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

Earth Day, Saturday April 29, 2023

Come join the fun and help clean, rake, and sweep the town as we prepare for the beautiful spring and summer seasons • Refreshments for all volunteers • Bring your brooms, rakes, shovels, and gloves • Meet at the pavilion in Veterans Park on Saturday April 29th from 9am until 12 noon to Buff up Boyne • For more information call the Main Street Office 582-9009 or visit


Friday evenings from mid-June through Labor Day 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. (1st STS – June 9th, 2023)

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

Inquire about being a 2023 Event Sponsor today!


Friday & Saturday, July 7 & 8, 2023

Always the second weekend in July

BTwebMark your calendar for the 20th Annual Boyne Thunder Poker Run on July 7 & 8, 2023.   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. Sponsorships will open December 5, 2022 and remain open until February 17, 2022. General registration will open at 9:00 a.m. EST on March 1, 2023. For lodging information while attending Boyne Thunder, visit


Third Thursday in July

July 20, 2023

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 30, 2023, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

harvestThe last Saturday in September brings the Harvest Festival, held in Boyne City’s downtown with music, crafts, children’s activities (10am – 2pm), 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.

Harvest Festival Vendor Application 2022

For lodging information while attending Harvest Festival, visit


The Saturday before Thanksgiving, November 18, 2023 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.

2022 Earlier than the Bird Specials


Friday, November 24, 2023
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.

2022 Santa Parade Application.docx

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.