Things To Do

Summer is not over yet!

By August 1, 2019 No Comments

We flew through July; here we are in August, already! We’ve boated, we’ve swam, we’ve dined al fresco, we’ve listened to music, we’ve watched a sunset or two, we’ve relaxed and we’ve visited. But, summer is NOT over yet. There is still a ton of fun to be had in Northern Michigan!

Visit the Village of Alanson Thursday evenings for a movie in the park at dark. Still to come:

  • August 1 – Ralph Breaks the Internet
  • August 8 – Wonder Park
  • August 15 – The Goonies
  • August 22 -Dumbo
  • August 29  Shazam!

We highly recommend a hike along our nature trails at Stafford’s Crooked River Lodge, some time on a kayak in our lagoon or a gathering in our row boat for a small pause from busy day-to-day life and to reconnect with the beauty of Northern Michigan – all complimentary for our overnight guests. And, it’s always a good time to make a splash in the pool – whether you are a northern Michigan native or here for a visit.

Stoll the streets of downtown Petoskey during Petoskey Rocks! Enjoy carriage rides through the downtown streets, live music in Pennsylvania Park and a movie at dark. 

  • August 2 – Music by Crosscut Kings, The Lego Movie
  • August 9 – Music by May Erlewine, Star Wars: The Last Jedi

The 17th Annual Festival on the Bay is August 15 – 17 and includes live music and a beer tent at the waterfront. Find our why locals and visitors alike call us the ‘Light of the North’.

Breakfast on the Lewis Street Porch at Stafford’s Perry Hotel, Lunch in the H .O. Rose Room or live music and your favorite brew at the Noggin Room Pub – yes, please! And, we’re offering a ‘Last Minute Special’ lodging package through August 31. Book directly through us and receive 20% off. Based on availability and valid Sunday – Thursday night arrivals August 1 – 31. 

The new outdoor dining space at Stafford’s Bay View Inn has been a huge hit and we hope you’ll have the opportunity to enjoy it for yourself before summer is over. What a perfect place to enjoy Sunday Brunch, 8:30 am to 1 pm. And, our Summer Memories Lodging package which includes round trip ferry tickets to Mackinac Island is available in August.

In Charlevoix, don’t miss Summer Sidewalk Sales, August 15 – 17. Sit back and relax while taking in the Live on the Lake summer concert series, Thursday evening in August.

  • August 1 – Ray Kamalay and His Red Hot Peppers
  • August 8 – 1000 Watt Prophets
  • August 15 – Matt Austin
  • August 22 – Doug Thomas Music

Can you hear that? Jeff’s Deck at the Stafford’s Weathervane Restaurant is calling your name! Lunch, dinner and drinks – seven days a week. Browse our menu here.

Visit downtown Harbor Springs for live music and entertainment scattered through town and on the waterfront with Street Musique, Thursday evenings, 6 to 8 pm. Street Sales are August 31, 10 am to 5 pm. Grab some deals during this end of season shopping event!

Whether you prefer indoors or out, Stafford’s Pier Restaurant offers lunch, dinner and drinks on Little Traverse Bay. Chef’s menu has never looked better! And, there is still time to book a cruise on the Pointer Boat. This 1 hour and 15 minute leisurely, historic cruise hugs the shoreline of historic associations including Harbor Point and Wequetonsing.








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