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What’s Happening in Northern Michigan: Engineers Day, Old Fashioned Carnival, Anniversary Party

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There are plenty of fun events going on around Northern Michigan this summer. If you’re still looking for something to do this weekend or for the Fourth of July, Courtney Sheffer with the West Michigan Tourist Association has some ideas.

Sault Ste. Marie celebrates Engineers Day every year, and this year on Friday, June 29, you can walk across the mighty Soo Locks walls and explore the buildings and special exhibits open only on this day for free. Engineers Day festivities are held from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. The gates are open to allow visitors across the locks and into historically important structures used solely for the work of one of the world’s busiest lock systems.

Bring the family and join in the fun at Crystal Mountain‘s Annual Old Fashioned Carnival on Tuesday, July 3! Carnival highlights include games, a petting zoo, bounce house, food, live entertainment and more. The carnival is held outdoors on the slope side lawn of the lodge. Admission is free, and carnival tickets are available for games, food, and beverages. Free to everyone, enjoy Crystal Mountain’s spectacular fireworks show over the mountain. Bring your blankets and chairs, relax on the slope side lawn, and watch the fireworks shoot over the mountain beginning at dusk.

Castle Farms in Charlevoix is celebrating its 100th anniversary with a three-day celebration on July 3, 4 & 5. Each day will have a different theme, with the first day focusing on the history of the castle, the second day will focus on fun for kids and families, and the final day will bring back concerts to Castle Farms, with local bands, a beer tent, and fireworks to wrap up the celebration.