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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  • National Cherry Festival

    July 4 - 11, 2015

    The 898th National Cherry Festival will feature entertainment and lots of cherry delights throughout the Festival grounds.

  • Charlotte Ross Lee Concerts in the Park Series

    June 16 - Aug 14, 2015 12:00 PM - Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays

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

  • 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.

  • Where's Waldo

    July 1 - 31, 2015

    The famous children’s book character in the striped shirt and black-rimmed specs is visiting twenty-five different local businesses throughout our community this July. Those who spot him can win prizes, including buttons, book coupons and more!

  • Kids' Paddle Camp

    June 22 - Aug 13, 2015 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM - Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays

    Kids' Paddle Camp will be offered by The Outfitter of Harbor Springs every week through mid-August!

  • 32nd Annual Harbor Springs Women's Club Art Fest

    July 8, 2015 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM

    This terrific juried art show draws as many as 120 artists from all across the country!

  • 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.

  • Petoskey Film Theater Series

    July 8, 2015 7:30 PM

    ​The Petoskey Film Theater will be showing the British comedy "Mrs. Henderson Presents" (starring Judi Dench). Donations are appreciated.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Street Musique

    June 25 - Aug 27, 2015 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM - Thursdays

    Come and enjoy the various sounds and melodies of local area musicians while strolling Main Street.

  • Wine & Pizza Night

    July 9, 2015 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

    What a delightful combination - fantastic wine paired with terrific pizza!

  • A Night of Arts in Harbor Springs

    July 10, 2015 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

    A Night of Arts in Harbor Springs is a celebration of fine art, adornment and antiques, which will once again encourage area residents and visitors to explore and appreciate the diverse talent on display.

  • 35th Annual Blissfest Music Festival

    July 10 - 12, 2015

    The Blissfest Music Festival celebrates music, culture, art, diversity and community with traditional and innovative folk, roots and world music in picturesque northern Michigan. Over 50 local, regional, national and international artists and bands entertain on four stages and four workshop areas.

  • Dinner & a Movie Nights

    June 12 - Sept 4, 2015 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM - Fridays

    What a great way to spend share an inexpensive evening with the family - Dinner & a Movie Night in Harbor Springs.

  • Petoskey Rocks!

    July 10, 2015 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

    Kick off your weekend in downtown Petoskey at Petoskey Rocks!

  • 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 Film Theater Series

    July 10, 2015 7:30 PM

    ​The Petoskey Film Theater will be showing the British comedy "Mrs. Henderson Presents" (starring Judi Dench). Donations are appreciated.

  • 12th Annual Boyne Thunder

    July 10 - 11, 2015

    This unique boating event showcases high performance boats, some sporting several thousand horsepower, cruising through the waters of Lake Charlevoix and Lake Michigan on a 90-mile excursion.

  • Ghost Walk

    July 10 - Aug 21, 2015 - Fridays

    For the past century, Downtown Petoskey has had its fair share of spooky hauntings, Edgar Allan Poe inspired deaths, and mobster dealings. Come hear the tales . . .

  • Movies in the Park at Dark

    July 10, 2015

    Petoskey Rocks! brings tonight's Movies in the Park at Dark to Pennsylvania Park.

  • Petoskey Farmers Market

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

    Farmers take to the street in Petoskey.

  • Concerts in the Barn - Mulebone

    July 11, 2015 7:30 PM

    Visit this unique venue and hear Mulebone live in concert! Mulebone is a partnership comprised of multi-instrumentalist, John Ragusa and roots music specialist, Hugh Pool. The launching pad for their musical expression is traditional blues.

  • The Rascals in Concert

    July 11, 2015 8:00 PM

    See Felix Cavaliere’s The Rascals on stage for the 100 year celebration of John M. Hall Auditorium! We'll be Groovin' on a Saturday night (instead of a Sunday afternoon).

  • Good Hart Market Days

    June 27 - Oct 17, 2015 2:00 PM - 5:30 PM - Saturdays

    Since 2009, Good Hart Market Days has offered a Saturday afternoon market featuring local farmers, artists, and artisans. Join them beginning June 27, 2015 for another wonderful season.

  • Hot to Trot 5K Run/Walk

    July 11, 2015 8:00 AM

    Summer in northern Michigan is too nice to sleep the day away. Get up bright and early and have some fun with the Hot to Trot 5K Run/Walk!

  • 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.

  • Bay View Cottage Walk 2015

    July 14, 2015 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

    Explore beautiful, historic Bay View! This walking tour feature nine private cottage and four campus buildings. Musical and dramatic performances will be offered throughout the day.

  • Running Injury Clinic

    July 14, 2015 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

    A Running Injury and Performance Clinic will be hosted by The Outfitter of Harbor Springs and conducted by medical professionals from Northern Michigan Sports Medicine Center.

  • Castle Farms Fairy Garden Make n’Take Class

    July 14, 2015 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

    Grow a wee garden for the wee folk! Enjoy free admission to a Castle Fairy Garden Make & Take class. This hands-on class is presented by a Master Gardener.

  • Harbor History Talk

    July 16, 2015 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

    In conjunction with the Harbor Springs Area Historical Society’s newest exhibit, Anishnaabek Art: Gift of the Great Lakes, the society will host a Harbor History Talk about Native American quillwork with renowned artist Yvonne Walker Keshick.

  • Happy Hour Book Launch

    July 17, 2015 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

    Don't miss the Happy Hour Book Launch of Stewart James' new book "Writing with Hemingway at City Park Grill."

  • Shay Days 2015

    July 17 - 18, 2015 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

    The Harbor Springs Area Historical Society is pleased to once again present Shay Days, a celebration of inventor Ephraim Shay and his contributions to the community.

  • Petoskey Rocks!

    July 17, 2015 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

    Kick off your weekend in downtown Petoskey at Petoskey Rocks!

  • Movies in the Park at Dark

    July 17, 2015

    Bring the whole gang to Petoskey's Pennsylvania Park for tonight's free movie.

  • North American Indian Art Fair

    July 18, 2015 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

    Join us for the North American Indian Art Fair showcasing culture, history and native American Indian tradition through the works of Native American artists and artisans

  • Art In The Park

    July 18, 2015 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

    Fabulous art in the beautiful venue of Petoskey's Pennsylvania Park with the chance to find that perfect one-of-a-kind gift for someone special.

  • Annual Venetian Festival

    July 18 - 25, 2015

    Games, music, and fireworks -oh my! This year marks the 85th Venetian Festival celebration and each year gets a little better!

  • Concerts in the Barn - The Moxie Strings

    July 18, 2015 7:30 PM

    Visit this unique venue and listen to The Moxie Strings - an electrifying combination of fiddler, Diana Ladio, and cellist, Alison Lynn. With their feel-good melodies and foot-stomping, rock-influenced rhythms, this duo has put a fresh, enticing spin on Celtic and Americana music.

  • Bear River Crawl

    July 18, 2015 8:00 AM

    Come to Petoskey for this 5K Run/Walk beginning at beautiful Bay Front Park.

  • ‘A Little Night Music!’

    July 18, 2015 8:30 PM - 10:30 PM

    Enjoy ‘A Little Night Music!’ as the Headlands International Dark Sky Park plans evening under the stars with the Great Lakes Chamber Orchestra Ensemble.

  • 7th Annual Little Traverse Triathlon

    July 19, 2015

    This is a fun, family event open to all ages and abilities. Everyone is welcome! First time triathletes, serious racers, and relay teams are encouraged to enter.

  • Bookstore Events

    July 20 - 25, 2015

    McLean and Eakin Booksellers in downtown Petoskey has six exciting book events going on the week of July 20th!

  • 1st Annual Hemingway Birthday Celebration

    July 21, 2015 6:00 PM

    Calling all Hemingway Aficionados! You are cordially invited to the 1st Annual Hemingway Birthday Celebration at Stafford's Perry Hotel!

  • Music on the Bidwell Plaza

    July 23, 2015 12:30 PM

    Enjoy an outdoor free performance!

  • Northern MI Flywheelers Antique Tractor-Engine & Craft Show

    July 23 - 26, 2015

    Working blacksmith & tractor scales, basket factory & veneer mill, old machinery in operation, steam engines and lots more at this annual family event. It's a step back in time that the whole family will love.

  • Bay View Musical - Ragtime

    July 23 - 25, 2015 8:00 PM

    This award-winning show garnered all kinds of recognition during its time on Broadway. Packed with memorable songs, singable melodies, touching ballads, effervescent production numbers with the whole company, the story line is oddly similar to the social issues we feel today.

  • Craft Show and Fiber Arts Festival

    July 24 - 26, 2015

    Join Castle Farms of Charlevoix for the Craft Show and Fiber Arts Festival. More than fifty vendors will be on hand, showcasing unique garments and fiber-related items, one-of-a-kind works of art, accessories, home decor pieces, foods, candles, spices, Holiday décor, jewelry and more.

  • Petoskey Rocks!

    July 24, 2015 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

    Kick off your weekend in downtown Petoskey at Petoskey Rocks! Tonight's entertainment includes a Murder Mystery. This is a fun-filled family event!

  • 55th Annual Little Traverse Bay Regatta

    July 24 - 26, 2015

    Hosted by the Little Traverse Yacht Club (LTYC), the Ugotta Regatta brings together some of the best sailboat racing in the country on Little Traverse Bay.

  • Movies in the Park at Dark

    July 24, 2015

    Petoskey Rocks! brings you tonight's Movies in the Park.

  • Bay Harbor Arts Festival

    July 25 - 26, 2015

    Celebrating its 16th anniversary, the Bay Harbor Arts Festival is held annually the last weekend in July at Bay Harbor's breathtaking Lake Michigan waterfront to celebrate the talents of more than 80 of the finest local and national artists.

  • Concerts in the Barn - The String Doctors

    July 25, 2015 7:30 PM

    Come hear the sound of this newly formed group in the unique venue that is Aten Place!

  • Friends Farm Meal

    July 25, 2015

    Come and enjoy a specially prepared farm meal in the special place that is the Elyn Lea Lodge.

  • Running Injury Clinic

    July 28, 2015 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

    A Running Injury and Performance Clinic will be hosted by The Outfitter of Harbor Springs and conducted by medical professionals from Northern Michigan Sports Medicine Center.

  • Trail Run

    July 29, 2015

    Get Out There! Join in this no fuss-all fun celebration of running with 5K and 10K runs on Nub's Nobs trails. Open to all and hand-timed. $20 entry fee with tech t-shirt, free swag and a post-run BYO BBQ. Register: stop in, call 231.526.2621 or

  • Music on the Bidwell Plaza

    July 30, 2015 12:30 PM

    Enjoy an outdoor free performance!

  • ZZ Top Tribute

    July 31, 2015 8:00 PM

    Come see the world's most authentic ZZ Top Concert recreation!

  • Gospel Music Festival

    July 31 - Aug 1, 2015

    This is a 37-year long tradition...Fun filled, uplifting music and community time. The show features a wealth of talent!

  • Petoskey Rocks!

    July 31, 2015 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

    Kick off your weekend in downtown Petoskey at Petoskey Rocks!

  • Movies in the Park at Dark

    July 31, 2015

    The magic of Sleeping Beauty will fill Pennsylvania Park tonight.

  • 50th Annual Downtown Petoskey Sidewalk Sales

    July 31 - Aug 1, 2015

    Looking for bargains galore, entertainment, food and fun? Look no further than Downtown Petoskey Sidewalk Sales, Friday, July 31, and Saturday, August 1, 2015.

  • Antiques at the Fairgrounds

    Aug 1 - 2, 2015

    This popular show will feature dealers from around the country. There will be a huge array of high quality antique merchandise from the smallest collectibles (jewelry), to a wide range of antique furniture, pottery, china, textiles, prints and more.

  • Concerts in the Barn - Jennie DeVoe

    Aug 1, 2015 7:30 PM

    Jennie DeVoe is an independent singer/songwriter with a soulful-blues-americana vibe whom Bonnie Raitt calls, "A great songwriter," and, "One of the most talented and hardest working musicians I know." Come hear her at Aten Place!

  • Michigan Mountain Mayhem Beat the Heat Tour

    Aug 1, 2015

    Because a tough workout feels good in the long run . . . The Beat the Heat Tour will have something for everyone, whether you are a beginner looking for a casual easy safe ride with friends and family or a seasoned racer looking for the ultimate challenge.

  • WoofStock 2015 Pet and Music Festival

    Aug 1, 2015

    The Charlevoix Area Humane Society and Mackinaw Trail Winery will host this event celebrating with a wide variety of music to support the Northwest Michigan Region and the animals so many love.   The

  • 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

  • 41st Annual Polish Festival

    Aug 6 - 9, 2015

    This is a northern Michigan tradition you don't want to miss! Polish food and Polish music are just the beginning.