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


Cafe Lobdell's opens - Enjoy coffee and pastries at the Great Lakes campus from 7 -11 a.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays through July 26. More »


IAF lecture: "U.S.-Mexico: A Border in Turmoil" - Journalists to discuss immigration, security, border wall, and more. 6 p.m., Milliken Auditorium. More »

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