Rustic Hearts, a folk music duo from the Boyne City area that has captured the hearts of folk music lovers all across Northern and Central Michigan. Their presentation of original folk music coupled with a lot of traditional tunes and folksy humor make for a light hearted, toe tapping evening of entertainment. Wellington Farm Park, 6944 S Military Rd, Grayling, MI 49738

24-25   Sticky Buns Days. Wellington Farm, USA is a 60-acre open-air interpretive museum designed to provide an educational opportunity for visitors to experience life as it was in rural mid-America during The Great Depression.  Through a series of displays, a wide variety of exhibits, and beautiful natural settings, the park provides a variety of educational, recreational, and cultural opportunities for visitors to Northern Michigan. “Where it’s always 1932!”. (Website Link)

24-25   10th Annual “Are You Geocacher Enough?” Road Rally. Are you prepared to prove that you are Geocacher Enough? If you think you are, then you can do just that at the 10th Annual (and final) 2017 Road Rally! We’ll be bringing you back into the heart of Northern Michigan with new trails, new caches and more Road Rally Fun!!! This is what Geocaching is all about right here. Whether you drive a Jeep or a Volvo, there’s great caching for all to be had. We’ll be showing you the great caching Northern Michigan has for you to enjoy through our specially designed Road Rally game.  The Rally portion of the event will kick off Saturday morning at 9:00 AM at the Roscommon County Fire Training Grounds.  You’ll have a about 25 hours to complete the Rally and meet back up at the  grounds by noon on Sunday when we’ll do prize drawings and announcements. (Event Link)

28          Kids Mini Boot Camp at RADL. 10:30am As part of RADL’s Summer Reading Program, Sergent Ryba from Camp Grayling will be teaching the kids about military life, showing off his gear, and will end with a mini boot camp for kids. (Link)

28         Muzyka! Concert. 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm The Americana/folk band with many different genres returns to RADL for another fun concert!

30         Chad Patterson’s Acting Up Theater Troupe: Oh Brother Builders has got you covered. Well at least one of them does anyway. Billy Builder has done nothing his whole life but prepare, design and build things for his company. He started out with Lego’s moved onto Minecraft and now is trying his hand at the real thing, actually building real life things for real life customers. Buddy on the other hand is more of a bumbler than a builder… Part of the kids summer reading program of the Roscommon Area Disctrict Library. (Link)

July

1         EAA Fly-In. Many different types of aircraft will be displayed Saturday during Experimental Aircraft Association Chapter 1259’s annual Fly-in at Houghton Lake State Airport, Old-27 and M-55. The Fly-in starts at 10 a.m. and will feature a bratwurst lunch until 4 p.m. featuring hot dogs, chips, soft drinks, coffee and tea for $5 for adults and $3 for kids. Airplane rides will be available with donations. Houghton Lake State Airport. (Website Link)

1        Lyon Township Fourth of July Parade. A 4th of July Parade is scheduled for Saturday, July 1, 2017. Anyone interested in participating in the parade should contact the township office at 989-821-9694. Line up for the parade is set for 9:00 a.m. The parade will start at West Higgins Lake Blvd. near the Phoenix Park parking lot  & will be ending at the Old Fire Hall. The parade is slated to begin at 10:00 am. Hope to see you there! (Link)

1         Roscommon Village Farmers Market 10:00 am3:00 pm A community run Farmers Market with a wide range of fresh food & craft – fish, organic eggs, fruit & veg, artisan breads, organic meat, home baking. Great quality, great value. Adding to our range all the time! 211 N Main St, Roscommon, MI 48653

1-2     MFMFC Auto Swap Meet & Flea Market.  Michigan Firemen’s Memorial Festival Committee 1st Annual Auto Swap Meet & Flea Market. Saturday, July 1 8am-4pm, Sunday July 2 10am-4pm. 290 Ballenger Road, Roscommon – Firemen Training Grounds. 

2        St. Helen Fourth of July Fireworks. Richfield Township Park (Link)

3        Houghton Lake Fourth of July Fireworks10:00pm Houghton Lake State Airport (Link)

3        Higgins Lake Boat Parade. The annual Freedom Boat Parade will take place at Higgins Lake on July 4, at 2:30 p.m. from Flag Point. Those who enter the parade are encouraged to decorate their board. All boats will begin lining up at 2:00 p.m. from Flag Point. For more information, contact 989-503-0888 or higginsboatparade@gmail.com

4         Roscommon County 4th of July Parade. In the Village of Roscommon 11:00 AM “Dreams Do Come True under the Red, White, and Blue”
Contact the Chamber for a Parade Participation Application. 989-275-8760 or info@hlrcc.com

4         Roscommon Fourth of July Fireworks Display. A9:30 pm10:30 pm 4th of July Fireworks arranged by Jim’s Collision with community sponsors will be at the Firemen’s Training Grounds. Fireworks start at 10:15 p.m. Roscommon Fire Training Grounds. 290 Ballanger Road

5         Kellerville Concert. Kellerville is an Americana Duo that packs a punch. They juggle a double handful of instruments adding percussion through the use of a washboard, foot tambourine, rattles, shakers, and a floor tom. Lee even had his guitar customized to compliment his unique style of fingerpicking percussion. This allows him to use his guitar as a bass drum while playing. All this combined with their intricate harmonies and foot stomping tunes makes for a Full Band sound. CRAF Center gazebo. (Website Link)

7         Movies Under the Moon: Inside Out 9:00 pm10:00 pm Wallace Park, across from St. Michael’s Church. FREE Friday night movies & activities you can enjoy with family & friends during thesummer! Bring your snacks, lawn chairs, bug spray and enjoy a family friendly movie with your community. Please use the street and Campbell’s Canoe Livery for  parking.-Sponsored by First Congregational Church (989).275-5055

8         Roscommon Art Festival. Join us for the 48th Annual Roscommon Art Festival on Saturday, July 8th, 2017. Enjoy the festival from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. on the lawn of the CRAF Center and on Lake Street in the Village of Roscommon. Over 60 exhibitors will be on hand with fine arts and crafts, including water and oil paintings, jewelry, wood crafts, signs, stained glass and more. Don’t miss the ‘greatest little show in northern Michigan’! (Event Link)

8         “Music Box” Reunion Dance at the Playhouse. Music Box Historical Society. What drew thousands of teenagers to Higgins / Houghton Lake on Summer Weekends in the 1960?s? It wasn’t fishing!!! It was “The Music Box” the largest teenage nightclub in Michigan. Simply known as “The Box”. Though the “Box” is now gone, explore your nostalgic side & dance the night away to classic Rock ‘N Roll oldies. 7pm until 10:30pm At the Houghton Lake Playhouse (1701 W Houghton Lake Dr (M-55), Houghton Lake, MI.) Join us for dancing, music, memorabilia and more. Meet old friends. Enjoy the music we danced to from the original recordings using the original speakers. (Weblink about the Music Box!)

9         Roscommon Riverfest. Annual Summer festival at Wallace Park in the Village of Roscommon. Live acoustic music and youth activities including dock dogs, cardboard boat races, games, and much more. Wallace Park is located across from St. Michaels Catholic Church on S. 7th Street. (Event Link)

10         JEEP Night. “It’s A Jeep Thing!” Bring Your Jeep and show it off! Three nights this summer Don Nester Auto Group will be hosting JEEP NIGHTS. Jeep Enthusiasts are encouraged to bring their Jeep down and display it, talk about it and meet other Jeep Enthusiasts. If you don’t have a Jeep please stop by and check out the Jeeps that will on display. Free Brats & Hotdogs. Door Prizes for registered vehicles.(Website Link)

14         Movies Under the Moon: Secret Life of Pets 9:00 pm10:00 pm Wallace Park, across from St. Michael’s Church. FREE Friday night movies & activities you can enjoy with family & friends during thesummer! Bring your snacks, lawn chairs, bug spray and enjoy a family friendly movie with your community. Please use the street and Campbell’s Canoe Livery for  parking.-Sponsored by First Congregational Church (989).275-5055

15         Roscommon Village Farmers Market 10:00 am3:00 pm A community run Farmers Market with a wide range of fresh food & craft – fish, organic eggs, fruit & veg, artisan breads, organic meat, home baking. Great quality, great value. Adding to our range all the time! 211 N Main St, Roscommon, MI 48653

15-16    Quilt Show. Wellington Farm, USA is a 60-acre open-air interpretive museum designed to provide an educational opportunity for visitors to experience life as it was in rural mid-America during The Great Depression.  Through a series of displays, a wide variety of exhibits, and beautiful natural settings, the park provides a variety of educational, recreational, and cultural opportunities for visitors to Northern Michigan. “Where it’s always 1932!”. (Website Link).

19          Full Cord Concert.  Full Cord  is a Bluegrass / Folk / Americana group that started to build a musically diverse band using traditional bluegrass instruments. The band has an extraordinary song base, with songs ranging from traditional country and bluegrass to modern pop hits, big band era tunes and everything in between. Full Cord has over 80 years of combined musical experience and is using their extraordinary talent to break the bluegrass stereotype and breathe new life into it. They are introducing new styles and arrangements that keep everyone wanting more. CRAF Center gazebo. (Event Link)

20         Chuck Koval Concert. Presented by the Friends of Trestle Park, the concert will feature Chuck Koval, back by popular demand. Koval performed previously at Trestle Park and wowed the crowd. Now he is back to play his special brand of 60s, 70s and 80s folk/rock music while bringing with him guest vocalist/keyboardist Noel Howland and bassist Joe Balbaugh to bring a new dimension to his popular show. Be ready for a fun trip into the past and don’t be shy – these songs were made to sing along to. Guests are asked to bring a lawn chair. Trestle Park is located on the waterfront at South M-18 and M-55 in Prudenville. In case of rain, the concerts will take place at the Stone Hall (2565 South Gladwin Rd.).

21         Movies Under the Moon: Moana 9:00 pm10:00 pm Wallace Park, across from St. Michael’s Church. FREE Friday night movies & activities you can enjoy with family & friends during the summer! Bring your snacks, lawn chairs, bug spray and enjoy a family friendly movie with your community. Please use the street and Campbell’s Canoe Livery for  parking.-Sponsored by First Congregational Church (989).275-5055

22          Roscommon Village Farmers Market 10:00 am3:00 pm A community run Farmers Market with a wide range of fresh food & craft – fish, organic eggs, fruit & veg, artisan breads, organic meat, home baking. Great quality, great value. Adding to our range all the time! 211 N Main St, Roscommon, MI 48653

22         Sunshine String Band – Outdoor Concert This very unique Bluegrass Band comes from the Midland area and has performed all across Michigan. Their combination of Bluegrass music and light-hearted humor make for a highly entertaining experience for concert goers. Wellington Farm concerts are presented on the farm’s Main Stage, nestled within the beech/maple forest. The forest surrounding makes for excellent relaxation and musical enjoyment. Lawn chairs and coolers are welcome. Single admission price at the gate for the Wellington Farm, USA concerts is $15.00 per person. Gates open at 6:30 and concerts begin at 7:30 pm. Season tickets are available for $50.00. Each ticket is good for 4 admissions, to be used in any combination. Season tickets are available at the Wellington Farm Visitor Center. More information can be obtained by calling 989 348 5187 or by email to welfar32@gmail.com  Wellington Farm, USA is a 60-acre open-air interpretive museum designed to provide an educational opportunity for visitors to experience life as it was in rural mid-America during The Great Depression.  Through a series of displays, a wide variety of exhibits, and beautiful natural settings, the park provides a variety of educational, recreational, and cultural opportunities for visitors to Northern Michigan. “Where it’s always 1932!”. (Website Link).

27         Drummunity Concertwith Lori Fithian. At 7 p.m., Lori will bring her hand drumming community drumming circle to the waterfront for a special, interactive concert for all ages. This performance is presented with support from the Michigan Council for Arts & Cultural Affairs and the Michigan Humanities Council.  Drummunity will turn Trestle Park into an interactive concert for all ages.  Presented with support from the Michigan Council for Arts & Cultural Affairs and the Michigan Humanities Council. The Rainy Day location for this performance is the Houghton Lake Public Library. (Event Link)

28         Movies Under the Moon: Big Hero Six 9:00 pm10:00 pm Wallace Park, across from St. Michael’s Church. FREE Friday night movies & activities you can enjoy with family & friends during the summer! Bring your snacks, lawn chairs, bug spray and enjoy a family friendly movie with your community. Please use the street and Campbell’s Canoe Livery for  parking.-Sponsored by First Congregational Church (989).275-5055

29         Higgins Lake Lightning Regatta. Lightning Class Sailboat Racing, Michigan District Championship. Notice of Race. Michigan Lightning District Championship July 28th – 30th , 2017 hosted by the Higgins Lake Boat Club,Treasure Island, Higgins Lake Michigan. (Event Link)

29          Roscommon Village Farmers Market 10:00 am3:00 pm A community run Farmers Market with a wide range of fresh food & craft – fish, organic eggs, fruit & veg, artisan breads, organic meat, home baking. Great quality, great value. Adding to our range all the time! 211 N Main St, Roscommon, MI 48653

29     Au Sable River International Canoe Marathon. This is an annual 120 mi (193 km) canoe race in Michigan from Grayling to Oscoda. It first ran in 1947, is perhaps the oldest marathon canoe race in the United States, and is the longest, non-stop, canoe-only race in North America. The race has been billed as “The World’s Toughest Spectator Race” as many of the spectators follow the racers overnight down the full 120 miles (190 km) to the finish. The Marathon starts at 9pm in Grayling in a LeMans-style start where the competitors carry their canoes in a footrace four blocks through town to the Au Sable River entry point. Upon reaching the Au Sable River, they begin paddling non-stop throughout the night. In addition to paddling for 14–19 hours non-stop overnight, competitors must also make portages over six dams along the river race route. (Event Link)

August

2          Fat Pocket Concert. The four-man ensemble brings an earthy common man appeal to their performance, from the solid rhythms, leads, and vocals of their music to the classic Midwest Americana as the group intermingles influences from Sinatra, AM radio classics, Beatles, Stevie Ray Vaughn, 80’s hair bands, and the blues.  Their performance offers a confident pace, well matched group vocals, and consistent high energy. If it means hard work, built in quality, and blue collar pride, Fat Pocket offers Made in Michigan music. CRAF Center gazebo (Event Link)

4        Movies Under the Moon: Trolls 9:00 pm10:00 pm Wallace Park, across from St. Michael’s Church. FREE Friday night movies & activities you can enjoy with family & friends during the summer! Bring your snacks, lawn chairs, bug spray and enjoy a family friendly movie with your community. Please use the street and Campbell’s Canoe Livery for  parking.-Sponsored by First Congregational Church (989).275-5055

4-6       Houghton Lake Historical Village Days. 2 1/2  Days of Family Fun! Little Loggers Training, Free Wagon Rides, Children’s Games, Entertainment, 18th and 19th Century Demonstrations, Working Blacksmith Shop, Print Shop, Barbership, School Marm, Much Much More. ADMISSION $ 8  ( 12yrs +), $ 5  (5-11 years), Under 5 Free – For whole weekend. (Event Link)

5         Roscommon Village Farmers Market 10:00 am3:00 pm A community run Farmers Market with a wide range of fresh food & craft – fish, organic eggs, fruit & veg, artisan breads, organic meat, home baking. Great quality, great value. Adding to our range all the time! 211 N Main St, Roscommon, MI 48653

10-13   Tractor Show. Wellington Farm, USA is a 60-acre open-air interpretive museum designed to provide an educational opportunity for visitors to experience life as it was in rural mid-America during The Great Depression.  Through a series of displays, a wide variety of exhibits, and beautiful natural settings, the park provides a variety of educational, recreational, and cultural opportunities for visitors to Northern Michigan. “Where it’s always 1932!”. (Website Link).

11         Movies Under the Moon: Paper Airplanes 9:00 pm10:00 pm Wallace Park, across from St. Michael’s Church. FREE Friday night movies & activities you can enjoy with family & friends during the summer! Bring your snacks, lawn chairs, bug spray and enjoy a family friendly movie with your community. Please use the street and Campbell’s Canoe Livery for  parking.-Sponsored by First Congregational Church (989).275-5055

12         Meals-on-Wheels Car Show. 8:00 am-4:00pm Sports Cars,Classic Cars,Muscle Cars. This is a fund raiser for our meals on wheels program. Roscommon Co. Fire Training Grounds- 290 Ballenger Rd. Roscommon , Michigan 48653. Contact: (989) 366-0205

12        Roscommon Village Farmers Market 10:00 am3:00 pm A community run Farmers Market with a wide range of fresh food & craft – fish, organic eggs, fruit & veg, artisan breads, organic meat, home baking. Great quality, great value. Adding to our range all the time! 211 N Main St, Roscommon, MI 48653

12        The Calvarymen – Outdoor concert at Wellington Farm 7:00 pm Experience the well known and highly acclaimed southern gospel quart, The Calvarymen. Coming from southeast Michigan, the quartet has performed all across the Midwest for over 30 years and have won many awards making them one of the finest southern gospel quartets in the nation. This concert alone is worth the price of a season ticket. Wellington Farm concerts are presented on the farm’s Main Stage, nestled within the beech/maple forest. The forest surrounding makes for excellent relaxation and musical enjoyment. Lawn chairs and coolers are welcome.Single admission price at the gate for the Wellington Farm, USA concerts is $15.00 per person. Gates open at 6:30 and concerts begin at 7:30 pm. Season tickets are available for $50.00. Each ticket is good for 4 admissions, to be used in any combination. Season tickets are available at the Wellington Farm Visitor Center. More information can be obtained by calling 989 348 5187 or by email to welfar32@gmail.com Wellington Farm, USA is a 60-acre open-air interpretive museum designed to provide an educational opportunity for visitors to experience life as it was in rural mid-America during The Great Depression.  Through a series of displays, a wide variety of exhibits, and beautiful natural settings, the park provides a variety of educational, recreational, and cultural opportunities for visitors to Northern Michigan. “Where it’s always 1932!”. (Website Link).

14      JEEP Night. “It’s A Jeep Thing!” Bring Your Jeep and show it off! Three nights this summer Don Nester Auto Group will be hosting JEEP NIGHTS. Jeep Enthusiasts are encouraged to bring their Jeep down and display it, talk about it and meet other Jeep Enthusiasts. If you don’t have a Jeep please stop by and check out the Jeeps that will on display. Free Brats & Hotdogs. Door Prizes for registered vehicles.(Website Link)

16       Motown Eagles Concert. The Motown Eagles plays a small role in prolonging the profound musical legacy left by Glen Frey and the Eagles.  Crafting every musical detail with a new precision and amazing voices, Motown Eagles celebrate an era of this powerhouse rock band with hits spanning four decades including the hits “Hotel California,” “Take it easy,” “Life in the Fast Lane”, along with others.  Easily taking a trip back to the 70’s you will enjoy a night of old time rock and roll, so sit back and enjoy the ride. CRAF Center gazebo. (Event Link)

17      Friends with the Weather Concert. This show will start 15 minutes earlier than the usual 7 pm, due to the earlier sunset, so be ready to enjoy Friends with the Weather at 6:45 pm! This band from Ann Arbor brings the essence of timely new folk, funk, soul, rock, and all manner of world music to the Trestle Park stage. You won’t want to miss this phenomenal performance! (Event Link)

17      Grammy Award Winners: The Steel Drivers at Kirtland Performing Arts Center 7:00 pm8:00 pm Kirtland Performing Arts Center. The Steel Drivers this year were awarded the Grammy Award for best bluegrass album for “The Muscle Shoals Recordings.” Their updated style and pure musicality was rewarded – even after their group was made famous by front man Chris Stapleton. Check out their cutting edge performance at http://www.thesteeldrivers.com/. Grammy Award Winners The Steel Drivers, Thursday August 17 at 7 pm. All seats are $35. Discounts for seniors or groups of 10+. Save $5/ticket when you purchase four or more shows at the kirtland center this season, and gain admission to the pre-show VIP lounge for subscribers only Parking and shuttles are always free at the Kirtland Center.10775 N St. Helen Rd., Roscommon, MI 989-275-6777 (Event Link)

18        Movies Under the Moon: Night At The Museum 9:00 pm10:00 pm Wallace Park, across from St. Michael’s Church. FREE Friday night movies & activities you can enjoy with family & friends during the summer! Bring your snacks, lawn chairs, bug spray and enjoy a family friendly movie with your community. Please use the street and Campbell’s Canoe Livery for  parking.-Sponsored by First Congregational Church (989).275-5055

19      Hubs N’ Pubs Pumpkin Run Car Show & Brewfest. The Houghton Lake Chamber of Commerce presents a new and exciting twist to the Pumpkin Run Car Show for 2016. They will be adding a Beer Tasting Event & Craft Show. New location will be the Columbian Home Association (formerly the Knights of Columbus Hall) 833 West Branch Rd. Prudenville, MI 48651 (Event Link)

 19-20      DNR Free ORV Weekend

19       Roscommon Village Farmers Market 10:00 am3:00 pm A community run Farmers Market with a wide range of fresh food & craft – fish, organic eggs, fruit & veg, artisan breads, organic meat, home baking. Great quality, great value. Adding to our range all the time! 211 N Main St, Roscommon, MI 48653

21-27 Old U.S. 27 Motor Tour. 14 CRUISE- IN’S IN ONE WEEK !!! Great Trip, Great Towns, Great Cars, Great Folks. Bring Your Ride, Travel Historic Old US 27 Michigan. Coldwater To Cheboygan Border To Border. Classic cars cruising through the area Aug 25. (Event Link)

September

 

30      Higgins Lake CRAM Sailing Regatta. If you enjoy crystal clear water and beautiful fall foilage, then this is the place for you.  Higgins Lake State Park provides a spectacular protected site for late season sailing. The Saturday night party is the annual Chili Cookoff. Bring your best pot of chili and compete for the best chili of 2017! South Higgins Lake State Park near Roscommon. Superlatives can’t do Higgins lake justice. 9900 acres of protected crystal clear water, a well kept wooded campground, and easy access to the highways.  This is one fantastic place to sail. (Event Link)

October

 

1      Higgins Lake CRAM Sailing Regatta. If you enjoy crystal clear water and beautiful fall foilage, then this is the place for you.  Higgins Lake State Park provides a spectacular protected site for late season sailing. The Saturday night party is the annual Chili Cookoff. Bring your best pot of chili and compete for the best chili of 2017! South Higgins Lake State Park near Roscommon. Superlatives can’t do Higgins lake justice. 9900 acres of protected crystal clear water, a well kept wooded campground, and easy access to the highways.  This is one fantastic place to sail. (Event Link)

6-7    South Higgins Lake State Park – 14th Annual Halloween Festival (weekend 1) Are you ready for some Spooky Halloween fun? Come camp and enjoy activities such as hay rides, a spooky walk, pumpkin painting, face painting, kids crafts, a judged costume parade, trick-or-treating, campsite decorating contest, cotton candy and popcorn. Festivities take place in the campground and day use area near the park store. The activities in the campground on Saturday are limited to registered campers and their visitors only. All other activities are open to the public. For a full schedule of activities please call the park (989) 821-6374.

13-14 South Higgins Lake State Park – 14th Annual Halloween Festival (weekend 2) Are you ready for some Spooky Halloween fun? Come camp and enjoy activities such as hay rides, a spooky walk, pumpkin painting, face painting, kids crafts, a judged costume parade, trick-or-treating, campsite decorating contest, cotton candy and popcorn. Festivities take place in the campground and day use area near the park store. The activities in the campground on Saturday are limited to registered campers and their visitors only. All other activities are open to the public. For a full schedule of activities please call the park (989) 821-6374.