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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

Join Downtown Petoskey on Friday, June 7 to kick off the Summer Season!

Enjoy a Fashion Show, premiering the summer’s hottest styles from the downtown shops, a Movie in the Park at Dark, a performance by the Petoskey Steel Drum Band, and so much more!

Come down a little bit early for a ribbon cutting for the New Public Restrooms (behind the Petoskey Regional Chamber of Commerce) at 5:30 pm

6 pm - Summer Fashion Show in Pennsylvania Park

6 pm - Drink Tent in Pennsylvania Park featuring tunes from The Sleeping Gypsies

7:30-8:30 pm - Petoskey Steel Drum Band performance in Pennsylvania Park

8 pm - Ghost Walk

Dark - Movie in the Park at Dark: A Wrinkle in Time


The highway might be under construction, but Downtown is open! Come celebrate Summer Open House with us!

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.

The walk begins promptly at 8 pm on the steps of the Stafford's Perry Hotel (100 Lewis Street) and will last about 60 - 90 minutes. Please meet on the steps a few minutes before 8 pm for check in. The walk is primarily outside and is rain or shine. Please dress for the weather. Tickets will be e-mailed within 24 hours of purchase (you do not have to print or bring them with you as your name will be on the registration list at check in).

In Store Activities:

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Coldwell Banker Schmidt Real Estate - Stop by and say hi! Grab a balloon and some candy, too!

Cutler’s Gift’s & Kitchen Accessories - Wusthof Knife Sharpening from 4-7pm with a Wusthof rep and great deals on Wusthof products. Bring a non-perishable food item for Bother Dan’s Food Pantry and get your knives sharpened for free! (no serrated knives or cleavers).

Northgoods - Live Mermaid! We at NorthGoods have made contact with a mermaid! She's agreed to come on dry land for a little while before Petoskey Summer Open House and read Tallulah, Mermaid of the Great Lakes to anyone who will listen! Stop by NorthGoods at 5pm June 7th to meet her and learn about freshwater mermaids and Petoskey stones. The event will be outdoors, weather permitting.

Grandpa Shorter’s Gifts - Meatball appetizers and free samples of Cherry Republic.

J.W. Shorter & Son Mercantile - It's our 21st birthday! Enjoy 21% off store wide and sip on bubbly and snack on mini cupcakes! We will also be hosting a Lakeshore Dry Goods trunk show featuring their organic cotton hair towels. You might be the lucky winner of the raffle and take a towel home for yourself!

The Katydid - Serving Mini Vernors and Great Lake Co. potato chips. Free sampling Dave's Sweet Tooth Toffee.

The Petoskey District Library - hosting Karaoke, cotton candy and a telescope demo!

Sunglass Shoppe - Hosting a Maui Jim Trunk Show! Check out the latest and greatest shades, enjoy a libation, snacks, and meet the “Magic Man”. Yes, a live magic show! Plus a chance to win a gift certificate. Learn more here


Petoskey Kitchen and Bath - Designs by Dawn - Stop by and get your picture taken in a vintage 1950’s camper that’s been restored and designed into a custom photo booth!

North Harbor Christie’s International Real Estate - Stop by for the Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting at 4 pm! Reception to follow featuring appetizers from Chandler’s, cheese from Petoskey Cheese and more!

Zoe Dance - Studio Show at 7 pm featuring students of all ages! Social dancing to follow. Purchase tickets to the Studio Show here 

Community Additions

Stop and check out The Petoskey Paladins (Petoskey Robotics Team) near JC Penney!

Earlier Event: May 31
Dance with Downtown Petoskey
Later Event: June 14
Farmer's Market