Boyne Appetit

Spring Restaurant Week: Annually in April

 

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 1, 2021

 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!

STROLL THE STREETS

Friday evenings from mid-June through Labor Day

Our downtown comes alive as families and friends “stroll the streets” listening to music, enjoying entertainment, children’s activities and so much more.

BOYNE THUNDER

Friday & Saturday, July 9 & 10, 2021

Always the second weekend in July

BTwebMark your calendar for the 18th Annual Boyne Thunder Poker Run on July 9 & 10, 2021.   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 www.petoskeyarea.com

Food Truck Rally

Every July -Always the Thursday after Boyne Thunder

July 15, 2021

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.

HARVEST FESTIVAL 

Saturday, September 25, 2021, 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.

The 2021 vendor application will be available mid-July.

For lodging information while attending Harvest Festival, visit www.petoskeyarea.com

EARLIER THAN THE BIRD

The Saturday before Thanksgiving from 7am-11am

To get the best start on the holidays, downtown Boyne City hosts and early morning shopping event – special offers for those shopping in their pajamas.

SANTA PARADE AND HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE

Friday, November 26, 2021
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!

CHOCOLATE COVERED BOYNE

Always the weekend closest to Valentines Day – February 12 & 13, 2021

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 Street.

Click here to view the 2021 Chocolate Covered Boyne Specials!

Click here for the event poster

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

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.