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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Concerts in the Park
June 15th - August 17th, 2012
Office: Cultural/Art Event
(Tue. Wed. Fri. )
Time: 12:15 pm
Location: Pennsylvania Park - Petoskey

Join us this summer in downtown Petoskey's Pennsylvania Park Gazebo for the 2012 season of concerts! Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

* Due to incliment weather the concert will then take place at the Crooked Tree Arts Center


Friday- June 15th                  Epsilon Jass Band
Tuesday - June 19th            CTAC Jazz Band
Wednesday - June 20th      Ron Fowler
Friday - June 22nd                Voices with out Borders
Tuesday -  June 26th            Ray Kamalay
Wednesday - June 27th       CTAC Youth Orchestra
Friday - June 29th                   Petoskey High School Jazz Band
Tuesday - July 3rd                Ribo @ the Flavinauts
Wednesday - July 4th          NO CONCERT
Friday  - July 6th                    Paint Creek Boys
Tuesday  - July 10th             Hipps-n-Ricco
Wednesday  - July 11th       Kirby Snively
Friday  - July 13th                  Low Road Ramblers
Tuesday  - July 17th             Jelly Roll Blues Band
Wednesday  - July 18th       Facinet Bangoura
Friday  - July 20th                  Ken Bonfield
Tuesday -  July 24th             Bayview Musical—TITANIC
Wednesday  - July 25th       TBD
Friday - July 27th                   On the Beach
Tuesday - July 31st              Spectrum Brass
Wednesday  - August 1st     Robin Lee Berry
Friday - August 3rd                Bittersweet Serenade
Tuesday - August 7th            Bob Greenway
Wednesday - August 8th      Magician Jania Taylor
Friday - August 10th              Keith Scott
Tuesday  - August 14th        Charlie Reager
Wednesday  - August 15th   TBD
Friday - August 17th               Moors & McCumber
Phone: 231.347.4337
Stroll the Streets
June 15th - August 31st, 2012
Office: Cultural/Art Event
(Fri. )
6 pm to 9 pm
Location: Boyne City

Each Friday night, Stroll the Streets of downtown Boyne City from 6-9 pm and listen to music ranging from traditional folk to jazz and rock.  Watch performing arts, enjoy refreshments and take in the sights and sounds of summer in beautiful Boyne City.

Petoskey Rocks!
June 22nd - August 17th, 2012
Office: Festivals/Fairs/Parades
(Fri. )
6 pm to 9 pm
Location: Downtown Petoskey

Petoskey Rocks! Is a brand new summertime event designed to make Friday nights in Downtown Petoskey fun for everyone.   Here is an update on some of our latest creations and preparations.

Above you see our brand new logo designed by graphic artist and Native American flute player Aaron Wayne Otto.  The committee selected Aaron's design from all those entered in our logo design competition.  Thanks to Aaron and all who entered.  Aaron's logo will be used as a part of the unifying theme for this summer's new nine week Friday night Downtown Petoskey entertainment  and excitement extravaganza.

The logo is centered by our state stone and our most identifiable local gem and icon, the Petoskey Stone.  The stone is shaped like a guitar pick to symbolize the music of local artists that will make up a core element of the Petoskey Rocks! series of events.  The logo also includes the familiar gaslight emblematic of  historic Downtown Petoskey.

The weekly schedule of Rockin' main events is also coming into sharper focus as summertime nears.  At the moment the schedule looks something like this:

June 22 – Rock! the Promenade – An evening of Petoskey style!  We will focus on fashion and design with live window models, design demonstrations, walking models. 

June 29 – Rock your Community –  Stores will host local non-profit and community organizations which will explain and demonstrate their individual missions and the contributions they make to our entire community

July 6 – Artists Rock! – Stores will host artists from the Petoskey area  who will explain and demonstrate their talents, artwork and methods (and the deep, dark secrets of their creations) so you can get to know these cultural leaders of our town.

July 13 – Microbrew Tasting – Petoskey bars and restaurants will present their favorite local microbrews that add  to our local hometown flavor and entertainment. This event will also include additional activities for the entire family.

July 20 – Rockin’! Trunk Show -- Merchants from throughout Downtown Petoskey are bringing their best major suppliers to our town all on the same night so they can show off their latest products that help make Downtown Petoskey one of America's best places to shop (and window shop).

July 27 – Winetasting – Downtown Petoskey's best and most entertaining restaurants and wine shops will be offering samples of their most fascinating and unusual wines.  This event will also include additional activities for the entire family.

Aug 3 - Rock the Past – Come Downtown and learn about our history.  Take an historic tour and learn about the past lives of our historic buildings. 

Aug 10 – Rock! the Future – This week Downtown celebrates the talent and energy of our youth.  The evening will include performances and demonstrations of all sorts.

 Aug 17 – Car Show – We have been tracking down the car clubs and individuals with most unusual and fascinating automobiles from all around this car crazy state and beyond.  Expect a collection of vehicles especially selected to please the unique tastes and interests of Petoskey's local residents and summer visitors.

Petoskey Rocks!  will feature a community movie in the park at the end of each Friday evening and music on the streets every single week.    Some nights there will be  horse drawn carriage rides. 

Phone: 231.622.8501
Young Americans Dinner Theatre
June 22nd - August 25th, 2012
Office: Cultural/Art Event
(Mon. Tue. Wed. Thu. Fri. Sat. )
Location: Boyne Highlands - Harbor Springs

Enjoy an energy filled evening with the Young Americans. for more information visit www.youngamericans.org For tickets call 231.526.3152.

Petoskey Downtown Farmers Market
June 22nd - September 28th, 2012
Office: Farmers Market
(Fri. )
8:30 am to 12:30 pm
Location: 400 block of Howard St. between Mitchell St. and Michigan St.

Join us each Friday morning from 8:30 am - 12:30 pm for fresh fruits and vegetables, as well as other farm fresh products.

For up-to-date informaton follow the Petoskey Downtown Farmers Market on Facebook:


Phone: 231.347.4150
Harlem Globetrotters
July 31st - August 4th, 2012
Office: Family Fun
Location: Across Northern Michigan

The Globetrotters new Legend Series will feature Harlem Globetrotter Legends Curly Neal and Sweet Lou Dunbar.  Fans will experience a once in a lifetime chance to meet Globetrotter Legends and hear firsthand about life as a world famous Harlem Globetrotter. The legends will share exciting and humorous stories from their favorite touring days, precious Globetrotter history, team highlights and much more. Take a look back at the world’s most famous basketball team on Thursday, August 2 at 1:00 p.m. at John M. Hall Auditorium.  Tickets for the Globetrotter Legend Series start at $20.00 and are available at the box office or www.bayviewfestival.tix.com. 

Included in the summer festival the Globetrotters will also showcase their high flying dunks and entertaining brand of basketball at Petoskey High School at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 2 and Saturday, August, 4. Tickets start at $25.00 and are on sale at www.ticketweb.com, the box office, YMCA of Northern Michigan or the Petoskey Chamber of Commerce.

The schedule for the summer festival includes the following:

Tuesday, July 31
Globetrotter Previews: 11:00 a.m.-Noon & 1:00-2:00 p.m. at Mackinac Island High School. General admission tickets are $20.00 and go on sale June 15 online at Ticketweb.com or the Mackinac Island Tourism office.

Wednesday, Aug. 1
Game: 7:00 p.m. at Harbor Springs High School.  Tickets start at $25.00 and go on sale June 15 online at Ticketweb.com, the Harbor Springs Chamber of Commerce, or the Northern Michigan YMCA in Petoskey.

Thursday, Aug. 2
• Summer Skills Clinic for kids ages 6-14: 9:00-10:00 a.m., hosted by the Bay View Association. Cost is $15.00 and limited to the first 75 kids. Registration starts June 15 at the Bay View Association box office.
• Harlem Globetrotters lecture series, with Curly Neal: 1:00-2:00 p.m. at Bay View Hall Auditorium. Tickets available at the Bay View Association box office starting June 15.
• Game: 7:00 p.m. at Petoskey High School. Tickets start at $25.00 and are on sale now at Ticketweb.com, the Petoskey Chamber of Commerce, or the Northern Michigan YMCA in Petoskey.

Friday, Aug. 3
Game: 7:00 p.m. at Charlevoix High School. Tickets start at $25.00 and are on sale now at Ticketweb.com or the Charlevoix Chamber of Commerce.

Saturday, Aug. 4
Game: 7:00 p.m. at Petoskey High School. Tickets start at $25.00 and are on sale now at Ticketweb.com, the Petoskey Chamber of Commerce, or the Northern Michigan YMCA in Petoskey.

**Note:  Chamber of Commerce locations can not accept credit or debit cards.  Please bring cash or checks if purchasing tickets at those locations.

Little Traverse Youth Choir Tryouts
August 1st - 10th, 2012
Office: Cultural/Art Event
10am 4pm to 11am 5pm
Location: Cross of Christ Lutheran Church

The Little Traverse Youth Choir will be holding tryouts at the Cross of Christ Lutheran Church located at 1450 E. Mitchell on Saturday, September 8 from 10-11 am and then on Monday September 10 from 4-5pm. They will be holding tryouts for the Treble Choir - 8 to 12 years old and the Touring Choir - 12 to 19 years old. they are plainng an international 10 day tour during June of 2013 in French Canada.

38th Annual Polish Festival
August 2nd - 5th, 2012
Office: Festivals/Fairs/Parades
Location: Boyne Falls
This is a Northern Michigan tradition in Boyne Falls you don't want to miss. Polish food and Polish music are just the beginning. There’s also a carnival, horse and tractor pulls, an oldies night, parades and a motor cycle show. Bring your polka shoes and plan on having a blast. Hours each day are generally 11am to 11 pm.
Heirloom Discovery Days - Appraisal Day at the Museum
August 3rd, 2012
Office: Workshops/Classes
Location: Harbor Springs Area Historical Society

If you’ve been meaning to have a family treasure appraised (or even a mystery item, for that matter), the Harbor Springs Area Historical Society is hosting its third Appraisal Day at the Museum on Friday, August 3.  Please call the Historical Society at (231) 526-9771 for more information.

Soak Up the Sound Concert Series
August 3rd, 2012
Office: Odawa Casino Event
Time: 8 pm
Location: Odawa Casino

Soak Up the Sound Concert Series at the Odawa Casino presents the Oak Ridge Boys,Enjoy fantastic music from the Oak Ridge Boys in 2 big shows at 6pm and 9pm in the Ovation Hall located at Odawa Casino. Tickets are $35/$40 and go on sale by calling (800) 585-3737 and at the Quill Box at the Odawa Casino. Doors open at 7:00pm.  Guests must be at least 19 years of age.

36th Annual Northern Michigan Gospel Muisc Festival
August 3rd - 4th, 2012
Office: Cultural/Art Event
5p / 4p to 11p / 10pm
Location: Northern Michigan Antique Flywheelers Grounds

Experience two eveings of fun filled - toe tapping-foot stompin'-hand-clappin'-spirit-liftin'-musical event of the year.

Friday - 5pm to 11pm

Dale Signs, The Maendels, The Birdsongs, Gloria Lynne, MaryAnn Garza, The Walkers, The Thurstons, Mark & Andrea Forester.

Saturday 4pm to 10pm

The Royalheirs, The Birdsongs, Dale Signs, The Thurstons, Bluegrass Revival

Coververed pavillion, bench seats or your own chair. Food consessions and a kids corner. No admission charge. Free will offerings each night.

Phone: 231.347.1888





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