Traverse City Area Events

Summer moved way too fast in Northwestern Michigan! Fall is starting to show it’s beauty already as some trees are changing.  The warmth is still here and we are enjoying every bit we can.  We also welcome the Detroit Red Wings for training camp most of this month.   Our calendars stay busy during  early fall as there are some really cool things to do this month. Check out the ESM Event Highlights for September 2019 to see some of the fun things you can do during the September in Northwest Michigan.  

Instead of filling our calendar with Each Detroit Red Wing Training Camp Event, go here to see what’s happening  Make sure to check it out because Steve Yzerman is back in charge and we are excited to see what is going to happen. 

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.  

Blueberry Pancake Breakfast


Sunday, September 1, 2019 @
8:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Rainbow of Hope Farm, Kingsley


Benefits Rainbow of Hope Farm.

Wind Down Block Party

Sunday, September 1, 2019 @ 5:00 PM
The Little Fleet, TC



The street will be shut down. Live music by Jonathan Timm Band, Michigander, & more. Enjoy food & the Beer Table.


TUESDAY, September 3, 2019 @ 6:00 PM 
City Opera House TC

We have 5 presenters each month. Each presenter is allowed 5 minutes to present and 5 minutes of question and answer (time limits are politely enforced). Between presenters, the audience is allowed to make brief announcements for things such as job openings, persons seeking employment, and other events happening in the area related to technology. We also make announcements related to various TCNewTech initiatives such as the area wide fiber-optic, co-working/incubator space, etc.

The audience is typically made up of technology-minded people and consists 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 at all stages looking for investors and tech geeks that just like learning about new offerings. Meetups are broadcast live via Facebook live stream. You can watch the live stream on the TCNewTech Facebook page. The videos remain there for later viewing.

Red Wings Host NHL Prospect Tournament

Friday, September 6, 2019 @ 8:30 AM
Centre Ice Arena, TC


The tournament runs Sept. 6-10. The eight-team field consists of prospects from the Red Wings, Chicago Blackhawks, Columbus Blue Jackets, Dallas Stars, Minnesota Wild, New York Rangers, St. Louis Blues & Toronto Maple Leafs.

Downtown Traverse City Art Walk

Friday, September 6, 2019 @ 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM


Enjoy an evening of art, refreshments, food & music on a self-guided tour throughout downtown TC. Walking maps are available at each participating location & the Downtown Traverse City office.

TC Music Boosters Used Instrument Sale

Saturday, September 7, 2019 @ 9:00 AM 
TC West Middle School, TC


Do you have a musical instrument to buy or sell? If you have one to sell, drop it off between 9am & 11:30am. Appraisers will be available to help determine the value of your instrument. Return between 4-5pm to pick up your check or unsold instrument. TC Music Boosters keeps 15% of all sales to fund student music scholarships & classroom mini-grants. If you would like to buy an instrument, shop from 1-4pm. 933-6984.


Monday, September 9, 2019 @ 11:30 AM
Harrington’s By The Bay, TC

Northern Michigan Rental Property Owners Association (NMRPOA), a non-profit organization assisting landlords & real estate investors, will have their lunch meeting. Guest speaker will be Clay Powell, director of RPOA. 

Red Wings Host Training Camp

Friday, September 13, 2019 @ 8:00 AM
Centre Ice Arena, TC


Sept. 13-16. Red Wings players, prospects & tryouts will be divided into teams who will practice & scrimmage throughout camp, including the annual Red & White Game on Sun., Sept. 15 at noon. The team will hold one more practice on Mon., Sept. 16 prior to breaking camp to begin their preseason schedule.

Anniversary Opening Day Celebration at Old Town Playhouse, TC

friDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2019 @ 9:00 AM 
Civic Center Park Amphitheater, TC



Celebrate the opening of the first production, Oscar Wilde’s comedy, “The Importance of Being Earnest.” The Cracked Breakfast Truck will be in the parking lot until 1pm & in the lower level there will be tea from Light of Day Organics, floral & garden paintings by local artists, ticket sales, & Playhouse information tables.

Red Wings Alumni & Guns N’ Hoses

Saturday, September 14 – 6:00 pM
Centre Ice Arena, TC



$25 standing-room; $35 reserved seating

The Training Camp Alumni & Celebrity Game will return for a seventh-consecutive season, in which two teams comprised of Red Wings alumni & players from Guns N’ Hoses, a team of TC police & fire departments, will face off.

Oryana Farm Tour

Sunday, September 15 @ 1:00 pM to 5:00 PM
Lakeview Hill Farm, TC



The entire farm & homestead is 100% solar powered. Stop by for guided tours, fresh snacks made with just-picked produce, & activities for kids & adults. Farm yoga with Devin (bring your own yoga mat). Meet the farmers & learn about organic farming practices & sustainable energy systems. Join the Norte bike train that will start at Oryana & ride out to the farm on the TART trail. For more info call 947-0191.

3rd Annual Drew Kostic Memorial 5K Tough Run (DK5K)

Saturday, September 21 – 12:00 PM
Twisted Trails Off-Road Park, Copemish



Cost is $45 for individuals, $175 for a team of 4 & $25 for 12 & under. Proceeds benefit 22 2 NONE & The Drew Kostic Memorial Scholarship Fund.

“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.”

Fall Pumpkin Pedal

Sunday, September 29 – 11:30 AM
 Jolly Pumpkin parking lot, TC


Registration starts at 11:30am. Please sign a waiver in the Peninsula Room (adjacent left to Jolly Pumpkin restaurant) before meeting in the Jolly Pumpkin parking lot, TC for the ride. Ride leaves at noon. Donations will be collected to support Norte. Route options: 40 miles or 20 miles or 7.5 family-friendly ride.

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!