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Intergenerational efforts bring blooms to Downtown

Even with the chilly spring mornings in Northern Michigan, nature always finds a way to bloom, and here in lovely Petoskey, we’re lucky enough to have intergenerational efforts ready to aid Mother Nature. Now that the spring season appears to …

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The Trolley’s Return

Downtown Petoskey is a quaint and vibrant shopping and dining social district, complete with one-of-a-kind boutiques, restaurants, bars, and regular live entertainment – this we all know and love. Something we might not love is the heavy flow of vehicular …

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Friday Nights in Pennsylvania Park

The perfect spot for playdates, lunch breaks, and fresh air reprieves, Pennsylvania Park is a popular summer downtown destination for everyone. Here, you can find a dog to pet, a grassy spot to nap on, or a noon-time concert to …

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Sounds of Summer

Blissfest Music Organization and Downtown Petoskey bring you Sounds of Summer for a second season! Sounds of Summer will feature a dynamic range of music that caters to everyone. With each concert curated by Blissfest Music Organization, lively tunes from …

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Movies in the Park at Dark

Grab your blankets for the Movie in the Park at Dark! Every Friday night from July 7 to August 11.

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Sidewalk Sales

Shop the 58th annual Downtown Petoskey Sidewalk Sales, July 29 & 30, 2023.

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Summer returns to downtown petoskey

Summer Returns

July 10, 2019  So, if you arrived in early spring, you probably found winter and if you arrived in early summer you found early spring and if you arrive now, we’ve gone directly to late summer. Blooms and blossoms are …

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Summer Open House

Our House is Open

June 5, 2019             As the curtain of fog rises over the bay, we find our Downtown ready for business and the stage set for all to disengage from a long winter and cold spring.  The annual Open House kicks …

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Shopping outside of Grandpa Shorters

Relaxing in August

August 29, 2018 I’m still summering in Downtown Petoskey. Ahhhh, the heat and the water make for a relaxing summer swan song as August rolls by. I still shop every day, and I continue to explore Downtown Petoskey between Michigan …

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Concerts in Pennsylvania park

A Busy Summer Begins

June 27, 2018 It’s the summer season, and where does one start? Let’s see, I could walk to Howard, between Michigan and Mitchell Streets and go to the Framer’s Market at 8:30 a.m. on Friday, maybe pick up some fresh …

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Summer in Petoskey

Downtown on a Summer Day in August

August 16, 2017 The streets are quieter this morning. As the moon is on the wane so to is the energy of the summer. People meander to and fro with coffee cups, shopping bags, and kids in tow. There are …

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Petoskey Art in the Park

Art in the Park

July 11, 2017 With an abundance of beautiful Lake Michigan shoreline, oft’ cantankerous clouds, and a downtown from days gone by, what better place than to host Petoskey’s annual Art in the Park. This one-day event on Saturday, July 15th, …

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