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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.

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Petoskey Rocks

Buffed and Polished, Petoskey Rocks will returning in July 2018 for its seventh season!

Each Friday night will feature free carriage rides throughout Downtown, a Ghost Walk, Music in the Park, and a Movie in the Park at Dark!

Tickets are required for the Ghost Walk and can be purchased at the bottom of this page. It is $15 per person. Tickets are limited, so it is recommended to purchase early.

6-8 pm - Street Musicians

6:30-8:30 pm - Free Carriage Rides

8-9:30 pm - Music in the Park

8 pm - Ghost Walk

Dark - Movie in Pennsylvania Park begins

July 6

Music: Sweet Tooth

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Founders of the sensational Northern Michigan dance band The Cookies, Jakey Thomas and Richie V have been performing and writing music together for roughly 12 years. Between The Cookies and various other acts, the two have played hundreds of shows over the last couple years, including festivals, resorts, clubs, casinos, corporate events, weddings, and their most recent achievement of backing-up legendary rocker Steve Miller on an unforgettable 4-song set in Napa Valley, CA.

Passionate, hardworking, professional, and committed to providing quality entertainment to the world- Richie V and Jakey Thomas are Sweet Tooth.


Movie: Sing (PG)











Carriage Ride sponsored by The Katydid

Hop on the FREE Carriage Ride in front of The Katydid at 305 East Lake street

July 13

Music: The Jake Allen Band


The ethereal sound of Jake Allen's music attaches to your heartbeat and reverberates through your veins with the warmth of a long-lost embrace. He moves around the acoustic guitar like he's been holding it for a lifetime, gliding from end to end and producing sounds that you'd normally expect from a full band. Although most audiences are introduced to Jake Allen through the spectacle of his solo acoustic performances, the scope of Allen's artistry runs much deeper.

For the last year Jake has been vigorously touring North America with the Sony Masterworks recording artists, The Accidentals. In addition to opening their shows with his innovative solo acoustic performances, Allen has been guest performing in the band on guitar and keyboards. As they continue to tour extensively, Jake is preparing to release his highly anticipated new album “Deviant Motions” which features dynamic violin and cello performances by Sav Buist and Katie Larson of The Accidentals. This new album will be released in early 2018.

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Movie: Star Wars - The Last Jedi (PG 13)







Carriage Ride sponsored by Craig Ryan Fine Clothing

Hop on the FREE Carriage Ride in front of Craig Ryan at 307 Howard street


Celebrate with McLaren Northern Michigan Foundation

Come downtown early and celebrate the launch of the NEW Hospital Expansion with McLaren Northern Michigan Foundation! Tons of fun activities for the whole family from 3-7pm.

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July 20

UNFORTUNATELY, DUE TO RAIN, both the concert in the park and the movie have been canceled this evening

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Music: Galactic Sherpas

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Uniting the forces of space and time, the Galactic Sherpas create a sonic experience that draws from all corners of the musical Universe. Diving into jams as deep as a black hole, their highly improvised style leaves space travelers on the brink of cosmic euphoria.


Movie: Coco (PG)












We are SO SO very sorry..... but due to an injury sustained by our Carriage driver, tonight’s Carriage Rides in front of Grandpa Shorter's Gifts will be canceled


We're so sorry!

(he was bucked off a horse and broke his arm last night, but don't worry he's ok! Carriage Rides will pick back up after Sidewalk Sales on August 3)


July 27

Music: The Accidentals


Named among Yahoo Music’s “Top 10 Bands to Watch in 2017,” The Accidentals’ adventure began in their hometown of Traverse City, MI. The past five years have seen The Accidentals perform over a thousand live shows, including headline dates, festival sets, and shared stages along such like-minded acts as Martin Sexton, Brandi Carlile, Andrew Bird, The Wailers, Joan Baez and others. 2015 saw the band embark on their first full-scale national tour, funded in part by an Indiegogo ‘online garage sale”. That year’s SXSW debut saw them hailed by Billboard for “displaying a genre-hopping range of influences and some smart songwriting skills to go with their abundant musical chops.” 


Movie: Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (PG 13)

UNFORTUNATELY, DUE TO RAIN, the movie in the park has been canceled this evening










No Carriage Ride due to Sidewalk Sales

August 3

Music: The Sleeping Gypsies


The Sleeping Gypsies are a musical outfit consisting of four young men from Northern Michigan who deliver a rollicking yet classy live performance. The Sleeping Gypsies strike unsuspecting listeners with an infectious blend of rock, swing, soul, and blues that is both interesting and accessible, recalling classic acts such as T.Rex and Van Morrison while also showing similarities to contemporary artists like The Black Keys and Mayer Hawthorne.

Movie: Beauty and the Beast (2017) (PG)

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Carriage Ride Sponsored by Petoskey Plastics

Due to circumstances out of our control, the Carriage Ride has been canceled for this evening 🙁 We are so sorry

August 10

Music: The Up North Big Band

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The Up North Big Band (UNBB) Is comprised of 19 talented musicians from across Northern Michigan, who came together to preserve the sounds of the big band era. The UNBB offers tight ensemble playing combined with exceptional solo features and live vocals. We are known for playing, not only big band music of the 30’s, 40’s and 50’s. but also latin tunes, waltzs, and even a polka or two!

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Movie: Black Panther (PG 13)



Carriage Ride Sponsored by Craig Ryan Fine Clothing

Hop on the FREE Carriage Ride in front of Craig Ryan at 307 Howard street

Ghost Walk Ticket
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Thank You to our Sponsors!

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Band bookings with support from Blissfest Music Organization

Earlier Event: July 4
4th of July
Later Event: July 6
Ghost Walk