August 15, 2022

Jamie Kauffold | Author

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 >>

Get Your Jam on at Dunesville

July 16, 2022

The Dunesville Music Festival aims to entertain everyone. Located at Harmony Pines in Interlochen and running July 22 to 24, this festival offers not only tons of bands but also workshops, an art gallery, fire performers, and more. Jam to live music by Galactic Sherpas, Brotha James and T... Read More >>

The Grand Tour

July 9, 2022

Join in the family-friendly bicycle ride, Tour de TART, on Friday, July 15, between 4pm and 6:30pm from Darrow Park in Traverse City. Hit the TART and Leelanau Trails, enjoying two food stops along this 17-mile ride plus a bayside meal at North Park in Suttons Bay, local wine and microbre... Read More >>

Let Freedom Ring in Beulah

July 2, 2022

Start your Fourth of July with the 5K Firecracker Run beginning in Beulah Village Park at 8am, followed by the Sparker Mile Fun Run at 9am, starting at the Beulah Pavilion. Gear up for the Independence Day Parade, Rubber Duck Race, Coin Hunt, live music with Ron Klueck in Beulah Park, fir... Read More >>

In Gratitude

June 25, 2022

“In Gratitude,” a free community concert, will be held at 7:30pm on June 30 to thank the many donors and supporters of Beyond Tomorrow: The Campaign for Your City Opera House that has been held over the last four years. Since 2018, more than 95 percent of the Opera House&rsquo... Read More >>

A Sustainable Saturday

June 18, 2022

The 7th Annual Beaver Island Sustainability Fair will promote sustainability and resilience within the fair’s three pillars—local foods, smart energy, and ecology and culture—on Saturday, June 25. The free event starts out at 9am with a Water Blessing and Cairn Stone Cer... Read More >>

Solstice Festival Returns

June 11, 2022

Bringing favorites like Elizabeth Landry (pictured), Blake Elliott, Barefoot, Bill Frary & the Frequency, and Soul Patch, the Elberta Summer Solstice Festival returns to Waterfront Park on Friday, June 17, from 4pm-11:30pm. Supported by Grow Benzie, this festival will also feature a b... Read More >>

Get Smart

June 4, 2022

Hop on your bike, use your two feet, take the bus, or carpool to celebrate the 28th Annual Smart Commute Week in TC, June 6-10. Presented by TART Trails, this week offers free daily breakfasts at various locations around town, plus incentives and prizes. Sign up a team for a competition k... Read More >>

Al Fresco Art

May 28, 2022

The Glen Arbor Arts Center’s front yard and parking area will be turned into an open-air exhibition and music venue on Saturday, June 4, from 11am-3pm for Up North Pride’s Unconditional PRIDE Artist PopUP + Demo. The first of three summer pop-up events, it features work by stu... Read More >>

2022 Summer Race Calendar

May 21, 2022

Time to get in gear—race season is here! We’ve compiled 50+ running, biking, paddling, and swimming races around northern Michigan for you to enter this summer. (It’s also fine if you just want to cheer your friends on from your lounge chair.) This is not an exhaustive l... Read More >>

Get Your Tires Dirty

May 14, 2022

Get outside for the Northern Michigan Mountain Bike Association Trail Day on Saturday, May 21, from 10am-2pm at the Vasa Singletrack Supply Road Trailhead. Learn about land management, trail access and permission, erosion prevention and repair, and more. Bring your little ones to the same... Read More >>

Bird Is the Word

May 7, 2022

Birders, these events are for you. Saving Birds through Habitat offers guided birding hikes at Charter Sanctuary Discovery Center in Omena, May 14, 21, and 28 from 8:30-10am. Must reserve your spot: 231-271-3738. They will also host the Leelanau Birdfest June 2-5 (Read More >>

3, 2, 1...Draw!

April 30, 2022

See what artists can create in 20 minutes at the Quick Draw Exhibit at the Village Arts Building in Northport. Meet the artists and models from Northport Arts Association’s ongoing Monday night Figure Drawing Studio at the reception on Friday, May 6, from 5-7pm. The exhibit runs thr... Read More >>

Cooking for Kiddos

April 23, 2022

Put your kids to work in the kitchen at Vita Bella Italian Kitchen and Market’s Kids Cooking Class in downtown Frankfort on Sunday, May 1, at 11am. They’ll learn how to cook homemade pizza and pasta—fresh sauce included—so you can bring easy recipes home! Cost is $... Read More >>

Lift a Glass...and Your Spirits

April 16, 2022

Welcome the arrival of spring at the Lift Your Spirits Tasting Event in Bay Harbor April 22 and 23. A five-course, spirit-paired dinner will be held on April 22 from 6-9pm in ELEVATION, on the second floor of the Bay Harbor Lodge Building. (Tickets, $125.) A tasting event follows on April... Read More >>

Shades of Us

April 9, 2022

Shades of Us, an exhibit by students of Leland Public School and Leelanau Children’s Center that celebrates the people in our area and fosters conversation about diversity, was inspired by the work of Brazilian photographer Angélica Dass, who created a photography project cal... Read More >>

An Equine Literary Event

March 26, 2022

Award-winning humorist Debby Buck DeJonge will sign her book Lead Horse at Horizon Books in Traverse City on Saturday, April 9, from noon – 2pm. Enjoy the adventures of Candy Clark and her nemesis, Crissy von Foque-Trot, in the arcane, sometimes steamy world of dressage rid... Read More >>