Traverse City Area Events

Fall is here Y’all! The famous northwestern Michigan color is setting in and it’s getting difficult to focus on everything else. The warmth is still here, most days, and we are enjoying every bit we can.   Our calendars stay busy during this early fall as there are some really cool things to do this month. Check out the ESM Event Highlights for October 2019 to see some of the fun things you can do during the October 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 through these websites.  

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TUESDAY, OCTOBER 1, 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.

Oct. Recess

 WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2019 @ 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Crooked Tree Arts Center, TC

Enjoy networking, along with beverages, food, prizes & more. Sponsored by Caliber Home Loans.

Eagles in the Lower Peninsula

SATURDAY, October 5, 2019 @ 9:00 AM
Marina Pavilion, Elk Rapids


Jerry Weinrich, official bald eagle counter for state & federal agencies, & retired DNR biologist, will speak about the status of bald eagles in MI, the recovery of America’s avian symbol, nesting pairs in northern MI & more.

Girls In Aviation Day

SATURday, OCTOBER 5, 2019 @ 9:00 AM
NMC Aero-park Campus, Traverse City, MI

Join us for our Chapter’s 2nd annual Girls in Aviation Day! This international event is designed for girls ages 8-17. They will have the chance to get hands on with aviation activities and meet new friends. Detailed schedule to be released in September.

Ghost Walk

Monday, OCTOBER 7, 2019 @ 8:00 PM
181 E. Grandview Parkway, TC

Take a stroll around town & hear cool & creepy stories of the Great Lakes & the Grand Traverse area.

Youth Open Mic

SUNday, OCTOBER 13, 2019 @ 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM
The Shed Beer Garden, TC



For kids 18 or younger. The Beat Lab will provide a sound system. All you need is a guitar, piano or backing music tracks.

Steven Page: Discipline USA Tour 2019

THURSday, OCTOber 17, 2019 @ 7:30 PM
City Opera House, TC

$25, $30
Barenaked Ladies founding member & former frontman Steven Page’s latest album, “Discipline: Heal Thyself, Pt. II,” was released in 2018. Besides being a solo artist, Page has performed through an array of projects in film, theatre & television.

Nitty Gritty Dirt Band (18+ Event)

SATURday, OCTOBER 19, 2019 @ 8:00 PM
Little River Casino Resort, Manistee, MI

The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band is an American country rock band. The group has existed in various forms since its founding in Long Beach, California, in 1966. The band’s membership has had at least a dozen changes over the years, including a period from 1976 to 1981 when the band performed and recorded as the Dirt Band.

Lyle Lovett & his Acoustic Group

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2019 @ 7:30 PM 
Interlochen Center for the Arts, Corson Auditorium

$59, $64, $69
Lovett has produced 14 albums & won four Grammy awards. Blending country, swing, jazz, folk, gospel & blues, his hits include “If I Had A Boat” & “She’s No Lady.”

Steep Canyon Rangers

FRIday, OCTOBER 25 – 7:30 pM
Interlochen Center for the Arts, Corson Auditorium

$46 platinum, $42 gold, $36 silver
This string sextet blends pop, country & folk rock into their brand of bluegrass. These Grammy Award winners bring hits such as “Call the Captain” & “Caroline.”

Spooktacular Saturday

SATURday, OCTOBER 26 @ 2:00 pM
Crystal Mountain, Thompsonville


Featuring wagon rides, caramel apples, petting zoo, pumpkin carving, Burlap Races, Fall Bingo, Pumpkin Seed Spitting Contest, Haunted Trail (7:30-9:30pm) & much more. Haunted Trail is available Oct. 18-19 & 25-26.

Trick or Treating at the Governmental Center

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 31 – 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
GT County Governmental Center, first floor, TC


Join in free community Halloween fun including police & fire trucks, candy & 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!