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Ghost Walk


On Saturday, October 27, Downtown Petoskey will promote its ghosts and scary stories with a walking tour starting in Pennsylvania Park at 7:00 pm. Learn about the crying toddler, the employee who fell in love with a ghostly visitor, the mysterious fan, the woman in the wall and much more as ghostly docents lead tours throughout our very haunted Downtown. Tours are $5 per person. Reservations can be made at the Petoskey Downtown Offices, 216 Park Avenue. The walk will run just about an hour.   Walk-ins will be accepted if space allows.

Downtown Trick or Treat

Attention all miniature fairy princesses, witches, ghosts and goblins! Downtown Petoskey Trick or Treating will take place the last Saturday in October, October 25, 2014.

All area children are invited to the Children's Costume Parade beginning at Central Elementary School (corner of Howard and State Streets) at 10:00 am.  Line up begins at 9:45 am. Immediately following the parade, until 12:00 noon,  children can "trick-or-treat" at various stores throughout Downtown Petoskey. Signs will be posted at stores participating in this event.

Kate Manthei, Downtown Promotions Coordinator, 231.348.0388. 

Shopping Scramble

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The Best Girlfriend Day Ever! 
If you love to shop, then gather some friends for the annual Downtown Petoskey Shopping Scramble!

Modeled after a golf outing, the Shopping Scramble allows your group to spend a day shopping, dining, and enjoying the amenities without worrying about sand traps or water hazards! Competitors will test their skills on the pristine shopping course of Downtown Petoskey.

On the first Saturday of October, October 4, 2014, shoppers gather in the morning to enjoy coffee and breakfast treats, then head out to shop 18 holes in Downtown Petoskey. In between, shoppers will enjoy an elegant lunch and a fashion show.  The day ends at the 19th Hole Party with great food and prizes.

Participants are asked to put together teams and enjoy a day of shopping in Downtown Petoskey. Tickets for the event are $45 for each player and include:

  • A breakfast of coffee and pastries at Stafford's Gallery of Art & History

  • Lunch with a fashion show presented by area merchants at City Park Grill

  • 19th Hole Celebration with hors d’oeuvres and refreshments at Whitecaps

In addition, each Shopping Scramble participant will receive a gift bag filled with donations from area merchants and a chance to win several grand prizes and many more door prizes and awards.

Dozens of businesses in Downtown Petoskey will be offering special promotions exclusively to Shopping Scramble participants, including “hole in one” discounts or a percentage off purchases made that day.

Click here for the 2014 Registration Form! For more information call 231-622-8501.  The Downtown Petoskey Shopping Scramble is sponsored by the Downtown Management Board