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Bags Over Bucks | Ladies Opening Night


BOB Buffalo Plaid 

Set your sights on the ultimate Holiday
Wish List while enjoying Games, Gifts, & Niblets in Downtown Petoskey stores
from 6-8 p.m.! Join us for Deer Camp at
City Park Grill at 8 p.m. with your
completed Wish List to enter into the
 fabulous Buck Pole Prize Drawings!

A Moveable Feast

Moveable Feast Draft

Paying tribute to the many years that Ernest Hemingway spent growing up in Petoskey, Downtown Petoskey is set to host A Moveable Feast, a weekend of fun, fall activities modeled around Hemingway’s hobbies. Activities will take place Friday and Saturday, October 17th and 18th.
On Friday, kick off the weekend at the launch party for Petoskey’s Restaurant Week at City Park Grill with a Hemingway Happy Hour! From 4:30 to 6 p.m. step back in time with Hemingway inspired cocktails, door prizes, half off appetizers, and music by Sean Bielby. There will be a suggested donation at the door with proceeds going to Manna Food Pantry with City Park Grill matching donations up to $500.

Join us on Lake Street at 6 p.m. for Squash Bowling! Take your pick of squash and roll for a turkey to win Downtown Treasure Certificates.

Lace up your shoes for the Saturday morning Fun Run with the Bulls! The 3ish mile fun run starts in Pennsylvania Park by Bay Street, follows the new Downtown Pathway by Arlington Street, loops through Bay View, and finishes back in Pennsylvania Park. Registration starts at 8 a.m. and the fun run starts at 9 p.m. The entry fee is $10, and each participant will get a set of bull horns. Runners, walkers, and strollers are welcome. Runners who beat the bull will get a Downtown Treasure!

And finally all day Friday and Saturday, participate in the Selfies for Shopping contest
by feasting your eyes on the Downtown Petoskey’s merchant windows during A Moveable Feast! Stroll from window to window searching out the local fall produce item, snap a selfie in front of the window, and upload it to the Facebook Event Page, A Moveable Feast, with the hashtag #PetoskeyFeast. Check back Monday, October 20th to see if your selfies are prize winners of Downtown Treasure Certificates!

If you are lucky enough to have experienced Petoskey, then wherever you go for the rest of your life, it stays with you, for Petoskey is a moveable feast.


Downtown Trick or Treat

School Flyer

Wanda the Wacky Witch at Red Sky Stage
Friday, October 24th at 7 p.m.

Wanda is a non-scary, wonderful witch, 100% guaranteed family fun. Wanda wears no crazy green maake-up (she does have purple hair and wears crazy tights and pointy boots though!) This show is filled to the brim of a witch's hat with Halloween magic, crazy-corny Halloween jokes, and goofy Halloween music. To make sure everyone has the best possible, fun-filled time, Wanda the Wacky Witch will bring along her magic dog, Mimi. A dog? That's right! Wanda is a wacky witch.

Tickets are $7 per person. Adults admitted free if accompanied by one or more children. Tickets available at Northern Michigan Artists Market, by phone at 231-487-0000, and at the door the night of the show.

Haunted Halloween

Haunted Halloween Final

Haunted buildings, Petoskey ghosts, and progressively spirited dining...Mark your calendars for what's sure to be a wickedly good time!

On Friday, October 24, Downtown Petoskey will promote its ghostly history with a progressive dinner throughout haunted establishments Downtown. Learn about the crying toddler, the employee who fell in love with a ghostly visitor, the mysterious fan, the woman in the wall, and much more as you treat yourself to good eats in our very haunted Downtown.

5:45-6 p.m. Arrival at the Rose Room in Stafford's Perry Hotel
6-6:45 p.m. Apps & Eeks! Baked Brie and Brandied Pears with a
                   Balsamic Honey Glaze

7:00 p.m.    Main Entree with Hangin' Frank at City Park Grill with special
                   appearance by Bumps in the Night. Red Wine Braised Beef with
                   White Truffle Mashed Potatoes, Roasted Root Vegetables, and
                   a Rosemary Demi Glace

8:45 p.m.    Pie & Pen with Hemingway at Jesperson's. Pie, Ice Cream, 
                   and Coffee

 Tickets are $45 and reservations are required. Please call 231-348-0388 for more information.

Shopping Scramble

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The Best Girlfriend Day Ever! 
If you love to shop, then gather some friends for the 11th annual Downtown Petoskey Shopping Scramble!

Modeled after a golf outing, the Shopping Scramble allows your group to spend a day shopping, dining, and enjoying the amenities without worrying about sand traps or water hazards! Competitors will test their skills on the pristine shopping course of Downtown Petoskey.

On the first Saturday of October, October 4, 2014, shoppers gather in the morning to enjoy coffee and breakfast treats, then head out to shop 18 holes in Downtown Petoskey. In between, shoppers will enjoy an elegant lunch and a fashion show.  The day ends at the 19th Hole Party with great food and prizes.

Participants are asked to put together teams and enjoy a day of shopping in Downtown Petoskey. Tickets for the event are $45 for each player and include:

  • A breakfast of coffee and pastries at Stafford's Gallery of Art & History

  • Lunch with a fashion show presented by area merchants at City Park Grill

  • 19th Hole Celebration with hors d’oeuvres and refreshments at Whitecaps

In addition, each Shopping Scramble participant will receive a gift bag filled with donations from area merchants and a chance to win several grand prizes and many more door prizes and awards.

Dozens of businesses in Downtown Petoskey will be offering special promotions exclusively to Shopping Scramble participants, including “hole in one” discounts or a percentage off purchases made that day.

Click here for the 2014 Registration Form! For more information call 231-622-8501.  The Downtown Petoskey Shopping Scramble is sponsored by the Downtown Management Board