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Leelanau Art Tour – Self Guided

Glen Arbor Arts Center 6031 S Lake Street, Glen Arbor, MI, United States

Leelanau County Self Guided Art Tour-visit multiple venues on your schedule. Check with venue for current operating days and hours.

History Museums Tour-Self Guided

Benzie Area Historical Society & Museum 6941 Traverse Ave, Benzonia, Mi, United States

Historical Museums Self Guided Tour-visit multiple historical societies, museums and lighthouses in Northern Michigan. Check with venue for current operating days and hours. Beaver Island Historical Society is located on Beaver Island.  Located approximately 32 miles from the city of Charlevoix.. Ferry travel is required. Visit their website for specifics on travel. Beaver Island Walking […]

Art Treks and Public Art Self Guided Tours

Michigan Legacy Art Park 12500 Crystal Mountain Dr, Thompsonville, MI, United States

Travel around Northern Michigan and discover the many art walks and public art displays on your schedule. Check with venue for current operating days and hours if applicable. Some of these stops are located outside in public areas, be prepared for any weather changes.

Generations Exhibition – Father Daugher Works of Art

City Opera House 106 E Front St, Traverse City, MI, United States

It’s been said that artistic talent skips a generation, but not in the Truemner family tree! On Thursday, May 2nd The City Opera House will open an exhibit that features large-scale paintings from an exceptionally talented father and daughter duo – Traverse City native Mitchell Truemner and Midland resident Katie Truemner Bruessow. This will be […]

Paint Grand Traverse – Fresh Paint Party

Crooked Tree Arts Center – Traverse City 322 6th Street, Traverse City, MI, United States

Join Crooked Tree Arts Center as we celebrate the culmination of the week long plein air event. Earlier in the day, the artists will have delivered a minimum of 5 framed paintings to be juried for awards and prizes. The Fresh Paint Party is the public's first and only opportunity to see the entire collection […]

National Writers Series Presents: Jane Smiley

City Opera House 106 E Front St, Traverse City, MI, United States

The National Writers Series is thrilled to welcome Jane Smiley to Traverse City! She is the Pulitzer Prize winning author of A Thousand Acres and The Last Hundred Years Trilogy! She’ll take the stage to talk with guest host Anne Marie-Oomen about her new book, Lucky, a soaring, soulful novel about a folk musician who […]

Cresendo – Great Lakes Chamber Orchestra Gala

Staffords Perry Hotel 100 Lewis St, Petoskey, MI, United States

Mark your calendars because an unforgettable evening of live entertainment, delicious hors d’ouevres, and exquisite cocktails awaits you. The Great Lakes Chamber Orchestra is proud to present Crescendo, our annual gala fundraising event, AND WE WANT YOU TO BE A PART OF IT!

Summer Celebration Community Barbeque

Elizabth Lane Oliver Center for the Arts 132 Coast Guard Rd, Frankfort, MI, United States

Oliver Art Center’s 2nd Annual Summer Celebration is back with a barbeque dinner, sides and cold beer, live music from the Dune Brothers and family fun activities. Artisans will be on hand to demonstrate glass blowing, blacksmithing, basket making and more.

National Writers Series Presents: Erik Larson

City Opera House 106 E Front St, Traverse City, MI, United States

Erik Larson, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Splendid and the Vile, brings to life the pivotal five months between the election of Abraham Lincoln and the start of the Civil War—a simmering crisis that finally tore a deeply divided nation in two. Larson’s Demon of Unrest appears destined to top the bestseller […]

Blissfest Festival

Blissfest Festival Farm 3695 Division Rd, Harbor Springs, MI, United States

The Annual Blissfest Music Festival is a celebration of music, culture, art, and community featuring a world of diverse and innovative folk, world and roots music, and dance at the Festival Farm in picturesque rural northern Michigan. Taking place in July, it’s the quintessential Michigan summer experience. Festival-goers enjoy being outside on the expansive lawn, […]

Coastal Caravan Art Fair 2024

Elizabth Lane Oliver Center for the Arts 132 Coast Guard Rd, Frankfort, MI, United States

Join us for a juried art fair on the grounds of Oliver Art Center! Michigan artists of all types will be participating. An Open House, Live music and a food truck will be on hand to round out the day's activities. Free admission, 11:00 am to 4:00 pm.

Port Oneida Run

Preseve Historic Sleeping Bear 3164 W. Harbor Hwy, Maple City, MI, United States

Join us to support your national park! Proceeds help preserve over 200 historic buildings and landscapes of Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. Choose your race between the Flat and Fast 5K, a 10K, and our inaugural hilly half marathon. There is nothing like these courses. This is the only run that winds through the beautiful […]

Port Oneida Fair

Port Oneida Rural Historical District 4 Miles N of Glen Arbor

Presented by Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore in partnership with Preserve Historic Sleeping Bear. Every August, the Port Oneida Rural Historic District comes alive with activity true to the period when it was a community of robust settlers. Step back in time at the two-day Port Oneida Fair to experience life as it was in […]

Night at the Museum: Corn Roast

Little Traverse Historical Society 100 Depot Court, Petoskey, Mi, United States

Celebrate the summer with a corn roast at the museum! The menu includes: brats and hot dogs, redskin potato salad, coleslaw, tomato salad, watermelon, and of course, corn on the cob. This is a family-friendly event and a delicious way to support the historical society. Tickets ordered online will be available for pick-up at the […]

National Writers Series Presents: Peter Heller

City Opera House 106 E Front St, Traverse City, MI, United States

Don’t miss Peter Heller and his conversation with guest host Doug Stanton about his new novel, Burn. Heller’s tale takes you to the edge of doom with both a blistering warning of a divided country’s political strife and an ode to the salvation of our chosen families. The event begins at 7 p.m. and includes […]

National Writers Series Presents: Jodi Picoult

Lars Hockstad Auditorium 301 W. 7th St, Traverse City, Mi, United States

NWS welcomes international bestseller Jodi Picoult back to the National Writers Series stage to present her newest novel, By Any Other Name, about two women, centuries apart—one of whom is the real author of Shakespeare’s plays—who are both forced to hide behind another name. Young playwright Melina Green has just written a new work inspired […]