Annual Events

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




  • 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.


"The People's Choice: Music at the Oscars" - The 103-member NMC Concert band performs at 7:30 p.m. in Milliken Auditorium. More »


GirlTECH - Annual non-traditional career exploration event for tenth-grade girls. Sign up with high school counselors by Nov. 1. More »


Great Lakes Great Chefs dinner - Five-course dinner prepared by guest chefs and Great Lakes Culinary Institute students served beginning at 6 p.m., Great Lakes campus. More »

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