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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  • 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!

  • 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.

  • 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!

  • Bird Walk at Lavender Hill Farm

    May 28, 2016 8:30 AM

    Join Petoskey Regional Audubon Society (PRAS) on a bird walk at Lavender Hill Farm. Tracy Datlen and Lisa Hoyt, will lead the walk and observe and identify the birds.

  • 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.

  • Stafford’s Top of Michigan Community Marathon & 10K Run/Walk

    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.

  • Boyne City Farmers Market

    May 7 - Sept 3, 2016 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM - Wednesdays, Saturdays

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

  • 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.

  • Free Bird Walk

    May 29, 2016 9:00 AM

    The Petoskey Regional Audubon Society (PRAS) invites the public to join them for a free guided bird walk at Oden Fish Hatchery. Participants will explore woodlands, ponds, wetland habitats, and open areas near the hatchery buildings

  • Memorial Day Parade/Service in Petoskey

    May 30, 2016 10:00 AM

    Memorial Day Services in Petoskey will begin at 9:00 a.m. with a firing squad ceremony at Greenwood Cemetery.

  • Tommy's "Rock Out Dock Out" Party

    May 30, 2016 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

    Join Tommy’s in the Village of Walloon for “Rock Out Dock Out” Party on Memorial Day, May 30th!

  • Tuesday Night Nike & Car Cruise Ins

    May 31 - Aug 30, 2016 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM - Tuesdays

    Here's a reason for you to rev your engines every Tuesday night from 6 - 9pm at Boyne Mountain - Tuesday Bike Nights and Car Cruise-Ins are back.

  • Boat In Movies in the Park

    June 1 - Aug 31, 2016 - Wednesdays

    Boat In Movies in the Park will happen this summer in the Village Green Park next to Barrel Back in Walloon Lake! Movies will start 20 minutes after sunset and can be watched from the park’s lawn or from your boat!

  • Wine Wednesday

    June 1, 2016

    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.

  • 67th Annual Lilac Festival

    June 3 - 12, 2016

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

  • Summer Open House

    June 3, 2016 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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

  • Harbor Springs Cycling Classic

    June 4, 2016 8:00 AM

    Experience a leisurely bike ride along some of the most scenic roads of northern Michigan. The routes include scenic M-119, locally known as Lake Shore Drive, better known as the "Tunnel of Trees."

  • Boyne Area Restaurant Week

    June 6 - 12, 2016

    Long known for their Friday night Stroll the Streets, Boyne City along with Boyne Falls is quickly becoming known as a foodie destination. Come celebrate Restaurant Week in this Small Town with Epic Food!

  • 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.

  • 2nd Annual Stroll Through History

    June 10 - 11, 2016

    Historic tours, a visit from "President Roosevelt," and notalgic tunes from the River Raisin Ragtime Revue are just part of the fun on this history-filled weekend!

  • USACK Marathon Kayak National Championships

    June 10 - 11, 2016

    Who will represent the United States in the Marathon World Championships? Come watch to find out!

  • Free Fishing Weekend

    June 11 - 12, 2016

    Two days twice a year, families and friends can enjoy one of Michigan's premiere outdoor activities, Michigan Fishing, for FREE!

  • iTri Kids Triathlon Race and Training Camp

    June 11, 2016

    Announcing the iTri Kids Triathlon Race and Training Camp at the Charlevoix Area Community Pool! This annual event held on June 11th, 2016 is a triathlon for youth in grades Preschool-12.

  • Great Lakes Chamber Orchestra Performance

    June 12, 2016

    Join the Great Lakes Chamber Orchestra for excerpts from Bizet's "Carmen."

  • Charlotte Ross Lee Concerts in the Park Series

    June 14 - Aug 9, 2016 12:00 PM - Tuesdays

    Enjoy free lunch time entertainment on Tuesdays in Pennsylvania Park!

  • Charlotte Ross Lee Concerts in the Park Series

    June 15 - Aug 10, 2016 12:00 PM - Wednesdays

    Located in Downtown Petoskey’s Pennsylvania Park, these Wednesday programs are a perfect escape.

  • Gallery Walk

    June 16, 2016 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.

  • Charlotte Ross Lee Concerts in the Park Series

    June 17 - Aug 12, 2016 12:00 PM - Fridays

    More than 20 years of great lunchtime music continues during the Friday Charlotte Ross Lee Concerts in the Park; they're a great way to kick off the weekend!

  • 14th Annual In Water Boat Show

    June 17 - 19, 2016 10:00 AM

    What a way to kick off the boating season! Join the fun at the 14th annual In-Water Boat Show over Father’s Day weekend, June 17th – 19th.

  • Stroll the Streets

    June 17 - Sept 2, 2016 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM - Fridays

    Stroll the Streets fills downtown Boyne City with music and fun every summer Friday evening for the 13th year.

  • 33rd Annual Petoskey Soccer Tournament

    June 17 - 19, 2016

    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 on some of the best fields in the state!

  • 36th Annual Taste of the North

    June 18, 2016 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

    The Little Traverse Historical Society's 36th annual Taste of the North event promises to be a temptation for your taste buds!

  • Harbor Springs Farmers Market

    June 18 - Sept 3, 2016 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM - Wednesdays, Saturdays

    Come and see what the Harbor Springs Farmers Market! There's a lot going on!

  • 22nd Annual Petoskey Sand Dig Beach Volleyball Tournament

    June 18 - 19, 2016

    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!

  • Sunday Vespers Concerts

    June 19 - Aug 14, 2016 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.

  • Cooking for a Cause

    June 21 - Sept 20, 2016 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM - Every third Tuesday

    Good food, friends and a chance to make a difference - sound good? Then come to Cooking for a Cause!

  • East Jordan Freedom Festival

    June 21 - 26, 2016

    There will be something for each member of your family or group at the East Jordan Freedom Festival - music, food and fun.

  • Evenings at the Gazebo

    June 22 - Aug 17, 2016 6:30 PM - Wednesdays

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

  • Luke Buck Watercolor Painting Workshop

    June 23 - 24, 2016 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

    Luke will share his unique painting techniques combining transparent watercolor and gouache. The workshop is designed for the novice beginner, intermediate, or the more advanced & accomplished watercolor artist.

  • SOBO Arts Festival

    June 24 - 25, 2016

    The arts will be celebrated in Boyne City at the 6th annual SOBO Arts Festival held in downtown Boyne City's Sunset Park on Lake Charlevoix.

  • Bay Harbor Vintage Car and Boat Festival

    June 24 - 25, 2016 10:00 AM - 3:30 PM

    The Bay Harbor Vintage Car and Boat Festival kicks off the summer in Bay Harbor on the third weekend in June with a fantastic collection of classic cars and wooden boats!

  • 41st Annual St. Ignace Car Show

    June 24 - 26, 2016

    One of the largest all-make, all-model shows in the country!

  • Wolverine Lumberjack Festival

    June 24 - 26, 2016

    On the banks of the beautiful Sturgeon River, the Annual Wolverine Lumberjack Festival celebrates the town's life-long dedication to and appreciation of the lumber trades.

  • Annual Summer Art Show

    June 25 - 26, 2016 10:00 AM

    The Summer Art Show features high quality art displayed on the shores of scenic Round Lake. Participating artisans are carefully selected to ensure a well-rounded show offering a variety of fun and unique creations.

  • 11th Annual Waterfront Wine Festival

    June 25, 2016 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

    Mark your calendars now! The Waterfront Wine Festival takes place along the shores of Little Traverse Bay in Harbor Springs, offering breathtaking views of the water while enjoying fabulous regional wines.

  • Odaawegamigonhs Farmers Market

    June 25 - Sept 17, 2016 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM - Saturdays

    Stop into this market for native art and produce.

  • Waganakising Bay Day

    June 26, 2016 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

    Come celebrate Little Traverse Bay! Join us for a family-friendly water festival at Bayfront Park with hands-on activities for kids.

  • Young Americans - One Night Only Show

    June 26, 2016 7:00 PM

    They are the best of the best and this talented troupe of entertainers are serving up this show for ONE NIGHT ONLY!