A National Historic Landmark Est. 1875

A Chautauqua on Lake Michigan

Calendar of Events


All performances, seminars and activities are open to the public. Our 2014 season events have concluded, however here are a few important dates to mark in your calendars for 2015. Additional events will be added to our calendar as they are confirmed. 

Opening Day
April 24, 2015

Assembly Season 2015
June 21 - August 16

Boys' and Girls' Club Session
June 22 - August 14


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Bay View's BIG Read

Jul 1, 2015
Time: 07:00 PM
Location: Voorhies Hall

Bay View’s Big Read - Chautauqua Guest Author Lecture/Reading

July 1 at 7 p.m. Voorhies Hall

Best selling author, Daniel James Brown, will be discussing his book Boys in the Boat (current and long time New York Times Best-Seller in Non-fiction).

The Rascals

Jul 11, 2015
Time: 08:00 PM
Location: John M. Hall Auditorium

See Felix Cavaliere’s The Rascals on stage for the 100 year celebration of John M. Hall Auditorium!  Hear hits such as Good Lovin’, The Midnight Hour, Groovin’ and more!

Proceeds to benefit Bay View music scholarships and the First Tee of Northern Michigan.

TICKETS: 888-596-1027 or ONLINE

Bay View Cottage Walk 2015

Jul 14, 2015
Time: 10:00 AM To 04:00 PM


Presented by the Bay View Woman’s Council and The Morning Council

Explore beautiful, historic Bay View!  Our walking tour features nine private cottages and four campus buildings.  Musical and dramatic performances throughout the day.

Tickets: $25 in advance  •  $35 day of the event
Box lunch: $10 per lunch, pre-sale only

Parking:  Free guest parking at Petoskey High School.  Free shuttle to and from Bay View.  No guest parking in Bay View.


The Second City Hits Home

Jul 18, 2015
Time: 08:00 PM
Location: John M. Hall Auditorium

(A Comedic Evening of Laughter Based on Regional Quirks & Quips)

Chicago's world famous sketch comedy nearly sold out last time it was here, so we're bringing it back five years later with a twist... we've asked the comedians to put together a night of improvisational sketch material in which we spoon-feed them material about Petoskey, Little Traverse Bay, Bay View, and this place called "Up North."

Musical: Ragtime

Jul 23 - 25, 2015
Time: 08:00 PM
Location: John M. Hall Auditorium

This award-winning show garnered all kinds of recognition and it's time on Broadway. Packed with memorable songs, singable melodies, touching ballads, effervescent production numbers with the whole company, the storyline is oddly similar to the social issues we feel today.

TICKETS: 888-596-1027 or bayviewfestival.org

Opera: Puccini's "La Bohème"

Aug 11 - 15, 2015
Time: 08:00 PM
Location: Petoskey High School

August 11, 13, 14, 15

Packed with melodies that you've heard in commercials and movies, this tale of artists and their plight will enlighten, touch your heart, and truly show the power of love over circumstance. The only fully staged opera in Little Traverse Bay Area all year, this one is great for opera-goers new and old alike.

TICKETS: 888-596-1027 or bayviewfestival.org