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! 

  • Arsenic and Old Lace

    Apr 23 - 26, 2015

    The Little Traverse Civic Theatre will present Joseph Kesserling's Arsenic and Old Lace.

  • Studio and Pottery Demonstrations

    Jan 10 - Apr 25, 2015 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM - Saturdays

    Join Sturgeon River Pottery, a Northern Michigan icon for over 30 years, for an open studio day as our Michigan-based artists conduct live demonstrations on pottery and tile making techniques.

  • Northern Michigan Chorale Spring Concert

    Apr 24 - 26, 2015

    The Northern Michigan Chorale will present their annual spring concert titled, Spring Is In The Air. Songs to be performed reflect the many moods of spring and will be enjoyed by the entire family. The Little Traverse Youth Choir joins the Chorale on selected numbers.

  • Petoskey Film Theater Series

    Apr 25, 2015 7:30 PM

    The Petoskey Film Series will be showing the award-winning film "The Grand Budapest Hotel." Donations are appreciated. Wes Anderson's "The Grand Budapest Hotel" won 4 Academy Awards.

  • Boyne City Farmers Market

    Nov 1, 2014 - Apr 25, 2015 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM - Saturdays

    A gathering of farmers and vendors in Boyne City at the Red Barn, downtown.

  • North Central Michigan College Lecture Series

    Apr 29, 2015 7:00 PM

    North Central Michigan College’s Lecture Series will feature Marvel Comics Creative Director, Bill Rosemann, on April 15, at 7 p.m. in North Central’s Student and Community Resource Center gymnasium on the Petoskey campus. Doors open at 6:00 p.m

  • 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.

  • Arsenic and Old lace

    Apr 30 - May 2, 2015 8:00 PM

    The Little Traverse Civic Theatre will present Joseph Kesserling's Arsenic and Old Lace.

  • Canvas D'Vine

    May 1, 2015

    Bring your friends and come join the fun! The Spa at The Inn at Bay Harbor is hosting a series of painting and wine events. Participants create their own work of art with step-by-step instructions from local artists.

  • Petoskey Restaurant Week

    May 1 - 8, 2015

    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!

  • Spring Birding with Little Traverse Conservancy and the Greenwood Wildlife Sanctuary

    May 2, 2015 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Join Little Traverse Conservancy volunteer and birder extraordinaire Mary Trout as we explore the varying habitats of the Greenwood Sanctuary.

  • Independent Bookseller Day

    May 2, 2015 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    Following the success of last year’s California Bookstore Day, independent bookstores across the nation will be celebrating the love of books and community on Saturday, May 2.

  • 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

  • Annual Morel Mushroom Dinner

    May 7, 2015 6:30 PM

    Chef John Norman, with special guest Chad Nuzum of Hall Wines, St. Helena, CA will present City Park Grill's Annual Morel Mushroom Dinner.

  • Annual Morel Mushroom Wine Dinner

    May 7, 2015 6:30 PM

    Don't miss City Park Grill's Annual Morel Mushroom Wine Dinner featuring Hall Wines.

  • Great Lakes, Dark Skies

    May 9, 2015 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

    With 2015 sanctioned as the International Year of Light and Lighting Science, Emmet County's Headlands park is proud to celebrate its 4th year as Michigan's only internationally-designated Dark Sky Park!

  • Mother's Day Royal Tea

    May 10, 2015 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

    Looking for something special to do for your mom this Mother’s Day? Castle Farms invites you to treat your mom like royalty at our Mother’s Day Royal Tea.

  • Mother's Day Brunch

    May 10, 2015 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

    Make Mom feel special - bring her to the Terrace Inn & 1911 Restaurant for a delightful Mother's Day Brunch!

  • Eagle Eye Naturalist Series

    May 12, 2015 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

    Encourage your child to discover the fascinating world of birds! Geared for children 6 – 11, this monthly program is led by LTC volunteer and bird enthusiast, Mary Trout.

  • 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.

  • Duplicate Bridge Event

    May 12 - 14, 2015

    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. The emphasis is on fun, but the competition is good. We team this up with great food and comfortable surroundings for a fantastic bridge event.

  • Winning Wines of Northern Michigan

    May 13, 2015 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

    Wine tasting, hors d'oeuvres and entertainment - shouldn't this be on your calendar?

  • Boyne City Mushroom Festival

    May 13, 2015 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM

    A new addition to Boyne City's Mushroom Festival is the Craft Beer Block party and it promises to be a blast!

  • 55th Annual Morel Mushroom Festival

    May 14 - 17, 2015

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

  • Harbor Springs Restaurant Week

    May 15 - 23, 2015

    This is your chance to experience the culinary delights of the Harbor Springs area at an affordable price - and don't forget to pair your meal with one of the many wines or beers from the region.

  • Morelfest Wine and Dine

    May 15, 2015

    If you can't find the mushrooms in the woods, you know you'll get some here! The popular Mushroom Festival event will have two seatings at 5:30 and 8 p.m. at the Deer Lake Beach House restaurant on Deer Lake.

  • Spring into Nature for Knee High Naturalists

    May 16, 2015 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    Spring is an exciting time for youngsters to explore outdoors as nature awakens after the winter season. This program will begin with the story When Will It Be Spring? about a curious little cub anticipating spring while he’s supposed to be asleep during the winter.

  • 26th Annual Zoo-de-Mackinac Bike Tour

    May 16, 2015

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

  • Spring Birding

    May 16, 2015 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM

    Join LTC and the Petoskey Regional Audubon Society (PRAS) at this new preserve. A delightful mix of habitats supports a wide diversity of birds. This will be the peak of songbird migration, so expect to see a wide array of species during this northern Michigan birding walk.

  • Bubbling Springs Nature Walk

    May 19, 2015 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Join former LTC stewardship director Doug Fuller for a short (less than mile) hike at this neighborhood nature preserve.

  • 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! Come down and browse great items including clothing, home gifts, toys and novelties, boating accessories and so much more!

  • 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.