County Meetings & Events Calendar

Feb
18
Sat
Winterfest 5K Snowshoe Challenge at Camp Petosega!
Feb 18 @ 8:00 am

Our annual 5K race at Petosega takes place Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017!

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Free Ice Fishing Day for Kids at Camp Petosega!
Feb 18 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Free Ice Fishing Day for Kids at Camp Petosega!

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May
20
Sat
Preparing for Great American Eclipse
May 20 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

This summer, for the first time in nearly 100 years, the shadow of a Total Solar Eclipse will entirely bisect the United States, from “sea to shining sea”. To get ready for this spectacular celestial event, Emmet County’s Headlands International Dark Sky Park is hosting a live interview with Dr. Tyler Nordgren, Professor of Physics and Astronomy, University of Redlands, on May 20, 2017 from 7:30-8:30pm at the Mackinaw City Public High School.

For more details please see the full press release.

Jun
18
Sun
Father’s Day Weekend Free Pancake Breakfast
Jun 18 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Father’s Day Weekend Free Pancake Breakfast @ Camp Petosega | Alanson | Michigan | United States

Each year, Emmet County Parks and Recreation invites the public and campers to a free pancake and sausage breakfast on Father’s Day, at Camp Pet-O-Se-Ga. The 2017 breakfast takes place from 9 to 11 a.m. on Sunday, June 18, at the Alanson campground on Pickerel Lake. There is no charge for the breakfast, and both campers and the general public are invited to enjoy breakfast at the Rec Hall.

Bike-A-Palooza
Jun 18 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Bike-A-Palooza @ Emmet County Fairgrounds

Father’s Day Ride to Benefit Trail Maintenance!

Join us on Sunday for the Father’s Day ride to benefit Little Traverse Wheelway maintenance! RAIN OR SHINE!

  • Register at the pavilion from 1-1:30 pm
  • Recommended Donation: $10 per family or $5 per person
  • Family members will receive a free token for an ice cream cone from Bob-In-Again

Kids are welcome – Healthy Snacks provided – Kids Bike Rodeo – Historic Bike Display – and More!

Sep
22
Fri
PARKS & RECREATION COMMITTEE MEETING
Sep 22 @ 12:00 pm

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

For current agenda (when available) and past minutes , please click here

Oct
9
Mon
PARKS & RECREATION COMMITTEE MEETING
Oct 9 @ 12:30 pm

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

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Nov
18
Sat
11th Annual Holiday Arts & Crafts Show
Nov 18 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

 

Dozens of vendors display their goods and services during this annual event, sponsored by Emmet County Parks and Recreation.

 

Feb
6
Tue
Parks and Rec
Feb 6 @ 12:30 pm

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Mar
6
Tue
Parks and Rec*CANCELED
Mar 6 @ 12:30 pm

This meeting has been canceled

Apr
3
Tue
Parks and Rec
Apr 3 @ 12:30 pm

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May
1
Tue
Parks and Rec
May 1 @ 12:30 pm

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May
26
Sat
Observatory Open
May 26 @ 10:00 pm – 12:00 am

LIMITED PREFERRED PARKING $10

Jun
5
Tue
Parks and Rec
Jun 5 @ 12:30 pm

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Jun
18
Mon
Cresent Moon Monday
Jun 18 @ 9:00 pm – 10:30 pm

Throughout the summer, we will gather with special guests to inform and entertain us as the Crescent Moon sets into the lake.  New guest each month so check our website for details.

Jun
21
Thu
Native American Traditions
Jun 21 @ 4:00 pm – 11:00 pm

LIMITED PREFERRED PARKING AVAILABLE $10

Indigenous cultures around the world celebrate the standing still moments in the cycle of the year.  Today we invite you to join in the ceremony, food, and fun.

Jul
3
Tue
Parks and Rec
Jul 3 @ 12:30 pm

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Jul
13
Fri
Seeing in the Dark
Jul 13 @ 9:00 pm – 10:30 pm

LIMITED PREFERRED PARKING AVAILABLE $10

What is a dark sky park? How can you find your way through the night sky during the summer season using both the naked eye and telescopes?

Jul
16
Mon
Cresent Moon Monday
Jul 16 @ 8:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Throughout the summer, we will gather with special guests to inform and entertain us as the Crescent Moon sets into the lake.  New guest each month so check our website for details.

Jul
29
Sun
Geocaching
Jul 29 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

The 21st Century’s hide and seek.  Featuring new geocaches published only during the event.

Aug
5
Sun
Summer Fun Run *DATE CHANGE
Aug 5 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Join us for a run through the flora and fauna of our nearly 600 acres. Check the website for details.

Aug
7
Tue
Parks and Rec*CANCELLED*
Aug 7 @ 12:30 pm

The next regular meeting will be on Tuesday, September 4, 2018 at 12:30 p.m. at the Recreation Hall, Camp Petosega, 11000 Camp Pet-O-Se-Ga, Alanson, Michigan.  

Aug
9
Thu
No. MI Astronomy Club Star Party
Aug 9 – Aug 11 all-day

LIMITED PREFERRED PARKING AVAILABLE $10

Our local astronomy club will host their annual Star Party.  Join enthusiasts, hobbyists, and professionals in gazing deeply into the sky.  The Headlands Observatory will be open throughout the event for solar viewing by day and deep space viewing by night. 

Aug
11
Sat
Lights Out Challenge
Aug 11 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Lights out for the Perseid Meteor Shower.  Once again we challenge communities around Northern Michigan to a friendly competition to see who can achieve greatest darkness as the Perseid Meteor shower comes to its peak activity.

Aug
13
Mon
Cresent Moon Monday
Aug 13 @ 8:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Throughout the summer, we will gather with special guests to inform and entertain us as the Crescent Moon sets into the lake.  New guest each month so check our website for details.

Sep
4
Tue
Parks and Rec
Sep 4 @ 12:30 pm

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Oct
2
Tue
Parks and Rec
Oct 2 @ 12:30 pm

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Nov
6
Tue
Parks and Rec
Nov 6 @ 12:30 pm

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Jan
8
Tue
Parks and Rec
Jan 8 @ 12:30 pm

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Feb
5
Tue
Parks and Rec
Feb 5 @ 12:30 pm

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