One week into September and an absolute plethora of fun and interesting stuff coming our way in the coming weeks.
This weekend? Well, Hot Boats a gathering of watercraft on Hardy Pond that has a bit of a rep as being a pretty good time (as well as providing overtime for a whole lot of law enforcement) will be going on. From what we gather it is perhaps not been as, uh, corybantic as in the past but we’re certain it can generate some excitement. It’s our hope the, uh, enthusiasm of the participants remain somewhat corralled and yet allow for a fine time for all on one of our area’s most unique bodies of water.
And remember... The Dragon is coming.
Feel like just cutting loose and doing something a bit madcap and out of the ordinary? Something to spur that late summer desire to fulfill a pledge or two made during last winter? To explore more and to take in the beauty that abounds in our peninsular paradise?
How about an Irish Festival at the most Irish oriented spot in the state, Beaver Island?
C’mon you know you’ve talked about going there and you’re not going to go for the first time during winter (trust us on this) so do one last spontaneous summerlike thing and grab the boat or plane over because they will be having some Hibernian doings and it is an island that truly enjoys a good time.
And if you go (visitors only) , stop in at the Beaver Island Community Center and ask for one of their signature pretzels or hot dog and mention this article we’ll spring for it...well that is unless a boatload of you arrive en masse for some kind of gathering and then we’ll shut it down when it reaches our $83.29spending limit.
It is a very cool place and believe me once you go?
You’ll go back.
Saturday is Sandy's Harley-Davidson's annual open house and flag retirement ceremony at 11am.
Demo Rides - 9 - 11am and 1-4pm (weather permitting; proper attire and motorcycle endorsement required) Lunch served by Ms. Piggies BBQ at 12pm and entertainment provided by Foundation from 2-6pm
The Taproom at Newaygo Brewery Co. continues it’s eclectic Acoustic Lunch series with Dale Wicks taking a spin at the mike. Great music and some seriously good food and brew. Downtown Newaygo. Saturday 12-4pm
The Eastown Street Fair was a magic time back in the day (early 70’s) and continues to spread some serious positivity. Saturday 9a to 9p. Wealthy Street, Grand Rapids
The Riverstop Saloon has The Intolerables Friday night and a DJ Saturday and they serve chip dip with their chips an idea we feel should be promoted throughout the land.
Heading to Chase? Of course you’re not but we can change your mind with two words.
Saturday in Chase (of course) and don’t miss the parade at 10:30am.
Sunday take a historical stroll through the White Cloud Cemetery Sunday from 2-4pm courtesy of the WC Community Library. Speakers will deliver a little inside info on the current residents.
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