Annual Events

NMC hosts many annual events on campus as well as at other community locations, including:



  • Kids Free Fishing Day – Held on a June Saturday at the Great Lakes Campus. See a photo gallery »
  • Aviation Fly In – July benefit for Aviation Division held in conjunction with National Cherry Festival
  • NMC Scholarship Open – Northern Michigan's premier golf tournament, held every August to raise scholarship funds. Learn more »


  • Mike McIntosh Memorial Truck & Car Show – A September event benefiting the Automotive Department. Learn more »
  • Great Lakes ~ Great Chefs Dinner – An annual showcase of the region's cuisine and chefs. Learn more »
  • Traverse Bay Area College Night – Held in October, a chance for area high school students to meet with representatives from more than 50 colleges and universities
  • Mariners Memorial Service – Typically held Nov. 10 at the Great Lakes Maritime Academy
  • Veterans Day Tribute – Held on Veterans Day, Nov. 11, unless Veterans Day falls on a weekend, when it is held on the nearest weekday


  • A Taste of Success (formerly Tasters' Guild Tasting Event & Auction) – A benefit for the Great Lakes Culinary Institute featuring international cuisine. Learn more »

Here is a partial listing of other annual events that take place on the campuses of NMC:

student events

community events

Current News & Events »

This longer version of the list on the NMC homepage is updated twice a day.


Spring concerts - Canticum Novum concludes the series of six spring performances. 7:30 p.m., Kirkbride Hall. More »


Lifelong Learning Campus Day - Sample classes from 44 intriguing options in this day-long event! More »


The Bumpy Road to Global Polio Eradication - Dr. John F. Modlin, deputy director, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, presents the May International Affairs Forum lecture. 6 p.m., Milliken Auditorium. More »


NMC Barbecue - The annual community picnic under the pines runs from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Buffalo burgers, music, classroom displays, kids' games, free Dennos admission and much more. More »

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