Tuesday, May 30, 2017

August 18-19, 2017

Great Music. Family Fun.
A Waterfront Festival for Everyone!

Water Ball Competition

The Petoskey Public Saftey firefighters will challenge other local fire departments to see who can move the water ball the fastest. The Fire Station will also be open and everyone is invited to come take a close look at the facilities and equipment. The Open House and Water Ball Competition will begin at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday at Festival Place. Bring food and toiletries and help Fill the Cruiser with Supplies for the Women's Resource Center safe home. 

YMCA 4.9770K Color Fun Run

Petoskey’s Bay Front Park– Lime Kiln Pond

7:30 AM - Registration/Packet Pickup
8:30 AM - Walk/Run Start Time

You can register online when available or, registration is available on the day of walk/run (7:30AM)

Invest in yourself & your community! 
This is a fundraiser benefiting the YMCA of Northern Michigan. It is an un-timed event for people of all ages and athletic ability to enjoy with family, friends, teams, or groups. It is a time to share laughs, smiles and be healthy, all while helping your local YMCA! This is a fun walk/run where you get showered in eco-friendly, safe color-based corn starch for children and adults so be sure to wear white shirts!

For more information, call the YMCA office at 231-348-8393.

Chalk the Walk

Saturday, August 19 at 10:00 a.m.
Arboretum in Petoskey's Bayfront Park

Chalk Festival
Chalk Chocolate Festival in PetoskeyCrooked Tree Arts Center and the Top of Michigan Trails Council are pleased to present “Chalk the Walk” on Saturday,
at 10:00 a.m. Chalk the Walk will take place on The Little Traverse Wheelway near the Lime Kiln Pond.

CTAC will be selecting up to 20 participants through a call for artists, who will be paid a stipend to create their works.
The junior division remains the same, and all artists are eligible for the $500 People’s Choice Cash Award.

All artists are welcome to participate the day of the event.

Don’t miss the free family doodle area!

People’s Choice Award: $500 (One award given for Open Theme or Master’s Reproduction)


Downtown Petoskey Events

During Festival on the Bay, take a little break from the waterfront activities and visit Downtown Petoskey! Walk up the stairs and come through the tunnel or hop on the free Downtown Trolley at the marina and ride the waterfront, see Bay View, and come Downtown to shop and dine. Check out www.petoskeydowntown.com/trolley for more information. Enjoy our unique shops, fine dining, and exceptional service and discover why guests and locals alike call us the Light of the North. 

Save your receipts when you shop. All purchases made in the Downtown District on August 18 & 19 will qualify you to enter the Festival Shopping Drawing. Simply save your receipts and show them at the Festival on the Bay Information Booth to be entered to win $200 worth of Downtown Dollars!

Farmers Market
The Downtown Petoskey Farmers Market will be held on Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Howard Street where you can taste the local difference by purchasing directly from the local grower. The Farmers Market offers fresh products from fruits and vegetables to meats and fish to flowers for your table and yard.

The BIG Art Show
On Saturday, August 19, the Big Brothers and Big Sisters will see why Petoskey is the Light of the North.

The BIG Art Show

Art for all tastes and pocketbooks! The BIG Art Show by Big Brothers Big Sisters will once again take place downtown in Pennsylvania Park. Over 50 artists and crafters from across Michigan will display their creative wares 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 19.

Arts Crafts Fair - Festival on the BayA wide variety of arts and crafts for all tastes and prices will be available, including garden art, painting, jewelry, stonework, pottery, homemade body products and foods like syrup and honey, quilts, totes, clothing, woodwork, glass and rustic art.

The exhibition is growing, and there's still room for more. Interested artists and crafters may download and submit a registration form, along with slides or photographs of their work to the Big Brother Big Sisters of Northwest Michigan.

For the eighth year in a row, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwestern Michigan (BIGS-NW) will be hosting this event. All proceeds for vendor space will go toward the BIGS-NW program in the Petoskey area.

If you have any questions, please call (231) 946-2447.

Proceeds from The BIG Art Show (formally organized by the Petoskey Area Jaycees) will help match at-risk children in the Petoskey area who have asked and are waiting for a Big Brother or Big Sister of their own. Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwest Michigan is the region’s longest serving youth mentoring organization and is dedicated to nurturing the emotional, social, and educational needs of children by facilitating professionally supported one-to-one mentor relationships. To learn more about Big Brothers Big Sisters, visit http://www.bigsupnorth.com.

Contact the Chamber

Petoskey Regional
Chamber of Commerce
401 E. Mitchell Street
Phone (231) 347-4150
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Festival Sponsors

fox32 9and10 small sponsor home             bayside beverage         McLaren for Website       petoskey visitors sponsor