Activities

In addition to the area's many annual festivals, the Elk Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce hosts many family-friendly events throughout the year!

Arts & Crafts Show


Come enjoy our 21st Annual Arts and Crafts Shows, located in the heart of the village adjacent to beautiful Elk Rapids Harbor. Our shows feature more than 70 different artisans who display, sell, and demonstrate their work.

2015 Arts & Crafts Show dates are:

May 23
July 18
August 15
Shows run each date from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

We are accepting applications now for 2015 shows! Deadlines for applications are:

May 8 for May 23 Show
July 3 for July 18 Show
July 31 for August 15 Show

Click here for your 2015 application. 

Evenings of River Street

Join us on River Street for music, food, and fun!  

An annual, summer tradition, Evenings on River Street are a Wednesday-night favorite in beautiful downtown Elk Rapids. Featuring “Zumba on the Street,” cartoonist Jeff Manley, face painting, and the kids’ fish pond, there’s something for the whole family down on River Street!

Wednesday nights from June 24 through August 12, each week features live music by some of Michigan’s most talented artists. The 2015 line-up includes:

·       June 24 – Not Chuck Norris Band
·       July 1 – The Three Bs
·       July 8 – The Lost Hitch Hikers
·       July 15 – The Plumville Project
·       July 22 – Dagtopia
·       July 29 – The Mark Sanders Band
·       August 5 – Dominic Fortuna
·       August 12 – Fish and the Chips with Paul Livingston

Activities start at 6 p.m. and go until 9 p.m. Take a stroll down the street or bring your favorite chair to sit down and enjoy the atmosphere. Whether it’s your first time or your fiftieth, you’ll find something to love at Wednesday Evenings on River Street!

Farmer's Market

The Elk Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce is looking forward to once again hosting the best farmer’s market in Antrim County!  We have ordered fantastic weather for the entire summer and are expecting large turnouts (both sellers and buyers) at the market every Friday morning.    

Vendors from 13 counties bring seasonal fruits and vegetables, baked goods, dairy products, plants, and more, sold directly to you from the producer. On the bank of the Elk River, the farmer’s market is the perfect way to taste what northern Michigan has to offer without leaving the beauty of Elk Rapids.

The 2015 Elk Rapids Farmer’s Market will be open June 5 through October 9.

If you would like to reserve a booth for the 2015 Farmer’s Market, please call the Chamber at 231-264-8202, or print and return this application the Chamber: 2015 Farmer’s Market Guidelines. 

Follow the market on Facebook here.