Traverse City Area Events

Oh how I love summer in Northwestern Michigan!  June was a little cool but the 80’s have arrived and it is BEAUTIFUL!  The fish are jumping the sand volleyball is spiking, and the jets are flying! We start the month with the National Cherry Festival  and some huge events happen. The Air Force Thunderbirds and Styx kicked off the Festival this year but my husband favorite is the F22 Raptor Demo Team. He calls it the “Deadliest Machine On the Planet”! He’s a little weird. Our calendars stay busy during  the summer as there are some really cool things to do this month. Check out the ESM Event Highlights for July 2019 to see some of the fun things you can do during the Summer in Northwest Michigan.  

Instead of filling our calendar with Cherry Fest Events, let’s save some time and just go here!  Make sure to check it out because this is the best festival anywhere. Over 1 Million people agree with me every year!

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.  

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The Niceties,” Interlochen Shakespeare Festival


Monday, JuLY 1, 2019 @ 7:30 PM
Interlochen Center for the Arts, Harvey Theatre



When a black college student is summoned to her white professor’s office to discuss a term paper on the American Revolution, a polite academic discussion sparks a heated debate about race, power & equality.


TUESDAY, jUly 2, 2019 @ 7:00 aM
east bay park, TC


Donation based class

Vinyasa Flow session on the East Bay beach of TC.

Shanty Creek’s Freedom Festival

wednesday, jUly 3, 2019 @ 6:00 PM – 11:30 pm


Includes a bungee run, water slide, dunk tank, lawn games, live entertainment by Danny B, fireworks overlooking Lake Bellaire & more.

Torch Lake Fireworks

Wednesday, July 3, 2019 @ 9:30 PM 
south end of torch lake

Held at dusk.


32nd Annual TC Optimist Boardman River Rubber Ducky Race

thursDAY, jUly 4, 2019 @ 3:30 PM 
union street bridge, TC


$5 for 1 duck; $25 for 6

Ducks must be delivered & registered at the Union Street bridge by 3:30pm. Top finishing ducks will win prizes & the first one to cross the finish line wins the Grand Prize.

4th of July Fireworks 


tHURSDAY, JUly 4, 2019 @ 10:30 pM 
over west grand traverse bay, TC

• Presented By: TC Boom Boom Club 
• Dates: July 4, 2019 
• Location: Over West Grand Traverse Bay 
• Traverse City, MI 49684 
• Time: 10:30 PM to 11:30 PM 
• Price: Free

TC Cherry Triathlons

SunDAY, JUly 7, 2019 @ 7:30 AM
Greilick Outdoor Recreation Center, TC



Participants can race in either an Olympic, Sprint, or Super Sprint Triathlon; or in Olympic or Sprint Aquabike.


TUESDAY, jUly 9, 2019 @ 5:30 PM 
City Opera House TC

 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.

HAIR presented by Parallel 45 Theatre

friDAY, JUly 12, 2019 @ 7:30 pM 
Civic Center Park Amphitheater, TC



HAIR: The American Tribal Love-Rock Musical Books and Lyrics by Gerome Ragni & James Rado. Music by Galt McDermott. The new outdoor venue will have food trucks, wine & more. Complimentary post-show talk back on July 18-20 at 7:30pm, July 27 at 7:30pm, Aug. 1 at 7:30pm & Aug. 3 at 2pm.

Save Them, Get Out, Hurry- Space Rocks Escape Game

monDAY, JUly 15 – 1:00 pM
Traverse Area District Library, TC



Open to all teens between the ages of 11-17.

“Weird Al” Yankovic: The Strings Attached Tour

THURSDAY, JUly 25 – 7:30 PM 
Interlochen Center for the Arts, Kresge Auditorium


$59 platinum, $54 gold, $49 silver, $42 bronze

Weird Al’s humorous spoofs of popular songs have won him five Grammy Awards & a star on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame. His hits include “Like A Surgeon” & “White and Nerdy.”

Elk Rapids Harbor Days

wednesDAY, JUly 31 – 9:00 AM


July 31 – Aug. 3. Check web site for info coming.

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!