Traverse City Area Events

Spring is Here!  April was easier on us and May looks to be fun!  The lakes are ice free now as we start to focus on spring and summer activities!  Our calendars get busy for the summer as there are some really cool things to do this month. Check out this Event Highlights for May to see some of the fun things you can do during the Spring in Northwest Michigan.  

These events are the highlights from the Ticker, EventBright, PureMichigan, and Meetup.  There is no 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.  


FRIDAY, MAY 3, 2019 @ 7:30 PM


Adults: $30; youth under 18: $17

By Peter Townshend & Des McAnuff. After witnessing an accidental murder, a young boy is so traumatized that he loses his ability to see, hear, or speak. He also ceases to care about life & suffers various abuses until he discovers pinball. Tickets: 947-2210,, or at OTP Box Office.

Comedian Paul Reiser

SATURDAY, MAY 4, 2019 @ 8:00 PM
City Opera House, TC

Voted one of Comedy Central’s “Top 100 Comedians of All Time,” Reiser is also an actor, television writer, author & musician. He has spent the last 30+ years acting in Oscar & Emmy award-winning movies & TV shows. Reiser is well-known for his memorable character, Paul Buchman, in “Mad About You.”

Yoga + Beer at Silver Spruce! @ Silver Spruce Brewing, Traverse City, MI

SUNDAY, MAY 5, 2019 @ 11:00 AM
Silver Spruce Brewing

Join me for a one hour flow class at Silver Spruce Brewing Company! These classes will start off slower, and as the class continues we will go through sequences that will allow more movement into the body. Bring your own mat! Donation based class! Silver Spruce will be open for beer after class. 

UPDATE! Classes will now go through Feb 17th!


TUESDAY, MAY 7, 2019 @ 5:30 PM 
City Opera House TC

Each presenter will be allowed 5-minutes to present and 5-minutes of question and answers (time limits will be strictly enforced). Between each presenter the audience will be allowed to make brief announcements for things such as job openings, persons seeking employment, other events happening in the area related to technology, etc… The audience will be made up of technology minded people and consist of mostly of programmers, IT staff, people looking for opportunities for their tech company, tech companies looking for staff, individuals looking for investment opportunity, start-up founders looking for investors and tech geeks that just like learning about new things. There is no charge to attend or to present.

Peptinovo Biopharma
Safesense Technologies

Keiretsu Forum Midwest
Cantilever & MI-HQ

Morel Mushroom Seminar: “Picking with the Champ”

WEDNESDAY, MAY 8, 2019 @ 6:30 PM
Traverse Area District Library, TC

Meet the “Expert in Residence” from the National Morel Mushroom Festival who is also the five-time National Morel Hunting champion. Anthony Williams will talk about folklore, share picking stories & show you the finer points on searching for this elusive delicacy.

Cookbook Dinner Series Presents State Bird Provisions 

FRIDAY, MAY 10, 2019 @ 5:00 PM 
amical, TC

San Francisco’s State Bird Provisions was named Best New Restaurant when it opened in 2011. These former Tapawingo ex-pats have continued to compile accolades for their unique modern American cuisine. Call 941-8888 for reservations.

Buckley Old Engine Club’s Spring Swap Meet

FRIDAY, MAY 17, 2019 @ 9:00 AM 
Buckley Old Engine Show grounds

Buy, sell, trade or just look. Antique tractors, tractor parts, engines, engine parts, tools, car & truck parts & more. 231-499-6574.

Jolly Pumpkin Run

SunDAY, MAY 19, 2019 @ 8:30 AM 
Mission Point Lighthouse, TC

Start & end at Mission Point Lighthouse. The 5K & mile courses are on Old Mission Point Park wide trails with views of both East & West Grand Traverse Bay & local cherry orchards.

64th Annual NMC Barbecue

SUNDAY, MAY 19 @ 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM

$6 advance; $8 day of
Featuring buffalo steakettes or hot dog, baked beans, potato salad, coleslaw, beverage & ice cream; live entertainment; children’s games & activities & more. The traditional spring “Picnic Under the Pines” will raise money for student scholarships & the new West Hall Innovation Center.

Here:Say Presents: You Are Here

MONDAY, May 20 – 7:00 pM
The Workshop Brewing Co., TC

Suggested $7 donation at door
Last mainstage show of Season 6, when scheduled performers take the stage to tell true stories about how they ended up in certain spaces & places. Come early for eats & a seat.

Michigan Beer & Brat Festival

saturDAY, may 25 – 4:00 PM 
Crystal Mountain, Thompsonville

Enjoy live entertainment while sampling a generous selection of MI’s microbrews, local hard cider & mead, & gourmet brats from northwest MI markets.

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 EventBright, PureMichigan or subscribe to my site and stay tuned. These sites cover all of the Northwest Michigan Lower Peninsula!