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:

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

Small Plates Wine Event- April 25

The wildly popular Small Plates events are back! This year’s events take place Friday, April 25 and Friday, May 30, 2014 from 6:00 to 9:00 pm at participating wineries along the Leelanau Peninsula Wine Trail. There are three seating for … Continue reading

Traverse City Trail Running Festival – April 11-12

The Traverse City Trail Running Festival is northern Michigan’s premier celebration of off-road running. The courses will take runners through the Pere Marquette Forest on a variety of singletrack and two track trails. The festival begins with a two-person 10k … Continue reading

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