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.
Bayou in the Barn
This evening fundraiser celebrates the cultural connections Louisiana and Michigan share through music, food, and community leisure. National and local musicians perform blues and zydeco music, while the menu stirs Louisiana & Michigan together: jambalaya, andouille, redskin potatoes/corn/greens, shrimp poboys, cajun fish tacos, BBQ pork sandwiches, corn fritters, cornbread, Grow Benzie salads, beignets, strawberry shortcake, sweet tea and lemonade.
Ticket prices include admission to the event and auctions- food, alcohol, beverages and merchandise will be available for separate purchase. Attendees are encouraged to bring lawn chairs, blankets, and dancing shoes. Yard games including bocce ball, bean bag toss, ladderball, and disc golf will be available. All funds raised will benefit Grow Benzie's community center, youth and educational programs (www.GrowBenzie.org).
6pm: Peter "Madcat" Ruth (Grammy Award Winner) & the Midnight Blues Journey
7:30: Community Toast & Recognition
7:35: Live Auction
8pm: Chubby Carrier (Grammy Award Winner) & the Bayou Swamp Band
10pm: K. Jones & the Benzie Playboys
Everyone is welcome!