Celebrate Spring with Northern Michigan’s Top April Events

Searching for events in Northern Michigan this April? Whether you’re looking for an Easter Brunch in Suttons Bay or Wine Dinner Party in Petoskey, we’ve rounded up April’s top events just for you. 

Meatloaf Mondays: City Park Grill | Mondays through April 26 | Petoskey, MI

Need a quick order-ahead meal after a long Monday? Check out the meatloaf special at City Park Grill in Petoskey, which includes sides of mashed potatoes, gravy and green beans.

Big Steak Night: City Park Grill | Thursdays through April 29 | Petoskey, MI

A made-to-order, 16-ounce New York strip steak? Yes, please! Includes a side of white truffle mashed potatoes and fresh vegetable du jour. Order ahead at City Park Grill in Petoskey.

Prime Rib Night: City Park Grill | Fridays through April 30 | Petoskey, MI

Slow-roasted and lightly-smoked prime rib served with a garlic-rosemary jus, white truffle oil mashed potatoes and fresh vegetables. Make it a family-style meal for $89.95 (takeout only) at City Park Grill in Petoskey.

Bowling on Main Street | Saturday, April 3 | Harbor Springs, MI

Celebrate the start of spring with this annual Bowling event on Main Street. A free, fun tradition the whole family will enjoy!

Black Star Farms Easter Brunch | Sunday, April 4 | Suttons Bay, MI

This family-style brunch features everything from applewood smoked ham to eggs benedict. Filled with locally-inspired dishes, Easter brunch at Black Star Farms is the perfect way to enjoy the holiday.

“Suds” Silent Movie with Dave Calendine | Tuesday, April 13-Tuesday, April 20

Suds is a 1920 American silent comedy film directed by John Francis Dillon and starring Mary Pickford. Experience this classic with the live accompaniment of Dave Calendine on our “Cinderella” Wurlitzer Theatre Organ. Streaming will start at 7:00pm on April 13 and will continue until 8:00pm on April 20.

Pinot Party Wine Dinner | Thursday, April 15 | Petoskey, MI

Join the guestlist for Palette Bistro’s exclusive Pinot Party Wine Dinner. Chef de Cuisine, Daniel Travis and special guest Bill Millar from Veritas Wines present a delicious five-course menu with perfect Pinot pairings.

Walleye Clinic | Saturday, April 17 | Cadillac, MI

Visit Cadillac’s Mitchell State Park for a walleye clinic and to learn how Outdoor Skills Academy pro-staffers spend their days chasing trophy walleye.

Crystal Classic | Saturday, April 17 | Thompsonville, MI

Calling all golfers! Dust your clubs off and head over to Crystal Mountain for the Crystal Classic. This four-person scramble includes 18 holes of golf with a cart, two beverage tickets and food. 

A Musical Journey | Saturday, April 17 | Bay Harbor, MI

Go on a journey with the Great Lakes Chamber Orchestra, as they celebrate 20 years of world-class performances. This concert highlights memorable moments from past concerts and features founder and Co-Artistic Director, Robert Pattengale, Ph.D., as well as other founding musicians and Young Artist Competition Alumni.

10th Annual Young Playwrights Festival | Sunday, April 18 | Traverse City, MI

The 10th Annual Young Playwrights Festival features six original one-act plays written, produced and performed at City Opera House by regional high school students.

Kalkaska’s National Trout Festival | April 21 to 25 | Kalkaska, MI

While it may look a little bit different this year, Kalkaska’s National Trout Festival is returning with the Grand Royal Parade, flea market, car show and live music.

Jeep the Mac | April 23 to 25 | St. Ignace, MI

The annual Jeep the Mac event draws enthusiasts from around the Midwest to St. Ignace to participate in Jeep activities, including a group ride across the Mackinac Bridge, ferry passes to Drummond Island for trail riding, street cruises and discounts at designated stops.

Chris Bohjalian & NWS | Thursday, April 29 | Virtual Event

Chris Bohjalian is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of 21 books, not to mention a playwright and screenwriter, and he’ll be at the (virtual) National Writers Series with a riveting historical thriller, “Hour of the Witch.”

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