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! 

  • Harbor Springs Cycling Classic

    May 30, 2015 8:00 AM

    Our 25th Anniversary! Experience a leisurely bike ride along some of the most scenic roads of northern Michigan, on your choice of a 20 mile, 45 mile, or 60 mile route. Each route includes scenic M-119, locally known as Lake Shore Drive, better known as the "Tunnel of Trees."

  • Free Wildflower Walks

    May 2 - 30, 2015 2:30 PM

    The Bay View Association's Woods Advisory Committee is holding a series of spring wild flower walks every Saturday afternoon at 2:30 in May.

  • Petoskey Film Theater Series

    May 30, 2015 7:30 PM

    The Petoskey Film Series will be showing the hilarious British comedy "The Full Monty." 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.

  • Free Birding Event

    May 30, 2015 8:00 AM

    Saturday, May 30 brings opportunities for birders to explore the Oden Fish Hatchery.

  • 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

  • Comedic North Showcase Series

    June 4, 2015 8:30 PM

    Comedy is alive at Red Sky Stage and in Downtown Petoskey! Petoskey's only stand-up comedy series continues this month with an outstanding lineup featuring host Mike Logan and Bob Barry, Derek Hebler and Aaron Putnam.

  • 66th Annual Lilac Festival

    June 5 - 14, 2015

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

  • Blissfest Folk and Roots Mini-Concert Series

    June 5, 2015 8:00 PM

    Kelly Shively and Norm Hausler are a pair of seasoned musicians who have played with many Northern Michigan musicians and also performed on their own. Tonight they'll sing and play together for your listening pleasure!

  • Taste of Downtown/Summer Open House

    June 5, 2015 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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

  • Movies in the Park at Dark

    June 5, 2015

    Movies in the Park at Dark kicks off the season with a Walt Disney favorite!

  • 3rd Annual Petoskey Trail Town Celebration

    June 6, 2015 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

    Petoskey Parks and Rec. Dept, and North Country Trail Association local chapters (Jordan Valley 450 Chapter, Harbor Springs) will put on this celebration

  • Dirty Dog Dash

    June 6, 2015

    Getting your butt kicked never felt so good and the 6th Annual Dirty Dog Dash will leave you feeling dirty, tired and fulfilled.

  • Spring Birding

    June 6, 2015 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM

    Join LTC and the Petoskey Regional Audubon Society (PRAS) at the Ransom Preserve where a delightful mixture of habitats are available for a wide diversity of bird species.

  • Container Gardening: The Features, Fundamentals, and Fun

    June 9, 2015 7:00 PM

    Join Castle Farms of Charlevoix for a delightful evening celebrating gardens.

  • 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.

  • 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 Farmers Market

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

    Farmers take to the street in Petoskey.

  • Lamb's Acoustic Vacation Concert

    June 13, 2015 8:00 PM

    Well known acoustic artist, John D. Lamb is hosting a concert at the Birchwood Inn of Harbor Springs featuring Jim Bizer, Kirby, Dennis Kingsbury, and more.

  • Free Fishing Weekend

    June 13 - 14, 2015

    Two days twice a year, families and friends can enjoy one of Michigan's premiere outdoor activities, Michigan Fishing, for FREE! All fishing license fees will be waived for two days, June 13 & 14, 2015.

  • Michigan Mountain Mayhem Spring Classic

    June 13, 2015

    Can you handle 10,000 feet of climbing? The Michigan Mountain Mayhem Spring Classic is a (Road Bike) cycling event which will test you both mentally and physically. It is one of the most grueling and challenging rides you will ever participate in.

  • 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.

  • Kid's Fishing Tournament

    June 13, 2015

    Looking for a way to kick off summer? Join Young State Park's crew for Free Fishing Weekend. The park will be hosting a kids fishing tournament on Mirror Pond within the park.

  • Charlotte Ross Lee Concerts in the Park Series

    June 16 - Aug 14, 2015 12:00 PM

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

  • Gallery Walk

    June 18, 2015 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.

  • Quilts by the Bay Quilt Show

    June 19 - 20, 2015 9:00 AM

    Be sure to check out this National Quilting Association Judged show with more than 150 quilts on display!

  • 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.

  • 13th Annual In Water Boat Show

    June 19 - 21, 2015

    Bay Harbor Lake Marina will host the 13th annual Bay Harbor In-Water Boat Show over Father’s Day weekend. This year’s show will feature in-water displays from personal water crafts to luxury yachts as well as diverse on-land displays.

  • 32nd Annual Petoskey Soccer Tournament

    June 19 - 21, 2015

    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 in northern Michigan.

  • 35th Annual Taste of the North

    June 20, 2015 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

    The Little Traverse Historical Society's 35th annual Taste of the North event promises to be a wonderful event! This gathering features food samples from 20+ area restaurants.

  • 21st Annual Petoskey Sand Dig Beach Volleyball Tournament

    June 20 - 21, 2015

    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!

  • 13th Annual Bike Ride for Breast Cancer

    June 20, 2015 7:30 AM - 12:00 PM

    A beautiful ride along the southern shore of Lake Charlevoix benefiting a great cause!

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Third Annual Blessing of the Fleet and Summer White Party

    June 24, 2015 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

    Join us on Wednesday evening, June 24, 2015, when the Historical Society will once again celebrate traditions old and new. We will officially launch the summer season with the Blessing of the Fleet, a delightful boat parade on the harbor, open to the public and welcoming all participants.

  • Music on the Bidwell Plaza

    June 25, 2015 12:30 PM

    Enjoy an outdoor free performance!

  • 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.

  • East Jordan Freedom Festival

    June 25 - 28, 2015

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

  • Luke Buck Workshop

    June 25 - 26, 2015 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

    "Romancing the Scene at Raven Hill" will be the 2015 Luke Buck Watercolor workshop offered at Ravenhill Discovery Center.

  • Blissfest Folk and Roots Mini-Concert Series

    June 26, 2015 8:00 PM

    The melody of the Irish Flute weaving its way through strings of the Celtic Harp inspired the duo, Weaving the Wind. Come hear them in person at Red Sky Stage.

  • Wolverine Lumberjack Festival

    June 26 - 28, 2015

    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 27 - 28, 2015 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

    The Summer Solstice 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.

  • SOBO Arts Festival

    June 27, 2015

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

  • Bay Harbor Vintage Car and Boat Festival

    June 27, 2015 10:00 AM

    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. The highlight of Vintage Weekend is the Parade of Vintage Cars and Display of Vintage Boats, held Saturday afternoon and capped off with a drive-by awards ceremony.

  • Concerts in the Barn - Neptune's Car

    June 27, 2015 7:30 PM

    Mix together a singer-songwriter from Massachusetts (Holly Hanson) with a guitarist-songwriter from New Hampshire (Steve Hayes), blend in a dollop of Contemporary Folk with a dash of Alt-Country, shared and historical biographies, and you’ll have the nautically named duo Neptune’s Car to open this year's concert series. A beautiful blend of country and folk . . . Holly’s vocals are tender, warm and quite evocative with each song taking the form of a story or tale. Steve’s guitar playing complements Holly’s vocals perfectly giving each of the songs depth and character . . . it is worth taking time to listen to the lyrics as they hold the key to this feast of musical delights . . . there are hints of Nickel Creek and Alison Krauss but Neptune’s Car do not need to be compared to any other artists. This is a strong musical duo whose music can stand on its own two feet. The songs are beautiful and the overall atmosphere created is perfect. “These two musicians have a comfortable and friendly stage presence that has the audience relaxed and captivated. Holly’s confident, sweet voice caresses her lyrics as Steve’s tasteful guitar licks and back-up vocals add the gilding that puts a shine on their well-polished tunes.” — Steve T., The Living Room Coffeehouse, Mason, NH

  • 10th Annual Waterfront Wine Festival

    June 27, 2015 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.

  • 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.