This weekend offers you an opportunity to taste, at each of the Leelanau Peninsula Wine Trail wineries, a wine and food pairing selected especially by the winemaker. Each winemaker will be present in the winery tasting room during the event to talk with you about the wine, and the food pairing, or answer any questions you have. The wines offered with the food pairing may be new releases, older wines, whatever the individual winemaker selected for you to enjoy with that special food pairing.
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/
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 winery's standard tasting list. http://www.wineriesofoldmission.com/
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 Leland's picturesque Fishtown district.
Oldest, Biggest and Still the Champion: The National Cherry Festival. Traverse City is still proud to be America's 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 nation's 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 City's 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.
Summer time is “outside time” in Traverse City, so it might seem odd that one of the area's most popular new summer festivals takes place almost entirely indoors. Founded in 2005, the Traverse City Film Festival has been able to lure movie buffs away from the beaches and golf courses with an outstanding selection of independent, foreign, and documentary films, as well as premieres, parties, panel discussions and lectures about the world of film. http://www.traversecityfilmfest.org/
Location: One mile west of Buckley off M-37 on County Road 633. Website: http://www.buckleyoldengineshow.org This event has over 700 antique gas and steam tractors, cars and trucks -- and a working 1923 steam locomotive that carries passengers around a mile of track. More details when available.
This annual weekend features a spectacular race through Leelanau's vineyards followed by a self guided wine tour of LPVA member wineries featuring world class wines and culinary delights that reflect the season's bounty.