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Movies in the Park at Dark

2014 Line Up

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Summer Open House

Join Downtown Petoskey on Friday, June 5 in celebrating
the beginning of the summer season!

Pennsylvania Park will come alive with the sounds of the Petoskey Steel Drum Band, and Downtown will be bustling with activity as the restaurants and merchants show off
their 2015 goods.
Bring a blanket (or two!) and catch the Movie in the Park at Dark - Mary Poppins!

Event - Harbor Heckling

Petoskey Rocks!

Petoskey Rocks Final - 4-28-14

Buffed and Polished, Petoskey Rocks! is returning in
July 2014 for its third season!

July 4 - Celebrate the 4th!

Entertain the kids in Pennsylvania Park before the parade! Swing by for jugglers, facepainting, a balloon twister, and more! 4-6 pm.

July 11 - Petoskey Rocks!

Enjoy all the classic Petoskey Rocks! events that have become a favored part of Downtown on Friday nights! At 5:30 listen to Yankee Station in Pennsylvania Park, followed by the Concert in the Park, and finishing the music line up for the evening is Charlie Millard at 8:30. Free carriage rides will be available from 6-8:30, and pick up and drop off will be at Sweet Maria's and Northern Michigan Artists Market. Walk the streets of Downtown on a Ghost Walk at 8:30 to hear about Petoskey's most haunted buildings. Tickets are $10. Please call 231.348.0388 to reserve your tickets today. Finish your night with the Movie in the Park at Dark!

July 18 - Petoskey Rocks! the Art Scene!

Stroll the stores for an art night throughout town featuring Art in the Park and other local artists! Don't miss the Concert in the Park, the 126 Army Band - Governor's Own, while also enjoying free carriage rides throughout Downtown with pick up and drop off at Stafford's Perry Hotel. Mark your calendars now for a great date night! Starts at 6 pm and ends with a Movie in the Park at Dark.

Stores with Featured Artists:
Arlington Jewelers
Art Cats Gallery
Bearcub Outfitters
Beards Brewery
Ciao Bella! and WARD Gallery
Dripworks Coffee
Linda Michaels of Petoskey
Meyer Ace Hardware
Northern Michigan Artists Market
Roast & Toast
Ruff Life Pet Outfitters
Stafford's Gallery
Sunglass Shoppe
Sweet Maria's Confections

July 25 - Sidewalk Sales!

Enjoy the whole package Downtown on Friday night starting at 6 p.m. While you’re shopping the 49th Annual Sidewalk Sales, enjoy performers in the streets. Stick around Downtown for a Concert in the Park followed by the band Bennett, and top your night off with a Movie in the Park at Dark!

We're so excited to be welcoming Bennett to Petoskey!

Bennet Band Promo Photo 2 Since the band’s formation in 2012, Bennett has spent their time writing powerful original material and developing their fresh sound. "They have incredible songwriting prowess and a cohesiveness only a band of brothers could have." said column writer, Logan Bailey, in his album review for Bennett's recent EP release A Brand New Start. Boasting first place in regional competitions, local music charts and grabbing the attention of many active music industry professionals nation-wide, these boys have quickly established themselves as a force to be reckoned with in the music scene.

 August 1 - Petoskey Proud!

Are you Petoskey Proud? This is a night to celebrate all we love and hold dear in our local culture. Here's some of what you can expect to see...keep checking back for more details!

  • Petoskey Stone Hunt

  • Show Your True Colors Clothing Contest

    • Petoskey Proud - anything with Petoskey on it
    • North Central Michigan College - blue and yellow
    • Petoskey High School - dust off your jersey from the glory days at PHS! Blue crew shirts, varsity jackets, blue and white...
    • Swing by the Petoskey Rocks! booth to enter your True Colors get-up in the contest to win Downtown Treasure Certificates!
  • #PetoskeyRocks Photo Contest

  • Petoskey Proud Story Search

    • We want to know your story! What brings you to Petoskey? What is it you love so much? Come by the Petoskey Rocks! booth to record your story, and we'll pick a favorite at the end of the night who will win Downtown Treasure Certificates!
  • Look Up! Petoskey Quiz

    • How much do you know about Petoskey? Hunt through Downtown to find the answer & get a stamp from the store to show you found it. Finish the quiz and turn it into the Petoskey Rocks! booth for a chance to win Downtown Treasure Certificates!

  • Stroll the stores and find out what they are proud of...
  • Local artists will be out on the streets, sketching, painting, weaving, and more with Tommy Tropic & Friends' Busker Mania...

  • Carriage rides from 6-7:15 will have pick up and drop off at County Emmet Celtic Shop, and from 7:15-8:30 pick up and drop off will be at Pretty Woman Boutique...

  • Ghost Walk at 8:30. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased by calling 231.348.0388 or at the Petoskey Rocks! booth on Friday evening...

  • Don't miss the Jelly Roll Blues Band in Pennsylvania Park at 7 pm...

  • Tickets for the After Glow (see below) are now available to purchase!
  • And top the night off with the Movie in the Park at Dark!

  • After Glow Invite
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      • 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)

Art in the Park


Always the third Saturday in July - July 19th, 2014 - artists from all over the United States descend upon Downtown Petoskey to show off their wares. For over 30 years, approximately 130 booths have graced Pennsylvania Park, with items ranging from pottery to jewelry, from paintings to photographs, and much more.  You are invited to join the thousands of art lovers who attend the event annually to purchase and admire art created by some of the finest artists in the Midwest and from around the country.  Hours for the event are 10 am to 6pm.  The event is sponsored by the Petoskey Regional Chamber of Commerce and more information can be found on their website www.petoskey.com



Festival on the Bay

Come to Petoskey for our 12th Annual Festival on the Bay Friday, the third weekend in August, August 14 through Sunday, August 17, 2014!  The Petoskey Regional Chamber of Commerce sponsors this regional event.   For more details on events, please visit www.petoskeyfestival.com.  Festival on the Bay features include: Live Music, Triathlon, Bay Cruises, an Arts & Crafts Show, a nightly celebration of our "Million Dollar Sunsets" and much more!

During Festival on the Bay, take a little break from the waterfront activities and visit Downtown Petoskey!  Enjoy our unique shops, fine dining, and exceptional service and discover why guests and locals alike treasure Petoskey from the shores to the stores.