There's LOTS of Pre-Valentines fun out there!

This weekend is full of sweet events….including the chance to savor and sample everything Chocolate in Boyne City! Daddies can enjoy time with their daughters with a Sweetheart Dance in Traverse City, complete with pictures! You can enjoy a little Mardi Gras-style fun in Petoskey or Charlevoix, or grab your special someone for a sweet sample tour along the Leelanau Peninsula Wine trail!

Chocolate Covered Boyne
Friday February 9th and Saturday February 10th, Downtown Boyne City
Visit Boyne City merchants and celebrate all things chocolate! There will be chocolate treats, food tastings, merchant specials, as well as a dessert competition by local chefs on Saturday at 2pm. Learn more at

Daddy-Daughter Sweetheart Dance
Friday, February 9th, 6-8pm, Great Lakes Children's Museum, Traverse City
Each daddy-daughter couple will receive a professional commemorative photograph, and in between time on the dance floor, children can create and decorate a frame for their special picture. Tickets are $50 per couple, with each additional daughter $10. Learn more at

Blissfest Folk and Roots Mini-Concert Series
Friday, February 9th, 7pm, Red Sky Stage, Petoskey
Featuring the Rivertown Jazz Band. Enjoy New-Orleans style jazz from the late 1800's to the 1940's. Tickets are $10 in advance, $15 on the night of the event. Learn more at

Toast to Literacy Mardi Gras Party
Saturday, February 10th, 7-10pm, Castle Farms, Charlevoix
Join the Char-Em United Way for live music, entertainment, a silent auction, food competition and tastings from local breweries and vineyards. All proceeds benefit the Dolly Parton Imagination Library. Tickets are $30 in advance, $35 at the door. Get yours by calling 231-487-1006, or go online to

Taste The Passion-Love the Wine You're With!
Saturday, February 10th, 11am-5pm, and Sunday February 11th, Noon to 5pm

Enjoy an adventure along the Leelanau Peninsula Wine Trail featuring sweet bites paired with local wines, along with a snow fun photo contest and more. Tickets are $40 a person for both days. Learn more at

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