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216 Park Avenue
Petoskey, MI 49770

Come enjoy Downtown Petoskey on Lake Michigan and Little Traverse Bay with unique shops and restaurants in the Gaslight Shopping District. Serving Bay Harbor, Bay View, Harbor Springs, Walloon Lake and Emmet County.

Summer Open House

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Summer Open House

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Join Downtown Petoskey on Friday, June 1 to kick off the 2018 Summer Season!

Pennsylvania Park will come alive with a Drink Tent and live entertainment, from The Real Ingredients.

The intersection of Lake and Howard streets will become a runway for the Summer Open House Fashion Show, premiering this summer's hottest styles from the downtown shops!

The sounds of the Petoskey Steel Drum Band will radiate throughout downtown. The closed streets will be bustling with activities for the whole family!

Lay out your blankets, for a movie int he park at dark! Watch a movie under the stars on our HUGE inflatable movie screen!

Enjoy Downtown events in Pennsylvania Park, a movie in the park at dark, store activities and more! This is the night merchants open their doors to celebrate our Downtown and welcome the Summer season!

6 pm - Summer Fashion Show (at intersection of Lake and Howard streets) with Master of Ceremonies, Tim Nixon from Lite 96.3

6 - 9 pm - Drink Tent in Pennsylvania Park

Proceeds benefiting Northwest Michigan Habitat for Humanity

Music from The Real Ingredients

7 - 8 pm - Petoskey Steel Drum Band

8 pm - Ghost Walk (purchase tickets at the bottom of this page)

Dark - Movie in the Park at Dark; Peter Rabbit

Store Activities

American Spoon Foods - Cooking up something special for you during Summer Open House!

Ciao Bella Patio - Cooking on the Big Green Egg from 6-8 pm

Cutler's Gifts & Kitchen Accessories - Golf putting activity

Fustini's Oils and Vinegar's - Celebrate Fustini's 9th Anniversary in Petoskey with a Backyard BBQ! Chef Jon will be grilling up tasty summer treats. In honor of their anniversary, 10% of all sales for the day will go to the Women's Resource Center.

Gliks - Enjoy a Summer Open House special of $10 off a $50 purchase, from 6-9 pm. Excludes Yeti, Alex and Ani and clearance merchandise


Haystacks - Free cloth shopping tote with purchase! $15 minimum purchase

The Little Shop in the Alley - stop in the new shop, say Hi and receive a free gift

Meyer Ace Hardware - Open and serving up snacks

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Northgoods - Face painting, live music by Elizabeth Thorp, artist demonstration with the McCune couple, and snacks and sips, too!

Petoskey District Library - Outdoor Karaoke on the Labyrinth!

Red Sky Stage - Concert featuring the Northern Michigan bluegrass band, Steel and Wood at 7:30pm. They will be introducing their new album, Along the Track

Community Additions

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Blender Bike- 

With the Groundwork Center for Resilient Communities and the Local Food Alliance

Serse: An Opera -

Italian Libretto Re-scored by Petoskey Native, Isaac Wittenberg. Performance is at 7pm at Crooked Tree Art Center. Tickets available here

The Petoskey Paladins -

visit with the Petoskey High School Robotics team!

Explore the Downtown Trolley and Fire Truck!


Inflatable Activities with Kicks for Kids -

Fun for the whole family! Bring your child or embrace your inner child! Bounce in the bounce house, race a competitor in the obstacle course, or slllllllide into summer on a big inflatable slide! (Price per activity or wristbands available for all inflatable activities)

Get your picture taken in the Happy Camper! - 

Preserve your Summer Open House memories with a fun, vintage photo booth!

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Strolling magic and juggling with Neil, the Stilt Walker

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North Central Michigan College's Fab Lab -

Ghost Walk, 8 pm

For the past century, Downtown Petoskey has had its fair share of spooky hauntings, Edgar Allan Poe inspired deaths, and mobster dealings. Many of these hauntings have happened repeatedly over the years, and our local historian, Chris Struble, has gathered the facts and the local lore that inspire these stories that tell the history of Petoskey from an otherwordly perspective.

Join us for the first Ghost Walk of the season during Summer Open House! Please meet on the steps of the Stafford's Perry Hotel at 8 pm. The walk is one hour long and primarily outside, so make sure to dress for the weather!

Earlier Event: May 18
Petoskey Restaurant Week
Later Event: June 1
Summer Open House Ghost Walk