The Michigan Irish Music Festival in Muskegon is the hands down best organized event in the region but beyond that it is an absolute jewel of jollification with top level entertainment and a boatload of activities to appeal to all ages and interests.
But, of course, if you might be a Hibernophile this is a slice of neamh ar domhan (heaven on earth).
The music is amazing, the Jamesons and Guiness are flowing, the food is fantastic, the shopping ops are intriguing and the whole tone of the place is upbeat and atmospherically pleasing.
Like the whole Irish scene but don’t want to miss any of the football games on your Saturday calendar? Or perhaps want to check out and see if the Lions can possibly look any worse than last Monday?
Not a problem. Giant TVs are in nearly every concert tent with a variety of games on tap (as is the beer) including of course the 2:30pm game featuring the Fighting Irish on Saturday.
If you’ve ever been, you’re likely already going but if you have never hit the premier festival offered by our Lakeshore metroneighbor we would highly recommend spending some time at Heritage Landing.
Once you go, chances are you will be hooked on Hibernia.
Friday 5-11pm, Saturday 11am-11pm and Sunday 10am-6pm.
From Howard City? Ever lived there? Visited? Passed through?
Well, no matter the level of relationship you might have with our panhandle pal to the east you’re invited to their 150th Birthday party (known officially as the sesquicentennial) with a variety of events taking place Saturday and Sunday.
For details go to their facebook page (Howard City 150th Anniversary Celebration)
HC is a great town and has aged well so stop in and check out a little community pride.
Friday from 9-10am you can meet and chat with Dr. Rob Davidson the Democratic candidate for the 2nd Congressional seat currently occupied by Bill Huizenga.
Where, you say?
Kick Start Cafe the very cool coffeeteria located just a stone’s throw north of Grant on M-37.
To vote informed, one must be informed so stop in and see what the nominee/physician has to say about health care and grab a bagel to go with your hot drink choice.
Do you rodeo?
Saturday smack dab between Newaygo and White Cloud (1343 E 40th St.) the Cowboys and Clowns Speed Show will be going on for the 4th (and final) time this summer. Barrel riding, pole bending and flag races are on tap and though our knowledge of such things remains minimal, it looks like fun.
Starts at noon and details can be accessed by going to the Cowboys and Clowns facebook page.
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