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Leelanau Peninsula Wine Trail – Taste the Passion ~ Wine & Love – February 11 & 12, 2017
[ February 11, 2017; 11:00 am to 5:00 pm. February 12, 2017; 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm. ] Join us for Taste the Passion – the SWEETEST event of the year! February 11 & 12, 2017 Saturday 11:00 am to 5:00 pm Sunday 12:00 to 5:00 pm Love is in the air along the Leelanau Peninsula Wine Trail during “Taste the Passion,” an annual celebration of wine, delicious fare and love! Tickets are $35 per person and include [...] more...

Crystal Mountain – Valentine’s Day at the Mountain – February 14, 2017
[ February 14, 2017; ] Valentine's Day at Crystal means specials and deals around the mountain for love birds and singles alike. Two-for-One Day Lift Ticket + Rental Available February 14, 2017 Purchase one day ticket (9am-4:30pm) and receive another day for free! Purchase one day equipment rental and receive another day equipment rental for free! Offer only valid Tuesday, February 14, 2017. Additional ticket [...] more...

Crystal Mountain – Teddy Knape Fest – February 18, 2017
[ February 18, 2017; ] Join us for the 10th Annual Teddy Knape Fest! - Friday, February 12 - 7-9pm: Visit the Vista Lounge for small raffles, prizes, games and drink specials plus live music from The Jackie Treehorns featuring Jeff Bihlman. more...

The Homestead – Songs, Stories & S’mores – February 18, 2017
[ February 18, 2017; 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm. ] Join in on some good 'ole fashioned family fun. Local folk musicians and story tellers host an evening of sing-a-long songs and story time at Mountain Flowers Lodge from 5:30pm to 8:30pm. We'll also have the outdoor fireplace roaring for marshmallow roasting and s'mores. Adults: $12; Children $9; Children under 5 years old are free. <> Visit The Homestead - [...] more...

Betsie Bay Frozen 5k in Frankfort, Michigan – February 18, 2017
[ February 18, 2017; ] Run or walk in this fun 5k in the midst of February in Frankfort! For crazy runners who are willing to face 10-degree temperatures and 30-mph gusts off Lake Michigan. Can you handle it? All ages are welcome at this family friendly event. Race happens snow or shine! Registration Race day registration will take place Saturday, February 18, [...] more...

The Homestead – Cooking Demonstration: Paella – February 19, 2017
[ February 19, 2017; 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm. ] A hearty paella is the ideal festive dish for a gathering of friends and family. Join Nonna's award-winning Chef John Piombo for a cooking demonstration where you'll learn how to prepare the perfect paella...and you'll get to try some! $35 per person. Advance reservations. 231.334.5222. <> Visit The Homestead - Cooking Demonstration: Paella Website >>>> <> The Homestead Resort Events [...] more...

The Homestead – Winter Concert & Dance with Kathy Lamar & The Robin Connell Jazz Collection – February 25, 2017
[ February 25, 2017; 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm. ] An extension of our popular summer concert series, The Homestead is hosting a concert at Mountain Flowers Saturday, February 25th from 7pm to 10pm. This concert features Robin Connell on keyboards, Kathy Lamar as vocalist, Laurie Sears on saxaphone and flute, Neil Gordon on guitar and Mark Weymouth on drums. It's a fun, lively group that's [...] more...

Crystal Mountain – Mardi Gras on the Mountain – March 3 – 4, 2017
[ March 3, 2017 to March 4, 2017. ] Let the good times roll at Crystal Mountain this Mardi Gras Weekend! Dress in your favorite purple, green and gold! Skiers and boarders in FULL COSTUME receive $10 off their open-to-close lift ticket (valid Saturday, March 5, 2016 only). Discount only available at ticket window. more...

Crystal Mountain – 6-for-$60 Friday – March 10, 2017
[ March 10, 2017; ] 5-for-$50 Lift Tickets, 9am-9pm - Bring a group of five people and you ALL ski and ride ALL DAY for only $50! more...

Crystal Mountain – Spring Carnival – March 10 – 11, 2017
[ March 10, 2017 to March 11, 2017. ] Get ready for a fun filled Saturday with events and activities for the whole family to enjoy! more...

Crystal Mountain – Celts & Kayaks – March 17 – 18, 2017
[ March 17, 2017 to March 18, 2017. ] Cheers to a fun-filled St. Patrick's weekend, with plenty of activities for everyone, including our epic Kayak on the Snow Race. Don't miss the celebration! Book your stay today. Book Now » or call (888) 976-5106 for reservations. Friday, March 17 9am - 4pm Shamrock Search - Find a numbered shamrock and return it to the Park at Water's Edge [...] more...

Leelanau Peninsula Wine Trail – Sips, Chips and Dips – March 18, 2017
[ March 18, 2017; 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm. ] Join the casual fun on Saturday, March 18, 2017 from 12:00 to 5:00 pm as participating wineries offer everyday snacks paired with a complimentary taste of Leelanau wine. This is a fantastic way to try lots of your favorite munchies and see how great they taste when complemented by wine. This is a free event. Just [...] more...

Crystal Mountain – Retro Weekend – March 24 – 25, 2017
[ March 24, 2017 to March 25, 2017. ] It's time for a retro flashback and its happening at Crystal Mountain! Dress in your favorite retro clothing. Skiers & Boarders in FULL COSTUME receive $10 OFF an open-to-close lift ticket. Lift ticket is valid Saturday, March 19, 2016 only. more...

Crystal Mountain – Easter Egg Hunt – April 15, 2017
[ April 15, 2017; ] Saturday | April 15, 2017 Stay tuned for details! <> Visit Crystal Mountain Website >>>> <> more...

Crystal Mountain – Easter Buffet – April 16, 2017
[ April 16, 2017; ] Sunday, April 16, 2017 Hippity-hop to the Easter Buffet and enjoy a variety of favorites at the Crystal Center. Stay tuned for details! <> Visit Crystal Mountain Website >>>> <> more...

Crystal Mountain – 12th Annual Michigan Beer & Brat Festival – May 27, 2017
[ May 27, 2017; ] Kick off the summer with this Memorial Day weekend tradition at Crystal Mountain. Enjoy live entertainment while sampling over 75 of Michigan's finest microbrews, local hard cider and mead, and gourmet brats from northwest Michigan markets. Plus, live entertainment held slopeside. Stay tuned for event details! Stay tuned for more participating Breweries and Brat Vendors! Beer available while supplies last. Crystal [...] more...

Traverse City Area Events via Facebook

Taste of Success

Taste of Success

Feb 24, 6:00pm - Feb 24, 9:00pm

Great Lakes Culinary Institute (GLCI)
715 E Front St
Traverse City, MI  49686 Map

Come join us for a great night of food and drink. All proceeds go to scholarships awarded to Great Lakes Culinary Institute students.

Winter Concert & Dance

Winter Concert & Dance

Feb 25, 7:00pm - Feb 25, 10:00pm

The Homestead
1 Woodridge Rd
Glen Arbor, MI  49636 Map

An extension of our popular summer concert series, The Homestead is hosting a concert at Mountain Flowers Saturday, February 25th from 7pm to 10pm.

This concert features Robin Connell on keyboards, Kathy Lamar as vocalist, Laurie Sears on saxaphone and flute, Neil Gordon on guitar and Mark Weymouth on drums. It's a fun, lively group that's is sure to be entertaining and enjoyable for all.

Tickets are sold in advance for $15 per person by calling 231.334.5100. Tickets will be sold at the door for $20 per person. Cash bar available.
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Mardi Gras

Mardi Gras

Mar 3, 6:00pm - Mar 4, 11:00pm

Crystal Mountain
12500 Crystal Mountain Dr
Thompsonville, MI  49683 Map

Friday, March 3
6pm - Mask Making with the Snow Monsters: Make your own Mardi Gras mask with the Snow Monsters! Held in the Crystal Center.

Saturday, March 4
11am - It's All Downhiller Alpine Race
$6 per person for two runs on each course (the Big Easy Family course and the Cajun Downhiller). Register at our Snowsports Desk Friday March 3 or Saturday morning March 4. For more info, call our Snowsports Desk at 888.968.7686 ext. 2000.

• The Big Easy Family Race - One child and one adult race as a team on our “Big Easy” Cheers race course. Two runs for each team. Teams scored with the NASTAR Team scoring points. Prizes for top Team scores.

Team Categories
- Teams with Child 12 and under
- Teams with Child 13 to 18.
- Teams with Child 19 or older.

• The Cajun Downhiller - A hot and spicy race down Gorge and Cheers race course. Challenge yourself on the “New Orleans turn” down Gorge and onto the “Jazzy Street Turns” of Cheers. Two runs with your best handicap run counting for prizes.

Noon - 5pm: DJ Dance Party & BBQ
Dancing, bead contest, face painting, Glitter Tattoos and more!

2pm: Stylin' on the Slopes Costume Contest
Strut your creative Mardi Gras purple, gold and green costumes on the slopes! Participants receive beads for creativity and enthusiasm. Meet at the Lodge slopeside tent at 2pm for judging. Top adult male and female will be crowned King/Queen of the Mountain and win a 2017-18 Season Pass!

3pm - Mardi Gras Rail Jam
Open to both Skiers and Snowboarders. Prizes awarded to top 3 in each division. Top overall male and female win a 2017/18 season pass. $20 per person includes March on the Mountain t-shirt. We'll have giveaways, swag and more! Register online by visiting our webpage crystalmountain.com/mardigras

4 - 11pm: Live Music at the Vista Lounge
Featuring the Feral Cats! Playing a nice mix of early rock and roll, to blues, to folk. From Dylan to Elvis, they'll bring their own scraps of familiar Americana to you.
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6-for-$60 Friday

6-for-$60 Friday

Mar 10, 9:00am - Mar 10, 9:00pm

Crystal Mountain
12500 Crystal Mountain Dr
Thompsonville, MI  49683 Map

In celebration of our 60th Anniversary, bring a group of six people and you all ski and ride for only $60! Valid for skiing and riding on Friday, March 10, 2017 only.

The larger the group, the better the deal:
• 2 for $30 each
• 3 for $20 each
• 4 for $15 each
• 5 for $12 each
• 6+ for $10 each!

Cannot be combined with any other offers, special discounts or coupons.
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Spring Carnival

Spring Carnival

Mar 10, 6:00pm - Mar 11, 11:00pm

Crystal Mountain
12500 Crystal Mountain Dr
Thompsonville, MI  49683 Map

Friday, March 10
6-for-$60 Friday
In celebration of our 60th Anniversary, bring a group of six people and you all ski and ride from open-to-close for only $60! Cannot be combined with any other offers, special discounts or coupons. Valid for skiing and riding on Friday, March 10, 2017 only.

The larger the group, the better the deal:
• 2 for $30 each
• 3 for $20 each
• 4 for $15 each
• 5 for $12 each
• 6+ for $10 each!

6pm: Cardboard Sled Building Workshop
Located in the Crystal Center. Cardboard and tape will be provided. $10 per duct tape roll. Reservations available at Park at Water's Edge - stop by or call 888.968.7686 ext. 7000.

7-8pm: Cardboard Classic Registration
Completed sled and all participants must be present to register. The sledding surface of your sled must be standard brown cardboard or standard silver duct tape. Registration to be held slopeside on the lodge deck. See the list of rules at crystalmountain.com/carnival

Saturday, March 11
9:30-10:30am: Cardboard Classic Registration
Completed sleds and participants must be present to register. The The sledding surface of your sled must be standard brown cardboard or standard silver duct tape. Registration will be held slopeside on the Lodge deck. See the list of rules at crystalmountain.com/carnival

10:30am: Cardboard Classic Creative Sled Contest
Build a cardboard sled using only standard cardboard and duct tape. All sleds participating in the competition must be pre-registered. See the list of rules at crystalmountain.com/carnival

11am: Cardboard Classic Race
Once registered, the cardboard sleds and riders will make their way up the mountain for a race like no other. All sleds and participants must be present at registration. See the list of rules at crystalmountain.com/carnival

Noon - 1:30pm: Slush Cup Registration
Held slopeside on the Lodge deck.

Noon - 4pm: DJ Dance Party & BBQ
Including hula hoop contest, limbo and more!

2pm: Slush Cup
Ski or ride through a giant pit of icy slush for bragging rights! Day-of registration required at the slopeside tent. Helmets are required. Rental gear is prohibited. Participants must be 12 years of age.

4 - 7pm: FREE Slopeside Concert featuring Brena
Their wide variety of songs offers a little something for everyone; ranging from oldies, to current top 40 hits, classic rock to smooth R&B, country to high energy dance music, and everything in between.
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Celts & Kayaks

Celts & Kayaks

Mar 17, 9:00am - Mar 18, 11:00pm

Crystal Mountain
12500 Crystal Mountain Dr
Thompsonville, MI  49683 Map

Friday, March 17, 9am-4pm

Shamrock Search - Find a numbered shamrock and return it to the Park at Water's Edge for a prize!

Pot of Gold Challenge - Enter your best guess to win a Pot of Gold. Visit the Park at Water's Edge for details.

Look for the Leprechaun – The leaping Leprechaun comes just once a year. Find him for good luck and an on hill photo!

4pm - 11pm: Green Beer Party at the Vista Lounge

Saturday, March 18
9:30am - 1:30am: Event Registration - Slope side registration available for the Kayak on the Snow Race and the Slush Cup. Participants must be present to register. See rules for event age requirements. Parent signature required for children 17 and under.

11am: Kayak on the Snow Race - Compete for the best time kayaking on the snow! Equipment provided. The use of personal equipment is prohibited. Participants must be at least 8 years old. Registration required. See the rules at crystalmountain.com/snowkayak

12pm - 4pm: DJ Dance Party & BBQ - We'll be playing games and dancing all afternoon long! Held slopeside on the Lodge deck.

1pm: Celtic Dance - Enjoy a unique slopeside show of Dair2Treble Irish & Interpretive Dance Troupe. Directed by Rose Vanderley. Showcasing traditional Irish dancing steps!

2pm: Slush Cup - Ski or ride through a giant pit of icy slush for bragging rights. Day of registration required at slopeside tent. Helmets are required. Rental gear is prohibited. Participants must be 12 years of age.
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Sips, Chips & Dips

Sips, Chips & Dips

Mar 18, 12:00pm - Mar 18, 5:00pm

Leelanau Peninsula Wine Trail
10781 East Cherry Bend Road, Studio 1
Traverse City, MI  49684 Map

Join the casual fun on Saturday, March 18, 2017 from 12:00 to 5:00 pm as participating wineries pair everyday snacks paired with Leelanau wine. This is a fantastic way to try lots of your favorite munchies—including Great Lakes Potato Chips—and see how great they taste when complemented by wine. Tickets are $10 per person and include a souvenir wine glass, a snack-and-wine pairing at each of 22 participating wineries and a $5 donation to help save the Leland Harbor. Enjoy the yummy fun!... See MoreSee Less

Retro Weekend

Retro Weekend

Mar 24, 6:00pm - Mar 25, 8:00pm

Crystal Mountain
12500 Crystal Mountain Dr
Thompsonville, MI  49683 Map

Friday, March 24
6pm: Birds of Prey
Back by popular demand! Learn more about Wings of Wonder and their raptor rehabilitation program and meet live birds of prey like owls, falcons and hawks.

Saturday, March 25
11am: Get Up! On Mountain Run
Take the challenge to run, walk, climb or crawl to the top of Buck, slush or shine! Medals for all finishers. Top male and female winners receive a 2017-18 Season Pass! $20 per person, includes March on the Mountain t-shirt. Register online by visiting crystalmountain.com/retro

2pm: Get Down! Bike Race
Race on the mountain in snow, slush, or sand for the best time of two runs. Medals awarded for the top three in both Fat Tire and Open categories. $20 per person, includes March on the Mountain t-shirt. Register online by visiting crystalmountain.com/retro

Noon - 4pm: DJ Dance Party & BBQ
Includes "Name That Tune", Rubik's Cube Contest and more. Held slopeside on the Lodge deck.

5 - 8pm - FREE Slopeside Concert featuring The Journey
The Journey Tribute entertains audiences from all over the world. Let this band of extremely talented musicians take you on a “journey” of some of rock’s most enduring classics. Be prepared for a high energy show!
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Spring Sip & Savor

Spring Sip & Savor

May 6, 11:00am - May 7, 5:00pm

Leelanau Peninsula Wine Trail
10781 East Cherry Bend Road, Studio 1
Traverse City, MI  49684 Map

Celebrate spring, indulge in your senses and learn more about Leelanau Peninsula wines with delicious wine and food pairings at 23 wineries along the trail Saturday May 6th from 11:00 to 6:00 pm and Sunday May 7th from Noon to 5:00 pm. Tickets to this memorable, self-guided event are $35 for both days and include a souvenir wine glass and a featured wine & food pairing at each winery. After your featured pairing, most wineries offer an additional complimentary 2 to 3 tastes. Tickets are limited and typically sell out, so get yours TODAY!

A $5 donation for every ticket sold goes to the Bruce Simpson Winemakers Scholarship to help students in their quest for a career in viticulture or enology in Northern Michigan.
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Michigan Beer and Brat Festival

Michigan Beer and Brat Festival

May 27, 4:00pm - May 27, 8:00pm

Crystal Mountain
12500 Crystal Mountain Dr
Thompsonville, MI  49683 Map

Kick off the summer with this Memorial Day weekend tradition at Crystal Mountain. Enjoy live entertainment while sampling an enormous selection of Michigan's finest microbrews, local hard cider and mead, and gourmet brats from northwest Michigan markets. Held slopeside.

Tickets are on sale now! For more info, visit: crystalmountain.com/beerfest
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Leelanau Peninsula Wine on the Water

Leelanau Peninsula Wine on the Water

Jul 15, 1:00pm - Jul 15, 7:00pm

Join us for a fantastic day of wine on the water! The 2017 Leelanau Peninsula Wine on the Water Festival features delicious pours from local wineries, a distillery and a brewery as well as delicious food from local restaurants. Enjoy drinks, food and all-day musical entertainment along the cool breeze from Grand Traverse Bay.

More details to follow...
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Harvest Stompede

Harvest Stompede

Sep 9, 11:00am - Sep 10, 5:00pm

Leelanau Peninsula Wine Trail
10781 East Cherry Bend Road, Studio 1
Traverse City, MI  49684 Map

This annual weekend features a spectacular race through Leelanau’s vineyards followed by a self-guided wine tour along the Leelanau Peninsula Wine Trail featuring world class wines and culinary delights that reflect the season’s bounty.

The Harvest Stompede Wine Tour starts on Saturday immediately following the race. The tour takes place from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm on Saturday and 12:00 to 5:00 pm on Sunday. Tickets are $40 and include a souvenir wine glass and a special wine pour and food pairing at each of 23 participating wineries along the Leelanau Peninsula Wine Trail.
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The Hunt for the Reds of October

The Hunt for the Reds of October

Oct 2, 11:00am - Oct 13, 5:00pm

Leelanau Peninsula Wine Trail
10781 East Cherry Bend Road, Studio 1
Traverse City, MI  49684 Map

Leelanau Peninsula has become well-known for its Riesling and other cool-climate white varietals and blends. What is often overlooked, however, are the high-quality red wines being grown in the region.

To help get beneath the surface, the Leelanau Peninsula Wine Trail hosts a fun event to explore and discover great red wines of Leelanau Peninsula. The Hunt for the Reds of October takes place weekdays (Monday through Friday) during the month of October. For the entire month of October, your ticket gets you a complimentary pour at each of more than 20 participating wineries offering diverse red wines: big and bold Cabernet Francs and Merlots, aromatic and spicy Pinot Noirs and many more.

Tickets are $10 per person which includes a signature wine glass, a complimentary red wine pour at each winery throughout the month of October and a $5 donation to the American Red Cross.
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Toast the Season

Toast the Season

Nov 4, 11:00am - Nov 5, 5:00pm

Leelanau Peninsula Wine Trail
10781 East Cherry Bend Road, Studio 1
Traverse City, MI  49684 Map

Celebrate the holiday season enjoying local wine and delicious fare along the Leelanau Peninsula Wine Trail. Each year in November, enjoy tasting and touring during one of two consecutive weekends – November 4 and 5 or November 11 and 12, 2017.

Tickets are $75 for couples or $50 for singles (for BOTH days) and include a featured wine and food pairing at 23 wineries, a souvenir wine glass and the wildly popular holiday gift. After your featured pairing, most wineries offer an additional complimentary 2 to 3 tastes.

Bringing your own driver or have a friend not interested in drinking? Add a Designated Driver ticket for $25 so your non-drinking friend may still enjoy food along the trail as well as the holiday gift.
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Toast the Season (Weekend 2)

Toast the Season (Weekend 2)

Nov 11, 11:00am - Nov 12, 5:00pm

Leelanau Peninsula Wine Trail
10781 East Cherry Bend Road, Studio 1
Traverse City, MI  49684 Map

Celebrate the holiday season enjoying local wine and delicious fare along the Leelanau Peninsula Wine Trail. Each year in November, enjoy tasting and touring during one of two consecutive weekends – November 4 and 5 or November 11 and 12, 2017.

Tickets are $75 for couples or $50 for singles (for BOTH days) and include a featured wine and food pairing at 23 wineries, a souvenir wine glass and the wildly popular holiday gift. After your featured pairing, most wineries offer an additional complimentary 2 to 3 tastes.

Bringing your own driver or have a friend not interested in drinking? Add a Designated Driver ticket for $25 so your non-drinking friend may still enjoy food along the trail as well as the holiday gift.
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