Local Area EventsListing Calendar
Mesick Mushroom Festival
Each spring the village of Mesick celebrates the tasty but elusive morel mushroom with a parade, carnival rides, games, 5K, softball tourney - and a contest to see who can find the biggest mushroom in the woods. http://www.mesick-mushroomfest.org/
Old Mission Blossom Day
A Celebration of Blossoms, Beauty and Bounty on Old Mission Peninsula. Old Mission winemakers invite you to their tasting rooms to give you a sample of unreleased wines! Barrel and Reserve wines are showcased in addition to each winerys standard tasting list. http://www.wineriesofoldmission.com/
Leland Food & Wine Festival
Michigan's oldest wine festival takes place at the Leland Harbor. Everyone has a chance to go to see 17 wineries of the Leelanau & Old Mission Peninsulas on Saturday, enjoy great food and music and kick off the summer festival season in style! No need to purchase advance tickets - just show up rain or shine at the big tent in Lelands picturesque Fishtown district.
National Cherry Festival
Oldest, Biggest and Still the Champion: The National Cherry Festival. Traverse City is still proud to be Americas Cherry Capital. It celebrates that heritage every year during the first week of July with an eight-day party featuring over 150 family activities: air shows, fireworks, parades (including the nations largest all-children parade) games, races, midway rides, demonstrations, nightly outdoor concerts and lots of chances to taste delicious cherry products. Now in its 86th year, the Cherry Festival is Traverse Citys signature event, drawing as many as 500,000 attendees from around the country. Everything is located conveniently within walking distance, and since almost all the events are free, it offers more than a week of affordable family fun.