LOCAL EVENTS

2020 Wine + Culinary + Cultural Events 


OLD MISSION PENINSULA

WINE DINNERS AT THE BOATHOUSE RESTAURANT

Check out https://www.boathouseonwestbay.com/event-tickets for event and ticket information.

JAN 18  – WINTER WARM-UP

 Beat the winter blues with the Wineries of Old Mission Peninsula. Savor delectable comfort food creations paired with wine.

JAN 24 – CAKEBREAD CELLARS WINE DINNER AT THE BOATHOUSE

Boathouse Restaurant cuisine and Cakebread Cellars wine paired beautifully together. Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/boathouse-traverse-city/cakebread-cellars-wine-dinner/457578561840883/

Jan 25 – ANNUAL FIRE + ICE WINE FESTIVAL

Chateau Chantal Winery, coursed dinner, “liquid-gold ice wine). Link: http://shop.chateauchantal.com/mobile/res-400826/Fire-Ice-Wine-Dinner-2020.html

JAN 25 BOWERS HARBOR VINEYARD’S SNOWSHOE HIKE

Free hike, no reservations or tickets required. Snowshoes NOT provided. Link: https://www.bowersharbor.com/events/Tart-Trails-Snowshoe-Hike

FEB 15 – 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. Link: https://www.ompwinetrail.com/event/romancing-the-riesling/

APR 25 – PINOT FETE! 2020

Pinot-focused wine dinner with cellar tour. Link: http://shop.chateauchantal.com/res-401089/Pinot-F%C3%AAte-Wine-Dinner.html

MAY 16 – BLOSSOM DAY

Blossoms, beauty and bounty on Old Mission Peninsula Wine Trail. Link: https://www.ompwinetrail.com/event/blossom-day-2/

MAY 23 – BAYSHORE MARATHON

10K, Half Marathon and Full Marathon. Link: https://www.bayshoremarathon.org/

JUN 27 – 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. Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/rose-for-a-reason-tickets-64307397156

NOV 28 – 2020 MAC & CHEESE BAKE-OFF

Wine and Mac&Cheese, what could be better! Tickets sell f.a.s.t. $50/ticket. Link: https://www.traversecity.com/event-detail/2020-mac-%26-cheese-bake-off/11306/

TRAVERSE CITY

JAN 18 – DOWNTOWN TC CHILI COOK-OFF

Beat the chill with chili! Park Place Conference Center. Link: https://www.downtowntc.com/downtown-chili-cook-off/

FEB 8 – NORTH AMERICAN VASA FESTIVAL OF RACES

44th Annual North American Vasa. Sponsered by Shorts Brewing Company and Chemical Bank. Link: http://www.vasa.org/

FEB 15 – WINTERLOCHEN

Family friendly arts festival led by the talented students of Interlochen Center for the Arts. Link: https://www.interlochen.org/winterlochen

FEB 23 – THE GREAT INDOOR FOLK FESTIVAL

Interactive music event featuring all things “folk”. Link: https://www.facebook.com/GreatIndoorFolkFestival/

FEB 23-29 – TRAVERSE CITY RESTAURANT WEEK

Meticulously coursed, budget friendly menus at participating Traverse City Restaurants. Link: https://www.downtowntc.com/traverse-city-restaurant-week/

MAR 7 – 14TH ANNUAL SUDS AND SNOW

Ultimate party in the snow! 2020 theme is the 70’s! Link: http://sudsandsnowtc.com/

MAR 13 – TRAVERSE CITY BOAT SHOW

13th Annual Boat Show. Link: http://www.traversecityboatshow.com/

APR 19 – TRAVERSE CITY CHOCOLATE FESTIVAL

Chocolate, in so many different ways! Tickets necessary. Link: http://www.tcchocolatefestival.com/

MAY 16 – MICHIGAN BREWERS GUILD SPRING FESTIVAL

All things beer! Link: https://www.mibeer.com/Resources/News/michigan-brewers-guild-announces-new-spring-festival-2020-dates-for-5-annual-events-now-available

JUN 28 – OLD TOWN ARTS & CRAFTS FAIR

Classy arts&crafts festival. Union St. Link: https://www.downtowntc.com/old-town-arts-crafts-fair/

JUL 1 – AUG 9 – GREAT LAKES EQUESTRIAN FESTIVAL

All things equestrian! Link: https://traversecityhorseshows.com/great-lakes-equestrian-festival/

JUL 3 – OLD TOWN CLASSIC CAR CRUISE

Classic car show at Turtle Creek Casino. Link: https://www.traversecity.com/event-detail/old-town-classic-car-cruise/11316/

JUL 4-11 – NATIONAL CHERRY FESTIVAL

So much fun for ALL ages! United States Navy Blue Angels Air Show. Link: https://www.cherryfestival.org/

JUL 28 – AUG 2 – 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? Link: https://www.traversecityfilmfest.org/

AUG 15 – TRAVERSE CITY DOWNTOWN FINE ART FAIR

Fine art from local artists in Traverse City and the surrounding areas. Link: https://www.traversecity.com/event-detail/downtown-traverse-city-art-fair/11286/

LEELANAU PENINSULA

JAN 11&12 – SIPS & SOUPS

Soup for the soul and wine for the soul on the Leelanau Peninsula Wine Trail. Link: https://www.lpwines.com/events/

FEB 8&9 – TASTE THE PASSION

Passionately pairing wine and delicacies on Leelanau Peninsula Wine Trail. Ticks necessary. Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2020-taste-the-passion-tickets-1352528449

MAY 1-31 – ROSE ALL MAY!

Rose ALL May. What more is there to say? Tickets necessary.  Link: https://www.lpwines.com/rose-all-may/

JUN 13 – LEELAND WINE AND FOOD FESTIVAL

Summer bliss starts here! Link: https://www.lelandmi.com/events/wine-food-festival/

SEPT 12&13 – HARVEST STOMPEDE

Reflecting the season’s bounty for the 2020 calendar year. Tickets necessary. Link: https://www.lpwines.com/events/harvest-stompede/

NOV 7&8 or 14&15 – TOAST THE SEASON

A holiday food and wine pairing event. Tickets necessary. Link: https://www.lpwines.com/events/toast-the-season/