Libby’s Picks: Can’t-Miss Northern Michigan Events May 5–10

The MyNorth Calendar highlights the amazing things going on across the North—from Cadillac, Manistee, Frankfort and Traverse City to Petoskey, Mackinaw City and the Upper Peninsula. Each week, we pick a few of our favorite events to share with you. Curated by MyNorth Media’s Calendar Editor, Libby Stallman, here’s what’s happening Up North!


May 5

Cinco de Mayo! Stop by The Little Fleet in downtown TC for a fresh fruit margarita bar, modelos, sombreros, food truck eats, piñatas and more! All ages! Free event from 3–10 p.m.

More than 30 artists channeling Picasso give their interpretation of the Woman With Green Hat at Michigan Artists Gallery. This event coincides with the Downtown Art Walk in Traverse City. 231.943.1236.

Mother & Daughter Weekend at Camp Daggett: The weekend is for mothers, stepmothers, grandmothers, big sisters, aunts with their daughters, sisters, granddaughters ages 7 to 17. Activities include s’mores and singing around the campfire, high-ropes activities, workshops, book reviews, a magic show and great food. $175 for mother/daughter, plus $50 for each additional daughter. Fee includes lodging, food and all activities, unless otherwise noted. Registration required. Petoskey, 231.347.9742.

The Children’s House Gala: Gala features live and silent auctions, live entertainment and local beer, wine and cuisine plus an annual raffle. This year’s theme is Cirque Du Soiree, 6–11 p.m. Traverse City, 231.929.9325.

May 6

The music of Lil’ Ed & The Blues Imperials is electrifying, emotionally intense and downright fun! Concert tonight at Milliken Auditorium.

Farmers Markets:
Suttons Bay, 9 a.m.–1 p.m., Downtown, 231.256.9888
Traverse City, 8 a.m.–noon, Sara Hardy parking lot “B”, 231.922.2050

Mesick Mushroom Festival: 231.884.1919, May 6–8.

The Annual Spring Sip & Savor Wine Tour Weekend: Enjoy delicious wine and food pairings at 22 wineries along the trail. Celebrate spring, indulge your senses and learn more about Leelanau Peninsula wines. Take the self-guided tour by visiting the tasting rooms in any order. 21 and Over Only. Tickets available at MyNorthTickets.com.

May 7

Before the Flood: Documentary about climate change starring Leonardo DiCaprio. Elk Rapids Cinema, 231.264.6166.

Farmers Market:
Interlochen, 9 a.m.–2 p.m., Interlochen Corners, 231.378.4488

May 9

The Charlevoix Public Library’s Spring Author Series includes Mardi Jo Link discussing her upcoming true-crime novel. 231.547.2651.

May 10

Harvest Dinner Series at Black Star Farms: Morels in May. This month’s dinner in Suttons Bay features the locally cherished morel mushroom. Tickets are limited to 50 guests for the wine-paired dinners; cost is $125, inclusive of tax and gratuity. Tickets available at MyNorthTickets.com or 800.836.0717.


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