Northern Michigan Events: Downtown Boyne City is sugar-coated in sweetness this Valentine's Day weekend. Chocolate-Covered Boyne will celebrate chocolate and romance at more than 30 downtown businesses. Organizers expect that this year's fifth annual event will be sweeter and livelier than ever.

A combined chocolate/Valentine theme with tastings (food and drink); chocolate treats and goodies; special chocolate desserts; displays of romantic novels and cookbooks featuring chocolate; a love song fest with dinner, chocolate themed gifts, a sale on chocolate-colored clothing. The library hosts a book sale and children’s story hour. Demonstrations with chocolate throughout the weekend.

The Valentines themed fun begins today, Friday February 8th and continues through Saturday February 9th.

Some participating businesses include:

Alpine Chocolate Haus

Assorted samples of   chocolates and truffles, Valentine specials

BC Pizza

Saturday night Valentine's Special: eat for $20. Choice of two dinner buffets, including salad, soup, pizza, breadsticks, and pasta plus two small  drinks; OR, one medium item pizza, one order breadsticks, two small drinks and two chocolate-covered strawberries on the side. Optional: dinner by candlelight.

Cafe Sante

Belgian Chocolate Pot de crème, Chocolate Hazelnut Cheese Cake, Austrian Chocolate Linzer Torte, Chocolate Cafe con Leche Martini, and Young's Double Chocolate Stout (by itself or with the Belgian Strawberry Fruli)

Boyne Country Provisions/Wine Emporium

Friday and Saturday offering 10% off purchase of 3 or more bottles of wine in the Wine Emporium, free gift bow with purchase of wine OR a complimentary box of chocolate paired with wine purchase in the Wine Emporium, all chocolate wines on sale. Saturday only offering complimentary housemade "Death by Chocolate" cookies.

Fiji Salon & Spa

Chocolate treats; chocolate facials & chocolate pedicures $30 each or both for $50

Upsy-Daisy Floral

Delicious chocolate treats; drawing for Valentine's Day arrangement

Freshwater Art Gallery

$5 off for Feb. 16 Wine, Women, Chocolate and Song concert tickets purchased Feb. 8 and 9. Also serving Chocolate Icebox cookies and cocoa.

Plus many more!

For more information and to view all participating in Chocolate Covered Boyne go to the Boyne Area Chamber of Commerce website.

For more events and Northern Michigan vacation ideas, check out our Boyne City Vacation Guide!