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Goodbye Summer Car Show
Sep 19 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Emmet County Parks and Recreation is hosting a car show at the Emmet County Fairgrounds on Sunday, September 19, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. A variety of makes and models will fill the fairgrounds for automobile enthusiasts to appreciate at this Goodbye Summer Car Show! Admission to the event is free for the general public. Entry fee is $10 per vehicle. There is no early sign-up period. Gates open at 9 a.m. the day of the event for vehicle registration. Trophies will be awarded to the Best of Show, Best Modern Car, and Best Classic Car around 12:30 p.m. with door prizes given out during the day. Food vendors will also be on site. For more information, please call the fairgrounds sales coordinator at (231) 348-5479 or email [email protected].
Veterans Day Free Breakfast
Nov 11 @ 7:00 am – 10:00 am
Veterans Day is Thursday, November 11. Ceremonies and events, as well as restaurant specials and store discounts, will be available for veterans and their families throughout the county. The Emmet County Veterans Affairs Department has partnered with North Central Michigan College and Odawa Casino to honor those who have served with a Veterans Day breakfast. Veterans and their families are invited to the annual free breakfast at the Petoskey Odawa Casino on Thursday morning from 7-10 a.m. For more information, please call Emmet County VA Director Jeff Urban at (231) 348-1780 or email [email protected].

EMS Community Food Drive
Oct 21 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Coffee with the Inspectors
Mar 13 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

“Coffee with the Inspectors”

The Planning, Zoning & Construction Resources Department is planning this annual event, and has scheduled the meeting


Wednesday, March 13, 2024 – from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.


Emmet County Community Center
1129 Charlevoix Ave. (Fairgrounds)
Petoskey, MI 49770

This event is open to all in the area who are involved in the construction industry as well as the general public.

This year’s program will include:

  • Staff Introduction
  • Location and Contact Information
  • County Website
  • Code Updates & Projections
  • Department Procedures Permit Application Changes
  • Discussion on Common Code Issues
  • Time for Audience Questions, Comments and Open Discussion

If you have a particular subject or specific question that you would like to have brought up or addressed during this program, feel free to let us know in advance so that we can be prepared. Specific subject matter or questions can be emailed to [email protected]. This is a great opportunity to ask questions and meet with department staff and individual trade inspectors in a group setting, so that others can learn from your questions, or individually after the presentation.

To help us better plan, please RSVP to Travis Johnson at (231) 439-8994 or via email [email protected] by March 8, 2024

Refreshments will be provided.

We hope to see you there!

The Emmet County Construction Resources Committee will meet prior to this event at this location – 8:30 a.m. Feel free to show up early if you wish to attend this meeting. The CRC Meetings, held quarterly, are open to the public.

Emmet County reserves the right to cancel this event if health restrictions prohibiting this type of gathering are instituted, or for inclement weather. Notification of cancellation will be announced in advance if necessary.

Listening in the Dark: Soundscapes in the Night Sky
May 15 @ 9:00 pm

Good Hart Artist Residency, the Headlands International Dark Sky Park, and Little Traverse Conservancy offer a chance to sharpen the senses with Good Hart Artist Residency Composer-inResidence Susan Mayo. Mayo is a soundscape artist, composer, and cellist. Participants will embark on a guided hike beginning at sunset, led by Susan Mayo and assisted by Little Traverse Conservancy guides. Participants will silently observe the night music of nature, allowing the dark skies to help them tune in deeply with their ears and hear the magic of sounds that are easily missed if you aren’t paying close attention. Later, participants will gather in the Waterfront Event Center to hear works guided by the muse of nature sounds and composed and played by Susan Mayo.

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