Traverse City Film Festival: Now in its ninth year, the Traverse City Film Festival has become one of the most anticipated annual festivals in the country, in one of the most beautiful places in the world. With hundreds of film screenings that range from new foreign cinema to provocative documentaries to sneak peeks of Hollywood blockbusters, Traverse City Film Festival 2013 is proud to maintain the integrity of its original mission—to bring “just great movies” to the people of Northern Michigan. Traverse City Film Festival 2013 enlightens and entertains through its captivating films hand-selected by Oscar-winning filmmaker Michael Moore. As a volunteer-run festival within walking distance of all the best dining, shopping, and sun-soaked beaches that Traverse City has to offer, Traverse City Film Festival 2013 is a fully immersive experience. Share a glass of local wine with a visiting filmmaker at a festival party, join a stimulating discussion at the Cinema Salon on West Bay, or just wander Front Street between screenings, absorbing the energy and creativity buzzing in the summer air. It’s the magic of movies with all the enchantment of Traverse City, Michigan—and it’s yours to be shared. And as you enjoy this year’s festival, look for announcements about next year’s 10th anniversary, which promises to be the biggest and most exciting festival yet.

Check out all the fun happening in and around this 2013 Traverse City Film Festival:

The Downtown Shopping

With dozens of boutiques lining Front Street and beyond, festival goers can easily spend an afternoon window shopping.

The New Bayside Venues

Traverse City is proud to announce its second downtown theatre, Bijou by the Bay. Festival goers will also want to visit the Cinema Salon, the Music Stage and the giant inflatable screen lighting up Clinch Park.

The Parties at Traverse City Film Festival 2013

From Opening Night to Closing Celebration, the festival weekend is brimming with star-studded social events. Will you be there?

The Musical Entertainment at Traverse City Film Festival 2013

The Film Festival doubles as a musical celebration with over 200 live musical performances. Check ’em out.

The Foodie Paradise

Bistros, cafes and food trucks—oh my. Make your meal an event when you get to any of Traverse City’s celeb-acclaimed eateries.

The Night Life at Traverse City Film Festival 2013

Take to the microbrews and pubs for locally-made spirits and grub, live music, and post-film banter.

The Old Mission and Leelanau Peninsula Wineries

The fourth largest grape producers in the nation, Michigan wineries take the spotlight in Traverse City. Make your way up the peninsula wine trails and experience jaw-dropping views as you sip the region’s best from the vines.

The Water Play

Customize your vacation to a romantic getaway or invigorating active adventure. Whatever floats your boat, it all happens on the water.