March 28, 2023

Jamie Kauffold | Author

Main Street Lanes

March 25, 2023

Kids of all ages can bowl down Main Street in Harbor Springs on April Fool’s Day—no joke! Harbor Springs will close down the street on Saturday, April 1, from noon to 2pm to knock down some pins, no matter the weather. Enjoy hot chocolate and donuts from Johan’s, a bowli... Read More >>

Maple Weekend Fun

March 18, 2023

Northern Lower Michigan celebrates our Michigan Maple Weekend 2023 on March 25-26. A local spot celebrating is Out of the Woods Farm in Rapid City. Head there Saturday between 10am and 4pm to take a farm tour, learn about the maple process, sample products, and purchase your favorites to ... Read More >>

Kayaks on the Snow

March 11, 2023

Competitive kayak racing (in the snow, no less) is just part of the St. Patrick’s weekend fun at Crystal Mountain in Thompsonville during their Celts & Kayaks event on Saturday, March 18. Also watch out for leprechauns skiing on the slopes, the On-Slope Scavenger Hunt, and the a... Read More >>

Sun in Ya Hands

March 4, 2023

Detroit-based theater artist and University of Michigan playwriting instructor Emilio Rodriguez brings a modern spin of the classic fairy tale “The Frog Prince” with Sun in Ya Hands, set in the Caribbean with production design inspired by Disney’s Pocahontas... Read More >>

By Foot, By Bike, By Ski

Feb. 25, 2023

Time to melt away the inertia of winter—spring is coming and so are more than 25 races across northern Michigan that will have you competing with the region’s best skiers, bikers, paddlers, and runners. Time to melt away the inertia of winter—spring is coming and so... Read More >>

The Ultimate Party in the Woods

Feb. 25, 2023

“The Ultimate Party in the Woods” returns to Timber Ridge Resort on Saturday, March 4, from 1-6pm! The 16th Annual Suds & Snow starts with a half-mile hike to the backwoods where the event takes place. This year’s theme is Mardi Gras and will feature live music by Bo... Read More >>

The Great Indoor Folk Festival

Feb. 18, 2023

The Great Indoor Folk Festival is headed back to The Village at Grand Traverse Commons on Sunday, Feb. 26, from noon-5:30pm. This free family event hosts multiple stages at Left Foot Charley, Higher Grounds (kids stage), Kirkbride Hall, Cuppa Joe, and more. Performers include Riggs & ... Read More >>

Snowshoe Under the Stars

Feb. 11, 2023

Enjoy a guided candlelight tour of The Botanic Garden at Historic Barns Park with experts from the Grand Traverse Conservation District on Wednesday, Feb. 15, from 5-7:30pm. While you wander, learn about the art and science of snowshoeing, as well as winter plant identification. Snowshoes... Read More >>

Shooting Ski-t

Feb. 4, 2023

Take aim when you pair cross-country skiing with airsoft during Crystal Mountain’s Airsoft Biathlon on Sunday, Feb. 12. The ski trail will be a one-mile loop with two target stations, and medals will be awarded for best overall, best ski time, and most targets hit for both men and w... Read More >>

Flying Through the Snow

Jan. 28, 2023

Leave the daily grind and head to a winter wonderland at the Midwest Snowkite Jam at Lake Cadillac Resort. Friday, Feb. 3, includes the welcome party from 6-8pm at Lakeside Charlie’s, followed by a gear swap from 8-10pm at Lake Cadillac Resort. Saturday, catch orientation at 9am, fo... Read More >>

Big Race for Bigfoot

Jan. 21, 2023

Jumping logs and ducking branches are just part of the off-trail fun at the Bigfoot 5K & 10K Snowshoe Race and 1 Mile Fun Run on Saturday, Jan. 28, at Timber Ridge RV & Recreation Resort in Traverse City beginning at 9am. If there is no snow, bring your trail shoes because the rac... Read More >>

Get Your (Chili) Jam On

Jan. 14, 2023

Vote for your favorite chili at the 2nd Annual Snow Jam and Chili Challenge held on the Piazza at The Village at Grand Traverse Commons in Traverse City on Saturday, Jan. 21, beginning at 2pm. Northern Michigan businesses will compete for the Best Overall Chili and People’s Choice. ... Read More >>


Jan. 7, 2023

If you’re up for questionable choreography, bad dad jokes, and boy-band hits, head to City Opera House in Traverse City on Saturday, Jan. 14, at 8pm for The Friars Winterpalooza. The Friars are the a cappella subset of the University of Michigan Men’s Glee Club, and they&rsquo... Read More >>

A Week of Festive Films

Dec. 24, 2022

Get the popcorn ready! The Bay Theatre in Suttons Bay is offering a different holiday-themed movie every evening through the end of 2022—except Christmas Day—at 7pm for only $5/person. Take the whole family (an appropriate choice for many of the films) or sneak away from the h... Read More >>

Santa on Skis

Dec. 17, 2022

How can you top skiing with the man in the big red suit on Christmas? Skiing with Santa for free! Head to Schuss Mountain at Shanty Creek Resort in Bellaire from 9am-4:30pm on Christmas Day. Donations of gently-used winter clothing and household items, plus non-perishable foods, will be c... Read More >>

Jingle All the Way

Dec. 10, 2022

Dress up in your holiday best for the Jingle Bell 5K Run/Walk, Sunday, Dec. 18, at 5:30pm at The Workshop Brewing Co. in Traverse City. The route weaves through the lighted downtown and surrounding decorated neighborhoods of TC. Free for Traverse City Track Club members, and $20 for other... Read More >>

Cookbooks and Canadians

Dec. 3, 2022

The beloved amical Cookbook Dinner Series is back, and this month the TC restaurant features The Art of Living According to Joe Beef: A Cookbook of Sorts, Dec. 7-13. Enjoy French market cuisine from a working-class neighborhood in Montreal with chef-driven recipes, theories, and tall tale... Read More >>

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 >>