Recurring Events 2017
Every Monday, July and August, Harbor Springs Community Band concert, on the waterfront, Harbor Springs, 8 p.m., 231-881-0442.
Every Monday-Saturday, June 23-August 26, Young Americans Dinner Theater, Boyne Highlands, 231-526-3152.
Every Wednesday and Friday, June 21-August 18 Concerts in the Park, Pennsylvania Park, Petoskey.
Every Wednesday & Saturday, June-Labor Day, Farmer’s Market, downtown Harbor Springs, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Every Thursday, June 29-August 31, Street Musique, downtown Harbor Springs, 7-9 p.m., 231-526-7999.
Every Friday, July 7-August 11 Petoskey Rocks, music, carriage rides, and a movie in the park, downtown Petoskey, 7-11 p.m.
Every Friday, July 1-September 2 Starlight Trivia Friday Night, Fridays throughout the summer, Headlands Dark Sky Park.
Every Saturday, Labor Day-mid October, Farmer’s Market, downtown Harbor Springs, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
1 Ansel Adams Masterworks Public Debut & Swirl, be among the first to view the Ansel Adams: Masterworks and “Our National Parks” exhibits, while enjoying live music by Chris Koury, and sampling wine and appetizers from City Park Grill, Crooked Tree Arts Center, Petoskey. 231-347-4337.
2 Summer Open House Music, food, games, and more in downtown Petoskey, 5-9 p.m.
3 Harbor Springs Cycling Classic Bike tour beginning 3 miles North of Harbor Springs. Tour on the famous Tunnel of Trees, 20, 42, or 62 mile routes. 231-526-2151.
3 Dark Sky Rendezvous Explore the night sky with photographer Bill Schwab and Dark Sky Park Program Director, Mary Stewart Adams, Headlands Dark Sky Park, 8 p.m.
5 Docents’ Docent Tour, coffee and light refreshments the Ansel Adams: Masterworks docent training session to include: a walking tour of the Ansel Adams: Masterworks, informal conversations about engaging patrons in a gallery tour, Crooked Tree Arts Center, Petoskey, 1 p.m. 231-347-4337.
6 Guided Gallery Tour Experience the Ansel Adams: Masterworks exhibit through a guided tour with a trained docent, Crooked Tree Arts Center, Petoskey, 10 a.m. 231-347-4337.
9 Artisans and Farmers Market, produce, baked goods, textiles, pottery, music and more. Crooked Tree Arts Center, Petoskey, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. 231-347-4337.
9-18 Lilac Festival Flowers, food, games, and parades commemorate these scented flowers all week long, Mackinac Island. 877-847-0086.
11 GLCO Concert: Germany Pre-Concert Talk with Libor Ondras, 6:15 p.m. Performance 7 p.m. Siegfried Idyll by Wagner; Concerto for violin and cello by Brahms; Jenson and Lockington, soloists; Choral Fantasy by Beethoven with pianist and chorus. John Hall Auditorium, Bay View. 231-487-0010.
12-18 Boyne Appetit! Daily lunch and dinner specials celebrating restaurant week, Boyne City.
13 Coffee at Ten Join Crooked Tree Photographic Society Members Rob Harold, Suzanne LeBeau, Karen Williams and Bob Walker as they share their recent excursion photographs, Crooked Tree Arts Center, Petoskey, 10 a.m. 231-347-4337.
13 Ansel Adams: A Documentary Film Screening A 2002 documentary and biographical film that traces the life of the American photographer Ansel Adams, Crooked Tree Arts Center, Petoskey, 6 p.m. 231-347-4337.
15 Guided Gallery TourExperience the Ansel Adams: Masterworks exhibit through a guided tour with a trained docent, Crooked Tree Arts Center, Petoskey, 1 p.m. 231-347-4337.
15 Summer Open House Charlevoix merchants celebrate summer and the kick off of movies by the marina, 5-9 p.m. 231-547-2101.
15 Gallery Walk Downtown Petoskey, 6-9 p.m.
16 Ansel Adams at Work An evening of reminiscing about Ansel Adams with three people who worked closely with him, Ted Orland, David Bayles, and Mark Citret, Crooked Tree Arts Center, Petoskey, 7 p.m. 231-347-4337.
17 Taste of the North History and great food together on the waterfront, Petoskey. 231-487-1188.
18 Opening Vesper Service The first concert of the 2017 summer Vesper Concert Series brings over 30 professional faculty artists together for an exhilarating season opener, Bay View’s John Hall Auditorium, 8 p.m.
20 Guided Gallery Tour Experience the Ansel Adams: Masterworks exhibit through a guided tour with a trained docent, Crooked Tree Arts Center, Petoskey, 10 a.m. 231-347-4337.
21 An Evening with Film Maker, Ric Burns, Limited seating for dinner in the galleries. Dinner and presentation tickets ($75 per person) includes dinner, wine, film clips and remarks in the theater and dessert. Film clips, remarks and dessert only ($20 per person). Crooked Tree Arts Center, Petoskey. 231-347-4337.
21 Spanish Dances & Humorous Chances Bay View’s John Hall Auditorium, 8 p.m.
22 Headlands Dark Sky Park Program Grand Opening Celebrate the influence of the stars in the cultural life of humanity and the natural wonders of Emmet County at the grand of opening the Waterfront Event Center and Observatory, with music, fine art, great food, and special guests!
23-24 SOBO Arts Festival South Boyne Arts District, Boyne City. 231-582-6222.
23-25 St. Ignace Car Show Original and restored classic and antique vehicles, on the St. Ignace waterfront.
24-25 Mackinaw City Arts & Crafts Show Conkling Heritage Park, Mackinaw City. 231-435-5664.
24-25 Summer Art Show East Park, downtown Charlevoix.
25 Be. Pray. Love. The undeniable gifts of Handel, Haydn, and more come together, Bay View’s John Hall Auditorium, 8 p.m.
27 Coffee at Ten National Parks Exhibit Juror, Howard Bond, will talk about his work and share stories about his experience with Ansel Adams, Crooked Tree Arts Center, Petoskey, 10 a.m. 231-347-4337.
28 Blessing of the Fleet A boat parade with a blessing of each boat, Harbor Springs harbor, sponsored by the Harbor Springs Historical Society, 6 p.m.
28 Summer’s Launch Party Celebrate summer, The Boathouse, sponsored by Harbor Springs Area Historical Society, 7 p.m. 231-526-9771.
28 Brahams and Beyond Soak in a romantic, lush piano quartet by Brahms, a charming quintet, and more, Bay View’s John Hall Auditorium, 8 p.m.
29 Guided Gallery Tour Experience the Ansel Adams: Masterworks exhibit through a guided tour with a trained docent, Crooked Tree Arts Center, Petoskey, 10 a.m. 231-347-4337.
1 Red, White and Brew Wine and Brew on the Harbor Springs Waterfront, 4-7 p.m. 231-526-7999.
1 Headlands Dark Sky Park Program Nature’s fireworks with the sky giants Saturn and Jupiter, Headlands Dark Sky Park, 9 p.m.
1-2 Antiques at the Fairgrounds More than 150 antique dealers at the Emmet County Fairgrounds, Petoskey. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday. 231-564-1971.
1-8 National Cherry Festival More than 150 events, including free air shows over the bay, colorful parades, music shows, sporting events, marching bands, rides on the midway, pie-eating contests, and more. 800-968-3380.
2 Sailing, Sunsets & Show-stoppers A night of water-inspired music from classical to classic rock including Gordon Lightfoot, Irving Berlin, Paul Simon and more, John Hall Auditorium, Bay View, 8 p.m.
4 Fourth of July Harbor Springs celebrates! A run followed by an art fair in Zorn Park, a parade down Main Street, street vendors and activities, and fireworks launched from the harbor.
4 Art Fair Harbor Springs’ Zorn Park is filled with fine art works in an array of mediums, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
4 July 4th Parade Bay View, 10 a.m.
4 July 4th Celebrations Parade followed by music and fireworks, downtown Petoskey, 6 p.m.-dusk. 231-347-4150.
4 Fourth Fest A star-studded display of dazzling vocalists and instrumentalists performing an uplifting mix of spirituals, folk music, and American patriotic songs in a program for the whole family, Bay View’s John Hall Auditorium, 8 p.m.
6 Ansel Adams Tribute A symphonic tribute composed by Chris and Dave Brubeck. The 22-minute, one-movement piece, fully integrates sweeping melodies with 102 striking images, Crooked Tree Arts Center event, Bay View, 8 p.m.
7 Tenth Avenue North Named the Gospel Music Association’s New Artist of the Year and winner of numerous DOVE Awards, Bay View’s John Hall Auditorium, 8 p.m.
7-8 Boyne Thunder Offshore Poker Run with speedboats from all over the nation compete in this fun and challenging event that spans Lake Charlevoix, beginning in Boyne City.
7-9 Blissfest Music, culture, art and community featuring a world of diverse and innovative folk and roots music and dance at the Festival Farm.
8-9 Arts & Crafts Fair On the waterfront, Charlevoix.
9 A Broadway Anniversary: 60 Years of Music & Theatre Tribute to the Great White Way brings to life music from Hamilton, the Gershwins, Rodgers & Hammerstein, and even Elton John to honor Willard Pierce, long-time Bay View Director, Bay View’s John Hall Auditorium, 8 p.m.
12 Women’s Club Art Fair Great art plus the Slightly Gourmet Cafe, Nub’s Nob, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
12 Harbor Springs Night of Arts (Gallery Walk) An array of mediums including oils, precious metals, gemstones, pearls, acrylics, clay, bronze, glass, and more, 6-9 p.m.
12 From Russia, With Love (America & Germany, Too) Bay View’s Casey Robards is joined by faculty colleagues Fangye Sun, Daniel Tressel, and Risa Renae Harman for a beautiful evening of Tchaikovsky, Haydn, and a World Premiere, Bay View’s John Hall Auditorium, 8 p.m.
13 Food Truck Rally Veterans Park, Boyne City, to benefit the Boyne City Farmers Market.
13 Ansel Adams in Focus with Alan Ross Alan Ross, Ansel Adams’ Photographic Assistant in Carmel from 1974-1979, Crooked Tree Arts Center, Petoskey, 7 p.m. 231-347-4337.
13-15 Pippin Bay View’s John Hall Auditorium. 231-347-6225.
14-15 Shay Days Steam trains, walking tours, docent tours and more to celebrate Ephraim Shay, Harbor Springs History Museum.
15 Art in the Park Annual juried art show, Pennsylvania Park, Petoskey.
15 Petoskey Eagles Car Show, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Classic cars, music, raffles, food, beer tent, on the waterfront in Petoskey, open to the public. 231-347-9190.
15-22 Venetian Festival Charlevoix. 231-547-3872.
16 Heroes & Villains: Caped Crusaders, Comics & Cartoons 60 years of super-charged music accompanying heroic characters from modern shows from Disney and Pixar to classics of the Boomers’ childhood, Bay View’s John Hall Auditorium, 8 p.m.
18 Guided Gallery Tour Experience the Ansel Adams: Masterworks exhibit through a guided tour with a trained docent, Crooked Tree Arts Center, Petoskey,1 p.m. 231-347-4337.
19 D’Art for Art Preview Wine Tasting Crooked Tree Arts Center’s premier fundraising event preview, Irish Boat Shop Storage Building, Harbor Springs, 6 p.m. 231-347-4337.
19 Winds of Change Experience the magic of all four seasons in just over an hour as the Bay View Wind Quintet offers a concert of warmth, intimacy, and balance, Bay View’s John Hall Auditorium, 8 p.m.
19-23 Indian River Summerfest Lobster bake, duck race, beach bash, teen dance, ice cream social, 5 & 10K run, volleyball, kayak and bike biatholon and more.
20 D’Art for Art Fundraiser for the Crooked Tree Arts Center features spectacular food and art and a chance to “dart” for the art. Irish Boat Shop Storage, Fairview Street, Harbor Springs, 6 p.m. 231-347-4337.
20 Bay View’s Big Read Best selling author Tom Stanton will be discussing his book “Terror in the City of Champions – Murder, Baseball, and the Secret Society that Shocked Depression-era Detroit,” Bay View, 7:30 p.m.
21 Bruce Hornsby and The Noisemakers Bay View’s John Hall Auditorium, 8 p.m.
22 Painted Lands; In Search of the Group of Seven A documentary film that retraces the steps and painting locations of the Group of Seven, 1920’s landscape artists who established a distinctive painting style by venturing out into the rugged wilderness of Canada and capturing its beauty through their paintings. Bay View’s John Hall Auditorium, 7 p.m. 231-348-9551.
23 New Orleans’ Gumbo Marsalis, Connick & The Big Easy: The cultural hotbed along the bayou is rich and full of musical gems and talented superstars from Harry Connick, Jr., Wynton Marsalis, and film composer Lalo Schifrin, Bay View’s John Hall Auditorium, 8 p.m.
25 Coffee at Ten Noted photographer, author and teacher, Monte Nagler, will talk about his work and share stores about his experiences studying with Ansel Adams, Crooked Tree Arts Center, Petoskey, 10 a.m. 231-347-4337.
26 Operaissimo: A Night with the Bay View Voice Faculty The Bay View Voice Faculty doing what they do best... music of the operatic stage will surround you with beautiful solos, duets, and ensembles in a truly delightful night of music-making, Bay View’s John Hall Auditorium, 8 p.m.
27 Guided Gallery Tour Experience the Ansel Adams: Masterworks exhibit through a guided tour with a trained docent, Crooked Tree Arts Center, Petoskey, 1 p.m. 231-347-4337.
27 Save The Trees Fundraiser for Little Traverse Conservancy, Walstrom Marine Showroom, Harbor Springs, 6 p.m.
27 Home Free 5-man acapella band, Season 4 champions of NBC’s “The Sing-Off,” Bay View’s John Hall Auditorium, 8 p.m.
27-30 Antique Flywheelers Show The Walloon Lake Antique Flywheelers celebrate all things flywheeler. Events include demonstrations, an arts and crafts show and a parade. Festival grounds between Walloon Lake and Boyne Falls.
28-29 Petoskey Sidewalk Sales Including entertainment, and more. 231-347-4150.
28-30 Little Traverse Yacht Club’s Ugotta Regatta Spectacular sailboat racing on Little Traverse Bay. 231-526-7919.
28 Headlands Dark Sky Park Program Making wishes on the lucky stars of the Delta Aquarid Meteor Shower, 9 p.m.
29-30 National Street Rod Association Appreciation Day Car Show Boyne City.
29 Logan Brill Southern rock, country and blues, outdoor concert overlooking the bay. Rain Location: Voorhies Hall (limit 200), Bay View, 8 p.m.
30 Basie, Beatles, & Beethoven: Rebels or Revolutionaries? These household names were all pioneers in the course of musical history, breaking through barriers and inspiring change throughout their world, John Hall Auditorium, 8 p.m.
30-August 2 American Experience Week With speaker Kevin Boyle, Bay View Association. Bay View.
1 Guided Gallery Tour Experience the Ansel Adams: Masterworks exhibit through a guided tour with a trained docent, Crooked Tree Arts Center, Petoskey, 10 a.m. 231-347-4337.
2 Spectrum Brass Recital Combines the virtuosic with the vibrant in an eclectic program of brass hits, Bay View’s John Hall Auditorium, 8 p.m.
2-5 Bizet’s Carmen The most popular opera ever written returns to Bay View in a scintillating new production full of well-known tunes, John Hall Auditorium, Bay View, 8 p.m.
3-6 Boyne Falls Polish Festival This annual festival includes a carnival, entertainment/polka tent, parades, and much more.
5-6 Antiques at the Fairgrounds More than 150 antique dealers at the Emmet County Fairgrounds, Petoskey. 231-564-1971.
5-6 Portside Art Fair On Lake Charlevoix, East Jordan. 231-536-3282.
8 Coffee at Ten Jay Crouse is an avid collector and former owner of The Atlanta Gallery of Photography, the first fine art photography gallery in the Southeast. Crooked Tree Arts Center, Petoskey, 10 a.m. 231-347-4337.
10 Car Festival Gorgeous cars in Zorn Park, Harbor Springs. 231-526-7999.
11 Headlands Dark Sky Park Program Perseid Meteor Shower and Lights Out Challenge, 9 p.m.
11-12 Sidewalk Sales Downtown Boyne City.
11-13 Alanson Riverfest Art/craft show, flea market, raffles, music and more.
11-13 Ironworkers Festival Knot tying, rod tying, rivet toss, spud throw, column climb (Field Event), and the World Championship Column Climb, Mackinaw City. 231-436-5574.
12-13 Odawa Homecoming Pow Wow Native American dancing, drumming, food, and crafts at the Odawa government center, Harbor Springs. 231-242-1427.
13 Bay View Finale Greatest hits in a collection of audience and faculty favorites, John Hall Auditorium, 8 p.m.
14 Charlevoix’s Waterfront Art Fair Annual art fair on the waterfront, Charlevoix.
17-19 Sidewalk Sales Downtown Charlevoix.
18-19 Festival on the Bay Live Music, triathlon, bay cruises, arts and crafts show, a nightly celebration of “Million Dollar Sunsets,” and more. On the waterfront, Petoskey. 231-347-4150.
21 Headlands Dark Sky Park Program The Great American Solar Eclipse, only a partial eclipse will be visible from Headlands, 2 p.m.
27 Cellist Stefan Koch and Pianist Robert Conway, Bay View’s Voorhies Hall, 8 p.m.
1 Classic Car Show during Stroll the Streets Boyne City.
2 Kiwanis Car Show, Veterans Park, Boyne City.
2 Street Sales and Celebration Downtown Harbor Springs is the place to be with a street and sidewalk sales. 231-526-7999.
2-3 Red Fox Regatta Sailors from throughout Michigan take to Lake Charlevoix. 231-547-9170.
3 Labor Day Drag Races Boyne City.
4 Labor Day Mackinac Bridge Walk 5 mile walk across the world’s longest bridge of this kind. 888-455-8100.
8-9 Hopps of Fun Beer & Wine Festival Food, wine, beer, entertainment and fun, Mackinaw Crossings, Mackinaw City. 231-436-5030.
9 Antique Tractors Mackinac Bridge Crossing Parade A parade of tractors cross the Mighty Mac, Mackinaw City. 231-436-5574.
9 Mackinac Island Songwriters Workshop Award-winning songwriters Charley Walmsley, Joe Shields and Pete Kehoe perform an intimate set of their own songs, along with a special performance by students of the Petoskey Montessori Children’s House and Elementary School, Crooked Tree Arts Center, 7 p.m. 231-347-4337.
15-17 Big Truck Show and Parade of Lights Mackinaw City.
16 Bay Harbor Home Tour Village at Bay Harbor, 9 a.m. -5 p.m. 231-439-2700.
16 Harvest Cruise Shepler’s Ferry, Mackinaw City, 7:30 p.m.
23 Headlands Dark Sky Park Program Autumn Equinox in Northern Michigan. The balance has been struck and at this program will follow Sun and Moon across the western horizon into the story and wonder of the growing dark, 7 p.m.
23-24 Mackinaw City Micro-Brew & Wine Festival Food, music, wine, beer, and fun, Mackinaw City.
29-October 1 Festival of the Book A three-day gathering of nationally known presenters with Festival attendees for a celebration of books, and the stories that make them great, Harbor Springs. 231-838-2725.
30 Little Traverse Half Marathon and 10K Run/Walk Bay Harbor to Harbor Springs, sponsored by The Outfitter.
6 Headlands Dark Sky Park Program It’s the season of Harvest Moon, a time to dance and celebrate the bounty of Earth and the shining stars, 7 p.m.
7 Fall Colors Bridge Race Run the Mighty Mac. 231-436-5574.
7 Downtown Petoskey Shopping Scramble Shopping in a fun event, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. 231-347-4150.
7 Farm Family Fun: Squash, Boom, Beet! Meet Lisa Maxbauer, author of the children’s book, Squash Boom Beet! Kids will enjoy a sing-along and farm-themed crafts, Crooked Tree Arts Center, Petoskey. 10 a.m. 231-347-4337.
7 First Fridays for Foodies: Coveyou Scenic Farm Coveyou Scenic Farm kicks off the culinary demonstration season with favorites for the Fall. Recipes will include a pasta with pumpkin sauce, Crooked Tree Arts Center, Petoskey, 11 a.m. 231-347-4337.
7 Harbor Springs BrewFest Beer tastings and food on the Harbor Springs waterfront, 3-6 p.m. 231-526-7999.
7-8 Fort Fright Night at Michilimackinac A haunted habitat where werewolves, witches, and other legendary characters roam, Mackinaw City, 6:30-9:30 p.m. each night. 231-436-4100.
8 Chasin’ Steel Hard-drivin’, high-energy bluegrass with a rock-and-roll attitude, Crooked Tree Arts Center, Petoskey. 8:30 p.m. 231-347-4337.
13-15 Apple Fest On the waterfront, Charlevoix. 231-547-2101.
14 Little Traverse Lighthouse Tour A rare opportunity tour the Little Traverse Lighthouse on Harbor Point offered by the Harbor Springs Historical Society. Reservations are required, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. 231-526-9771.
18 Coffee at Ten With the Detroit Society of Women Painters and Sculptors, Crooked Tree Arts Center, Petoskey. 231-347-4337.
21 Headlands Dark Sky Park Program Headlands Challenge. Set the imaginations on fire with a one-mile candlelit walk an more, 8 p.m.
21-28 Restaurant Week Great foods at great restaurants, Petoskey.
27 Haunted Halloween Dinner Downtown Petoskey promotes its ghostly history with a progressively spirited dinner throughout historic haunts. 231-348-0388.
28 Halloween Trick or Treating A parade at 10 a.m. followed with trick or treating in downtown Petoskey. 231-347-4150.
31 Halloween Parade The school children in costume parade the streets of Harbor Springs, 1 p.m. 231-526-7999.
31 Halloween Parade & Trick or Treating The parade begins at 4:30 p.m. followed by trick or treating throughout Boyne City.
1 Kids’ Day Off A day of activities, events and programming for area school students, Crooked Tree Arts Center, Petoskey. 231-347-4337.
1 Coffee at Ten With Ann Loveless, a Northern Michigan quilt artist that captures the beauty of Northern Michigan in her art quilts, Crooked Tree Arts Center, Petoskey, 10 a.m. 231-347-4337.
5 Mozart to Motown with the Motor City Brass Quintet, Crooked Tree Arts Center, Petoskey, 7:30 p.m. 231-347-4337.
10 Ladies Opening Night Shop for bags instead of bucks with specials throughout downtown Petoskey, 5-9 p.m.
15 Ladies Night Out More than 25 businesses in Harbor Springs will celebrate Ladies Night out while the guys are hunting. Show your love and shop locally for discounts, refreshments and fun, 6-9 p.m. 231-526-7999.
24 Christmas in Indian River Craft show, story hour, parade, children’s game and activities, tree lighting, Petoskey Steel Drum Band performance. 231-238-9325.
24 Charlevoix Community Tree Lighting, East Park, Charlevoix, 3 p.m. 231-547-2101.
24 Christmas Tree Lighting Music, food, and festivities at Three Pines Studio, Cross Village, 5:30 p.m. 231-526-9447.
25 Stafford’s Holiday Parade Start off the holiday season with a parade! Downtown Petoskey, 10 a.m. 231-347-4337.
25 Harbor Springs Christmas Tree Lighting Community caroling and ceremonies, downtown Harbor Springs. 231-526-7999.
1 Holiday Open House Downtown Petoskey, 6-9 p.m. 231-622-8501.
2 Charlevoix Merchant Open House Children’s movie, visit from Santa, shopping specials, and more, 12 p.m. 231-547-2101.
2 Holiday Open House Downtown Harbor Springs, 6-9 p.m. 231-526-7999.
10 Holiday Open House Festivities at Boyne Mountain, 5 p.m.
21 Headlands Dark Sky Park Program Winter Solstice at the Waterfront Event Center, 4 p.m.
31 New Year’s Eve at the Arts Center An all age, alcohol free celebration featuring performances and workshops by Crooked Tree Arts Center’s instructors and artists and organizations. Concludes with Midnight at 9 p.m. Times Square style! Crooked Tree Arts Center, Petoskey, 7 p.m. 231-347-4337.
31 New Year’s Eve Torchlight Parade Nub’s Nob, 6 p.m. 800-SKI-NUBS.
31 New Year’s Eve Torchlight Parade and Fireworks Boyne Highlands and Boyne Mountain. 800-GO-BOYNE.