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Meet & Greet the Artists at Stafford’s Gallery

Posted on June 27th, 2017
Stafford’s Gallery hosts many local artists representing a variety of mediums. Some of our artists will be joining us this summer for a meet and greet. We hope you’ll join us to chat with these talented artists and view their wonderful collections. Our series of Meet & Greet The Art

12 Things To Do Over The 4th of July Week

Posted on June 26th, 2017
The Fourth of July is an exciting time and there isn’t a better place to celebrate than in Northern Michigan. Many of our communities host fun celebrations, so be sure to add these events to your to-do list. 
  1. Red, White & Brew! This party kicks off on Saturday, Jul

3rd Annual Ernest Hemingway Birthday Celebration

Posted on June 12th, 2017
You’re Invited! Tickets to the 3rd Annual Ernest Hemingway Birthday Celebration are now available for Friday, July 21 at 5:30 pm.  Before he was a Nobel Prize-winning author, Ernest Hemingway was a young boy who enjoyed summers in northern Michigan. Now a historic landmark in Emmet Co…

Sounds of Summer in Northern Michigan

Posted on May 30th, 2017
Every summer, Northern Michigan becomes a hot spot for local musicians. Between Petoskey, Charlevoix and Harbor Springs, there’s an opportunity to hear live music every week. Check out some of the upcoming events in the area! Charlevoix Summer Open House
Downtown Charlevoix is having i…

The Pointer Boat Is Back!

Posted on May 16th, 2017
Summer’s back and so is the Pointer Boat! Originally built in 1934, the Pointer Boat is one of our favorite ways to see Harbor Springs.  Tours depart from Stafford’s Pier Restaurant downtown and continue along the shorelines of historic associations including Harbor Point and Wequeton…

105 Things To Do In Northern Michigan

Posted on May 15th, 2017
We love northern Michigan! Can you tell? It’s our favorite place to be – whether visiting or living here year-round! Check out our list of 105 Things To Do In Northern Michigan for the best ways to spend your time in the area.  ALANSON AREA
1. Feed the fish in our pond, explore and hike…

April Showers Bring May Flowers

Posted on May 1st, 2017
May is a special time of year – northern Michigan blossoms to life again. Blue skies, green grass, vibrant flowers and new leaves on the trees. The renewal of beauty makes wading through a few April showers worthwhile, indeed! The landscapes around us are spectacular – check a some of ou…

Everyone is Irish on St. Patrick’s Day!

Posted on March 13th, 2017
“May your pockets be heavy and your heart be light. May good luck pursue you each morning and night.” Happy St. Patrick’s Day to all our friends! Join us for some green-themed fun on Friday, March 17!   Stafford’s Pier Restaurant Dinner Feature
A good ole̵…

Titanic Dinner – A First Class Dining Event

Posted on February 16th, 2017
All aboard! You are cordially invited to take a step back in time and join us for an evening of history & first class dining on Saturday, April 8 (6 pm).  As a guest of this dinner, you will enjoy butlered hors d’ oeuvres, a six course meal, live music by Bay Shore Strings, costumed server…

28 Things To Do In February

Posted on January 30th, 2017
Oh, the beauty of winter in northern Michigan! Make the most of this snowy season with some great activities happening this February- indoor & outdoor!
  1.  Charlevoix Shadowfest celebrates Groundhog’s Day, Friday, February 3 – Sunday, February 5. Chili cook off, games, fre