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    Winter Snowshoe | Jan. 20

    Crooked Vine Vineyard and Winery | ALANSON |

    Come play in the snow! Take a walk around our half-mile trail through the woods, cozy up by a fire pit and roast some marshmallows and sip on hot chocolate.
    $15 per person includes a glass of wine and a S'mores kit.
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    SWISS STEAK DINNER FUNDRAISER | JAN. 20

    The Men's group of Living Waters (formerly Indian River UMC) are hosting a delicious Swiss Steak Dinner as a fundraiser. Dinner is by donation with all proceeds going to support the ministries they are a part of throughout the year. Bring your family and friends!

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    Made in the MITTEN | JAN. 25

    INDIAN RIVER LIBRARY | Savoring Michigan's Rich Food & Agricultural History, Thursday Jan. 25 from 5-7pm

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    The Deep Freeze Winter Jam | Jan. 27

    CHEBOYGAN OPERA HOUSE | Together with Wheeler Chevrolet, we plan on filling two trucks with non-perishables, helping The St. Thomas Food Pantry feed families that are less fortunate. There will be two donation locations, one inside the Wheeler showroom leading up to the show, and another parked in front of the Opera House on the day of the show. Adults -$20. Kids/students -$18. Lets make this a great night for the community.
    Tickets will be available on the Opera House site, www.operahouse.org

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    SIP + SLED AT ROVE WINERY | JAN. 28

    TRAVERSE CITY | Join Rove Winery at the Gallagher Estate for complimentary hot chocolate, sledding, snowshoeing & other winter activities! (bring your own sled & snowshoes). Happy hour specials all day long!

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    BELUAH WINTERFEST | FEB. 10

    DOWNTOWN BELUAH | Cookie sale, snowmobile poker run, frozen turkey bowling, chili cookoff, horse drawn wagon rides, snowball target throw, frozen fish toss, parade, valentine contest, 50/50 drawing, outhouse race, and fireworks!
    Sponsored by CLCBA
    Visit www.clcba.org for more information.

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    BEAT THE BLUES CRAFT/VENDOR SHOW | FEB. 10

    HARBOR SPRINGS | Come beat the blues in Harbor Springs! Craft/Vendor Show Sat Feb 10 from 10AM-3PM

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The Indian River Chamber of Commerce is organized for the purpose of encouraging economic development, while promoting and preserving our natural resources; fostering integrity, good faith, and equitable principles in business.

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We love to have events for you to enjoy throughout and around the Petoskey Area. If you are planning to come to an event, please confirm details as the date gets closer.  Looking for even more fun? Check out the events section of the Petoskey Area Facebook page.

Petoskey Area is the epitome of summertime in Northern Michigan with endless things to do, places to visit, and fun outdoor events. Whether you’re exploring Petoskey, Harbor Springs, Boyne City, Alanson, or anywhere in between there is unique dining options, hiking, biking, and beaches – right here, in The Land of More.

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Parked squarely in the center of all that is fun in northern lower Michigan, Indian River is approximately 30 miles south of the Straits of Mackinac, between Burt and Mullett Lakes, not far from Lakes Michigan and Huron for boating and fishing and in the midst several state parks and vast stretches of forest land that provide areas for camping, ORV riding, snowmobiling and hunting.

Petoskey, Michigan, located at the top of Michigan’s Lower Peninsula on Little Traverse Bay is known for its natural beauty, million-dollar sunsets, historic Gaslight Shopping District, and of course, Petoskey Stones. Just a ferry ride away in the warmer months are Harbor Springs and Bay Harbor.

The natural beauty surrounds you with stunning views of Little Traverse Bay from many vantage points. Looking to go outside? Petoskey is home to land for hiking, biking, a day at the beach, water sports, and so much more! The popular, Petoskey State Park is great for a hike, a day at the beach, a stop off of the Little Traverse Wheelway via bike, or going Petoskey Stone hunting.

The Gaslight District in downtown Petoskey is anywhere you see those green light posts. With a variety of shops in this area you can spend the day shopping at places like Grandpa Shorter’s, in operation since 1946, and many more.

For more information, visit the Petoskey Regional Chamber of Commerce and Downtown Petoskey.

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