Recent and Featured Festivals Articles

  • Petoskey Festival on The Bay Family Fun at Petoskey Festival on The Bay

    Family fun, spectacular music, and endless entertainment for the kids await you at the 12th Annual Petoskey Festival on the Bay held August 14th through the 17th […]

  • The Rubber Ducky dive. Photo by the Bellaire Rubber Ducky Festival. 5 Fun Northern Michigan Festivals In August 2014

    Northern Michigan festivals are just good clean fun—unless you’re going to an event like the Buckley Old Engine Show, in which case it’s just good noisy, greasy, […]

  • Photo courtesy of the Botanic Garden at Historic Barns Park. Garden Fest Comes to Botanic Garden in Traverse City

    On Sunday, August 10th, the Botanic Garden at Historic Barns Park will host Garden Fest from noon to 5 pm in Traverse City. This family-friendly event will […]

  • Photo courtesy of the National Park Service Port Oneida Fair Returns to Sleeping Bear Dunes August 8th, 9th

    History comes alive at six historic sites during the annual Port Oneida Fair at the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore in Leelanau County on Friday and Saturday, […]

  • Take a tour of Short's production facility during Short's Fest. Photo by Michael Murphy IV Photography. 2014 Short’s Fest a Celebration of Northern Michigan Beer in Elk Rapids

    Short’s Fest is an annual celebration of Northern Michigan beer, food and music at Short’s Brewing Co.’s production facility in Elk Rapids. This year, the one-day event […]

  • Panel Discussion at the Traverse City Film Festival Panel Discussions at the Traverse City Film Festival

    Become involved with the Traverse City Film Festival by taking part in one of the free panel discussions. Panel discussions at the Traverse City Film Festival typically begin […]

  • White house dinner Preview of the White House Dinner at Taste of Traverse City

    On Saturday, August 30th, the former White House Executive Chef to both President Clinton and President George W. Bush, Walter Scheib, will be cooking up a delicious White […]

  • Prismatic pairing: Sugarkissed and 'The Wizard of Oz' 7 Food and Film Pairings for the Traverse City Film Festival

    Like a cinematic sommelier, we’ve devised 7 Northern Michigan food and film pairings that match movies from the Traverse City Film Festival with corresponding Traverse City restaurants, […]

  • Rootenanny Music Festival Rootenanny Music Festival in Ellsworth, Michigan

    Rootenanny music festival brings the talent of large outdoor music events to the Rocky Top Preserve, an intimately Up North setting in Ellsworth, Michigan. Celebrating its 10th […]

  • Photo by Michigan Land Use Institute Cooking with Kids at the Northwestern Michigan Fair

    Northern Michigan kids can learn about healthy eating, local agriculture and Northern Michigan food and drink at the Northwestern Michigan Fair during the Cooking with Kids at […]

  • Film Festival 1 About the Traverse City Film Festival

    The Traverse City Film Festival is the result of years undying enthusiasm and devotion to the screen arts. It started with lunch meetings at restaurants around Traverse City […]

  • Traverse City Film festival Traverse City Film Festival on a Budget

    With so many films worth seeing at the Traverse City Film Festival, over-indulging your cinematic side could make a considerable dent in your pocketbook. These Northern Michigan […]

  • Parties at the Traverse City Film Festival Parties at the Traverse City Film Festival

    While the screenings at the Traverse City Film Festival are the main attraction for this Northern Michigan festival, the parties and galas are among the event’s highlights. […]

  • panel Film School at the Traverse City Film Festival

    The Traverse City Film Festival will be offering film classes at Scholars Hall, located at 1450 College Drive on the campus of Northwestern Michigan College. Aspiring filmmakers of any […]

  • The Bay Theatre in Suttons Bay Traverse City Film Festival Around the Bay

    Around the Bay is a six-day film odyssey presented by the Traverse City Film Festival that will take you around the shores of Lake Michigan to view films […]

  • A still from 'Purgatorio' Experimental Films at the 2014 Traverse City Film Festival

    Experimental films at the 2014 Traverse City Film Festival, held in Traverse City July 29th through August 3rd, are filled with honesty, forgotten spaces and the thrill […]

  • Making a splash! Photo by Dave Weidner Today at the 2014 National Cherry Festival in Traverse City

    It’s National Cherry Festival season in Traverse City!  Visit this page throughout the week of the 2014 festival for updates and images covering this year’s events. Friday, […]

  • Special Screenings at the 2014 Traverse City Film Festival Special Screenings at the 2014 Traverse City Film Festival

    Special screenings at the 2014 Traverse City Film Festival range from an interactive podcast that will leave your cheeks hurting from laughter to Mike’s Surprise—an annual festival […]

  • Traverse Symphony Orchestra Traverse Symphony Orchestra @ the Village at Grand Traverse Commons

    On Saturday, July 19th, attend a special Northern Michigan event at the beautiful Village at Grand Traverse Commons and listen to vibrant live music under a covered […]

  • Photo by Jordan E. Brown Traverse City Horse Shows by the Bay Kicks Off 11th Season

    The 11th Annual Traverse City Horse Shows by the Bay Equestrian Festival kicked off on Wednesday, July 2nd in Traverse City, Michigan. This Northern Michigan sports event […]