What are you doing this Presidents’ Day weekend? Dunno? It’s time to get planning dude. This weekend Valentine’s Day coincides with a Monday holiday—and Traverse City is ready! From Friday evening through Monday the out-and-about possibilities have never been bigger on a winter weekend Up North.

Here’s a sampler of choices:

Friday, February 12

Comedian Martin Butler performs at the InsideOut Gallery (My North recommendation: Before the show have dinner at Lil Bo’s around the corner from InsideOut Gallery and make time to drop into Right Brain Brewery next door for beer.)

The First Annual Traverse City Winter Microbrew & Music Festival at the Grand Traverse Resort.

Saturday, February 13

The  VASA – the North’s biggest most festive ski race takes off this morning.

The Cherry Capital Winter WonderFest is in full gear today with ski and snowboard races, softball in the snow, sled dog rides, sleigh rides and so much more.

Sunday, February 14

Vasa’s Gran Traverse Race and a special Valentine’s Tour on Skis.

Winter Wine Wonderland and more Cherry Capital Winter WonderFest fun.