Northern Michigan Events: In many ways, the Petoskey area embodies everything we love about Northern Michigan—a waterfront, abundant arts, good food and most importantly a constant, infectious feeling of fun in the ozone. This weekend is particularly busy in the Petoskey area with a wine festival and a Michigan historical extravaganza—so head North and join in the party.

Stroll the Streets

Boyne City

June 15th – August 31st, 2012

Every Friday night, Stroll the Streets of downtown Boyne City! From 6 until 9 p.m., live musicians, performing artists, and refreshment vendors will take over Boyne City's main drag. Listen, taste, and see the best of Boyne City summertime!

7th Annual Harbor Springs Waterfront Wine Festival 

June 23rd, 2012,  4-7 p.m.

Harbor Springs

Taste the local and the global at the 7th Annual Harbor Springs Waterfront Wine Festival! Over a dozen wine purveyors will be in attendance, brining vintages from Napa, Sonoma, Italy, South Africa, Argentina, New Zealand and of course our Northern Michigan  Leelanau Peninsula!

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2012 Wolverine Lumberjack Festival

Wolverine, MI

Friday, June 22 – Sunday, June 24

Take a trip back to the past, guided by experts like renowned storyteller Bill Jamerson and Randy  Miller, fur trade sage and Michigan history interpreter at the Historical Museum in Lansing. Surrounded by tepees, historical crafts and displays, participate in hands on activities for children and adults. Even if you are not a native Wolverine, the history of the Mitten state is captivating. 

Petoskey Rocks!

June 22nd – August 17th, 2012

6 pm to 9 p.m.

Downtown Petoskey

Petoskey Rocks is a new series of summertime events scheduled for Fridays in downtown Petoskey, changing every week to keep things fresh and fun for everyone. Additionally, there will be a community movie in the park at the end of each Friday evening-a free film under the stars being the perfect way to end an evening of food, live music, and activities. Though the schedule may be subject to small changes, this is what is generally on tap for summer in Petoskey. 

June 22 – Rock! the Promenade – An evening of Petoskey style!  We will focus on fashion and design with live window models, design demonstrations, walking models.

June 29 – Rock your Community –  Stores will host local non-profit and community organizations which will explain and demonstrate their individual missions and the contributions they make to our entire community

July 6 – Artists Rock! – Stores will host artists from the Petoskey area  who will explain and demonstrate their talents, artwork and methods (and the deep, dark secrets of their creations) so you can get to know these cultural leaders of our town.

July 13 – Microbrew Tasting – Petoskey bars and restaurants will present their favorite local microbrews that add  to our local hometown flavor and entertainment. This event will also include additional activities for the entire family.

July 20 – Rockin’! Trunk Show — Merchants from throughout Downtown Petoskey are bringing their best major suppliers to our town all on the same night so they can show off their latest products that help make Downtown Petoskey one of America's best places to shop (and window shop).

July 27 – Winetasting – Downtown Petoskey's best and most entertaining restaurants and wine shops will be offering samples of their most fascinating and unusual wines.  This event will also include additional activities for the entire family.

August 3 – Rock the Past – Come Downtown and learn about our history.  Take an historic tour and learn about the past lives of our historic buildings.

August 10 – Rock! the Future – This week Downtown celebrates the talent and energy of our youth.  The evening will include performances and demonstrations of all sorts.

August 17 – Car Show – We have been tracking down the car clubs and individuals with most unusual and fascinating automobiles from all around this car crazy state and beyond.  Expect a collection of vehicles especially selected to please the unique tastes and interests of Petoskey's local residents and summer visitors.

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