Local Area Events Near Petoskey KOA
The Zoo-de-Mackinac is a collection of outdoor enthusiasts (4,000 in 2014-16) who want to enjoy a little physical exercise together in one of the most beautiful areas in the state of Michigan. The bike ride starts Saturday morning at Boyne Highlands Resort and spans 51 miles along Lake Michigan on a paved road with very little automobile traffic. Riders pedal through rolling countryside and trillium covered forests, along sandy beaches, and are surrounded by breathtaking views of Lake Michigan from 400' high bluffs. We stop approximately half way, at a unique place called the Legs Inn for a leisurely lunch and to swap stories. The ride continues on to Mackinaw City, where Star Line Ferry boats have been chartered for the ride over to Mackinac Island. Once on the magical island, check into your hotel and stroll into town to forget the aches and pains from the day's ride. As the evening wears on, the island comes alive with The Gatehouse, Pink Pony, and Horns hosting post ride parties with incredible live bands!
Free Fishing Weekend
Families and friends can enjoy one of Michigan's premiere outdoor activities, Michigan Fishing, for FREE! Residents and out-of-state visitors may enjoy fishing on both inland and Great Lakes' waters for all species of fish. All fishing regulations will still apply. Find out for yourself how great the fishing is in northern Michigan! You may be the one who GETS "the big one!"
Bay Harbor Vintage Boat and Car Festival
The Bay Harbor Vintage Car and Boat Festival kicks off the summer in Bay Harbor with a fantastic collection of classic cars and wooden boats. The highlight of Vintage Weekend is the Parade of Vintage Cars and Display of Vintage Boats, held Saturday starting at 10:00 am, and followed by the awards ceremony at 2:30 pm. The parade is free to the public!
Sailboats from across the U.S. head to Harbor Springs each summer for one of the nation's best-known sailing traditions: the LTYC “Ugotta” Regatta. Hosted by the Little Traverse Yacht Club, the Ugotta brings some of the best sailboat racers in the country to sail in one of the world's best sailing venues in Little Traverse Bay. The Ugotta Regatta takes place annually the weekend following the second of the Mackinac Races (Port Huron-Mackinac, Chicago-Mackinac).
Outboard Marathon Nationals
Taste of Harbor Springs
If food is your passion, then this is the event for you! In its 26th year, the Taste of Harbor Springs is one of the most popular events ever hosted by the Harbor Springs Area Chamber of Commerce. Visitors and residents alike enjoy the best of our area restaurants, food and beverage retailers and wine distributors. Always complimented by crisp, beautiful late-summer weather, the location on the waterfront in downtown Harbor Springs makes this a must-do for everyone in the area.