The Petoskey area hosts a variety of events, including our favorite special events list to the left that we look forward to every year!
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.
The Friends at the Carnegie present Escanaba bases author/historian Bill Jamerson on Monday, August 22. Jamerson will perform a program of songs and stories about the Upper Peninsula. With guitar in hand Jamerson tells stories and performs original songs about iron miners, ski jumpers, pasties, thimble berries and ethnic traditions. Many stories he tells are based on interviews with long time residents he has met over the years. The songs range from heart-warming ballads to foot stomping jigs, they appeal to both children and adults.
The songs and stories Jamerson tells are entertaining as they are important, as they are important, and as they are fun. They are about people both ordinary and extraordinary and include stories of wit, charm and strength.
Admission in free and the event is open to the public.