Traverse City Area Events

February has arrived with a polar vortex and the snow is starting to pile high (thigh high to be exact)!  The ski slopes are full and excited about all the snow! (You can find the slopes here: and see their status here: Check out this Event Highlights for February to see some of the fun things you can do during the winter in Northwest Michigan.  

These events are the highlights from the Ticker, EventBright, PureMichigan, and Meetup.  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.  

NMC Festival of Foods

SAT, FEB 2, 2019 @ 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM The Hagerty Center, NMC, TC

Food/restaurant/wine – $99 – See live demonstrations by area chefs & gourmet food artisans. Also enjoy tastings throughout.

A Grass River Groundhog Day

SAT, FEB 2, 2019 @ 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Townline Ciderworks, Williamsburg

A 50th Anniversary Celebration to support GRNA’s Education Program. At 3pm there will be an orchard hike/snowshoe/ski with a specialty cider pour in the orchard. From 4-6pm, there will be live music indoors performed by Grass River’s Education Director James Dake, along with ciders, & food delivery available from the Elk Rapids General Store.

Michigan Wild Game Dinner

SAT, FEB 2, 2019 @ 6:30 PM 
The Boathouse, TC

A five-course “wild game” dinner paired with wine from Bowers Harbor Vineyards. $15 of each ticket & a silent auction will benefit Conservation Resource Alliance to support cold water habitat restoration.

U of Michigan Men’s Glee Club in Concert

SAT, FEB 2, 2019 @ 7:30 PM 
First Congregational Church, TC

$15 adults, $10 students
“This is Our Song.” Buy tickets online. Go to “Events” & then go to “Reserve a Seat.”

Yoga + Beer

Sun, FEB 3, 2019 @ 6:30 PM 
Silver Spruce Brewing Co., TC

Donations appreciated
A one hour flow class. Bring your own mat.


Sun, FEB 3, 2019 @ 2:00 PM 
Old Town Playhouse Studio Theatre @ the Depot, TC

Enjoy this comedy about a marriage & a dog.

TCNewTech: Catalyzing a Health and Well-being Innovation Ecosystem @ City Opera …

TUE, FEB 5, 2019 @ 5:30 PM
City Opera House

February’s TCNewTech is presented in partnership with Accelerate, a strategic priority of the Grand Traverse Regional Community Foundation.
Join us for a special edition of TCNewTech focused on the development of health and wellness integration in our region!
In addition to pitches from exciting startups, we’re excited to present a keynote by Mike Biselli, the Denver-based co-founder of Catalyst HTI and a national expert on healthtech ecosystem development. Scott Cousino, CEO of myStrength—one of the leading behavioral health platforms in the country—will present, as well. Come see why Traverse City is rapidly becoming a center for innovation in this vital sector. 

Cookbook Dinner Series Presents amical Alumni Week

FRI, FEB 8 @ 5:00 PM
amical, TC

Celebrate amical’s 25th year with amical alumni whom have gone on to achieve even greater success within the industry & beyond. Featuring past staffers & favorites from the TC & Chicago restaurant scenes. Call 941-8888 for reservations.

Boy Scout Sunday Pancake Breakfast

SUN, FEB 10 – 8:30 AM – 10:00 AM
Central United Methodist Church, TC

Free with offering

Impact 100 Traverse City Membership Recruitment Social

TUE, FEB 12 – 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM
Firefly, TC

Meet women committed to making a collective impact on the community. Open to all women who give $1,000 – 100% of which will be given to non-profits in the five county area.

Systems Practice Showcase

WED, FEB 13 – 7:30 PM
Hotel Indigo Traverse City, Traverse City, MI

Four local teams are fresh from a 10 week deep-dive into the community issue they care most about, working together to uncover the roots holding complex problems in place. Join us for an interactive showcase of their work, science fair style! Whether you’re curious about a new way to approach complex issues, or you have been working systemically and want to deepen your practice, we are planning something for everyone. If you are working with a team that is considering applying for a Rotary Charities Systems Change Accelerator grants, you won’t want to miss this.

Free Demonstration Cooking Classes

THU, FEB 14 – 7:30 PM 
Oryana Community Co-op Café, TC

Feb. 14: Confident & Comfortable Knife-handling. 

America @ Little River Casino Resort, Manistee, MI

sat, FEB 16 – 8:00 PM
Little River Casino Resort
2700 Orchard Highway, Manistee, MI 49660

This February 16th, Little River Casino Resort is thrilled to bring you the iconic sounds of the Grammy Award-winning rock band, America!

Weekend Dinners at the Inn at Black Star Farms

FRI, FEB 22 – 6:45 PM to 8:00 PM
Inn at Black Star Farms
10844 E. Revold Road, 
Suttons Bay, MI 49682

Enjoy an intimate 3-course dining experience in the heart of Traverse City’s wine country at the exclusive Inn at Black Star Farms. Our culinary team, winner of the Best Classic Food & Wine Pairing at the Grand Rapids International Wine, Beer & Food Festival, has created a special prix fixe menu to accompany our wines and help you warm up on a chilly day. Includes a glass of house wine, additional wine is available for an extra cost. View the menu and purchase tickets here.

Groundwork & Here:Say Present: “Cornucopia”

Thu, FEB 28 – 7:00 PM
The Workshop Brewing Co., TC

Donations at door
An evening of storytelling to benefit Groundwork Center for Resilient Communities. Featured performers, several from the Groundwork staff, will tell true, first-person stories about a time in their lives when food represented more than just sustenance.

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, Meetup, Eventbrite, PureMichigan or subscribe to my site and stay tuned.