As July comes to a close, we’ll turn ahead to the Michigan August Event Calendar to see what’s cooking for this weekend and weekend. The 4th annual Traverse City Film Festival kicks off tomorrow night (Jul 29 – Aug 3) and Absolute Michigan will try and bring you up close to as much of it as we can, including the Michigan Film Panel. Nearby, the Sleeping Bear Dunegrass & Blues Festival in Empire welcomes a nationaly known slate of music acts July 31-Aug 3. Also July 31 – August 3rd is the Woodtick Music Festival way up in Hermansville (between Iron Mountain & Escanaba) and the Labadie Pig Gig, a national rib competition in Detroit. Other events include JazzFest in Lansing (Aug 1-2), Idlewild Jazz Festival (Aug 2), Riverfolk Festival in Manchester (Aug 2), Silver Maple Music Festival (Aug 2) in Grand Rapids and the Suttons Bay Art Festival (Aug 2-3).
Last week we shouted out the Michigan Summer Beer Festival and the Kalamazoo Gazette has a little photo gallery if you want to see what went down!
Just in case you missed it, I wanted to make sure you got a look at Remembering the Detroit Riot of 1967. I think it has some of the best media that we’ve had on Absolute Michigan for quite some time – be sure to watch the video!