Elk Rapids Wednesday Night River Street Festivities Begin

An annual tradition in Elk Rapids is the perfect mid-week chance to enjoy summer in Northern Michigan.

Wednesday evenings on River Street are a summertime favorite in downtown Elk Rapids.

Tonight was the first night of festivities, and they’ll continue every Wednesday evening through August 12.

Between the zumba in the street, face painting, a kids’ fish pond and live music, Wednesday may just become your favorite day of the week.

“It’s been great, it really is, we look forward to it and seeing this is the first nice day we’ve had, it worked out great,” said local restaurant owner Denise Heeke. 

Activities start at 6:00 and go until 9:00 every Wednesday night.