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Petoskey Rocks Final - 4-28-14

Buffed and Polished, Petoskey Rocks! is returning in
July 2015 for its fourth season!

July 10 - Petoskey Stone Hunt
Hidden treasures will come to light during Petoskey Rocks on July 10th! The Petoskey Masonic Lodge will open their doors to the public for an open house, and the mystery continues throughout the night...

Join the Petoskey Masonic Lodge, located above Dave's Boot Shop, for treats and a tour of the historic building from 7-9pm! The top floor of the building has one of the best views in Downtown! Also, through town hunt through Downtown stores for a glimpse of Chief Ignatius Petoskey! Once you find his image in a store, report his hiding place to the store’s employees for your very own Petoskey stone to take home.
National Treasure

The city of Petoskey is named after Chief Pe-to-se-ga, which in Ottawa translates to “Rays of the Rising Sun.” The Petoskey name was also adopted for Michigan’s state stone, a fossilized coral found in abundance here whose markings resemble the rays of the sun shining. The area’s ties to the sun’s rays carry on to its infamous catchphrase – the land of the million dollar sunsets. Petoskey has been called that ever since 1873. On a late fall day that year, the train whistled to a stop at the end of its line – Petoskey. On board was a reporter for a Grand Rapids newspaper, who in reporting on the wilderness scenery, rhapsodized about the area’s "million dollar sunsets." Please enjoy taking a piece of Petoskey’s history home with you just in case you need reminding- Petoskey Rocks!

The Movie in the Park at Dark is National Treasure, sponsored by the Petoskey Masonic Lodge and North Central Michigan College. The sunset is at 9:29.

 Participating stores in the Petoskey Stone Hunt:

Northgoods
Fustini's
Grandpa Shorter's Gifts
J.W. Shorter & Son Mercantile
County Emmet Celtic Shop
Ciao Bella Patio
Ciao Bella Home
Grain Train
Pretty Woman Boutique
Rocking Horse Toy Co
It's All Good
Robert Frost Fine Footwear
B. Jeweled
Bearcub Outfitters
Petoskey District Library
Northern Michigan Artists Market
Ruff Life Pet Outfitters
Craig Ryan Menswear
Cheekade Meekade

 

July 17 - Trivia Night

Test your Michigan and Petoskey knowledge for a night of trivia out on the town! Get your trivia card at the blue tent in Pennsylvania Park, and work your way through the stores in Downtown answering the questions. The more you get right, the higher your chance to win Petoskey Rocks Rewards! Turn in your trivia card at the blue tent in Pennsylvania Park at the end of the night for your chance to win.

Planes Flyer

Bring the kids down early to the Movie in the Park at Dark for a chance to explore a vintage fire truck and Emmet County’s fire prevention trailer! The Movie in the Park at Dark is Planes, Fire & Rescue, sponsored by North Central Michigan College. The sunset is at 9:24.

Participating stores in Trivia Night:

Northern Michigan Artists Market
Northgoods
Fustini's
Grandpa Shorter's Gifts
J.W. Shorter & Son Mercantile
County Emmet Celtic Shop
Ciao Bella Patio
Ciao Bella Home
Grain Train
Roast & Toast
Pretty Woman Boutique
It's All Good
Robert Frost Fine Footwear
B. Jeweled
Ruff Life Pet Outfitters
Craig Ryan Menswear
Stafford's Gallery
Cheekade Meekade

July 24 - Murder Mystery

Murder Mystery Inc., a murder mystery troupe that performs often at the Stafford’s Hospitality properties, will set the scene in Pennsylvania Park, building the foundation for a night of ghostly mysteries and murders throughout Downtown.

Paddington Flyer

 Not your typical who-dun-it, there will be a series of mishaps and mysteries set at participating stores that are based on the actual ghost stories and freaky mishaps that have occurred in Downtown Petoskey. Get ready to sleuth your way through town, and meet back in Pennsylvania Park for the grand finale! Times to be determined. 

The Movie in the Park at Dark will be Paddington, sponsored by North Central Michigan College. The sunset is at 9:18.

Participating Stores in the Murder Mystery:

Linda Michaels of Petoskey
Grandpa Shorter's Gifts
J.W. Shorter & Son Mercantile
County Emmet Celtic Shop
Ciao Bella Patio
Ciao Bella Home
Grain Train
Pretty Woman Boutique
Robert Frost Fine Footwear
Cheekade Meekade
Ruff Life Pet Outfitters

July 31 - 50th Celebration of Sidewalk Sales

Sleeping Beauty Flyer 

 

 August 7 - Dancing in the Streets

Join us for an old fashioned block party on Lake Street between the parks! There will be dancing in the street with live music by The Cookies from 6-9 pm.

The Movie in the Park at Dark is Annie, sponsored by North Central Michigan College. The sunset is at 9:01.

 Annie Flyer

 

August 14 - Festival on the Bay

 Into the Woods Flyer

 

August 21 - Jazz Night

Cinderella Flyer

 
 Movies in the Park at Dark sponsored by:

 NCMC Matters

      • Petoskey Proud (anything with Petoskey on it)
      • North Central Blue and Yellow
      • Vintage PHS Petoskey (jersey’s, varsity jackets, uniforms, blue &white, etc. Whatever is dusty in your closet from your PHS glory days)