Recent and Featured Events Articles

  • Sail the Manitou on a Labor Day cruise Events and Activities for 2014 Labor Day Weekend in Traverse City

    Planning a trip to Traverse City for Labor Day weekend? There isn’t a better time to check out the town! Whether you enjoy the water, Northern Michigan […]

  • Piping on a friend's dock on Torch Lake. Torch Lake Troubadour: The Bagpiper at the End of the Dock

    Every summer for the last two decades, Andy Michaud, director of bands at Chatfield High School in Littleton, Colorado, has taken a Northern Michigan vacation at his […]

  • traverse city run Man from Traverse City Runs 100-Mile Race

    In mid-August of 2014, Traverse City’s Dan Kaupas ran 100 miles. For fun. Kaupas competed in an unfathomable sport event called the Leadville Trail 100 Run, finishing in […]

  • K. Jones and the Benzie Playboys perform in Leland on August 30th. Autumn Northern Michigan Concert Round-Up: Classical, Zydeco & Jazz

    Northern Michigan music events in late August and September provide open-eared listeners with a colorful array of genres. Whether you’re into the foot stomping styles of the […]

  • The Trifecta at Crystal Mountain. Photo courtesy of Crystal Mountain Resort & Spa. September 2014 Northern Michigan Runs and Biking Events

    You’ve had all summer to train, and with a bundle of Northern Michigan sports events crammed into September’s weekends, it’s time to get out and show the […]

  • Sleeping Bear Dunes Quilt Wins Grand Rapids ArtPrize Ann Loveless’ Sleeping Bear Dunes Quilt Exhibit in Traverse City

    Traverse City’s Dennos Museum Center at Northwestern Michigan College will present the art exhibition “Ann Loveless: Art Quilts” from August 31st to October 5th, 2014. Most recently, Loveless […]

  • City_Opera National Writers Series Announces 2014 Fall Line-Up

    For those who love Northern Michigan book events: after a very successful spring season, the National Writers Series is back with a bang. In its five years of […]

  • Taste of Traverse City Taste of Traverse City on August 29th, 30th

    Tickets to Traverse City’s premier food and drink event, Taste of Traverse City, are available for purchase at MyNorthTickets.com: Taste of Traverse City comprises 6 individual events […]

  • GUTSEE Girls at the ready! From left: Lidia Frasz, Sarah Johnson, Norah Frasz, Kayden O’Neil, Katelyn Dittmar, Kami Chapp and Jade Fazio. Raven Hill Discovery Center Hosts Educational Programs for Girls

    During the summer of 2014, the Northern Michigan non-profit Raven Hill Discovery Center in East Jordan has provided middle school girls the opportunity to both learn and […]

  • Pine Hollow, Elk Rapids Inside Pine Hollow: A Thousand Years Onward

    Designed to last one thousand years, the construction of Pine Hollow Institute employed some of Michigan’s finest craftsmen, who worked with architect, Roger Hummel, and founder, Leslie Lee […]

  • Photo courtesy of Porterhouse Productions 2014 Traverse City Summer Microbrew and Music Festival

    One of Northern Michigan’s favorite music and foodie festivals returns to the Grand Traverse Commons on Friday, August 22nd and Saturday, August 23rd: the Traverse City Microbrew […]

  • Photo by Todd Zawistowski Rheanna’s RACE: One Teen’s Rally Against Cancer

    With fumes of petroleum and clouds of dust wafting through the air, the Cherry Raceway in Fife Lake isn’t the typical venue for a Northern Michigan non-profit […]

  • Speak Up Zine Video: Speak Up Zine in Traverse City Gives a Voice to Homeless

    As a community that often lacks a unified voice, Northern Michigan’s homeless have become much more audible through a collaboration with a non-profit homeless advocacy program. Speak […]

  • Empire of Sun. © 2014 Richard Thompson ‘Visions of Michigan’ Book Showcases Beauty of the Great Lakes State

    Visions of Michigan is a new photographic book by Michigan native, Richard Thompson, who sets out to capture the charm and candor of Michigan in 148 pages. From stunning scenes of […]

  • 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 […]