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


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


Festival of Foods - Experience the local culinary scene in a Saturday of food discovery with demonstrations by area chefs. More »


Academic WorldQuest returns - Eighty high school students vy for victory in third annual world affairs competition. More »


FAFSA completion open house - NMC staff and volunteers will be on hand to help students with their Free Application for Federal Student Aid. More »


Certified Nurse Assistant Training - A free information session for anyone interested in learning more about becoming a CNA. More »


Taste of Success - Sip, sample and support culinary students at this annual event featuring international cuisine with local wine and craft beers. More »


Outstanding Alumni nominations now open - Recognize alumni for their achievements and leadership in the local or global community. More »


Tenth annual NMC Career Fair - Deadline for employers to register is Feb. 12. More »

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