No matter if you are a dieheart local or newbie tourist. Traverse City festivals are the perfect way to complement the long days of summer. Sample local wines, celebrate the cherry, or catch some award-winning indies at these summer celebrations.

Traverse City Wine & Art Festival

June 21 & 22: If a  glass of wine is your style, TC’s got you covered on that front, too. The fifth annual Traverse City Wine & Art Festival celebrates the region’s role as one of the top wine-growing regions in the country, with a chance to sample more than 100 different wines from more than two dozen area winemakers. Like TC’s beer fest, the wine fest gives a nod to the arts too, with plenty of the best from area artists and musicians. Special musical guest Sixto Rodriguez, star of the Oscar-winning documentary Searching for Sugarman, headlines this year’s entertainment bill. 231.421.1172, TRAVERSECITYWINEFESTIVAL.COM.