July Brings Every Kind of Event Under the Sun

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Summer in the Petoskey Area -- warm sunny skies, fresh breezes off the lake, breathtaking natural beauty, and a relaxed, laid-back attitude. It’s the perfect combination for a vacation you’ll remember for years to come.

Little Traverse Triathlon, Harbor Springs, Petoskey Area, MI

Little Traverse Triathlon

Summer in the Petoskey Area. Warm sunny skies, fresh breezes off the lake, breathtaking natural beauty, and a relaxed, laid-back attitude.

30th Annual Harbor Springs Women's Club Art Fest
Jul 10
Nub's Nob in Harbor Springs
This terrific juried art show draws as many as 120 artists from all across the country. Get lunch, too, at the "Slightly Gourmet Cafe", offering delicious homemade sandwiches, salads and desserts. (231) 526-6496

33rd Annual Blissfest
Jul 12 - 14
Festival Farm in Harbor Springs
The Blissfest Music Festival celebrates music, culture, art, diversity and community with traditional and innovative folk, roots and world music in picturesque northern Michigan. (231) 348-7047

5th Annual Little Traverse Triathlon
Jul 14
Zoll Street Beach in Harbor Springs
The race begins at Zoll Street Beach along the Lake Michigan shoreline in Harbor Springs, the 600 yard swim is in Little Traverse Bay where the water is clear and sheltered, and the 19-mile bike ride heads up the “Tunnel of Trees” route along M-119. This annual event attracts everyone from the serious triathlete to the first-time racer. (231) 487-1713

Art in the Park
Jul 20
Pennsylvania Park in Petoskey
More than 100 artists will show their works in this juried fine art show. Items range in size from small, intricate pieces of jewelry, to functional wearable art, to that eye-catching conversation piece you've always been looking for. (231) 347-4150

Northern MI Flywheelers Antique Tractor-Engine & Craft Show
Jul 25 - 28
Flywheelers Show Grounds - U.S. 131 South
See working blacksmith & tractor scales, a basket factory & veneer mill, old machinery in operation, steam engines and lots more at this annual family event. It's a step back in time that the whole family will love. (231) 582-6076

Soak Up the Sounds Concert Series featuring Rodney Carrington
Jul 26
Odawa Casino in Petoskey
Enjoy a wonderful night of entertainment from Rodney Carrington as he presents Laughter's Good at the Odawa Casino's Ovation Hall. Rodney Carrington co-wrote and co-starred with Toby Keith in the feature film “Beer for My Horses”. Regularly performing to sold-out crowds, Carrington’s popularity derives, in large part, from his connection with his audience. (800) 585-3737

Bay View Musical - "Big River: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn"
Jul 26 - 27
Hall Auditorium in Bay View
"Big River: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" is a musical based on Mark Twain's classic 1884 novel, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, featuring bluegrass and country style music in keeping with the setting of the novel. (231) 348-9551

53rd Annual Little Traverse Bay Regatta
Jul 26 - 28
On Lake Michigan's Little Traverse Bay in Harbor Springs
Nearly 70 sails will dot beautiful Little Traverse Bay in the oldest race of its kind. Some of the country's best sailors will be racing and it's truly a site to behold. (231) 526-7919

Bay Harbor Arts Festival
Jul 27 - 28
Village at Bay Harbor
The festival is held at Bay Harbor's breathtaking Lake Michigan waterfront to celebrate the talents of the finest local and national artists. Residents and visitors from across the country converge in the quaint Village for a spectacular weekend festival which also includes music and wine tastings. (231) 439-2650

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