Recent and Featured Events Articles

  • TC Waterman SUP challenge 2014 TC Waterman Stand-Up Paddleboard Challenge in Traverse City

    The TC Waterman Stand-Up Paddleboard Challenge returns for a 5th year on Saturday, August 16th to combine a stand-up-and-coming Northern Michigan sport with Northern Michigan beer, food […]

  • Movie-goers set up in St. Ignace. Photo courtesy of St. Ignace Visitors Bureau. Northern Michigan Outdoor Movie Screenings in August

    Hot August days translate to warm, dry evenings—perfect for all the outdoor film events happening across Northern Michigan. Here’s a list of Northern Michigan outdoor movie events and […]

  • Northwestern Michigan fair Video: Northwestern Michigan Fair’s Food for Kids

    All told, 450 Northern Michigan kids flocked to Traverse City’s Northwestern Michigan Fair’s Food for Kids booth, where Oryana Natural Foods Market, Crystal Mountain Resort, TCAPS, Cherry Capital Foods […]

  • All photos courtesy of Andrew R. Bender and Hoxeyville Music Festival 2014 Hoxeyville Music Festival

    The Hoxeyville Music Festival is set within the Manistee National Forest on 85 acres of pristine, heirloom farmland and features nationally touring and Northern Michigan musicians for […]

  • Photo courtesy of the Michigan Legacy Art Park. Michigan Legacy Art Park’s 2014 Legacy Gala

    On Saturday, August 16th, the non-profit Michigan Legacy Art Park will host its principal fundraiser event, the Legacy Gala, at Crystal Mountain Resort & Spa. The gala […]

  • Traverse Symphony Orchestra Video: Traverse Symphony Orchestra

    The Traverse Symphony Orchestra—Northern Michigan’s premier classical music ensemble—is based in Traverse City and features talent-saturated sections and the guidance of world-renowned conductor, Kevin Rhodes. With concert […]

  • Robert Pavelek performs with the Beaver Island Brass Quintet in an afternoon concert at Holy Cross Church. Baroque On Beaver: Beaver Island’s Annual Classical Music Festival

    Beaver Island is an unlikely place for a week-long Northern Michigan festival celebrating classical music, but during Baroque on Beaver the compositions of Europe’s greats—and a few […]

  • May Erlewine Traverse Classics: Profiling May Erlewine and Seth Bernard

    A profile of Seth Bernard and Daisy May Erlewine, two musicians whose new take on old-time music is taking the region by storm and, they hope, preserving the Great Lakes to boot.

  • Photo courtesy of the Manistee Civic Players. Footloose Comes to Ramsdell Theatre in Manistee

    On the weekends of August 8-10 and August 15-17, the big city musical, Footloose, is coming to the stage of the Ramsdell Theatre in Manistee. Set in […]

  • TC Rides TC Rides Takes Over Traverse City Streets

    Norte! Youth Cycling is a grassroots organization dedicated to getting Northern Michigan kids outdoors and on their bikes. Every Wednesday evening throughout the summer, Norte! Youth Cycling, […]

  • 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, […]

  • Bending the Light ‘Bending the Light’ Premiere at the Traverse City Film Festival

    On Sunday, August 3rd, the film Bending the Light premiered at the Traverse City Film Festival. Directed by acclaimed director Michael Apted—whose work includes everything from the Up documentary […]

  • 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 […]

  • Traverse City's flagship Little Free Library on Spruce Street. Photo provided by the Traverse Area District Library. Northern Michigan Little Free Libraries in Traverse City and Beyond

    Since 2012, Northern Michigan book readers have exchanged reading materials through Little Free Libraries—miniature, street-side libraries that boast small catalogs of books freely available to passing bibliophiles. […]

  • Photos by Todd Zawistowski Northern Michigan Sailing on Walloon Lake with Historic “17s”

    The waters of Walloon Lake are rife with Northern Michigan boaters sailing the illustrious 17—a two-person craft steeped in the history of Walloon and surrounding lakes. MyNorth […]

  • 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, […]

  • Top 10 Northern Michigan charter boat captains Top 10 Northern Michigan Charter Boat Captains

    Here are the top 10 Northern Michigan charter boat captains for your next scenic sail or shot at one of Northern Michigan’s favorite sports: fishing. The following winners […]

  • Lyle Lovett Lyle Lovett and His Large Band to Perform at Flintfields

    Lyle Lovett and His Large Band are set to perform at Flintfields horse park on Friday, August 8th in Williamsburg near Traverse City. The Grammy-winning country superstar’s […]

  • url Traverse City National Writers Series: Cancer, Love & Triumph

    Last summer, the Traverse City National Writers Series (NWS) launched an “In Studio” event series featuring free and low-cost book events with Katey Schultz, author of the […]