Boyne area Summer fun this week

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This week in and around Boyne City you'll find something for the whole family, from the Street Beats festival and Celebrate Walloon, to a favorite car show, Taste of Summer and a Harry Potter celebration!

July 28
Street Beats
Ready to get your groove on? This year’s Street Beats, formerly named Dancin’ in the Streets, will again feature the Jon Archambault Band when it is held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday July 28.
The outdoor party is held in the 300 block of S. Lake Street. Organizer Cindi Malin of CindiFranco’s cool stuff, says: “It brings everyone together to have a good time and we also want to say thanks to our customers for their support.
We get local corn, and Doug Bean comes down to grill it,” she said. “Lake Street Market cooks hot dogs. Everyone finds their spot and helps out.”
This will be the only Street Beats event this year.

July 30
Celebrate Walloon
The Walloon Lake Association will host Celebrate Walloon on Tuesday, July 30 at 11 a.m to 2 p.m. This family friendly event will be held at Melrose Township Park across the street from Walloon Lake in Walloon Village. The event is free and open to the public.
“Celebrate Walloon was created years ago as an event to bring folks together to celebrate and enjoy Walloon Lake”, says Pam Roudi, educational chairperson and organizer. “A fun-filled event with free activities for all ages, providing fun, quality family time for all to enjoy.
This event is a great way to catch up with old friends and welcome new friends and neighbors from Walloon and its surrounding communities”.
The celebration will feature artwork for show and sale from the Walloon Art Club from 10:00a.m. to 2:00p.m., an antique car show, and music from the Petoskey Steel Drum Trio.
There will be face painting, wacky hair coloring, balloon making, a penny hunt, a photo booth, and a petting zoo from 11a.m. to 2p.m.
A magic show and rides on 17M Sailboats will be provided courtesy of the Walloon Sailors.
An interactive water table display along with information about protecting Walloon Lake will be available as well. Food will be available for purchase from Frog Hallow Farm, Coveyou Scenic Farm Market, and Walloon Village General Store. To get to Melrose Township Park from Petoskey, follow US 131 South then take a right on M-75 south. The park will be just past the Walloon Village General Store and parking is available in the lot to the left. From Boyne City, take M 75 north until you reach Walloon Village; the parking lot will be on the right.

July 30
NSRA Car Show
On Saturday July 30, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., car lovers will be converging on the National Street Rod Association Appreciation Day Car Show hosted by the team at Classic Instruments.
Join them at their state-of-the-art manufacturing facility at 826 Moll Drive (at Highway M-75) in Boyne City.
Bring your classic car, hot rod, custom, rat rod, motorcycle or anything cool.
Everyone is welcome.
Brian Brennan, editor of Street Rodder Magazine, will attend the event and will choose one vehicle at the show as a “Street Rodder Editors Pick” that will appear in his magazine.
Plan on behind-the-scenes tours of the Classic Instruments manufacturing facility, a picnic lunch and a prize raffle that includes thousands of dollars in automotive-related products from top vendors.
Proceeds benefit the Boyne City Color Guard.

July 30
Taste of Summer
The Good Neighbors Food Pantry of Boyne City is having a “Taste of Summer” fundraiser on Saturday July 30
At the Farmer’s Market that day, until 2 p.m., we will have an area cordoned off with Food Trucks, Wine and Beverage Vendors and a Cookie Sale.
For a $5 suggested donation per person they can access the various vendors for some delicious food and drink.
The Cookie Sale will have a terrific variety of homemade cookies made by Food Pantry volunteers available by the dozen and half dozen.

July 31
Celebrate Harry Potter
Boyne District Library will be hosting a celebration in honor of the newest installment in the story of the beloved wizard named Harry Potter. On July 31st from 1-6 pm, come join us in our celebration.
There will be a showing of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part I and II.
Children of all ages can dabble in potions and create a wand of their own to take home. You can also test your knowledge of the story of Harry Potter in a round of trivia. You may also want to stop in for a treat from The Three Broomsticks or Honeyduke’s.
You can preorder your copy from the folks at Local Flavor or they will be on hand at the event with copies of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child for sale.
There is no registration for the program.
For more information, call the library at 582-7861 or visit