Calendar of Events
From the springtime Morel Festival in Boyne City to the fall Taste of Harbor Springs, you will find a multitude of festivals, music programs and events to keep you happy in the Petoskey Area!
Boyne City Farmers Market
The Boyne City Farmers Market boasts more than 70 regular vendors offering seasonal fruits, vegetables, and herbs; gourmet baked goods and preserves; eggs and cheese; honey and maple syrup; meat, poultry and fish, potted annuals, perennials, trees and shrubs, and cut flowers.
NEW this year - also find the market at Evenings At The Gazebo on Wednesdays, 5 p.m.-7 p.m.!
Veteran's Park is located on Lake Street in downtown Boyne City.
Studio & Pottery Demonstrations
Sturgeon River Pottery's Michigan-based artists will conduct live demonstrations on pottery, tile making and clay sculpture as part of our summer demonstration series. Sessions will highlight the creation of many of our best-selling functional and tile pieces.
These demonstrations are free and open to the public, no reservations are needed.
Sturgeon River Pottery is located at 3031 Charlevoix Road (U.S. 31), Petoskey.
Petoskey Restaurant Week
Bring your appetite and be ready for culinary delights during the inaugural presentation of Petoskey's Restaurant Week. Special menus are on tap and participating restaurants include:
*American Spoon Café *Bob-In Again *The Bistro *cava *Chandler’s
*City Park Grill *Inn at Bay Harbor *Jesperson’s *Julienne Tomatoes
*Knot Just A Bar *Leo’s Lounge *Mitchell Street Pub
*Mim's Mediterranean Grill *Noggin Room *Palette Bistro
*Roast & Toast *Sage *Side Door Saloon
*Symons General Store *Twisted Olive *Villa Ristorante Italiano *Whitecaps
Enjoy three course menus for $25 for dinner and $15 for lunch - with some establishments offering two-for-one pricing!
Mark your calendars for restaurant week in the fall, too - October 18 thru October 25!
Petoskey Film Theater Series
The Petoskey Film Theater will be showing a fun comedy/foodie film this week in support of Petoskey Restaurant Week. The German film "Soul Kitchen" will be shown. Donations are welcome.
Celebrated filmmaker Fatih Akins serves up a delightfully fresh comedy with his latest award-winning film. "Soul Kitchen" is a delicious, free spirited story of food, friends, and rock & roll, winner of the Special Jury Prize and the Young Cinema Award for Best Film at the Venice Film Festival, and a smash with audiences at the Toronto and Tribeca film festivals. "Soul Kitchen" film centers on a likable but hopelessly disorganized restauranteur, Zinos whose cafe is second home to a motley crew of lovable eccentrics. When his girlfriend Nadine up and moves to Shanghai, a love-sick Zinos decides to fly after her, leaving his restaurant in the hands of his unreliable ex-con brother Illias. Both decisions turn out disastrous: Illias gambles away the restaurant to a shady real estate agent, and Zinos finds Nadine with a new lover. If the brothers can stop arguing and get it together, the Soul Kitchen might still have one last chance at staying in business. The mayhem that follows is a hilariously entertaining story of self-realization, set to an irresistibly soulful soundtrack.
The Carnegie Building is located at 451 E. Mitchell St., downtown Petoskey.
Wine tasting, great appetizers from City Park Grill, and live music from Chris Koury all in the beautiful galleries of the Crooked Tree Arts Center.
Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 at the door.
Crooked Tree Arts Center is located at 461 East Mitchell Street, Petoskey.
5K/1 mile Fun Run
The first annual Boyne City and East Jordan Police Departments D.A.R.E. 5K/1 mile Fun Run will start and finish in Sunset Park, behind the Chamber office in downtown Boyne City. All proceeds from this fundraiser will be used to continue D.A.R.E. programs. The race starts at 8 a.m. with registration at 7 a.m.. Entry fees are $20 for individuals and $45 for families before May 15, and the price increases by $5 after May 15. Students wearing their D.A.R.E. t-shirts can enter for $5. The first 200 registrants will receive an event t-shirt. Registration form is available online and at the police departments and chamber offices in Boyne City and East Jordan.
The Boyne Area Chamber of Commerce is located at 28 South Lake Street, Boyne City.
Artisan Series; Chainsaw Carver Chad Denkins
Michigan-based chainsaw sculptor Chad Denkins will conduct a live demonstration of his wood sculpting and carving art. He will also present a collection of his work, which includes several northern Michigan themed pieces.
The demonstration is free. No reservations required. Chainsaws also not required.
Sturgeon River Pottery is located at 3031 Charlevoix Avenue, Petoskey.
5th Annual Boyne Mountain Tennis Academy Tennis Clinic
In giving back to the game of tennis, the Boyne Mountain Tennis Academy and Coaches Larry Stark and Bill Perlmutter are pleased to offer the 5th Annual Boyne Mountain Tennis Academy, No Charge, Memorial Day Weekend Tennis Clinics. The free clinics are offered from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and concentrate on drills to improve ground stroke, serves, volleys, singles and doubles match play and more.
Space is limited so RSVP soon!
Adults and juniors are welcome to this intermediate level and above tennis event.
For more information about the Boyne Mountain Tennis Academy, please visit http://www.boyne.com/Summer/TennisAcademy.html.
48h Annual Memorial Weekend Pageant
Over 400 cast members will re-create events that took place between the French, British and Indian tribes, on June 2, 1763.
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.
Parade on Saturday at 1 pm; pageant on Saturday at 3:30 pm and Sunday and Monday at 2:30 pm.
Lots of activities throughout the weekend. Live the history in Mackinaw!
Annual Memorial Weekend Drag Race
They'll be putting the pedal to the metal at the Annual Boyne City Police Department Memorial Day Drag Race! Join in the fun and excitement as cars, motorcycles diesel trucks and snowmobiles compete for the best times and to break records.
Racing begins at noon, and gates will open at 8:30am for registration.
Driver's meeting will be held at 11:45am. Cars, trucks, motorcycles and snowmobiles welcome. Pro Tree and Full Tree options available, and will be decided at Driver's Meeting.
The Races are held at the Boyne City Airport, 1048 E Main St.
Boyne City - Memorial Day Service/Parade
Memorial Services Will Be Held At The Following Locations:
8:00 am.......Memorial Park, Boyne Falls
8:30 a.m......Memorial Park, Walloon Lake
9:00 a.m......Evangeline Cemetery, Evangeline Township
9:30 a.m......Dyer Cemetery Bay Township
10:00 a.m......Advance Cemetery, Eveline Township
10:15 a.m......Wilson Cemetery, Wilson Township
10:30 a.m......Maple Lawn Cemetery, Boyne City
11:30 a.m.....Memorial Day Parade - Parade route: March from the American Legion Hall, on Lake St. to Boyne River. Conduct a memorial service for those lost at sea. March north on Lake St. to Veterans Memorial Park, gathering at the Memorial site.
Memorial Day Parade/Service in Petoskey
An 8:45 ceremony begins the day at Greenwood Cemetery.
The parade will start at 10am along Mitchell Street and ends in Pennsylvania Park where the memorial service will take place.
Memorial Day Parade/Service in Harbor Springs
There will be a small parade traveling through downtown and to Zorn Park where a Memorial Day service will be held. Another service will follow at Lakeview Cemetery.
Fustini’s Vegan Tasting Dinner
Stafford’s Perry Hotel and Fustini’s Oils & Vinegars invite you to attend an exciting culinary adventure, pairing some of Stafford’s favorite dishes with Fustini’s Oils & Vinegars.
$40 per guest - call for reservations.