Summer

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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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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Fireworks over little traverse bay

July 4th!

June 27, 2017 I’m here. You know me. Flags wave, people parade, veterans march, and hot dogs are grilled, while I watch. It’s my favorite time of the year, to be sure. But what is so special, as I look …

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Our visitors to petoskey

Our Many Visitors

June 6, 2017 Downtown Petoskey hosted its annual Summer Open House this past weekend, and it was a joy to meet and talk with so many visitors from different locales around the country – and the world. Spending time drifting …

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