Books, Balloons, Boats and a Block Party…plus a night under the stars!

Learn about the life and times of author C.S. Lewis in Petoskey this weekend…you’ll find high-flying fun at Bay Harbor, and boats, classic cars and more on the water in Leland. Join in a downtown block party in Gaylord, then wrap up your Saturday night with a little stargazing at Sleeping Bear Dunes!


17th Annual C.S. Lewis Festival, September 19th-21st, Petoskey

Celebrate the life of author C.S. Lewis with special luncheons, discussions and seminars.

Get a complete schedule of events and activities at


Balloons Over Bay Harbor, September 20th-22nd, the Village at Bay Harbor

Watch beautiful balloons take flight over the bay, including the “Night Glow” event where balloons light up the evening sky and much more. Get details at


Leland Heritage Festival, Saturday, September 21st, 11am-3pm

Featuring classic boats dockside, Fishtown Forever exhibits and tours, a classic car exhibit, live music and more, all free! Learn more at


3rd Annual Blocktoberfest in Downtown Gaylord, Saturday, September 21st, Under the Pavilion

Enjoy live music and dancing throughout the day, cornhole, kids games, food and world-class beer. Admission is free, get a souvenir mug for $5-$10 to enjoy alcoholic beverages. Get details at


“Find Your Park” After Dark Star Party, Saturday, September 21st, 9-11pm, Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

Meet at the Dune Climb for a night of stargazing and more. See great views of Jupiter, Saturn and the Milky Way. Please park in the furthest row from the dunes with your headlights facing M-109. This event is free, but you will need a daily or annual pass to enter the park.

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