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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  • Bay Harbor Fine Arts & Fine Crafts Festival

    July 29 - 31, 2016

    The Village at Bay Harbor is delighted to celebrate the 2016 Bay Harbor Arts Festival. In its 17th year, the festival is excited to be undergoing a reinvention! Now “The Bay Harbor Fine Arts & Fine Craft Festival.

  • 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!

  • Blissfest Folk and Roots Mini-Concert Series

    July 29, 2016 8:00 PM

    The music of Breathe Owl Breathe has always been steeped in magic. Their songs occupy the hazy space between wakefulness and dreaming, where the tangible world meets the transcendental. Join this trio at Red Sky Stage.

  • 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!

  • 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!

  • 56th Annual Little Traverse Bay Regatta

    July 29 - 31, 2016

    Hosted by the Little Traverse Yacht Club (LTYC), the Ugotta Regatta brings together some of the best sailboat racing in the country on Little Traverse Bay.

  • Northern MI Flywheelers Antique Tractor-Engine & Craft Show

    July 28 - 31, 2016

    Take a step back in time that at this annual event the whole family will love.

  • 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.

  • 51st Annual Downtown Petoskey Sidewalk Sales

    July 29 - 30, 2016

    Looking for bargains galore, entertainment, food and fun? Look no further than Downtown Petoskey Sidewalk Sales!

  • Black Cat Concert Series

    July 30, 2016 8:00 PM - 11:00 PM

    Join Galactic Sherpas for a night of music and dancing!

  • 14th Annual Bike Ride for Breast Cancer

    July 30, 2016 7:00 AM - 2:00 PM

    A beautiful ride beginning at scenic East Park and benefiting a great cause!

  • Petoskey Eagles 2016 Car Show

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

    Don't miss this show along Petoskey's beautiful waterfront!

  • Celebrate Walloon

    July 30, 2016 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

    The Walloon Lake Association will host Celebrate Walloon - a free family friendly event at Melrose Township Park across the street from Walloon lake in Walloon Village. Bring the gang!

  • 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.

  • Harry Potter Release Party

    July 30, 2016 9:00 PM - 11:45 PM

    Join the Staff at the library and McLean & Eakin Booksellers for a fun party leading up to the midnight release of JK Rowling’s newest screenplay.

  • Boat In Movies in the Park

    June 1 - Aug 31, 2016 - Wednesdays, Saturdays

    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!

  • 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 - 1:00 PM - Wednesdays, Saturdays

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

  • Odaawegamigonhs Farmers Market

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

    Stop into this market for native art and produce.

  • Good Hart Market Days

    June 25 - Oct 15, 2016 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 for another wonderful season.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • International Films

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

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

  • 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!

  • 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.

  • 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 Bike Nights & 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!

  • 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.

  • In-Store Author Signing

    Aug 4, 2016 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

    McLean & Eakin Booksellers welcomes back mystery writer Robert Wangard. 4th from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. Wangard will be signing the sixth book in his Pete Thorsen series titled, Framed.

  • 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?

  • Music on the Bidwell

    June 30 - Aug 18, 2016 12:30 PM - Thursdays

    This lunchtime music series offers a variety of music each Thursday in downtown Petoskey.

  • 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.

  • 42nd Annual Polish Festival

    Aug 4 - 7, 2016

    This is a northern Michigan tradition you don't want to miss! Polish food and Polish music are just the beginning.

  • Gospel Music Festival

    Aug 5 - 6, 2016

    This is a 37-year long tradition...Fun filled, uplifting music and community time. The show features a wealth of talent!

  • Antiques at the Fairgrounds

    Aug 6 - 7, 2016

    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.

  • Walloon Woodies

    Aug 6, 2016 10:30 AM

    Just for fun - a parade of wooden boats!

  • 54th Annual Portside Arts Fair

    Aug 6 - 7, 2016

    This juried show offers beautiful art and a beautiful venue.

  • WoofStock 2016

    Aug 6, 2016 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM

    The Charlevoix Area Humane Society will host this event celebrating with a wide variety of music to support the Northwest Michigan Region and the animals so many love.

  • Coastal Crawl

    Aug 7, 2016

    One, two and three mile swimming races in beautiful Little Traverse Bay. The top three swimmers in their age group and overall winners will receive awards.

  • Charlevoix Summer Concerts in the Park Presents Gustafer Yellowgold's Show

    Aug 11, 2016 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

    “The show is a cross between ‘Yellow Submarine’ and Dr. Seuss.” - The New York Times

  • Harbor Springs Car Festival

    Aug 11, 2016 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.

  • Women’s Mountain Bike Ride

    Aug 11, 2016 6:00 PM

    Join the Little Traverse Conservancy's new Membership Coordinator, Emily Hughes, and local artist Mary Hramiec-Hoffman for a summer mountain bike ride at the Offield Family Nature Preserve

  • Alanson Riverfest

    Aug 12 - 14, 2016

    They're having a family-friendly party in Alanson and you're invited! Riverfest is a celebration of the Inland Water Route and all that makes Alanson noteworthy!

  • 25th Annual Odawa Homecoming Jiingtamok (pow wow)

    Aug 13 - 14, 2016

    This beautiful Odawa tradition is now in its 25th year!

  • Top O' Michigan Boat Race

    Aug 13 - 14, 2016

    Join the Top O’ Michigan Outboard Racing Club (Tomorc) this August for the 68th Annual Marathon.

  • Garden Party

    Aug 14, 2016 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

    Fantastic food, fabulous cars, fine wine and beer will be served up at the Garden Party to be held on Sunday, August 14, 2016 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the Harris Gardens at North Central Michigan College in Petoskey.

  • Petoskey Triathlon

    Aug 14, 2016

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

  • 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!

  • Festival on the Bay

    Aug 19 - 20, 2016

    Join in the fun of the 14th Annual Festival on the Bay, August 19 & 20, 2016 on Petoskey's beautiful waterfront!

  • YMCA 4.9770k Color Run

    Aug 20, 2016 8:30 AM

    Festival on the Bay will be here before you know it! Last year was so much fun, that the YMCA of Northern Michigan is hosting its 2nd Annual Color Fun Run as part of this fun-filled festival - don't miss it!

  • Harbor Springs Highland Fling

    Aug 20, 2016 9:00 AM

    Come experience terrific dancing and bagpipe music!

  • Paddle 4 The Pool, a 4-mile predicted time contest

    Aug 20, 2016 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

    Visitors and locals alike are welcome to take part - estimate your elapsed time for this 4-mile paddle event and if you come close, you could be one of the winners!

  • Emmet-Charlevoix County Fair

    Aug 23 - 28, 2016

    The 111th Annual Emmet-Charlevoix County fair will be an event the whole family can enjoy! Don't miss your opportunity to experience this bit of Americana.

  • Club Ponytail Reunion Party

    Aug 25, 2016 5:30 PM

    The Harbor Springs Area Historical Society invites you to relive the glory days of northern Michigan’s most popular teen club at Club Ponytail: A Reunion Party.

  • Parmalee & Love and Theft in Concert

    Aug 27, 2016 7:00 PM

    The Emmet-Charlevoix County Fair is excited to announce that the country bands “Parmalee” and “Love and Theft” will be co-headlining the 2016 grandstand events!