An escape to Bay Harbor is the ultimate getaway, but the idea of a "getaway" varies from one guest to the next. For those who prefer to experience the flavor of the region firsthand, we take care to keep our event calendar full. Whether you schedule your visit around a particular event-or you're looking for an experience to enrich your stay at our one-of-a-kind Up North destination-there's a good chance you'll find something unique to pique your interest. Check back regularly for our updated event calendar, and contact Concierge Services for additional details. 

Sep 01

Black Star Farms Tasting Reception

To celebrate the growing reputation of vineyards located along the 45th parallel, the Inn at Bay Harbor is partnering with Black Star Farms to host a wine tasting reception Friday, September 1, from 5-7pm. Complimentary to guests of the Inn and Cottages at Bay Harbor. 

Boyne City Triathalon

A beautiful venue, incredible cause, and a yet to be determined, significant prize purse await you! Funds raised from this event support Team Lucky Seven, Inc. and its mission of 'Racing to Fight Brain Disease'. In the first four years $18,000 was granted to the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, for the express purpose of Neurological research only. Funds have supported research in Multiple Sclerosis, Alzheimer's and ALS (Lou Gehrig's disease).

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Annual Mackinac Bridge Walk

Led by the Governor, thousands of folks will walk the Mighty Mac on the one day of the year that foot traffic is allowed. Continue a family tradition or start a new one yourself. Come and join the flocks of people who enjoy the walk - and the view!

The walk begins at 7am. You may start walking anytime after the Governor's party starts the walk at approximately 7am. No one is permitted to start after 11am, so arriving early is recommended. 

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Sep 23

Taste of Harbor Springs

With a delicious history spanning 20 plus years, the Taste of Harbor Springs is one of the most popular events hosted by the Harbor Springs Area Chamber of Commerce.

Enjoy the best of our area restaurants, food and beverage retailers and wine distributors. Always complimented by crisp, beautiful fall weather, the location on the waterfront in downtown Harbor Springs makes this a must-do for everyone in the area. Enjoy local favorites by local restaurants, delis, and gourmet shops all for a good cause.

Festival of the Book

The Annual Harbor Springs Festival of the Book is a three day gathering of nationally known authors with festival attendees for a celebration of books, and the stories that make them great. 

Each year, highly renowned authors attend the weekend festival, spending time with local students, sit on diverse panels, give readings and keynote addresses, and much more. Readers and writers of all ages and abilities will experience the art of language and the many ways we learn and grow from it. Through the festival, Harbor Springs will share its rich well of history, culture, and citizens, along with the draw of the natural beauty of this place.