Posted by: Kath Usitalo | August 12, 2010

Festive Weekend Ahead

Annual display of classic wooden boats in Hessel

This weekend’s calendar is packed with events around the Great Lakes State—a fab time to get out and enjoy the dwindling days of summer before Labor Day. We’ll have to stick close to home because the construction crew arrives on Monday to replace our burned garage. Here’s a sampling of what I’d rather be doing:

Caseville: Cheeseburger in Caseville – Jimmy Buffett tribute bands, 8/13-22

Crystal Falls: Humungus Fungus Fest – World’s largest mushroom pizza, 8/12-15

East Lansing: Great Lakes Folk Festival – World sounds and flavors, 8/13-15

Frankenmuth: Summer Music Festival – Polka party plus, 8/12-17

Grand Marais Music & Arts Festival – Slide guitar champion, 8/13-15

Hessel : Antique Wooden Boat Show & Festival of Arts – Surf & Turf event, 8/14

Monroe: River Raisin Jazz Festival – Free jazz and art fair, 8/14-15

St. Johns Mint Festival – Mint chocolate chip ice cream, 8/13-15

West Branch: Victorian Art Fair – Ice cream licking contest, 8/14-15

White Lake Area Maritime Festival – Illuminated Venetian Boat Parade, 8/12-15

For more Pure Michigan events check out

Have fun!

The harbor at Grand Marais on Lake Superior



  1. So many things to do, so little time! 🙂

    • DITTO!

  2. We went to this boat show in Hessel many, many years ago. It was really cool! You brought back some memories with this post, Kath. Thank you!

    • Isn’t there something special in the air at that event?

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