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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  • International Films

    June 20 - Oct 3, 2016 8:00 PM - Mondays

    International films are shown weekly in historic Bay View's Voorhies Hall.

  • Young Americans Dinner Theater

    June 24 - Aug 27, 2016 - Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays

    Enjoy live singing and dancing along with a terrific dinner with this talented group of entertainers!

  • Kids' Paddle Camp

    June 27 - Aug 18, 2016 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM - Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays

    Visiting the area for an extended stay? 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 14 - Aug 9, 2016 12:00 PM - Tuesdays

    Enjoy free lunch time entertainment on Tuesdays in Pennsylvania Park!

  • Tuesday Night Nike & Car Cruise Ins

    May 31 - Aug 30, 2016 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM - Tuesdays

    Here's a reason for you to rev your engines every Tuesday night from 6 - 9pm at Boyne Mountain - Tuesday Bike Nights and Car Cruise-Ins are back.

  • Charlotte Ross Lee Concerts in the Park Series

    June 15 - Aug 10, 2016 12:00 PM - Wednesdays

    Located in Downtown Petoskey’s Pennsylvania Park, these Wednesday programs are a perfect escape.

  • Evenings at the Gazebo

    June 22 - Aug 17, 2016 6:30 PM - Wednesdays

    Evenings at the Gazebo is a delightful series of musical performances held each Wednesday evening through mid-August.

  • Faculty Chamber Music Series

    June 29, 2016 8:00 PM

    It's the Summer String Serenade with Beethoven and Tchaikovsky as the Bay View String Quartet plays beloved Beethoven, with a rousing finale featuring our collegiate string scholars.

  • Petoskey Film Theater Series

    June 29, 2016 7:30 PM

    The Petoskey Film Series will be showing the dramatic thriller "Eye in the Sky" (rated R.) Donations are appreciated.

  • Boat In Movies in the Park

    June 1 - Aug 31, 2016 - Wednesdays

    Boat In Movies in the Park will happen this summer in the Village Green Park next to Barrel Back in Walloon Lake! Movies will start 20 minutes after sunset and can be watched from the park’s lawn or from your boat!

  • Fourth Annual Blessing of the Fleet and Summer's Launch

    June 29, 2016

    Join the Historical Society to celebrate traditions old and new. The summer season will be officially launched with the Blessing of the Fleet, a delightful boat parade on the harbor, open to the public and welcoming all participants.

  • Boyne City Farmers Market

    May 7 - Sept 3, 2016 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM - Wednesdays, Saturdays

    The Boyne City Farmers Market is everything you would expect from a farmers market - and MORE!

  • Harbor Springs Farmers Market

    June 18 - Sept 3, 2016 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM - Wednesdays, Saturdays

    Come and see what the Harbor Springs Farmers Market! There's a lot going on!

  • Food & Wine on the Patios

    June 2 - Sept 29, 2016 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM - Thursdays

    New deck, new wines, new food trucks! Shouldn't you be here?

  • Petoskey Steel Drum Band Performance

    June 30, 2016 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

    Enjoy the unique sounds of the well-known Petoskey Steel Drum Band as they blend Caribbean steel drum music with contemporary tunes!

  • Street Musique

    June 30 - Aug 25, 2016 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM - Thursdays

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

  • Indigo Girls in Concert

    June 30, 2016 8:00 PM

    With a 30-year history, 6 Grammy nominations and a Grammy win, the Indigo Girls are the quintessential folk duo of our time. You don't want to miss this show!

  • Charlotte Ross Lee Concerts in the Park Series

    June 17 - Aug 12, 2016 12:00 PM - Fridays

    More than 20 years of great lunchtime music continues during the Friday Charlotte Ross Lee Concerts in the Park; they're a great way to kick off the weekend!

  • Happy Fridays

    July 1 - Aug 12, 2016 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM - Fridays

    Coinciding with the Petoskey Rocks! schedule, American Spoon Cafe & Gelato will be teaming up with Happy's Taco Shop for Happy Fridays!

  • Stroll the Streets

    June 17 - Sept 2, 2016 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM - Fridays

    Stroll the Streets fills downtown Boyne City with music and fun every summer Friday evening for the 13th year.

  • Petoskey Rocks!

    July 1 - Aug 12, 2016 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

    Buffed and Polished, Petoskey Rocks is back for a 5th season of family fun in Downtown Petoskey!

  • Petoskey Film Theater Series

    July 1, 2016 7:30 PM

    The Petoskey Film Series will be showing the dramatic thriller "Eye in the Sky" (rated R.) Donations are appreciated.

  • Petoskey Farmers Market

    June 17 - Sept 30, 2016 8:30 AM - 1:00 PM - Fridays

    Farmers take to the street in Petoskey. Experience the freshness!

  • CTAC Summer Artisans Market

    June 17 - Sept 30, 2016 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM - Fridays

    Shop for a wide variety of local art, artisanal goods and foods outside on the Bidwell Plaza at Crooked Tree Arts Center.

  • National Cherry Festival

    July 2 - 9, 2016

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

  • Yoga on the Bay Festival

    July 2, 2016 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

    This will be a "free yoga event" for all girls in the communities and held in Bay Harbor on the grass area at the start of the marina.

  • Wine Tastings

    Jan 9 - Aug 27, 2016 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM - Saturdays

    A tasteful event held each Saturday from 3:00 - 4:30pm.

  • Antiques at the Fairgrounds

    July 2 - 3, 2016

    This popular show will feature over 170 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.

  • Odaawegamigonhs Farmers Market

    June 25 - Sept 17, 2016 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM - Saturdays

    Stop into this market for native art and produce.

  • Sunday Vespers Concerts

    June 19 - Aug 14, 2016 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 Harbor Fireworks Display

    July 3, 2016 8:00 PM - 11:00 PM

    The 4th of July is such a big deal here that Bay Harbor starts celebrating a day early!

  • Boyne City's 4th of July Celebration

    July 3 - 4, 2016

    This pretty little town on sparkling Lake Charlevoix has a wealth of fun lined up for your holiday enjoyment!

  • Blissfest Jam Sessions

    Mar 6 - Oct 2, 2016 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM - Sundays

    Bring your guitar, banjo, fiddle, mandolin, harmonica, kazoo, washboard, penny whistle or what ever you play.

  • 4th of July Parade on Main Street

    July 4, 2016 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Don't miss the most unique Fourth of July parade in northern Michigan!

  • Petoskey's 4th of July Celebration

    July 4, 2016 6:00 PM

    Join the Stars & Stripes Committee of the Petoskey Area Jaycees as they present the Petoskey's - 4th of July Celebration!

  • Harbor Springs' 4th of July Celebration!

    July 4, 2016

    The Fourth of July Celebration in Harbor Springs is always something special and this year will be no exception!

  • Petoskey Poets

    Apr 4 - Oct 3, 2016 6:00 PM - Every first Monday

    Red Sky Stage offers an open mic for poetry, prose and stories. Join in the fun every month.

  • Prince and Princess Story Time

    July 6, 2016 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

    Do you have a knight or princess who would love to hear a story? Plan to attend Castle Farms' Prince and Princess Story Time on Wednesday, July 6 from 1-3pm!

  • Tom Stanton Book Event

    July 6, 2016 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

    Join the staff of McLean & Eakin Booksellers on Wednesday, July 6th from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. for what promises to be a lively discussion!

  • 36th Annual Blissfest Music Festival

    July 8 - 10, 2016

    Get your Bliss on at Blissfest - this annual music festival celebrating music, art, and diversity. Local, regional, national and international artists and bands entertain on four stages and in workshop areas.

  • 13th Annual Boyne Thunder

    July 8 - 9, 2016

    There's nothing quite like seeing (and hearing) this race of incredible boats!

  • An Evening With Paula Cole

    July 8, 2016 8:00 PM

    Grammy winning artist and song writer, Paula Cole, presents a night of her hit songs and unique interpretive styles.

  • 48th Annual Arts & Craft Show

    July 9 - 10, 2016

    This popular show featuring more than 150 artists and craftsmen from around the country is scheduled for July 9 & 10.

  • 33rd Annual Harbor Springs Women's Club Art Fest

    July 13, 2016 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM

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

  • 18th Annual Garden Walk

    July 13, 2016 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

    You won't tiptoe through the tulips (they'll be out of season,) but make sure to take part in "Charlevoix Gardens--Where Magic Happens."

  • Bay View’s Big Read

    July 13, 2016 7:30 PM

    Best selling author, William Kent Krueger, will be discussing his book "Ordinary Grace."

  • Bay View Musical - Evita

    July 14 - 16, 2016 8:00 PM

    Come and experience Andrew Lloyd Webber's infamous musical of the story of Eva Peron, who rose from poverty to become the most famous Argentine woman in history.

  • Food Truck Rally

    July 14, 2016 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

    It's a benefit, but you reap the rewards! Join the fun at the 3rd Annual Food Truck Rally to Benefit the Boyne City Farmers Market.

  • Shay Days 2016

    July 15 - 16, 2016 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.

  • Art In The Park

    July 16, 2016 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

    Petoskey's beautiful Pennsylvania Park is even more lovely when it's filled with fabulous art work of all kinds.

  • Annual Venetian Festival

    July 16 - 23, 2016

    This year marks the 86th Venetian Festival celebration and each year gets a little better! Come see what it's all about.

  • Bear River Crawl - 5K Run/Walk

    July 16, 2016 8:00 AM

    Come to Petoskey for this 5K Run/Walk and 10K Run beginning at beautiful Bay Front Park.

  • AquaPalooza

    July 16, 2016 12:30 PM - 6:00 PM

    The Largest Party on Water is back! Join Irish Boat Shop for a day of live music and fun at Ferry Beach on Lake Charlevoix

  • 8th Annual Little Traverse Triathlon

    July 17, 2016

    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.

  • Cooking for a Cause

    June 21 - Sept 20, 2016 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM - Every third Tuesday

    Good food, friends and a chance to make a difference - sound good? Then come to Cooking for a Cause!

  • 2nd Annual Hemingway Birthday Celebration

    July 21, 2016 6:00 PM

    Calling all Hemingway Aficionados! You are cordially invited to the 2nd Annual Hemingway Birthday Celebration at Stafford's Perry Hotel!

  • 27th Annual Save the Trees

    July 27, 2016 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

    Join the Little Traverse Conservancy for the 27th Annual Save the Trees event in the Walstrom Marine Showroom.