Tuesday, May 30, 2017

August 18-19, 2017

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

Kayak & Canoe on Little Traverse Bay

The weekend's center of attention is Little Traverse Bay, the focal point around which festival-goers gather for family fun. Opportunities to get out on the Bay area a natural part of the festivities.

Kayak Demos - Friday & Saturday Noon to 8:00 p.m.

  • The Outfitter will be providing kayak rides and demos for the entire family on Friday and Saturday from noon to 4:00 pm.

  • The Bahnhof will continue demos from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. Head down to the beach located in Festival Place.


Paddle the Jiimaan Canoe - Saturday Noon to 5:00 p.m.

Have fun maneuvering the 34-foot-long, 5-foot-wide Jiimaan! This large canoe requires the cooperative effort of at least 10 people while a guide with knowledge of both the weather and whims of the bay helps all of the paddlers focus on the task at hand.

The free Jiimaan excursions are sponsored by the Odawa Institute of the Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians.

The Petoskey Great Duck Drop

Saturday, August 19 at 3:30 p.m.

It's the Petoskey Great Duck Drop located behind the Fire Station. 

Prizes of $300, $200 and $100, plus $50 for a duck who lands farthest away from target!

Tickets can be purchased in the Vendor area for $10 during Festival on the Bay, St. Francis Xavier Parish Office, and from any 8th Grade St. Francis Xavier student.

For more ways to purchase visit www.school.petoskeysfx.org

The Petoskey Great Duck Drop is presented by the St. Francis Xavier Catholic School 8th Grade Class as a fundraiser.

Need not be present to win.


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