The Petoskey area hosts a variety of events, including our favorite special events list to the left that we look forward to every year!
Join us for our 8th Annual Festival on the Bay Friday, August 19 through Sunday, August 21, 2011! For more details on events, please visit www.petoskeyfestival.com. Festival Features include: Live Music, Triathlon, Bay Cruises, an Arts & Crafts Show, a nightly celebration of our "Million Dollar Sunsets", and Much More!
Petoskey Regional Chamber of Commerce
The Celebrated War of 1812 Tall Ship LYNX - "America's Privateer" will be visiting Bay Harbor. The 122-foot square top sail schooner Lynx will sail into the Bay Harbor waterfront on Thursday, August 19 at noon. The 114 ton Lynx is an interpreation of a privateer or naval schooner from the War of 1812. She is fitted with period ordnance and flies pennants and flags from the 1812 era making her one of the first ships to defend our freedom.
The Privateer Lynx will be offering Educational Public Ship Tours and Educations Sailing Adventures beginning on August 25th. Climb aboard and step back in time as you relive history and feel the adventure. Join the crew and hoist the sails, steer the ship, fire the main battery of six-pounder carronades and experience first hand life aboard a traditional, square tipsail schooner. Get ready to rumble as you and your kids take part in this unique, interactive sailing adventure.
Friday - August 19th
Grand Arrival - 12 pm (*with welcome salute from ships guns)
Ship Tours - 1 pm to 5 pm (Adults - $5 and children under 12 FREE)
Saturday - August 20th to Sunday - August 28th
Ship Tours - 10 am to 1 pm (Adults - $5 and children under 12 FREE)
Sailaway - 2 pm to 4 pm (Adults - $55, Senion/Active Military - $45, Children (4-12) - $30
Ship Tours - 5 pm to 7 pm (Adults - $5 and children under 12 FREE)
Sunset Sailaway - 5 pm to 7 pm *Saturdays Only* (Adults - $55, Senior/Active Military - $45, Children(4-12) - $30
*Ship CLOSED Mondays - August 22, 29 and Tuesday August 23
The Carnival will be held August 23-28. Watch here for details.
Bay Harbor will be hosting Bay Harbor Bow Wow....Registration and the social hour begin at 10 am with the dog parade begining at 11 am. Awards will be given for Best in Weight Class, Best Trick, Best Dressed, Best Dog/Owner Look-a-Like, Best Lake Jump.
Registration prior to August 14 is $12 and after August 14 is $15.
Vintage Base Ball featuring two games:
- Mackinaw City Boys vs. Petoskey Mossbacks
- Hartwick Pines Swampers vs. Petoskey Mossbacks
Petoskey Mossbacks vs. Mackinaw City Boys and Hartwick Pine Swampers
An all Gershwin Revue, "Who Could Ask for Anything More" featuring The Spectrum Brass. What a wonderful way to close the Bay View musical season by enjoying the beautiful music of George Gershwin, played by some of Bay View's own artistic faculty.
The show will feature some music such as Strike Up the Band, music from Porgy and Bess, An American Song Suite, Rhaposdy in Blue, Fascinating Rhythm and I Got Rhythm.
The concert is designed to raise money and awareness of The First Tee of Boyne Highlands, which is a local non-profit that teaches young people life skills and character education through the game of golf.
General Admission - $22 Reserved Seating - $35