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Saturday, March 28, 2020Community Event

Retro Weekend

Retro Weekend

 Dust off the neon, ringer tees, gigantic jeans and vintage sweaters. Whatever your decade, it's time to bring it back for Retro Weekend at Crystal Mountain!

Open-to-Close:  Dress up in your best retro attire and receive $10 off your Open-to-Close window lift ticket!

11am: Thor's Challenge
Race straight up Thor! The male and female winners wins a 2020-2021 Season Pass. Finisher medals awarded to all that reach the top! Are you worthy? $20 per person includes March on the Mountain t-shirt. Day-of registration available at the slopeside tent.

Noon - 4pm: DJ Dance Party and BBQ
Held slopeside on the Lodge Deck.

1pm: Rubik's Cube Contest
Held at the slopeside tent.

5 - 8pm: Live Entertainment by Risque
Entertainment will be held slopeside near the base of Main Street, in the big tent near the Crystal Clipper chairlift.


When:
Saturday, March 28, 2020 9:00 AM thru 10:00 PM
Where:

 Crystal Mountain

12500 Crystal Mountain Drive
Thompsonville, MI 49683 

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Saturday, April 11, 2020

Frankfort Easter Egg Hunt - CANCELLED

Frankfort Easter Egg Hunt - CANCELLED
THIS EVENT IS CANCELLED!  Fun Community Easter Egg Hunt with over 3,000 eggs and the Easter Bunny!

When:
Saturday, April 11, 2020 10:00 AM thru 10:02 AM
Where:
Mineral Springs Park
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Saturday, April 18, 2020Community Event

Spring Birding at Arcadia Marsh

Join Benzie Audubon Club members and friends on our annual spring bird-watching kick-off trip.  We will meet leader Doug Cook at the parking lot of the Arcadia Marsh Boardwalk (on M-22 in Arcadia, MI) at 9:00am on Saturday April 18, and check out the waterfowl and migrating birds.  Arcadia Marsh is one of the best birding spots in N.W. lower Michigan.  Visit www.benzieaudubon.org for more information, and to check for schedule changes.  There is no fee; all are welcome!

When:
Saturday, April 18, 2020 9:00 AM thru 12:00 PM
Where:
 Arcadia Marsh Boardwalk
For More Info:
Jay Peregrine
231-399-0103
www.benzieaudubon.org

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Saturday, April 25, 2020Community Event

Woodcocks and Frogs at Upper Herring Lake

Join Benzie Audubon Club members and friends Saturday April 25 as we look and listen for woodcocks and frogs in the Grand Traverse Regional Land Conservancy's Upper Herring Lake Preserve.  We will meet leader Carl Freeman at 8:15 PM in the parking area of the preserve, which is off of M-22, accross from Matzinger Resort Rd, north of Watervale Road.  Visit www.benzieaudubon.org for more information, and to check for schedule changes.  There is no fee; all are welcome!

When:
Saturday, April 25, 2020 8:15 PM thru 10:15 PM
Where:
GTRLC Upper Herring Lake Preserve
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Saturday, May 23, 2020Community Event

Michigan Beer and Brat Festival

Michigan Beer and Brat Festival

Kick off the summer with this Memorial Day weekend tradition at Crystal Mountain. Enjoy live entertainment while sampling an enormous selection of Michigan's finest microbrews, local hard cider and mead, and gourmet brats from northwest Michigan markets. 

 

ADMISSION

VIP Admission begins at 3pm, General Admission from 4-8pm.

VIP WRISTBANDS

VIP Admission includes: Admission at 3pm (one hour before general admission) to the Michigan Beer and Brat Festival, one (1) beer glass (9oz) and 20 tickets. Plus, you'll have exclusive access to two specialty beers on the Reserve Beer Trail! Ages 3 and under are free.

January 14 - April 30: $50 per person
May 1 - May 22:  $60 per person

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GENERAL ADMISSION WRISTBANDS

General Admission includes: Admission at 4pm to the Michigan Beer and Brat Festival, one (1) beer glass (9oz) and 10 tickets. Ages 3 and under are free.

January 14 - April 30:  $25 per person
May 1 - May 22:  $30 per person 
May 23 (Day Of Festival, At The Door): $35 per person

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Wristbands are available for pick up May 10 - 23, at Crystal Mountain's Front Desk, located in the Inn at the Mountain. If you are picking up your wristband on Saturday, May 23, wristbands will be available at the Front Desk until Noon, or you can visit the lower level of the Crystal Center after 2pm.  Any guests ages 21+ must show valid photo I.D. at admission to the festival. Coolers are not permitted on the festival grounds.


TICKETS

Additional tickets will be available to purchase at the festival for $1 each. Tickets can be used toward a wide selection of Michigan craft beers, brats and delicious sides! No refunds.

Full Pour: 3 - 6 tickets*
Half Brat: 2 tickets
Full Brat: 4 tickets

*Some specialty craft beers and meads may be 4-6 tickets due to limited availability.


ENTERTAINMENT

TC KNUCKLEHEADS , 3-5PM

The TC Knuckleheads are a fun-loving group of musicians that play great rhythm and blues, classic and current rock and country. Typical lineup includes several vocalists, lead and acoustic guitar, harmonica, keyboards/sax, drums and bass. They're ready to get the party started!

THE DREW HALE BAND , 5:30-8PM

Throughout Michigan, the name Drew Hale is synonymous with powerful vocals, compelling lyrics and haunting melodies. In 2016, Drew won the national Country Showdown competition held at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, earning him the title Best New Act in Country Music, as well as the $100,000 cash prize. Most recently, The Drew Hale Band won the Detroit Regional round of 93.1 NashFM’s Nash Next contest.

Influenced by Texas roots and artists such as Reckless Kelly and Eric Church, the Drew Hale Band’s music pays homage to the red dirt country and southern rock scenes, as well as paints a picture of their love for the people and culture of Michigan, where the band calls home. You can count on an eclectic show that delivers a dynamic combination of originals and covers that bridge the gap between country, roots rock, and blues.



Crystal Mountain asks that you please be responsible about your alcohol consumption. We encourage our guests to assign a designated driver or use on-property shuttles when leaving the festival. Cars left overnight will not be ticketed or towed. Those who chose not to drink at the festival will still have to pay the same price for admission as those who are drinking. All attendees have access to a lineup of musical talent, food and beverage vendors, merchandise, festival activities and prizes. For this reason, discounted tickets are not available. Any guests ages 21+ must show valid photo I.D. at admission to the festival. Coolers are not permitted on the festival grounds. 


When:
Saturday, May 23, 2020 4:00 PM thru 08:00 PM
Where:

 Crystal Mountain
12500 Crystal Mountain Drive
Thompsonville, MI 49683 

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Monday, June 01, 2020Community Event

Frankfort Elberta Resturant Week

Frankfort Elberta Restaurant Week highlights the dynamic and growing culinary offerings along scenic highway M-22 and historic Betsie Bay.

With over 20 establishments participating, from fresh baked breakfast treats to full service dining and everything in between, Frankfort Elberta Restaurant Week is a great opportunity to beat the summer crowds and discover what's fresh and hot on this year's menus.

The event will feature culinary creations from each participating restaurant, available at fixed price points of $15 and $25.  The pricing structure presents a simple choice for attendees while providing area chefs with the opportunity for menu creativity. We invite you to discover the delicious diversity of Frankfort Elberta Restaurant Week.

When:
from Monday, June 01, 2020 12:00 PM
thru Sunday, June 07, 2020 12:00 PM
Where:
Participating restaurants in Frankfort and Elberta.

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Saturday, June 13, 2020Community Event

Northern Michigan/Frankfort Walk for Lupas

Northern Michigan/Frankfort Walk for Lupas in Memory of Josephine VanHam
9 am  Registration & Silent Auction
10am  5K Walk Begins Along Beautiful Betsie Bay

When:
Saturday, June 13, 2020 9:58 AM thru 10:58 AM
Where:
Mineral Springs Park

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Thursday, June 18, 2020

Frankfort 48 Film Festival


When:
from Thursday, June 18, 2020 12:01 PM
thru Saturday, June 20, 2020 12:01 PM

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Saturday, June 20, 2020Craft Fair

Frankfort Craft Fair 2020

Frankfort Craft Fair 2020
Annual Outdoor Art Fair on Main Street.  Car Show one block away.

When:
Saturday, June 20, 2020 10:00 AM thru 04:00 PM
Where:

517 Main Street

 

Registration:
For More Info:
Joanne Bartley
231-352-7251
fcofc@frankfort-elberta.com

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Saturday, June 20, 2020Community Event

Frankfort Craft Fair

When you come to the Frankfort-Elberta area on June 20 you won't be disappointed. We are starting the summer season off with plenty of activities to enjoy! On Saturday, June 20th, the Frankfort-Elberta Area Chamber of Commerce will be holding its annual Frankfort Craft Fair from 10 am - 4 pm. The Fair will be on Main Street in downtown Frankfort between 4th and 6th Streets. With over 75 booths of quality crafters & artists, you are sure to find that perfect gift or item for your home or garden. You can also check out the downtown retailers, restaurants and farmer's market at the same time! If you are a vendor that would like to participate in this wonderful Craft Fair we are still accepting applications. 

The Antique Vehicle & Muscle Car Show, sponsored by Crystal Lodge #270 of the Free and Accepted Masons, will be held in the same block as the Fair in Mineral Springs Park, also in downtown Frankfort. Registration begins at 8:00 am.

As always, Frankfort and Elberta have much to offer, so after you've enjoyed these events - check out the area! If you are interested in more information on these events and more, go to frankfort-elberta.com or contact the Frankfort-Elberta Area Chamber of Commerce at 231-352-7251 or fcofc@frankfort-elberta.com.


When:
Saturday, June 20, 2020 10:00 AM thru 04:00 PM

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Friday, June 26, 2020Community Event

Nitecrawler Hunt & Take a Kid Fishing and

The 17th Annual Take-A-Kid Fishing will be held the 4th Friday and Saturday in June at Mineral Springs Park in Downtown Frankfort.  The fun begins with a Nite-crawler Hunt on Friday.  The Kids gather at Mineral Springs Park at dusk with their flashlights, rain gear (just in case) and buckets to gather their WORMS!  Gotta have worms to go Fishin'.

Then, Saturday, bright and early, starting at 8 a.m., bring the whole family to enjoy a day of FISHING!   The kids will receive free t-shirts, free pizza (compliments of Frankfort A. Papano's Pizza), drinks & sweet treats compliments of Family Fare and Frankfort-Elberta Chamber of Commerce.  Kids!  Bring your fishing rod.  If you don't have one, we will provide one to you!

There will be no entry fees and no licenses required for kids!  No kid is turned away but should be ask that every kid is accompanied by a parent or adult.  Last year we had more than 100 kids show up for these fun events.

If you're interested in helping in any way or need more information, please call the Chamber at 231-352-7251 or email fcofc@frankfort-elberta.com. If you have any used fishing equipment appropriate for kids you'd like...  More >>

When:
from Friday, June 26, 2020 10:00 PM
thru Saturday, June 27, 2020 2:00 PM

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Saturday, June 27, 2020Community Event

Take-A-Kid Fishing

Take-A-Kid Fishing is a Family Friendly Event

(Must be accompanied by an adult.)

Come early with your Fishing Rod or Get a rod that is ready to use.  Worms are available or bring your nite-crawlers from the event the nite before.

Early fishermen receive a free t-shirt.  

Free Pizza Lunch begins at 11:30. 

 Prize Drawing at Noon. 


When:
Saturday, June 27, 2020 8:00 AM thru 03:00 PM
Where:

Mineral Springs Park Pavillion

Frankfort MI

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Wednesday, July 01, 2020

Medallion Hunt

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.  On the 4th, if the medallion has not been found - the clue will be posted AFTER the parade ends in front of the Chamber office!  The clues can be obtained at the Frankfort-Elberta Area Chamber of Commerce.  The winner will receive a check for $150.

When:
Wednesday, July 01, 2020 9:00 AM

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Thursday, July 02, 2020

Frankfort 4th of July Carnival

Annual old-fashioned carnival with games, rides and food. Proceeds go towards Fireworks expense.  Advanced tickets can be purchased at the Chamebr office 517 Main Street - SAVE $$$.  Purchase advanced tickets only until the carnival opens at 12pm July 2.  Location of carnival:  right on Betsie Bay and 8th street

When:
from Thursday, July 02, 2020 12:00 PM
thru Sunday, July 05, 2020 5:00 PM

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Saturday, July 04, 2020Craft Fair

4th Art in the Park - 2020

4th Art in the Park - 2020
Outdoor Craft fair during 4th of July celebration.. Parade, Carnival, Fireworks

When:
Saturday, July 04, 2020 10:00 AM
Where:

517 Main Street

 

Registration:
For More Info:
Joanne Bartley
231-352-7251
fcofc@frankfort-elberta.com

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Saturday, July 04, 2020Parade

July 4th Parade 2020

Annual 4th of July Parade

PARADE THEME:  TBD

When:
Saturday, July 04, 2020 10:00 AM
Where:
Main Street Frankfort
Registration:

PARADE starts at: 10:00 AM 

 

LINE UP begins at 9:00 AM 

 

LINE UP Location: Graceland Fruit Parking Lot

 

Prizes awarded: 1st, 2nd & 3rd places

  

REGISTER HERE

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Monday, July 06, 2020Community Event

Grandparent and Me Camp

Here's a chance for grandparents to have time with grandchildren, bonding in the beauty of Crystal Lake. During the mornings children will participate in the VBS Camp, afternoons and evenings with will be spent with grandparents.
 

When:
from Monday, July 06, 2020 9:00 AM
thru Thursday, July 09, 2020 9:00 PM
Where:

 Camp Crystal is located at 

2365 South Shore E
Frankfort, MI  49635

Directions from North or South:


Take US Rt 31 to Benzonia. Go West on MI 115 (Frankfort Highway) to Lobb Road (County 687). Turn right (North) onto Lobb Rd and continue to S. Lake Shore Drive East. Turn left and proceed to Crystal Conference Center entrance on your left (next to tennis courts). Distance from Benzonia to Crystal Conference Center is 8 miles.

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Monday, July 06, 2020Community Event

Vacation Bible School Camp

Join us for Vacation Bible School in the beautiful camp setting of Camp Crystal! This four day VBS encounters Biblical stories and characters where kids learn that God's love is a gift that changes us, is always with us and is worth sharing. This is a fun way to learn Biblical teachings and about Jesus Christ, while enjoying swimming, Roman crafts, awesome camp snacks and games. 

Ages 4 years to entering grade 6.

Monday July 6 thru Thursday July 9, 2020 

9am-12noon daily. 


When:
from Monday, July 06, 2020 9:00 AM
thru Thursday, July 09, 2020 12:00 PM
Where:

Crystal Conference Center is located at
2365 South Shore E
Frankfort, MI  49635

Directions from North or South:
Take US Rt 31 to Benzonia. Go West on MI 115 (Frankfort Highway) to Lobb Road (County 687). Turn right (North) onto Lobb Rd and continue to S. Lake Shore Drive East. Turn left and proceed to Crystal Conference Center entrance on your left (next to tennis courts). Distance from Benzonia to Crystal Conference Center is 8 miles.

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Saturday, July 11, 2020Community Event

Frankfort Family Beach Party

Dancing, Games and Prizes--All Ages Welcome!  Sponsored by Get Up and Dance!

When:
Saturday, July 11, 2020 7:00 PM thru 08:00 PM
Where:
Frankfort Public Beach at the Turnaround
For More Info:
Frankfort Elberta Chamber of Commerce
231-352-7251

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Thursday, July 16, 2020

Very Cherry Smordgasbord


When:
Thursday, July 16, 2020 5:00 PM thru 07:00 PM
Where:
537 Crystal Avenue
For More Info:
231-352-7427

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