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November 2023 Events Calendar

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Featured November Events

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November 1-7, 2023

Saturday, November 4th, 2023

Holiday Gift & Craft Show
Shop a wide variety of incredible local artists, small businesses, and other vendors. Donations will be collected for the Manna Food Project. Interested vendors should contact Sandy Williams at or (231) 348-5544. Ovation Hall at Odawa Casino- 760 Lears Rd., Petoskey.

November 8-14, 2023

Stay tuned for information on events happening during this time! 

November 15-21, 2023

Saturday, November 18th, 2023

Earlier Than The Bird in Boyne City
This holiday shopping event has shoppers wandering the downtown Boyne City shops in their pajamas to score big savings prior to Black Friday.

Saturday, November 18th, 2023

Brother Dan’s Handmade Holiday Craft Show
Show featuring handmade items for sale just in time for the holiday season. Brother Dan’s will be collecting admission and concession sales to benefit feeding local families. Admission is $2 per person or a non-perishable food item. For more information, call Austin at (231) 348-5479. Emmett County Fairgrounds Community Center- 1129 Charlevoix Ave. (U.S. 31 S), Petoskey.

November 22-30, 2023

Wednesday, November 22nd, 2023

Walloon Lake Village Lighting
Live performances from the Petoskey Steel Drum Band, live reindeer, and a special visit from Santa & Mrs. Claus.

Friday, November 24th, 2023

Boyne City Holiday Open House & Santa Parade
Downtown Boyne City

Friday, November 24th, 2023

Charlevoix Merchant Open House, Holiday Parade, & Tree Lighting
The event includes Black Friday Deals, photos with Santa, holiday crafts, and parade at 5:30pm to be followed by the tree lighting. Downtown Charlevoix.

Friday, November 24th, 2023

Holly Jolly Boyne
Boyne City’s downtown sparkles for this family fun event. Businesses stay open, and the parade begins at 6 pm. Join Santa as he travels to the tree lighting in Old City Park.

Friday, November 24th, 2023

Christmas in Indian River
Christmas Craft Show: 9am-4pm at Inland Lakes School-363 S. Straits Hwy, Indian River; Parade & Tree Lighting at 5pm- Downtown Indian River.

Saturday, November 25th, 2023

Harbor Springs Tree Lighting
Parade at 6pm, including Santa, to be followed by the tree lighting. Downtown Harbor Springs.

The following events are from 2022. Stay tuned for information on dates for these events in 2023!


Kiwanis Boyne City Turkey Trot 5k & Fun Run
Begins at Veterans Park Pavilion- 207 N. Lake St. Boyne City. Fee is $30 in advance or $35 day of the event. Entry forms available at the Boyne City Chamber, Kilwins Boyne City, and Edward Jones, or register online at

Holidays Lasers on the Ore
A light display, operated by Fresh Coat Light Lab, will transform the Ore Dock with the colors of the season. Free and open to the public. Marquette Ore Dock- Lake Shore Boulevard on Presque Isle Harbor, Marquette.

Petoskey Holiday Parade & Tree Lighting
The event includes marching bands, floats by local businesses, marching characters, and much more. The parade is wrapped up by its most popular participant, Santa Claus. Downtown Petoskey.

Check back often for updates to this calendar of events!

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Activities & Attractions in Northern Michigan

Maple Syrup Time

Maple Syrup Season

Spring brings lots of outdoor activities to Northern Michigan but one often ends up on pancakes: making maple syrup.

Up North Snowmobiling

With miles of scenic trails terrain and local snowmobile clubs, Northern Michigan is the place to bring the snow sleds in the winter.

Downtown Mackinac Island

Get off the ferry from Mackinaw City or St. Ignace to Mackinac Island and the first thing you’ll see is the historic downtown area.