Calendar of Events


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! 

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  • The Sleeper (play)

    Apr 28 - 30, 2016

    Don't miss the Little Traverse Civic Theatre's spring production, 'The Sleeper', an award winning play by Catherine Butterfield. Performance dates are April 28th - 30th at the Crooked Tree Arts Center.

  • Freshwater Concert Series

    Apr 29, 2016 7:00 PM

    The Accidentals have taken the music world by storm and the Freshwater Concerts series is thrilled to have them on tap.

  • CTAC Artisans & Farmers Market

    Oct 9, 2015 - June 3, 2016 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM - Fridays

    If it's locally grown or handmade, chances are you will find it at the CTAC Artisans & Farmers Market.

  • Nick Adams Feast

    Apr 30, 2016 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

    Take advantage of this rare opportunity and experience a Nick Adams Feast while learning more about the man who created the character, Ernest Hemingway.

  • Wine Tastings

    Jan 9 - Aug 27, 2016 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM - Saturdays

    A tasteful event held each Saturday from 3:00 - 4:30pm.

  • Boyne City Farmers Market

    Nov 7, 2015 - Apr 30, 2016 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM - Saturdays

    The Boyne City Farmers Market is everything you would expect from a farmers market - and MORE!

  • Wine Tastings

    Feb 6 - May 21, 2016 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM - Saturdays

    Symons General Store in Petoskey's Gaslight District will host a wine tasting every Saturday from 12:00pm-4:00pm in the Wine Cellar.

  • Spring Open House

    May 1, 2016 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM

    Raven Hill Discovery Center is celebrating its 25th year of providing informal science, history and art for northern Lower Michigan with a family-friendly Spring Open House!

  • Blissfest Jam Sessions

    Mar 6 - Oct 2, 2016 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM - Sundays

    Bring your guitar, banjo, fiddle, mandolin, harmonica, kazoo, washboard, penny whistle or what ever you play.

  • Concert: Italy - Vivaldi's Four Seasons and Selections from Respighi

    May 1, 2016

    Come enjoy an afternoon of inspired live orchestral performances and a pre-concert talk with GLCO’s Conductor Libor Ondras.

  • Petoskey Poets

    Apr 4 - Oct 3, 2016 6:00 PM - Every first Monday

    Red Sky Stage offers an open mic for poetry, prose and stories. Join in the fun every month.

  • Wine Wednesday

    May 4, 2016 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

    Wine Wednesday is a great way to introduce yourself to new wines and venues! This event will continue on the first Wednesday of each month except July and August

  • Spring Jazz Weekend

    May 6 - 8, 2016

    Enjoy a terrific weekend of jazz music in historic Bay View.

  • Moms Fly Free

    May 6 - 8, 2016

    Moms can enjoy the thrill of ziplining for FREE this Mother’s Day Weekend at Boyne Mountain!

  • Duplicate Bridge Event

    May 10 - 12, 2016

    Do you like playing for master points? Then this is the event for you! The "Spring into Spring Duplicate Bridge Event" is hosted by Jayne Paquette, a wonderful director and instructor.

  • 56th Annual Morel Mushroom Festival

    May 11, 2016

    This fun-filled festival is the ultimate signal that spring is here....Carnival, Mushroom Hunting, Cooking Demonstrations and lots of Morels! New Wednesday night event added!

  • Canvas D'Vine

    May 13, 2016

    Your last chance this season! Sip wine, catch up with your friends and walk away with your own unique piece of art. New this year, every Canvas d'Vine participant receives an exclusive Buy One Get One* offer at The Spa good through May 31, 2016!

  • Northern Michigan Chorale Spring Concert

    May 13 - 15, 2016

    Let the music take you to Broadway and beyond as the Northern Michigan Chorale presents their annual spring concert, "Let's Celebrate!"

  • FREE Second Saturdays

    Sept 12, 2015 - May 14, 2016 - Every second Saturday

    Every second Saturday of the month admission is FREE at Raven Hill Discovery Center!

  • Run for Their Lives 5K

    May 14, 2016

    The Charlevoix Area Humane Society Benefit will host the "Run For Their Lives 5K" run and walk during the Boyne City Morel Mushroom Festival, raising funds for the shelter and animals cared for there. Runners of all ages are invited to attend, as well as friendly canines.

  • Sunday Series - Oboe and Strings

    May 15, 2016 4:00 PM

    The Great Lakes Chamber Orchestra presents Oboe and Strings for May's Sunday Series featuring Elizabeth Bert, cello; Lynn Hansen, oboe; Steven Leonard, violin; and Ann Schoelles, viola.

  • Broadway Musical Dinner

    May 15, 2016 6:00 PM

    The talented students at Petoskey High School invite you to attend the first Broadway Musical Dinner at Stafford’s Perry Hotel! The evening will feature songs and entertainment from Guys & Dolls, Music Man, My Fair Lady, Les Miserables and more!

  • Spring Fling Dinner

    May 18, 2016 6:00 PM

    Like the first robin, another sure sign of spring is the Harbor Springs Area Historical Society’s annual Spring Fling Dinner. Both locals and visitors to the area will enjoy the evening's line-up.

  • Petoskey Restaurant Week

    May 20 - 27, 2016

    Enjoy your favorite restaurants and discover new ones at an affordable price. The best restaurants of Petoskey and Bay Harbor have joined forces for this special culinary event!

  • Color Fun Run

    May 21, 2016

    Beautiful route, fun activity, great cause! Run for the health of it and have a great time! 5K & 1 mile run/walk.

  • 27th Annual Zoo-de-Mackinac Bike Tour

    May 21, 2016

    The Zoo-de-Mackinac is a weekend of huge parties with great bands, one of the most scenic bicycle rides in the country starting in Harbor Springs, a lot of sunshine, views of the mighty Mackinac Bridge, and one magical island.

  • Memorial Weekend Sidewalk Sale

    May 27 - 30, 2016

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

  • Stafford’s Top of Michigan Community Marathon

    May 28, 2016

    Registration for the inaugural Stafford’s Top of Michigan Community Marathon is open and waiting for you to sign up for this terrific event on beautiful Little Traverse Wheelway.