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Most Popular Events & Festivals in Harbor Springs

With a beautiful, trillium-accented spring to a summer afternoon on the beach or water, Harbor Springs is the place to be. Situated on a beautiful natural, deep harbor, this tiny, beautiful community has a wonderful downtown business district with fabulous shopping and dining overlooking the water. And as if all that wasn’t enough, Harbor Springs offers fun events and festivals during every season.

Here we’ve condensed the most popular annual happenings, so you can see at a glance which time of year you may want to visit our wonderful area. Welcome to Harbor Springs!

Zoo-de-Mack Bike Ride

May

This event is a 25-year-old rite of spring in Northern Michigan. The Zoo-de-Mack is a leisurely bike ride from the Zoo Bar at Boyne Highlands, to Harbor Springs, to Mackinaw City. The ride takes cyclists through the Tunnel of Trees to Cross Village for lunch at Legs Inn and onto Mackinaw City. In total, the trek is 51 miles. Hundreds of people participate every year.

A Taste of Harbor Springs

September

A Taste of Harbor Springs invites attendees to enjoy the best from participating restaurants, food and beverage retailers, and wine distributors. Complimented by the beautiful fall season and located on the waterfront, this event is a must for a perfect Northern Michigan fall. The event is also held for a good cause as two $1,000 scholarships are given out to Northern Michigan culinary students at the culmination of the event.

Festival of the Book

September

This unique event is a three-day gathering of nationally known presenters where they and participants celebrate what makes their works great. Harbor Springs Festival of the Book brings authors and readers from around the country. Registration begins in July and those attending can expect a full schedule of events by mid-August. 

Current Events in Northern Michigan

East Jordan Freedom Festival

East Jordan Freedom Festival

East Jordan’s Freedom Festival has food, music, fun, entertainment, carnival, dancing, and more. Fun for the whole family!

St. Ignace Car Show Weekend

St. Ignace Car Show Weekend

Hundreds of antique, custom, and celebrity automobiles take part in the internationally acclaimed St. Ignace Car Show Weekend.