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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What better way to celebrate 4th of July than a wine tour & picnic on the trail?!? Hop on one of four tours, running Monday July 3rd through Friday, July 7th and get ready to enjoy a picturesque day as you tour & taste Leelanau Wine Country, and enjoy a delightful picnic overlooking beautiful rolling vineyards.

Find the tour that's right for you & get tix at www.cherryfestival.org/our-events/events-calendar/leelanau-peninsula-wine-excursions/?eID=2019

National Cherry Festival, Chateau Fontaine Vineyard and Winery, Good Harbor Vineyards, Cherry Republic, Bel Lago Winery, Rove Estate Vineyard & Winery, Laurentide Winery, Boathouse Vineyards, Blustone Vineyards, 45 North Vineyard & Winery, Aurora Cellars, Verterra Winery, Green Bird Cellars & Organic Farms, Leelanau Cellars, French Valley Vineyard and Wine Country Weddings, Silver Leaf Vineyard and Winery, L. Mawby Winery, Chateau de Leelanau, Ciccone Vineyard & Winery, Black Star Farms, Willow Vineyard, Shady Lane Cellars
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What better way to celebrate 4th of July than a wine tour & picnic on the trail?!? Hop on one of four tours, running Monday July 3rd through Friday, July 7th and get ready to enjoy a picturesque day as you tour & taste Leelanau Wine Country, and enjoy a delightful picnic overlooking beautiful rolling vineyards. 

Find the tour thats right for you & get tix at http://www.cherryfestival.org/our-events/events-calendar/leelanau-peninsula-wine-excursions/?eID=2019

National Cherry Festival, Chateau Fontaine Vineyard and Winery, Good Harbor Vineyards, Cherry Republic, Bel Lago Winery, Rove Estate Vineyard & Winery, Laurentide Winery, Boathouse Vineyards, Blustone Vineyards, 45 North Vineyard & Winery, Aurora Cellars, Verterra Winery, Green Bird Cellars & Organic Farms, Leelanau Cellars, French Valley Vineyard and Wine Country Weddings, Silver Leaf Vineyard and Winery, L. Mawby Winery, Chateau de Leelanau, Ciccone Vineyard & Winery, Black Star Farms, Willow Vineyard, Shady Lane Cellars

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Leelanau Peninsula Wine Trail

Discover breathtaking views and a enjoy vineyard picnic lunch while sipping local Leelanau Peninsula wines and chatting with the laid-back, down-to-earth winemakers who produce them!

Select from daily excursions along the Leelanau Peninsula Wine Trail: the Sleeping Bear Loop Tour, the Tip of the Peninsula Tour, the Lake Leelanau Tour and the Grand Traverse Bay Tour.

Tours take place daily, Monday through Friday, July 3-7, 2017. You'll begin your day at Leelanau Studios at the Grand Traverse Regional Arts Campus, 10781 East Cherry Bend Road, right off M22 in Traverse City. Participants should arrive 15 minutes prior to their scheduled tour.

Tickets, which are very limited, are $100 per person and include a souvenir wine glass, transportation, wine tasting, picnic lunch and a fabulous day in wine country.

Leelanau Peninsula Wine ExcursionsJul 3, 9:30amLeelanau Peninsula Wine TrailDiscover breathtaking views and a enjoy vineyard picnic lunch while sipping local Leelanau Peninsula wines and chatting with the laid-back, down-to-earth winemakers who produce them!

Select from daily excursions along the Leelanau Peninsula Wine Trail: the Sleeping Bear Loop Tour, the Tip of the Peninsula Tour, the Lake Leelanau Tour and the Grand Traverse Bay Tour.

Tours take place daily, Monday through Friday, July 3-7, 2017. You'll begin your day at @[1089989677682766:274:Leelanau Studios at the Grand Traverse Regional Arts Campus], 10781 East Cherry Bend Road, right off M22 in Traverse City. Participants should arrive 15 minutes prior to their scheduled tour.

Tickets, which are very limited, are $100 per person and include a souvenir wine glass, transportation, wine tasting, picnic lunch and a fabulous day in wine country.
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Guess who's coming back to the trail for our August Small Plates: A Progressive Dinner Along the Trail?!?

RSVP for a 6, 7 or 8pm seating at Chateau Fontaine Vineyard and Winery and enjoy a 2016 Gewürtztraminer or Dry Rosé paired with Achiote Chicken Tacos and Pork Confit prepared by Chef John Larson of Mama Lu's - A Modern Day Taco Shop.

Just one of several pairings at this intimate progressive dinner along the trail! Check out the complete menu and RSVP for just $15 per person, per seating at www.lpwines.com/events/small-plates/
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Guess whos coming back to the trail for our August Small Plates: A Progressive Dinner Along the Trail?!? 

RSVP for a 6, 7 or 8pm seating at Chateau Fontaine Vineyard and Winery and enjoy a 2016 Gewürtztraminer or Dry Rosé paired with Achiote Chicken Tacos and Pork Confit prepared by Chef John Larson of Mama Lus - A Modern Day Taco Shop. 

Just one of several pairings at this intimate progressive dinner along the trail! Check out the complete menu and RSVP for just $15 per person, per seating at https://www.lpwines.com/events/small-plates/

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Richard Burnau, I so want to go to this!!

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Leelanau Peninsula Wine Excursions

Leelanau Peninsula Wine Excursions

Jul 3, 9:30am - Jul 7, 12:30pm

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

Discover breathtaking views and a enjoy vineyard picnic lunch while sipping local Leelanau Peninsula wines and chatting with the laid-back, down-to-earth winemakers who produce them!

Select from daily excursions along the Leelanau Peninsula Wine Trail: the Sleeping Bear Loop Tour, the Tip of the Peninsula Tour, the Lake Leelanau Tour and the Grand Traverse Bay Tour.

Tours take place daily, Monday through Friday, July 3-7, 2017. You'll begin your day at Leelanau Studios at the Grand Traverse Regional Arts Campus, 10781 East Cherry Bend Road, right off M22 in Traverse City. Participants should arrive 15 minutes prior to their scheduled tour.

Tickets, which are very limited, are $100 per person and include a souvenir wine glass, transportation, wine tasting, picnic lunch and a fabulous day in wine country.
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Red, White & Indigo Blue

Red, White & Indigo Blue

Jul 4, 11:00am - Jul 4, 2:30pm

National Cherry Festival
250 E Front St, Ste 301
Traverse City, MI  49684 Map

The first-ever strolling wine and food affair features delicious small bites as well as savory wines reflective of the local terroir. You'll be welcomed with a high-quality souvenir wine glass with wine from L Mawby.

As a gift to you, each participant will receive a complimentary General Admission ticket to our 90's Dance Party 2.0!

Look below for our 2017 menu and more information!

Get tix here: bit.ly/2sGvVJC
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Leelanau Peninsula Wine on the Water

Leelanau Peninsula Wine on the Water

Jul 15, 1:00pm - Jul 15, 7:00pm

Suttons Bay Marina
Suttons Bay, MI  49682 Map

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 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. Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 at the door.

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Small Plates: A Progressive Dinner Along the Trail

Small Plates: A Progressive Dinner Along the Trail

Aug 17, 6:00pm - Aug 17, 9:00pm

Dine with Leelanau Winemakers!

The next wildly popular Small Plates, an intimate progressive dinner, is Thursday, August 17th 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 aficionados will enjoy this upscale, gourmet food event!

Tickets are $15 per seating, and you may get tickets for one, two or three seatings, each at the winery of your choice. Seating times are roughly 6:00 pm, 7:00 pm and 8:00 pm. Tickets must be ordered in advance for this event and always sell out quickly, so be sure to get yours today!
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Harvest Stompede

Harvest Stompede

Sep 9, 11:00am - Sep 10, 5:00pm

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

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 Stompede Wine Tour starts on Saturday immediately following the race. The tour takes place from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm on Saturday and 12:00 to 5:00 pm on Sunday. Tickets are $40 and include a souvenir wine glass and a special wine pour and food pairing at each of 23 participating wineries along the Leelanau Peninsula Wine Trail.
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The Hunt for the Reds of October

The Hunt for the Reds of October

Oct 2, 11:00am - Oct 13, 5:00pm

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 fun event to explore and discover great red wines of Leelanau Peninsula. The Hunt for the Reds of October takes place weekdays (Monday through Friday) during the month of October. For the entire month of October, your ticket gets you a complimentary pour at each of more than 20 participating wineries offering diverse red wines: big and bold Cabernet Francs and Merlots, aromatic and spicy Pinot Noirs and many more.

Tickets are $10 per person which includes a signature wine glass, a complimentary red wine pour at each winery throughout the month of October and a $5 donation to the American Red Cross.
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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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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

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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!

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we had tons of fun

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Empire Asparagus Festival

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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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Thank you to all of our amazing volunteers and to those of you who came out to this years festival. We couldnt do it without your support!!

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LUV YER FEST BUT HOPEFULLY THE PARADE WILL NEVER B CANCELLED AGAIN!!!!!

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