Events Calendar

The Petoskey area hosts a variety of events, including our favorite special events list to the left that we look forward to every year!

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Harbor Springs Farmers Market
January 5th - April 27th, 2012
Office: Farmers Market
9am to 1pm
Location: 157 State St. - Harbor Springs

Harbor Springs offers their Harbor Springs Farmers Market on Saturdays from 9am to 1pm at 157 State St. in Downtown Harbor Springs. The market has about a dozen vendors who offer everything from eggs to greens, meats to pastas and more.

Contact Information:
Cyndi Kramer
Phone: 231.330.5575
CTAC - Winter Culinary Series
January 31st - March 27th, 2012
Office: Cultural/Art Event
(Tue. )
6pm to 8pm
The Crooked Tree Arts Center is preparing for another inspiring culinary series to help beat the winter blues and get the home fires burning. Beginning on January 31 and running through March 27 there will be cooking classes held on Tuesday evenings (excluding Valentine’s Day) with chefs from around the area. As a special treat to start the series, CTAC board member and art patron Ermy Bonfield will demonstrate how to make her famous Italian Risotto on January 31.
Following in the culinary series will be the New York Restaurant on February 7, Whitecaps on February 21, Toski Sands on February 28, Café Santé on March 6, the Twisted Olive on March 13, Thai Orchid on March 20, and wrapping up the series on March 27 with Lake Street Market. The classes run from 6-8 pm in the kitchen at CTAC.
The culinary series at CTAC has become a popular way to gather enthusiastic people who love good cooking and good eating and are interested in learning new skills and sharing ideas with local chefs and each other. Many sign up for several evenings in the series and patrons may pick and choose which nights they would like to attend.
Phone: 231.347.4337
“Cancer Survivorship and Wellness”
February 7th - 28th, 2012
Office: Workshops/Classes
(Tue. )
3 pm to 5 pm
Location: John and Marnie Demmer Wellness Pavilion and Dialysis Center in Petoskey

“Cancer Survivorship and Wellness” offers education and support to cancer patients and their family members. Sessions will focus on living well with a cancer diagnosis, as well as learning skills for the promotion of physical and emotional well-being. Attendance at all four sessions is highly recommended. Family members or caregivers are also welcome to attend. This group is designed to allow people who are living through any cancer diagnosis, be it an early diagnosis or living beyond their treatments, to come together and speak about their journeys. Space is limited. Register by calling 800.248.6777

Contact Information:
Amy Juneau / Rita Miller
Phone: 231.487.4015 / 231.487.4281
Downtown Petoskey Winter Blues Festival
February 20th - 25th, 2012
Office: Festivals/Fairs/Parades
Location: Downtown Petoskey

Winter Blues Festival 
February 20-25

The 4th annual Winter Blues Festival will be held Monday through Saturday, February 20 –25, 2012 in Downtown Petoskey.  Celebrate winter and beat the winter blues during the fun-filled events during the entire week.

We’ve added events during the day and evening throughout the week.  There’s something for everyone, and lots of fun for visitors to make Petoskey their destination for the President’s Day week. Here’s what you can participate in:

Monday, February 20 – New Event! Kids Day Downtown, 10am to 4pm.  Children and parents are welcome on this holiday (President’s Day) to visit participating stores and enjoy games, puzzles, activities, arts and crafts, story time and more. 

Monday, February 20 - Snowman Building Contest, noon to 1:30 pm. Pennsylvania Park. Families, children, adults are all invited to come to Pennsylvania Park on Monday, February 20 to create a Winter Blues Festival snow sculpture.  It can be your basic snowman, or woman, have a theme - let your creativity and shovels do their thing. Contestants (teams allowed) will have one hour to complete their entry.  Judging will take place at 1:15 pm with prizes awarded at 1:30 pm.  Snow creations will be judged on creativity and originality and the best sculpture will win first prize. A second prize will be given for the entry that most closely relates to the Winter Blues Festival theme.  Sponsored by the YMCA of Northern Michigan and Bearcub Outfitters.

Monday, February 20 – Pro-Am Hot Dish Cookoff.  This event, now in its fourth year, will be at Mackinaw Trail Winery from 5-6:30 pm.  Judging by the public will take place from 5-6pm, with decisions and prizes from 6-6:30 pm.  Restaurants will compete in the professional category, and individuals in the amateur category.  Cost to judge is $5 and proceeds will go to Manna Food Project.

Tuesday, February 21 – New Event! Pamper the Blues Away.  A day featuring all of our downtown salons. 10am to 4pm. Visitors and residents can receive great new services and be pampered all day.

Tuesday, February 21 - 7:30 pm at the City Park Grill, 432 E. Lake Street.  Petoskey’s Got Talent. You must be 18 years old to enter. Contestants can enter as individuals or groups. Semifinals at 7:30 pm. Finals at 9:30 pm. You must register in advance. Registration forms online.

Wednesday, February 22 – Wonder Wednesday – 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.  Businesses in the Downtown area will be conducting lectures, hands-on workshops, demonstrations and more on this reincarnation of Petoskey’s Wonder Weekend.  Want to learn how to conduct a wine-tasting, or make award-winning chocolate cookies.  How about mixology, or how to knit? You can learn it all during Wonder Wednesday.

Wednesday, February 22 -  New event! Ghost Walk – 7:00 p.m. Tickets are $5 per person for this walking tour through Downtown Petoskey.  Learn all about the ghosts and ghoulies that inhabit our Downtown businesses.  Call 231-622-8501 to reserve your tickets.

Thursday, February 23 10am to 6pm – Chocoholic Frolic. Join the Chocoholic Frolic anytime between 10am and 6pm.  Pick up your scorecard at the Downtown Offices, 216 Park Avenue, or participating stores, and visit the Downtown businesses that will offer samples of chocolate. Complete your card for a chance to win a great prize.

Thursday, February 23 -  New event! Blue’s Brews – a pub crawl throughout Downtown Petoskey. Times, details and locations to be announced.

Friday, February 24 – 10am to 2pm – New event! – Dress Blues – a progressive fashion show throughout Downtown stores.  Live mannequins show off the latest “blue” fashions.  Shoppers can pick up a card listing the participating stores and times for models.

Friday, February 24 – 7 pm – Stafford’s Perry Hotel – New event! The Fur Ball, an evening of music, food and fun, supporting the Little Traverse Bay Humane Society. Details to come.

Saturday, February 25 – Chase the Blues 5KFun Run/Walk – Runners and walkers are invited to chase away the winter blues in a Fun Run/Walk at 8:30 am. Starting line-up is at the gazebo in Pennsylvania Park.  Course maps and registration forms can be found online. Participants will receive a blue hat, and food and water will be provided along the way.  Entry fee is a donation of hats, gloves, mittens, scarves or blankets for the Community Free Clinic. 

Saturday, February 25 – 10 a.m. on – There will be a chess tournament, historic walking tours, and a 20 questions game for the whole family.

Saturday, February 25 – 6 pm. Whine and Dine - 3rd annual Whine and Dine, a progressive dinner on Friday, at 6:00 p.m.  Cost is $45 per person.  Make your reservations early by calling 231-622-8501. 

There will be events, music and more during the Winter Blues Festival, February 20-25in Downtown Petoskey. Watch the website www.petoskeydowntown.com for details.

Contact Information:
Becky Goodman
Phone: 231.622.8501
Caesar Citraro Coffee at Ten
February 21st, 2012
Office: Cultural/Art Event
10 am to 11:30 am
Location: Crooked Tree Arts Center

Join us in the Edith Gilbert Gallery for a Coffee at Ten given by the 'as small as a world and as large as alone..." artist Caesar Citraro

Wilderness State Park: Year-Round Adventuring
February 21st, 2012
Office: Family Fun
Time: 7 pm
Location: Wilderness State Park
Wilderness State Park: Year-Round Adventuring will be hosted by The Outfitter of Harbor Springs on Tuesday, February 21 at 7:00pm as part of its monthly speaker series.  Burr Mitchell, Manager of Wilderness State Park, will share the park's best kept secrets: its unique ecosystem, endless opportunities for recreation and camping as well as special events. Open to all. Admission: please bring a food item(s) for the Harbor Springs Area Community Food Pantry. The Outfitter, 153 E Main Street in Harbor Springs.  
Phone: 231 (526-2621)





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