2021 Wine + Culinary + Cultural Events
OLD MISSION PENINSULA
YEAR ROUND – WINE DINNERS AT THE BOATHOUSE RESTAURANT
The Boathouse is placed right on Bowers Harbor and offers breathtaking sunsets over West Bay. This place will not disappoint.
YEAR ROUND – WINE TRAIL EVENTS
The Old Mission Peninsula Wine Trail offers an unparalleled experience highlighting amazing wines and the breathtaking natural beauty of Northern Michigan.
YEAR ROUND – WINE DINNERS AT CHATEAU CHANTAL
Chateau Chantal Winery, coursed dinners.
Free hike, no reservations or tickets required. Snowshoes NOT provided. 2022 TBD.
FEB – ROMANCING THE RIESLING
Old Mission Peninsula Wine Trail – 10 distinct wineries offering the best-of-the-best Riesling. Tickets on sale December 17 – $25/ticket. 2022 TBD.
MAY – BLOSSOM DAY
Blossoms, beauty and bounty on Old Mission Peninsula Wine Trail. 2022 TBD.
MAY – BAYSHORE MARATHON
10K, Half Marathon and Full Marathon takes place in May.
MAY – SEP – WINE DOWN WEDNESDAYS
Take in the spectacular vineyard views while listening to an array of talented local musicians, sipping CGT wine and cider by the glass, and enjoying house made small bites.
JUN – ROSE FOR A REASON
Kick off the summer event on Old Mission Wine Trail featuring local Rose. A portion of the ticket sales will benefit the Cowell Family Cancer Center in Traverse City. $45/ticket. 2022 TBD.
Wine and Mac&Cheese, what could be better! Tickets sell f.a.s.t. $50/ticket.
A four course meal meticulously prepared by Bonobos Kitchen and wine pairing
YEAR ROUND – INTERLOCHEN CENTER FOR THE ARTS EVENTS
From theatre to live concerts, Interlochen always has a number of different events happening year round.
YEAR ROUND – TRAVERSE CITY OPERA HOUSE
Traverse City Opera House offers an array of different events year round.
Beat the chill with chili! Park Place Conference Center.
46th Annual North American Vasa. Sponsored by Serra Traverse City and Huntington Bank.
Meticulously coursed, budget friendly menus at participating Traverse City Restaurants.
MAR – ANNUAL SUDS AND SNOW
An afternoon filled with beer, wine and cider, food sampling from local restaurants and food trucks and of course snowshoeing!
MAR – TRAVERSE CITY BOAT SHOW
Traverse City’s Annual Boat Show.
Chocolate, in so many different ways! Tickets necessary.
MAY – NOV SARA HARDY FARMERS MARKET
Every Saturday morning from 8am-12pm. Buy local products from local farmers and distributors.
Classy arts&crafts festival. Union St.
JUL – AUG – GREAT LAKES EQUESTRIAN FESTIVAL
One of the largest horse shows in the world!
Classic car show at Turtle Creek Casino.
JUL – NATIONAL CHERRY FESTIVAL
So much fun for ALL ages! Live concerts by nationally known acts, fair, art fest, air show and much more!
JUL – AUG – TRAVERSE CITY FILM FESTIVAL
Their goal is to bring back the joy and passion that movies can add to our daily lives. So many unique and not-so-well known movies. Dinner and a movie, anyone?
AUG – FRIDAY NIGHT LIVE
Held on Fridays through August. A community block party featuring music, entertainment, food, demonstrations & family activities.
OCT – JAN – HISTORIC TOURS AT THE GRAND TRAVERSE COMMONS
Great oppurtunity to tour one of Traverse City’s iconic historic sites.
NOV – ICEMAN COMETH
5000 Mountain bikers race from Kalkaska to Traverse City.
Music, Christmas tree lighting, and Santas arrival! A great time to celebrate the season.
MAY – ROSE ALL MAY!
Rose ALL May. What more is there to say?
JUN – M22 CHALLENGE
Run/bike/paddle race that takes place every year in Sleeping Bear Dunes.
Summer bliss starts here!
AUG – CEDAR POLKAFEST
The Cedar Polka Fest is an annual festival celebrating the towns rich Polish history. Live Polka music from the best Polka Bands in America, this festival is a real treat for Polka fans. Food vendors offer Beer, Polish Food, Ribs, Hotdogs, Popcorn and so much more.
SEPT – HARVEST STOMPEDE
Reflecting the season’s bounty for the calendar year.
NOV – TOAST THE SEASON
A holiday food and wine pairing event. Tickets necessary.
Breweries, Wineries, Distilleries, Pancake Pairings, Live Music, Heated Barn, Good Times.
SEP – IRONMAN FRANKFORT
North American TriClub Championship – Midwest.
OCT – CHARLEVOIX APPLEFEST
Celebrate the fall harvest at Charlevoix’s annual Apple Festival. This annual celebration gives you the chance to enjoy freshly harvested apples and other fall products.