Always the weekend closest to Valentines Day – February 14 & 15, 2020

CCBJoin us to celebrate everything chocolate the weekend closest to Valentine’s Day each year. There is a chocolate Dessert Contest and tasty specials, treats and sales offered by 30 local businesses. It’s a great way to chase away the winter blues and indulge with delectable creations. This event is sponsored by Boyne City Main

See store specials here!

Businesses – please send your specials to

Sign up for the dessert contest here

Boyne Appetit

Spring Restaurant Week: April 23 – May 3, 2020


Boyne AppetitSmall town. Epic Food.

Boyne Appétit! is an initiative of the Boyne City Main Street Program and the Boyne Area Chamber of Commerce to promote the wonderful food experiences in this area.

 It encompasses the restaurants and food retailers in Boyne City, Michigan, and its smaller neighbors: Advance, Boyne Falls, Horton Bay and Walloon Lake.

Buff Up Boyne

First Saturday in May – May 2, 2020

BUB Join us to Buff Up Boyne for the busy season the first Saturday in May! Meet in Sunset Park anytime from 9a-Noon. Thank you to Family Fare for providing doughnuts, Boyne City Bakery for providing coffee, Dearborn Sausage Company for providing hot dogs, and the Boyne Lions for doing the grilling!


Music and fun fill downtown streets on Friday evenings  – June 12 – Sept. 4, 2020

web testStroll the Streets fills downtown Boyne City with music and fun every summer Friday evening from 6 to 9 p.m., June 8th through September 7, 2018.  Music ranges from traditional folk, bluegrass and jazz to rock. Special activities include magicians, caricature artists, face-painters and balloon-twisters.  In its fifthteeth year, Stroll the Streets has grown to become one of the signature events for downtown Boyne City. The program is funded by contributions from Boyne City businesses. “The support we receive from our community is outstanding and helps create a wonderful event for our town,” said event organizer Karen Guzniczak. For lodging information while attending Stroll the Streets, visit


Thank you Platinum & Gold Sponsors!

2019 Silver Sponsors – Van Dam Custom Boats, Boyne Yacht Sales, Boyne Boat Yard, Lake Street Pub, Country Now & Then/ Up the Lazy River, Forgotten Treasures Consignment, Kilwins Boyne City, Industrial Magnetic Inc., inspired living, Paga Family Dentistry, Korthase Flinn


Friday & Saturday, July 10 & 11, 2020
Always the second weekend in July

BTwebMark your calendar for the 17th Annual Boyne Thunder Poker Run on July 10 & 11, 2020.   This unique boating event showcases high performance boats, roaring through the waters of Lake Charlevoix and Lake Michigan on a breathtaking 150-mile excursion to get the best poker hand.  The day includes 5  card stops in Elk Rapids, Northport, Bay Harbor, Harbor Springs and Horton Bay, with a stop for lunch in Charlevoix.  The event draw hundreds of participating boaters and thousands of spectators with proceeds from the event benefiting Camp QualityChallenge Mountain and Boyne City Main Street. For lodging information while attending Boyne Thunder, visit

Food Truck Rally

Every July -Always the Thursday after Boyne Thunder

July 16, 2020

FTR webWhat is better for dinner – and supporting a great cause – than your choice of unique local food, drink and dessert choices at the Annual Food Truck Rally. Food trucks and other exciting food vendors from northern Michigan circle ’round the park for ease of finding exactly what everyone in your family would like to taste. Picnic tables are available. Hosted by Boyne City Farmers Market, the proceeds of this casual event benefit the continued renovation of the community pavilion.

Food Trucks – apply to participate here


Saturday, September 26, 2020, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

harvestThe last Saturday in September brings the Harvest Festival, held in Boyne City’s downtown with music, crafts, children’s activities, fall produce and more.  The event is hosted by Boyne City Main Street. The entire Boyne City Farmers Market moves to Water and Lake Streets selling a variety of fall produce including apples, carrots, broccoli, mums, pumpkins, squash, apple butter, jam, honey and cider. Portions of Water Street will be closed to traffic during the festival to make room for the Farmers Market, music and more than 30 arts and craft vendors. For lodging information while attending Harvest Festival, visit

Click here for the 2019 Vendor Application!

2019 Music line-up:

11:00 to 1:30: Northern Nites, Holly Keller Thompson, Dwain Martin

1:30 to 4:00: Wyatt & Shari Knapp, The Sunshine String Band, Full Moon Jam Band


Saturday, November 21, 2020
Always the Saturday Before Thanksgiving, 7 a.m. to 11 a.m.

ETTBEarlier Than The Bird is a perfect way to get a jump on your holiday shopping.  Jump out of bed early, keep your pajamas on and grab your friends.   All of the stores downtown are full of great deals and lots of goodies but you have to wear pajamas to get the best deals.   Stop at the chamber office to pick up your buyer’s guide and for the first 100 shoppers pick up your free gift.


Friday, November 27, 2020
Always the Friday After Thanksgiving, 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.

SantaThe streets of downtown Boyne City will be filled with the sounds, sights and smells of the holiday season. Downtown businesses will be offering great shopping, refreshments and hospitality during the festivities.   The night begins with a tree lighting ceremony by the Girl Scouts and the Santa Parade starts at 6 p.m.

Click here for the parade application!

Walkabout Sculpture Show

Walkabout LogoThe sculpture show is intended to enhance the lives of our citizens and visitors by providing the opportunity to enjoy public art all year long, as well as give artists an opportunity to show their work in a public environment. Below are participating 2018-2019 artists with the title and media. All works of art are for sale, contact Kelsie at the Main Street office 231-582-9009.

Thank you to Charlevoix State Bank for sponsoring the Boyne Bee & supporting the Walkabout Sculpture Show!

2019 Featured Sculpture: Puddle Jumper by Pamela Dueweke
Location: Sunset Park

Untitled – Wally Barkley
Location: Lake & Main Streets

 Urn-E — Ann Gildner — Stainless Steel $30,000
Location: Sunset Park

Untitled — Robert Hansen — Steel $3,000
Location: Corner of Ray and Lake Streets

Best Friends — Doug Melvin — Scrap Metal $8,500
Location: Corner of Water and Park Streets

Motherhood – Doug Melvin – Scrap Metal $6,400
Location: Sunset Park

Be sure to also check out our three permanent sculpture’s, The Last River Draw, located in the Boyne River near Old City Park, The Draco Viewer, located at the river mouth, and the mosaic located in Peninsula Beach Park.