June 1– Head to Downtown Mt. Pleasant and check out over 40 hand painted Adirondack chairs and tables that will be auctioned off on June 11 for Chair Affair!
June 2– Today is the first Farmers’ Market of the year. Stop by Island Park from 7 a.m.- 2 p.m. for locally grown fresh produce, flowers, and more.
June 3– The Special Olympics Michigan State Summer Games start today! Catch some of the events going on at Central Michigan University and cheer on these amazing athletes.
June 4– The Steam Engine Railroad Institute will also be running the Pere Marquette 1225 excursion from Mt. Pleasant to Cadillac during Back to the Bricks. Seats are limited!
June 5– Catch the Broadway Theatre’s showing of Pygmalion from 2-4 p.m.
June 6– Try Art Reach of Mid Michigan’s Painting in Abstraction class from 6-8 p.m. on June 6th, 13th, and 20th.
June 7– Make a splash with the kids this summer by taking them to Island Park’s Spray Park.
June 8– Every Wednesday from now through September you can head to the Isabella County Fairgrounds for some flea market shopping.
June 10– Join Art Reach of Mid Michigan and Helios Art Gallery in Downtown Mt. Pleasant for a special second Friday event. The galleries will be open late and will be offering light refreshments and hors d’oeuvres for you to enjoy.
June 11– Grab your running shoes this morning for Relay for Life at City Hall, starting at 12 p.m. After Relay for Life, grab your best beer shirt and head downtown for the Mt. Pleasant Craft Beer Festival from 4-9 p.m.
June 12– Get creative at The Painted Turtle and paint some of your own pottery!
June 13– The Summer Reading Club at the Chippewa River District Libraries starts today- stop by Veteran’s Memorial Library for a good read.
June 14– The weather may be getting warmer, but the Chippewa River is still nice and cool! Grab a tube and make a splash on the river.
June 15– See the art work of Tim Billman and Laura Coffee at the Morey Family Gallery at Art Reach of Mid Michigan.
June 16– Catch Florida Georgia Line live at Soaring Eagle Casino tonight! You can also head to Downtown Mt. Pleasant’s Thrilling Thursday Event: Yogapalooza from 6-8 p.m. where you can enjoy free yoga classes, henna tattoos, see life coaches, and enjoy some fresh smoothies.
June 17– The Food Truck competition is on! Head to CMURC for Food Truck Friday, where two trucks will face off each week from 11 a.m.- 2 p.m.
June 19– Happy Father’s Day! Hit one of the area’s many local golf courses with Dad today.
June 20– Today marks the first day of summer- celebrate with a picnic or barbecue at one of the local parks.
June 21– Learn something new at the Food Preserving Basics Class at the Isabella County Building from 5-7 p.m. tonight.
June 22– Support the Mt. Pleasant Rotary Club during their 5K Run/Walk today at 6:30 p.m. at Mt. Pleasant City Hall.
June 23– Tonight is the first Max and Emily’s Summer Concert of the year! Olivia Millerschin will be performing at 7 p.m. in Downtown Mt. Pleasant.
June 24– Do some shopping at the Mt. Pleasant Garage Sales are today and tomorrow and then visit the Mt. Pleasant Speedway for a Friday night race!
June 25– Grab the kids and head to the Grand Opening of Friendship Field at the Discovery Museum from 4-7 p.m.
June 26– Festival of Banners is happening now, drive or walk around Mt. Pleasant and see all of the area’s awesome artwork.
June 27– Rock out and enjoy live music by Eric Rohman at Rubbles tonight.
June 28– Take a stroll through the audio tour at Chipp-A-Waters park today.
June 29– Get outside today and take a hike along the GKB Riverwalk Trail.
June 30– Today we welcome the MASA Girls State Softball Tournament. Welcome and cheer on the athletes at Island Park!
July 1– Have some fun at Dirt, Spurs, and Thrills from now until July 4 at Soaring Eagle Casino and Resort! Enjoy a carnival, monster truck show, rodeo, demolition derby, and a spectacular fireworks display on July 4.
July 2– Get the family together for a Bike Parade and Family Challenge Games at Coldwater park today!
July 3– Compete in or cheer on the competitors in the Mt. Pleasant Disc Golf Tournament today from 8 a.m.- 3 p.m. at Deerfield Nature Park.
July 4– Happy Independence Day! Celebrate with your friends and family today and don’t miss Soaring Eagle Casino’s free Fireworks Display.
July 5– It’s prime season for strawberry picking- head to Howard Farm or Papa’s Pumpkin Patch for some fresh strawberries.
July 6– Get active today by playing Riverwood Resort’s Footgolf course!
July 7– Head to Downtown Mt. Pleasant for another Thrilling Thursday Event. Bring your kiddos to town center dressed as their favorite superhero or princess for some fun in the sun, arts and crafts, and loads of activities starting at 6 p.m.
July 8– Art Reach of Mid Michigan and Helios Art Gallery are teaming up again for another Second Friday Event. The galleries will be open late with refreshments for you to enjoy. You can also celebrate Weidman Days with a free performance by Jedi Mind Trip at 7 p.m. outside of Newcombes Restaurant!
July 9– Utilize your artistic side at Deerfield Nature Park today during their Nature Drawing Series.
July 10– Grab Sunday breakfast at Roz’s Diner in Rosebush.
July 11– Happy 7/11 Day! Head to a local 7-Eleven for a free slurpee. You can also catch Stephanie Turpning live at Rubbles tonight!
July 12– Enjoy the music of Maxwell with Anthony Hamilton, Fantasia, and Ro Joames at Soaring Eagle Casino tonight.
July 13– Rock out with Hollywood Vampires tonight at Soaring Eagle Casino.
July 14- It’s time for another Max and Emily’s Summer Concert! Head Downtown to hear Kelly Hunt perform outside live.
July 15– Head out to some of the area’s local breweries today and try the newest summer craft brews!
July 16– Take the kids to the Ziibiwing Cultural Center today for a Kids and Culture event.
July 17– July means blueberry season! Pick your own at Rhynard’s Blueberry Farm in Shepherd.
July 18– Kids can head to Veteran’s Memorial Library today for Space Camp and Jedi Training from 11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
July 20– Try your luck on the gaming floor at Soaring Eagle Casino.
July 21– Head to the Farmers’ Market with the kids this morning for a special Farmers Story, then head back Downtown tonight to see The Saucecats during a Max and Emily’s Outdoor Summer Concert.
July 22– Have a spooktacular time at the July Spooktacular at Coldwater Park. Decorate campsites starting at 3 p.m. on Friday and enjoy Camp-N-Treating on Saturday.
July 23– Bring your creative side to the second Nature Drawing Series at Deerfield Nature Park. Tonight you can also head to Mountain Town Station for a special Murder Mystery Dinner under a tent behind the garden, starting at 6 p.m.!
July 24– Today kicks off the week long Isabella County Youth and Farm Fair at the Isabella County Fairgrounds.
July 25– Check out the Super Stock Tractor Pull at the Isabella County Youth and Farm Fair tonight at 7 p.m.
July 26– Have some fun tonight at Car Bingo in the Ziibiwing Cultural Center parking lot, as a part of NativeFest. You can also see the Super Kicker Rodeo at 7 p.m. at the Youth and Farm Fair at the Isabella County Fairgrounds.
July 28– See the Large Animal Auction at the Youth and Farm Fair at the Isabella County Fairgrounds.
July 29– Today kicks off the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribal National Pow Wow, the Pick-up Truck Demo Derby at the Youth and Farm Fair at the Isabella County Fairgrounds, and you can rock out with Lynyrd Skynyrd tonight at Soaring Eagle Casino.
July 30– Learn how to make soaps, scrubs, lip balms and more at the Love the Skin You’re In event at Veteran’s Memorial Library from 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. You can also check out the Car Demo Derby at the Youth and Farm Fair at the Isabella County Fairgrounds.
Aug. 1– See the newly renovated Buckley’s Mountainside Canoes and hit the Chip River with a kayak or canoe!
Aug. 2– Let the kids get active while also cooling off from the heat at the Jump Station.
Aug. 3– Grab a drink on Mountain Town Station’s outdoor patio tonight.
Aug. 4– Get your lawn chairs out, it’s time for another Max and Emily’s Summer Concert! See Brian Vander Ark of The Verve Pipe live in the streets of Downtown Mt. Pleasant.
Aug. 5– Treat yourself to a sweet treat from the new Gourmet Cupcake Shoppe in Downtown Mt. Pleasant!
Aug. 6– Tonight is the first Movies by Moonlight of the summer- see an outdoor showing of Disney’s Aladdin at 8:30 p.m.
Aug. 7– Cool off with a CFX Sunday movie at Celebration Cinema for just $4.95.
Aug. 8– Get active with the Mid Michigan Cycling Club for a bike ride!
Aug. 9– Enjoy buy one get one free dinners tonight at the Aurora Buffet at Soaring Eagle Casino and Resort.
Aug. 10– Have a blast with the kids today with a day pass to Soaring Eagle Water Park!
Aug. 12– Catch a race at the Mt. Pleasant Speedway tonight.
Aug. 13– Tonight is the second Movies by Moonlight of the year. See Star Wars- The Force Awakens and the kids can also enjoy games and safety demonstrations form local law enforcement agencies.
Aug. 14– Grab a fishing pole and head to one of the area’s local parks for some fishing on the river.
Aug. 15– Get adventurous and head to Snow Snake for zip-lining!
Aug. 16– Today teens can compete in the CRDL Teen Iron Chef competition at Shepherd Community Library.
Aug. 17– See the legendary Don Henley preform at Soaring Eagle Casino tonight.
Aug. 18– See Joe Hertler & The Rainbow Seekers live tonight for another Max and Emily’s summer concert.
Aug. 19– Brush off your cowboy boots- Darius Rucker is live tonight at Soaring Eagle Casino and Resort!
Aug. 20– Get ready for some amazing art displays, classes, competitions, and more- Art Walk Central begins today, starting with the painting of the intersection of Main and Broadway. Then catch a showing of Disney’s Zootopia at Movies by Moonlight tonight.
Aug. 21– It’s Family Day at Buck’s Run- practice your putting skills at Buck’s Run’s 18-hole natural putt-putt course. Kids golf and eat for free with the adult’s dinner and golf purchase!
Aug. 22– Today as a part of Art Walk Central, experience Anishinabe Art & Culture Night in Town Center.
Aug. 23– Visit the beautiful covered bridge at Deerfield Nature Park.
Aug. 24– Enjoy stories from the Mid-Michigan Story Tellers at Art Reach.
Aug. 25– Art Walk Central’s Sidewalk Chalk Art Competition kicks off today! Check out the beautiful art being created on the sidewalks of Mt. Pleasant.
Aug. 26– Head to Blanchard today for the 30th Annual Blanchard Steam and Gas Engine Show. You can also catch an epic Iron Chef battle between Camille’s and Mountain Town during one of their many summer Garden Dinners.
Aug. 28– Get some friends or family together and head to Island Park for a game of tennis, basketball, sand volleyball, kickball, and more- courts are open and available to everyone!
Aug. 29– The CMU students are back- stock up on CMU gear at the Bookstore just in time for football season.
Aug. 30– Celebrate summer with a barbecue at Nelson Park– grills are available for public use in the park.
Aug. 31– Everyone loves ice cream! Especially from Doozies– head over for a famous arctic swirl from this Mt. Pleasant favorite.
Sep. 1– Cheer on the Chippewas in their first home game of the seasons as they face off against Presbyterian at Kelly/Shorts Stadium.
Sep. 2– Fridays are the perfect date night! Grab dinner at the Brass Cafe.
Sep. 3– Have some fun putt-putting at the Golf Center and maybe even grab a scoop of ice cream after!
Sep. 4– Try a cool iced coffee from Dreamer Coffee Shop.
Sep. 5– Take your furry friend for a stroll at Hannah’s Bark Park.
Sep. 6– Enjoy some sushi and drinks on Midori’s outdoor patio.
Sep. 7– See the Central Michigan University Theatre production of Shady Business at Bush Theatre.
Sep. 8– Today you can experience a Garden Fondue Dinner in Mountain Town Station’s Garden.