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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  • Virgil Haynes Photography Show

    July 30 - Aug 1, 2015

    The year 2015 marks what would have been photographer Virgil D. Haynes’ 100th year. In celebration of this anniversary, the Harbor Springs Area Historical Society is hosting a special Haynes show

  • Music on the Bidwell Plaza

    July 30, 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.

  • 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.

  • Street Beats

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

    Join in the fun of the first of two Street Beats of the season in Boyne City!

  • 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!

  • 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.

  • 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!

  • 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 31, 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.

  • 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 31, 2015

    The magic of Sleeping Beauty will fill Pennsylvania Park tonight.

  • Petoskey Farmers Market

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

    Farmers take to the street in Petoskey.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • WoofStock 2015 Pet and Music Festival

    Aug 1, 2015 12:00 PM - 7:30 PM

    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.

  • 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.

  • Boyne Mountain Wakeboard Camp

    Aug 2 - 6, 2015

    Boyne Mountain is pleased to welcome back Brian Snabes and his Wakeboard Clinic team for another late summer run of five-day wakeboarding camps.

  • 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

  • Book Events

    Aug 4 - 8, 2015

    If reading is your passion, you will want to make it to one (or more) of these events!

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Petoskey Rocks!

    Aug 7, 2015 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

    Kick off your weekend in downtown Petoskey at Petoskey Rocks!

  • Movies in the Park at Dark

    Aug 7, 2015

    Come and enjoy tonight's Movie in the Park at Dark!

  • 24th Annual Odawa Homecoming Jiingtamok (pow wow)

    Aug 8 - 9, 2015

    This a a beautiful Odawa tradition!

  • Concerts in the Barn - Moors and McCumber

    Aug 8, 2015 7:30 PM

    James Moors and Kort McCumber are independently successful solo artists who discovered that together they have a unique blend of harmonies and instrumentation. Come hear them at Aten Place!

  • Boyne Mountain Wakeboard Camp

    Aug 9 - 13, 2015

    Boyne Mountain is pleased to welcome back Brian Snabes and his Wakeboard Clinic team for another late summer run of five-day wakeboarding camps.

  • Cork & Canvas - A Creative Afternoon

    Aug 11, 2015 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM

    Bring your friends to the Rose Garden Veranda for an evening of art & wine!

  • Puccini's La Bohème

    Aug 11, 2015 8:00 PM

    The only fully staged opera in the Little Traverse Bay Area all year, this one is great for opera-goers new and old alike.

  • Music on the Bidwell Plaza

    Aug 13, 2015

    Enjoy an outdoor free performance!

  • Harbor Springs Car Festival

    Aug 13, 2015 5:30 PM

    One of the highlights of the summer is the annual Harbor Springs Car Festival held in historic Zorn Park, downtown Harbor Springs.

  • Norfolk Harvest Festival

    Aug 13 - 16, 2015

    Take a step back in time at this fun and educational festival that brings the past to life!

  • Puccini's La Bohème

    Aug 13 - 15, 2015 8:00 PM

    The only fully staged opera in the Little Traverse Bay Area all year, this one is great for opera-goers new and old alike.

  • Alanson Riverfest

    Aug 14 - 16, 2015

    The Alanson Riverfest showcases everything that makes the Inland Water Route stand out as an area with tremendous history, community pride and vibrancy.

  • Festival on the Bay

    Aug 14 - 15, 2015

    Join in the fun of the 13th Annual Festival on the Bay, August 14 & 15, 2015 on Petoskey's beautiful waterfront!

  • Canvas Decanted

    Aug 14, 2015 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

    Let your creativity shine at Solace Spa's Canvas Decanted!

  • Movies in the Park at Dark

    Aug 14, 2015

    The fun of Festival on the Bay comes to Pennsylvania Park with tonight's free movie.

  • Concerts in the Barn - Trina Hamlin

    Aug 15, 2015 7:30 PM

    Trina Hamlin combines gentle understanding with raw emotion in a way that is, quite simply captivating from the first note. Come hear her at Aten Place!

  • YMCA 4.9770k Color Run

    Aug 15, 2015

    Festival on the Bay is right around the corner! As part of the weekend’s festivities, the YMCA of Northern Michigan is hosting its inaugural Color Fun Run - don't miss it!

  • Petoskey Triathlon

    Aug 16, 2015

    This event continues to be one of Michigan’s most beautiful venues and courses! The events included in the triathlon are participants choice.

  • Canvas Uncorked

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

    Create your own beautiful work of art with step-by-step instructions from local artists.

  • Running Injury Clinic

    Aug 18, 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.

  • 2015 Bay View Handbell Concert

    Aug 20, 2015 8:00 PM

    Continuing a tradition begun in 1978 by handbell authority Dr. Donald E. Allured, 100+ handbell ringers from across the United States and Canada will perform in John M. Hall Auditorium, in the heart of the Bay View Association grounds.

  • Music on the Bidwell Plaza

    Aug 20, 2015

    Enjoy an outdoor free performance!

  • 30's and 40's Swing and Big Band Dancing

    Aug 21, 2015 7:30 PM - 10:30 PM

    They're back! After two months away making special summer appearances, the Up North Big Band (UNBB) is back home in Petoskey. Northern Michigan's premier concert and dance big band returns to its regular monthly night of music and dancing on Red Sky Stage's 1,000 square foot dance floor.

  • Petoskey Rocks!

    Aug 21, 2015 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

    Kick off your weekend in downtown Petoskey at Petoskey Rocks!

  • Movies in the Park at Dark

    Aug 21, 2015

    Petoskey Rocks! Jazz Night leads into Cinderella, tonight's Movie in the Park at Dark.

  • Concerts in the Barn - Ellis Paul

    Aug 22, 2015 7:30 PM

    Ellis Paul is one of those gifted singer/songwriters that can document their lives and chronicle their times through their music, telling their own story through songs that also encapsulate the essence of people and places who have helped define their era overall. Come hear him at Aten Place!

  • Nitty Gritty Dirt Band in Concert

    Aug 22, 2015 8:00 PM

    With multi-platinum and gold records, strings of top ten hits such as "Fishin' In The Dark" and "Mr. Bojangles", this will be a fun concert you don't want to miss!

  • Emmet-Charlevoix County Fair

    Aug 25 - 30, 2015

    This is a fair that the whole family can enjoy! Don't miss your opportunity to experience this bit of Americana. Grandstand shows, carnival rides and of course, the chance to see the animals (they're SO cute!) and wander the 4-H tent.

  • Blissfest Folk and Roots Mini Series

    Aug 28, 2015 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

    Come enjoy the Celtic fusion ensemble, Nessa at downtown Petoskey's Red Sky Stage.