Horse Shows By the Bay

Experience the thrill of a real-deal equestrian competition just minutes from downtown Traverse City. Thousands of the nation’s best horses and riders show their stuff in show-jumping and dressage events. Festivities start July 3 at Flintfields Horse Park and run intermittently through August. Visit

Downtown Traverse City Art Fair

On August 17, the fine arts take over Cass Street downtown for Traverse City’s annual juried art fair. Browse paintings, sculpture and other works from more than 90 regional and national artists. The event is free and open to the public. Visit


Good Morning America viewers voted this farm and creamery America’s best ice cream back in 2008. Come see what the hype’s about by trying a scoop or two of the 120-some flavors, from Amaretto Cherry to White Chocolate Oreo. A summertime must for locals and vacationers alike. Visit