Events

Inn at Bay Harbor is the ultimate getaway, but the idea of a "getaway" varies from one guest to the next. For those who prefer to experience the flavor of the region firsthand, we take care to keep our event calendar full. Whether you schedule your visit around a particular event-or you're looking for an experience to enrich your stay at our one-of-a-kind Petoskey hotel-there's a good chance you'll find something unique to pique your interest. Check back regularly for our updated event calendar, and contact Concierge Services for additional details. 


Feb 24

Canvas d'Vine

Bring your friends and come join the fun! The Spa is once again hosting Canvas d'Vine at the Inn at Bay Harbor.

Artists and non-artists alike create their own work of art with step-by-step instructions from local artist, Kimberly Simon. No painting talent is necessary. Each three hour event begins at 6pm and costs $45 per person. All painting supplies and tastings of fun, unique wines are included. Please call 855.430.7506 today and reserve your easel.

Jan 19 - Mar 23

Juried Photography Exhibition

The 2017 Crooked Tree Arts Center Juried Photography Exhibition, juried by the renowned photographer, Howard Bond, includes works selected from 140 submissions.

Juror: Howard Bond

Howard Bond began photographing in 1945, turning to fine art in the 1960s. He has had over 60 one-man exhibitions and 50 group exhibitions, with photographs in the collections of more than 35 museums in the United States and Europe.

Swirl at Crooked Tree Arts Center

Mingle in the galleries of Crooked Tree Arts Center, while enjoying live music by local musicians and sampling wine, beer and appetizers from the best restaurants, wineries and breweries in the area. Doors open at 5:30 pm with food and music continuing until 7pm.

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Feb 25

Torchlight Snowshoeing at Camp Daggett

Snowshoe by torchlight first then come in from the cold for a cup of hot chocolate, freshly baked cookies and warm-up by the crackling fire in the beautiful main lodge.

The outing is sponsored by Bearcub Outfitters to promote all that Camp Daggett offers children and community. Buy raffle tickets for great Bearcub products with all proceeds going to Camp Daggett. Admission is free, donations are encouraged and snowshoes are available for all ages, 5-9pm.

Feb 25 - Feb 26

Pink Weekend at Boyne Highlands

Boyne Highlands is proud to host Pink Weekend -- a weekend of community support for breast cancer awareness and detection benefiting the McLaren Northern Michigan Foundation. Join us for a weekend of fun and community, and take part in fundraising auctions, Boyne Country Sports shop demos and a host of other festive, fun and often informative activities.

Kids' Festival

Boyne Mountain's Kids' Festival Weekend is geared towards kids of every age offering a variety of activities on- and off-the-slopes.Celebrate everything that is fun about being a kid! From creative activities like Cookies & Canvas, where your child will create a piece of canvas art while enjoying cookies, to the Kids Tubing Party with music and a bonfire, we'll have your kids bouncing and bubbling with joy.

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Brew-Ski at Boyne Highlands

Join Boyne Highlands for the Annual Brew-Ski Festival, bringing together snow, craft beers, and entertainment, with fun on tap throughout the day. Hit the slopes, share laughter with friends and join us at our sampling bars where brewery representatives from more than 80 breweries share their enthusiasm about more than 300 brews! When you've satisfied your thirst, take in some live music while your favorite brats and burgers reach tasty perfection on nearby grills to round out the experience and make this ritual spring celebration a must-attend event.

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Mar 24

Canvas d'Vine

Bring your friends and come join the fun! The Spa is once again hosting Canvas d'Vine at the Inn at Bay Harbor.

Artists and non-artists alike create their own work of art with step-by-step instructions from local artist, Kimberly Simon. No painting talent is necessary. Each three hour event begins at 6pm and costs $45 per person. All painting supplies and tastings of fun, unique wines are included. Please call 855.430.7506 today and reserve your easel.

Mar 26

Great Lakes Chamaber Orchestra's Sunday Series

Great Lakes Chamber Orchestra presents a special treat with Music Director, Libor Ondras performing on the Viola with friends. Enjoy Let's Tango! with performances from Brian Morris, guitar; Robert Pattengale, harpsichord; and Maxwell Ondras, cello. Music ensembles include Piazzolla, Schubert, Albinoni, Haydn and more beginning at 4pm.

Apr 14

Canvas d'Vine

Bring your friends and come join the fun! The Spa is once again hosting Canvas d'Vine at the Inn at Bay Harbor.

Artists and non-artists alike create their own work of art with step-by-step instructions from local artist, Kimberly Simon. No painting talent is necessary. Each three hour event begins at 6pm and costs $45 per person. All painting supplies and tastings of fun, unique wines are included. Please call 855.430.7506 today and reserve your easel.

Swirl at Crooked Tree Arts Center

Mingle in the galleries of Crooked Tree Arts Center, while enjoying live music by local musicians and sampling wine, beer and appetizers from the best restaurants, wineries and breweries in the area. Doors open at 5:30 pm with food and music continuing until 7pm.

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National Morel Mushroom Festival

Each May, Boyne City fills with hundreds of mushroom lovers from around the country who come seeking that elusive delicacy - the marvelous morel.

For a few short days, everything is all about mushrooms. Restaurants prepare exotic, morel-laden entrees, local songsters sing of the morel, secret hunting places (maybe) and recipes (definitely) are shared, and everybody goes on one of the mushroom hunts. A good year can yield thousands of the mouth-watering treats. But, even when a dry spell or late spring makes morels scarce, morels can be tasted at the 'Taste of Morels' and the festival is always fun for everyone.

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Petoskey's Restuarnt Week

Enjoy your favorite local restaurants and discover new ones at an affordable price. The best restaurants of Petoskey and Bay Harbor have joined forces for this special culinary event, including Vintage Chop House | Wine Bar

The Inn at Bay Harbor offers a Petoskey Restaurant Week lodging special, including overnight accommodations and breakfast for two, to make reservations, please call 855.666.7536.

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Mackinac Bridge Memorial Bridge Run

Gear Up for an Active Summer with the 14th Annual Mackinaw Memorial Bridge Run! Being one of the only two unique opportunities runners' are allowed to run across the "Mighty Mac".

Runners must register in advance and be able to run a minimum of 12 minutes per mile to race in the event. Event begins at 6am. 

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Jun 02

Downtown Petoskey Open House

Pennsylvania Park comes alive with the sounds of the Petoskey Steel Drum Band, and Downtown will be bustling with activity as the restaurants and merchants show off their new seasonal merchandise.  Enjoy Downtown events in Pennsylvania Park, a movie in the park at dark on our HUGE inflatable movie screen, store activities and more.

Jun 09 - Jun 18

Lilac Festival

The Mackinac Island Lilac Festival is the first and largest summer event on the Island, attracting thousands of visitors. Festivities include the coronation of the Lilac Festival Queen and Court, Lilac Festival 10K, horse drawn carriage tours, numerous concerts, wine tastings, A Taste of Mackinac Culinary Event, Mackinac Island Dog and Pony Show, the Lilac Festival Grand Parade and so much more.

Jun 15

Gallery Walk

The art world arrives Downtown Petoskey for the 16th annual Gallery Walk.

Participating art galleries greet guests from 6 - 9 pm in an open-house format and offer delights for your eyes, ears, and taste buds.

Art lovers also could also win some fabulous art donated by the participating galleries. Each gallery you visit during the evening earns you another dot on your walking map, and each dot earns you a ticket to go in the drawing. Additional tickets are earned with each purchase you make. Thousands of dollars-worth of art is given away each year.

Bay Harbor's In-Water Boat Show

Bay Harbor Lake Marina will host the 14th annual In-Water Boat Show over Father's Day weekend. The show will feature the finest in watercraft from pleasure boats to mega-yachts and everything in between! Diverse land displays will also be a part of the show including a dynamic display of Mercedes, BMW and GEM cars from Fox Motors.

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Bay Harbor's Vintage Car & Boat Show

The Bay Harbor Vintage Car and Boat Festival kicks off the summer in northern Michigan with a fantastic collection of classic cars and wooden boats. The highlight of Vintage Weekend is the Parade of Vintage Cars and Display of Vintage Boats, held Saturday afternoon and capped off with a drive-by awards ceremony at 3:30pm.

Parade: Saturday, 10am

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Jun 24 - Jun 25

Charlevoix Summer Art Show

The Charlevoix Summer Art Show, features a mix of fine art and fine crafts displayed on the shores of scenic Round Lake in downtown Charlevoix. Participating artists are carefully selected to ensure a well-rounded show with many fun and unique items on display. Join us as we welcome the arrival of summer in northern Michigan at the Charlevoix Summer Art Show, where works of art and scenic views are just a step away!

Jul 03

Bay Harbor Fireworks

Come down to the Village at Bay Harbor and enjoy an always amazing show by the Petoskey Steel Drum Band, as well as balloon twisting and fun with Jania Taylor beginning at 8pm. Face Painting will be available for the kids as well. Fireworks Display over Bay Harbor Lake will commence at dusk. Come and get your seat on the lawn early, as it's always a spectacular show in Bay Harbor for fireworks night - July 3!

Jul 07 - Jul 08

Boyne Thunder

There's nothing quite like seeing (and hearing) this race of incredible boats!

This unique boating event showcases high performance boats, some sporting several thousand horsepower, cruising through the waters of Lake Charlevoix and Lake Michigan on a 90-mile excursion.

Jul 08 - Jul 09

Charlevoix Arts & Craft Show

Combine one of the most picturesque settings in the state with a gathering of 150 artists and craftsmen from around the country, and the result is Charlevoix's 48th Annual Art & Craft Show.

This year's show has something for everyone, offering an exciting mix of fine arts and hobby crafts. Acrylic and oil paintings, sculpture, hand blown glass beadwork, pottery, baskets, furniture, clothing, hand woven rugs and quilted works are just a few of the things you will find. It is a spectacular representation of craftsmanship and artwork with many fun and unique products to choose from.

Charlevoix's Venetian Festival

What began nearly a century ago as a simple candle-lit boat parade has grown into a week-long flurry of color and pageantry that highlights the summer season and attracts tens of thousands of visitors.

The Festival offers a wonderful variety of events geared to delight and entertain every age group. Most events take place within waterfront parks, Round Lake Harbor and Lake Charlevoix. Come join in a variety of fun and exciting events geared to delight and entertain the entire family. Each day offers a variety of activities ranging from sporting events to spectacular fireworks over Round Lake. It's a week that you won't want to miss!

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Jul 15

Petoskey's Art in the Park

Artists from all over the United States will descend upon Downtown Petoskey to show off their wares for the 30th year. Again this year, approximately 135 booths will grace Pennsylvania Park, with items ranging from pottery to jewelry, from paintings to photographs, and more.

Wander through the hostas to find everything from that perfect, one-of-a-kind gift for someone special to that jaw-dropping focal piece for the office. The show is rain or shine, so come prepared to shop. 

Bay Harbor Arts Festival

The Bay Harbor Arts Festival is held annually the last full weekend in July at Bay Harbor's breathtaking Lake Michigan waterfront to celebrate the talents of the finest local and national artists. The festival is punctuated with pageantry, music and food while the quality of work exhibited attracts knowledgeable art lovers and buyers. The fair includes a variety of artistic media in an effort to make the Arts Festival both a high-quality art experience and a broad exposure to art.

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Aug 12

Charlevoix's Waterfront Art Fair

Many of the nation's finest artists and craftsmen will be coming to the Charlevoix Waterfront Art Fair to exhibit their best works. These have been chosen from over 1000 applicants who subject their work to the jury. This is a most difficult task since this fair attracts the finest, but only a limited number of spaces are available.

The Fair is always held the second Saturday in August and draws more than 25,000 art lovers to this resort town between Lake Michigan and Round Lake. It is the second oldest juried art fair in Michigan.

Petoskey's Festival on the Bay

The Petoskey Regional Chamber of Commerce invites you to attend the 14th Annual Festival on the Bay at the Petoskey, Michigan waterfront. Every year, visitors enjoy great music inside the Entertainment Tent and a fun Children's Area. Other activities include Boat Cruises, a Teen Dance, Chalk & Chocolate Festival, Youth Fishing Derby, Arts and Crafts Show, a Petting Zoo, and more!

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Annual Mackinac Bridge Walk

Led by the Governor, thousands of folks will walk the Mighty Mac on the one day of the year that foot traffic is allowed. Continue a family tradition or start a new one yourself. Come and join the flocks of people who enjoy the walk - and the view!

The walk begins at 7am. You may START walking anytime after the Governor's party starts the walk at approximately 7am. NO ONE WILL BE PERMITTED TO START AFTER 11am, so arriving early is recommended. 

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