Boyne Area Chamber
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Boyne City, MI 49712
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Boyne City Winterfest & Chocolate-Covered Boyne

Chocolate Covered Boyne and Winter Fest Combine For Twice The Fun on Valentine's/President's Weekend, Feb. 12-13, 2016

winterfest-chocolate logo 360From February 12 - 14, Boyne City will celebrate everything chocolate and everything winter with events taking place downtown and in Old City Park. The combined event will have something for everyone with kids’ games in the park, kids’ activities at the library, horse-drawn wagon rides, bonfires with marshmallow roasting and s’mores, hot chocolate, a chili cook off sponsored by Coldwell Banker, a Chocolate Dessert Contest featuring ultimate chocolate creations from 10 of our local restaurants, snowshoeing, sledding, skating and cross-country skiing in Avalanche Park.

Chocolate specials and sales offered by many downtown businesses.  

FRIDAY - The event will kick off the evening of February 12, at Café Sante with a Fat Friday Party Gras Celebration from 3 – 10 p.m. In case you missed Fat Tuesday, they will have Happy Hour Drink specials, entertainment, mask and bead contests and more, with 10% of food sales benefiting The Last River Draw Logger Sculpture project.

SATURDAY kicks off with the ultimate chocolate breakfast at Café Sante from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., featuring Chocolate Hazelnut French Toast. The Saturday line-up includes:

  • 10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. - Children’s activities at the Library
  • 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. - Children’s games in Old City Park
  • 11:00 a.m. – 2 p.m. - Bonfire and marshmallows/ s’mores in Old city Park sponsored by Northwest Michigan Habitat For Humanity
  • 11a.m. – 2 p.m. – Horse-drawn wagon rides from Old City Park
  • 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 pm – Hot chocolate in Old City Park hosted Family Fare
  • 1 – 2 pm - Chocolate Dessert Contest held at Fustini’s Oils and Vinegars, featuring chocolate creations from 10 local chefs, including the Boyne City High School Culinary Arts Program. Stop in and try them all.
  • 2 p.m. Guided cross-country skiing excursion at Young State Park with Jack Laurent.
  • 3 - 4 p.m. - 3 - 4 p.m. - Chili Cook Off sponsored by Coldwell Banker Real Estate, featuring delectable entries that you won't want to miss. The public is invited to vote for the People's Choice' award and judges will vote on Best of Event. Entries so far are from the BCHS Hospitality Program, Boyne USA, Café Sante, Friggy's SoBo Pub, Frog Hollow, Red Mesa Grill, and Sommerset/'Porter Creek Fish House. 
  • 4-7 p.m. – Complimentary wine tasting at The Wine Emporium.
  • All Day. Avalanche Park activities include ice skating, sledding, horseshoeing, fat tire biking and cross country skiing. The warming house is open from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. with skates and sleds available for use.

“Throughout the day on Saturday, our businesses will offer many great sales and chocolate treats.

SUNDAY, February 14, Café Sante will again offer the ultimate chocolate breakfast from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., featuring Chocolate Cherry French Toast.  

The festival will wrap up with a concert at Freshwater Gallery at 8 p.m. starring Carla Cooke on Sunday.

“We are adding events and will have a full line-up of all of the business specials and discounts, updated events and activities, “ said Linn Williams, founder of Chocolate Covered Boyne.

For the latest schedule of events, please visit or contact