Festival on the Bay will be held August 17-19, 2012, with events and activities for people of all ages along the picturesque bay front - from the Arboretum and the Little Traverse Wheelway to Festival Place and the beautiful Bear River.
"Our 10th year will be the biggest and best festival our community has ever seen," said Kathy Bardins, Festival Coordinator. "The festival committee is working hard to bring new events and a wide variety of music, plus so many great local businesses and nonprofit organizations continue to be involved."
Festival on the Bay involves the entire community, and many local organizations and businesses are organizing new events, including:
* A Petting Zoo in the Children’s area on Saturday, August 18
* Parasailing on Little Traverse Bay
* SAFE Teen Dance on Saturday evening
* Music ranging from Blues to Rock to Reggae
Festival-goers will find traditional favorites such as the Corporate Challenge, Celebration of the Sunset, Keweenaw Star cruises, Jiimaan canoe rides, Chalk and Chocolate Festival, Youth Fishing Derby, Bear River duck race, sporting events, arts and crafts fair, tasty food concessions, and a music line-up that will entertain everyone.
Festival on the Bay is an event for the whole family with great music, fun activities for children and challenging competitive events. For more information, contact the Petoskey Regional Chamber of Commerce at (231) 347-4150 or visit http://www.petoskeyfestival.com