Boyne Appetit

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.


Always the weekend closest to Valentines Day

CCBJoin us to celebrate everything chocolate the weekend closest to Valentine’s Day each year. There are kids’ activities at the library, a Chocolate Dessert Contest and tasty specials, treats and sales offered by 45 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 Street, 231-582-9009.

2018 Dessert Contest: Watch (& taste) the judging of desserts from local restaurants at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 10 at The Wine Emporium. Participants include Café Sante, Red Mesa, Wine Emporium, Stiggs Brewery & Kitchen, Alpine Chocolat Haus, Boyne City Taproom and Boyne City High School Hospitality Class.
Click here for a two-page printable PDF flier listing all of the participants by street


Every March

LogoHelp support the Walkabout Sculpture Show and take a step back to your elementary school days as well at the Boyne Bee!


Music and fun fill downtown streets on Friday evenings  – June 8 – September 7, 2018

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

Sponsorship Details

Sponsorship Form

Thank you to our 2018 Sponsors!


Friday & Saturday, July 12 & 13, 2019
Always the second weekend in July

BTwebMark your calendar for the 16th Annual Boyne Thunder Poker Run on July 12 & 13, 2019.   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 the Boyne City Main Street Program.

Food Truck Rally

Every July
Always the Thursday after Boyne Thunder

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.


Saturday, September 29, 2018, 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 and the Boyne Area Chamber of Commerce. 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.


Saturday, November 17, 2018
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 23, 2018
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.

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!

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

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

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

Quixotic Vision — David Petroakovitz  — Metal $3,500
Location: Veteran’s Park

Petal Pointe — Peter Griz  — Metal $1,900
Location: Boyne Area Chamber

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

Be sure to also check out our permanent sculpture, The Last River Draw, located in the Boyne River near Old City Park.

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