Traverse City Festivals and Events

Festivals celebrating many aspects of life are scheduled throughout the year in the Traverse City area.

These festivals celebrate cherries, microbrews, wine, comedy, films, equestrians, ski races, and even macaroni and cheese!

Others celebrate women and seniors, boats, homes, food, blossoms and trains. And still others feature children's books, mountain bike races, businesses, hunting and fishing, and RVs.

For more information about these and other Traverse City area events, visit Downtown Traverse City

Some of the Most Popular Annual Traverse City Area Festivals & Events:

August
The Traverse City Film Festival.
Classic Boats on the Boardwalk, downtown Traverse City.
Northwestern Michigan Fair, fairgrounds.
Horse Shows by the Bay, held in Acme Township at Flintfields Horse Park.
Paella in the Park, Clinch Park.
Downtown Art Fair, Cass Street.
Traverse City Summer Microbrew & Music Festival, The Village at Grand Traverse Commons.

September
Taste of Traverse City .
Harvest Stompede, Leelanau.
Paddle Antrim, Ellsworth to Elk Rapids.
Traverse Area Home Tour.
Northern Home and Cottage Home Tour- September.

October
Northern Home and Cottage Home Tour- October.
Fiber Festival, Leelanau.

November
Children's Book Festival, City Opera House.
Iceman Challenge Mountain Bike Race from Kalkaska to Traverse City.
Business Expo, Grand Traverse Resort.
Great Macaroni and Cheese Bake-Off, Old Mission Peninsula.
Zonta Club of TC Festival of Trees.
Traverse City Beer Week.

December
Festival of Trains, History Center of Traverse City.
CherryT Ball Drop, Front & Cass streets.

January
Winter Warm Up, Wineries of Old Mission Peninsula.

February
Annual VASA Festival of Races in Traverse City held at the Timber Ridge Resort, Traverse City.
Traverse City Microbrew & Music Festival, downtown Farmers Market area.
The Traverse City Winter Comedy Arts Festival.
HBA Home Expo, Grand Traverse Resort.
Restaurant Week in Downtown Traverse City.

March
Suds & Snow, Timber Ridge Resort, Traverse City.
Hunting & Fishing Expo, Grand Traverse County Civic Center.
MARVAC Camper & RV Show, Grand Traverse County Civic Center.

April
Traverse City Boat & Outdoor Show, Grand Traverse County Civic Center.
Up North Lake & Cottage Show, Grand Traverse County Civic Center.
Traverse City Women's Expo, Grand Traverse County Civic Center.
Traverse City Chocolate Festival, Opera House.

May
Blossom Days, Wineries of Old Mission Peninsula.
Senior Expo, Grand Traverse County Civic Center.
Leelanau Peninsula Birding Festival.

June
Traverse Colantha Walker Dairy Festival, Grand Traverse Commons.
Divas Uncorked, Wineries of Old Mission Peninsula.
HBA Parade of Homes.
The Traverse City Wine & Art Festival.
Old Town Arts and Crafts Fair, Union Street.

July
The National Cherry Festival.
Old Town Classic Vehicle Show.
Crooked Tree Outdoor Art Fair, Northwestern Michigan College.
Horse Shows by the Bay, held in Acme Township at Flintfields Horse Park.
The Traverse City Film Festival.

For other Festivals in regions around Lake Michigan, check out:
Pentwater Area Festivals and Events
Manistee Area Festivals and Events
Ludington Area Festivals and Events
Silver Lake Sand Dunes Area Festivals and Events
Door County Festivals and Events
Manitowoc Festivals and Events
Green Bay Festivals and Events

To cross Lake Michigan, enjoy a relaxing cruise on the S.S. Badger carferry out of Ludington, Michigan.



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Last Updated: 08-11-2016 02:45 PM ID: 1424