Summer Events

Summer is here! From car shows to art festivals, Bay Harbor is the small town with the big activities list. Some you won’t want to miss below.

In-Water Boat Show

As one of Northern Michigan’s most beloved events, this is one you won’t want to miss. Taking place over Father’s Day weekend, make Dad’s day as you view over 80 of the finest examples in watercraft, from mega yachts to pleasure boats. For the kids, there will even be a helicopter that’s on site, an inflatable skill course with slide, and an appearance by a Michigan stilt walker!

Vintage Car & Boat Show

Hosted by the Bay Harbor Foundation, travel back in time as you view the cars and boats of yesteryear at the Vintage Car & Boat Festival! This “rolling museum” takes place on June 21st through the 22nd down Main Street at Bay Harbor, and consists of the famed car parade. Everyone looks forward to seeing the automobiles in their glory, and they celebrate them with an awards ceremony later in the day.

20th Annual Bay Harbor Arts Festival

When July 26th and 27th come around, everyone in Northern Michigan gets ready for the big art festival that’s coming to town! Main Street and the Marina Lawn will be packed with tents featuring paintings, sculptures, and pieces by artists from around the block to around the globe! There will be live music, dance performances, speed painting, and a green market for those in search of handmade soap, jewelry, food mixes, and more!

You won’t want to miss a second of the action here in Bay Harbor this summer. Stop by and see for yourself all of the fun here. One thing’s for sure – once you’re here, you might not ever want to leave.

Located right in the heart of the action is Bay Harbor, a coastal resort and golf community that offers a lifestyle like no other. Encompassing five miles of Lake Michigan shoreline, Bay Harbor is home to the area’s best amenities and lifestyles. Families often enjoy boating, swimming, and fishing off the shores of Lake Michigan or walking or biking along the Little Traverse Wheelway. The Bay Harbor Golf Club has been called “The Pebble Beach of the Midwest” and the Bay Harbor Yacht Club is known as the social centerpiece of the entire community. The Village at Bay Harbor offers lots of options for unique shopping and delicious dining. Residents here enjoy life to its fullest.

The coolest thing about this place is that the fun doesn’t have to end when the day does. Bay Harbor makes for a great place to stay a day, a week, or a lifetime. With more than 30 neighborhoods, Bay Harbor offers a wide array of homes and a price range to match your lifestyle. Visit to learn more about the local real estate opportunities and becoming a Bay Harbor neighbor. For those who want to visit and explore the possibility of ownership and membership, two outstanding hotel options are available within Bay Harbor. Check out the Inn at Bay Harbor and the Bay Harbor Village Hotel and start planning your dream.

No matter how long you stay, you’ll wish it could be longer. It’s not too late to plan your summer adventure today by requesting a complimentary copy of the 2018 edition of Explore Bay Harbor magazine. Through its pages, you’ll find information on the area, more local events and tips for planning your trip.