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.
An exciting birding event at the tip of Michigan's mitten, Mackinaw Raptor Fest appeals to anyone who loves to watch and learn about bird migration.
Located in Mackinaw City, just 45 minutes from the Bay Harbor and hosted by the Mackinac Straits Raptor Watch, the three-day event provides great views of migrating raptors, interesting sessions and educational workshops.
Registration is limited so don't delay signing up!Learn More
The Mackinaw Trail Winery in Petoskey on May 5th for their annual pre-release wine party: with a twist.
The winery's estate grown wines will be paired with tapas at stations and available to purchase.
This event will be free to Mackinaw Trail wine club members (just show your VIP card at the door). Tickets will be sold to the general public.Learn More
Sparkle returns to the Inn at Bay Harbor! Make your reservations today and enjoy a sparkling, fun-filled weekend beginning with Friday evening's cocktail reception. Spend Saturday explorying the Bay View Wine Trail, learning about different varietals, and experience an exceptional dinner paired with exceptional wines. More details to follow.
For more than 50 years this has been a favorite springtime event for locals and visitors alike, the ultimate signal that spring is here.
Though morels play the lead role in this festival, guests are also treated to carnival rides, an open - mic contest, a 5K run, a craft show, guided mushroom hunts, cooking demonstrations, and a beer tent with live music.Learm More
Foodies flock to Petoskey for the chance to have their taste buds aroused while enjoying the many other amenities of this town on Lake Michigan's Little Traverse Bay. Visit your favorite restaurants and discover new ones at an affordable price. The best restaurants of Petoskey and Bay Harbor have joined forces for this special culinary event!
Discover three-course menus for $25 for dinner and $15 for lunch with some establishments offering two for one pricing. More details as the events draws closerLearn More
This A USATF CERTIFIED COURSE follows Little Traverse Bay from Harbor Springs to Charlevoix and offers runners spectacular views of the Little Traverse Bay.
In addition to the Marathon, the event includes a half marathon, which begins in the Village of Bay Harbor, a 10K run/walk event, and two 5K run/walk events.Learn More
Taste of Bay Harbor
The Bay Harbor Community presents a gourmet taste experience at the First Annual Taste of Bay Harbor from noon-3pm on the Marina Lawn in the Village at Bay Harbor. This event is a charitable fundraiser, with funds designated to assist veterans in Emmet and Charlevoix Counties.
Renowned chefs from dining establishments in Bay Harbor will feature specialties from their restaurants, there will be wine and beer for purchase, plus music from the Galactic Sherpas! A VIP experience is also available for the first 100 guests to sign up. VIP participants will enjoy a gourmet cooking demonstration at each of the following locations: Vintage Chophouse | Wine Bar, the Bay Harbor Village Marina, Bay Harbor Yacht Club, and Bay Harbor Golf Club. Shuttles will take guests to and from each demonstration and will run from 12:30-2:30pm.
More details, ticket pricing and menus to follow!
The Great Lakes Center for the Arts presents the Detroit Symphony Orchestra during an unforgettable evening on the shores of Lake Michigan.
Help the Center raise the curtain on a new era of performing arts. This first event is a gala fundraiser to support the Center, ensuring world class programming for all, for generations to come.Learn More
The Joffrey Ballet expresses a unique perspective on dance, proudly reflecting the diversity of America with its company, audiences, and repertoire which includes major story ballets, reconstructions of masterpieces and contemporary works. Founded by visionary teacher Robert Joffrey in 1956 and guided by celebrated choreographer Gerald Arpino from 1988 until 2007, The Joffrey Ballet continues to thrive under internationally renowned Artistic Director Ashley Wheater.Learn More
Country music super star, Sara Evans has five #1 singles, sh'es been given the Academy of Country Music's Top Female Vocalist Award, and claimed a Country Music Association trophy for her signature song, "Born To Fly." Now she brings her distinct sound to northern Michigan.Learn More