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.
"The Belle of Two Arbors" - A Literary Event
Join author Paul Dimond and co-author/poet Martha Buhr Grimes in The Sagamore Room from 4-6pm for a reading from their book, The Belle of Two Arbors.
The Belle of Two Arbors has been called "An ingenious feat of fictional biography... a new American fable" by Theodore Rosengarten, National Book Award All God's Children: The Life of Nate Shaw and MacArthur Fellow. The story focuses on Belle, who grows up in Glen Arbor at the turn of the twentieth century and her journey through life as she struggles to find her place in a changing world and make her voice heard. The authors will read selected scenes from the book along with works from Robert Frost, both which touch upon northern Michigan.
There is no cost for admission, but reservations are encouraged. Please RSVP.
The Bay Harbor Arts Festival is held annually the last full weekend in July at Bay Harbor's breathtaking Lake Michigan waterfront to celebrate the talents of the finest local and national artists. The festival is punctuated with pageantry, music and food while the quality of work exhibited attracts knowledgeable art lovers and buyers. The fair includes a variety of artistic media in an effort to make the Arts Festival both a high-quality art experience and a broad exposure to art.Event Details
Charlevoix's Waterfront Art Fair
Many of the nation's finest artists and craftsmen will be coming to the Charlevoix Waterfront Art Fair to exhibit their best works. These have been chosen from over 1000 applicants who subject their work to the jury. This is a most difficult task since this fair attracts the finest, but only a limited number of spaces are available.
The Fair is always held the second Saturday in August and draws more than 25,000 art lovers to this resort town between Lake Michigan and Round Lake. It is the second oldest juried art fair in Michigan.
The Petoskey Regional Chamber of Commerce invites you to attend the 14th Annual Festival on the Bay at the Petoskey, Michigan waterfront. Every year, visitors enjoy great music inside the Entertainment Tent and a fun Children's Area. Other activities include Boat Cruises, a Teen Dance, Chalk & Chocolate Festival, Youth Fishing Derby, Arts and Crafts Show, a Petting Zoo, and more!Event Details
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).Event Details
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.