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.

October 30, 2021

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 20-21, 2021

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.

Saturday, Oct 9, 2021

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!

Caberfae Peaks is conveniently located in Northern Michigan’s snowbelt. The resort sits in relatively high elevation and is the perfect distance from Lake Michigan. As a result, the “lake effect” snow machine manufactures an average of 150+ inches of annual snowfall per year!

Tubing: Our tubing hill opens 1 hour after our slopes open and starts at the top of every hour. We do recommend reservations as some hours book up. We do not have an age or height limit, we do, however, require each child to ride independently in their own tube… meaning they cannot sit on anyone’s lap.

Hickory Hills features 8 runs with 1 beginner, 5 intermediate, and 2 advanced runs that are serviced by 5 rope tows. Night skiing is available on 7 of the runs. Cross country skiers will find 4k of trails with a 1k trail lighted for night skiing. The Ski Patrol assists by promoting safe skiing and offering first aid services.

S & L Arctic K9’s Dog Sled Adventure is located just 15 minutes north of Cadillac, Michigan.

We are a recreational sled dog kennel & training site that encourages the practice and growth of sled dog activities through education, training and running sled dogs.

Crystal Mountain Established in 1956, Crystal Mountain is a family-owned, four-season resort recognized nationally as one of the Midwest’s premier destinations.

Open 10 am to 6pm every weekend in October -Private groups may arrange other times -Restrooms available inside the activity building -Watch them make donuts inside the activity building, also available for purchase -Straw bale maze -pumpkins are pre picked, but also some in patch for you to pick -Take a wagon and walk out to the patch or ride th

Come see our farm animals and get lost in our corn mazes.
(or straw maze for the little ones)

We sell squash, straw, gourds, costumes, Halloween decorations
Corn stalk bundles, and snacks if you get hungry.

Open 7 days a week through Halloween from 10:00 a.m. til 6:30 p.m.

U – Pick: Opens late June
Corn Maze: Opens in August

Make Jacob's Corn Maze your family fall tradition!

Life sized corn mazes are fun for everyone, young and old alike. Experience our world class computer designed 10 acre corn maze creation, unlike any other in Northern Michigan!

August 26th - 29th, 2021

The Cedar Polka Fest is an annual festival celebrating the town’s rich Polish history. Lasting 4 days and nights, nearly 10,000 people descend into town for family fun. Join us to eat, drink, and dance the nights away.

The Visitor’s Bureau is your source of information, news, events & local accommodations at Sleeping Bear Dunes and Leelanau County. Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore is one of only five National Lakeshore parks within the National Park System.

May 21 - October 31, 2021
Monday - Saturday 10:00am - 4:30pm
Closed all Holidays & Sundays
Fall Dates/Hours as Weather Permits

Our Animal Park features alpacas, Nigerian dwarf goats and miniature donkeys! Admission includes grain to feed the alpacas. Visit us to experience this unique, family-friendly park!

Located in the heart of the Manistee National Forest, Twin Oaks Campground & Cabins has specialized in camping fun for over 40 years. Our beautiful park offers a range of sites from full hook-up to large group sites, as well as clean facilities and full service cabins.

Fall fun on the farm. Active fruit farm with a fall farm market. Pumpkin patch, corn maze and apple picking. Refreshment stand with cider and donuts. Nugent Orchards is a family operated fruit farm established in 1918 just south of Benzonia in beautiful Northern Michigan.

Jan. 25, 2020, 11 a.m.- 5 p.m.

Each January Ice Wine Festival celebrates the unique ability to grow, harvest & produce one of the rarest products in the wine industry, Ice Wine!

2019 Dates: December 14th to December 31st

All aboard! It's time for the annual Festival of Trains, a Traverse City holiday tradition. Come see the massive 0-gauge model train layout along with spectacular HO-, S- and G-gauge layouts. There's a special kids layout, too, where the young (and young-at-heart) may operate the controls.

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