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June 19

Starts 2 for Tuesday
Every Tuesday located outside The Blue Pelican Inn & Restaurant Music - great food - drink specials - lots of fun
Everyone Welcome!
Participating Downtown Merchants open evening hours

June 27

VFW Live Outdoor Concert with Scott Haggard (son of Merle Haggard) at 7pm. Tickets $10. 231-544-6455

July 3 & 4

- Boat Parade - Tuesday, July 3 at dusk in Intermediate Lake. View from Thurston Park. Bring your lawn chair! Food Vendors. Contact Bill Truscott (231)342-7038

4th of July Celebrations! - Pancake Breakfast at Central Lake Masonic Center Downtown Central Lake 7:00 - 11:00 am

- Central Lake Chamber Outdoor Bazaar at Chamber Grounds
9 am - 3 pm

- Strawberry Social - Beginning at 11am at the First Congregational Church

- Parade at noon

*Following the parade, 4th of July gathering outside The Blue Pelican Restaurant. Music, Beverages, Food, and FUN!

-Central Lake Lions Famous Chicken Barbeque

- Ryan Shay Run - Registration at 4pm. Race at 7pm. http://www.ryanshay.org 231-544-2815

- Chamber Concessions, venders, kids activities 4pm - 9pm at athletic field

- Sarah Schieber in concert at 9pm before the fireworks (athletic field area) Sponsored by Eastport Baptist Church. Contact Pastor Jerry Troyer for more information. 231-599-2122

- Fireworks at dusk - Herrick Field (athletic field) Central Lake Volleyball team accepting parking donations for Chamber Fireworks

July 21

VFW Pig Roast at 2pm

August 8

VFW Live Outdoor Concert with Scott Haggard (son of Merle Haggard) at 7pm. Tickets $10

September 3

Labor Day Masonic Pancake Breakfast
7:30-11am at Masonic Lodge

September 29

First Annual Classic Car "Cruise In"
Downtown Central Lake. More details to follow

Miss Central Lake Pageant - Details to Follow
Central Lake Chamber Silent Auction - Details to Follow
Central Lake Window Night - Details to Follow

2587 N M-88 Hwy, PO Box 428, Central Lake, MI 49622


BELLAIRE 2012 (8 miles): (website)

Fridays May 25 – Oct 26 every week from 8am - 12am visit the Farmer’s Market at the Bellaire Senior Center Pavilion offering locally produced products, vegetables, fruit, baked goods, & plants, etc.

May 14 Antrim Co.High Tea For Breast Cancer Prevention -Where Education is Key. ABC Challenge Walk Schuss Mountain, Cedar River in Shanty Creek Resort. 10 Mile walk on a course near Schuss & Cedar River. Entry Fee Adult:$30 Student:$15 Registration 8am, walk starts 8:30am. You may put a team together to walk the 10 miles. More info call Jean McCormick 231-331-5222

Friday, Aug 19, 20. Bellaire's 24th Annual Rubber Ducky Festival Sidewalk Sales

Location: Downtown Bellaire

24th Annual Rubber Ducky Race and Festival. Sidewalk Sales, Lions Swiss Steak Dinner, Music Downtown featuring - Danny Bellenbaum 7-9pm.

Saturday Aug 20. Afternoon. Northern Michigan's Royalty Luncheon. Area Queens parade to the Grand Victorian Inn for their annual farewell celebration and lots of picture taking!

Saturday, Sep 24, 2011 - 13th Harvest Festival & Scarecrow Extravaganza

Location: Downtown Bellaire

Arts & Crafts Show 10am-4pm

Kids Scarecrow Costume Contest. Judging at 1pm. Best Dressed Pet Parade 1:30pm

Recipe Contest at Moka's Coffee, Pastries, Wine, Pizza.

Great Food, Fun for all!

ALDEN (17 miles):
Thursday Night Stroll: 'til 9pm every week, visit shops, musicians.

Aug (every weekend): Model Train Exhibit at the Alden Depot

CHARLEVOIX (20 miles): (website)

Jul 16-23 Venetian Festival

What began 80 years ago as a simple candle-lit boat parade has grown into a week-long flurry of color and pageantry that highlights the summer season and attracts tens of thousands of visitors.

The Festival offers a wonderful variety of events geared to delight and entertain every age group. Most events take place within waterfront parks, Round Lake Harbor and Lake Charlevoix.

Jun 18-19 Summer Solstice Art Show - The 13th Art Show will take place downtown Charlevoix in East Park. Show hours are Saturday 10:00am to 5:00pm and Sunday 10:00am to 4:00pm. The show features quality art displayed on the shore of scenic Round Lake Harbor. Participating artisans are carefully selected to ensure a well-rounded event offering a variety of fun and unique creations.

ELK RAPIDS (20 miles): (website)

Wednesdays Jun 22 – Aug 10 Evening on River Street

Wed Aug 3, 2011 - Sun Aug 7 Harbor Days Celebration - games, rides, fireworks & more!

TRAVERSE CITY (45 miles): (website)

Jul 2 - 9, 2011 - National Cherry Festival

The open Space in downtown Traverse City becomes the oldest, biggest and champion National Cherry Festival! Traverse City is still proud to be America’s Cherry Capital. It celebrates that heritage every year during the first week of July with an eight-day party featuring over 150 family activities: air shows, fireworks, parades (including the nation’s largest all-children parade) games, races, midway rides, demonstrations, nightly outdoor concerts and lots of chances to taste delicious cherry products. Now in its 85th year, the Cherry Festival is Traverse City’s signature event, drawing as many as 500,000 attendees from around the country. Everything is located conveniently within walking distance, and since almost all the events are free, it offers more than a week of affordable family fun.

July 26-31 2011 Traverse City Film Festival

The Traverse City Film Festival is a charitable, educational, nonprofit organization committed to showing “Just Great Movies” and helping to save one of America’s few indigenous art forms — the cinema. The festival brings films and filmmakers from around the world to northern Michigan for the annual film festival in late July to early August. The festival was founded by Academy Award-winning filmmaker Michael Moore.

Last year, there were over 106,000 admissions to 135 screenings, a number of them U.S. or world premieres. A special emphasis is given to foreign films, American independents, documentaries, and films which have been overlooked but deserve the attention of a public starved to see a good movie.

September 15-18 2011 Epicurean Classic

Seventh installment of the Classic to be held at The Village at Grand Traverse Commons - a fabulous venue and fabulous tastes from northern Michigan’s finest chefs.