November 29, 2022

Jamie Kauffold | Author

Jump Start Holiday Shopping

Nov. 26, 2022

Downtown Petoskey hosts their Holiday Open House on Friday, Dec. 2, from 6-9pm as Santa flies into town to light the giant Christmas tree in Pennsylvania Park. New this year is the Downtown Social District, where you can carry your adult beverage with you when you walk from store to store... Read More >>

Turkeys on the Run

Nov. 19, 2022

Make room in those elastic pants Thanksgiving morning and run your local turkey trot! A few listed in this issue include the Up North Media Turkey Trot and Gobble, Gobble Watch Us Wobble Walk, both in TC; Kiwanis Boyne City Turkey Trot; Turkey Vulture Trot 5K & 1-Mile Fun Run, Crystal... Read More >>

Santa Claus Is Coming to Town

Nov. 12, 2022

Holiday festivities kick off this weekend in downtown Traverse City! Saturday, Nov. 19, the seasonal fun begins with holiday music at 5:30pm at Cass and E. Front streets. Next is the Tree Lighting at 6pm, followed by the downtown Light Parade. Santa will be at his house at Civic Square po... Read More >>

Davis & Davis

Nov. 5, 2022

Head to Elks Lodge Cadillac #680 this weekend! Gopherwood Concerts presents a night of original folk music with Michigan singer-songwriters Joshua Davis and Rachael Davis on Saturday, Nov. 12, from 7-11pm. Josh was a Top 3 finalist on NBC’s The Voice in 2015, and multi-instrumentali... Read More >>

Music and Menus

Oct. 29, 2022

“Musical Moments with Michael Coonrod” will take place at a beautiful Suttons Bay home on Sunday, Nov. 6, at 4pm as part of Traverse Symphony Orchestra’s Music & Menus events. Dr. Coonrod is a graduate of the Peabody Conservatory of Music at Johns Hopkins and was an ... Read More >>

Crawl for the Cure

Oct. 22, 2022

Fight cancer at the Crawl For The Cure, a pub crawl with a bingo and scavenger hunt in Boyne City, presented by Relay For Life of Chain of Lakes on Saturday, Oct. 29. Registration will begin at 4:30pm at Boyne City Eagles, where each participant will be given a bingo board T-shirt. At 9pm... Read More >>

Swapping Skis

Oct. 15, 2022

Time to switch out those old skis at the annual Vasa Ski Club Cross Country Ski Swap on Saturday, Oct. 22, from 10am to 2pm at Brick Wheels in Traverse City. You can buy both new and used ski equipment and sell some of your gear. Drop off your used Nordic skis, boots, or other gear on Fri... Read More >>

Did Someone Say Cider Mimosas?

Oct. 8, 2022

Fresh cider mimosas and fall doughnuts are on the menu at Aurora Cellars in Lake Leelanau during their Harvest Party on Saturday, Oct. 15, from noon to 6pm. Their normal wine offerings will also be available, along with the Good To Go Michigan Food Truck serving up tacos. Blair Miller wil... Read More >>

Your 2022-23 Fall/Winter Race Calendar

Oct. 8, 2022

Biking, running, and skiing. Zombies, turkeys, and Santa’s elves. Mountains (Michigan ones, at least), trails, and downtown roadways. If there’s one thing to say about the fall/winter race season, it’s that there’s no shortage of creativity. We’ve found 25 ra... Read More >>

MoMITT, Mo’ Fun

Oct. 1, 2022

Celebrate cycling (and running!) and more, Oct. 7-9 at MoMITT Bike Fest! Choose from six racing options at Mt. Holiday in Traverse City and enjoy an expo with a large beer garden, multiple food options, global bike brands, live music, and lots of family fun. Races include: The Black Chili... Read More >>

Be Afraid...

Sept. 24, 2022

Gaylord’s newest haunted house may send you screaming all the way home! The inaugural Haunted Bluffs at 254 Little League Dr. will hold its grand opening on Friday, Sept. 30, at 8pm, and will then be open every Thursday through Saturday from 8pm to midnight and Sundays from 6-10pm t... Read More >>

Ein Prost!

Sept. 17, 2022

The 10th Annual TC Germanfest—“An Evening in Bavaria”—is just around the corner. Enjoy a strolling dinner, live band, and plenty of bier and wein at Trinity Lutheran Church & School in Traverse City from 6-10:30pm on Friday, Sept. 23. Tickets are $30 and includ... Read More >>

Sweet Sounds

Sept. 10, 2022

The Sweet Water Warblers—comprised of Michigan songbirds Rachael Davis, Lindsay Lou, and May Erlewine—bring their show to Milliken Auditorium in Traverse City on Wednesday, Sept. 14, at 7pm. The trio will play off their 2020 album, The Dream That Holds This Child, which focuse... Read More >>

Harvest BBQ Party

Sept. 3, 2022

Slow-smoked BBQ and wine? Don’t mind if we do. Enjoy a delicious catered barbeque by Smoke and Porter to accompany Shady Lane Cellars’ handcrafted wine at the 2022 Harvest BBQ Party at the Suttons Bay winery on Saturday, Sept. 10, from 4pm to 7pm. $65/person. Call (231) 947-88... Read More >>

Moving to the Music

Aug. 27, 2022

Award-winning rootstomp musician Cousin Curtiss (pictured) is just one of the performers you’ll hear at the 2022 Minnehaha Brewhaha Music Festival, Sept. 2-3, at Arcadia Marine. Other acts include the JR Clark Band, Drew Hale, The Benzie Playboys, Miles Over Mountains, and The Stone... Read More >>

Heritage Days in Kingsley

Aug. 20, 2022

A parade, 5K fun run/race, carnival, and horseshoe, softball, and cornhole tournaments are all part of the fun at this year’s Kingsley Heritage Days, a hometown tradition celebrating friends and family. The event runs Aug. 26 through Aug. 28 at Civic Center South Park in Kingsley. <... Read More >>

Swim, Bike, and Run in TC

Aug. 13, 2022

The Traverse City Triathlon is back on Sunday, Aug. 21, with Olympic and sprint-distance races beginning in Bowers Harbor on West Grand Traverse Bay for a looped swim. The bike courses go past orchards and vineyards and over a few tough climbs. The run follows Neahtawanta Rd. along the wa... Read More >>

Life in the 1800s Comes Alive at Port Oneida Fair

Aug. 6, 2022

Head to the Port Oneida Fair in the Rural Historic District of Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore to experience life as it was in the late 1800s and early 1900s. The fair runs Aug. 12-13 from 10am to 4pm. Take the trolley, hike, bike, or drive to the select historic sites where a vari... Read More >>

Float Your Vintage Boat

July 30, 2022

Go back in time with the historic, antique, and classic boats set along the tree-lined boardwalk of the Boardman River in downtown TC during the 2022 Boats on the Boardwalk on Saturday, Aug. 6 from 10am to 4pm. Hosted by the Water Wonderland Chapter of the Antique and Classic Boat Society... Read More >>

Dance the Night Away

July 23, 2022

The Traverse City Dance Project returns as part of Glen Arbor Arts Center’s 2022 Manitou Music lineup with 10 professional dancers from around the country. See them perform at Nash Road Red Barn in Maple City on Saturday, July 30, from 7pm to 9pm. $30 GAAC members; $35 non-members. ... Read More >>