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! 

  • Petoskey Restaurant Week

    May 1 - 8, 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!

  • Early Morning Bird Walks

    May 5 - 28, 2015 8:00 AM - Tuesdays, Thursdays

    The Petoskey Regional Audubon Society (PRAS) invites the public to join them each Tuesday and Thursday in May for free early morning bird walks. These walks are appropriate for all levels of experience, and no reservations are required.

  • 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.

  • Annual Morel Mushroom Wine Dinner

    May 7, 2015 6:30 PM

    Don't miss City Park Grill's Annual Morel Mushroom Wine Dinner featuring Hall Wines.

  • Blissfest Folk and Roots Mini-Concert Series - The Tomato Pickers

    May 8, 2015 8:00 PM

    Red Sky Stage proudly presents The Tomato Pickers live in concert at 8 pm on Friday, May 8. The Tomato Pickers are a Northern Michigan folk and roots duo featuring Gary Shackelford and Ralph Ferraiuolo.

  • Petoskey Film Theater Series

    May 8, 2015 7:30 PM

    The Petoskey Film Series will be showing the award-winning film "Selma." Donations are appreciated.

  • Freshwater Concert Series - Guy Davis

    May 9, 2015 8:00 PM

    What a great gift for mom (or anyone you like)! Spend the evening with the incomparable Guy Davis!

  • Great Lakes, Dark Skies

    May 9, 2015 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

    With 2015 sanctioned as the International Year of Light and Lighting Science, Emmet County's Headlands park is proud to celebrate its 4th year as Michigan's only internationally-designated Dark Sky Park!

  • 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.

  • Mother's Day Royal Tea

    May 10, 2015 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

    Looking for something special to do for your mom this Mother’s Day? Castle Farms invites you to treat your mom like royalty at our Mother’s Day Royal Tea.

  • Mother's Day Brunch

    May 10, 2015 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

    Make Mom feel special - bring her to the Terrace Inn & 1911 Restaurant for a delightful Mother's Day Brunch!

  • Mother's Day Brunch

    May 10, 2015 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

    Mom will thrilled to have you bring her to the 1911 Restaurant at the Terrace Inn!

  • Mother's Day Brunch

    May 10, 2015

    Treat mom to a delightful brunch at Sagamore's!

  • Free Birding Event

    May 10, 2015 8:00 AM

    Sunday, May 10 brings opportunities for birders to explore the Oden Fish Hatchery.

  • Program & Book Signing

    May 12, 2015 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

    McLean & Eakin Booksellers welcomes back bestselling author Jan-Philipp Sendker for a free wine and cheese reception in celebration his latest novel, Whispering Shadows.

  • Eagle Eye Naturalist Series

    May 12, 2015 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

    Encourage your child to discover the fascinating world of birds! Geared for children 6 – 11, this monthly program is led by LTC volunteer and bird enthusiast, Mary Trout.

  • 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.

  • Duplicate Bridge Event

    May 12 - 14, 2015

    Do you like playing for master points? Then this is the event for you! The "Spring Into Spring - Duplicate Bridge Event" is hosted by Jayne Paquette, a wonderful director and instructor. The emphasis is on fun, but the competition is good. We team this up with great food and comfortable surroundings for a fantastic bridge event.

  • Winning Wines of Northern Michigan

    May 13, 2015 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

    Wine tasting, hors d'oeuvres and entertainment - shouldn't this be on your calendar?

  • Craft Beer Block Party

    May 13, 2015 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM

    A new addition to Boyne City's Mushroom Festival is the Craft Beer Block party and it promises to be a blast!

  • After Work Birding Walks offered by Petoskey Regional Audubon Society

    Apr 22 - May 27, 2015 5:30 PM - Wednesdays

    Join PRAS president, Darrell Lawson, at his parents' property near Charlevoix every Wednesday evening April 22-May 27 for after work birding. The evenings begin at 5:30 and last about two hours. During the first hour, participants can observe birds while seated outside. An optional, more rigorous walk through fields is led during the second hour.

  • 55th Annual Morel Mushroom Festival

    May 14 - 17, 2015

    This fun-filled festival is the ultimate signal that spring is here....Carnival, Mushroom Hunting, Cooking Demonstrations and lots of Morels!

  • 10th Annual Spring Fling Dinner

    May 15, 2015 6:00 PM

    A sure sign of spring is the Harbor Springs Area Historical Society’s annual Spring Fling Dinner at Stafford’s Pier. Join in the good times with appetizers and live music with guitarist Herb Glahn.

  • Harbor Springs Restaurant Week

    May 15 - 23, 2015

    This is your chance to experience the culinary delights of the Harbor Springs area at an affordable price - and don't forget to pair your meal with one of the many wines or beers from the region.

  • Morelfest Wine and Dine

    May 15, 2015

    If you can't find the mushrooms in the woods, you know you'll get some here! The popular Mushroom Festival event will have two seatings at 5:30 and 8 p.m. at the Deer Lake Beach House restaurant on Deer Lake.

  • Spring into Nature for Knee High Naturalists

    May 16, 2015 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    Spring is an exciting time for youngsters to explore outdoors as nature awakens after the winter season. This program will begin with the story When Will It Be Spring? about a curious little cub anticipating spring while he’s supposed to be asleep during the winter.

  • Birding with Knee High Naturalists

    May 16, 2015 10:00 AM

    Spring is an exciting time for youngsters to explore outdoors as nature awakens after the winter season. Bring the kids to this fun program!(For 3-5 year olds -Siblings welcome to tag along.)

  • 26th Annual Zoo-de-Mackinac Bike Tour

    May 16, 2015

    The Zoo-de-Mackinac is a weekend of huge parties with great bands, one of the most scenic bicycle rides in the country, a lot of sunshine, views of the mighty Mackinac Bridge, and one magical island.

  • Spring Birding

    May 16, 2015 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM

    Join LTC and the Petoskey Regional Audubon Society (PRAS) at this new preserve. A delightful mix of habitats supports a wide diversity of birds. This will be the peak of songbird migration, so expect to see a wide array of species during this northern Michigan birding walk.

  • Bubbling Springs Nature Walk

    May 19, 2015 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Join former LTC stewardship director Doug Fuller for a short (less than mile) hike at this neighborhood nature preserve.

  • Memorial Weekend Sidewalk Sale

    May 22 - 25, 2015

    Welcome summer back in style with this annual tradition – the Village at Bay Harbor Sidewalk Sales over Memorial Weekend! Come down and browse great items including clothing, home gifts, toys and novelties, boating accessories and so much more!

  • Annual Memorial Weekend Pageant

    May 23 - 25, 2015

    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.

  • Memorial Day 5k Run/Walk

    May 25, 2015

    Memorial Day 5k Run/Walk will be hosted by The Outfitter of Harbor Springs on Monday, May 25 at 8:00am. Bring the whole family down for a small-town celebration with pancakes at the American Legion, 5k Run/Walk, and parade followed by the waterfront ceremony.

  • 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 Birding Event

    May 30, 2015

    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

  • 66th Annual Lilac Festival

    June 5 - 14, 2015

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

  • 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!

  • 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.