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

Crystal Mountain – Retro Weekend – March 24 – 25, 2017
[ March 24, 2017 to March 25, 2017. ] It's time for a retro flashback and its happening at Crystal Mountain! Dress in your favorite retro clothing. Skiers & Boarders in FULL COSTUME receive $10 OFF an open-to-close lift ticket. Lift ticket is valid Saturday, March 19, 2016 only. more...

Small Plates – Leelanau Peninsula Wine Trail – April 8, 2017
[ April 8, 2017; 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm. ] Dine with Leelanau winemakers! The next wildly popular Small Plates, an intimate progressive dinner, is Saturday, April 8, 2017 from 6:00 to 9:00 pm. Enjoy a glass of wine paired with a gourmet tapas dish in the tasting rooms during this progressive dinner. Many wineries partner with local chefs to prepare and serve each delicious pairing. Culinary [...] more...

Crystal Mountain – Easter Egg Hunt – April 15, 2017
[ April 15, 2017; ] Easter Egg Hunt Saturday, March 26, 2016 | 10am sharp Search for over 3000 eggs! Find the Golden Egg and win an Easter Basket full of fun! Held on the grounds of Crystal Mountain, beginning at 10am sharp. Follow the signs on Mountain Center Road for the egg hunt. <> Visit Crystal Mountain Website >>>> <> More News From Crystal Mountain Additional [...] more...

Crystal Mountain – Easter Buffet – April 16, 2017
[ April 16, 2017; ] Sunday, April 16, 2017 Hippity-hop to the Easter Buffet and enjoy a variety of favorites at the Crystal Center. Stay tuned for details! <> Visit Crystal Mountain Website >>>> <> More News From Crystal Mountain Additional News From Crystal Mountain >>>> <> more...

GTW Spring Wine Tour – April 21, 2017
[ April 21, 2017; 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm. ] Spring Fever is here! Get your TICKETS today for Friday, April 21st from 5-9pm for the GTWoman Annual Wine Tour and enjoy a night out with the gals. We will be loading up on a tour bus and heading to these wineries: At 45 North Vineyard & Winery enjoy a guided tasting of 5 wines including [...] 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...

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 – 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 over 75 of Michigan's finest microbrews, local hard cider and mead, and gourmet brats from northwest Michigan markets. Plus, live entertainment held slopeside. Stay tuned for event details! Stay tuned for more participating Breweries and Brat Vendors! Beer available while supplies last. Crystal [...] 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...

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...

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...

Harvest Stompede – Annual Vineyard Run & Walk – September 9 & 10, 2017
[ September 9, 2017; September 10, 2017; ] The annual Harvest Stompede is September 9 & 10, 2017 Saturday 11:00 am to 6:00 pm Sunday 12:00 to 5:00 pm $40 per person This annual weekend features a spectacular race through Leelanau’s vineyards followed by a self-guided wine tour along the Leelanau Peninsula Wine Trail featuring world class wines and culinary delights that reflect the season’s bounty. The Harvest [...] more...

The Hunt for the Reds of October – Leelanau Peninsula Wine Trail – Weekdays in October
[ October 2, 2017 to October 31, 2017. ] Weekdays during October $10 per person Includes signature wine glass, a complimentary red wine pour at each winery and a $5 donation to the American Red Cross. Pick up glasses and tickets Monday through Friday, 9:00 am to 3:00 pm at the Leelanau Peninsula Wine Trail Office 10781 East Cherry Bend Road, Studio 1 Traverse City, Michigan 49684 TICKETS and glasses can also [...] more...

Toast the Season – Leelanau Peninsula Wine Trail – Nov. 4 – 5 and Nov. 11 – 12, 2017
[ November 4, 2017 to November 5, 2017. November 11, 2017 to November 12, 2017. ] Celebrate the upcoming holiday season enjoying local wine and delicious fare along the Leelanau Peninsula Wine Trail. Each year in November, enjoy tasting and touring during one of two consecutive weekends – November 4 and 5 or November 11 and 12, 2017. Ticket Information: Tickets are $75 for couples or $50 for singles and include a featured [...] more...

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