Traverse City, Michigan – Travel and Lodging

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

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There's still time to sign up and play in next week's Art Park Golf Classic, it's an incredible value for a great cause. Come out and play! bit.ly/3b5laqO ... See MoreSee Less

Theres still time to sign up and play in next weeks Art Park Golf Classic, its an incredible value for a great cause. Come out and play! https://bit.ly/3b5laqO

Get outdoors for a great cause and join us Tuesday September 1st for gorgeous golf, food and drinks, and a chance to win terrific prizes -- every registration includes a $25 raffle ticket for a golf package at one of the best courses in the world: Crystal Downs Country Club in Frankfort. Register to play and spread the word: bit.ly/2FrnwnV ... See MoreSee Less

Thank you to the Hegg Family and Art Park Volunteers Caitlin & Jamie for helping us restore "Serpent Mound" -- a work of earth art by Patricia Innis.

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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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Katie Grace 😦

Hilary Kellogg Alpers, Jaie Berry, Sean Heline😥😥😥😥

The Northport Dog Parade is Saturday, August 8, 2020 and we are begging for a THEME! Do you have a terrific idea for one? Please email Grand Marshall Sarah Eggert (speggert@sbcglobal.net) or DM us here with a theme idea (colorful and fun with a pun, please!). Interested in helping out with the parade this year? We would love that too - email or DM to let us know if you want to get involved 🐾🐾🐾🐾 ... See MoreSee Less

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Flea Circus (or Cirque du SoLeelanau)

Fiddler on the Woof! (Broadway theme)

In light of everyone being captive in their homes this year it should be re-cast as “The Dog Owner Parade” sponsored by the cats who will stay at home and finally get some peace!

Roxanne Werly I'll bet you could come up with a great theme and you'll have to have your babies in the parade this year 🙂

Kevin Murphy has one. "Doggy Kong." Includes all video game characters.

A Dr. Who theme would be fantastic!

Based on all of the movie watching with the family lately, I want to submit an idea: Indiana Bones: Raiders of the Lost Bark!

Disco Pawty!

Su-paw Heroes!

Mardi Paws!

Jurassic Bark 🦖 🐾

A Day in the (dog) Park.

Woofs of the loom...instead of fruit of the loom... dogs in undies... Captain Underpants

Space Dogs. Could go astronaut or alien.

A zombie theme? Armadogdon

Ford Vs Furry

Celebridogs and Pupparazzi

Dog Tired

Volks-Waggin

Jeff Anderson says Caddy Shack?

Hilary Kellogg Alpers, Sean Heline

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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! ... See MoreSee Less

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Now that’s a cute pup.

So clever!

Getting shots of cuties during the parade.

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

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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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Great job, but Marshall is spelled wrong😯

Great choice!

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

Go Deb!!!

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