Traverse City, Michigan – Travel and Lodging

Traverse City Uncorked – May 1 – 31, 2017

Traverse City Uncorked
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 are Riesling, Pinot Grigio, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Cabernet Franc.

Pair all of this with the beauty of Lake Michigan’s Grand Traverse Bay and the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore and experience, firsthand, the Traverse City region which will have you yearning for more.

Throughout the month of May, enjoy lodging packages, tasting room specials, chef events, winemaker dinners, education and more. Visit Traverse City Uncorked‘s website for further information.

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Leelanau Peninsula Wine Trail On Facebook

Below are the latest postings from the Leelanau Peninsula Wine Trail Page On Facebook.

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An oldie but goodie with Geoff Tate, our hilarious headliner at Sips 'n Giggles this coming Saturday! Just $20 to see Geoff, get a cool take-home wine glass filled with a complimentary pour of Sex Rosé by L. Mawby Winery and have access to an awesome cash bar stocked with #leelanauwine by the glass!

Get info and tix here: www.lpwines.com/events/sips-n-giggles-comedy-show/Stand up comedy from Geoff Tate...
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Harvest DinnerOct 18, 6:30pmInn at Black Star FarmsThe events team at Black Star Farms invites you to an evening you will remember forever! Join us for the extraordinary Harvest Dinner at the exclusive Inn at Black Star Farms. These wine-paired culinary experiences are inspired by the best local, seasonal ingredients sourced from northern Michigan’s finest farms along with our own in Suttons Bay.

We are very excited for this month's dinner that will feature guest chefs Jennifer Blakeslee and Eric Patterson of The Cooks' House! View the menu here: www.blackstarfarms.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/101817-October-Harvest-Dinner.pdf
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Harvest Dinner

Shooting video with our friend Dr. Paolo Sabbitini from Michigan State University's Department of Horticulture. What will this year's vintage hold? Stay tuned for his thoughts on #leelanauwine 2017!!

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Shooting video with our friend Dr. Paolo Sabbitini from Michigan State Universitys Department of Horticulture. What will this years vintage hold? Stay tuned for his thoughts on #leelanauwine 2017!! 

#wine #viticulture
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Additional Leelanau Peninsula Wine Trail Events via Facebook

Sips n Giggles: An Evening of Wine & Comedy

Sips 'n Giggles: An Evening of Wine & Comedy

Oct 21, 6:00pm - Oct 21, 10:00pm

Leelanau Peninsula Wine Trail
10781 East Cherry Bend Road, Studio 1
Traverse City, MI  49684 Map

Join us for a laid back and hilariously fun evening of wine and comedy on Saturday, October 21, 2017. Start with a pre-show pour (or two) from 6 to 8, featuring delicious local wine from Shady Lane Cellars and Chateau Fontaine, Chateau de Leelanau Tractor Pull Hard Ciders, brews from Right Brain Brewery and snacks available for purchase. Starting at 8pm, grab your glass of #leelanauwine and prepare for an evening of uproarious entertainment. The Sips N’ Giggles Comedy Show, presented by Uncorrect Comedy, will have you in side-splitting stitches as Midwest funnyman Geoff Tate entertains you with his hilarious brand of humor, along with special guest comedians Jeff Horste (Comedy Central and Fox TV’s Laughs) and local comedian Joshua Paul (Winner of Natives Got Talent). Sit back, relax and enjoy the show for a local wine evening you’ll never forget. Please note that this event is for 21 years and up only.... See MoreSee Less

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The Hunt for the Reds of October

The Hunt for the Reds of October

Oct 30, 11:00am - Oct 31, 4:00pm

Leelanau Peninsula Wine Trail
10781 East Cherry Bend Road, Studio 1
Traverse City, MI  49684 Map

Leelanau Peninsula has become well-known for its Riesling and other cool-climate white varietals and blends. What is often overlooked, however, are the high-quality red wines being grown in the region.

To help get beneath the surface, the Leelanau Peninsula Wine Trail hosts a monthlong event each October that encourages wine lovers to explore and discover great red wines of Leelanau Peninsula. The Hunt for the Reds of October takes place weekdays (Monday through Friday) throughout the entire month.

Your $10 ticket gets you a stemmed commemorative glass and a pour at all 23 participating wineries offering diverse red wines: big and bold Cabernet Francs and Merlots, aromatic and spicy Pinot Noirs and much more. Additionally, $5 of every ticket benefits the American Red Cross of Northern Michigan. Great wine for a great cause!
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Toast the Season

Toast the Season

Nov 4, 11:00am - Nov 5, 5:00pm

Leelanau Peninsula Wine Trail
10781 East Cherry Bend Road, Studio 1
Traverse City, MI  49684 Map

Celebrate the 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.

Tickets are $75 for couples or $50 for singles (for BOTH days) and include a featured wine and food pairing at 23 wineries, a souvenir wine glass and the wildly popular holiday gift. After your featured pairing, most wineries offer an additional complimentary 2 to 3 tastes.

Bringing your own driver or have a friend not interested in drinking? Add a Designated Driver ticket for $25 so your non-drinking friend may still enjoy food along the trail as well as the holiday gift.
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Toast the Season (Weekend 2)

Toast the Season (Weekend 2)

Nov 11, 11:00am - Nov 12, 5:00pm

Leelanau Peninsula Wine Trail
10781 East Cherry Bend Road, Studio 1
Traverse City, MI  49684 Map

Celebrate the 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.

Tickets are $75 for couples or $50 for singles (for BOTH days) and include a featured wine and food pairing at 23 wineries, a souvenir wine glass and the wildly popular holiday gift. After your featured pairing, most wineries offer an additional complimentary 2 to 3 tastes.

Bringing your own driver or have a friend not interested in drinking? Add a Designated Driver ticket for $25 so your non-drinking friend may still enjoy food along the trail as well as the holiday gift.
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December Business After Hours

December Business After Hours

Dec 14, 5:30pm - Dec 14, 7:30pm

Leelanau Peninsula Wine Trail
10781 East Cherry Bend Road, Studio 1
Traverse City, MI  49684 Map

Lets toast to the holiday season and a prosperous 2018 with some delicious wine from the Leelanau Peninsula Wine Trail! Prepare for an evening of wine-paired fun as you mingle with longtime acquaintances & new friends and view the galleries of the Leelanau Studios at the Grand Traverse Regional Arts Campus.

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Crystal Mountain – Farm-to-Table Dining Series – May 19 – 20, 2017


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 the sustainability of the local food movement and the role that our restaurants play in it.

When: May 19-20, 2017, 5pm-close
Where: Thistle Pub & Grille
Menu: May Menu »

Additional Farm-to-Table Dates

June 16-17
July 21-22
August 18-19
September 15-16

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Empire Asparagus Festival – May 19 – 21, 2017

Join the Village of Empire at its 14th Annual Empire Asparagus Festival

Friday, May 19th

Live Music & Pig Roast  |  7–10pm
Entry fee is $5 per person, 16 and under is free!

Pig Roast is $11 per person

Dance, drink and be merry with us under the big tent! Strobelite Honey will be performing live and we’ll be serving up a delicious pig roast. It’s the perfect way to kick off the 2017 Asparagus Festival weekend!

Saturday, May 20th

Kick Yer Ass-paragus 5K Fun Run
Race starts at 10am, registration is at 9am at the Empire Public Beach.
Food & Beer Tent  |  12pm – 10pm
Entry Fee is $5, 16 & under free entry!

Asparagus Cook-Off Recipe Contest  |  12pm
Due to the popularity of this event, the audience will be limited to the first 80 people in line. 2017 Recipe Entry Form

Empire Area Museum  |  1–4pm

Asparagus Parade  |  1:30pm
A parade in Empire “is so nice, it goes around twice!” Anyone is welcome to participate, but must salute asparagus! We welcome the eccentric!
Just call Ashlea to be involved at 231-883-8297 or email besquirrely@gmail.com. Parade participants can begin to line up on Lake Street near the old Storm Orchard Barn at 1:15pm.

Ode to Asparagus Poetry Competition  |  2pm
The poetry contest is open to all ages from the young to the more senior. Please send entries to info@glenlakelibrary.net with the following info:
– Name
– Age
– Contact info
Children’s Magic Show with Gordon Russ  |  3:30pm
Located under the big tent on Front Street.
Music
1–3pm Andre Villoch & Friends
5–7pm Benjaman James
7:30–9pm The Benzie Playboys

Sunday, May 21st

The Zonta Club of Leelanau County is putting on a breakfast at the Township Hall from 9am–1pm. Entry fee is $10 per person, children under 12 are $5. All proceeds go towards women and education in Leelanau County. Menu includes:
  • Scrambled eggs with cheese and asparagus
  • Regular scrambled eggs
  • Homemade asparagus muffins with butter
  • Home fried potatoes
  • Sausages
  • Juice
  • Coffee

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Empire Asparagus Festival On Facebook

Below are the latest postings from the Empire Asparagus Festival Page On Facebook.

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Empire Asparagus Festival

We <3 this festival! Have you gotten your tickets yet?

Empire Hops & Harvest Festival
Join us at the fourth annual Empire Hops & Harvest Festival! Tickets are available online: goo.gl/DiUj5r
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Empire Hops & Harvest Festival

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Empire Asparagus Festival

From last weekend's festivities!Thanks for partying with us at the Empire Asparagus Festival this weekend! #smalltowngetdown

Shot by Shawn K. Roach Photography
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From last weekends festivities!

Comment on Facebook

we had tons of fun

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Empire Asparagus Festival

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Comment on Facebook

We had such a great time and the Lakeshore Inn was a wonderful place to stay

Thoroughly enjoyed Mi cafes omelette with asparagus and Leelanau cheese good job

LUV YOUR FEST--HAVENT MISSED 1 !!!!!!

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