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From the springtime Morel Mushroom Festival in Boyne City to the boats shows at Bay Harbor, Festival on the Bay in Petoskey, Riverfest in Alanson and the early autumn Taste of Harbor Springs, you will find a multitude of northern Michigan festivals, music programs and events to keep you entertained in the Petoskey Area! 

  • Memorial Day Parade/Service in Harbor Springs

    May 25, 2015 10:00 AM

    If you're in the area on Memorial Day, you're invited to honor Veterans in Harbor Springs.

  • Memorial Day Parade/Service in Petoskey

    May 25, 2015 10:00 AM

    Memorial Day Services in Petoskey will begin at 8:45 a.m. with a ceremony at Greenwood Cemetery, followed by a 9:00 a.m. ceremonies at the World War II and Korean War and a 9:15 a.m. ceremony at World

  • Annual Memorial Weekend Pageant

    May 23 - 25, 2015

    The Fort Michilimackinac Pageant is the longest running, free historical Memorial Day performance in the Nation. Visitors will meet famous Indian Chiefs: Minavavans and Matchekewis of the Ojibwa tribe and will Wawatam who becomes a blood brother to Alexander Henry and later saves his life.

  • Free Wildflower Walks

    May 2 - 30, 2015 2:30 PM

    The Bay View Association's Woods Advisory Committee is holding a series of spring wild flower walks every Saturday afternoon at 2:30 in May.

  • Memorial Day 5k Run/Walk

    May 25, 2015

    Memorial Day 5k Run/Walk will be hosted by The Outfitter of Harbor Springs on Monday, May 25 at 8:00am. Bring the whole family down for a small-town celebration with pancakes at the American Legion, 5k Run/Walk, and parade followed by the waterfront ceremony.

  • Memorial Weekend Sidewalk Sale

    May 22 - 25, 2015

    Welcome summer back in style with this annual tradition – the Village at Bay Harbor Sidewalk Sales over Memorial Weekend!

  • Early Morning Bird Walks

    May 5 - 28, 2015 8:00 AM - Tuesdays, Thursdays

    The Petoskey Regional Audubon Society (PRAS) invites the public to join them each Tuesday and Thursday in May for free early morning bird walks. These walks are appropriate for all levels of experience, and no reservations are required.

  • After Work Birding Walks offered by Petoskey Regional Audubon Society

    Apr 22 - May 27, 2015 5:30 PM - Wednesdays

    Join PRAS president, Darrell Lawson, at his parents' property near Charlevoix every Wednesday evening April 22-May 27 for after work birding. The evenings begin at 5:30 and last about two hours. During the first hour, participants can observe birds while seated outside. An optional, more rigorous walk through fields is led during the second hour.

  • Boyne City Farmers Market

    May 6 - Sept 30, 2015 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM - Wednesdays, Saturdays

    The Boyne City Farmers Market is everything you would expect from a farmers market - and MORE! Come see for yourself.

  • Swirl

    May 28, 2015 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

    Come celebrate the impending arrival of summer at the Crooked Tree Arts Center's SWIRL!

  • Harbor Springs Cycling Classic

    May 30, 2015 8:00 AM

    Our 25th Anniversary! Experience a leisurely bike ride along some of the most scenic roads of northern Michigan, on your choice of a 20 mile, 45 mile, or 60 mile route. Each route includes scenic M-119, locally known as Lake Shore Drive, better known as the "Tunnel of Trees."

  • Free Birding Event

    May 30, 2015

    Saturday, May 30 brings opportunities for birders to explore the Oden Fish Hatchery.

  • Poetry Slam

    Dec 1 -7, 2015 6:00 PM - Every first Monday

    Poetry slams are an exciting new form of competitive poetry reading that is becoming popular on college campuses and elsewhere across America. Red Sky Stage introduces this new spoken word concept in Petoskey plus offers an open mic for poetry, prose and stories

  • 66th Annual Lilac Festival

    June 5 - 14, 2015

    Flowers, food, games and parades commemorate these scented flowers all week long!

  • Taste of Downtown/Summer Open House

    June 5, 2015 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM

    Summer means fun and we will kick it off right during the Summer Open House in Petoskey!

  • Movies in the Park at Dark

    June 5, 2015

    Movies in the Park at Dark kicks off the season with a Walt Disney favorite!

  • 3rd Annual Petoskey Trail Town Celebration

    June 6, 2015 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

    Petoskey Parks and Rec. Dept, and North Country Trail Association local chapters (Jordan Valley 450 Chapter, Harbor Springs) will put on this celebration

  • Dirty Dog Dash

    June 6, 2015

    Getting your butt kicked never felt so good and the 6th Annual Dirty Dog Dash will leave you feeling dirty, tired and fulfilled.

  • Spring Birding

    June 6, 2015 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM

    Join LTC and the Petoskey Regional Audubon Society (PRAS) at the Ransom Preserve where a delightful mixture of habitats are available for a wide diversity of bird species.

  • Tuesday Wine Tastings

    Oct 14, 2014 - June 9, 2015 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM - Every second Tuesday

    Join the crew at The Pier on the second Tuesday of every month for “Tuesday Tastings,” featuring a taste of select wines. The culinary team at The Pier will create complimentary appetizers for tasters to enjoy.

  • Stroll the Streets

    June 12 - Sept 4, 2015 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM - Fridays

    Stroll the Streets fills downtown Boyne City with music and fun every summer Friday evening for the 12th year.

  • Petoskey Farmers Market

    June 12 - Sept 25, 2015 8:30 AM - 1:00 PM - Fridays

    Farmers take to the street in Petoskey.

  • Lamb's Acoustic Vacation Concert

    June 13, 2015 8:00 PM

    Well known acoustic artist, John D. Lamb is hosting a concert at the Birchwood Inn of Harbor Springs featuring Jim Bizer, Kirby, Dennis Kingsbury, and more.

  • Free Fishing Weekend

    June 13 - 14, 2015

    Two days twice a year, families and friends can enjoy one of Michigan's premiere outdoor activities, Michigan Fishing, for FREE! All fishing license fees will be waived for two days, June 13 & 14, 2015.

  • Michigan Mountain Mayhem Spring Classic

    June 13, 2015

    Can you handle 10,000 feet of climbing? The Michigan Mountain Mayhem Spring Classic is a (Road Bike) cycling event which will test you both mentally and physically. It is one of the most grueling and challenging rides you will ever participate in.

  • Harbor Springs Farmers Market

    June 13 - Sept 5, 2015 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM - Wednesdays, Saturdays

    Come and see what we are all about at the Harbor Springs Farmers Market! Our variety is part of what makes us great.

  • Kid's Fishing Tournament

    June 13, 2015

    Looking for a way to kick off summer? Join Young State Park's crew for Free Fishing Weekend. The park will be hosting a kids fishing tournament on Mirror Pond within the park.

  • Charlotte Ross Lee Concerts in the Park Series

    June 16 - Aug 14, 2015 12:00 PM

    More than 20 years of great lunchtime music continues during the 2015 Charlotte Ross Lee Concert in the Park series.

  • Gallery Walk

    June 18, 2015 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

    The galleries of Downtown Petoskey welcome the public to this evening of art and fun. This is your chance to visit local galleries in an open house setting, some locations even have the artists on hand.

  • Quilts by the Bay Quilt Show

    June 19 - 20, 2015 9:00 AM

    Be sure to check out this National Quilting Association Judged show with more than 150 quilts on display!

  • Bay View Music Festival

    June 19 - Aug 16, 2015

    A music conservatory exists on campus to study the performing arts in conjunction with the Bay View Music Festival. Patrons will find an exciting blend of returning faculty and talented newcomers, all seamlessly woven together for enriching evenings of vocal and instrumental music for the whole family.

  • 13th Annual In Water Boat Show

    June 19 - 21, 2015

    Bay Harbor Lake Marina will host the 13th annual Bay Harbor In-Water Boat Show over Father’s Day weekend. This year’s show will feature in-water displays from personal water crafts to luxury yachts as well as diverse on-land displays.

  • 32nd Annual Petoskey Soccer Tournament

    June 19 - 21, 2015

    The Petoskey Youth Soccer Association offers competitive soccer in a variety of age groups. Don't miss this opportunity to enjoy a great weekend of soccer in northern Michigan.

  • 35th Annual Taste of the North

    June 20, 2015 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

    The Little Traverse Historical Society's 35th annual Taste of the North event promises to be a wonderful event! This gathering features food samples from 20+ area restaurants.

  • 21st Annual Petoskey Sand Dig Beach Volleyball Tournament

    June 20 - 21, 2015

    Where better to play volleyball than on one of the most beautiful beaches in northern Michigan? Join in the fun and chances to win cash and prizes at this, the longest running Beach Volleyball Tournament in northern Michigan!

  • 13th Annual Bike Ride for Breast Cancer

    June 20, 2015 7:30 AM - 12:00 PM

    A beautiful ride along the southern shore of Lake Charlevoix benefiting a great cause!

  • Sunday Vespers Concerts

    June 21 - Aug 16, 2015 8:00 PM - Sundays

    Join Bay View every Sunday evening as the Vespers Concerts continue the ongoing tradition of evening music, a staple since the 1800’s when families gathered at the end of the day to sing hymns. Today it has evolved into a magnificently eclectic concert series with something for everyone.

  • Evenings at the Gazebo

    June 24 - Aug 12, 2015 6:30 PM - Wednesdays

    Evenings at the Gazebo is a delightful series of musical performances held each Wednesday evening through mid-August.

  • Third Annual Blessing of the Fleet and Summer White Party

    June 24, 2015 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

    Join us on Wednesday evening, June 24, 2015, when the Historical Society will once again celebrate traditions old and new. We will officially launch the summer season with the Blessing of the Fleet, a delightful boat parade on the harbor, open to the public and welcoming all participants.