Join us for The Indian River Summerfest
Marina Park Indian River, MI 

July 18, 2018 – July 22, 2018

The Indian River Summerfest is a Pure North Family Celebration that takes place the third week of each July. With a Lobsterfest, Family Beach Bash, Entertainment Tent, Craft Show, Classic Car and Truck Show and more, there is something to entertain everyone in the family! 


The Main Stage and Tent are located in Marina Park near the confluence of the Little Sturgeon River and The Indian River which is part of the Inland Waterway. Marina park is accessible by auto from Club Road which is the first road West Burger king and Exit 310 on I75. Turn north on Club Road and the entrance to the park is at the 1st curve. This is also the overflow parking for the Municipal Boat Launch so there is plenty of room for your vehicle and trailers or Motor Homes and RV’s. Marina Park is easily accessible by foot from the main Street  (Old 27 or Straits Highway as it is called) and the Trail Head parking lot just south of the Chamber of Commerce.

Entry to the Entertainment Tent on Friday and Saturday is $5.00 per night.  Saturday’s Sand Drag Race gate fee is $5. Buttons will be available for sale at the Indian River Chamber of Commerce Office prior to event date and also available each day of the event at the Entertainment Tent and at the Sand Drag Race.


Indian River Summerfest Schedule of Events

New Forms will be uploaded as there are completed

 To View, Print or Download Sponsorship form for Summerfest; Click Here


To View, Print or Download the Indian River Summerfest Schedule – click here (convenient Adobe PDF format).


Wednesday 7/18/2018

FOILS Lobsterfest Fundraiser @ Marina Park 6pm-10pm

Free Beach Bash @ DeVoe Beach 5pm-8pm

Beach Bash Events Include:

  • Sand Castle Building Contest
  • Kid’s Paddleboard Relay Race – Teams of 4. Bring your Friends. Paddle Boards supplied by BrassWind Landing.
  • Cardboard Boat Races
  • Hula Hoop Competition
  • Limbo Competition
  • Beach Plaster
    Beach Scavenger Hunt
    Canvas Painting
  • Face Painting
  • Local Author Reading to Children

Volunteer Signup Sheet Click Here

Thursday 7/19/2018

Sidewalk Chalk Art at BrassWind Landing. 10am-3pm at 6240 Mack Ave.

Family Fun Night – Marina Park
– BBQ Contest – Tasting/Judging 6pm
– Ice Cream Social 7:00pm
– Rubber Duck Race 6pm
– Fireman’s Water ball Contest 7:30pm
– Kids Games and Prizes
– Fingerprinting 4:30pm-6pm
– D J Music – Ken Brabender  1pm-5pm
– Live Music – Jedi Monkeys with Special Guest Sir Chip Stead –  6pm-9pm
– Food and Beverages


For information please call the Chamber at 231-238-9325

Family Entertainment – Free Admission – Marina Park 

Volunteer Signup Sheet Click Here

Friday 7/20/18

38th Annual Craft Show – Downtown 10am-4pm – Interested in a booth for our Annual Summerfest Craft Show? Download the Application click here!

 Northern Michigan Animal Rescue Network. Visit NMARN on Facebook – click here.

Children’s Games Kid Zone  12 – 4pm

Fee No Admission

  • Bounce House
  • Dunk Tank
  • Face Painting
  • Games 
    • Darts – Bottle Toss – Basketball – Duck Pond – Ladders – Wet Sponge Toss
  • Free Popcorn, Water and Music Available

Cruise Night –Click Here for Information
Lineup – 6pm – 6:30pm Cruise Begins

Music at Marina Park – Black Diamond Broadcasting 7pm-8pm

Entertainment Tent – $5.00 Admission – Music by Band Remedee Band 8pm-11pm. Click Here for information about Remedee Band

Volunteer Signup Sheet Click Here

Saturday 7/21/2018

Sand Drag Races 10am-5:30pm
Gates open 10am
Awards – 5:30pm – Marina Park Entertainment Tent

$5.00 Admission Kids 11 and under Free 

Sand Drag Races Information and Forms (click links below to open PDFs):

Sand Drag Races Awards – Entertainment Tent 6:00pm – Marina Park

Kiwanis Club 5-K & 10-K Foot Race Lumbar Yard 7am (Across from Township Hall and South).
Download 5-K & 10-K race registration forms: 5-K click here. For the 10-K click here. Registration forms are also available at the Indian River Chamber of Commerce and runners can pre-pay there.

38th Annual Craft Show – Downtown 10pm-4pm – Interested in a booth for our Annual Summerfest Craft Show? Download the Application click here!

Northern Michigan Animal Rescue Network Adopt- A- Fest 10am-4pm  – Visit NMARN on FaceBook – click here.

Mud Brothers Of the North ATV & UTV – Members Only Ride 8am-2pm

Classic Custom Car and Truck Show – G-Man Entertainment –  Downtown  – 10am – 4pm 

Music at Marina Park  – Charlie Reager 3pm-5pm   –   Mike Ridley 5pm-7pm

Entertainment Tent – $5.00 Admission – Music by Yankee Station 8pm-11pm – Follow Yankee Station Click Here

Volunteer Sign Up sheet Click Here

Sunday 7/22/2018

10th Annual Indian River Kayak Bike Biathlon at DeVoe Beach 8:00AM
You can register online for the Biathlon event through Active by visiting their website – click here.
Find out more information by following The Biathlon on FaceBook – click here.