Downtown Petoskey is hosting “A Moveable Feast” to pay tribute to the years that Ernest Hemingway spent growing up in Petoskey. Celebrate all things Hemingway on Friday and Saturday October 18 & 19, 2014 with fun activities modeled around his hobbies.

On Friday, kick off the weekend at the launch party for Petoskey’s Restaurant Week at City Park Grill with a Hemingway Happy Hour! From 4:30 to 6 pm step back in time with Hemingway inspired cocktails, door prizes, half off appetizers, and music by Sean Bielby. There will be a suggested donation at the door with proceeds going to Manna Food Pantry with City Park Grill matching donations up to $500.

Join us on Lake Street at 6 pm for Squash Bowling! Take your pick of squash and roll for a turkey to win Downtown Treasure Certificates.
 Lace up your shoes for the Saturday morning Fun Run with the Bulls! The 3ish mile fun run starts in Pennsylvania Park by Bay Street, follows the new Downtown Pathway by Arlington Street, loops through Bay View, and finishes back in Pennsylvania Park. Registration starts at 8 am and the fun run starts at 9 am. The entry fee is $10, and each participant will get a set of bull horns. Runners, walkers and strollers are welcome. Runners who beat the bull will get a Downtown Treasure!

And finally all day Friday and Saturday, participate in the Selfies for Shopping contest by feasting your eyes on the Downtown Petoskey’s merchant windows during “A Moveable Feast!” Stroll from window to window searching out the local fall produce item, snap a selfie in front of the window, and upload it to the Facebook Event Page, A Moveable Feast, with the hashtag #PetoskeyFeast. Check back Monday, October 20 to see if your selfies are prize winners of Downtown Treasure Certificates.

“Whether we appreciate Hemingway’s writing style or not, he certainly was an intriguing man who spent many summers here while growing up,” explained Kate Manthei, the Downtown Promotions Coordinator.

“For the event, we adopted the title of a posthumously published novel, A Moveable Feast, because it reflects a few hobbies of his that we find intriguing–namely the local food culture he was so invested in during his travels. With a healthy dose of creative licensing, we paraphrased a quote by Hemingway’s editor that reflects the sentiment of our event, ‘If you are lucky enough to have experienced Petoskey, then wherever you go for the rest of your life, it stays with you, for Petoskey is a moveable feast.”


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