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October 2024 Events Calendar

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Featured October Events

(Scroll down to see more events in October.)

October 1-7, 2024

Friday, October 4th-Saturday, October 5th; 2024
6:30-9:30pm

Fort Fright
This event includes spooky bonfires storytelling, hot mulled cider, cookies, candy, a haunted house, a demon walk, and a werewolf walk. Tickets are $12 for Adults, $8 for children age 5-12, and free for children 4 and under. Colonial Michilimackinac– 800 N. Huron Ave., Mackinaw City.

October 8-14, 2024

October 11th-13th, 2024

Charlevoix Apple Festival
This downtown Charlevoix event includes farmers market, food, and arts & crafts show. Hours are Friday and Saturday from 10am-6pm and Sunday from 10am-3pm. For more information or a vendor applications, visit business.charlevoix.org.

October 15-21, 2024

Stay tuned for information on events happening during this time! In the meantime, scroll down to see events that occurred in 2023.

October 22-31, 2024

Saturday, October 26th, 2024
11:30am

Great Turtle Trail Run
The 5.7 Mile Run/Walk and Half Marathon starts and ends directly in front of Mission Point Resort- One Lakeshore Dr., Mackinac Island. To register, visit runmackinac.com

The following events are from 2023. Stay tuned for information on dates for these events in 2024!

Fall Festival
Harbor Springs Marina Park- 250 E. Bay St., Harbor Springs. Live music, corn hole, donut eating contest this weekend. Food available for purchase and farmer’s market in the morning.

Alanson Fall Festival
This annual event features donuts from the Dutch Oven, cider from Uncle Franks, pumpkin painting and carving, food, Business Poker Run for Prizes and more. Downtown Alanson. Visit petoskeyarea.com for more information.

Petoskey Rotary Club’s Annual Fall Festival
This free annual event includes pumpkin painting, lawn games, live music, and magic shows, cornhole tournament, food, and more. For more information, visit facebook.com. Petoskey Winter Sports Park- 1100 Winter Park Lane, Petoskey.

Blissfest Country Dance
Enjoy traditional country dances like contra, square, and waltz for $10 per person, $5 per student, kids 12 & under free. Pot luck from 6-7:30pm, please bring your own table service. No partner necessary. Littlefield-Alanson Community Building- 7631 US-31, Alanson. For more info, visit blissfest.org.

Boyne Mountain Skitoberfest
This annual event has fun for the whole family!

Closing Day at Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse

Lakeview Cemetery Tours
explore the history of Harbor Springs earliest residents on a guided walking tour of Lakeview Cemetery. The 90 minute tour features the graves of a dozen citizens. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased at harborspringshistory.org.

Autumn Trail Day
Bring a camera or binoculars to enjoy 3.5 miles of trails along the banks of Mill Creek. Staff will be on hand to answer questions, guide the walk, and tell stories around a campfire at the Forest Clearing. Free, open-house style event. Historic Mill Creek Discovery Park– 9001 W. US-23, Mackinaw City.

Charlevoix Apple Festival
This downtown Charlevoix event includes farmers market, food, and arts & crafts show. Hours are Friday and Saturday from 10am-6pm and Sunday from 10am-3pm. For more information or a vendor applications, visit business.charlevoix.org.

Lions Annual Soup in a Bread Bowl Supper
Tickets are $10 per person and the event will be held at Pancake Chef- 327 E. Central Ave., Mackinaw City.

Autumn at McGulpin Point
See spectacular views of the Straits of Mackinac with a free, self-guided tour to the top of the lighthouse tower. Enjoy complimentary cider and donuts with us while you explore the lighthouse and gift shop. McGulpin Point Lighthouse- 500 Headlands Rd., Mackinaw City.

OMFA Fiddlers Jamboree and Square Dance
Free jamboree for fiddlers (1:30-4pm) and other acoustic instruments (4-5pm) and square and round dancing (5-7pm or later). Open to the public. There will be raffles and concessions available. For more infocall (231) 534-4377. Kalkaska Senior Center- 303 S. Coral St., Kalkaska.

Mission Point Wedding Show
Tickets are $49 per person. For tickets or more information, visit missionpoint.com. Mission Point Resort Cypress Room- One Lakeshore Dr., Mackinac Island.

Mackinac Island’s Halloween Weekend
Celebrate Halloween with the Great Turtle Trail Run, trick-or-treating for kids through downtown shops, and Halloween costume parties for adults throughout island establishments in the evening. For more information, visit mackinacisland.org

Halloween Fun in Petoskey
Downtown Trick-or-Treat from 10am-12pm. Parade at 10am from Central Elementary (410 State St.) down Howard Street to Pennsylvania Park (411 E. Lake St.). Annual Jack ‘O Lantern Walk… bring an already carved or decorated pumpkin to Pennsylvania Park between 1-6pm for a chance to win $50 in Downtown Dollars. Jack ‘O Lanterns will be lit and on display beginning at sunset.

Tricks & Treats at Boyne City Farmers Market. Event includes costume contest, face painting, trick or treating, and more. Veterans Park Pavilion- 207 N. Lake St., Boyne City.

Kids Halloween Costume Contest
Pond Hill Farm- 5699 S. Lakeshore Dr., Harbor Springs. 

Annual Ghost Supper
Bring a dish to pass that your ancestors would have enjoyed. Heritage Village Pavilion- 1425 W. Central Ave., Mackinaw City.

Closing Day at Fort Mackinac

Trick-or-Treat 
Charlevoix Public Library- 220 Clinton St., Charlevoix.

Trunk or Treat 
Village at Bay Harbor- 4000 Main St., Petoskey.

Trunk or Treat
Sponsored by the Mackinaw City Chamber of Commerce. Old School Park- East Jamet St., Mackinaw City.

Trick-or-Treat
Outside of Boyne District Library- 201 E. Main St., Boyne City.

Trunk or Treat
Sponsored by the Mackinaw City Chamber of Commerce. Old School Park- East Jamet St., Mackinaw City.

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