Region 11 -Charlevoix Area

Region 11 -Charlevoix Area

Michigan Life's Region 11 Charlevoix Area including Charlevoix County, Cheboygan County, Emmet County, Presque Isle County Michigan.

From the beginning in 1957 Dorie and Nub Sarns knew that this hill in the great Michigan outdoors was going to be some place special. They cleared the trees and installed a double chairlift, and opened for business. In 1964 the slope "Crazy Otto" opened named after the groomer Otto Washburn.

Dec 7 -8, 2019

Experience interactive trains, riding trains for the little ones, and you may even catch a glimpse of Santa as he checks on his railroad. Enjoy craft-in-a-bag, tram rides, face painting, and food for purchase. Spend the morning and afternoon interacting with 3 rooms of fun!
VIP Sessions

Come celebrate 101 years of a magical tradition in downtown Harbor Springs at the Christmas Tree Lighting. This is one of the most unforgettable ways to start off the holiday season!

December 5, 2020

Community Christmas Carols and Tree Lighting at Festival Square – 401 N. Main Street, Cheboygan Michigan.

The Winter Sports Park provides a community venue for many popular winter recreational activities: Two Ice Rinks | Ski Area | Sledding Area | Warming House/Concession

60 downhill runs, our commitment to skiing is every bit as strong as it's always been. When snowboarding came along, we were quick to welcome new generations of riders to the slopes - and to make way for seven terrain parks where skiers and snowboarders alike could catch air and push winter's boundaries.

Saturday December 5, 2020 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

The Parade of Lights on Main Street comes alive with the lights of the Holiday season. Watch the many colorful floats, marching groups, and listen to the seasonal songs as they meander down Main Street. Children will beam with excitement as they watch for Santa Claus and his sleigh. This is not an event to miss!

Christmas in Mackinaw is a magical event each holiday season. A Victorian Christmas in Mackinaw will be celebrated. Events will take place beginning at McGulpin Point Lighthouse and ending in Heritage Chapel in Heritage Village, both located about three miles west of Mackinaw City.

Pre-cut Blue Spruce Christmas trees. Large and small trees. Wreaths, live garland, stands, ornaments, lights. Shaking and wrapping service provided.

North Star has been a trusted name in the Christmas Tree industry for 75 years. We are family owned and operated and love nothing more than family traditions! We encourage families to start or continue the tradition of choosing and cutting a real Christmas tree.

Candlelight Hike

Join Charlevoix Recreation and Visit Charlevoix and experience the magic of snowshoeing, hiking or cross-country skiing on candle-lit trails. You set your own pace on this self-guided journey. Follow the candlelight to a roaring fire and hot chocolate. The hike will begin at the sledding hill parking lot. The event takes place between 5 - 8 PM.

Since 1978 The Boss Family Christmas Display has filled our hearts with holiday spirit. Many have grown up visiting each year. The display includes both nostalgic and current characters. Plan on visiting any night until the first of the new year. Open every night at 9336 Pearl St. in Charlevoix MI 49720.

JULY 15 - 17, 2021

Since the inception of the Beaver Island Music Festival in 2003 this unique event has remained committed to their mission of “promoting the variety and tradition of all music and art” by creating opportunities for artists and our community.

Visit Charlevoix to build up-north vacation memories, or live the Up North dream in Charlevoix Michigan!

The Indian River Chamber of Commerce is organized for the purpose of encouraging economic development, while promoting and preserving our natural resources; fostering integrity, good faith, and equitable principles in business.

The Mission of the Cheboygan Area Chamber of Commerce : The mission of the Cheboygan Area Chamber of Commerce is to promote and provide services to Cheboygan Area Businesses.

The mission of the East Jordan Area Chamber of Commerce is to enhance and support our membership, promote the area’s natural beauty, and form partnerships with the city, schools, and organizations to continue building a strong community.

The Harbor Springs Lyric Theatre open year round features three theaters each with their own theme. The largest theater seats 195 and is proud to bring first run & classic movies to downtown Harbor Springs, Michigan. The Lyric Theatre is a charitable non-profit organization offering movies on Main Street in Harbor Springs, MI.

October 5, 2019

At Boyne Mountain we love October for one reason...it means it's almost winter! Okay, so we also like when the leaves change color, that there are pumpkins and mums on every corner, and the taste of a nice fall Michigan brew. We like all of these things so much, that we decided to throw an epic party to celebrate!

The Harbor Springs Area Chamber of Commerce is a unified business organization promoting the greater Harbor Springs area as a tourist destination and business community.

The Posen Potato Festival is held annually the first weekend after Labor Day, Friday-Sunday. The Posen Potato Festival is fun for the whole family. We have good food, good music, carnival, arts & crafts, plus much more. Our grand parade is always on Sunday, and you don’t want to miss that!

August 24 - 29, 2021

The annual Emmet-Charlevoix County Fair at the Petoskey Fairgrounds kicks off for the public on Tuesday and runs through Sunday. The Grandstand at the Fair is where the BIG excitement takes place, Tuesday through Saturday night, every year!

Castle Farms is one of Michigan’s premier historical attractions! Whether you’re on a travel adventure or searching for the perfect site to exchange marriage vows, this French Renaissance-style castle offers the perfect blend of old-world charm and modern-day elegance.

August 7 - 14, 2021

Each year the Cheboygan County Fair hosts over 25,000 guests from all over the region during an eight day period. This results in significant economic gains for the local economy and presents exceptional opportunities for both IR young and old to enjoy and participate in the magic a great county fair.

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