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  • Photos by Old Town Playhouse, Crystal Mountain and Southside Festival Grounds Summer 2014 Northern Michigan Kids Events

    Tykes and toddlers rejoice: this summer there is no shortage of great Northern Michigan events aimed to appeal to kids, including sports, stage plays, and music in Traverse […]

  • Photo courtesy of Crystal Mountain Michigan Legacy Art Park’s 2014 Summer Sounds Series

    The Michigan Legacy Art Park located at Crystal Mountain—located 30 miles southwest of Traverse City—will be dishing out a Northern Michigan music event every Friday at 7 […]

  • national cherry festival Traverse City’s National Cherry Festival on a Budget

    There is much to do at the National Cherry Festival in Traverse City, including music events at the Bay Side Music Stage to the Blue Angels air […]

  • William Allen's "Frog" within the Michigan Legacy Art Park. Photo by Crystal Moutain. Michigan Legacy Art Park Summer Events at Crystal Mountain

    The Michigan Legacy Art Park, located at Crystal Mountain, is home to beautiful on-site large-scale sculpture installations and stunning scenery, and hosts numerous summer Northern Michigan events […]

  • Photo by the Homestead The Homestead’s Northern Michigan Outdoor Concerts

    Every summer, the Homestead Resort in Glen Arbor hosts outdoor concerts, “Music on the Mountain.” Picture yourself sitting on a manicured lawn high atop The Homestead’s Bay […]

  • cherry fest Traverse City National Cherry Festival Vacation Planner

    Northern Michigan proudly hosts the annual National Cherry Festival in Traverse City. Use this complete guide to get the most out of Cherry Festival 2013.

  • kevin rhodes traverse symphony orchestra Win Traverse Symphony Orchestra at the Commons Tickets

    Enter below for your chance at a pair of tickets for the Traverse Symphony Orchestra @ the Village at Grand Traverse Commons. Contest ends Thursday, July 10th, at […]

  • 4th of July Celebrations in Petoskey and Harbor Springs 2014 4th of July Celebrations in Harbor Springs and Petoskey

    Summer is here and it’s time to get your grills going, pack up the beach bags, and lock down your 4th of July plans for a Northern […]

  • From left: Bocklund on Isle Royale in 2013, and more comfortably with her guitar.  Photos by Terri Bocklund Isle Royale Artist-in-Residence Terri Bocklund

    As one of the most isolated outdoor recreation areas in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, you’d expect to find more backcountry campers and hikers over, say, an artist seeking […]

  • Photo by Big Machine Label Group 2014 National Cherry Festival Concert Line-Up

    2013 National Cherry Festival: Don’t miss any of the art, music, and entertainment of the 2013 National Cherry Festival in Traverse City!

  • National Cherry Festival Adult Only Events at the National Cherry Festival

    Maybe you’re parents who want to get away from the kiddies, or you’re a couple searching for great date ideas, there is something for every adult to […]

  • Photo by Matt Carissimi Summer Northern Michigan Art Classes

    Looking to hone in your artistic abilities this summer? Luckily, there are numerous art classes going on throughout the Northern Michigan towns that will help inspire you […]

  • Veterans for Peace Scholarship fund Traverse City Veterans for Peace Fundraiser

    If you’re looking for a relaxing night filled with live jazz music and thought-provoking art, look no further than the Traverse City Veterans for Peace Scholarship Fundraiser, a […]

  • Photo by Jessica Lafreniere Traverse City Wine and Art Festival: Q&A With Sam Crawford

    The Traverse City Wine and Art Festival is quickly approaching on June, 21st. This Northern Michigan festival will feature over 30 Northern Michigan wineries, 10 restaurants, and […]

  • Photo by Phil Denny Traverse City Wine & Art Festival: Q&A with Phil Denny

    The Traverse City Wine & Art Festival is quickly approaching—about a week away!—and the city is gearing up for this “can’t miss” Northern Michigan festival. With music from the folk-band, […]

  • wine vineyard Experience Northern Michigan with the Cast of ‘Wine Warriors’

    There’s a tangible buzz about Northern Michigan wine, and, no, this is not the buzz that comes from one too many glasses of Northern Michigan riesling. A […]

  • Things to do at the National Cherry Festival in one weekend Things to Do in One Weekend at the National Cherry Festival

    Photo by Matt Carissimi. Pack as much cherry-filled fun into one weekend at the National Cherry Festival in Traverse City. It might seem daunting to decide which […]

  • The Crane Wives Traverse City Wine and Art Festival: Q&A with the Crane Wives

    The Traverse City Wine and Art Festival is a little over two weeks away from happening on June, 21st. This awesome Northern Michigan festival will feature over […]

  • Brandi Carlile will headline on Friday, Aug 22nd 2014 Summer Microbrew and Music Festival

    Taking place on Friday, August 22nd and Saturday the 23rd in Traverse City, the 2014 Summer Microbrew and Music Festival will be headlined by folk rocker Brandi […]

  • Northern Michigan Fine Arts Events Northern Michigan Fine Arts Events in June

    From lectures and symposiums to juried art competitions, Northern Michigan art events are informative, interactive and—most importantly—fun.  Here are a handful of arts events happening in the […]