Traverse City News and Events

Ironman Update: Organizers Talk Sellout, Course Planning, Training Advice

By Beth Milligan | Oct. 20, 2018

Ironman organizers aren’t alone in looking forward to the inaugural 70.3 competition in Traverse City in 2019. After public registration for the August 25 event opened last month, the Traverse City race became the fastest-selling Ironman 70.3 competition in the world, selling out in less than four hours.

Now organizers are working to finalize the route for the triathlon course, aided in their planning for next year’s event by newly hired race director Joel Gaff, a Traverse City native with extensive experience in both Ironman and local race events. Ironman Midwest Regional Director Frank Lowery says the organization was surprised by the early overwhelming response to the Traverse ...

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Riverside Inn Closed Indefinitely Due To Fire

The historic Riverside Inn in Leland is closed indefinitely following a kitchen fire early Friday.

Owner Kate ...

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Save The Date: November Recess At Grand Traverse Distillery

Join The Ticker for a special fall Recess on Wednesday, November 7 at the Grand Traverse Distillery ...

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GT County To Pursue Opening Regional Morgue, Forensic Pathology Center

Grand Traverse County commissioners this week unanimously approved pursuing plans to open a regional forensic pathology center ...

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New Grand Traverse Undersheriff Named

The Grand Traverse Sheriff's Office has promoted Detective Mike Shea to the position of undersheriff of ...

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Today Saturday, October 20, 2018

7:30 AM

9th Annual Warm-up with Team Bob’s Coat Drive

New & gently used winter apparel of all sizes will be accepted to be donated to The Father ... More Info >>

7:30 AM

Sara Hardy Downtown Farmers Market

Local produce, baked goods, flowers & plants every Sat. from May - Oct. Wednesday markets start the first Weds ... More Info >>

8:30 AM

Cars, Coffee & 70 Years of Porsche Automobiles

Featuring a display of Porsche cars from the iconic 356 to the newest Porsche models, a dedicated Porsche ... More Info >>

9:00 AM

"Nature's Palette"

Featuring paintings of 12 local artists, who often paint together plein air. Runs from Oct. 1 - Dec. 1. More Info >>

9:00 AM

Boyne City Indoor Farmers Market

Held every Sat. from 9am-noon. More Info >>

9:00 AM

Driving a Stick Shift in the Age of Automatics

The Hagerty Driving Experience puts young drivers, ages 15-25, behind the wheel of iconic classic cars to teach ... More Info >>

9:00 AM


Oct. 19-21. Featuring mountain bike racing, chairlift rides, live music, German food & brews, surrounded by the autumn ... More Info >>

9:00 AM

Placemat Palooza for Meals on Wheels

Everyone is welcome to participate in a potluck lunch. Fabric, patterns, pressing equipment & construction assistance will be ... More Info >>

9:00 AM

Trinity Lutheran School Fall Craft Fair

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9:30 AM

13th Annual Founders Peak2Peak Mountain Bike Classic

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10:00 AM

"It's Personal" Group Show

Featuring figurative work, from canvas to clay by Shanny Brooke & five other artists. An opening reception will ... More Info >>

10:00 AM

$.25 Kids Matinees

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10:00 AM

Arty Party

Area artists offer a variety of acrylics, bead jewelry, digital paintings, illustrations, pottery, & much more. More Info >>

10:00 AM

Color Hike

Presented by the GT Regional Land Conservancy. More Info >>

10:00 AM

Dia De Los Muertos Exhibit

Featuring over 32 artists from all over the region & world celebrating the Mexican cultural holiday known as ... More Info >>

10:00 AM

Landscapes Invitational Exhibition

Runs Oct. 19 - Nov. 23. Featuring the work of Linda Beeman, Carolyn Damstra, Susana Green, Jane Kramer, Thomas ... More Info >>

10:00 AM

St. Patrick Church 30th Annnual Fall Bazaar

Silent auction, 50/50 raffle. Booths: Country Pantry, Jewelry Box, Grandma's Attic. The kitchen will serve soup ... More Info >>

11:00 AM

Autumn Fest

Featuring a trick-or-treat trail on the new section of boardwalk with "animal" encounters along the way, fall arts ... More Info >>

11:00 AM

Horizon Books, TC Events

11am-1pm: Susan Steen Ciolek will sign her book "Imprinted Survivor." 1-3pm: Paul Wheelock will sign his book "Love ... More Info >>

12:00 PM

Chili Cook Off

Taste & vote for your favorites. The public will be judges, along with the TC Fire Fighters. More Info >>

12:00 PM

Costume Creation Lab

Assemble a costume from scratch or claim a pre-made costume. More Info >>

12:00 PM

Glen Arbor's 3rd Annual Pumpkin Fest

Enjoy games, Lord of the Gourd pumpkin carving, a costume parade, pet parade, face painting, music by DJ ... More Info >>

12:00 PM

Northport Arts Association's 2nd Anniversary Members Exhibit & Sale

Held Oct. 20-27, 12-4pm. 231-386-9798 More Info >>

12:30 PM

10th Annual Frankfort Film Festival

Oct. 18-21. Featuring 17 award-winning films from around the globe, plus more. More Info >>

2:00 PM

Spooktacular Saturdays

Enjoy wagon rides, caramel apples, a petting zoo, pumpkin carving & much more. After dusk choose between the ... More Info >>

7:00 PM

"The Cat and the Canary"

The Music House Museum Silent Film Series presents a family Halloween treat, "The Cat and the Canary," with ... More Info >>

7:00 PM

Haunted Trail

Held on Fridays & Saturdays through Oct. 27. More Info >>

7:00 PM

National Writers Series

An Evening with Amy Goldstein, author of "Janesville: An American Story." Among her many awards, Goldstein shared the 2002 Pulitzer ... More Info >>

7:00 PM

Screams in the Dark

From the Swamp of Suffering to the Grimfell Asylum, there's something to terrify everyone at Screams in ... More Info >>

7:30 PM

"Mama Mia!"

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8:00 PM

John Primer: Chicago Blues Living Legend

Tickets: $27 advance, $30 door. $24 for museum members plus a $2 processing fee. More Info >>

DDA Co-Hosting Forum For Businesses Seeking Funding

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$700,000 At Stake For TCAPS In Funding Dispute With Department Of Education

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Big Money Arrives In Northern Michigan Politics

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Men Face Shipwreck Theft Charges

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Woodmere Avenue Closures

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NMC Students Collecting Donations For Food Pantries

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Boardman Trail Sculpture To Be Installed, More Art Projects On Way

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TC Police Investigate Homeless Attack

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Hastings Street Closure Next Three Weeks

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Should Pot Dispensaries Be Allowed On Front Street?

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Taco House Closing, Harvest Moving; Other Restaurant, Retail News

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Frankfort Film Festival This Week

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Economy Up, Donations Up?

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Comparing The Cost, Commitment & Challenges Of Extracurricular Activities

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