The Blessing of the Bikes
One of the signature events for the community, the annual Blessing of the Bikes brings motorcycles of all varieties and sizes to Baldwin. This ever-popular event began in 1972 with four bikes and eight riders. Today, thousands of motorcycle enthusiasts head to Baldwin to celebrate the joy of two-wheel travel. Between 5,000-10,000 bikes are expected in Baldwin annually for this celebration. This family-oriented event is held every year on the third Sunday in May. The market downtown features vendors who sell leather and other items, with tattoo artists also available. The actual "blessing" ceremony begins at 1 p.m. Sunday at the Baldwin Municipal Airport, with gates opening at 9 a.m. There is a $5 donation per bike. This year is the 43rd Annual Blessing of the Bikes and it will take place May 19-21, 2017.
Flea Roast and Ox Market - Irons, Michigan
Please don't e-mail the webmaster and raise the alert about a typo! This is actually the name of this festival which is "one of the oldest and best festivals in the state." The 2017 festival is the 43rd annual and runs June 22 through 25. Irons is about a 30 minute drive from the campground north on M-37 then west. The event includes a parade, fireworks, music, beer tent - all the makings of a great time! The Irons Area Tourist Association (yes, there really is one) has a full schedule on their web site.
Luther Logging Days
Make plans to attend the activities over the July 4th weekend for the annual Luther Logging Days, celebrating the community's rich lumber and logging heritage. Fun for the whole family including an international lumberjack competition, car show, kid's games, a parade and a horse pull along with music and other entertainment. This year's activities are scheduled for June 30, July 1 and 2, 2017.
Big Star Lake Fourth of July Celebration
The annual fireworks over Big Star Lake are held the Saturday night closest to the Fourth of July. For 2017, the fireworks will be held on Saturday, July 1.
With its 156 lakes and 46 trout streams, Lake County and Baldwin are the perfect hosts for Troutarama, the annual festival celebrating all things fishing related. The 2017 festival is the 61st annual and runs July 19-25. For all the details of this great community event, check out the festival's web site.
Lake County Events Website
More information on these and other events held in Lake County can be found on the Events page of the Lake County website. Click here to access the site.