Petoskey, Michigan

Festival On The Bay – Petoskey – August 15 – 17, 2019

Festival On The Bay
The Petoskey Regional Chamber of Commerce is planning another fun-filled Festival on the Bay this August 15-17! Enjoy live music and beverages in the Entertainment Tent, events on the waterfront, a fun youth area, food and vendors along the promenade, an art show in Pennsylvania Park, and more family fun.

Festival on the Bay – 2019 Events at a Glance

Thursday, August 15
6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
$5 Fee, Live Music, Entertainment Tent, Ed White Ballfield.

Friday, August 16

8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. – Farmers Market, Howard Street, Downtown Petoskey

10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. – Visit the Little Traverse History Museum

Noon to 9:00 p.m. – Vendor Booths on the Midway, Waterfront

Noon to Midnight
FREE Shuttle from North Central Michigan College to Bayfront Park from Blue Lakes by The Bay

1:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. – Games and Activities in Youth Area – $2 per child, adults free

4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.  – Kayak demos

5:00 p.m. to Midnight – Live Music, Entertainment Tent, Ed White Ballfield – $5 Admission

8:43p.m. – Million Dollar Sunset

Saturday, August 18

10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. – Visit the Little Traverse History Museum

10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. – The BIG Art Show, Pennsylvania Park: Downtown Petoskey

10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. – Vendor Booths on the Midway, Waterfront

10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. – Games and Activities in Youth Area, $2 per child, adults free

Noon to 4:00 p.m. – Waganakising Bay Day, Festival Place

Noon to 4:00 p.m. Kayak rides and demos

Noon to 4:00 p.m. Cornhole Tournament, Festival Place

Noon to 5:00 p.m. – Jiimaan Canoe rides, on the Bay

Noon to Midnight  
FREE Shuttle from North Central Michigan College to Bayfront Park from Johnson Buses, Inc.

6:00 p.m. to Midnight – Live Music, Entertainment Area; Ed White Ball Field, $10 Admission

2:00 p.m. – Petoskey Public Safety Fire Station Open House & Water Ball Competition, Festival Place

3:30 p.m. – Petoskey Great Duck Drop, Behind the Fire Station

5:00 p.m. – Petoskey Cardboard Boat Race, Festival Place

8:00 p.m. – Celebration of the Sunset

8:39 p.m. – Million Dollar Sunset

9:00 p.m. – Festival Shopping Drawing, Waterfront/Information Booth

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Festival On The Bay On Facebook

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Tuesday 15th October 2019, 11:11

Petoskey Festival on the Bay

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Tuesday 15th October 2019, 11:11

Petoskey Festival on the Bay

The sun has set on Petoskey’s Festival on the Bay. The Petoskey Chamber’s Board of Directors voted recently to dissolve the festival after 17 years due to financial concerns.

The festival was hosted by the Petoskey Regional Chamber of Commerce since it was formed in 2003.

View the full News Release at www.petoskeyfestival.com
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The sun has set on Petoskey’s Festival on the Bay.  The Petoskey Chamber’s Board of Directors voted recently to dissolve the festival after 17 years due to financial concerns.

 The festival was hosted by the Petoskey Regional Chamber of Commerce since it was formed in 2003. 

View the full News Release at www.petoskeyfestival.com

 

Comment on Facebook

To clarify to anyone who was not able to read the full news release, Festival on the Bay lost funds in three of the last five years despite the efforts of its staff and volunteers. Festivals are very expensive to run, and our savings are depleted. We simply can't afford to continue. This was a very difficult decision for everyone involved. Thanks to everyone who has been a contributor, participant, or attendee of past festivals. We are grateful for your support.

So sad to see this go. We always loved the festival. Thank you to everyone whose efforts made this festival happen over the years.

BUMMER!! Thank you for the great tunes

When one door closes another one opens? Looking forward to the next exciting Petoskey Regional Chamber of Commerce project!

And once again, the “great minds” of Petoskey choose to stifle any potential for the many great musicians in the area to flourish. The options to see live music in Petoskey are already extremely limited and sub-par, do you guys just like...hate music? And music aside, what about the people who have been making an annual commitment to make the event happen? Whether it be vending, promoting, or actually building the damn thing? Hopefully there’s something else in the works because if not...y’all need to tighten up.

I’ve got the Jelly Roll Blues!😨

It bothered some super rich person maybe??? I can’t believe that it didn’t bring a tremendous amount of money to town. It was alway hopping with people. Oh well, maybe something new for the musical folks in the area???

This last years was easily the best, poor decision. The chamber can afford it.

Really fun to have played your event.

sad to see the one event that actually promoted local musicians with a well produced show in petoskey gone. battle of the bands years ago, now the whole event? sad day for petoskey local musicians, back to dark lit tiny bars with elevations instead of stages.

We've gone every year. What a shame!!

You have to remember that one of those people that voted he's running of the mayor's seat

Wow that totally shocked me. No denying what decision DDA will be making

No fundraising efforts?

Thank you Lindsey Pauline Walker for sharing this festival while it lasted. 🙏💚♻️🖤

This is just stupid, the leadership in this town sucks

That’s just nuts.

Can the Festival be scaled back to just have a beer tent and music?

Amanda Luna

Smh 🤦‍♂️

Bob Burgherr Darla Jo Smela 😭

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Sunday 1st September 2019, 7:44

Petoskey Festival on the Bay

Thanks for volunteering! Reposted from @heather_denison - This crew rocks! Festival on the bay was incredible! 💥😁⛅️#lawofficesofdanieljharris #festivalonthebay #bestcoworkersever #petoskey #lakemichigan ... See MoreSee Less

Thanks for volunteering! Reposted from @heather_denison  - This crew rocks! Festival on the bay was incredible! 💥😁⛅️#lawofficesofdanieljharris #festivalonthebay #bestcoworkersever #petoskey #lakemichigan

 

Comment on Facebook

We'll be back. We love volunteering for this.

Maureen B. Connaughton

Thursday 22nd August 2019, 9:28

Petoskey Festival on the Bay

Cool video from YMCA of Northern Michigan Fun Run!

YMCA of Northern Michigan
A little montage from our Petoskey Festival on the Bay 5K and Family Fun Run last weekend- as you can see, the competition at the Family Fun Run was intense! 😆

P.S. Before you watch this video, can you guess what song we played to start the 5K? 🤓
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