Traverse City, Michigan – Travel and Lodging

Welcome To Traverse City!

One Great Lake. Two Grand Bays. And some of the most beautiful inland lakes in the world. That’s the bounty of water that has drawn people Traverse City area since time immemorial.

We hope to bring you all of the best of the Traverse City Area and Northern Michigan. The best beaches, the best shoreline vistas – Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore has a few – the best golf courses and resorts, the best of the wineries on the Old Mission and Leelanau Peninsulas, the best places to stay and the best places to eat. Check back often for to keep up with all that is happening in the Traverse City area – all year long – spring, summer, fall and winter.

Traverse City News And Special Events

Traverse City Uncorked – May 1 – 31, 2017
[ May 1, 2017 to May 31, 2017. ] Quickly becoming a renowned wine destination, Traverse City boasts a wide range of cool-climate wines that pair perfectly with the exploding cuisine scene. The region’s two peninsulas, Leelanau and Old Mission, are both designated as American Viticultural Areas (AVA) with diverse microclimates uniquely suited for a variety of wine grapes. Among the internationally acclaimed varietals [...] more...

Leelanau Peninsula Wine Trail – Spring Sip and Savor – May 6 – 7, 2017
[ May 6, 2017; May 7, 2017; ] Join us the Weekend of May 6 & 7, 2017 for our Annual Spring Sip & Savor Wine Trail Weekend! Saturday 11-6 & Sunday 12-5 $35 per person As our vineyards awaken to the sun and warmth of May, toast to the enchanting beauty of spring, indulge your senses and discover delicious Leelanau Wines splendidly paired with scrumptious [...] more...

Crystal Mountain – Farm-to-Table Dining Series – May 19 – 20, 2017
[ May 19, 2017 5:00 pm to May 20, 2017 5:00 pm. ] Our Farm-to-Table dining series brings the fresh flavors of northern Michigan to the Thistle Pub & Grille the third weekend of each month, May through September. Our chefs work with local farms, making personal visits to many of them, to build a custom three-course menu. Our Farm-to-Table series is a clear example of Crystal Mountain's commitment to [...] more...

Empire Asparagus Festival – May 19 – 21, 2017
[ May 19, 2017 to May 21, 2017. ] Join the Village of Empire at its 14th Annual Empire Asparagus Festival Updated schedule coming soon - Below is information from 2016... 2016 Schedule of Events Please note that this schedule may be subject to change as planning continues. Friday 7:00pm to 10:00pm - Dance & Pig Roast ENTRY FEE $5.00 under 16 FREE PIGROAST EXTRA Front St. Empire - Click here for [...] more...

Crystal Mountain – Crystal Cup – May 26 – 28, 2017
[ May 26, 2017 to May 28, 2017. ] Play 36 holes of golf in a Ryder Cup format! The entire field of individual players and pairs will be divided into two teams, with their own team shirts and hats, for two days of friendly competition featuring proximity prizes and awards for the winner of the Crystal Cup. Scoring will be adjusted based on [...] more...

Crystal Mountain – 12th Annual Michigan Beer & Brat Festival – May 27, 2017
[ May 27, 2017; ] Kick off the summer with this Memorial Day weekend tradition at Crystal Mountain. Enjoy live entertainment while sampling an enormous selection of Michigan's finest microbrews, local hard cider and mead, and gourmet brats from northwest Michigan markets. Held slopeside. Admission VIP Ticket Package About VIP Beer and Brat Tickets $60 per person (Ages 3 & under are free). VIP Package [...] more...

Crystal Mountain – North Mitten Half Marathon, 10k & 5k – May 28, 2017
[ May 28, 2017; 8:00 am; ] Kick off summer with a running start at Crystal Mountain's 4th Annual Half Marathon, 10k, and 5k race! The North Mitten Half Marathon, 10k and 5k is a combination of paved roads, dirt roads and trails. The North Mitten route consists of primarily flat, open trails on Crystal Mountain property and will not climb the [...] more...

Leland Wine and Food Festival – June 10, 2017
[ June 10, 2017; 12:00 pm to 6:00 pm. ] Celebrate northern MI Wine & Food in Leland! Enjoy tasting local award-winning wines from 12 Leelanau Peninsula wineries & 1 local brewery, delicious specialties from 8 local vendors while soaking up beautiful views of Lake Michigan and the Manitou Islands from our Leland Harbor venue. Our 'Come & Go' re-entry wristbands allow you to explore our [...] more...

Crystal Mountain – Farm-to-Table Dining Series – June 16 – 17, 2017
[ June 16, 2017 5:00 pm to June 17, 2017 5:00 pm. ] Our Farm-to-Table dining series brings the fresh flavors of northern Michigan to the Thistle Pub & Grille the third weekend of each month, May through September. Our chefs work with local farms, making personal visits to many of them, to build a custom three-course menu. Our Farm-to-Table series is a clear example of Crystal Mountain's commitment to [...] more...

Crystal Mountain – Michigan PGA Women’s Open Pro-Am – June 23 – 25, 2017
[ June 23, 2017 to June 25, 2017. ] Bring your friends and play with a Pro! Our annual Pro-Am event kicks off the 2017 Michigan PGA Women's Open Tournament. The Pro-Am is a 36-hole scramble, featuring two divisions: Women's Only, and Mixed/Men's teams. Each team consists of 4-players plus a professional. The event is open to everyone. Women's Open Pro-Am includes: • 36 holes of [...] more...

Crystal Mountain – Michigan PGA Women’s Open – June 26 – 28, 2017
[ June 26, 2017 to June 28, 2017. ] Crystal Mountain is proud to be celebrating 13 years as host of the Michigan PGA Women’s Open. We hope you will join us for this premier event considered among the finest Women’s Open Championships in the nation. Over the last decade, Crystal Mountain along with its committed partners has created an event that consistently attracts current [...] more...

Leelanau Peninsula Wine on the Water Festival – July 15, 2017
[ July 15, 2017; 7:00 pm; ] Join us for a fantastic day of wine on the water! The 2017 Leelanau Peninsula Wine on the Water Festival features delicious pours from local wineries, a distillery and a brewery as well as delicious food from local restaurants. Enjoy drinks, food and all-day musical entertainment along the cool breeze from Grand Traverse Bay. More details to follow... Visit [...] more...

Crystal Mountain – Farm-to-Table Dining Series – July 21 – 22, 2017
[ July 21, 2017 5:00 pm to July 22, 2017 5:00 pm. ] Our Farm-to-Table dining series brings the fresh flavors of northern Michigan to the Thistle Pub & Grille the third weekend of each month, May through September. Our chefs work with local farms, making personal visits to many of them, to build a custom three-course menu. Our Farm-to-Table series is a clear example of Crystal Mountain's commitment to [...] more...

Northport Dog Parade – August 12, 2017
[ August 12, 2017; 11:00 am; ] The Northport Dog Parade happens the second Saturday in August each year in downtown Northport. It's once upon a time to announce the theme of this year's 21st Annual Northport Dog Parade! Hairy Tales! Saturday, August 12th, 2017 Registration and parade line-up on 3rd street - beginning at 9:30 am. Parade begins at 11:00 am Awards to follow at approximately [...] more...

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