Sno*Drift Rally is the only part of Rally America held in the winter. Real Roads, Real Fast, is the motto and they mean it. Roads are closed for each stage, there are about 18 stages over the weekend, Friday night in Lewiston and on Saturday, in Atlanta and Hillman. All of it is within Montmorency County. The cars run in one minute intervals, leaving from downtown Lewiston and are timed on each stage, the cars must drive within the speed limits between stages, but once the stage is hot, anything goes, snow and ice doesn't slow them down, if anything it makes them go faster. Approximately 50 to 75 cars may enter, every year is different. It is definitely an exciting race and it is the first one on the Rally America National Championship. You can pick up a spectator guide at many businesses throughout Montmorency County to get maps and directions to popular spots to watch. Dress warm and enjoy the outdoors in Northern Michigan.
Wertz Warriors Annual Ride
Since 1981, this group of snowmobilers makes an endurance trek across Michigan to raise money for Michigan Special Olympics. Each year they make a stop-over in Lewiston. More information is available at www.wertzwarriors.com.
SnowFest, Lewiston Fun Ones
Saturday, February 13
The Lewiston Fun Ones hosts their annual SnowFest each February. Snowmobilers can have their snowmobiles blessed at the Blessing of the Sleds, followed by a Fun Ones Run, with cards available at various Lewiston businesses. Get lunch at the Weenie Wagon and dinner hosted by the Lewiston Fun Ones. Buttons for the event are $12 for adults and $6 for children aged 5 to 12. More information is available at www.lewistonfunones.org.
Morel Mushroom Festival
Saturday, May 7
On Mother's Day Weekend, Saturday only, The Annual Morel Mushroom Festival takes place at the Lewiston School. This includes a Mushroom Tasting, area restaurants and individuals offer dishes containing several types of mushrooms for you to try. Only 100 tickets are sold. There is a guided hunt to help people learn how to find Morels, what to look for and the difference between a real Morel and a fake one. There is an early morning hunt and one after lunch. The gymnasium is full of crafters with beautiful items for sale, great gift ideas for all the Moms in your life! Also, the American Legion Post 198 will host an outdoor expo featuring guns, crossbows, and camping in Veterans Hall, on the hill behind Family Fare. The event will run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Spring Band Concert
Wednesday, May 11
The Johannesburg-Lewiston Area Schools will hold an all-band spring concert at the High School Gymnasium in Johannesburg at 7 p.m.
Saturday, May 28
The Saturday before Memorial Day, Lewiston has a Parade at 11:00 leaving from the beach and marching to the Museum. At the museum there is a nice ceremony with music from the Johannesburg/Lewiston High School band. After the parade there are several rummage sales all over town, just follow the signs, every year the Lutheran Church and the Band have rummage sales to raise money. So you can help out a great cause and find a hidden treasure.
Lewiston Car Show
Saturday and Sunday, June 20-21
Spend your Father's Day Weekend admiring classic cars of yesteryear. Starting Saturday with a Cruise around East Twin Lake at 7:00, followed a street dance downtown. The Annual Car Show is an all-day event on Sunday with over 200 cars for you to see! A great time for the whole family. There is also a craft show in the park and food vendors, prizes throughout the day.
Independence Day Events
On the 4th there is a parade (floats line up at the school at 10:30) down Bourn street in front of OMH Medical Center and start on County Road 612 (Salling Ave) from the Iron Kettle to Talley's, down Kneeland to PNC bank, in front of Lewiston True Value and back to the school. Boat Parades on both East and West Twin Lake, starts at 5:00 - decorate your pontoon and join in on the fun, or watch from your dock and wave at the boats as they float by you. On the 5th Habitat for Humanity hosts a pancake breakfast at the Catholic Church St. Francis of Assisi, proceeds go to a family or two who are building a new home that year.
Saturday, July 16
The 6th annual ATV Rodeo will be held in the field next to Ace Hardware See ATV's do barrel racing and other "rodeo" style stunts while being timed! Prizes and trophy's for the fastest in each class. A DJ, Food Booths and Vendors will be on site. ATV classes include ages 6-9, ages 10-13, adults 14 and up, side by side, dirt bikes, and 4x4. Registration begins at 10 a.m. For more information call or text 989-858-3230 or 989-858-1988.
Annual Beach Party
Saturday, July 16
The Twin Lakes Property Owners Association presents their annual summer Beach Party at East Twin Lake Public Beach, with live music, games and fun for all ages.
Montmorency County Fair
Late July, TBA
The Montmorency County Fair has fun activities for all ages, tractor pulls, concerts, queen pageants, carnival rides, barns, and much more.
Timberfest features three days of live Entertainment, Food Court, Chainsaw Carvers, Crafters in the Park, 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament, a variety of bounce toys for kids, waterslide, pony rides, fire department demos and much much more.
Mackinac Bridge Walk
Monday, September 7
Labor Day, Bridge Walk, walk the Mackinaw Bridge, starting at 7:00 am until 11:00 am, park in St. Ignace and walk across the five mile bridge and take a bus back to your car. It costs $5 to ride the bus, but walking the bridge is free for everyone.
Atlanta Elk Festival
Elkfest in Atlanta starts with a parade at 6:00 on Friday night. There are vendors galore, a beer tent with live entertainment, crafters, and fun activities all weekend.
Halloween at Tee lake Resort
Tee Lake Resort presents 31 days of Halloween! Drive Thru Haunt is open from October 1 to November first from dusk until 10:00 pm nightly. Feel free to park and walk through, take pictures and use your smart phone to follow along.
Christmas in October Bazaar
Christmas in October Bazaar at the Lewiston Elementary School benefiting Habitat for Humanity. A great place to start your Christmas shopping, beautiful handmade crafts, unique gifts for that special person in your life.
Terror on Tee Lake
Enjoy a haunting experience with "Terror on Tee Lake" haunted house, cost is $5 per person, not recommended for young children, monsters will jump out at you. Enter at your own risk.
Lighting of the Community Christmas Tree
Lighting the Christmas Tree in front of the Chamber of Commerce by the Lewiston Lioness, you can buy a bulb to honor someone who has passed. Singing carols and waiting for Santa to arrive by firetruck, get your picture taken at the town hall and enjoy some hot chocolate and homemade cookies.