MyNorth’s Weekly Calendar of upcoming Northern Michigan events highlights some of the amazing things going on across the North. Hand-picked by MyNorth Media’s Calendar Editor Libby Stallman, there is something for everyone.

So pull out your calendar, you’re not going to want to miss these Northern Michigan events!

April 29: Who murdered the stranger from the IRS? Death and Taxes is a zany who-done-it chock full of small town characters and hilarious dialogue. See it at the Ramsdell Theatre in Manistee. 231.398.9770.


April 30: The Annual Celebration for Young Children takes place in downtown Traverse City. The event offers hands-on activities, exhibits and family-friendly entertainment at various locations. 231.922.2050.

May 1: Great Lakes Chamber Orchestra Vivaldi’s Four Seasons and selections from Respighi performed in concert at the First Presbyterian Church in Harbor Springs. 231.526.7332.

April 30 & May 1:  As Northern Michigan vineyards wake to the sun and warmth of May, enjoy delicious wine and food pairings at 23 wineries along the Leelanau Peninsula Wine Trail during Spring Sip and Savor. Celebrate spring, indulge in your senses and learn more about Leelanau Peninsula wines. Take the self-guided tour by visiting the tasting rooms in any order on Saturday, April 30 from 11 a.m. to 6 pm. and Sunday, May 1 from noon to 5 p.m. Tickets are limited and typically sell out. They cost $35 per person. 231.421.1172.


May 1-7: Crooked Tree Arts Center in Petoskey opened its annual youth art show on April 16 and it’s running through May 7. The exhibit will showcase the artwork of students in Charlevoix and Emmet County School Districts. 231.347.4337.

May 4-5: Green Elk Rapids presents journalist and author Richard Louv. He has written eight books about the connections between family, nature and community. He will speak about connecting with nature at Peterman Auditorium in Elk Rapids High School on Wednesday, May 4 and at NMC’s Hagerty Center in Traverse City on Thursday, May 5. Tickets cost $10-40. 231.264.8108.


May 5: Listen to an evening of stories at the Cadillac Public Library with Pete Griffin from Juneau, Alaska. Pete has entertained on cruise ships and uses stories from his past connection with the Huron-Manistee National Forest in his repertoire. 231.510.9047.

May 6: Enjoy art, wine, food and music at the Downtown Art Walk in Traverse City from 5 to 9 p.m.  Experience art from sculpture and oil paintings to glass and watercolor. Enter for prize drawings at participating stores. 231.922.2050.

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