Traverse City, Michigan – Travel and Lodging

Traverse City Uncorked – May 1 – 31, 2018

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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Tickets are available for Sips & Soups being held January 12th! This SOUPer event is only $20 and gets you a souvenir wine glass and a soup and wine pairing at 20 wineries along the trail. GET TICKETS and info at www.lpwines.com/events/sips-soups/. ... See MoreSee Less

Tickets are available for Sips & Soups being held January 12th! This SOUPer event is only $20 and gets you a souvenir wine glass and a soup and wine pairing at 20 wineries along the trail. GET TICKETS and info at https://www.lpwines.com/events/sips-soups/.

 

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Leelanau Peninsula Wine Trail – Spring Sip and Savor – May 5 – 6, 2018

Spring Sip & Savor
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 small bites! This beloved springtime event includes a self-guided tour along the trail, where you’re free to visit any of the 24 participating wineries in any order you choose on both Saturday (11-6) and Sunday (12-5). Tickets are limited and typically sell out, so get yours TODAY!

Ticket Information:
Tickets are $40 and include a souvenir wine glass, along with a featured wine and food pairing at each winery. After your featured pairing, most wineries offer an additional complimentary 2 to 3 tastes. Purchase your tickets by selecting a Starting Winery where you will check-in to the event and pick up your supplies before charting your own course to participating wineries in any order you choose. Tickets are good for both Saturday and Sunday. A $5 donation for every ticket sold goes to the Bruce Simpson Winemakers Scholarship to help students in their quest for a career in viticulture or enology in Northern Michigan.

Don’t want to drive? Find a willing friend and purchase an additional designated driver ticket for just $20. Your driver can still enjoy the food pairings while he/she takes you from winery to winery. You can also take your food & wine tour via bus or limo by contacting one of our transportation partners. We encourage you to contact them PRIOR to purchasing your tickets and a starting point. Find transportation packages that include your tickets or visit our transportation page for a complete list of our preferred partners.

Saturday, May 5: 11 to 6

& Sunday, May 6: 12 to 5

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Tickets are available for Sips & Soups being held January 12th! This SOUPer event is only $20 and gets you a souvenir wine glass and a soup and wine pairing at 20 wineries along the trail. GET TICKETS and info at www.lpwines.com/events/sips-soups/. ... See MoreSee Less

Tickets are available for Sips & Soups being held January 12th! This SOUPer event is only $20 and gets you a souvenir wine glass and a soup and wine pairing at 20 wineries along the trail. GET TICKETS and info at https://www.lpwines.com/events/sips-soups/.

 

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Champion Hill Golf Course – Northern Michigan Transplant Golf Outing – May 5, 2018

Northern Michigan Transplant TournamentThe first Saturday in May will be here soon. This is our 25th year in support of the University of Michigan Hospital and Gift of Life of Michigan. Please join us May 5, 2018 at Champion Hill Golf Club.

When: As always, the first Saturday in May, this year May 5th, 2018

Where: Champion Hill Golf Course, 501 North Marshall Rd, Beulah, Mi. 49617

Format: Four person scramble

Tee time available with payment of $180 per foursome. Tee times confirmed with your payment to “Northern Michigan Transplant”.

If you have questions, please call Jim at 231-882-6340 or Champion Hill at 231-882-9200.

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Empire Asparagus Festival – May 18 – 20, 2018

Join the Village of Empire at its 15th Annual Empire Asparagus Festival

Friday, May 18th
7-10 pm Live music from Jack Pine, Pig Roast & FISH BOIL!
$5 Entrance & Dance to Jack Pine
Old Fashioned Fish Boil $16 & Pulled Pork Sandwich with the fixings $12

Saturday, May 19th
10 am Kick Yer Ass-paragus 5K Fun Run/Walk
Registration for the runs starts at 9 am at Empire Public Beach. Entry fee for walkers and kids 17 and younger is $25, includes a t-shirt.
Runners enjoy free entry to the festival with run number PLUS a free drink ticket & customized tech shirt, $40.
Register online: https://runsignup.com/Race/MI/Empire/KickYourAssparagus5KRunWalk

12 pm Asparagus Recipe Contest Asparagus Cook-Off
Cash Prizes! $100 for the people’s choice winner and $50 for the second prize.

1-4 pm Empire Area Museum open

2 pm Ode to the Asparagus Poetry Contest
Check out the plans for the Glen Lake Library expansion!

12-5 pm Northwoods Soda Children’s Bar Open
12-10 pm Food & Beer Tent

Music & Entertainment Schedule
12-2 pm Keith Scott Blues Guitarist
2-4 pm Cherrylife Productions “Miss Asparagus on Stilts”
2-3:30 pm Andre Villoch
3:30 pm Children’s Magic Show with Magician Gordon Russ
5-7 pm 5th GEAR Band
7:30-10 K.Jones & the Benzie Playboys

Sunday, May 20th
9am-1pm Asparagus Breakfast by The Zonta Club of Leelanau County
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2 months ago

Empire Asparagus Festival

The lineup for the Hops Festival this Saturday is sure to keep you dancing into the night! Be sure to come out Friday night as well from 6-10pm. There will be music from the Broom Closet Boys and a delicious fish fry by Art's Tavern Glen Arbor.Saturday's music lineup is bound to keep you dancing while you sample the local craft beers!

12:00pm- Jackpine
2:30pm- Andre Villoch
5:00pm- 5th GEAR Band
8:00pm- K Jones and the Benzie Playboys
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The lineup for the Hops Festival this Saturday is sure to keep you dancing into the night! Be sure to come out Friday night as well from 6-10pm. There will be music from the Broom Closet Boys and a delicious fish fry by Arts Tavern Glen Arbor.

3 months ago

Empire Asparagus Festival

The Empire Hops & Harvest Festival is next weekend, and kicks off on Friday night with a Fish Fry under the big tent on Front Street! Featuring music from the Broom Closet Boys and food from Art's Tavern Glen Arbor, it's going to be a great night. Come join us from 6-10pm on Friday, October 5, and again from 12-10pm on Saturday, October 6!This year's Hops and Harvest Festival kicks off on Friday evening, October 5, with a traditional fish fry under the big tent on Front Street in Empire!

Art's Tavern Glen Arbor will be serving Fish & Chips, and there will be local beer pairings and live music throughout the evening! The menu also include's Art's Homemade Beer Brat Chili with Cornbread, and Pretzel Bites and the Art's Tavern Mustard!

The event kicks off at 6pm and goes until 10pm. Entrance to the tent on Friday evening is $5. We'll see you there!
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The Empire Hops & Harvest Festival is next weekend, and kicks off on Friday night with a Fish Fry under the big tent on Front Street! Featuring music from the Broom Closet Boys and food from Arts Tavern Glen Arbor, its going to be a great night. Come join us from 6-10pm on Friday, October 5, and again from 12-10pm on Saturday, October 6!
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Crystal Mountain – Crystal Cup – May 25 – 27, 2018


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 handicap.

Saturday, May 26: Four-ball match (best ball from each pair) on the Betsie Valley course beginning at 8 am.

Sunday, May 27: Singles matches on the Mountain Ridge course beginning at 8:30 am.

Crystal Cup players enjoy a full weekend of fun, including:

Friday, May 25 at 6:30pm: Pairings Party
Saturday, May 26 from 4-8pm: Michigan Beer & Brat Festival. Crystal Cup participants receive admission.
Sunday, May 27: Awards Reception at Kinlochen Plaza will immediately follow the end of play on Sunday.

Rate: $209 per person
Limited Golf Member: $149
Four Seasons Club Member: $129

Registration closes May 1st. For more information, call (855) 972-9725 ext. 4000.

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23 hours ago

Crystal Mountain

This January, our professional Snow Sports instructors teach the essentials of skiing and snowboarding for beginners (ages 7 to 100) with incredible deals on lessons, rental and lift tickets during National Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month.

Learn More: crystalmountain.com/event/learn-to-ski-snowboard/
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This January, our professional Snow Sports instructors teach the essentials of skiing and snowboarding for beginners (ages 7 to 100) with incredible deals on lessons, rental and lift tickets during National Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month.

Learn More: crystalmountain.com/event/learn-to-ski-snowboard/

3 days ago

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5 days ago

Crystal Mountain

This second floor studio unit features a dry bar with refrigerator & microwave oven and 2 queen beds. The unit is fully furnished, and located adjacent to Kinlochen’s Thistle Pub & Grille, in the very heart of the resort - just steps from the new Bru Bar & Mountain Market, Peak Fitness Center, Crystal Spa, indoor/outdoor pools, and the main lodge.

Contact the Crystal Mountain Realty team for a tour or more information: www.crystalmountainrealty.com/homes-for-sale-details/12360-UNIT-256-CRYSTAL-MOUNTAIN-DRIVE-256-TH...
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This second floor studio unit features a dry bar with refrigerator & microwave oven and 2 queen beds. The unit is fully furnished, and located adjacent to Kinlochen’s Thistle Pub & Grille, in the very heart of the resort - just steps from the new Bru Bar & Mountain Market, Peak Fitness Center, Crystal Spa, indoor/outdoor pools, and the main lodge. 

Contact the Crystal Mountain Realty team for a tour or more information: http://www.crystalmountainrealty.com/homes-for-sale-details/12360-UNIT-256-CRYSTAL-MOUNTAIN-DRIVE-256-THOMPSONVILLE-MI-49683/1806763/111/

 

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6 days ago

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We're reopening for the season on Friday, December 14! We'll have 63% of our skiable terrain open for riding with lifts spinning from 9am-9pm.

See our Snow Report for trail details and more info: crystalmountain.com/snow
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Were reopening for the season on Friday, December 14! Well have 63% of our skiable terrain open for riding with lifts spinning from 9am-9pm. 

See our Snow Report for trail details and more info: crystalmountain.com/snow

 

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Crystal Mountain – 13th Annual Michigan Beer & Brat Festival – May 26, 2018


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.

VIP Admission begins at 3pm, General Admission from 4-8pm


Admission

VIP Ticket Package

VIP Package includes: Admission at 3pm (one hour before general admission) to the Michigan Beer & Brat Festival, one (1) beer glass (9oz) and 10 tokens.

Cost: $60 per person (Ages 3 & under are free).

Tokens can be used toward a wide selection of Michigan craft beers, brats and delicious sides! No refunds. Tickets are available for pick up beginning in May (date to be determined), at Crystal Mountain’s Front Desk, located in the Inn at the Mountain. If you are picking up your tickets on Saturday, May 26, please visit the lower level of the Crystal Center.

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General Admission Beer and Brat Tickets

Early Bird Sale – Save on General Admission Tickets and buy before May 2, 2018! On Sale February 7 – May 1, 2018: $25 per person

General Admission Tickets, On Sale May 2 – Friday, May 25, 2018: $30 per person

Day-of Pricing: $35 per person

• Ages 3 & under are free

General Admission Package includes: Admission at 4pm to the Michigan Beer & Brat Festival, one (1) beer glass (9oz) and 5 tokens.

Tokens can be used toward a wide selection of Michigan craft beers, brats and delicious sides! No Refunds. Tickets are available for pick up beginning in May (date to be determined), at Crystal Mountain’s Front Desk, located in the Inn at the Mountain. If you are picking up your tickets on Saturday, May 26, please visit the lower level of the Crystal Center.

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Tokens

Additional tokens will be available to purchase at the festival for $2 each.

Full Pour: 1 – 2 tokens*
Half Brat: 1 token
Full Brat: 2 tokens

*Some specialty craft beers and meads may be 2 tokens due to limited availability.


Entertainment

Drew Hale Band

Time: 3-5pm
Influenced by Texas roots and artists such as Reckless Kelly and Eric Church, the Drew Hale Band’s music pays homage to the red dirt country and southern rock scenes, as well as paints a picture of their love for the people and culture of Michigan, where the band calls home. They have shared stages and played festivals with some of Nashville’s biggest recording artists, including Tim McGraw, Dierks Bentley, Trace Adkins, Toby Keith, and more. You can count on an eclectic show that delivers a dynamic combination of originals and covers that bridge the gap between country, roots rock, and blues.

The Rock Show Band

Time: 5:30-8pm
Mirroring the look and bombast of Journey in its 1980s heyday, The Rock Show Band takes fans on a sojourn through the greatest hits of the Steve Perry era. The song list timewarps to the golden days of shoulder pads and leopard prints as the band loves, touches, and squeezes out all the greatest hits. Their flashy fun performances are sure to keep you on your feet all night!

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Michigan Beer & Brat Festival – Photos From Instagram

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