Traverse City Area Events

Summer is Here!  May was cool and fun!  The trees are green, the birds are chirping, and the fish are running! The National Cherry Festival will start this month and some huge events happen in the month of June. the Air Force Thunderbirds and Styx kick off the Festival this year! Our calendars get busy for the summer as there are some really cool things to do this month. Check out the ESM Event Highlights for June 2019 to see some of the fun things you can do during the Summer 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.  

Frankfort Elberta Restaurant Week

Monday, June 3, 2019 @ 12 PM


June 3-9. Featuring culinary creations from each participating restaurant, available at fixed price points of $15 & $25.  

Slabtown Neighborhood Association Meeting

mONDAY, jUNE 3, 2019 @ 7:00 PM
Traverse Bay United Methodist Church, TC

All residents invited. Learn about upcoming events & share information.

Leelanau By Kayak Book Talk with Author Jon Constant

tuesday, jUNE 4, 2019 @ 6:00 PM
Leland Township Library


Larry Burns & Jon Constant have kayaked all 100 miles of Leelanau’s Great Lakes shoreline—as well as around the shoreline of 17 of her beautiful inland lakes, & three of her rivers. Join Jon as he shares his experience navigating the scenic beauty of Leelanau from the unique perspective of a kayak.


TUESDAY, jUNE 4, 2019 @ 5:30 PM 
City Opera House TC

Presented in partnership with 20Fathoms, it’s Bar Napkin Pitch Night!

In general, the projects presented at TCNewTech are already in the works, and well on their way to becoming reality. But what about those maybe-great, early-stage, this-might-be-crazy-but-I’m-considering-it-anyway ideas? For those, we have Bar Napkin Pitches!

Any idea—product, company, app, community service project, whatever—is welcome. Speakers get one static slide and one minute (60 seconds) to present. (We’re serious. No exceptions.)

 Five presenters are allowed 5 minutes each to present & 5 minutes of question & answer. Between presenters, the audience is allowed to make brief announcements for things such as job openings, persons seeking employment, & other events happening in the area related to technology.

12th Annual M22 Challenge: SOLD OUT

SATURDAY, JUNE 8, 2019 @ 8 AM


Run 2.5 miles, starting in the south-bound lane of M-109. Includes a 100 yard climb up the Sleeping Bear Dunes. Bike 17 miles, beginning with a climb leading into downtown Glen Arbor & along the Crystal River. Paddle 2.5 miles on Little Glen Lake.

The Northern Angler Cheese Cup 

SATURDAY, JUNE 8, 2019 @ 8:00 AM 
Northern Angler Fly Shop & Guide Service, 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.

Rosé Between the Bays

SATURDAY, JUNE 8, 2019 @ 10:00 AM  – 5:00 PM
Old Mission Peninsula Wine Trail

New in 2019: A celebration of the quintessential summer wine; rosé!

This event will help you kick off summer in style with delicious wines and summer barbecue inspired pairings from some of the best restaurants in Michigan.

As you make your way through the Old Mission Peninsula Wine Trail, stopping at all ten of our wineries, you’ll experience panoramic views, award winning wines, and special summer activities at each location.

Tickets are $45 and include a souvenir glass and wine trail swag. A portion of the ticket sales for this pink-themed event will benefit the Cowell Family Cancer Center in Traverse City.  

Yoga + Beer

SunDAY, JUNE 9, 2019 @ 11:00 AM 
Silver Spruce Brewing Co., TC


Donations appreciated
Flow class. Bring your own mat.

2nd Annual Suds & Sun

SATURDAY, JUNE 15 – 2:00 pM – 8:00 PM
The Village at GT Commons, TC



Enjoy live music featuring local & regional musicians including Soul Patch, Zion Lion & more, 20+ craft breweries serving beer, wine & cider, & local food vendors. $40 general admission; $35 early bird tickets.

The Fort Bend Boys Choir of Texas in Concert 

MONDAY, JUNE 17 – 7:00 PM
Central United Methodist Church, TC



William R. Adams founded the award-winning Fort Bend Boys Choir of Texas Inc. in 1982. Since then, the ensemble has performed for three U.S. Presidents, received an Addy Award, & was nominated for a National Emmy. Their music ranges from classical selections to folk music.

Cedar Polka Fest

THURSDAY, JUNE 20 – 5:00 PM 

Annual festival celebrating the town’s rich Polish history. Featuring live Polka music from Polka bands, food vendors offering traditional Polish food, & more.

13th Annual Suttons Bay Summer Solstice Art & Wine Walk

FRIDAY, JUNE 21 – 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Suttons Bay Chamber of Commerce



Visit participating shops, meet award-winning local artists & sample Leelanau County Wines. A walking guide is created which includes the name of the participating merchants, along with the artist they are hosting & a winery if they choose to sponsor one. The guide will be stamped after visiting each business. At the end of the evening leave your card with one of the merchants. Two names will be drawn & each will receive a $10 gift certificate from each of the participating businesses.

Steve Miller Band, Marty Stuart & His Fabulous Superlatives

TUESDAY, JUNE 25 – 7:30 PM
Interlochen Center for the Arts, Kresge Auditorium



Miller & his band bring hits like “Fly Like An Eagle” & “The Joker,” while Stuart’s collection include “The Whiskey Ain’t Workin” & “This One’s Gonna Hurt You.”

National Cherry Festival

FRIDAY, JUNE 28 – 5:00 PM


Today includes the Old Town Classic Car Cruise at Turtle Creek Casino, Williamsburg & U.S. Coast Guard Open Ramp at the USCG Air Station, TC.

National Cherry Festival



Today includes the Farmers Market Brunch, Very Cherry Flying Pancake Breakfast, Zumba! in the Bay Side, Norte Kids Balance Bike Race, Two Person Beach Volleyball, Opening Ceremonies, Air Show, Blues, Brew & BBQ, Space Exploration: From Yesterday to Tomorrow & much more.

National Cherry Festival

SUNDAY, JUNE 30 – 7:30 AM


Today includes the Yoga by the Bay Side, Great American Picnic, Four Person Beach Volleyball, Thunder Birds Air Show, Arnold Amusements Midway, Styx at the Bay Side Music Stage & much more.

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!