The Village of Walloon Lake has planned a year’s worth of activities and special events celebrating Northern Michigan and one-time summer resident Ernest Hemingway throughout 2021. Walloon Lake is nestled between Boyne City and Petoskey just off US-131 in Charlevoix and Emmet Counties.
The first large program is Walloon Lake Reads: The Nick Adams Stories which kicks off on Thursday, April 1, 2021, and runs through mid-May. A Hemingway Birthday Celebration is also planned for Wednesday, July 21, 2021, (Ernest was born on this date in 1899) with a handful of family-friendly events. Labor Day weekend, September 3-6, 2021, will be the primary Hemingway Homecoming featuring the unveiling of historical installations downtown focused on Hemingway as well as other aspects of the village’s development and growth at the end of the nineteenth and early twentieth century such as early rail travel, hotels and resorts, boating and more.