2013-06-13 / Front Page


Rendezvous kicks off tonight in Blaney Park

MANISTIQUE – The Blaney Park Rendezvous, an annual motorcycle event, will take place today, Friday, Saturday and Sunday in Blaney.

The event kicks off with live music tonight from 7 – 10 p.m. On Friday, activities begin at 10 a.m., with a poker run until 4 p.m. Bike games will take place Saturday at 2 p.m.

Throughout the weekend, there will be free camping, vendors, food and beverages available.

A one day pass to the event is $20, and a weekend pass is $30. The event is located in Blaney Park, 23 miles east of Manistique on U.S. 2.

Christmas in June set for June 15 at Fayette

GARDEN – Fayette Historic State Park’s annual Christmas in June event is set for June 15. The theme for this year’s Christmas in June event is all things Hawaiian.

Those camping can join the campsite decorating contest – the winner will be selected by camping peers. There will also be an open house for the newly renovated Furnace Hill Lodge, providing an opportunity to check out this unique lodging option for visitors looking to spend time exploring the restored town site.

There will be “Hawaiian” activities taking place from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., including minnow races, coconut bowling, a flamingo ring toss, aloha limbo, “Hawaiian Plinko”, face painting, bounce houses and more. There will also be a special visit from Santa.

A detailed schedule of events and more information can be obtained by calling Fayette Historic State Park, located at 4785 II Road in Garden, at (906) 644-2603.

‘Yoopers’ ride free on June 15 in Munising

MUNISING – Residents of the Upper Peninsula will once again have the opportunity to explore the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore for free. On June 15, the Pictured Rocks Cruise boats again this year for free. “Yoopers-Ride-Free Day” will be held in conjunction with the Alger County Chamber of Commerce’s “Pictured Rocks Day” at Bayshore Park in Munising.

Weather-permitting, cruises will depart every hour on the hour from the Munising City Pier on June 15 starting at 10 a.m. and will run until 7 p.m. Tickets will be issued on a first-come, first-served basis. In order to obtain a free ticket, residents must present in person a photo ID, with an Upper Peninsula address, at the Pictured Rocks Cruise ticket office that day. A child must be accompanied by a parent in the ticket office to receive a ticket.

Pictured Rocks Day will begin with breakfast at 8 a.m. and music performances from 11 a.m. – 10 p.m. From 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. there will be over 35 vendors in the park.

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