January


Tip Up Town USA

Tip-Up Town USA


The premier ice fishing festival in north central Michigan that happens Friday, Saturday and Sunday, on the last two weekends in January. The festival is held at the southern DNR boat launch, off of M-55 near the Pines theater and Pineview Golf Course. Free parking is available at the High School and library with free shuttle service to and from Tip Up Town. Badge is required.

Festivities include:

  • Ice Fishing Contest (you must be registered)
  • Rides and vendors on the Main St
  • Ice Slide
  • Turkey Bowling on the Ice
  • Polar Bear Dip (preregistration required register at Chamber)
  • Pie Eating Contest
  • Family Fun Tent
  • Adult Beverage Tent
  • Various entertainment throughout both weekends
  • and much, much more…

January 18-20 & January 25-27, 2019

Hosted by the Houghton Lake Chamber of Commerce & the Official Sponsors of Tip Up Town USA

For more information go to: houghtonlakechamber.net

February


St Helen Snow Run

St. Helen Snow Run


The Saint Helen Snowpackers Snowmobile Club is one of the oldest and largest snowmobile club located in Roscommon County, Michigan. The Club holds an annual Snow Run each February.

The 17th Annual Snow Run will be Saturday, February 9, 2019

Tickets required.

Ride miles of groomed trails, check points, lunch on the trail, prizes and more. For Information call 989.621.3124 (Scott Nestle) or 517.652.4637 (Rob Preston)

Winterfest

Higgins Lake Roscommon Winterfest


The Higgins Lake/Roscommon Winterfest is a two-day celebration of winter in the Higgins Lake/Roscommon Area, held the same weekend as Michigan DNR’s Free Fishing weekend

Winterfest 2019 will be held February 15-16, 2019

Your badge will get you entry to events including pancake breakfast, cardboard sled race, broomball, Kids Karnival, chili cook-off and more.

Hosted by the Higgins Lake/Roscommon Chamber of Commerce, you can find more information at www.hlrcc.com or Facebook Page

May


St Helen Summer Kickoff

Saint Helen Summer Kick-off & Family Fun Day


Held the weekend before Memorial Day, Saint Helen kicks off Summer with an ORV Parade, BBQ Rib Cook-off, Fun and Games, Contests and more.

Check with the St. Helen Chamber of Commerce for more information: www.sthelenchamber.net

June


Kirtland's Warbler Festival

Kirtland's Warbler Festival


The Kirtland’s Warbler Festival is an educational celebration of the Kirtland's Warbler, its habitat, and the communities located in the jack pine ecosystem - Kirtland's Country. It is held the first full weekend in June in the Village of Roscommon. It includes Kirtland Warbler tours, speakers, vendors and more.

June 1, 2019

More information can be found on their Facebook page.

Bluegill Festival

Bluegill Festival


Roscommon County’s longest running festival, the Festival currently consists of carnival rides, car show, motorcycle show, medallion hunt, fishing contest, vendors, kids parade, grand parade, baseball games, fly in, adult beverage pavilion, live bands, bingo and much more.

For more information, follow their Facebook page.

Bluegill Festival will be June 14 – 16, 2019

July


WOW WeekendRiverfest

WOW Weekend in Roscommon


Enjoy the Roscommon Arts Festival the second Saturday of July on the lawn of the CRAF Center in downtown Roscommon. Fine Arts, Crafts, and live music throughout the day. hlrcc.com/chamber-events/art-festival for more information on the art show.

July 13, 2019


The Sunday after the Arts Festival is Roscommon Riverfest on the banks of the AuSable River at Wallace Park. Dock Dog jumps, Kids activities, Cardboard Boat Races, and live music lead up to the Roscommon Rotary Great AuSable River Duck Drop. Riverfest Facebook Page for more information on Riverfest

July 14, 2019


Join them July 13 – 14, 2019 for a WOW filled weekend!

August


ORV Jam

ORV Jam


10451 E Airport Rd, St Helen, MI 48656

Held in August, this fun filled weekend is all things ORV – ATV – SXS and more

  • Show & Shine
  • Sand Drags
  • Mud Bogs
  • Raffles
  • And Rides

Watch their Facebook page for more information.

September


Firemen's Memorial Festival

Michigan Firemen's Memorial Festival


Held the third weekend of September, the Festival is a gathering to remember the Fire Fighters who gave their lives protecting their communities. It begins Thursday night with Family Night and continues through Saturday night. Saturday morning is the Annual Memorial Service and placing of wreaths at the memorial site. Parades, vendors, games, and events occur in Roscommon as well as at the Fire Training Grounds. Music and bar at the Big Red Barn on Friday and Saturday nights.

September 19 – 21, 2019

December


Christmas in the Village

Christmas in the Village and Light Parade


The first Saturday in December held in downtown Roscommon. Events around the Village include Breakfast with Santa, cookie walk, open houses, craft show, Book Fair and more. At dusk luminaries welcome you down 5th and Lake Streets prior to the Electric Light Parade and Village Christmas Tree lighting. New in 2018, the Santa Train makes a visit to the village.

Dec. 7, 2019

For more information visit: roscommonchristmasinthevillage.com