October 3, 2023

Jamie Kauffold | Author

A Night at Fort Fright

Sept. 30, 2023

This is not your typical haunted house or trail! Make your way through Fort Fright, an 18th-century fort and fur trading village full of werewolves, witches, goblins, and ghouls at Colonial Michilimackinac in Mackinaw City. Hear spooky folktales around a bonfire while enjoying hot mulled ... Read More >>

Cruisin’ the Breezeway

Sept. 23, 2023

Fall into East Jordan during the 15th Annual Autumn on the Breezeway! Choose from three different dates: Sept. 30, Oct. 7, and Oct. 14. You’ll start in Atwood at Royal Farms & Cellars from 10am-noon. Hit the corn maze, take a hayride, and enjoy pumpkins, apples, and wine. Then d... Read More >>

Rolling Along the Leelanau Harvest Tour

Sept. 16, 2023

Soak in the beauty of Leelanau County during the 13th annual Leelanau Harvest Tour, Saturday, Sept. 23. Sponsored by the Cherry Capital Cycling Club, the Tour starts and finishes at Herman Park in Suttons Bay. This event includes four food and aid stations, with a lunch to follow. Century... Read More >>

Strong Showing

Sept. 9, 2023

Turtle Creek Stadium in Traverse City will host the strongest women and men on Saturday, Sept. 16, starting at 10am. The Great Lakes Strongest Man qualifies podium finishers for United States Strongman (USS) Nationals 2024. There will also be men and women’s Pro Qualifying Classes, ... Read More >>

Bridge Walkers

Sept. 2, 2023

Be a part of history in the 2023 Annual Bridge Walk this Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 4. Beginning at 7am, start either in St. Ignace at the north end of the Mackinac Bridge in the U.P. or in Mackinaw City at the south end of the bridge in the L.P. The bridge will be closed to public traffic ... Read More >>

Party Between the Lines

Aug. 26, 2023

Time to party with Joan Jett and the Blackhearts and REO Speedwagon! Turtle Creek Stadium in Traverse City will be rocking on Sept. 3 with seventies and eighties staples like “Can’t Fight This Feeling,” “Take It on the Run,” “I Love Rock ‘N’... Read More >>

142 Years of the Otsego County Fair

Aug. 19, 2023

Rope ’em at the Twisted P Rodeo! One of the many highlights of the Otsego County Fair in Gaylord on Wednesday, Aug. 23, from 6-8pm, the rodeo brings cowboys and cowgirls from all over Michigan to compete. The fair runs Aug. 20-26; other events include the 2023 Otsego County Queen &a... Read More >>

Roller Derby Triple Header

Aug. 12, 2023

Let’s get ready to rumble! Catch the action on the track as Kalkaska’s Small Town Outlaws hold their home opener against Lansing Roller Derby and Traverse City Roller Derby on Saturday, Aug. 19, with matches at 2pm, 4pm, and 6pm at the Kaliseum Recreation Complex in Kalkaska. ... Read More >>

Lavender Haze

Aug. 5, 2023

If you missed out on Eras Tour tickets, the next best thing is Michigan songwriter and vocal powerhouse Kanin Wren! Kanin’s Version: A Taylor Swift Experience will be held at Lavender Hill Farm in Boyne City on Friday, Aug. 11, at 7:30pm. Kanin and a live band will cover Swift&rsquo... Read More >>

We're Going to the Fair!

July 29, 2023

It’s that time of year again—and you all know the jingle! The Northwestern Michigan Fair runs Aug. 6-12 at 3606 Blair Townhall Rd in Traverse City. One of the draws to the fair is the Northwestern Michigan Figure-8, BNR & Big Car Rs Bonestock Demo Derby on Sunday, Aug. 6 f... Read More >>

Song of the Lakes

July 22, 2023

Hop aboard the Tall Ship Manitou on Wednesdays in July and August from 6:30-8:30pm for an evening of jigs, chanteys, and ballads of sailing and life on the sea with Song of the Lakes, a Michigan-based group that has been singing the praises of the Great Lakes through their musical career.... Read More >>

Don Your Lederhosen!

July 8, 2023

Gaylord’s annual Alpenfest is back in action July 11-15! (We’re especially looking forward to getting our groove on at the 22K Magic – Bruno Mars/Taylor Swift Tribute on Wednesday, July 12, from 8-10pm at the Main Stage.) Don’t miss the Burning of the Böö... Read More >>

Taking Flight with the Thunderbirds

June 24, 2023

No doubt you’ve heard them! The United States Air Force Thunderbirds demonstration team is back in town for the Cherry Festival air show July 1-2 from 1-4pm over West Grand Traverse Bay. Watch for free from a boat or beach, or level up the experience with ticketed options including ... Read More >>

A Long Day of Open Mics

June 17, 2023

Head over to Bier’s Inwood Brewery in Charlevoix on Wednesday, June 21, from 4-9pm to support “The Longest Day,” a nationwide effort to help raise funds for the Alzheimer’s Association (AA). This will be an open mic style event with live music, raffles, donation op... Read More >>

What’s Cooking at Shady Lane

June 10, 2023

Celebrate your dad at Shady Lane Cellars’ Father’s Day Cookout. Offering a brat and Gruner Veltliner pairing for $18, the Suttons Bay winery will also have a cigar lounge with cigars available to purchase. This event runs from noon until 5pm on Sunday, June 18, along with live... Read More >>

A Lovely Wine Weekend in Leland

June 3, 2023

A NoMi summer staple, the Leland Wine & Food Festival will be held Saturday, June 10, from 12-6pm at The Leland Lodge. Enjoy wine from Leelanau vintners, plus food from spots like Pleva’s, Art’s Tavern, Leelanau Bounty Boards, The Riverside Inn, and more. Laura Rain and th... Read More >>

Fishy Fun in Kingsley

May 27, 2023

Celebrate the world of fly fishing in Kingsley on Saturday, June 3, at Brownson Park. Held from noon to 8pm, the Kingsley Adams Fly Festival will feature fly tying, casting demonstrations and instruction, Au Sable river boats, live music, a microbrew tent, and more. Share fishing stories,... Read More >>

Eerie Erie

May 20, 2023

The Garden Theater in Frankfort will host a screening of The Erie Situation on Monday, May 22, at 7pm, followed by a Q&A with director David J. Ruck. When a bloom of highly toxic algae entered the drinking water plant in Toledo from Lake Erie in 2014, citizens had to go witho... Read More >>

Laughter Through Tears

May 13, 2023

Magnolias have been blooming around town, so head down to Truvy’s beauty salon in Chinquapin, Louisiana, as the Little Traverse Civic Theatre presents Steel Magnolias, “The funniest play to make you cry.” Choose from a 7pm performance on May 11-13 and May 18-20, or 2pm o... Read More >>

May Meals in Frankfort & Elberta

May 6, 2023

Changing up the months this year from June to May, Frankfort Elberta Restaurant Week runs May 7-13 for 2023. Enjoy $15 and $25 menu specials at participating restaurants, including The Hotel Frankfort, Birch & Maple, Stormcloud Brewing Company, Dinghy’s, The Scoop, and Dos Arbol... Read More >>