Region 9 -Traverse City Area

Region 9 -Traverse City Area

Michigan Life's Region 9 Traverse City Area including Antrim County, Benzie County, Grand Traverse County, Kalkaska County, Leelanau County, Manistee County, Missaukee County and Wexford County Michigan.

The Zombie Run, a 5K run/walk, has become a Traverse City Halloween tradition. And what's not to like? Zombies and beer have always been a winning combination. Come join zombies from all walks of life (or shall we say death)! You never know who will show up, but the one thing you will never see is someone not having a great time.

December 4 – 5, 2020

Feel the Spirit of the Season as the Ramsdell Ballroom is transformed into a winter wonderland with live Christmas trees, wreaths and other holiday decor designed by local holiday enthusiasts! Browse the items that are up for bid through silent auction all weekend, ending with the final sales on Sunday.

32 Mile Color Tour starting downtown at the Cadillac City Park parking lot, head East toward Mitchell Street (away from lake) on Cass Street. At Cass/Mitchell traffic light, follow Cass/M-55 East all the way to M-66, approx. 9 miles. Turn left onto M-66 towards Lake City. Follow M-66 thru Lake City, to M-42. Turn left to go East onto M-42.

2nd Weekend in February

Beulahs Winterfest is not your normal winterfest, this festival looks for the quirky fun-loving events that you don't find everywhere else. Check out this list of events and attractions you will find:

February 15-16, 2020

Established in 1965, Kalkaska Winterfest is an annual celebration of wintertime activities and the true “up north” spirit. Each year, Kalkaska Winterfest hosts a slew of family-friendly attractions during the weekend-long event.

The Onekama Fall Festival takes place every year in the Village Park with lots of free activities and fun! Featuring scarecrows, hay rides, pumpkin decorating and events, this event is fun for the whole family.

Every Friday and Saturday in October the S.S. City of Milwaukee transforms into the Manistee Ghost Ship! This tour will satisfy anyone looking for that fall “scare” For more information on the ghost ship, or the S.S. City of Milwaukee, visit their website at: www.carferry.com

Thanksgiving - New Years Day | Free - Donations Accepted

Sparkle in the Park will create over 50 holiday displays that visitors can drive by or take leisurely walks through with the family.

Bear Lake’s Sparkle in the Park | 7727 Hopkins Dr. Bear Lake, MI 49614

postponed until 2021

Step back in time as you take part in one of Michigan’s most unique holiday celebrations. An entire weekend of excitement including the Victorian Sleighbell Parade with horse drawn entries, bagpipers, reindeer meet and greet and carolers elegantly dressed in Victorian style attire.

Snow Tubing at Timberlee Hills is the perfect way to spend the day with your whole family in Traverse City this winter. It’s all the fun of sledding – without hiking back up the hill!

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