Traverse City, Michigan – Travel and Lodging

Suttons Bay Floatilla – August 31, 2013

Come to beautiful Suttons Bay this Labor Day weekend and join in a Guinness World Book Challenge for canoes and kayaks rafted together. The current record of 1902 was set in 2011 in Upstate New York. Last year the Suttons Bay Floatilla came close with 1750 boats. Do it this year! Join this fun, family-friendly paddling event! All paddlers are required to wear USCG approved life vests. Every participant or parent/guardian must sign a waiver. All proceeds benefit Suttons Bay Schools Student Activity Fund.

You must be registered to participate in the count. The earlier you register, the more you save.

1-person canoe or kayak – $10 (Must be 12 years or older) 2-person canoe or kayak – $17 (Children under the age of 12 must be with an adult) 3-person canoe or kayak – $20 (Children under the age of 12 must be with an adult)

August 15 (Thursday) – Fees increase to $15, $22 and $27

August 26 (Monday) – Last day for online registration

August 29 (Wednesday) – Fees increase to $20, $27, and $30

No Refunds

Floatilla t-shirts are no longer available – the last day to pre-order was 7-31-13. A limitted number of t-shirts will be available for sale on the day of the event.

A limitted number of camping sites are available this year. Go to for more information, fees and registration.

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The Moxie Strings – Music on the Mountain – The Homestead – August 18, 2013

The Moxie Strings is the electrifying combination of fiddler, Diana Ladio, and electric cellist, Alison Lynn. With their feel-good melodies and foot-stomping, rock-influenced rhythms, these young women have put a fresh, enticing spin on Celtic and Americana music. Though rooted in tradition, the Moxie Strings offers listeners the unique opportunity to experience some of the world’s best-known instruments and oldest tunes through a young, progressive lens.

Diana and Alison often join forces with dynamic drummer an world percussion, Fritz McGirr, who lends his spirited expertise of traditional music’s percussion component,and a creative rhythmic energy to the show. The ensemble calls on bluegrass, Celtic, Canadian, rock, jazz and old time influences to create their unique, American hybrid that exemplifies the United States’ identity as a melting pot of traditions.

Music on the Mountain

This summer-long series of concerts will be held at the top of Bay Mountain. Mingle with old friends and new during a night of great music and great fun. This year’s concert schedule  is:

Thursday, June 27th – Ron Getz

Sunday, July 7th – Williams Family Band

Thursday, August 8th – The Corvairs

Sunday, August 18 – Moxie Strings

Ticket pricing $15 in advance, $20 at the door or $46 for all four – including a complimentary appetizer at Nonna’s “After Glow” after each concert. Transportation to the top of Bay Mountain starts at 6pm, concert starts at 7pm.  Call 231.334.5100 for tickets or click here.


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