June 6th: Max and Emily’s Summer Concert Series begins with American Idol winner Kris Allen. Grab a chair and some friends and head downtown to Broadway and Main for a free concert!
June 7th: Don’t forget to check out the Mount Pleasant Summerfest at Island Park. All weekend long enjoy a variety of events, activities and music!
June 8th: On your mark, get set, go! To the Ziibiwing Cultural Center. Le Tour de Mont Pleasant Road Race starts with a Native Blessing at 8:45 am, followed by the 47 mile and 107 mile road races.
June 9th: As the weekend winds down bring the family downtown to enjoy the Criterium Race (8AM), Children’s Races (12PM) and the Family Fun Ride (3:30PM) Downtown.
June 10th: Hit the lanes and the pins with a fun day of bowling or check out special Rock and Bowl every Thursday and Friday night at Riverwood Resort.
June 11th: Looking for something different to do this summer? Head over to The Painted Turtle and get creative with a clay and paint. Check out their summer workshops for kids. (989) 506-1532
June 12th: The Downtown Mount Pleasant Car Show featuring cars from Back to the Bricks as well as local classic and modified cars. Come enjoy the cars, local food and one of a kind entertainment from 5pm to 9pm in Downtown Mount Pleasant. Don’t forget to vote for your favorite car.
June 13th: Take advantage of the Walk Mount Pleasant, a free program to help you get, or stay, fit and healthy all summer long.
June 14th: Escape the heat and head over to the Ziibiwing Center. The whole family can enjoy this distinctive treasure that will provide you with an enriched, look at the Anishinabe history.
June 15th: Enjoy unforgettable magic, loads of laughter, miles of smiles and a treasure chest full of wonder with Magician, Jeff Wawrzaszek at the Chippewa River District Library, starting at 11 AM. 989-773-3242
June 16th: Salt River Acres in Shepherd showcases its Moon Dance Festival. The festival features electronic and alternative music. Camping, vendors, and concessions will be on site. Tickets are available at the gate or online.
June 17th: Have you had the chance to experience the Chippewa River? Well today’s the day! Grab or rent a tube and float down this magnificent river, which runs through Mount Pleasant’s beautiful Parks System.
June 18th: The Splash Park in Island Park is now open so grab your kids and cool down with more than 12 water features.
June 19th: Calling all grandparents and grandkids – head over to CMU for GrandparentsU summercamp. You can learn about fun food from foreign lands, attend a mini medical school, or even use an electron microscope!
June 20th: Learn how to maximize the potential of your camera and creativity. Many of your photos go unused, but what if you could turn those photos and your words into a book? Head over to Art Reach for a 2 session class that will teach you how to use those photos! (989) 773-8860
June 21st: Ready to rummage? The City Wide Garage Sale is a great place to find hidden treasures and with over 100 garage sales going on throughout town, you’re guaranteed a fun day of adventure and treasure hunting!
June 22nd: A perfect day for a carnival. The Summer Carnival Fundraiser, at the Leaton United Methodist Church, features a dunk tank, games and prizes, a cake walk, face painting, a silent auction, items donated by local businesses. Tickets are available at the door.
Soaring Eagle is kicking off its Summer Outdoor Concert Series
with the Kings of the Mic Tour. Featuring LL Cool J, Ice Cube, Public Enemy & De La Soul.
June 24th: Get the whole family together for some Putt-Putt. Buck’s Run offers an all natural course making this a unique Putt Putt experience.
June 25th: Have you gotten your summer ice cream fix yet? If not, head to Doozies for some delicious ice cream, and try their famous Artic Swirls!
June 26th: “Gentle, funny and joyous” are the words the Chicago Sun Times used to describe All I Really Needed to Know I Learned in Kindergarten, now playing at CMU’s Bush Theatre. (Call 989-774-3045 for tickets).
June 27th: Head out to the ballpark and cheer on the MASA Girl’s Softball Tournament! Girls Youth Softball Tournament for ages 12 through 18. The event will take place at Island Park, Pickens Field, Union Twp. Fields, CMU Intramural Fields, and Mt. Pleasant High School. Don’t forget your peanuts and cracker jacks!
June 28th: Pack up your family and friends and head to Nelson Park to grill out and play horse shoes along the Chippewa River.
Don’t miss an unforgettable show as shock rockers Alice Cooper &Marilyn Manson
and their “Masters of Madness Tour” storms into Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort for one high-octane evening of rock!
June 30th: The Pines presents its annual Family Fun Night. $6 per golfer gets you a cart and lets you play 5 holes with the whole family.
Get your creative juices flowing. Art Reach
is now accepting submissions for 2014 Gallery Exhibits. The deadline is June 15th
July 2nd: Take some time off to do some good. Head over to the Humane Animal Treatment Society (HATS) and have fun walking dogs or socializing with cats! They welcome volunteers from 8:30 to 5:30 Monday through Friday.
July 3rd: Grab the family and go to the movies. New summer blockbusters are out like Despicable Me 2 and Monster’s University at Celebration Cinema.
July 4th: Today at dusk the skies will become a stage for dazzling fireworks at the Soaring Eagle Casino. Take the family out to enjoy this spectacular display to celebrate Independence Day.
July 5th: Looking for something thrilling and unique? Try the Mount Pleasant Speedway. The Speedway offers stock car races every Friday night starting at 7:45 pm.
July 6th: Traditional dance is the oldest form of dance for men and women. The men’s traditional dance tells the story of creation, combat, and hunting. The women’s traditional dance honors the connection women share with mother earth. Don’t miss the chance to see these dances at the Ziibiwing Cultural center at 12 pm, 2 pm and 4pm!
July 7th: When it comes to those rainy summer days, instead of being trapped inside why not get day passes for the Soaring Eagle Water Park and enjoy a day of water slides, the lazy river and much more.
July 9th: Papa’s Pumpkin Patch is open 10am to dusk daily. They offer U-Pick and Pre-Picked fresh fruits and vegetables right from the farm.
July 10th: What plant are you eating when you eat your veggies? Is it a fruit or a flower, a leaf or a root? Enjoy a free workshop, geared towards children K-8 and their parents, in Brooks Hall 102 at Central Michigan University.
July 11th: Max and Emily’s Summer Concert Series downtown tonight. The Ragbirds take the stage at 8pm.
July 12th: Take in some Mount Pleasant history and head to Island Park. There you’ll find the Vietnam Veteran’s Memorial and Bridge, honoring the Michigan Soldiers who gave their lives in the Vietnam War.
July 13th: Bring on the pink flamingos, beads, bands on the beach, tiki bars, cheeseburgers, and parrot head hats for a weekend full of fun! Gammy Woods hosts a Jimmy Buffet Weekend with sack races, hula hoop contests and even limbo contests for the kids on the beach!
Make today the day you “Stalk the Cat” at the Pohl Cat Golf Course
. This 18 hole, links style course is perfect for players of all skill levels and beautifully maintained.
July 15th: Host a Wine and Cheese Party. The Market on Main has everything you need.
The Discovery Museum
features a fun Beehive, Rocket Launch, Water Station and much more! Grab the kids and get ready to explore, learn, create and grow.
July 17th:Who doesn’t love delicious blueberries? Satisfy your craving by visiting some local favorites like, Moodie’s Blueberries or Rhynard’s Blueberry Farm, where you’ll find fresh blueberries, local produce, honey and maple syrup.
July 18th: The Max and Emily’s Summer Concert Series showcases The Verve Pipe, Downtown, starting at 7pm.
July 19th: Soaring Eagle
Entertainment presents Avenge Sevenfold, with special guest Halestorm.
July 20th: The Farmer’s Market is now open on Saturday from 7 AM to 3 PM by City Hall. Pick up some fresh local fruits and vegetables or blooming flowers.
July 21st: Visit the Museum of Cultural and Natural History in Rowe Hall at CMU. The Museum hosts temporary and permanent exhibits that are fun for all, and free to enjoy!
Mötley Crüe comes to the Soaring Eagle
Casino outdoor concert series with special guest TESLA.
July 23rd: Central Michigan University hosts New Acquisitions, a display of art work recently added to the University’s collection. Enjoy these fine pieces of art, proudly displayed in the Park Library Baber Room.
July 24th: MY 104.3 and CMU University Events bring you the 5th Annual Hometown Showdown. This talent show, beginning at 7pm and the Isabella Fair Grounds will feature a variety of entertaining acts competing for a $500 prize.
July 25th: Max and Emily’s Summer Concert Series continues its fun, free, musical tradition with a performance by The Saucecats!
July 26th: Head downtown for a deal. Downtown sidewalk sale shoppers can get great deals from their favorite stores during this city wide sale.
th: It’s time for Chair Affair! This creative fund raiser offers hand made and decorated Adirondack chairs for community members to purchase via silent auction at Art Reach.
July 28th: Eagle Glen Golf Course and the Pines at Lake Isabella will be welcoming 200 of the best amateur golfers to central Michigan for the 2013 Publinx Michigan State Matchplay Championship.
They’re back to prove that they still have “the right stuff.”
New Kids on the Block and 98 Degrees hit the stage at the Soaring Eagle Casino
outdoor concert series.
July 30th: The Festival of Banners are up. Stop by Art Reach downtown and pick up a brochure, then walk the streets of downtown, Shepherd, Winn or down Pickard Street and see all the local artist and their creations.
July 31st: The 7th Annual Indian Car Bingo will be at the Ziibiwing Parking Lot (Rain or Shine). Only $10 per-person, participants will enjoy playing bingo from their car with a chance to win fabulous prizes including a cover-all grand prize of a $1,000 gift card.
August 1st: You’ll laugh to an hour long comedy show and enjoy listening to two hours of live music. The Music & Comedy Night, a part of NativeFest, will have FREE food, fun and family entertainment. Call 989-775-4750 for more information.
August 2nd: Visit the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Reservation to experience native traditions as the annual Pow Wow begins with authentic foods, arts and crafts, dancing and storytelling.
August 3rd: Movies by Moonlight returns to City Hall with The Raiders of the Lost Ark. The movie will start at dusk, so bring a blanket and snacks and enjoy the show!
August 5th: The Skate Park in Island Park is an exciting place with ramps and jumps for bikes, skateboarders and inline skaters, stop by today and check it out.
August 6th: Take the family to the Spinning Wheels Arena Roller Rink for fun and exercise. They offer $1.00 skate rental and $1.00 snack bar on Tuesday’s!
August 7th: Art Walk Central is an event where artists from around the country can compete for a People’s Choice Award and a juried prize. People are able to move about the community and experience art all around them!
August 8th: Every Thursday the Fireside Grille features a delicious four course meal inspired by countries around the world. Experience something delicious and different there tonight.
The whole family can enjoy a day at Morey Courts
, where they can choose from basketball, tennis, racquetball and volleyball courts, as well as a running track and fitness center.
August 10th: Grab the kids for Movies by Moonlight at dusk, tonight’s feature; Happy Feet, playing at City Hall.
August 11th: Try your luck at the slots and table games at Soaring Eagle Casino while your kids have fun at Kids Quest.
August 12th: Pack a Picnic, grab the kids and check out Island Park. The kids can climb Timber Town as you soak up the sun.
August 13th: Enjoy a fresh cup of coffee and a delicious snack at the Kaya Coffee and tea Company.
August 14th: Take a mini-vacation and head up to Sunset Shores. Rent a cabin and enjoy the relaxation of being on the lake. (989)-386-7030
August 15th: Head over to CMU’s Clarke Historical Library and check out their new exhibit, “Our Front Porch”. More than 30 years of music from CMU public radio show “Our Front Porch.”
August 16th: The HATS Golf Outing tees off at 8 AM at Maple Creek. It will be a day of friends, golf and food. The event includes a Four-Person Scramble, Lunch, Trophies, Goodie Bags, and a Hole-in-One Contest.
August 17th: Breakfast at Tiffany’s is the final installment of Movies By Moonlight. The classic begins at dusk at City Hall.
August 18th: Enjoy a local brew at Mt. Pleasant Brewing Company’s tap room on Pickard. They feature live music Mondays 8pm – 11pm Call (989) 400 4666 for more information.
August 19th: Check out the Rock Climbing Wall in Finch Fieldhouse at CMU. It’s a fun, safe and exciting activity that’s sure to rock! (989) 774-1425
August 20th: Get romantic at the locally owned Italian Oven inside the adult only section Risotto’s, and finish of the night with a summer blockbuster at Celebration Cinema.
August 21st: Make tonight a 2 for 1 special. Rent Percy Jackson: Lightning Thief, then head to the theatre to see the sequel! You can also head to the local libraries and grab the books instead. change
August 22nd: Summer is great, but so is a break! Call up the babysitter so you and friends can head to Camille’s on the River, a newer restaurant featuring regional and seasonal flavors
combined with upscale comfort food, and celebrate the fact that its almost time for back to school!
August 23rd: Welcome pickers again! Join us Friday and Saturday night at Camp Gammy Woods for music and dancing! Saturday there will be crafts for the kids, a morning pancake breakfast and an evening wagon ride for the kids!
August 24th: Have you had the chance to walk Mount Pleasant’s beautiful nature trails? Well today is the day! Grab some friends, your dog, and maybe even a picnic and enjoy all the natural beauty Mount Pleasant has to offer.
August 25th: Craving something different? Pay a visit to Crème de la Crème, located downtown, and indulge in one of their Cupcakes in a Jar.
August 26th: Summer comes to an end for some as Central Michigan University students begin classes today.
August 27th: Shop locally at Green Tree Co-Op. They offer a great selection of organic and gluten free groceries, deli and local produce. They also feature local beer and wine.
August 28th: Go to Mount Pleasant Meadows and Pick Your Pony! It features live Thoroughbred, Quarter Horse and Arabian racing, and The Winner’s Circle Lounge is open year-round for simulcast racing and wagering from around the country. (989) 772-2725
Alabama, with special guests Love and Theft, will be performing at Soaring Eagle
. Don’t miss this foot stompin’ good time to take in some of Country’s best artists.
August 30th: Hit up O’Kelly’s or Marty’s for food and drinks as you cheer on the Chippewas when they verse the University of Michigan Wolverines.
August 31st: Head over to Dog Central and get creative with your favorite toppings. You’re sure to find something different that everyone will love!
September 1st: Coldwater Lake Family Park offers a variety of activities for the whole family. From fishing and swimming, to shuffleboard and volleyball, there’s something for everyone. Stay the day, or camp out under the stars.
September 2nd: Time to shake things up. Head to the Outback Riding Stables for a fun day with the horses. (231) 972-7255
Be adventurous and go Zip Lining at Snow Snake
. It’s an adventure you wont forget.
September 4th: Enjoy Midori’s delicious and fresh sushi, with one of their signature martini while sitting outside on the patio with friends.
September 5th: Get your voices ready. Karaoke at the Cabin tonight, starting a 10pm.
This weekend visit the Wheatland
fairgrounds for their 40th
Annual Wheatland Music Festival. Each year, both local and world renowned musicians gather together for three days of singing, dancing and friendship.
Don’t miss out on Central Michigan University
’s first home football game of the season. They verse New Hampshire and tickets are on sale now!
September 8th: Ready for something sweet AND healthy? It’s true! Yogurt Yeti is the go-to destination for delicious, healthy treats! You’ll enjoy creating your own masterpiece with their endless amount of toppings.
September 9th: Check out one of Mount Pleasant’s newer restaurants? Firehouse Subs features delicious subs, hot or cold. Did you know a percentage of their profits also goes to the Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation.
September 10th: Local area bands are always playing at Rubbles Bar. Grab a group of friends and support Michigan artists.
September 11th: Local artists will be sharing their creations and inspirational stories from the Garden of Nature. Herbal teas and baked goods will be offered at this event, held in the Fabiano Botanical Garden Pavilion at CMU.
September 12th: Head to Deerfield Park and check out its newest 18 holes of Disc Golf for a day of fun and games.
September 13th: Dine on the porch for lunch or dinner at the Riverbluff Bistro at the Gingko Tree Inn.