Blooms & Birds: Wildflower Walk: This two hour walk is held every Tues. from May through Sept. Go for a relaxing stroll on the trails with GRNA docents to find & identify the unique wildflowers at Grass River Natural Area. Along the way look & listen for the birds who call Grass River home.
Sara Hardy Downtown Farmers Market: Sat., 7:30am-noon; & Weds., 8am-noon. Parking lot "B" at southwest corner of Cass & Grandview Parkway, TC. Takes place on the ground floor of the Old Town Parking Deck during the National Cherry Festival.
Boyne City Outdoor Farmers Market: Held every Weds. & Sat., May 20 - Oct. 14. Shop local produce, artwork & artisan foods at over 50 vendors. There will also be live music from 10am-noon & kids activities. The June 10 market will feature live music by John Richard Paul. The June 17 market will feature live music by Les Older.
Guided Walking History Tours of Traverse City: Tours are at 10am on Mondays, Tuesdays & Wednesdays through Labor Day. They are about two miles long & take a little more than two hours. They begin at the Perry Hannah Plaza at the corner 6th & Union St. near downtown. Groups of six or more can schedule tours at other times.
Bicycle Muffin Ride: Join the Cherry Capital Cycling Club for their weekly Muffin Ride from TC to Suttons Bay & back every Friday at 9am, leaving from Darrow Park. The ride is 33 miles round-trip & includes a stop at a bakery or coffeehouse in Suttons Bay.
Hike: Located at (Old YMCA) 3000 Racquet Club Dr., TC. Trail hazards: mud, boardwalk, bugs, stairs, etc. Show up to experience the "Peace" trail before noise of new bridge happens. For more info, email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Old Town Emmet Farm Market: Local homemade & homegrown products. Special events throughout the season include donation based cookouts, Christmas in July, food trucks on site, & more. Follow the Facebook page for the schedule: @oldtownemmetfarmmarket.
The Village at GT Commons Outdoor Farmers Market: Starts June 5 & runs every Mon. Farm fresh eggs, fruits & veggies, meats, honey, maple syrup, & more.
Jerry's Map: This exhibition is comprised of over 4,000 individual eight by ten inch panels. Its execution, in acrylic, marker, colored pencil, ink, collage, & inkjet print on heavy paper, is dictated by the interplay between an elaborate set of rules & randomly generated instructions. Runs through Sept. 3. Hours are Tues. through Sun., 11am-4pm.
Elk Rapids Farmer's Market: Every Friday from June 9 to October 6, 2023, 8am-noon. Local growers & producers from all around northwestern Michigan. Located next to the Elk Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce, on US 31 by the Swan.
Stroll the Streets: Listen to music, enjoy entertainment & children's activities & more. Held on Fridays.
Dougherty Mission House Tours: Docent led tours of the 1842 Rev. Dougherty Mission House built by the Odawa & Chippewa with Chief Agosa. Explore the House, summer kitchen, carriage shed, icehouse, demonstration gardens & trail through the 15 acres. Visiting exhibit features the Inns of Old Mission. Discover where Old Mission Peninsula earned its name. Tour hours are Wednesdays through Sundays, 10am-4pm all summer.
Cadillac Farmers Market: Featuring 60 vendors, food trucks, children's activities, live music & more. Held every Tues. & Fri., except July 4.
A New Perspective: Landscapes from the Dennos Museum Center: Runs June 15 - Sept. 3. Hours are Tues. - Sun., 11am-4pm.
Luster: Realism & Hyperrealism in Contemporary Automobile & Motorcycle Painting: Runs June 16 - Sept. 3. This is a traveling exhibition comprised of over 55 paintings by 15 leading photorealists & hyperrealists who specialize in automobiles & motorcycles as their primary subject of choice. Featuring dazzling paintings that encompass a broad range of vintage vehicles, recent classics, off-road vehicles, exotics & more. Hours are Tues. through Sun., 11am-4pm.
Parts of the Process - Shanny Brooke Art Exhibit: Taking us on her emotional journey, painter Shanny Brooke explores the creative steps that emerge when processing the loss of a loved one. This selection of paintings is an intimate glimpse into Shanny's journey of healing & insight. The Opening Reception will be held on Fri., June 16 from 6-8pm. The Exhibit runs through mid-July with viewings: Tues. - Sat., 10am-5pm.
Michigan Summers: Works by Julia Dufault McGrath: Julia includes colorful & texture-filled watercolor & mixed-media paintings that capture the beauty of Michigan Summers. Runs June 17 - July 22. Hours are Tues. through Sat., 10am-5pm.
Evening on River Street: Every Weds. from June 28 - Aug. 9, 6-9pm. Local food, kids' activities, & live music.
Consenses Walks: Enjoy this artistic treasure hunt. Local artists have interpreted one another's art in the vein of a game of Telephone. Explore Leland & let local artists guide you through their town. Come on this sensory journey. Guided walks will repeat on Thursdays at 4pm through out the summer, or use the website to follow the map & explore on your own.