The Petoskey area hosts a variety of events, including our favorite special events list to the left that we look forward to every year!
Local farmers and crafters fill Veterans Park in Boyne City every Wednesday and Saturday from May until October.
You will find almost anything for your table and home, handmade and homegrown.
Boyne Area Chamber of Commerce
North Central Michigan College will offer a course on "The Chemistry of Chocolate" The course will run from July 5th - July 20th, from 9 am to 1 pm. The course will be taught by Dr. Ralph Christensen, North Central chemistry professor and will cover the history of chocolate, indredients, processing and manufacturing, as well as the chemistry behind this feel-good food.
The class will include hands-on activities, and a sampling of each student's favorite chocolate dessert. Although there is no chemistry prerequisite or math requirements for this course, individuals who desire this course must be enrolled in the college. To enroll visit www.ncmich.edu. The course may be taken for credit or as an audit for no credit.
This Offshore Poker Run brings in speedboats from all over the nation to compete in this fun and challenging event that spans Lake Charlevoix, beginning in Boyne City.
A Poker Run is not a race. It's a game of chance and an assembly of some of the hottest boats in the Midwest. Local owners who just want to run their personal offshore boat with the big rigs will also be on hand. Even before the actual event begins, you can sense the anticipation. Like all boaters, Poker Runners are itching to head out on the open water. Sure they love the attention their sleek, super-fast water warriors bring them. Sure, they listen carefully to important details outlining proper conduct, safety and rules of the road at the driver's meeting. But, they just can’t wait to greet the waters of Lake Michigan.
A Poker Run is fun on the water with power to burn. It's a few glorious days of performance boating at its finest, a chance to renew old acquaintances and make new friends. Each participating boat navigates a carefully charted course, stopping at five checkpoints along the route to pick up a sealed envelope containing a single playing card. At the Saturday evening party, the cards are played and the crew holding the best poker hand is declared the winner!
There's an unquantifiable joy in feeling the wind whip your face on the open water and experiencing a roller-coaster-like ride over wakes and waves. But signing on for a Poker Run also means being part of a well-organized, activity-oriented, fun-filled safe event that benefits the children of Camp Quality.
The 31st AnnualBlissfest Music Festival will be a celebration of music, culture, art and community featuring a world of diverse and innovative folk and roots music and dance at the Festival Farm in picturesque rural northern Michigan. It is truly a blissful musical weekend to be shared with families, friends and music-lovers of all ages. The annual event is a showcase of the many musical styles that define American roots and world music. Bluegrass, Blues, Cajun, Celtic, Folk, Jazz, Latin, Ethnic, World music and dance all share the stage. Innovators of these roots styles are also on the scene. There is something for everyone. Follow the links on the right for all the details of the 31st annual festival. Remember, Life is Bliss so follow your Bliss to the Blissfest.The Blissfest Festival Farm location is near Cross Village, Michigan north of Harbor Springs.
Join us in our annual gathering to share in the joy of summer.The Institute of Modern Blissfest Studies (IMBS)reports that music and dancing will enhance the quality of your life. You really have to experience Blissfest to believe it! Bring the whole family, come for a day or spend the entire weekend. Rustic camping is available for the weekend with a Weekend Pass. There are 3 stages, 4 workshop areas, organized children's activities a variety of food concessions and a juried arts and crafts show.
Blissfest Music Organization
This annual Arts & Crafts Show should be on any art-lovers must-see list. Artists and crafters gather at the waterfront to sell items ranging from paintings to photography, jewelry, and much more.
Charlevoix Area Chamber of Commerce