Traverse City Events: Celebrate Northern Michigan's greatest resource—our beautiful fresh water! The Great Wakes Festival, which runs from Friday, June 1 through Saturday, June 2, 2012 at the Traverse City Open Space, combines the fun of favorite summertime water sports and activities with water conservation awareness.
Highlights of the festival include a beach race, volleyball tournament, stand up paddle board race, and wakeboarding demonstrations in the country’s largest self-contained wakeboarding pool system. Replenish after a long day in the water with local foods, microbrews and wines. Check out the schedule, register for events and find out how you to volunteer on the festival's website!