September 11
11:30am - 1:30pm
October 12 - 14
10am - 6pm Friday & Saturday
10am - 4pm Sunday
Mobile, Printed, and Electronic Guide Available Now!

For more information, call the Chamber office at 231.547.2101 or email
Expedia names Charlevoix best place to travel October 2018
Visit Charlevoix is excited to announce that the global travel company Expedia has recognized Charlevoix, MI as the best place to travel to in October 2018. Only one destination is chosen each month; recognized as the most noteworthy place to visit. This year, for the month of October, Charlevoix was named a premier fall destination attributable to the city’s dazzling fall colors, vibrant downtown, abundant recreational opportunities, and delightful attractions.
Welcome Shanahan's Pub at the Charlevoix Country Club!
The Shanahan's Pub located at the Charlevoix Country Club! Serving lunch and dinner everyday and Sunday Brunch from 10-2pm. Come out and enjoy a great view over the golf greens.
August 23

Members of the Charlevoix Area Chamber of Commerce are invited to hear a Keynote Message from Patti Poppe, President and CEO of CMS and Consumers Energy. Ms. Poppe will bring her inspiring messages of leadership, sustainability and human investment to an event hosted by the Petoskey Chamber on Thu. Aug. 23, 2018. The event will be held in Downtown Petoskey at the Crooked Tree Arts Center. A networking reception will begin at 3:00 p.m. and the presentation will begin at 3:45. Tickets are just $20/person and the event is open to the general public. Tickets can be purchased at the Petoskey Chamber office or by visiting
Charlevoix Photography Club Annual Exhibit
August 25 - 27
1 - 5pm

The Charlevoix Historical Society is hosting the Charlevoix Photography Club's 10th Annual Fine Art Photography Exhibition at the Depot, Depot Beach, from Saturday, August 25 through Monday, August 27. Hours are 1 to 5 p.m. The exhibit's grand opening reception will take place on Friday evening, August 24, between 6 and 8:30. Everybody welcome to attend! (Photo of Susan Creek Nature Preserve courtesy of Ed 'Neill.)

Open Air Concert with the Great Lakes Chamber Orchestra
August 25

What do the Great Lakes Chamber Orchestra, the Smithsonian and Handel have in common?
The answer is WATER. Bring the entire family to Raven Hill Discovery Center on Saturday,
August 25 th at 4pm and celebrate water with us. See the Smithsonian Museum on Main Street Water/Ways exhibit, enjoy the new Watershed Model and listen to the Great Lakes Chamber Orchestra play Handel’s Water Music. Water/Ways is open daily from 10am to 4pm. The open air concert begins at 4pm. Bring a lawn chair or blanket. Donations are appreciated. For more information, call 231.536.3369 or email

Free Back-to-School Kids Haircuts
August 26
1 - 3:30pm

At the Harvest Barn Church in East Jordan. Cuts provided by Panache, Rock Paper, and Red Brick Salons. Must be school age, cuts only: no color or parents. Please come with clean hair. Cuts are free but tips are appreciated.
St. Mary's School Open House
August 29
5:30 - 7pm
Join us for a brief meeting at 5:30, followed by a picnic dinner, and then check out the classrooms, meet the teachers and faculty, pick up important paperwork, and sign up to win awesome back to school prizes. Bring a friend, bring your kids! Hope to see you there!

Lake Charlevoix Brewing
Summer entertainment outside
in the beer garden.
August 23 | The Cabana Boys
August 24 | Sarah & Lucas (from Antivillians)
August 25 | Charlie Millard Trio
August 30 | The Cabana Boys
August 31 | Eric Engblade Trio

Solstice Soiree Thursday Night Dinner Series at Tapawingo
Thursday throughout the Summer
Farm-to-Table flair, music, art & local ingredients. It’s an experience designed to engage all of your senses at our iconic venue, Tapawingo, on St. Claire Lake in Ellsworth.
August 23 |Northern Michigan Take 2
August 30 | Asian Street Food

$35 per person | Cash Bar | Tickets may be purchased  here.
Live Entertainment at The Cantina
August 22 | 5-9pm | Dan Hopkins
August 23 | 7-10pm | Dave Cisco
August 24 | 7-10pm | Botala
August 25| 7-10pm| Chris Sterr
August 28 | 5-9pm | Dan Hopkins
August 29 | 5-9pm | Dan Hopkins
August 30 | 7-10pm | Dave Cisco
August 31 | 7-10pm | Ben Overbeek

$3 Casa Tuesdays at Red Mesa Grill
$3 Casa Margaritas, $3 Premium Drafts, $3 Food Features
 Live Music every Tuesday night, 7-10pm
August 21 | A Brighter Bloom
August 28 | Jakey Thomas
September 4 | Dos Hippies
September 11 | Pete- Big Dog Fetters

 Live Entertainment at The Landing

August 30 | 1 - 3pm | Nelson Olstrom

7 Key Characteristics All Great Leaders Possess- Tony Rubleski

September 6, 2018
University Center, Gaylord
Lecture on Climate Change

September 6, 2018
North Central Michigan College
State of the Community

September 11, 2018
11:30am - 1:30pm
Castle Farms
The City of Charlevoix City Council Candidate Forum

September 13, 2018
6:30 - 8pm
Charlevoix Middle High School
Luncheon Lecture Series:
Great Lakes Center for the Arts with Jill O'Neill

September 21, 2018
North Central Michigan College
35th Annual Charlevoix County CROP Walk

September 29, 2018
Walks in East Jordan, Boyne City, and Charlevoix.
Connecting Entrepreneurial
Communities 2018

October 3-4, 2018
Downtown Charlevoix
McLaren Northern Michigan Ranked Amount Best Hospitals in Michigan.
McLaren Northern Michigan is pleased to announce that it is ranked in the top 10 of 164 hospitals in Michigan according to U.S. News & World Report.

Ranking is based on careful analysis of patient outcomes and care-related factors, such as patient safety and nurse staffing, from nearly 5,000 hospitals nationwide. McLaren Northern Michigan was only one of two hospitals in the Northwest region to be ranked in the top 10.

St. Michael Academy Welcomes Four New Teachers to Its Staff
St. Michael Academy (“SMA”), Northern Michigan’s only Classical Catholic high school, announced today that four new teachers have joined the SMA staff for the 2018-19 School Year. SMA is very pleased to welcome Dr. Mary Sims, Ms. Cora Lynn Rogers, Ms. Colleen Mikelson, and Mr. Shea Whitmore.

SMA Principal Dr. Richard Brake stated, “Our momentum continues to build as a premier
Catholic high school, as further evidenced by the addition of these highly-qualified teachers to
our outstanding faculty. All four have a strong command of their respective disciplines and are passionate about their faith.”

For more information, please call Marie Law at 231-330-2835.

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