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June 8- Traverse Colantha Walker Dairy Festival

A free, family-friendly festival in celebration of Traverse Colantha Walker, the most famous cow in town! Pancake breakfast, live music, farmers market, arts & craft market, kids’ activities, food & drinks, a memorial parade to Colantha’s headstone, the Great Grilled … Continue reading

May 28- 4th Annual Leelanau Birding Festival

The Leelanau Peninsula has more than 75,000 acres of accessible birding habitat open to the public.  At the 4th Annual Leelanau Birding Festival, you can see more than 150 different species of nesting birds, including the rare Great Lakes Piping Plover. … Continue reading

May 17- Empire Asparagus Festival

The lakeshore village of Empire greets the arrival of asparagus season with games, dinners and – of all things – an annual oral poetry contest for the best “Ode to Asparagus.”   More Information: http://www.empirechamber.com

May 5-18- Butterfly House

Watch the magic of butterflies come alive before your very eyes! The exhibit features over 200 live butterflies from a variety of species tucked away inside a beautiful conservatory. This is a true hands-on experience where attendants will interact with … Continue reading

May 24- Conquer The Village Mountain Bike Race

Helping Raise Money For Hickory Hills The Multi Lap, Short Loop ​Conquer the Village Race is unlike any other in Northern Michigan! A short loop high intensity race full of fun for riders and spectators. ​All riders will start in … Continue reading

May 17-18- TBAYS Cherry Capital Cup Soccer Tournament

This annual springtime tournament brings in hundreds of youth soccer teams from around the Midwest! Welcome Teams!

Savor the Tastes & Flavors- Black Star Farms- May 2

Kick off the first Friday of each month at TASTES of Black Star Farms. Learn first-hand about selected Grand Traverse Distillery spirits along with their complementary food choices. Learn how grain types contribute to the distinctive flavor characteristics of this … Continue reading

Downtown Art Walk- May 2

The Downtown Traverse City Association (DTCA) will host the spring Downtown Art Walk, sponsored by ABC 29&8 on Friday, May 2, from 5 – 9 pm. The Downtown Art Walk is local favorite and will showcase 18 art exhibits throughout Downtown Traverse City. The … Continue reading

Chocolate Festival- April 27

A celebration of all things chocolate from the region’s chefs and chocolatiers!  This year’s event will feature tastings and samples of local chocolates and confectionery treats, demonstrations and mini-lectures, live music, chocolate-inspired books, art and goods, door prizes and a silent … Continue reading

TC Women’s Expo- April 25-26

Attention ladies – this is your show! With over 100 different businesses and exhibitors ready to showcase health, fitness, home, fashion, jewelry and more! It’s the perfect reason for a girls weekend – whether you’re from the area of traveling … Continue reading


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