Ed Evans won our passes to the Up North Fourth. He’s a retired engineer who maintains 2 hobby weather station websites with web cams, irontonwebcams.com and charlevoixweather.com. He says favorite festival is Charlevoix’s Venetian festival (great fireworks!) followed closely by Gaylord’s Alpenfest (it’s his hometown – and hey, he played the “alphorn” in high school). He gave us a brief report from the festival!
My wife and I sure had a fun day! Two of my (3) sons and their wives also went with our 2 grandchildren and a few other friends. Short’s is a favorite destination of ours so having them there was a real treat. Food was good too with reasonable prices!
I spoke with Jodi from the GaGa For Kids shop here in town and learned she worked to help get this event off the ground. I stopped by her shop to say thanks to her too. (My wife has voiced her support for a winery to be included next year.)
Again, my thanks to you and Absolute Michigan for the chance to win the free tickets.
The first annual Charlevoix Up North Fourth takes place next Saturday (July 2) and benefits efforts to help “Charlevoix the Beautiful” stay beautiful. It’s an authentic Northern Michigan backyard picnic experience on a grand scale featuring live music, beers from the good humans at Short’s Brewing (yum), ribs, pulled pork, potato salad, whitefish tacos, vegetarian options – all in a family friendly setting (so friendly that 5 & Under are FREE!). Absolute Michigan has a pair of passes through Festival Summer to get you celebrating in style - scroll down for entry!
Music at Odmark Performance Pavilion will feature Euforquestra & Delilah DeWylde and the Lost Boys. Delilah and the boys are from Grand Rapids and throw down Americana rockabilly tunes with a very cool vintage vibe that makes their live shows an absolute scream. You can watch this video from Euforquestra, but we’re going to have to give the nod to one of the fanciest bits of bass playing we’ve ever seen from Delilah DeWylde! (entry form below the video!)
All summer long Absolute Michigan will be partnering with some of Michigan's most amazing festivals & events to give our readers FREE tickets and a chance to enjoy the food, music and celebration that is part of summertime in the Great Lakes State!
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