Tri Up North Triathlon: A bike, paddle, run triathlon that centers around Frankfort's Betsie Bay on the western shore of Lake Michigan. Choose from two different courses: the Classic 10 mile event for beginners or the Challenger 22 mile event, a competitive course for experienced athletes & relay teams. If you aren't interested in a triathlon, participate in the Betsie Bay Walk, a non-timed 2.5 mile walk.
2019 Michigan Tree Climbing Championship & Arbor Fair: Professional tree climbers will perform five different events in preliminary rounds of competition. Each event tests the competitor's ability to professionally & safely maneuver in a tree while performing work-related tree care tasks in a timely manner.
Leelanau Harvest Bike Tour: An adventure for both families & single riders as the fall colors begin to show. Leaving from the Suttons Bay High School, routes of approximately 20, 40, 65 & 100 miles wind throughout Leelanau County on paved roads passing by farms, orchards, vineyards, dunes, & through villages.
Red Wings Host Training Camp: Sept. 13-16. Red Wings players, prospects & tryouts will be divided into teams who will practice & scrimmage throughout camp, including the annual Red & White Game on Sun., Sept. 15 at noon. The team will hold one more practice on Mon., Sept. 16 prior to breaking camp to begin their preseason schedule.
Fiber Without Borders: A juried exhibition of 2D & 3D work exploring fiber materials in fresh, original ways. A reception to launch the exhibition is Fri., Sept. 13, 6-8pm. Runs through Nov 7. Hours: Mon. - Fri.: 9am-4pm. Sat. & Sun.: 12-4pm.
Grand Bay Strathspey Highland Dance Competition : Grand Bay Strathspey is a Scottish Highland Dance Competition where competitors age 4 to adult will dance in front of a judge with the goal of earning medals & trophies.
"Poetic Abstraction": The combined works of Rufus Snoddy & Pier Wright. The Opening of this exhibit will be held on Fri., Aug. 23 at 6pm. Rufus & Pier will share their written art for a night of prose & poetry on Fri., Sept. 6 at 7pm. The exhibit runs through Sept. 14.
6 Pack - 6K Fun Run: Presented by Beards Brewery, Life Above the 45th, & 5 Star Screen Printing Plus. A 6K out & back along the Little Traverse Wheelway where participants collect & creatively carry up to six cans of water which can be exchanged for cans of beer following the race. Racers collect 1 can each kilometer & build their own six pack.
Annual All Media Juried Exhibition: Runs Sept. 6 - Oct. 4. Local & regional artists will compete for Gold ($1,000), Silver ($700) & Bronze ($300) awards. The opening reception takes place on Fri., Sept. 6 from 5-7pm. Hours: Mon.-Fri.: 10am-4:30pm. Sat.: 10am-4pm. Sun.: 12-4pm.
ORIGINAL: Juried Exhibition of Contemporary Prints: Featuring all forms of printmaking by artists from across the U.S. An opening reception will be held on Sat., Sept. 7 from 2-4pm. Exhibit runs through Nov. 14.
Raven Hill Generations: Inspired by the Smithsonian's Museum on Main Street exhibit, "Crossroads: Change in Rural America," Raven Hill's exhibit is a chance to highlight for the community the importance of northern lower MI's history through a collection of stories, artifacts, exhibits & structures. Runs Sept. 1 - Oct. 12.
The Floating World: Traditional Japanese Woodblock Prints: A select assortment of prints by Japanese artists of the Edo & Meiji periods, including Utagawa Hiroshige (1797–1858) & Katsushika Hokusai (1760–1849), will be on display. On loan from Purdue University's permanent collection. Runs Sept. 7, beginning at 2pm, through Nov. 14.
Traverse Area Historical Society Downtown Tours: Meet at the Perry Hannah statue at the corner of Sixth & Union streets. These tours are conducted by guides with a special interest in TC history & provide an experience of TC’s past. Find 'TAHS Downtown Walking Tours' on Facebook.
"Harbor Springs: Then & Now": Each piece of art from this exhibition is a snapshot of the people, events & landscapes which make up the heritage of Harbor Springs. Open on Fridays & Saturdays from 11am-3pm, July 26 - Oct. 12.
"Still Life With Soup": This juried show celebrates artist interpretations of the prompt, "Still Life With Soup." Over 20 works will be on display along with a selection of handmade Soup Bowls by area potters. An opening reception will be held on Fri., Sept. 13 from 5-7pm, featuring wine from Cherry Republic & light fare from John Cross Fishery. Exhibit runs through Nov. 2.
5th Annual Lake Leelanau Street Fair: Featuring live music by 4 MI bands, local wines, beers & ciders, food vendors, local artists, craftsmen & authors, face painting, a juggler & a petting zoo. Music starts at 12:30pm, but the booths open at 11am.
Modern Female Archetypes-Group Show: Featuring more than 20 female artists in a variety of mediums exploring the idea of archetypes & how they connect us all, often regardless of age, geography & social status. Runs from Sept. 6 - Oct. 6. An opening reception will coincide with the Downtown Fall Art Walk on Sept. 6 from 5-9pm. Hours: Wed.-Sat.: 11am-6pm; Sun.: 11am-4pm. Closed on Tues. Call on Mon. (sometimes closed).
Red Wings Alumni & Guns N' Hoses: The Training Camp Alumni & Celebrity Game will return for a seventh-consecutive season, in which two teams comprised of Red Wings alumni & players from Guns N’ Hoses, a team of TC police & fire departments, will face off.
Da Vinci 500th: Presented by TC Wine & Opera Festival. Founders Silvio “Tony” Ciccone & Mario Tabone invite you to attend their 7th Annual live, operatic event. Tickets: $50 (includes Afterglow), $35, $25; students, $15.
"The Importance of Being Earnest": Two bachelors create alter egos named Ernest to escape their tiresome social obligations. When they attempt to win the hearts of two women who, conveniently, claim to only love men named Ernest, confusion reigns.
Joe Shields & Aaron Smith: Joe Shields is a fly fisherman/award-winning cartoonist/animator who bought a guitar 10 years ago & became an award-winning singer songwriter (2016 Kerrville New Folk Winner). Aaron Smith's songcraft has earned him recognition twice as a finalist in the New Folk songwriting competition at the Kerrville Folk Festival in Texas, the Ozark Folk Festival and Rock House Festival. He recently won the BMG Songwriter Showcase at the Power ...
Melissa Manchester : In 1980, Melissa Manchester became the first recording artist in the history of the Academy Awards to have two nominated movie themes in a single year: “Through The Eyes Of Love” from Ice Castles & “I’ll Never Say Goodbye” from The Promise, & to perform them both on the Oscar telecast. Recently, Melissa celebrated her 45-year career with the release of her 21st album, "The Fellas," ...