Friday, September 20, 2019

August 15-17, 2019

Great Music. Family Fun.
A Waterfront Festival for Everyone!

Jiimaan Canoe Kayak Demos Festival on the Bay

Kayak & Canoe on Little Traverse Bay

The weekend's center of attention is Little Traverse Bay, the focal point around which festival-goers gather for family fun. Opportunities to get out on the Bay area a natural part of the festivities. Head down to the beach located in Festival Place for waterfront fun!

Kayak Demos - Saturday Noon to 8:00 p.m.

  • The Outfitter will be providing kayak rides and demos for the entire family from noon to 4:00 p.m.

  • The Bahnhof will be providing kayak rides and demos for the entire family from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Paddle the Jiimaan Canoe - Saturday Noon to 5:00 p.m.

Have fun maneuvering the 34-foot-long, 5-foot-wide Jiimaan! This large canoe requires the cooperative effort of at least 10 people while a guide with knowledge of both the weather and whims of the bay helps all of the paddlers focus on the task at hand.

The free Jiimaan excursions are sponsored by the Odawa Institute of the Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians.


Waterfront Fun Sponsor:


Contact the Chamber

Petoskey Regional
Chamber of Commerce
401 E. Mitchell Street
Phone (231) 347-4150
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Festival Sponsors

910 Logo Color           petoskey visitors sponsor