Every Friday we’ll bring you ‘must do’ activities to help plan your weekend. Snow much fun – for visitors and locals, too!
1. Petoskey Winter Carnival
Thursday – Sunday, February 12 – 15
Winter fun for the whole family in downtown Petoskey. Enjoy shopping, skating, sledding, bump-jumping, running, dining, ghost walk, kids day, carnival, music and more! View the full calendar of events. Be sure to stop by Stafford’s Gallery during the Chocoholic Frolic on Friday, 3 to 7 pm.2. Winter Sidewalk Sales
Friday – Monday, February 12 – 16
Visit downtown Charlevoix for indoor sidewalk sales! Take advantage of great discounts on a wide variety of good at participating shops.
3. Free Fishing Weekend
Saturday – Sunday, February 14 – 15
Residents and visitors have the opportunity to fish the great and inland lakes this weekend – free! Regulations still apply.
4. Saturday Afternoon Ice Skating Games
Saturday, February 14, 1 to 3 pm
Pack up the family and head to the Harbor Springs Sk8 Park for some family fun! A complete schedule of activities and more information can be found on the Harbor Springs Area Chamber of Commerce website.
7. Romantic Dinners on Valentine’s Day
Saturday, February 14
Each of our unique dining establishments will be serving up something wonderful for you and your favorite sweetheart! Make your reservations to join us!
8. Burt Lake Fireworks & Polar Plunge
Saturday, February 14
Watch people jump into the frozen Burt Lake for Michigan Special Olympics. This event is hosted by Hoppies on Burt Lake and money raised supports the Emmet, Charlevoix and Cheboygan chapters of Special Olympics. The event begins at noon, followed by the plunge at 1 pm. Fireworks over the lake at 7:30 pm. View full event details on their Facebook page.
5. Valentine Community Sledding Night Party
Saturday, February 14, 5 to 8 pm
Bundle up and head to Kiwanis Park in Harbor Springs for a sledding party!
6. Innkeeper’s Buffet & Sleigh Rides
Saturday, February 14, 5:30 to 8:30 pm
Join us at Stafford’s Bay View Inn for a delicious winter buffet in the Rose Room and lovely sleigh ride through the historic community of Bay View! It’s Valentine’s Day, you know! All sleigh rides are weather permitting. Please call ahead for reservations, 231-347-2771. **UPDATE: Sleigh Rides have been cancelled for Saturday, February 14, 2015 due to weather.
7. Mardi Gras After Dark
Saturday, February 14, 8 pm
Celebrate your sweetheart and Mardi Gras with a New Orleans-inspired after dark at Crooked Tree Arts Center – featuring Mojo & The Bayou Gypsies!
8. 11th Annual Harbor Springs Area Chili Cook-Off
Sunday, February 15, 1 to 3 pm
A great way to warm up on a cold winter day – hosted by Stafford’s Pier Restaurant! $12 per adult, $5 per child. For more information, visit the Harbor Springs Chamber of Commerce website.
9. Live Music
Friday & Saturday, February 13 & 14, 8 to 11 pm
Head to the Noggin Room Pub to enjoy live music by Chris Koury (Friday) and Pistil Whips (Saturday)! While you’re there, check a brew or two off your Hall of Foam list.
10. Enjoy Some Music at Red Sky Stage in Downtown Petoskey
Sunday, February 15, 1 to 4 pm – Blissfest Jam Session
Sunday, February 15, 5 to 7 pm – Jazz Jam Session
Red Sky Stage is a coffee house style performing arts venue in the heart of downtown Petoskey! Visit the Red Sky Stage website for more information.
What’s your favorite winter event or activity? Share your photos with us on Instagram or Facebook!