Cheboygan Michigan.

Downtown Cheboygan
Events & Happenings

   

JULY


Glen Miller Tribute
July 2 - 7:30 p.m.
Cheboygan Opera House - 403 North Huron
Reserved Seating.  All tickets $15
Please contact the Opera House Box Office to purchase tickets, (231) 627-5841 or www.theoperahouse.org. 

Downtown Happy Hour!
July 3 - 5:00-7:00 pm
Participating retail stores will offer extended hours on Thursdays from 5:00-7:00 pm, Thursday Night Shopping Specials, and light refreshments.

Waterways Thursdays!
July 3
Spend your Thursday evenings in Cheboygan and celebrate Cheboygan and the Inland Waterway!
Summer Concerts: 7:00 pm in Festival Square
Downtown Happy Hour: 5:00-7:00 pm at participating retailers
Classic Car "Mini Show": Across from Cheboygan Brewing Company
Historic Bike Tours
Vendors in Washington Park: 4:00-8:00 pm in Washington Park
Men's Fast Pitch Softball Doubleheader: 6:45 pm @ Spenceley Memorial Field in Major City Park
Plus much, much more! Call the Cheboygan Area Chamber of Commerce for more information: (231) 627-7183.

Summer Concerts in Festival Square: Moors & McCumber
July 3 - 7:00 pm
This acoustic folk duo features some superb vocal harmonies; a little blues, some bluegrass, a little smokey hills, and some Celtic influence to fill out their sound.  Grab your lawn chair and come to Festival Square in Downtown Cheboygan for the weekly concert. For more information, please contact the Cheboygan Area Chamber of Commerce - (231) 627-7183 or www.cheboygan.com.

4th of July Parade
July 4 - 10:00 am
The parade route begins at the Cheboygan County Building located at 870 South Main Street and ends at the Fraternal Order of Eagles building located at 626 N Main St.  Parade viewers are encouraged to watch the parade from any location on Main Street between the starting and end points.

Farmers Market
July 5 - 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
Cheboygan Opera House Parking Lot - 403 North Huron
Local farmers provide seasonal goods for sale at this weekly market.

Downtown Happy Hour!
July 10 - 5:00-7:00 pm
Participating retail stores will offer extended hours on Thursdays from 5:00-7:00 pm, Thursday Night Shopping Specials, and light refreshments.
 

Waterways Thursdays!
July 10
Spend your Thursday evenings in Cheboygan and celebrate Cheboygan and the Inland Waterway!
Summer Concerts: 7:00 pm in Festival Square
Downtown Happy Hour: 5:00-7:00 pm at participating retailers
Classic Car "Mini Show": Across from Cheboygan Brewing Company
Historic Bike Tours
Vendors in Washington Park: 4:00-8:00 pm in Washington Park
Men's Fast Pitch Softball Doubleheader: 6:45 pm @ Spenceley Memorial Field in Major City Park
Plus much, much more! Call the Cheboygan Area Chamber of Commerce for more information: (231) 627-7183.

WATERWAYS FESTIVAL SCHEDULE:
July 10:
Cheboygan Jaycees Kids Day (2:00-6:00 pm):
  The Cheboygan Area Jaycees will kick off the 2014 Waterways Festival with a fun-filled Kid’s Day Event in Washington Park. The event will feature the following:
•Free Face Painting, Games, Races, Bike Decorating, Balloon Animals, Inflatable Playgrounds, Dunk Tank, Refreshments
•Free Kids’ Concert featuring Mark Rosenthal’s “Animal Magic” at Festival Square, 6pm

July 11:
Waterways Parade (6:00 pm): 
Kids can decorate their pets, bicycle, wagons or any other non-motorized form of transportation with their own decor or those supplied at the event by the “Creation Station” to join other festival participants and parade from First Federal Bank at the Corner of Main & Court Street, eastward down Main Street to the Water Street Parking Lot. 

"Save A Horse, Ride A Cowboy Races" (Registration - 7:00, Race - 8:00 pm): Grab your cowboy and race piggyback style through an "Old West" style obstacle course.  Cost is $15 per 2 person team.  Races take place in the Citizens National Bank parking lot. 

July 12:
46th Annual Arts Festival (9:30 am - 3:00 pm): A wide variety of juried arts & crafts will be on display in Festival Square.  
2014 World Championship Wanigan Race
The annual World Championship Wanigan Race is really something special and it takes place on Saturday of the Waterways Festival. Back in the great days when Cheboygan was the logging capital of the north in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, or so the story goes, lumbermen would strap logs together and make a cooking raft to gather on and eat their hot meals. This Cheboygan Jaycees sponsored race keeps the tradition alive as teams of up to six from all over compete with their versions of a “Wanigan.”  From the Highway 33 Bridge, down the Cheboygan River to the Lincoln Street Bridge; the teams paddle for glory while cooking chili and keeping it at a boil!

July 13:
Waterways Co-Ed Beach Volleyball Tournament
(12:30-5:00 pm):  Get your team together for this fun 4-on-4 double elimination volleyball tournament at the Gordon Turner Park/City Beach courts.  Participants must be at least 15 years of age and you must have 2 females on the court at all times.  Roster may have 6 players.  Top 2 teams receive a cash prize.  Cost:  $50/team.  Registration is due by July 12.  Limited availability, please register ASAP.  For more information, please call Karrie @ (231) 818-6969.

*Keep checking back as the event details will be updated.

Farmers Market
July 12 - 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
Cheboygan Opera House Parking Lot - 403 North Huron
Local farmers provide seasonal goods for sale at this weekly market.

Seedums Garden Club:  Citywide Garden Walk
July 15 - 1:00-6:00 pm
Tickets Available at Billie’s Women’s Fashions & The Cheboygan Area Chamber of Commerce.
Ticket holders will tour 5 gardens in the City Limits. Refreshments and raffles available at one of the 5 gardens on the tour.
 

Michigan National Guard Army Band
July 15 - 7:00 pm
Festival Square
The 126th Army Band of the Michigan National Guard has been entertaining people for more than 100 years.  Based in Grand Rapids, the band has earned praise from music critics and audiences alike.

Downtown Happy Hour!
July 17 - 5:00-7:00 pm
Participating retail stores will offer extended hours on Thursdays from 5:00-7:00 pm, Thursday Night Shopping Specials, and light refreshments.

Waterways Thursdays!
July 17
Spend your Thursday evenings in Cheboygan and celebrate Cheboygan and the Inland Waterway!
Summer Concerts: 7:00 pm in Festival Square
Downtown Happy Hour: 5:00-7:00 pm at participating retailers
Classic Car "Mini Show": Across from Cheboygan Brewing Company
Historic Bike Tours
Vendors in Washington Park: 4:00-8:00 pm in Washington Park
Men's Fast Pitch Softball Doubleheader: 6:45 pm @ Spenceley Memorial Field in Major City Park
Plus much, much more! Call the Cheboygan Area Chamber of Commerce for more information: (231) 627-7183.

Summer Concerts in Festival Square:
Petoskey Steel Drum Band
July 17 - 7:00 pm
The Petoskey Steel Drum Band has performed in Disney Resorts, Hawaii, Norwegian Dawn Cruise Ship, Mardi Gras in New Orleans & over 30 concerts around the state each year.  This performance is brought to you in part by Citizens National Bank & Wheeler Motors of Chebygan.  Grab your lawn chair and come to Festival Square in Downtown Cheboygan for the weekly concert. For more information, please contact the Cheboygan Area Chamber of Commerce - (231) 627-7183 or www.cheboygan.com.

Farmers Market
July 19 - 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
Cheboygan Opera House Parking Lot - 403 North Huron
Local farmers provide seasonal goods for sale at this weekly market.

Downtown Happy Hour!
July 24 - 5:00-7:00 pm
Participating retail stores will offer extended hours on Thursdays from 5:00-7:00 pm, Thursday Night Shopping Specials, and light refreshments.

Waterways Thursdays!
July 24
Spend your Thursday evenings in Cheboygan and celebrate Cheboygan and the Inland Waterway!
Summer Concerts: 7:00 pm in Festival Square
Downtown Happy Hour: 5:00-7:00 pm at participating retailers
Classic Car "Mini Show": Across from Cheboygan Brewing Company
Historic Bike Tours
Vendors in Washington Park: 4:00-8:00 pm in Washington Park
Men's Fast Pitch Softball Doubleheader: 6:45 pm @ Spenceley Memorial Field in Major City Park
Plus much, much more! Call the Cheboygan Area Chamber of Commerce for more information: (231) 627-7183.

Summer Concerts in Festival Square: Evan Archambo
July 24 - 7:00 pm
A Cheboygan native with countless musical influences, guitarist/songwriter Evan Archambo can cover hit songs sunrise to sunset, including some of his original songs.  Evan is currently attending Visible Music College in Memphis.  Grab your lawn chair and come to Festival Square in Downtown Cheboygan for the weekly concert. For more information, please contact the Cheboygan Area Chamber of Commerce - (231) 627-7183 or www.cheboygan.com.
 

DOWNTOWN CHEBOYGAN MUSIC FESTIVAL
July 25 & 26 
Downtown Cheboygan/Festival Square
Music, food & fun in Festival Square! 

July 25 Performers:
5:00 pm - Evan Archambo
7:00 pm - AllenAsTim (Acoustic Show)
9:00 pm - Jedi Mind Trip

July 26 Performers:
5:00 pm - Doug Thomas & the Undercover Band
7:00 pm - Jon Archambault Band
9:00 pm - Rule 76

Free admission into the entertainment venue!  Mark your calendars for this event; Festival Square is going to rock!  For more information, please contact Kirsten Guenther, Downtown Enhancement Administrator, (231) 627-9931.

ROCKIN' RIVERTOWN RIDE!
July 26 ~ Downtown Cheboygan/Festival Square
10:00 am - Registration
12:00 pm - Poker Run
4:00 pm - Downtown Motorcycle Parade
4:30 pm - Bike Show
8:30 pm - Poker Run & Bike Show Winners announced

More details on this event to come.  Please check back.   For more information, please contact Kirsten Guenther, Downtown Enhancement Administrator, (231) 627-9931.

Farmers Market
July 26 - 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
Cheboygan Opera House Parking Lot - 403 North Huron
Local farmers provide seasonal goods for sale at this weekly market.

Downtown Happy Hour!
July 31 - 5:00-7:00 pm
Participating retail stores will offer extended hours on Thursdays from 5:00-7:00 pm, Thursday Night Shopping Specials, and light refreshments.

Waterways Thursdays!
July 31
Spend your Thursday evenings in Cheboygan and celebrate Cheboygan and the Inland Waterway!
Summer Concerts: 7:00 pm in Festival Square
Downtown Happy Hour: 5:00-7:00 pm at participating retailers
Classic Car "Mini Show": Across from Cheboygan Brewing Company
Historic Bike Tours
Vendors in Washington Park: 4:00-8:00 pm in Washington Park
Men's Fast Pitch Softball Doubleheader: 6:45 pm @ Spenceley Memorial Field in Major City Park
Plus much, much more! Call the Cheboygan Area Chamber of Commerce for more information: (231) 627-7183.

Summer Concerts in Festival Square: Lara Fullford
July 31 - 7:00 pm
A recent High School graduate from Indian River, acoustic guitarist and vocalist Lara Fullford blends a wide variety of genres into her live performances.  Grab your lawn chair and come to Festival Square in Downtown Cheboygan for the weekly concert. For more information, please contact the Cheboygan Area Chamber of Commerce - (231) 627-7183 or www.cheboygan.com.

 

AUGUST


 

 

Cheboygan Salmon Tournament
August 1 - 2
Gordon Turner Park

Farmers Market

August 2 - 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
Cheboygan Opera House Parking Lot - 403 North Huron
Local farmers provide seasonal goods for sale at this weekly market.

Downtown Happy Hour!
August 7 - 5:00-7:00 pm
Participating retail stores will offer extended hours on Thursdays from 5:00-7:00 pm, Thursday Night Shopping Specials, and light refreshments.

Waterways Thursdays!
August 7
Spend your Thursday evenings in Cheboygan and celebrate Cheboygan and the Inland Waterway!
Summer Concerts: 7:00 pm in Festival Square
Downtown Happy Hour: 5:00-7:00 pm at participating retailers
Classic Car "Mini Show": Across from Cheboygan Brewing Company
Historic Bike Tours
Vendors in Washington Park: 4:00-8:00 pm in Washington Park
Men's Fast Pitch Softball Doubleheader: 6:45 pm @ Spenceley Memorial Field in Major City Park
Plus much, much more! Call the Cheboygan Area Chamber of Commerce for more information: (231) 627-7183.

Summer Concerts in Festival Square: 
Billy Jewell & Chip Stead
August 7 - 7:00 pm
Cheboygan native and singer extraordinairre Billy Jewell travels all over Northern Michigan and the United States performing his music.  in recent years, the duo of Billy and Chip have been a mainstay at the Detroit tigers Home Opener at Comerica Park.  Joined this evening by multi-instrumentalist, Chip Stead, we guarantee your toes will be tapping all night to some kickin' country, classic rock and other favorites.  Grab your lawn chair and come to Festival Square in Downtown Cheboygan for the weekly concert. For more information, please contact the Cheboygan Area Chamber of Commerce - (231) 627-7183 or www.cheboygan.com.

Farmers Market
August 9 - 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
Cheboygan Opera House Parking Lot - 403 North Huron
Local farmers provide seasonal goods for sale at this weekly market.

Downtown Happy Hour!
August 14 - 5:00-7:00 pm
Participating retail stores will offer extended hours on Thursdays from 5:00-7:00 pm, Thursday Night Shopping Specials, and light refreshments.

Waterways Thursdays!
August 14
Spend your Thursday evenings in Cheboygan and celebrate Cheboygan and the Inland Waterway!
Summer Concerts: 7:00 pm in Festival Square
Downtown Happy Hour: 5:00-7:00 pm at participating retailers
Classic Car "Mini Show": Across from Cheboygan Brewing Company
Historic Bike Tours
Vendors in Washington Park: 4:00-8:00 pm in Washington Park
Men's Fast Pitch Softball Doubleheader: 6:45 pm @ Spenceley Memorial Field in Major City Park
Plus much, much more! Call the Cheboygan Area Chamber of Commerce for more information: (231) 627-7183.

Summer Concerts in Festival Square:  "Pan" Franek & Zosia's Polka Towners
August 14   - 7:00 pm
Roll out the barrel Cheboygan, it's time to Polka!  This Muskegon based group led by Frank "Pan" Piotrowski and his wife Zosia, is a unique family band; featuring Kristine (fiddle), Andrea (fiddle), Kristopher (drums), Erica (vocals), Tom Sanocki (saxophone) and Larry Olsen (trumpet, guitar).  This performance is brought to you in part by the Brook Retirement Community and the Cheboygan Kiwanis Club.  Grab your lawn chair and come to Festival Square in Downtown Cheboygan for the weekly concert. For more information, please contact the Cheboygan Area Chamber of Commerce - (231) 627-7183 or www.cheboygan.com.

Farmers Market
August 16 - 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
Cheboygan Opera House Parking Lot - 403 North Huron
Local farmers provide seasonal goods for sale at this weekly market.

Downtown Happy Hour!
August 21  - 5:00-7:00 pm
Participating retail stores will offer extended hours on Thursdays from 5:00-7:00 pm, Thursday Night Shopping Specials, and light refreshments.

Waterways Thursdays!
August 21
Spend your Thursday evenings in Cheboygan and celebrate Cheboygan and the Inland Waterway!
Summer Concerts: 7:00 pm in Festival Square
Downtown Happy Hour: 5:00-7:00 pm at participating retailers
Classic Car "Mini Show": Across from Cheboygan Brewing Company
Historic Bike Tours
Vendors in Washington Park: 4:00-8:00 pm in Washington Park
Men's Fast Pitch Softball Doubleheader: 6:45 pm @ Spenceley Memorial Field in Major City Park
Plus much, much more! Call the Cheboygan Area Chamber of Commerce for more information: (231) 627-7183.

Summer Concerts in Festival Square: The String Doctors with Joel Mabus
August 21 - 7:00 pm
The String Doctors feature Michigan mainstays Joel Mabus and Ray Kamalay, plus the superb hot fiddle of Peter Knupfer and the silky upright bass of Dave Rosin.  Clever originals from one of the finest songwriters in the U.S., Mabus; the hot-pickin' and great tunes from the American tradition will make Festival Square the place to be!  Grab your lawn chair and come to Festival Square in Downtown Cheboygan for the weekly concert. For more information, please contact the Cheboygan Area Chamber of Commerce - (231) 627-7183 or www.cheboygan.com.

Farmers Market
August 23 - 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
Cheboygan Opera House Parking Lot - 403 North Huron
Local farmers provide seasonal goods for sale at this weekly market.

Downtown Happy Hour!
August 28 - 5:00-7:00 pm
Participating retail stores will offer extended hours on Thursdays from 5:00-7:00 pm, Thursday Night Shopping Specials, and light refreshments.

Waterways Thursdays!
August 28
Spend your Thursday evenings in Cheboygan and celebrate Cheboygan and the Inland Waterway!
Summer Concerts: 7:00 pm in Festival Square
Downtown Happy Hour: 5:00-7:00 pm at participating retailers
Classic Car "Mini Show": Across from Cheboygan Brewing Company
Historic Bike Tours
Vendors in Washington Park: 4:00-8:00 pm in Washington Park
Men's Fast Pitch Softball Doubleheader: 6:45 pm @ Spenceley Memorial Field in Major City Park
Plus much, much more! Call the Cheboygan Area Chamber of Commerce for more information: (231) 627-7183.

Summer Concerts in Festival Square: The Reager Brothers
August 28 - 7:00 pm
Charlie and Wyndham Reager will be performing an acoustic guitar variety of classic rock, country, folk and original tunes.  Natives of Cheboygan and graduates of Cheboygan High School, the brothers have been playing in various bands together since the early 1980s including Split Image & Uncle Ugly.  Don't miss the chance to see the brothers together on the Festival Square Main Stage!  Grab your lawn chair and come to Festival Square in Downtown Cheboygan for the weekly concert. For more information, please contact the Cheboygan Area Chamber of Commerce - (231) 627-7183 or www.cheboygan.com.

Farmers Market
August 30 - 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
Cheboygan Opera House Parking Lot - 403 North Huron
Local farmers provide seasonal goods for sale at this weekly market.
 

SEPTEMBER


State Street Labor Day Bridge Walk
September 1 - 11:50 a.m.
Cheboygan's answer to a Labor Day Bridge Walk begins at the East end of State Street bridge and travels to Festival Square. A community picnic will be on hand at the conclusion of the walk. 

Farmers Market
September 6 - 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
Cheboygan Opera House Parking Lot - 403 North Huron
Local farmers provide seasonal goods for sale at this weekly market.

Farmers Market
September 13 - 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
Cheboygan Opera House Parking Lot - 403 North Huron
Local farmers provide seasonal goods for sale at this weekly market.

Farmers Market
September 20 - 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
Cheboygan Opera House Parking Lot - 403 North Huron
Local farmers provide seasonal goods for sale at this weekly market.

Farmers Market
September 27 - 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
Cheboygan Opera House Parking Lot - 403 North Huron
Local farmers provide seasonal goods for sale at this weekly market.
 

OCTOBER


Farmers Market
October 4 - 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
Cheboygan Opera House Parking Lot - 403 North Huron
Local farmers provide seasonal goods for sale at this weekly market.

Farmers Market
October 11 - 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
Cheboygan Opera House Parking Lot - 403 North Huron
Local farmers provide seasonal goods for sale at this weekly market.

Farmers Market
October 18 - 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
Cheboygan Opera House Parking Lot - 403 North Huron
Local farmers provide seasonal goods for sale at this weekly market.

Farmers Market
October 25 - 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
Cheboygan Opera House Parking Lot - 403 North Huron
Local farmers provide seasonal goods for sale at this weekly market.