Art show — The 55th annual Charlevoix Waterfront Art Fair will be 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 10, in East Park in downtown Charlevoix. Juried art show; profits from fees used for Charlevoix area's children's cultural activities. (231) 547-2675 or www.charlevoixwaterfrontartfair.org.
Demonstration — An art demonstration will be 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 10, at Bier Art Gallery & Pottery Studio, 17959 Ferry Road, six miles south of Charlevoix along U.S. 31. (231) 547-2288 or www.biergallery.com.
Art show — Artist Nanci Burnside will show her jewelry called Galactic Balls from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 10, at Elements, 211 Bridge St., Charlevoix. (231) 547-5820 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Festival — The annual Alanson Riverfest continues Saturday-Sunday, Aug. 10-11, in Alanson. Saturday events include a kayak race 9 a.m., contests 10 a.m.-noon, mossback baseball game 1 p.m at El Rancho field on M-68, community birthday party with games noon-5 p.m., square dances 2-4 p.m. in the entertainment tent, boat parade on Crooked River at dusk and a fun run through the village at 10 p.m. (231) 330-5969 or www.alansonriverfest.com.
Nature program — A program on birds and blooms begins at 9 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 10, at Thorne Swift Nature Preserve, 6696 Lower Shore Dr., north of Harbor Springs. $3 parking fee for non-township residents, free for members. (231) 526-6401 or www.landtrust.org.
Festival — The Cheboygan County Puddingstone Festival will continue Saturday-Sunday, Aug. 10-11, in Festival Square, downtown Cheboygan. Saturday events include geocaching at 10 a.m., children's play at 2 p.m., awards ceremony 7-8 p.m., and live music 8-11 p.m. Free. (231) 627-9597 or www.puddingstonefestival.org.
Festival — The annual Ironworkers Festival will continue Saturday-Sunday, Aug. 10-11, in Mackinaw City. Saturday events include professional and retiree ironworking competitions and parade at 10 a.m. Spectators welcomed. www.ironfest.com.
Youth craft show — The Charlevoix Public Library hosts a youth craft show 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 10, at the library, 220 Clinton St., Charlevoix. Kids make their own wares, plan and set-up their own booth, and then sell their gifts during the show. For more information, call (231) 237-7350.
Program — A program at the Children's Community Vegetable Garden will be 10 a.m.-noon, Monday, Aug. 12, at Mackinaw Area Historical Village, near Mackinaw City. (231) 436-5574.
Water fight — A water fight will be at noon on Thursday, Aug. 15, at the Harbor Springs Skate Park. Water balloons, squirt guns and sponges will be provided; participants asked to bring a towel and dry clothes. Free. (231) 526-0610 or email email@example.com.
Movie — Family movie night will include a screening of "Home Run" at 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 15, at Walloon Lake Community Church, 04320 M-75, Walloon Lake. Free. (231) 539-8234.
Festival — Festival on the Bay is Friday and Saturday, Aug. 16-17, at the waterfront in Petoskey. Events include entertainment tent; live music is 5 p.m.-midnight on Friday, and noon-midnight Saturday. Advance weekend admission $5, or $5 per day at the gate. www.petoskeyfestival.com.
Re-enactment — Mayhem at Michilimackinac, a historical re-enactment of the Ojibwa attack on the fort, will be 8-10 p.m. Friday, Aug. 16, at Colonial Michilimackinac, in Mackinaw City. Admission $5 adults, $3 children 5-17 years, free for 4 years and younger. (231) 436-4100 or www.mackinacparks.com.
Art event — Crooked Tree Arts Center will host its third annual Chalk & Chocolate event from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 17, at Petoskey Bayfront Park. Artists create chalk paintings on sidewalk squares by the Little Traverse Wheelway; Entry fee is $20, while the juniors division for 15 years and younger is $10. (231) 347-4337 or www.crookedtree.org.
Nature program — A program about fire and a night hike will be at 9 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 17, at Thorne Swift Nature Preserve, 6696 Lower Shore Dr., north of Harbor Springs. $3 parking fee for non-township residents, but free for conservancy members. (231) 526-6401.
Soccer skills day — Brown Motors and the Petoskey Youth Soccer Association invite boys and girls, ages 8-13 years, to the Ford Soccer Skills Challenge. Families are encouraged to join in this free event from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 17, at Click Road Soccer Complex, 2325 Click Road, Petoskey. Advance registration online at www.brownmotors.com, and parents can register a vehicle lottery. More information online at www.fordsoccerskillschallenge.com/brownmotors.
Nature program — A program about if trees could talk will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Aug. 19, at Thorne Swift Nature Preserve, 6696 Lower Shore Dr., north of Harbor Springs. $3 parking fee for non-township residents, but free for conservancy members. (231) 526-6401.
Dodgeball — Angry Birds dodgeball will be at 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 22, at Harbor Springs Skate Park. The game is a cross between the video and playground games; teams build pig houses then use multiple types of balls to knock down opponents' houses. Free. (231) 526-0610 or send email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Open house — The National Weather Service will host an open house from 9 a.m.-noon on Saturday, Aug. 24, at the Gaylord weather station, 8800 Passenheim Road, near Gaylord. Office tours every 15 minutes, upper air balloon launches, kids' weather games and equipment displays.