TAWAS CITY – Sunrise Solstice Art and Music Festival, a second annual event, will partner this year with the Tawas Bay Art Gallery’s Art Stroll.

According to organizers, these combined efforts will provide more art and music experiences to the Tawas area. 

The Art Stroll kicks off the weekend on Friday from 4 to 8 p.m. at downtown businesses on Newman Street in East Tawas. Early on Saturday, the Sunrise Solstice festival begins at 6 a.m. with yoga on the Shoreline Park Beach in Tawas City. 

Following that will be a whole day of activities for the entire family in the park. There will be two stages for live performances while Art Alfresco competition is taking place all day throughout the Tawases. 

Additionally, there will be kids’ activities that range from fairy garden-making to chalk art on the sidewalk. All ages may also enjoy art classes and many types of activities from cardio drumming to mediation. 

Proceeds from the event benefit youth music and art programs at Tawas Area Schools. 

For more information about the events, visit http://www.sunrisesolstice.org.