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august 5-8 - Elk Rapids Harbor Days
Harbor Days
2015
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Elk Rapids, MI
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WELCOME TO
Harbor Days 2015
W
elcome to the 60th Annual Elk Rapids Harbor Days! As proud locals, we are in our
first year serving as the Executive Director Team and have enjoyed the opportunity to organize
this family-oriented celebration of our wonderful community. Our Schedule of Events this
year features traditional classics along with some exciting new activities. We are delighted to
be able to offer so many free events and would like to thank our generous sponsors for their
amazing support!
Check out some of our new events this year! Rock The Mic and Harbor Days Has Talent
on Thursday evening will be a fantastic showcase for the creative talents of both young and
old. The Great Lakes Timber Show will be a memorable experience for the whole family and with 4 different showtimes, this is one event you won’t want to miss! Also new this year
is a Food Truck Garden located next to the Historic Town Hall that will offer a delicious
selection of items from homemade doughnuts to pita sandwiches to smoked and BBQ meats
on Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
Elk Rapids Harbor Days serves as the backdrop to a variety of important fundraising
opportunities for our local community service groups. We are proud to advertise and
promote these great activities, as the proceeds go toward helping make Elk Rapids a better
place all year long! We encourage you to spend time strolling the blocks and checking out
our unique stores and delicious restaurants. We are sure you w ill be amazed by how much
Elk Rapids has to offer.
With our Beautiful Beaches and Wonderful Water, Energetic Entertainment and
Amazing Athletics, Patriotic Parades and Fabulous Fireworks, we believe Harbor Days
has something for everyone! We love Elk Rapids and thank you for celebrating with us this
year! Happy Harbor Days!
Kelly Coy, Corinne Prabhaker, Sara Looney (pictured below, L to R)
Elk Rapids Harbor Days Executive Director Team
Connect with Us!
Days Association
Elk Rapids Harbor
PO Box 801
9
Elk Rapids MI 4962
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www.elkrapids
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[email protected]
rapidsharbordays
Facebook.com/elk
231.342.1058
Elk Rapids Harbor Days Association
2015 BOARD OF DIRECTORS
PRESIDENT: Sherry Steffen
VICE PRESIDENT: Tom Near
SECRETARY: Jennifer LaPointe
TREASURER: Rich Smith
DIRECTORS: Brenda Miller, Rick Martel,
Sharon Shelton, Joey Fischer, Jan Bassett
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HARBOR DAYS 2015
button
Rachel Draper (left) and Amanda Hendrickson
For over 25 years, the locally designed, unique Harbor
Days button has been sold for $2 as the primary fundraiser for
the festival. It is asked that everyone who is able to purchase a
button does so, as your “admission” to our free events.
Each year, The Elk Rapids Harbor Days Association
MARKET
holds a competition for the design of the button. All ages are
invited to create a button design using all their creativity to
display their love passion for the festival. The 2015 Elk Rapids
Harbor Days button contest design winner is Rachel Draper of
Elk Rapids. Rachel has lived in Elk Rapids for almost 5 years
and said her inspiration for the design came not only from
all the things she loves about Elk Rapids and Harbor Days,
boating, fireworks, the carnival and beach, but also from the
60 year history. “I wanted to do half black and
white and the other half color to show then
and now how it’s been an amazing event for
60 years.” Rachel lives in Elk Rapids with her fiance and
two labradoodles and is a dental hygienist in Kalkaska.
The 2015 button contest runner up is Amanda
Hendrickson, a lifelong Elk Rapids resident.
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8692 Cairn Hwy, Elk Rapids, MI 49629
(231) 264-6025
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Miss Elk Rapids
MEET
The Miss Elk Rapids Scholarship Program has
rich history, dating back to 1929. The program,
originally created to select a representative to send
to the National Cherry Queen competition, has
proudly continued the tradition of selecting
outstanding young ladies to represent,
promote and encourage tourism in the Elk
Rapids area. Miss Elk Rapids now earns
a significant educational scholarship and
the opportunity to invite and welcome
visitors to Elk Rapids through the
promotion of Harbor Days and other
community events during her reign.
This year’s representative, Mary
Kate Klein, was selected in February to
begin her one year reign. She is a 2015
graduate of Elk Rapids High School where
she excelled academically and in a board
spectrum of extracurricular activities. While in
high school, she was an active member of the student
council and served as president of her senior class. In
addition, she lettered in women’s varsity soccer for four
years and served as team captain her senior year. She
participated in the school’s spring musical productions
for several years and was also a member of the choral
ensemble and chamber choir. She was a member of
the school’s Peer-to-Peer program, a groups that meets
monthly to guide socially challenged peers and help them
overcome social barriers. She was an active member of
the National Honor Society and Interact Club - a service
club led by students and sponsored by Rotary. This fall
she will attend Grand Valley State University with plans
to pursue a double major in marketing and management
and ultimately pursue a career in nonprofit business.
2015
On behalf of Mary Kate and her court,
welcome to Elk Rapids! We hope to see you
at many of the Harbor Days events.
Mary Kate’s court includes:
Kaylee Coy - MISS TEEN
Frannie Klein - MISS PRE-TEEN
Lindsay Hayes - YOUNG MISS
Sophie McDonald - LITTLE MISS
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Grand Marshal 2015
ROB FORD
The Board of Directors for Harbor Days is pleased to
announce the selection of Rob Ford as Parade Grand Marshal in
this, our 60th year of celebration. “I would be thrilled to serve,”
said Ford, when told of his selection.
Ford, who has lived in Elk Rapids since 1987, has been
announcing the Parade since 2001. After serving a couple of
years on the Elk Rapids School Board, Ford opened Riverside
Title Company in 1992.
While Ford plans to pursue other interests at the end of
this year---which include writing a couple of books---he also
intends to stay somewhat involved in the business. As Ford
puts it, “I guess I will always be an underwriter emeritus.”
Speaking of Harbor Days Ford adds, “I have always been a
big fan. I think it puts our best foot forward.”
The Harbor Days Board is delighted with the selection of
Rob Ford as this year’s Grand Marshal and we thank Rob for all
the good things he does for the Elk Rapids community.
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senior luncheon & bingo
AMVETS Post 114-corner of Bridge St. & First St.
Wednesday - Lunch from 11:30-12:30
followed by bingo
WEDNESDAY
Sponsored by the AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary
The AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary welcomes all seniors and
their helpers to a baked chicken luncheon buffet! Lunch
will be served from 11:30 to 12:30 with Bingo and prizes
following. This delicious luncheon is offered by the Ladies
Auxiliary at no charge. All you have to do is bring your
appetite and enjoy the afternoon!
inland seas
Set sail on the Schooner Inland Seas for an exciting
and educational experience on the Great Lakes! This
traditionally-rigged tall ship schooner is returning to the
beautiful Elk Rapids Harbor and is offering three different
types of sailing excursions with the following themes:
Great Lakes Discovery, Microplastics, and the Elk Rapids
History Sails. Tickets are $35 for Adults and $25 for
Kids. The ship will also offer free walk-on tours at select
times. Please check the schedule of events in this program
guide for a complete listing. Reservations are strongly
recommended. Please visit www.schoolship.org for more
information and to purchase tickets.
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Sponsored by the W Group
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Multiple sails a day,
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arnold amusements
Downtown Midway
Wednesday Thursday Friday
Saturday
Hosted by the Lions Club
4-10 pm
4-10 pm
3-11 pm
noon-11 pm
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WEDNESDAY
er kicks 3v3 soccer
Elk Rapids High School
Wednesday-Thursday
5 pm - 9:30 pm
Sponsored by Cherryland Youth Association and
Bay Area Contracting & BAC Design
The Elk Rapids Boy’s Soccer Program, in conjunction with
Elk Rapids Harbor Days will be running the 5th annual ER Kicks
3v3 Soccer Tournament! The Elk Soccer program is proud to
offer this event as a great way to publicize, grow, and build the
love of soccer. This event will be held at the Elk Rapids High
School with all proceeds going to Elk Rapids Boys Soccer.
If you love soccer or simply a good time, grab your
friends and come kick the ball around!
Age groups are as follows:
U8, U10, U14, U16, U19 & Open. Please visit elksoccer.
com for registration form and details. Registration MUST
be received by 5:00 pm on August 3rd.
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evening on river street
Harbor Days
Opening Ceremonies
&
Wednesday WEDNESDAY
6-9 pm
ceremonies at 7pm
Harbor Days kicks off on Wednesday night with
the popular Evening on River Street presented by
The Elk Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce. With
the street closed, the downtown is transformed into
a vibrant street fair offering a cornucopia of sights
and sounds to satisfy your appetite for food,
music and entertainment. Miss Elk Rapids
Mary Kate Klein and her Court will join
the Executive Director Team of Kelly Coy,
Sara Looney and Corinne Prabhaker,
along with the Harbor Days Association
Board of Directors for the official
Opening Ceremony of the 60th Annual
Elk Rapids Harbor Days!
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Home of
dominic
fortuna
Wednesday 6-9 pm
Sponsored by Elk Rapids
Area Chamber of
Commerce and Elk Rapids
Harbor Days Association
Dominic Fortuna has been entertaining audiences
in Northern Michigan since he was only 13 years old.
Recently, he has appeared on national tv, on Broadway,
and on several National Tours. He is sure to put a smile on
your face and a groove in your step with his charismatic
performance of your favorite hits from all the decades!
Pizzas & Pesto
231-264-8901
147 River Street, Elk Rapids
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Thank you for allowing Chemical Bank to serve you for over 95 years!
To learn more about a bank that believes in the great state of Michigan,
stop by one of our convenient locations or visit www.ChemicalBankMI.com.
ChemicalBankMI.com
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THURSDAY
zumba fitness party
in the park
Veterans Memorial Park
Thursday 9:30-10:30 am
Sponsored by Bodywise Fitness & Wellness Center
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It’s time to party yourself into shape and help fund
the fireworks. The local fitness and wellness center,
Bodywise, will be sponsoring this event for the fifth
year. Thursday morning, join your friends at the west
end of Memorial Park for an exhilarating dance-fitness
party. Experience a total-body workout that feels like a
celebration. The suggested donation for this event is $2
and 100% of the donations will go towards the fireworks
fund. The party is back and we’re ready for more!
We recommend that you wear supportive shoes,
bring a water bottle and
get ready for fun! There’s
nothing like the beautiful
view of Lake Michigan to
get you inspired to move
to the music and find
yourself getting in shape!
Zumba Fitness blends
upbeat world rhythms
with
easy-to-follow
choreography.
Come
join the party!
BATHROOM
LOCATIONS:
Veteran’s Memorial Park
Cedar Street,
(near Harbor Drive)
Porta-potty Locations:
Carnival Area
Harbor Area
Parade Route (Saturday)
FIREWORKS
Fireworks are scheduled
at 10:20 p.m. Saturday
August 8th. If not
started by 11:00 p.m.
due to wind or weather
creating a safety hazard,
they will be cancelled.
There are no options to
reschedule. Mother
Nature Rules!
IN CASE OF RAIN
Whenever possible, we will try to
relocate events to a few indoor
locations. Please check our
website and facebook page
for up to the minute schedule
updates and location
information in case of
inclement weather.
GET INVOLVED!
Become a Harbor Days
volunteer and share your
time and talents with the
beautiful town of Elk Rapids!
The festival is organized
by the nonprofit Harbor
Days Association and has a
volunteer board of directors.
Numerous volunteers are
needed to help the festival
run smoothly and can include
anything from logistics
support team to parade
banner holders.Volunteer
check in is located at the
Headquarters Booth (corner
of River and Cedar Streets).
information
HARBOR DAYS
AT A GLANCE
HARBOR DAYS HEADQUARTERS
AND INFORMATION BOOTHS:
Pick up a schedule of events, buy your 2015 Button
and speak with one of our many volunteers at one of
three information booths strategically set up along the
River Street corridor. The headquarters booth will be
centrally located at the intersection of River and
Cedar streets and will have official Harbor Days swag
available! BOOTHS OPEN WEDNESDAY FROM
5-8 AND ARE OPEN FROM 9-8 THURSDAY
THROUGH SATURDAY.
ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS? Ask a Volunteer! All
volunteers will be wearing a light blue Harbor Days t-shirt
EMERGENCY SERVICES - CALL 911
LOST AND FOUND - Located at Harbor Days
Logistics Center (Bridge Street)
HANDICAPPED PARKING - is as marked. If
you need help, ask a volunteer for assistance.
VENDORS - all vendors will have: “Official Harbor
Days Vendor License” signs visible at all times.
Others will be promptly removed from the premises.
PUBLIC SAFETY MOBILE
COMMAND CENTER
AT CEDAR/RIVER STREETS
The Elk Rapids Police Department,
Antrim County Sheriff’s Office and Elk
Rapids EMS provider, MMR will be set up
during the festival along Cedar Street before
the entrance to the Arnold Amusements
carnival. Please stop in for any concerns or
questions you may have and to tour and view
the MMR Disaster Trailer and golf cart ambulance.
Non-emergencies call 231-264-6592
EMERGENCIES CALL 911
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MAP LEGEND
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Veterans Memorial Park
2
Veterans Memorial Park
3
Arnold Amusement Carnival
4
River Street
5
Harbor Pavillion
6
Chamber of Commerce
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St. Paul’s Church
8AMVETS
9
Rotary Tent
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US31 & Ames Street
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15
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Food Truck Garden Area
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Public Safety Mobil Command
13 Short’s
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School and Fireworks Shuttle Parking
15
Gazebo & Information Booth
16
Golf Course
17
Shuttle Drop off Location
18Library
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parking
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THURSDAY
Elk Rapids EZ Mart
100 First St., Elk Rapids
Elk Rapids
EZ Mart
(231) 264-6200
100 First St., Elk Rapids
(231) 264-6200
great lakes timber show
Veterans Memorial Park
Four Shows on Thursday
10 am, 12:30 pm, 3 pm, 6 pm
Sponsored by Gill-Roys Got It! and K & K Heating and Cooling
The Great Lakes Timber Show is an award winning,
family friendly show about lumberjacks. It features chainsaw
carving, axe throwing, antique logging tools, crosscut sawing,
modified chain sawing, log rolling, audience participation, and
loads of clean family humor. Appearances include state fairs,
county fairs, festivals, theme parks, sport shows, and corporate events across the United States. Members of the show
have appeared on ABC’s Wide World of Sports,ESPN, CBS
This Morning, NBC Today, Good Morning America, WGN,
The Travel Channel, and Fox & Friends. The show has also
been covered by the Associated Press and The USA Today.
Members have also participated in the 1983 Canadian documentary film “The Last Log Drive” filmed in Nova Scotia,
Canada. Don’t miss out on this must see event!
junior knight &
princess quest
Elk Rapids District Library
Thursday 10:30 am-noon
Sponsored by Elk Rapids District
Library and Ice Cream Peddlers
Hear,Ye! Hear,Ye! Step back into medieval times with the Elk Rapids District Library
during Harbor Days. All junior knights and princesses are invited to dress up and
head to the royal library grounds on Thursday, August 6th from 10:30 am till noon,
for a morning filled with tournament style games, crafts, prizes, and a feasting table
featuring root beer floats, courtesy of Ice Cream Peddlers and Northwoods Soda.
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THURSDAY
food truck garden
Spruce/River Sts., across from tennis courts
Thursday Friday
Saturday noon-9 pm
7 am-9 pm
7am-9 pm
The Elk Rapids Harbor Days Association has decided to
jump on the food truck bandwagon! This ever growing
popular food phenomenon will be available everyday
during the festival to serve you delicious homemade
varieties. provided by the following three trucks:
MMMM TRUCK
Food that makes you say “Mmmm” Make sure
you check out the Mmmm Truck at this year’s
Harbor Days celebration! Local couple Joanna
and Jeff Miller will be serving up both sweet and
savory treats to customers during the festival.
They have created a menu with a focus on
fresh, made-from-scratch items and use local
ingredients whenever possible. The Millers have
been testing and perfecting recipes for years.
The menu is always evolving, but will include
mouth-watering breakfast sandwiches as well as
fresh donuts and cookies.
DAN’S BUTTS AND BEANS
A vending trailer that serves a good wholesome
meal! Offering smoked and BBQ meats including
pulled pork, smoked turkey legs, country ribs, and
pulled pork nachos. These items are served either
on their own, or as a platter with two sides (baked
beans, corn on the cob, coleslaw, or potato chips).
Also offered are some quick meals such as hotdogs,
coney dogs, sloppy joes, and regular cheese nachos.
Drink options include hot coffee, ice tea, pop,
Powerade and Monster.
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PITA CRUISER
With fantastic food and superior service Pita Cruiser is
sure to have you coming back for more! “We know we
make the tastiest Mediterranean style pita sandwiches
in Northern Michigan, and we want to bring a healthier
option to the consumers,” said Jami Miller, co-owner
and chef of Pita Cruiser. Pita Cruiser’s vibrantly white
food truck offerings are Gyro, Chicken Shawarma, a
Vegetarian option as well as Pita desserts and more.
These dishes are among a few of the Mediterranean
Cuisine you will find at Pita Cruiser.
hole-in-one golf event
THURSDAY
Elk Rapids Golf Club
QUALIFYING ROUNDS
Thursday & Friday 1-3 pm
Saturday 1-2 pm
FINAL SHOOTOUT
Saturday 3 pm
Sponsored by The Elk Rapids Golf Club
The Elk Rapids Golf Club is once again sponsoring
their Hole-In-One Golf Event with a $100,000 Grand
Prize! Two gentlemen and two ladies who get closest
to the pin or hole in each qualifying round advance to
the final shootout. A hole-in-one in the finals wins the
$100,000 Grand Prize!
Unlimited entries in qualifying rounds. 3 balls for
$5 - enter as many times as you wish!
231-264-8891
724 Ames Street, Elk Rapids
http://www.golfelkrapids.com/
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THURSDAY
rock the mic
Harbor Days Entertainment Stage
Veterans Memorial Park
Thursday 4-6 pm
(registration begins at 3 pm)
Calling all Rock Stars - Join brotha James at the the
Entertainment stage and showcase your musical stylings! An
enjoyable event for musicians of any age to share their craft
in front of a supportive and energetic crowd. Individuals
or small group acts are asked to sign up to sing/play a song.
A microphone and speaker will be ready to welcome you
on stage and a drum set courtesy of The Beat Lab will be
available for use. This free event offers pre-registration online
or on-site sign-up and is open to all ages. Musicians are
asked to keep their showcase acts to 5 minutes and ensure
all performances are appropriate for all ages. Please visit
elkrapidsharbordays.org for a registration form.
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A youth talent show is sure to bring the Memorial Park
Entertainment Stage to life! Gather your friends and perform
your favorite dance, song, lip sync, magic tricks or jokes, routine
and entertain the festival goers. Hosted by Elk Rapids’ own
Jeremy Reisig, and kicked off by Peppy the Juggler, this kids
event is sure to highlight some fabulous young entertainers.
Please register for Harbor Days Has Talent by July 23rd.
An mp3 version of music should be submitted with your
registration if required for your act. Music/acts must be
appropriate for all ages and will be turned down if it is
decided by our staff to be inappropriate. In an effort to keep
the action going, a 5 minute time limit is required and all
equipment and props should be able to be easily transported
by the participants. Visit elkrapidsharbordays.com
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PEPPY THE JUGGLER
Creative and impressive juggling
skills, and mystifying work with
crystal balls are just a few of the things
to expect when you see Peppy the
Juggler perform! On Thursday, don’t
miss Peppy on the Entertainment
Stage in Memorial Park at 6:30 kicking
off Harbor Days Has Talent! You will
also find him performing at Elk Rapids
Harbor Days on Friday throughout
the festival and Saturday prior to the
Grand Parade along the parade
route. His balancing while juggling,
high energy, and keeping 7 balls in the
air at once is sure to amaze!
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harbor voices
Elk Rapids High School Peterman Auditorium
308 Meguzee Point Rd.
Thursday 7:00 pm
Friday 7:00 pm
THURSDAY
Sponsored by the Elk Rapids
Area Historical Society
For the 19th year, Harbor Voices is back to
perform a wide range of music for all ages and musical
tastes. Selections include a variety of pop musical
tunes. A freewill offering will be taken to benefit local
charities. Accompanist Paul Rajala and Music Director
Cheryl Knight will be joined by 60 voices and local
musicians from our tri-county area. We look forward
to seeing you there!
geezer!
AMVETS Beverage Tent
on Bridge Street
Thursday 7 pm -12:30 am
Presented by AMVETS Post 114
Formed in 2007, partly as a challenge to show our
kids it could be done, Geezer played its first public
performance at a backyard spring graduation party. They
appear at private parties, music festivals, and monthly at
Little Bohemia in Traverse City, MI.
The group consists of Tim Wheatley, Tom
Wyant, Kim Dorgan, Jeff Haag and Dave Swan.
With a repertoire of over 150 songs - about
70% classic rock (stuff we all grew up with and
like) and 30% contemporary rock (stuff we still
listen to and like), the shows are customized to
our listening audience and designed to get you on
your feet and dancing.
Geezer is available for private events and
public venues where the patrons want to dance
and have a great time. Contact Dave Swan @231620-2448 for booking information.
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FRIDAY
Elk Rapids
garden club
bake sALE
Friday
River Street Gazebo
7 am-until sold out
Members of the Elk Rapids Garden Club can be seen
throughout the Village working to maintain ten gardens.
Their annual Harbor Days Bake Sale helps raise funds to
keep the gardens beautiful. Thank you for your support.
Contact the garden club at elkrapidsgardenclub.com
farmer’s market
Front
Rotary Park on US 31, Chamber of Commerce
Back
Friday
8 am-noon
Back
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Outstanding Agents
Outstanding Results
Donald Fedrigon, Jr.
Owner/Broker
ABR, SRS, GRI, CRS,
CCIM, CDPS, CLHMS,
CIPS, GREEN
231-218-8400
Jim Eberle
Realtor Associate
ABR, SRS
Christian Nelson
Associate Broker
231-313-8804
of Elk Rapids
614 US 31 South
Elk Rapids
(231) 264-5400
Each office independently owned and operated
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ABR, GREEN
231-534-4512
FRIDAY
ballin’ at the bay
3 on 3 basketball
tournament
Tennis courts,Veterans Memorial Park
Friday
8 am
Presented by A-Ga-Ming Golf Resort, Alden Lumber, Alden
State Bank, Blackmore Property Maintenance, Elk Rapids
Esthetic Dentistry, Elk Rapids Electric, Elk Rapids High
School, Dentistry for Northern MI, Flannery Machine & Tool,
K&K Heating and Cooling, Orchard Lake Machining and
Swanny’s Market
“Ballin’ at the Bay” 3 on 3 tournament returns to
River Street this August for Harbor Days. All players will
receive a tourney t-shirt and awards will be presented to
the 1st and 2nd place teams in each age bracket. We look
forward to your team competing for the championship!
Profits from this tournament benefit the Elk Rapids
Boys and Girls Basketball Programs. The funds will help
purchase needed equipment, uniforms and more, that
wouldn’t be possible without your support.
Teams should send their registration forms on or before
Monday August 3rd. Registration forms are available at the Elk
Rapids Chamber of Commerce, www.elkrapidsharbordays.
org or by emailing [email protected]
For your convenience a fully stocked concession stand
will be available all day.
Mail Registration forms to: Carla Waite, Attn: Ballin’ at the
Bay, 8618 Sun Bay Court, Williamsburg, MI 49690
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Schedule of events
WEDNESDAY,
AUGUST 5
SENIOR LUNCHEON presented by the AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary. Serving lunch from
11:30 am - 2 pm
3 - 6 pm
4 - 10 pm
5-9:30 pm
6 pm
6-9 pm
7 pm
7 - 9 pm
11:30 to 12:30 with Bingo and prizes following #8
INLAND SEAS GREAT LAKES DISCOVERY SAIL sponsored by The W Group.
Call 231-273-3077 or go online at www.schoolship.org for tickets and more information
ARNOLD AMUSEMENTS downtown midway, sponsored by Elk Rapids Lions Club
ER KICKS 3X3 Soccer Tournament at the Elk Rapids High School soccer fields. Presented by the
Elk Rapids High School Boys Soccer Program. Pre-registration required. Visit www.elksoccer.com
for registration details #14
INFORMATION BOOTH & BUTTON SALES at the Harbor Days tents on River Street
EVENING ON RIVER STREET with musical entertainment Dominic Fortuna. Presented by the
Elk Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce and the Elk Rapids Harbor Days Association
OPENING CEREMONIES for the 2015 60th Annual Elk Rapids Harbor Days Festival at the band
stand on River Street featuring 2015 Miss Elk Rapids Mary Kate Klein and her court
FREE WALK ON TOUR OF THE INLAND SEAS SCHOONER Edward C. Grace Memorial Harbor
THURSDAY,
AUGUST 6
9- 12 Noon
INLAND SEAS GREAT LAKES DISCOVERY SAIL sponsored by The W Group
Call 231-273-3077 or go online to www.schoolship.org for tickets and more information
9:30-10:30 am ZUMBA FITNESS IN THE PARK presented by Bodywise Fitness and Wellness Center #1
10 am
GREAT LAKES TIMBER SHOW sponsored by Gill-Roys Got It! and K & K Heating and Cooling #2
10:30-12 Noon JUNIOR KNIGHT & PRINCESS QUEST at the Library sponsored by the Elk Rapids District
Library and Ice Cream Peddlers #19
12 Noon
FOOD TRUCK GARDEN at the corner of Spruce and River Sts., across from Veterans Memorial Park #20
12:30 pm
GREAT LAKES TIMBER SHOW sponsored by Gill-Roys Got It! and K & K Heating and Cooling #2
1 - 3 pm
$100,000 HOLE-IN-ONE GOLF EVENT Qualifying Rounds presented by Elk Rapids Golf Club #16
2 - 4:00 pm
INLAND SEAS MICROPLASTICS SAIL sponsored by The W Group. Call 231-273-3077 or
go online to www.schoolship.org for tickets and more information
3:00 pm
GREAT LAKES TIMBER SHOW sponsored by Gill-Roys Got It! and K & K Heating and Cooling #2
4-10:00 pm
ARNOLD AMUSEMENT CARNIVAL sponsored by the Elk Rapids Lions Club
4-6 pm
ROCK THE MIC! (Open Mic) with Brotha James on the Entertainment Stage in Veterans Memorial
Park sponsored by The Beat Lab and Brotha James #1
5 - 8:00 pm
INLAND SEAS GREAT LAKES DISCOVERY SAIL sponsored by The W Group
Call 231-273-3077 or go online to www.schoolship.org for tickets and more information
5-9:30 pm
ER KICKS 3X3 SOCCER TOURNAMENT at Elk Rapids High School soccer fields. Presented by
Elk Rapids High School Boys Soccer Program. www.elksoccer.com for registration details #14
6:00 pm
FINAL GREAT LAKES TIMBER SHOW sponsored by Gill-Roys Got It! and K & K Heating and Cooling #2
7:00 pm
HARBOR VOICES at the Elk Rapids High School Peterman Auditorium, sponsored by The Elk
Rapids Historical Society #14
6:30-9:00 pm
HARBOR DAYS HAS TALENT (Youth Talent Show) on the Entertainment Stage in Veterans Memorial
Park sponsored by Altonen Orchards, Doug and Holly Spencer and Dr. Lints Orthodontics #1
7 pm - 12:30 am BEVERAGE TENT sponsored by AMVETS Post 114, featuring musical entertainment Geezer #8
KIDS
DAY
7 am
H
FRIDAY, AUGUST 7
FOOD TRUCK GARDEN Open at corner of Spruce and River Sts., across from tennis courts #20
8 am - noon
FARMERS MARKET at the Elk Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce/Rotary Park on US 31 #6
8 am - noon
ELK RAPIDS GARDEN CLUB BAKE SALE at the Gazebo on the corner of River and Bridge Streets #15
8 am - 3 pm
BALLIN’ BY THE BAY 3X3 Basketball Tournament on the tennis courts in Veterans Memorial Park.
Presented by Elk Rapids High School. Pre-registration required, concessions available #1
9 - 11:00 am
INLAND SEAS MICROPLASTICS SAIL sponsored by The W Group. Call 231-273-3077 or go online
to www.schoolship.org for tickets and more information
11 am - noon
DIAPER DERBY & TODDLER TROT under the tent, Veterans Memorial Park. Sponsored by Alden State Bank #1
noon - 2 pm
KID’S DAY GAMES for children through age 12. Sponsored by Meijer. Bike give away at 1:45 pm #1
noon - 4 pm
SANDCASTLE BUILDING on Veterans Memorial Park Beach. Sponsored by Siren Hall & Haystacks #1
$100,000 HOLE-IN-ONE GOLF EVENT QUALIFYING ROUNDS presented by Elk Rapids Golf Club #16
1 - 3 pm
1 - 3:00 pm
INLAND SEAS ELK RAPIDS HISTORY SAIL sponsored by The W Group. Call 231-273-3077
or go online to www.schoolship.org for tickets and more information
2:00 pm
PENNY SCRAMBLE on Veterans Memorial Park Beach. Sponsored by AMVETS Post 114 #1
2:30 pm
SWAN RACE presented by The Place Promotional Products & Apparel, Race starts at the river on Cedar St.
and swan numbers can be purchased at Wednesday Evening on River Street events or at 124 River St.
3 - 11 pm
ARNOLD AMUSEMENTS sponsoreded by the Elk Rapids Lions Club
5 - 8:00 pm
INLAND SEAS GREAT LAKES DISCOVERY SAIL (see 9:00 am listing for details)
5:30 - 7:30 pm HARBORUN PACKET PICK UP and registration in the tent in Veterans Memorial Park #1
7:00 pm
FIREMAN’S WATERBALL CONTEST in Veteran’s Memorial Park. Hosted by Elk Rapids Township Fire
Department, sponsored by Farmer White’s, Fischer Insurance and Elk River Marina #2
7:00 pm
HARBOR VOICES at the Elk Rapids High School Peterman Auditorium, sponsored by The Elk Rapids
Historical Society #14
7pm -12:30 am BEVERAGE TENT sponsored by AMVETS Post 114. Featuring music entertainment The Bronk Brothers #8
9:30 pm
MOVIE IN THE PARK - “Toy Story” sponsored by Northwoods Soda #1
SATURDAY, AUGUST 8
7 am
7 - 8 am
8 am
8:30 am
7:30 - 11 am
12 - 2:00 pm
Noon
Noon - 11 pm
12:30 - 6 pm
1 - 2 pm
1:30 pm
2:00 pm
3:00 pm
3 - 6:00 pm
4:00 pm
4 - 5:30 pm
4:30 pm
5:00 pm
5:00 - 11 pm
6 - 8 pm
7 - 9 pm
8:30 - 10 pm
DUSK
10:20 p.m.
FOOD TRUCK GARDEN open the corner of Spruce and River Sts., across from Veterans Memorial Park #20
HARBORUN REGISTRATION Veterans Memorial park #1
HARBORUN FUN RUN
HARBORUN 5K RUN/WALK & 10K RUN
BREAKFAST AT THE MASONIC LODGE second floor of 126 River Street (corner of Dexter)
INLAND SEAS MICROPLASTICS SAIL sponsored by The W Group
GRANDE PARADE sponsored by Cellar 152
ARNOLD AMUSEMENTS CARNIVAL sponsored by the Elk Rapids Lions Club
CHICKEN BBQ presented by the Rotary Club of Elk Rapids. At the corner of Dexter and Noble Streets #9
$100,000 HOLE-IN-ONE GOLF EVENT QUALIFYING ROUNDS presented by Elk Rapids Golf Club #16
ROYALTY LUNCHEON at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church sponsored by Elk Rapids Lions Club #7
PADDLE HARBOR DAYS REGISTRATION #10
FINAL ROUND FOR HOLE-IN-ONE QUALIFIERS #16
INLAND SEAS GREAT LAKES DISCOVERY SAIL sponsored by The W Group
PADDLE HARBOR DAYS paddleboard races on Elk River by the US 31 bridge. Sponsored by The Place, Inc.,
Cone Corral, White Birch Lodge and Harbor Wear of Elk Rapids #10
HAPPY HOUR CRUISE ON THE KEWEENAW STAR in the Edward C. Grace Memorial Harbor.
Sponsored by Pro Web Marketing and As You Dish. Call 231-342-1058, email [email protected] or
visit us at Evenings on River St. for tickets and information
PET SHOW REGISTRATION under the white tent in Veterans Memorial Park #1
PET SHOW sponsored by Silver Muzzle Cottage #1
SHORTS FEST at Shorts Brewing located at US 31 and Industrial Park Drive #13
MUSIC IN THE PARK - Jeremy “Brotha James” Reisig with special guest Sean Reisig on the Entertainment
Stage in Veterans Memorial Park. Sponsored by Elk Lake Tool #1
FREE WALK ON TOUR OF THE INLAND SEAS SCHOONER Edward C. Grace Memorial Harbor
MUSIC IN THE PARK - Big Boss Blues Band on the Entertainment Stage in Veterans Memorial Park
Sponsored by Bayside Real Estate and Schumacher Dental Lab #1
BOAT LIGHTING CONTEST AND DISPLAY Edward C. Grace Memorial Harbor. Presented by ER Yacht Club
ZAMBELLI INTERNATIONAL FIREWORKS presented by ER Harbor Days Association
HARBOR DAYS 2015
FRIDAY
diaper derby &
toddler trot
Under the tent,Veterans Memorial Park
Friday 11:00 am - noon
Sponsored by Alden State Bank
Start off Kid’s Day by bringing your little ones out to play! Babies who can
crawl, but not yet walk are invited to participate in the Diaper Derby. The little
munchkins race from one end of a mat to the other, usually crawling to make
their way toward a loved one. Following the little crawlers, the toddlers take
their turn racing to the end of the mat. Cheer them on as they waddle their
way to victory!
If your toddler can walk and is 30 months or under he/she is eligible for
the Toddler Trot. Prizes are awarded for both crawlers and walkers for 1st, 2nd
& 3rd places and include diapers, wipes and small snacks.
sand sculpture building contest
Veterans Memorial Park Beach
Friday
noon - 4 pm
Sponsored by Haystacks and Siren Hall
Bring your shovel, pail and creativity - the possibilities are endless! Grab your
friends and family to impress beach goers, festival participants and especially the
judges! Don’t forget about detail...use rocks, shells, and minor decorations to add a
bit of pizzaz to your sand creation!
Contestants can start at noon,prizes awarded to the top three. Registration forms
available at the Elk Rapids Chamber of Commerce, online at elkrapidsharbordays.org,
or register at the event on Friday starting at noon.
Have a Fun and Safe
Harbor Days!
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garbage collection and recycling center.
During the past 40 years, our business has
grown and changed. One constant has been
our commitment to helping educate you and
your neighbors about ways to increase your
recycling while we continue to explore new
ways of reusing materials and decreasing
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kids day games
Veterans Memorial Park
Friday 12 noon - 2 pm
Bike giveaway at 1:45 pm
Sponsored by Meijer
FRIDAY
Games, activities and prizes for kids through the age of 12! Classic outdoor games
are the theme of this popular event. Purchase your Elk Rapids Harbor Days button
and enter the Kid’s Day Arena of Fun! Elk Rapids teachers will be stationed in the
park for tug-of-war, water balloon toss, sack races, face painting and so much more!
These activities will be capped off by the much-anticipated bike giveaway (courtesy
of Meijer). Please be sure to get your raffle tickets upon arriving at the festivities.
penny scramble
Veterans Memorial Park
Friday 2 pm
Sponsored by AMVETS
This Kid’s Day event welcomes all kids 12 and under to join in
the race to find pennies in the sand. The Penny Scramble has
been a fun event at Harbor Days for over 40 years with a larger
turn out every year. The Amvets collects pennies and other
change throughout the entire year to use for this event. Bring
your big empty pockets and a shovel and get digging!
Northern Michigan’s
Premier
Landscaping
Specialist
1st annual
swan
race
At the river on
Cedar Street
Friday
2:30 pm
Sponsored by The Place Promotional Products & Apparel
Rubber Swans are coming to Elk Rapids and racing to see
who will make it down the river and through the chute
the fastest! The race will begin at the river on Cedar
Street and end at the mouth of the bay. Buy a number
for $5 that corresponds to the number on swan, Swan
numbers can be purchased at Evening on River Street Wednesday evenings from 6-9 or weekdays at The Place
Promotional Products & Apparel at 124 River St. Cash
prizes for the top 3 finishers, proceeds to the Elk Rapids
Area Chamber of Commerce.
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Magician - Ben Whiting
Magically appearing throughout Harbor Days!
Magician Ben Whiting’s career spans from the Las Vegas
Strip to London’s Mermaid Theatre. An award-winning
actor, playwright and magician, he’s performed in more
than 15 countries around the world. His favorite place
to perform is in northern Michigan, where he lives with
his beautiful wife and very good dog.
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FRIDAY
The Bronk Bros.
AMVETS Beverage Tent on Bridge Street
Friday 7 pm - 12:30 am
Presented by AMVETS Post 114
A blue-collar work ethic, big dreams, and a grassroots
attitude has gained the Michigan-based brother duo, The
Bronk Bros., respect in the Midwest music scene. With
over a decade of live performances, the act has shared the
stage with more than 80 National touring country artists.
The Bronk Bros are fronted by modern day honkytonkers, Heath Bronk and Brian Bronk. The duo is backed
by a solid experienced foundation in drummer Johnny
“Dutch” Fulling, bassist Woody T. Bridges and on lead
guitar T. Rex Bell.
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FRIDAY
fireman’s waterball
East end of Veterans Memorial Park
Friday 7 pm
Hosted by The Elk Rapids Township Fire Department
Sponsored by Farmer White’s, Fischer Insurance and
Elk River Marina
Be sure to come watch this fun-for-all-ages event as area
firefighters compete in teams of two for the traveling
Waterball Contest Trophy! Each team uses fire hoses
and lots of water to attempt to push a bottle past their
opponents goal first.
movie in the park
Veterans Memorial Park
Friday
9:30 pm
Sponsored by Northwoods Soda
& Syrup Company
Bring your blankets to the
park and settle in around the inflatable movie screen to
the family favorite, Toy Story, a delightful adventure where
toys come to life! Celebrating its 20th Anniversary, this
movie is a fun adventure for the whole family! Basic theatre
concessions will be available.
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SATURDAY
harborun
Veterans Memorial Park
Saturday
7 - 8 am
(also Friday evening 5:30 - 7:30 pm)
Packet pickup and late registration
FUN RUN
8:00 am
(all participants must sign waiver)
5K RUN/WALK &
10K RUN 8:30 am
Sponsored by Blackmore Property Maintenance, Elk Rapids
Esthetic Dentistry, Club One, Schindler Appleford Group/Baird
and Moothart & Sarafa, PLC.
Lace those shoes, hydrate up, grab some friends and family
and join 1,000 others as we kick off Saturday’s festivities with
the annual Elk Rapids Harborun. There is a FunRun for kids
followed by a 5K Run/Walk and 10K Run .Awards will be given
to the top Male and Female runners in each race, as well as a
Masters level award. Medals will be awarded to the top three
male and female runners in each age group. The Harborun is a
ChronoTrack Systems timed race and results are provided by
Race Services Company, LLC. Results will also be posted on the
leader board located at the tennis courts until Sunday afternoon.
The Harborun Fun Run, 5K and 10K races have been
a traditional part of the Harbor Days festivities for the
past 20 years. Proceeds have been used to invest in school
running programs. This year we are hoping to raise enough
funds to purchase a timing system.
You can pre-register for the race online at register.
raceservices.com until August 6th. You can also download
an application from www.elkrapidsharbordays.org or pick
up an application at the Elk Rapids Chamber of Commerce.
Onsite registration takes place Friday between 5:30-7:30pm
and Saturday from 7:00-8:00 am in Veterans Memorial Park.
Runners and walkers in the 5K and 10K receive a free t-shirt
and runner’s bag while supplies last, so register early!
1-866-BOB-HEAT
SATURDAY
breakfast at the Elk Rapids
masonic lodge #275
Second Floor of 126 River Street
(Corner of Dexter)
Saturday
7:30 am to 12:00 noon
All are welcome to come enjoy an amazing buffet
breakfast complete with eggs any way you want, omelets,
french toast, pancakes (apple, blueberry, plain), sausage gravy
and biscuits, bacon, sausage, home fries, western breakfast
burritos, hot syrups (cherry and maple), apple and orange
juice, milk and coffee. $8.00 adults $3.00 children.
“The Masonic Lodge is a fraternity of like-minded
men who strive to be better human beings through the
practice of Brotherly love, relief and truth. We teach
these Masonic values within the friendly, safe and family
oriented environment of the Lodge and apply them in
our daily lives.”
grande parade!
Saturday at noon
Sponsored by Cellar 152
Grab your family and friends and find your spot alongside the parade route! The The Harbor Days Grande Parade
is a great way to witness our vibrant Elk Rapids Community in
action! With nearly 100 entries in the past we expect another
great turnout this year!
Please make note that River Street will be closed from 11am
until the parade ends.
HARBOR DAYS 2015
SATURDAY
Club of Elk Rapids, MI
rotary club of elk rapids
chicken bbq
Corner of Noble St & Dexter St
Saturday 12:30 pm - 6 pm
The Rotary Club of Elk Rapids is once again providing
its famous chicken dinners! Seeing Rotary’s “Chicken Man”
in the Harbor Days Parade is your cue to rush to the Rotary
BBQ tent located next to Arnolds Amusements. The openpit roasted chicken with Rotary’s special “RotoRub” made
of a proprietary blend of herbs and spices, and its own
delicious BBQ sauce result in dinners that sell out year after
year. It pays to come early and tickets are sold at the Rotary
BBQ tent. Drive-Up is available to pick up orders. To preorder for takeout please call 231-632-2326 and have your
order ready when you arrive!
The Chicken BBQ and the Rotary Variety Show
are the two fundraising events for Elk Rapids Rotary. All
proceeds from these two events fund the numerous Good
Works Projects that are supported by Elk Rapids Rotary.
An application form and instructions to request a Good
Works Grant is available on the Club’s website: www.
elkrapidsrotary.com.
Anyone interested in helping others and having fun
are invited to find out more about Rotary on the Club’s
website; or stop by the BBQ Tent and visit with a Rotarian;
members are always happy to answer questions and share
their experiences about Rotary.
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Email your Harbor Days photo to [email protected]
or share on Facebook.com/elkrapidsharbordays
SATURDAY
paddle harbor days
Elk River Bridge of US 31 and Ames
Saturday
2 pm Registration
(or pre-register at www.racetc.com)
4 pm - Race Start
Sponsored by Cone Corral and Pizzeria,White Birch
Lodge,The Place and Harbor Wear of Elk Rapids
The popular paddle races will be held Saturday at 4:00
p.m. We encourage you to preregister online at www.
racetc.com. Online registration is $10 per person. Race is
open to interested paddlers of all ages and skills.
Equipment (Paddlebuoy, life jackets and paddles) will
be provided and there will be lifeguard on site.
Registration on race day begins at 2:00 p.m. across
the street from Cone Corral. Registration is $15 per
person per race, cash or check only.
All racers will receive a new limited edition t-shirt
designed by The Place of Elk Rapids. This is an event that
is always fun for the whole family. We will have tandem
races for 12 year olds and under, individual races for ages
12-15 and 16-18 year olds and an adult class. There is a
Masters class for anybody over 50.
Top three finishers in each class will receive a cool
race trophy.
To learn more about Paddle Harbor Days visit our
web at www.racetc.com and click on PADDLE HARBOR
DAYS or call 231 631 6168.See you at the Elk River, bring
your swimsuits!
HARBOR DAYS 2015
SATURDAY
keweenaw star
happy hour cruise
Courtesy Dock, Edward C. Grace
Memorial Harbor
Saturday
4 pm - 5:30 pm
Sponsored by ProWeb Marketing and As You Dish
All aboard the impressive Keweenaw Star, a 150 passenger
vessel which will make its way down from Charlevoix for
a one time Harbor Days excursion! Take in the view of
Elk Rapids and its surrounding shoreline from beautiful East
Grand Traverse Bay while enjoying the ultimate Happy Hour
with beverages, good eats and music. Enjoy a selection of
appetizers from As You Dish catering while you listen to
the impressive musical talents of Ron Getz and Ronnie
Hernandez. Space is limited and tickets are required. To
purchase tickets or for more information, please call us at
231-342-1058, email [email protected] or just
come down and visit our tent at one of the Wednesday night
Evening on River Street events held weekly throughout the
summer. Don’t miss this exclusive event!
Tickets $45. Light Hors d’Oeuvres, Music & Cash Bar
pet show
Under the tent at Veterans Memorial Park
Saturday
4:30 pm - Registration
5:00 pm - show begins
Sponsored by Silver Muzzle Cottage
Phone: 231-264-8165
Fax: 231-264-0234
124 Ames St.
Elk Rapids, MI 49629
This fun, animal friendly competition is open to all
contestants of all ages and sizes. There are 8 different
categories: Ugliest Pet, Best Dressed, Smallest Pet, Largest
Pet, Most Unique, Friendliest Pet, Most Uncooperative,
and Best Trick. All Animals can be entered in up to two
categories. Who doesn’t love a great pet show! If you
don’t have a pet to register, stop by anyway and see what
furry, face licking animal might let you pet him! Registration
begins at 4:30. Forms are available at the event or can be
found at elkrapidsharbordays.org.
SATURDAY
short’s fest at harbor days
Short’s Brewing Co. Production Facility
US 31 & Industrial Park Drive
Saturday
5 pm - 11 pm
Presented by Short’s Brewing Company
Join us at our Production Facility in Elk Rapids (at 211
Industrial Park Drive) for the 6th annual Short’s Fest.We’re
helping Harbor Days celebrate 60 years of festivities with
this Saturday evening event. There will be 20 fearlessly
creative beers and 5 Starcut Ciders on tap. Enjoy local
food vendors and our very own Woj’s Weiners.Take in live
music from The Moxie Strings, Luke Winslow King, and
(back by popular demand) Joe Hertler and the Rainbow
Seekers. Gates open at 5 pm with last call at 10:30 pm.
Short’s Fest advanced tickets are available now for
purchase online through Evenbrite for $7 (plus processing
fee, for a total of $8.34). We will also be doing $10 CASH
ONLY, advanced walk-up tickets at the Production Facility
(Monday – Friday from 10 am – 4 pm) and at Shorts Mart. If
not sold out, tickets will be available at the gates on the day
of the festival for $10 (cash or credit card). For any questions
concerning the Short’s Fest please contact us at [email protected]
shortsbrewing.com or give us a call at (231) 498-­2300 x 100.
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Sponsored by Elk Lake Tool
Armed with a passion for making music and
connecting people through his live performances, Jeremy
(brotha James) Reisig brings non-stop enthusiasm and
endless energy that leaves his audiences asking for more.
Combining clever, uplifting lyrics with danceable
beats, brotha James masters a distinctive combination of
dance/ hip hop/pop to create his distinctive style. His
ability to engage the audience creates an environment
that encourages interaction through sing-along songs,
dancing, and playing percussion instruments along with
brotha James.
His lyrics speak to being a dreamer, following the
passion for what makes one happy, showing gratitude for
simple things, and holding on to the moments that are
filled with joy.
Whether performing at a small club, entertaining at
a private party, or taking the stage in a stadium, playing
music for brotha James is not just a job; it is his passion,
his calling, his reason for being.
Honest, Earthy and Genuine ~ Blues, Soul and R&B
Big Boss Blues is one of the hardest working blues
roots bands hailing from West Michigan (Grand Rapids,
Kalamazoo and Battle Creek). These four men have a
passion for powerhouse rhythm and blues music that
transports their listeners to some steamy club, where the
smoke is blue, the atmosphere is alive and the music is
gut-wrenchingly powerful. With nearly a century of blues
performance history, these musicians perform blues, soul
and R&B covers and original music paying tribute to a
musical era made famous by the blues greats; Freddie
King, Albert King, Howlin’ Wolf and Little Walter.
Band members are Bill LaValley, Joe Ferguson,
Charlie Schantz, and Eric Busch. Big Boss Blues Booking:
Contact Bill LaValley at [email protected] or 269744-5293 www.reverbnation.com/bigbossblues
SATURDAY
fireworks
shuttle service
Saturday
7 - 12 midnight
Sponsored by Elk Rapids Harbor Days Association
New this year - A parking shuttle Saturday night!
A 25 passenger shuttle bus service provided by, By The
Bay Transportation, will be available on Saturday from
7 pm - 12 midnight as a new service to those coming
to town for the fireworks. Parking is available at the Elk
Rapids High School. One bus will make a continuous
loop from the high school to the intersection of
Dexter and Noble Streets until 10 pm and then two
busses will shuttle people back to the high school from
10-midnight. Please take advantage of this awesome
free service brought to you by The Elk Rapids Harbor
Days Association!
boat lighting
contest & display
Edward C. Grace Memorial Harbor
Saturday at dusk
Presented by Elk Rapids Yacht Club
Leave time between listening to local bands and watching the fireworks to view
the Boat Lighting Display. The marina will be glowing with boats and entertainment
docks decorated in festive bright lights. Be sure to pick up a “People’s Choice” ballot at the harbor office to vote for your favorite display. Voting is simple - write
down the boat number, drop it off at the harbor office. On Sunday, August 9, the
top three winners will proudly be showing off their ribbons.
zambelli international fireworks
Saturday 10:20 pm
Elk Rapids Harbor Days has contracted with the Zambelli
Fireworks Manufacturing Company of New Castle, Pennsylvania
for over twenty five years. Known as the “First Family of Fireworks”
the Zambelli Company produces over 2,000 shows worldwide.
Our very own pyrotechnic crew headed by Joe La Verdi,
Alan Trasciatti and their wives, Claudia and Kim, are celebrating
their 26th year in Elk Rapids for our Harbor Days Festival! They
love Elk Rapids and we love to have them as an integral part of
our Harbor Days team.
Fireworks are scheduled at 10:20 p.m. Saturday. If not started by
11:00 p.m. due to wind or weather creating a safety hazard, they will
be cancelled.There are no options to reschedule. Mother Nature Rules!
HARBOR DAYS 2015
Elk Rapids Area
Chamber of Commerce
305 US 31 North
P.O. Box 854
Elk Rapids, MI 49629
(231) 264-8202
[email protected]
www.elkrapidschamber.org
facebook.com/elkrapidschamber
The Elk Rapids Are Chamber of Commerce has been
serving the community for over 50 years. As a member
organization, it is dedicated to promoting and developing a
thriving business environment, while serving the area as a focal
point for information, events, and economic development.
As the only year-round chamber in Antrim County, our
calendar of events includes all activities and events of member
organization, including schools, churches, and businesses.
With a dynamic staff of 1 1/2 full tiimes employees and a
core of dedicated volunteers, we produce a wide range of
activities and educational opportunities that reach every age
and interest of our area residents and visitors.
Whether it is the weekly Farmers Market, the Arts and
Crafts Fair, or Evening on River Street, our Chamber is
working while you play, relax, learn and be entertained in
our community. The Chamber is a partner to all, including
the Harbor Days Association.
The Chamber has just launched a new website at www.
elkrapidschamber,org and I encourage you to take a took
at it. It is full of information on our region in addition to
highlighting all the events and activities that happen in our
community. Stay informed on our activities on facebook
and our website, or just stop in “next to the friendly swan”
and volunteer for your favorite activity!
Good Design is Good Business.
Design consultancy providing vision,
strategy and expertise for branding and
visual communications.
The W Group
211 River Street
Elk Rapids, MI
616 291 1713
[email protected]
HARBOR DAYS 2015
The Elk Rapids
Harbor Days Association
would like to offer
a sincere
thank you!
to the following people
and groups who
selflessly helped make
the 60th Annual festival
a huge success:
Antrim County Marine Patrol
Antrim County Sheriff Department
Bruce Veliquette and Cherry Ke Inc.
Department of Natural Resources
Dre Photography
Edward C Grace Memorial Harbor Staff
Elk Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce
Elk Rapids Emergency Medical Services
Elk Rapids Township Fire Department
Elk Rapids Historical Society
Elk Rapids News/Photography
Elk Rapids Schools
Elk Rapids Township
First Presbyterian Church
Historic Elk Rapids Town Hall (HERTH)
Lisa Lirones
Melanie Knight Design
Michigan State Police
Milton Township Fire Department
Miss AMVETS
Miss Elk Rapids Scholarship Program
OTEC Communications
Paddlebuoy
The Bassetts
Toni Baker, “The Button Lady”
Traverse Bay Manufacturing
United States Coast Guard & Auxiliary
Village of Elk Rapids Department of Public Works
Village of Elk Rapids Police Department
Village of Elk Rapids Staff
All Harbor Days Event Volunteers!
Pat, Addi and Claire Looney
Deepak, Miles, Harlan and Rakesh Prabhaker
Talon Felker and Laken and Jaycie Smith
Mark Constance, Publisher
Roscovoice.com
M: 989-980-9781
AUSABLE MEDIA GROUP, LLC
ROSCOMMON COUNTY VOICE
NORTHWEST VOICE
VOICE OF THE AUSABLE
MICHIGAN BOOMERS
Come Worship with Us
CALVARY LUTHERAN
CHURCH
10180 Elk Lake Rd., Elk Rapids
www.lutheransupnorth.org
(231) 264-8841
Worship Time: 10:30 am
FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
404 Spruce St.
(231)264-8167
Traditional worship: 9:30 am
Contemporary: 11:00 am (in lighthouse building)
KEWADIN UNITED
METHODIST CHURCH
7234 Cairn Highway, Kewadin
Worship Time: 10 am
(231) 264-9640
SACRED HEART
ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH
143 Charles St.
(231)264-8087
Worship times: Tues. 5:30 pm
Wed-Fri 8:30 am
Sat., 5 pm, Sun., 8 am & 10 am
www.sacredheartelkrapids.org
60
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ST. PAUL’S
EPISCOPAL CHURCH
403 Traverse, Elk Rapids
Worship time: 9 am
www.stpaulselkrapids.org
(231) 264-8871
S
EAR
WILLIAMSBURG UNITED
METHODIST CHURCH
5750 Williamsburg Rd
Worship time: 10 am
www.wumctoday.com
(231) 267-5792
Come visit us at Williamsburg
United Methodist Church!
HARBOR
5750 Williamsburg Rd., 1 block
south of M-72 in
Williamsburg!
Worship time: 10a.m.
Casual attire, traditional music,
handicapped equipped.
DAYS 2015
Torch Lake
Veterinary Clinic
Adrianne J. Lewis, DVM
11991 S.E. Torch Lake Dr.,
Alden, MI
231/331-6461
[email protected]
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