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Traverse City News and Events
Tuesday, May 23, 2017
Monday, August 2

Family Ecology Sail

8:30 am Family Ecology Sail on the Schoolship Inland Seas in Grand Traverse Bay. Details
Tuesday, August 3

Glen Arbor Farmers Market

8:00 am Glen Arbor Farmer's market behind Township Hall Details

Andrew Maxbauer concert at TC Library

7:00 pm Live @ the Library series continues with Andrew Maxbauer Ensemble free concert at the TC Library on Woodmere. Details
Wednesday, August 4

Sara Hardy Farmers Market

8:00 am Farmers Market in downtown Traverse City Details

Bryan Gruley author signing

3:00 pm 3-5pm, Bryan Gruley, author of Starvation Lake and his new book, The Hanging Tree, signs his books at Horizon Books in TC.

Alzheimer's Association Open House

5:00 pm 5-6:30pm, Alzheimer’s Assocation open house at their new location in Old Munson Hall in TC (921 W. 11th St.).

TCYP tour of the Michigan Energy Demonstration Center

5:30 pm 5:30-6:30pm, TC Young Professionals tour of the Michigan Energy Demonstration Center at NMC. Details

Dinner and a Paddle kayak tour

6:00 pm Dinner and a Paddle Boardman Lake kayak tour with PaddleAway. Details

Wine dinner at Chateau Chantal

6:00 pm Wine dinner at Chateau Chantal on Old Mission Peninsula. Details

Elk Rapids Harbor Days

7:00 pm Elk Rapids Harbor Days celebration in downtown Elk Rapids. Live entertainment, fireworks, midway, and more. Details
Thursday, August 5

Free unlimited spinning classes

6:00 am Free unlimited spinning classes (through Aug. 8) at Yen Yoga & Fitness in downtown TC. Details

Global Leadership Summit

8:00 am Thurs.-Fri., Aug. 5-6, Global Leadership Summit simulcast with several national speakers at BayPointe Community Church in TC. Details

GT Baykeeper John Nelson at Siren Hall

4:00 pm Meet Grand Traverse Baykeeper John Nelson at Siren Hall in Elk Rapids. He will give a presentation and then answer questions about the 1,000-square-mile watershed.

Frankfort Elberta Chamber Business After Hours

5:00 pm 5-7pm, Frankfort Elberta Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours at Roger Mix's Red Barns - Sponsored by Frankfort Plumbing & Heating.

Old Mission Historical Society meeting

7:00 pm Old Mission Historical Society meeting at the Peninsula Township Hall on Center Road.

Grand Traverse Pipes and Drums concert

7:00 pm Grand Traverse Pipes & Drums on the Grand Lawn at the Grand Traverse Pavilions.

Chords and Chocolate event

7:00 pm 7-9pm, Chords & Chocolate event at Grocer’s Daughter Chocolate in Empire with Jazz North.

Jazz North concert in Empire

7:00 pm Jazz North performing at Grocer's Daughter Chocolates in Empire.

Elk Rapids Harbor Days

7:00 pm Elk Rapids Harbor Days celebration in downtown Elk Rapids. Live entertainment, fireworks, midway, and more. Details

Pub Theology

8:00 pm Pub Theology at Right Brain Brewery in Traverse City. Details
Friday, August 6

Downtown TC street sale

8:00 am 8am-9pm, Downtown Traverse City street sales. Retailers host special sales in the streets.

A Day on the Bay aboard schooner

8:30 am 8:30am-5pm, A Day on the Bay aboard the schooner Inland Seas for community members to learn about the impact of land use on water quality. Details

Dunegrass Festival in Empire

1:00 pm Fri.-Sun., Aug. 6-8, 15th annual Dunegrass Festival in Empire. Live music. Details

Paella in the Park

5:00 pm Paella in the Park at Clinch Park on Bayfront in TC featuring Old Mission Peninsula wines and local chefs. Live music with Blues Traveler. Details

Live music at Left Foot Charley

6:00 pm 6-8pm, Live music on the patio at Left Foot Charley winery at the Grand Traverse Commons in TC.

Northport Music in the Park

7:00 pm Northport Music in the Park with Claudia Schmidt and The Funtet. Free event in Marina Park.

Folk musician Sally Rogers at Michigan Legacy Art Park

7:00 pm Folk musician Sally Rogers at Michigan Legacy Art Park at Crystal Mountain. Folk music and stories. Tickets $10. Details

Elk Rapids Harbor Days

7:00 pm Elk Rapids Harbor Days celebration in downtown Elk Rapids. Live entertainment, fireworks, midway, and more. Details

Live music at Horizon Books

8:30 pm 8:30-10:30pm, Live music at Horizon Books in Traverse City.
Saturday, August 7

Nautical Flea Market

8:00 am 8-11am, Nautical Flea Market at the Inland Seas Education Center in Suttons Bay. Donate nautical items before the event or set up a sales table the day of, or come and shop! Call Tom Kelly at 271.3077 for more info.

Northwestern Michigan Fair

9:00 am Northwestern Michigan Fair on Blair Townhall Rd south of Traverse City. Animals, art, demonstrations, games, food, and more. Details

Family bike ride

9:00 am Family bike ride hosted by the Cherry Capital Cycling Club, starting at the Railroad Depot in TC. All ages. Call 642.7957 for more info

Appraisal Day Fundraiser

9:00 am 9am-5pm, Local art appraiser Don Butkovich at the Dennos Museum in TC to verbally appraise your hidden treasures! Each person with a reservation can bring two items max. Reservations can be made at dennosmuseum.org. Details

Divine Grace Healing class

10:00 am 10am-5pm, Divine Grace Healing class at Higher Self Bookstore in TC. Info, 941-5805. Details

Suttons Bay Art Fest

10:00 am 10am-6pm, Suttons Bay Art Fest in Marina Park. 100 artists, food vendors, and children's area. Details

Beulah Sidewalk Sale

10:00 am Beulah Sidewalk Sales in downtown Beulah

Surviving in the Woods

10:00 am - 12:00 pm Workshop on surviving in the woods with survival specialist Bill Brietzke. Details

Boats on the Boardwalk

10:00 am Boats on the Boardwalk, vintage boats on display on the Boardman River in downtown TC.

Frankfort Rotary Chicken BBQ

12:00 pm Noon-7pm, 47th annual Frankfort Rotary Chicken BBQ at Mineral Springs Park. Cost, $10.

Pig Roast & Family Fest

3:00 pm 3-6pm, Pig Roast & Family Festival benefiting the Leelanau Children's Center at Northport's Marina Park.

Elk Rapids Harbor Days

7:00 pm Elk Rapids Harbor Days celebration in downtown Elk Rapids. Live entertainment, fireworks, midway, and more. Details

Live music at Uncorked Wine Bar

7:00 pm 7-9pm, Live music by Lac La Belle at Uncorked Wine Bar in downtown Traverse City. Details

Mozart and a Premier concert

7:30 pm Traverse Symphony Orchestra presents Mozart and a Premier concert at the City Opera House. Details

"My Fair Lady" performance

8:00 pm "My Fair Lady" presented by Northport Community Arts Center. Tickets, 386.5001
Sunday, August 8

Northwestern Michigan Fair

9:00 am Northwestern Michigan Fair on Blair Townhall Rd south of Traverse City. Animals, art, demonstrations, games, food, and more. Details

Divine Grace Healing class

10:00 am 10am-5pm, Divine Grace Healing class at Higher Self Bookstore in TC. Info, 941-5805. Details

Suttons Bay Art Fest

10:00 am 10am-5pm, Suttons Bay Art Fest in Marina Park. 100 artists, food vendors, and children's area.

Suttons Bay Art Fest

10:00 am 10am-5pm, Suttons Bay Art Festival at the Marina Park.

Dave Dempsey book signing

2:00 pm 2-4pm, Dave Dempsey signs his book "Superior Shores" at Horizon Books in Traverse City.

"My Fair Lady" performance

2:00 pm "My Fair Lady" presented by Northport Community Arts Center. Tickets, 386.5001.

Mozart and a Premier concert

3:00 pm Traverse Symphony Orchestra presents Mozart and a Premier concert at the City Opera House. Details

All American Picnic

4:30 pm 4:30-7:30pm, All American Picnic hosted by Peninsula Community Library at Bowers Harbor Park in TC. Live music, silent auction, kids' activities.

Fishin' for a Cure

5:00 pm 5-9pm, 1st annual Fishin' for a Cure on West Grand Traverse Bay, hosted by the Grand Traverse Area Sport Fishing Association. Event is a fundraiser for local breast cancer research and programs. Details

Live music at Trattoria Stella

6:30 pm 6:30-9pm, The Harvey Wallbangers perform at Trattoria Stella in Traverse City.
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