Wine, Art, Song and Chocolate-so many ways to treat your Valentine!

There’s love in the air this weekend, with so many ways to celebrate Valentines Day! Friday, enjoy a date night with dueling pianos for a great cause, or head to Boyne City for a sweet downtown tour! There’s fun for the whole family with the Petoskey Winter Carnival, or Winterlochen in Interlochen. And wine lovers can enjoy a romantic tour of the Old Mission Peninsula! Grab your sweetie and get out there!


Rock Out For Rescue, Friday, February 14th, 6pm, Grand Unity Center

Come help the homeless animals at the Little Traverse Bay Humane Society while enjoying a great evening out! There will be heavy Hors d’oevres from Sweetwater Catering, drinks, a silent auction, and live entertainment with the Main Street Dueling Pianos of Grand Rapids. There will also be a Valentine’s Day Backdrop for pictures with your sweetie! Tickets are $75 and are available at


Boyne City’s Chocolate-Covered Boyne, February 14th & 15th, Downtown Boyne City

Merchants and vendors will be offering up sweet treats along with in-store specials. Join in the dessert contest from 11am to 1pm to sample this year’s entries. Free! Get details at


Downtown Petoskey Winter Carnival, February 14th & 15th

Enjoy ice sculptures, chocolate treats during the Chocoholic Frolic, kids activities with the YMCA of Northern Michigan, live ice carving, plus an ice bar with tunes spun by DJ Tim Nixon of Lite 96.3. Grab your parka and head downtown for all the fun this President’s Day Weekend! Get the complete schedule of events at


Winterlochen at Interlochen Center for the Arts, Saturday, February 15th, 11am-4pm

This free family-friendly festival features art exploration and creative fun for children of all ages, all led by Interlochen students and faculty.  Take conducting lessons with the chance to conduct an orchestra, create your own outdoor sculpture, help create a collaboarative 40-foot mural, enjoy sledding on Winterlochen Mountain, a performance of The Sleeping Beauty by the Arts Academy Dance Company and more, all Free!!! Get more info at


 Romancing the Riesling, Saturday, February 15th

Visit the ten wineries of the Old Mission Peninsula Wine Trail, to taste their top rieslings, paired with small bites from area restaurants. Tickets are $30, designated driver tickets available for $25. Get more info at

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