Pure Michigan August Events Roundup
JULY 23, 2012
With so many events in Michigan, there’s always a reason to celebrate! August is no exception with cherries and blueberries, cars and plane shows, ethnic history and maritime festivals, and just about everything in between to make your month truly Pure Michigan.
Some Things to see and do in Upper Michigan For August
P Championship Rodeo
August 3-5 2012, Iron River
Rodeo Daze dates are August 3-5, 2012. The three PRCA rodeo performances of the UP Championship Rodeo will be held on Saturday, August 4 at 2 & 7pm, and on Sunday, August 5 at 2pm. Rodeo Concert will be Friday, August 3, as will Market Daze. Majority of events are held at the fairgrounds, while some will be held downtown Iron River. For a schedule of events, check out the website link. For more information call the Chamber at (888) 879-4766.
Mackinac Island Festival of the Horse
August 8-12 2012, Mackinac Island
Family fun festival getting up close to Mackinac’s horses! We will have two parades (a carriage parade and a saddle horse parade), horseback riding and driving demos, kid’s day, breeds of Mackinac presentation, historic stable tours, pony rides and much more. Most events are near the Michigan Horse Council Arena located at the Borough Lot below the Grand Hotel. For additional information visit the website link or call (231) 392-9579.
Fireworks Over The Bay
August 11, 2012, Saint Ignace
St. Ignace, your home town port to Mackinac Island, will host fireworks shows on July 4, and then every Saturday through September 1. Fireworks will decorate the sky over Moran Bay. Ample public viewing space and parking. Free to all visitors. Fireworks will not start before 10pm. For more information, call (888) 878-4462.
Mackinac Island Fudge Festival
August 24-25, 2012, Mackinac Island
Celebrate Mackinac Fudge during this festival. Win a vacation package to Mackinac Island by finding the Golden Ticket at the participating fudge shops during the festival. Enjoy the Children’s Ballet Theatre of Michigan, concerts, fudge and more. For more information visit the website link or call (906) 847-3783.
Marquette Seafood Fest
August 24-25, 2012, Marquette
Friday, August 24, 7:30pm – 10pm, Pink Floyd Tribute Band “Project Pink“. A musical laser light show of Pink Floyd favorites and the Dark Side of the Moon it its entirety. Opening band Sukker Punch 5-7pm. Food tents 5-9pm, beer & wine tent 5-10pm. Seating is limited, lawn chairs welcome and NO CARRY-INS. Admission $18 in advance, $20 at the door, children 12 & under $10. Advance tickets available at NMU Ticket Outlets or online. Saturday, August 25, 2012 (11am – 10pm), traditional Seafood Fest – FREE to public. Show & Shine Car show, kids inflatables, and local bands. For more information on this event, call (800) 544-4321.
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