7 Events Happening This Weekend in Northern Michigan, October 20–22

Head north for a weekend of art, wine, bike racing, an authentic Italian supper and more!


Peaktoberfest | October 20–22
First-class mountain bike racing, live music, chairlift rides, great German food and award-winning brews surrounded by autumn colors at Crystal Mountain in Thompsonville.

The Arty Party | October 20 & 21
The Arty Party is a revival of the original October party that was held at the Johnston Leelanau County home for over 10 years. Find a wide variety of media from 16 local artists at the Old Art Building in Leland.

11th Annual Suttons Bay Art and Wine Walk | October 20 
Visit shops, meet award-winning local artists and sample Leelanau County wines. A walking guide includes names of participating merchants, along with the artist they are hosting and a winery if they choose to sponsor one. The guide is stamped after visiting each store, and at the end of the evening, leave your card with one of the merchants to be entered to win a $250 Village Shopping Spree. The event runs from 5–8 p.m.

Women’s Wellness & A Wee Bit O’Wine Weekend | October 20–21
This is a weekend for women to celebrate friendships, health, shopping and of course … a little wine. Enjoy captivating wellness seminars, renowned speakers, yoga classes, spa treatments, great food, fabulous shopping and more on Mackinac Island. Proceeds go to Mackinac Island’s Community Cancer Fund. Tickets available at MyNorthTickets.com.

Petoskey Restaurant Week | October 20–27
Three-course menus for $25 for dinner and $15 for lunch, with some establishments offering two-for-one pricing. Enjoy your favorite restaurants and discover new ones at an affordable price. The best restaurants of Petoskey and Bay Harbor have joined forces for this special culinary event that kicks off this weekend!

Art Park Color Tour | October 21
Michigan Legacy Art Park is offering a special guided tour on October 21 with Benzie Conservation District Forester to experience fall colors in the 30-acre Art Park. In addition to viewing the 50 sculptures along the trail, hikers will appreciate the guest guide’s expert insight on the natural environment of the park, including tree identification. This tour is free with park admission: $5 per adult and free for children. Tours take approximately 1.5 hours along nearly 2 miles of rustic and hilly trails. Meet at the Art Park trailhead by 10 a.m.

Italian Sunday Supper at Trattoria Stella | October 22
Save the date for an extraordinary evening in Traverse City—an Italian Sunday Supper at Trattoria Stella at 5:30 p.m., with cuisine from Barbaresco to Mount Etna. Iano de Grazia of Marc de Grazia Selections will host an exclusive walk-­around tasting of his portfolio prior to the dinner beginning at 4 p.m. Please call Trattoria Stella for reservations, 231.929.8989.

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