Traverse City News and Events

No Day At the Fair, But Even Livestock Can Pivot

By Ross Boissoneau | Aug. 8, 2020

This weekend, hundreds of people - and animals - were supposed to be preparing for their annual big Northwestern Michigan Fair experience. But unlike any time in its long history, the venerable fair has been put on hold - no pigs, chickens, or rabbits. No animal auctions, lawnmower races, pies, or prizewinners. Patrons will have to wait until August 8, 2021 to enjoy cotton candy, carnival rides, and camaraderie. But thanks to some quick thinking, many area youth will still be rewarded for their hard work.

Carolyne Woodhams, secretary of the fair board, says regulations from both the state and the county made it impossible to hold the fair this ...

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Eckerle To Resign From Leelanau Road Commission Following Racial Slur Controversy

Leelanau County Road Commissioner Tom Eckerle will resign his post effective Monday following several days of controversy ...

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SugarKissed, Busy Bodies Bounce Town Among Businesses Announcing Closures & Sell-offs

SugarKissed, Busy Bodies Bounce Town, and Small Wonders, Curvaceous, and Curvaceous Bridal have all announced they are ...

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Putting Final Touches On Fall School Plan, VanWagoner Tackles Multiple TCAPS Priorities

New Traverse City Area Public Schools (TCAPS) Superintendent Dr. John VanWagoner has a lot on his plate ...

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Weathering The Pandemic: Cherry Capital Airport Slowly Rebounds

After dropping from a high of 1,210 passengers boarding daily in late February to a low of ...

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Today Saturday, August 8, 2020

7:00 AM

2020 Watershed Challenge

Celebrate the clean, healthy water our region boasts by participating in the 2020 Watershed Challenge: Grand Traverse Bay ... More Info >>

7:00 AM

Crystal Lake Team Marathon

Featuring a solo marathon & team marathons. More Info >>

7:00 AM

Virtual Pint-Sized Paint Out for Kids

August 8-16. A part of the Paint Grand Traverse event, that lets kids get in on the plein ... More Info >>

7:30 AM

Sara Hardy Downtown Farmers Market

Held every Weds. & Sat. through Oct. More Info >>

8:00 AM

"U" Pick & "We" Pick Blueberries

Organic blueberries. $2.50/lb. "U" pick or $4/pint in a cooler. More Info >>

8:00 AM

Call for Photographers - Northport Photo Exhbit

Call through Aug. 20. Space is limited. Exhibit runs Sept. 4-13. More Info >>

8:00 AM

Great Lakes Equestrian Festival

July 1 - Aug. 9. More Info >>

8:00 AM

Michigan Harvest Virtual Run Series: Apple Dash

Run a 5K or 10K any time between Aug. 1-31. More Info >>

8:00 AM

Open Call for Submissions: "Citizen's Coping"

Artists of all mediums are invited to examine how the last four years have changed them personally (or ... More Info >>

8:00 AM

Wine, Water & Wheels!

This Black Star Farms Outdoor Adventure Package will provide a day of biking & sightseeing through Leelanau County, ... More Info >>

9:00 AM

6FT APART ART: Clothesline Exhibit

Runs July 24 - Aug. 27. More Info >>

9:00 AM

Paint Grand Traverse 2020

Presented by Crooked Tree Arts Center, TC. Aug. 8-9: Artists paint en plein air in downtown TC & ... More Info >>

9:15 AM

Outside Isn't Canceled! Grand Traverse Kids' Bike Library

To keep elementary-aged students pedaling by making sure they always have a bike that fits, no matter their family’s ... More Info >>

10:00 AM

2020 Virtual Membership Show

Presented by Jordan River Arts Council. Includes all media. Runs July 26 - Oct. 3. More Info >>

10:00 AM

33rd Annual Wish-A-Mile Bicycle Tour - Now Virtual

Participate any time now through Aug. 16. Help make transformational wishes come true for Michigan children battling critical ... More Info >>

10:00 AM

6th Annual Haiku Contest

Send in your original haiki by Aug. 15. You can enter as many as you'd like. Email submissions ... More Info >>

10:00 AM

Art in a Time of Coronavirus - A Postcard Response

Call-for-entry. Exhibit runs Sept. 11 – Nov. 5. This an exhibition of postcards created in response to the ... More Info >>

10:00 AM

Artists Invitational & Virtual Auction

Fifty-five artists make art on Aug. 1-2. You window shop online Aug. 6-7. Then buy online Aug. 8, ... More Info >>

10:00 AM

Bellaire Downtown to Display Detroit Institute of Art Outdoor Exhibits

Will be displayed July 19 through late fall, 2020. More Info >>

10:00 AM

Ellie Harold's 'Birds Fly In'

A team representing the U.S., Mexico, Germany & the U.K. have collaborated to create the art, music & ... More Info >>

10:00 AM

Free Virtual Online Art Classes

Starting June 29, kids can log into Google Classroom & join Meg Louwsma, OAC’s art instructor, for lessons ... More Info >>

10:00 AM

Manitou Music Poster Competition

The Glen Arbor Arts Center is accepting submissions of original paintings for its 2021 Manitou Music poster competition. ... More Info >>

10:00 AM

Oliver Art Center's No Gala Gala

Featuring an online auction & drone powered golf ball drop. Purchase a golf ball online or over the ... More Info >>

10:00 AM

Power Tools - A Juried Exhibition

Seeking submissions for this exhibit through Aug. 12. The exhibit runs Sept. 11 – Nov. 5 & is ... More Info >>

10:00 AM

Richard Stocker Exhibit: "Bright Spot":

Hosted by the Leelanau Community Cultural Center at The Old Art Building, Leland. This out of doors exhibit ... More Info >>

10:00 AM

TC Guild Member Salon Show

Runs through Aug. 28. More Info >>

10:00 AM

The Downtown Annual Street Sale Reimagined

The modified street sale will run Aug. 3-9. All sales will be inside of the shops, & be ... More Info >>

10:00 AM

Youth Art Show 2020 ONLINE

Runs through Sept. 1. Featuring over 1,250 images from young artists working throughout the Charlevoix-Emmet Intermediate School District. More Info >>

11:00 AM

6FT APART ART: Pop-Up Exhibition + Artist Demos #2

Watch studio artists demonstrating how they work & create – part of the GAAC’s 6ft Apart Art series. ... More Info >>

11:00 AM

Members Create

Annual exhibition showcasing members’ talents. Runs July 24 – Aug. 27. On display: 25 works in both 2D ... More Info >>

11:00 AM

Rufus Snoddy: Construction Paintings & Other Small Works

Runs July 11 - Aug. 11. More Info >>

12:00 PM

Norte Clubhouse's Community Bike Shop is Now Free to All

Summer hours: Mon. through Fri., 12-6pm. Located at the GT County Civic Center’s southern entrance, TC. Scheduling an ... More Info >>

1:00 PM

40 Chances: Finding Hope in a Hungry World

Runs through Aug. 16. Featuring the photography of Howard G. Buffett & 40 photographs that document the world ... More Info >>

1:00 PM

Doodle Art Day

Held on the second Sat. of the month. Bring your favorite drawing implements & paper. 231-264-0123. More Info >>

1:00 PM

Ergo Sum: A Crow a Day

Runs through Aug. 16. On Aug. 1, 2014 artist Karen Bondarchuk set out to mark the passing time ... More Info >>

1:00 PM

Pulped Under Pressure

Runs through Aug. 16. With traditional hand papermaking at its core, this exhibition underscores important contemporary issues steeped ... More Info >>

5:00 PM

Chairlift Rides

Ride the Crystal Clipper chairlift & enjoy panoramic views of three counties & top-of-the-mountain attractions including live musical ... More Info >>

7:05 PM

TC Pit Spitters vs. Great Lakes Resorters

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7:30 PM

Summer Fun Films: "School of Rock"

Must adhere to social distancing & wear masks. Limited to 50 people per showing. More Info >>

9:30 PM

Outdoor Movie

Bring a chair or blanket to watch a movie under the stars. Movies range from G to PG ... More Info >>

New Sidewalk Construction Underway On Boon, Carver Streets

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US-31 Work Not Expected To Be Complete Until August 28

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Local, State Election Results

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TC's ATLAS Space Operations Lands NASA Contract

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Catch The Latest Stories From Inside Traverse City's Business Scene

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Michigan Tech To "Take Over" TCNewTech Pitch Contest Tonight

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City Making Improvements On Sixteenth Street

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TC Planning Commissioners To Consider Gas Station/Market Project, Proposal To Eliminate Residential Parking Requirements

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Superintendent Shares First Updates On 2020-21 TCAPS School Year, Survey

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Moore Says TCFF Has Lost $1 Million In Revenue, Asks For Support Keeping Theaters Afloat Next 5-10 Months

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Construction End Date On US-31 Unclear; Officials Urge Use Of Zipper Merging

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Now Hiring: Jobs Available Across The Region

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BATA Launches New On-Demand Service With Ride-Hailing App, Smaller Vehicles

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Senior Center Ballot Proposal, Recreational Marijuana On Docket

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