Get ready for Northern Michigan summer fun! Kick off June with outdoor events, festivals, concerts and more, while you explore charming small towns and vibrant downtown areas throughout the region.

Live Music at Encore 201 // Traverse City // June 2, 3, 4, 9, 10, 11 18, 23, 24, 25

This month at Traverse City’s new music venue, enjoy live performances from Soul Patch, Forest Sun, Nathan Walton, Drew Hale, Paul Nelson, Stormy Chromer, Frank Bang, and more.

Sip & Savor // Leelanau // June 3-5

Welcome wine season Up North with the annual Sip & Savor event on the Leelanau Peninsula Wine Trail. Indulge in some of Michigan’s most superb wines, paired with select cuisine options, from over 20 unique wineries along the Leelanau Peninsula region.

The Steel Wheels // Petoskey // June 4

Join the Crooked Tree Arts Center for an exciting night of music and art, featuring The Steel Wheels. Simultaneously familiar and fresh, The Steel Wheels bring singular energy to every note they play.

9 with Wine // Gaylord // June 5

Golf season is back! Take on 9 holes of golf on The Classic with a refreshing twist. Every third hole will have a wine tasting station, featuring select wines paired with a light snack. Northern Michigan wilderness, wine and golf–what could be better?

Leland Wine & Food Festival // Leland // June 11

After a two-year hiatus, the Leland Wine & Food Festival is back for its best event yet! Taste local award-winning wines from 12 Leelanau Peninsula wineries and one local brewery, while you enjoy delicious specialties from local food vendors in the heart of Leelanau County.

Leland food and wine fest

Photo by Leland Wine and Food Festival

Ward Davis Live // Cadillac // June 11

Coyote Crossing Resort will showcase national touring artist Ward Davis again this summer. American singer and songwriter Ward Davis has had songs recorded by Trace Adkins, Willie Nelson, and many more. Plan a night out in Cadillac, and catch this exciting show!

Boat Show // Bay Harbor // June 17-19

Stroll the docks at Bay Harbor and check out the latest in watercraft and boating accessories at the 20th annual In-Water Boat Show.

Accelerate the Cure // Traverse City // June 18

Calling all car enthusiasts, get ready to hit the road and take part in this annual fundraiser which raises awareness for Alzheimer’s, and aims to give financial aid to caregivers that are dedicated to helping victims of Dementia and Alzheimers.

Parallel 45 Theatre Benefête // Traverse City // June 18

Get ready for the start of P45’s Summer Theatre Festival at this kick-off party, featuring an exclusive performance of “Hamlet with Bubbles.” This one-of-a-kind experience is surely just the beginning of a memorable summer, as the festival begins at the end of the month.

Interlochen Summer Arts Festival // Interlochen // June 20

The Interlochen Summer Arts Festival returns to in-person concerts this year, so don’t miss the upcoming performances starting on June 20.

Music in the Park // Northport // June 24

Northport’s weekly Music in the Park features free, live music and beautiful views. Soul Patch will perform on June 24, so plan a day trip (or weekend visit) and enjoy the summer weather.

Summer Art Show // Charlevoix // June 25

Get outside and explore the Charlevoix area at the annual Art Show, which offers a mix of art on the shores of Round Lake in the downtown area.

Wine on the Fly // Kewadin // June 26

This unique event pairs fishing and wine–perfect for outdoor enthusiasts and wine lovers alike. Learn the basics of fly fishing from world-renowned instructor Jeff “Bear” Andrews, while enjoying two glasses of wine and charcuterie at WaterFire Vineyards.

Midsummer Medley // Curtis // June 27

The Erickson Center for the Arts welcomes you to enjoy “Midsummer Medley,” featuring master musicians Paul Lundin on violin, Emily Olson on flute, and Robert Conway on piano.

Jake Allen // Gaylord // June 29

Head over to Sojourn Lakeside Resort for a relaxing evening of live music and great drinks. The annual Sojourn Summer Concert Series has returned! Enjoy a night out with your friends and family, or feel free to join just for your own listening pleasure.

P45 Opening Night: Cabaret // Traverse City // June 30

Don your finest boa and highest stilettos this summer and join Parallel 45 Theatre at the Kit Kat Club! Grab a drink and sing along to your favorite jazzy tunes at this summer festival opening night event.

Photo(s) by Beneteau America