Tip Up Town USA

Tip-Up Town USA

TUT 2020

February 27-28, 2021

Location: Houghton Lake

The premier ice fishing festival in north central Michigan has been postponed until Saturday and Sunday, February 27-28. 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)
  • Ice Slide
  • Snowmobiling and SxS Racing on the ice
  • Polar Bear Dip (preregistration required register at Chamber)
  • Pie Eating Contest
  • and more…

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Snow Run

St. Helen Snow Run

2021 Snow Run Cancelled

Location: Snow Packers Clubhouse | 520 N Saint Helen Rd - Saint Helen

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. Ride miles of groomed trails, check points, lunch on the trail, prizes and more.

MESSAGE FROM SAINT HELEN SNOWPACKERS CLUB FACEBOOK PAGE: Hello friends! In case you haven’t heard, we have cancelled our Annual Snow Run this February because of the unknown restrictions that may be in place surrounding the Covid-19 pandemic. It takes months to prepare for this event and it simply isn’t practical to spend many hours and dollars on something we have to cancel.

Those of you that have participated in our Snow Run know that it’s always a fun family event and ride through the area trails stopping at our sponsored pit stops out in the woods. Our chili wagon is always the focal point of the entire ride. That stop alone is the biggest reason we have decided to cancel; we don’t know if we could even be granted a food license to serve food to the public.

Please don’t let this stop you from visiting the area and enjoying the trails and be sure to patronize the local businesses. Many local restaurants are offering take out food and we encourage you to patronize them. Tell them The Snowpackers sent you!

Rest assured, when we are able to have our normal events we will be back bigger and better than ever. We are hoping to have our No Snow Fun Run this summer for the ORV crowd. Thank you for understanding and we look forward to seeing you on the trails! Have fun! Be Safe! Stay Right! -SEN

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Winterfest Broomball

Higgins Lake / Roscommon WinterFest

Winterfest 2021

February 12-13, 2021

Location: Higgins Lake

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. 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.

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Saint Helen Family Fun Day

Saint Helen Summer Kick-Off & Family Fun Day

May 16, 2020

Location: Saint Helen

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.

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Kirtland's Warbler Festival

Kirtland's Warbler Festival

Kirtland's Warbler Carving

June 6, 2020 - 2020 Warbler Festival has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic -

Location: CRAF Center | 506 Lake Street - Roscommon

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.

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Kirtland's Warbler Festival

St. Helen Bluegill Festival

Bluegill Festival 2020

June 11-13, 2020 (71st Annual Bluegill Festival) - 2020 Blugill Festival has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic -

Location: Saint Helen

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.

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Roscommon Art Festival

Roscommon Art Festival

Roscommon Art Festival

July 11, 2020

Location: Downtown Roscommon

Join us for the 51st Annual Roscommon Art Festival! Over 60 exhibitors will be on hand - NEW vendors and friendly favorites - with fine arts and crafts, including water and oil paintings, jewelry, wood crafts, signs, stained glass and more. You'll also enjoy a variety of food trucks, and LIVE music throughout the day! Don’t miss the ‘greatest little show in northern Michigan’!

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Roscommon Riverfest

Roscommon Riverfest

July 12, 2020 - Cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic -

Location: Wallace Park - Roscommon

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.

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St Helen ORV Jam

St. Helen ORV Jam

- 2020 ORV Jam has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic -

Location: 10451 E Airport Road - St Helen

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

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

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Firemen's Memorial Festival

Michigan Firemen's Memorial Festival

Firemen's Memorial

September 17-19, 2020 - 2020 Firemen's Memorial Festival has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic -

Location: Roscommon County Fire Training Grounds

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.

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Christmas in the Village

Christmas in the Village and Light Parade

Dec 5, 2020

Location: Roscommon

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.

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