Festivals, Parades, Holiday Events and More in the Benzie Area
There are many reasons to Visit Benzie and Stay In Benzie. Below you will find a list of events in the Benzie Area which are hosted or sponsored by local groups and organizations. Because we are a 'Four Season Playground' you will find activities and events throughout the year.
Mar 2 - 3, 2018Mardi Gras on the Mountain
May 26, 2018Michigan Beer & Brat Festival
4th of July in Frankfort
Frankfort's Annual July 4th celebration will begin on July 1st at 9:00 am with the posting of the first clue for the Annual Medallion Hunt. A new clue will be posted each morning until the Medallion is found. The clues can be obtained at the Frankfort-Elberta Area Chamber of Commerce. The winner will receive a check for $150.
July 4 is opening day of the Schmidt Amusements CARNIVAL! The Carnival will run every day through July 8. Discounted Advance Tickets are on sale now through July 3 at 5pm at the Chamber of Commerce Office in downtown Frankfort. Contact the Chamber for carnival hours. SAVE $$ - buy them from the Chamber before July 3rd at 5pm!
On the Fourth of July, the day's activities will begin with the Decorated Bike judging in the Graceland Fruit parking lot at 9:30 am leading into the Parade at 10:00 am.
Art in the Park will be held in Mineral Springs Park from 10:00 am until 5:00 pm and the Frankfort Lion's Club will be holding their annual Chicken BBQ starting at noon. After the Parade until 1:00pm, the First Congregational Church will hold their annual Koegel Hot Dog Sale.
To participate in the Sand Sculpture Contest on Lake Michigan Beach at noon, you only need to bring your tools, sunscreen, and your imagination down to the right of the pier. Judging will be held at 3pm.
As always, to enhance the FIREWORKS at dusk, 3-D glasses will be available for purchase also at the Chamber office and on the beach for only $1 for a pair. Also as a fundraiser, the Chamber will be selling glow necklaces. Remember there are absolutely NO glass bottles, fireworks, sky lanterns or pets allowed on the beach on July 4th.