Traverse City Area Events

Pumkin spice is well underway and the leaves are showing their brilliance!  Welcome Fall!  When we lived in Texas, Ben and I would review the Ticker and lament on the activities we were missing.  From Black Star Farms fall dinners to Pumpkin Patches and corn mazes.  Nothing feels like a Northern Michigan fall!  As we edge towards the Holidays, it is time to have some fall fun in the northwest Michigan territory.  There are a lot of ways to find things to do in Traverse City. 

These events are the highlights from the Ticker, there is not a rhyme or reason to them and it is worth a full peruse.  

If you are planning a venture and like the option of an investment or vacation home, give me a call, and we can begin this discussion.  

Nature’s Palette

Thursday, November 1 – 9AM
The Botanic Garden, Visitor Center at Historic Barns Park, TC

Featuring paintings of 12 local artists, who often paint together plein air. Runs from Oct. 1 – Dec. 1.

5th Annual Empty Bowls Event

Sunday, November 4 – 11AM-2PM
Hagerty Center, TC

 Enjoy soups & breads from 35 area restaurants, live music by Drive South, choose an artisan bowl from the hundreds made by area artists, & more. Benefits Food Rescue of Northwest Michigan. Tickets: $20 or $75 for a family of four. 6 & under, free.

2018 Festival of Trees

Thursday, November 8 – 5PM-8PM
Golden-Fowler Home Furnishings, TC

Presented by Zonta Club of TC. Four local nonprofit organizations compete for your $1 votes through decorated holiday room displays & Christmas trees. The preview party will be held tonight from 5-8pm.

Holiday Cookie Exchange

Sunday, November 11
Traverse Area District Library, TC

Register your cookie by Nov. 4.

SwingShift and the Stars

Friday, November 16 – 6:30 PM
City Opera House, TC

Lip Sync competition benefitting eight local non-profits. Tickets:

TC Christmas Winterfest Craft & Vendor Show

Saturday, November 17 – 9 AM
Williamsburg Event Center, Acme

RSVP as “going” & be entered into the giveaway for a $50 Mastercard. Must be present to win – drawing at 2pm. Vendors not eligible to win. Must RSVP by 9pm Nov 15.

Benzie Business After Hours

Thursday, October 18 – 5PM-7PM
Northern Auto & Tire, Honor


SwingShift and the Stars

Friday, October 19 – 6:30 PM
City Opera House, TC

Dance competition benefiting eight local non-profit organizations. Tickets:

Cars, Coffee & 70 Years of Porsche Automobiles

Saturday, October 20 – 8:30AM-11 AM
MFD Classic Motors, TC

Featuring a display of Porsche cars from the iconic 356 to the newest Porsche models, a dedicated Porsche parking corral, & a presentation on the Porsche brand from a Marque expert.

National Writers Series

Sunday, October 21 – 7 PM
City Opera House, TC

An Evening with Tayari Jones, author of “An American Marriage,” a 2018 Oprah Book Club selection & an instant New York Times best seller. Reserved seating: $15. Premium Reserved: $25. Students, $5.

Traverse City Shop & Sip

Saturday, November 24 – 3 PM-7 PM
GT Resort & Spa, Acme

VIP Preview, 1-3pm; open to all, 3-7pm. 75+ makers, cash bars, & more.

Time Out – A Night of Songs & Stories

Wednesday, November 28 – 7:30 PM
City Opera House, TC
$20, $25, $50

Featuring The Accidentals, Beth Nelsen Chapman & May Erlewine.

So if you’re are looking for Traverse City things to do or are interested in learning about Traverse City Restaurants or Traverse City Events, check out The Ticker or subscribe to my site and stay tuned.