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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  • 13th Annual C.S. Lewis Festival

    Sept 22 - Nov 9, 2015

    Join in the celebration of the life and times of this beloved author!

  • Boyne City Farmers Market

    May 6 - Oct 31, 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.

  • Kamikaze Fireflies Performance

    Oct 8, 2015 6:30 PM

    Vaudeville variety show duo “Kamikaze Fireflies” opens CTAC’s 2015-2016 Performing Arts Series with this fun performance.

  • Scream in Wolverine

    Oct 8 - 31, 2015 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM - Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays

    Scream in Wolverine features "Kurt & Burt's House of Horror", and "The Swamp of Terror." This is great Halloween fun, but not for the faint of heart and NOT for kids under 12 years of age.

  • Farm to Table Fridays

    Sept 11 - Oct 9, 2015 - Fridays

    Boyne Mountain is taking your traditional Farm-to-Table dinner and adding a few twists. Instead of just taking the vegetables off the farm, they are bringing the farmers from Bluestem Farm to your dinner table.

  • North Central Michigan College's Luncheon Lectures

    Oct 9, 2015 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

    North Central Michigan College’s Luncheon Lecture will offer information about Interlochen Public Library. The lecture will be at noon in the Library conference room on the Petoskey campus.

  • 37th Annual Apple Festival

    Oct 9 - 11, 2015 10:00 AM

    Experience the magic of autumn in northern Michigan at Charlevoix's Apple Festival, which honors local orchards. Enjoy over 30 varieties of apples, hot food and fresh cider.

  • Nightmare at Challenge Mountain

    Oct 2 - 31, 2015 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM - Fridays, Saturdays

    Beware of what waits for you at The Nightmare at Challenge Mountain every Friday and Saturday in October from 7-10 p.m. This is NOT your typical haunted house.

  • Young State Park - Halloween Harvest Festival

    Oct 9 - 11, 2015

    Do you want to have a howling good time this Halloween? Join the staff of Young State Park for their Annual Halloween Harvest Festival weekend.

  • CTAC Artisans & Farmers Market

    Oct 9, 2015 - June 3, 2016 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

    If it's locally grown or handmade, chances are you will find it at the CTAC Artisans & Farmers Market.

  • FREE Second Saturdays

    Sept 12 - Dec 12, 2015 - Every second Saturday

    Every second Saturday of the month admission is FREE at Raven Hill Discovery Center!

  • Mark Farner in Concert

    Oct 10, 2015 8:00 PM

    Rock and roll legend Mark Farner, the unmistakable voice that powered Grand Funk Railroad, takes the stage at Odawa Casino's Ovation Hall.

  • Nub's Nob Open House

    Oct 10, 2015 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    Don't miss the Annual Nub’s Nob Open House with demo ski sale, discounts on equipment tune ups and more!

  • Northern Home & Cottage Home Petoskey Area Home Tour

    Oct 10, 2015 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    At least 8 unique and fabulous homes will be open for your viewing pleasure during the 2015 Northern Home & Cottage Home Tour!

  • Harbor Springs Beer Festival

    Oct 10, 2015 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM

    17 beer vendors from around the state will be pouring the best on the waterfront in beautiful Harbor Springs.

  • 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.

  • Sparkle

    Oct 10, 2015 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM

    Join The Inn at Bay Harbor's Sparkle--the first and only event of its kind, dedicated solely to celebrating Michigan sparkling wines.

  • Camp Daggett Fall Festival

    Oct 11, 2015 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

    The Fall Festival is back at beautiful Camp Daggett on Walloon Lake where fall is the perfect time to visit!

  • Odaawegamigonhs Farmers Market

    Oct 11 - 18, 2015 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM - Sundays

    Vendors will be ready for you at this outdoor market held at the Odawa Casino.

  • North Central Michigan College Lecture Series

    Oct 13, 2015 7:00 PM

    North Central Michigan College's Lecture Series will feature corporate mind reader Mark Toland on Tuesday, October 13 at 7 p.m. in North Central's Student and Community Resource Center gymnasium on the Petoskey campus

  • Michigan Hemingway Society Weekend

    Oct 16 - 18, 2015

    The Michigan Hemingway Society will hold the 25th Annual Ernest Hemingway Weekend in Petoskey.

  • Petoskey Restaurant Week

    Oct 16 - 23, 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!

  • North Central Michigan College’s Luncheon Lectures

    Oct 16, 2015 12:00 PM

    North Central Michigan College’s Luncheon Lecture will offer information about Shepler's new ferry, Miss Margy. The lecture will be at noon in the Library conference room on the Petoskey campus.

  • Owl Observation & Banding

    Oct 16, 2015 7:30 PM

    On Oct. 16 with a rain date of Oct. 17; Mackinac Straits Raptor Watch (MSRW) invites its members and interested guests learn about owls migrating through the Straits area and observe the banding station.

  • A Moveable Feast

    Oct 16 - 18, 2015

    Paying tribute to the many years that Ernest Hemingway spent growing up in Petoskey, Downtown Petoskey is set to host A Moveable Feast, a weekend of fun, fall activities modeled around Hemingway’s hobbies.

  • The 3rd Annual Little Traverse Bay Parafest

    Oct 16 - 17, 2015

    Ghosts, spirits and paranormal activities!

  • Taste of Home Cooking School

    Oct 17, 2015

    Calling all foodies - the Taste of Home event is Saturday October 17, 2015 at Ovation Hall inside Odawa Casino.

  • Harbor History Talk

    Oct 22, 2015 5:30 PM

    The Harbor Springs Area Historical Society’s popular Harbor History Talk series continues on Thursday, October 22 with presenter Dan Chingwa. Dan will present on Native American bead work and its place in the history and culture of the Anishnaabek people

  • Rocky Horror Picture Show

    Oct 23, 2015 11:45 PM

    Catch the fun of this cult favorite made famous by Tim Curry and Susan Sarandon in the mid-70's.

  • Grand Bridal Expo

    Oct 25, 2015 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

    Plan to attend the 11th Annual Grand Bridal Expo at Castle Farms of Charlevoix featuring displays by the finest in wedding service providers northern Michigan has to offer.

  • Murder Mystery Dinner

    Oct 30 - 31, 2015 6:00 PM

    Local detectives and out of town sleuths are invited to join us at Stafford's Bay View Inn for a four course interactive murder mystery dinner

  • Haunted Halloween Progressive Dinner

    Oct 30, 2015

    Haunted buildings, Petoskey ghosts, and progressively spirited dining...Mark your calendars for what's sure to be a wickedly good time!

  • North Central Michigan College’s Luncheon Lectures

    Oct 30, 2015 11:30 PM

    North Central Michigan College’s Luncheon Lecture will feature Cory Hebner, Michigan State Police Trooper of the Year. The lecture will be at noon in the Library conference room on the Petoskey campus.

  • Downtown Trick or Treating

    Oct 31, 2015 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Attention all miniature fairy princesses, witches, ghosts and goblins! Downtown Petoskey Trick or Treating will take place on halloween this year.

  • 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