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Port Oneida Fair – August 9 – 10, 2019

Join us on August 9 & 10 for the 2019 Port Oneida Fair!

Each year near the beginning of August, you can take a step back in time at the Port Oneida Fair and experience life as it was in the late 1800’s and early 1900’s. Imagine the life of the pioneers as you help bale hay or watch a broom-maker at work. Learn about spinning, basket weaving, soap making, butter making, candle dipping, and fur trapping. Listen as park rangers and local history experts share the area’s history. Watch as teams of oxen and horses cut, load, and haul hay and artists and craftsmen demonstrate their skills.

The fair is held at 6 of the historic farmsteads in Port Oneida. Each farm has a variety of artists, crafts, food, and activities for visitors. Click on the farm names below to see what’s happening at each farm. A shuttle bus runs between the farms on a regular schedule during the fair, so you can park your car and easily get around to the different venues.

Dechow Farm
Kelderhouse Farm
Schoolhouse
Burfiend Barn
Olsen Farm
Thoreson Farm

Sky gazing will close out the two-day fair on Saturday, August 10 at the Thoreson Farm. We will be looking at the sun from 4:00 pm until 6:00 pm and at the night sky from 9:00 pm – 11:00 pm. Join park rangers and the Grand Traverse Astronomical Society (GTAS) to experience a form of recreation that has been enjoyed by many generations and continues today. GTAS members share their telescopes and knowledge while viewing Mars, Saturn, and the Perseid meteor shower. Learn about astronomy as it was in the 1900s. Remember to bring a flashlight for the walk back to your car.

Are you an artist who has created work in or of the Port Oneida area? We are always looking for submission for our Port Oneida Fair poster.

The Port Oneida Fair is presented by Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore in partnership with Preserve Historic Sleeping Bear. To learn more about how you can help support the park, visit www.phsb.org.

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The Ragbirds – Summer Sounds Concert – Michigan Legacy Art Park – August 10, 2019

The Ragbirds - Summer Sounds Concert
Led by dynamic, multi-instrumentalist front-woman Erin Zindle, The Ragbirds draw from worldwide sounds—from reggae, to Celtic, to blues— to create roots folk that is equally danceable, intelligent and vulnerable.

Summer Sounds Concert Series

Bring family and friends for a wonderful night of entertainment at an Art Park concert this summer. For over twenty years, concert-goers have enjoyed the fresh air, relaxed atmosphere and great music of Summer Sounds, a perfect way to spend a midsummer evening.

Concerts are held from 7-9pm.

General Admission: $10
Kids 12-and-under: Free

2019 Schedule

Friday, July 5: Nina & The Buffalo Riders

Friday, July 12: Last Gasp Collective

Friday, July 19: The Go Rounds + Charlie Millard Band

Friday, July 26: Channing & Quinn

Saturday, August 3: The Bootstrap Boys

Saturday, August 10: The Ragbirds

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Michigan Legacy Art Park via Facebook

Starring our 2019 Legacy Gala emcee Ben Whiting and the Slater Family (Eleanor, Mabel, Matty and Teddy) on their first adventure at Michigan Legacy Art Park. Shot and edited by Jordan Anderson ... See MoreSee Less

At the 2019 Legacy Gala this weekend, we were incredibly honored to recognize the life and impact of Detroit icon #CharlesMcGee.

Our deepest gratitude to the generous crowd who helped us fulfull our dream to launch the Charles McGee Fellowship, a new residency project to celebrate his career by bringing young artists from the Metro-Detroit area up to Northern Michigan: bit.ly/McGeeFund

Become a part of it, from wherever you are, and help us inspire the next generation of sculptors.
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Art inspires art. Neil Walling at work painting Bill Allen's "Frog" today at the Paint Grand Traverse "Quick Draw."

#tcmi #nomi #nwmiarts #pleinair #artpark
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Art inspires art. Neil Walling at work painting Bill Allens Frog today at the Paint Grand Traverse Quick Draw.

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Any hungry art lovers out there? Birdhouse Bites is here at the Art Park with TACOS for Paint Grand Traverse Quick Draw Competition all afternoon! ... See MoreSee Less

Any hungry art lovers out there? Birdhouse Bites is here at the Art Park with TACOS for Paint Grand Traverse Quick Draw Competition all afternoon!Image attachment
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Northport Dog Parade – August 10, 2019

Northport Dog Parade

23rd Annual Northport Dog Parade

The Theme: Tail House Rock!

Saturday, August 10, 2019
Registration starts at 10:30 AM and Parade starts at 12 PM NOON

Don’t miss the 23rd Annual Northport Dog Parade – the cutest parade of the north! The theme for this year’s parade is:
Tail House Rock! Parade will begin at noon.

You can register your dog from 10:30 AM to 11:45 AM at the Northport Public Works garage (121 W. 3rd St.), across the Mill Pond in Northport. Registration is $10 on the day of the event. You can pre-register your pooch for $5 by NOON on Friday, August 9th at either the Pennington Collection, Dog Ear Books, or Tucker’s of Northport. Or you can register online for $6!

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Northport Dog Parade On Facebook

Below are the latest postings from the Northport Dog Parade Page On Facebook.

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Northport Dog Parade

Saturday was fun, wasn't it?! Thanks to all those who walked and watched this year's Northport Dog Parade! If you have any pics or posts, please tag us Northport Dog Parade and we will share!Northport Dog Day of Summer!
Dog Parade and Sidewalk Sale, they were both great but enjoy this week of summer and summer sales. New Fun fall items are arriving!
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Now that’s a cute pup.

So much fun! The tag didn't work on my post but here's a photo of my happy guy.

Getting shots of cuties during the parade.

So clever!

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This year's Northport Dog Parade Grand Marshal is Deb Van Pelt. We want to thank her for years of service to Leelanau Township as Township Clerk. Happy retirement and best wishes! And as Elvis would say “Thank you very much!” ... See MoreSee Less

This years Northport Dog Parade Grand Marshal is Deb Van Pelt. We want to thank her for years of service to Leelanau Township as Township Clerk. Happy retirement and best wishes! And as Elvis would say “Thank you very much!”

 

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She did a great job.

Her renown spans the Nation from Lake to the beaches of Virginia.

Great choice!

Great job, but Marshall is spelled wrong😯

Go Deb!!!

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Tomorrow (Wednesday) is the last day for online registration for Saturday's Dog Parade! It's $6 to register online, and here is the link: northportomenachamber.org/northport-dog-parade

Pre-registration is still available until NOON on Friday, August 9th at the following: Tucker's of Northport, The Pennington Collection, and Dog Ears Books for $5. You can also register at the parade on Saturday for $10. Hope to see you there!
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Tomorrow (Wednesday) is the last day for online registration for Saturdays Dog Parade! Its $6 to register online, and here is the link: https://northportomenachamber.org/northport-dog-parade 

Pre-registration is still available until NOON on Friday, August 9th at the following: Tuckers of Northport, The Pennington Collection, and Dog Ears Books for $5. You can also register at the parade on Saturday for $10. Hope to see you there!

 

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How do you register as a group? And do you pay per dog or one price as a group? Thanks! 🐾

We had some really talented students help us out on the posters this year. Thank you to Claire Brown and Lindsay Somero! See you all on Saturday, August 10th for the 2019 parade! More info here: northportomenachamber.org/northport-dog-parade ... See MoreSee Less

We had some really talented students help us out on the posters this year. Thank you to Claire Brown and Lindsay Somero! See you all on Saturday, August 10th for the 2019 parade! More info here: https://northportomenachamber.org/northport-dog-paradeImage attachment
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