Kalkaska’s National Trout Festival Kicks Off Wednesday

Kalkaska’s 85th National Trout Festival kicks off Wednesday.

Img 8010The festivities begin tonight with an opening ceremony—crowning the Trout Festival King and Queen.

Other events taking place throughout the weekend include a flea market, carnival rides, and a car show.

The National Trout Festival chair Diana Needham says this event brings people out from all over Michigan.

“I think for people in Michigan it’s the first festival of the year, and I think it’s just their chance to come out and say, ‘Hey, we’re done with winter’.”

The festival runs from April 20-24.