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Traverse City Uncorked – May 1 – 31, 2017
[ May 1, 2017 to May 31, 2017. ] Quickly becoming a renowned wine destination, Traverse City boasts a wide range of cool-climate wines that pair perfectly with the exploding cuisine scene. The region’s two peninsulas, Leelanau and Old Mission, are both designated as American Viticultural Areas (AVA) with diverse microclimates uniquely suited for a variety of wine grapes. Among the internationally acclaimed varietals [...] more...

Crystal Mountain – Farm-to-Table Dining Series – May 19 – 20, 2017
[ May 19, 2017 5:00 pm to May 20, 2017 5:00 pm. ] Our Farm-to-Table dining series brings the fresh flavors of northern Michigan to the Thistle Pub & Grille the third weekend of each month, May through September. Our chefs work with local farms, making personal visits to many of them, to build a custom three-course menu. Our Farm-to-Table series is a clear example of Crystal Mountain's commitment to [...] more...

Crystal Mountain – Crystal Cup – May 26 – 28, 2017
[ May 26, 2017 to May 28, 2017. ] Play 36 holes of golf in a Ryder Cup format! The entire field of individual players and pairs will be divided into two teams, with their own team shirts and hats, for two days of friendly competition featuring proximity prizes and awards for the winner of the Crystal Cup. 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 an enormous selection of Michigan's finest microbrews, local hard cider and mead, and gourmet brats from northwest Michigan markets. Held slopeside. Admission VIP Ticket Package About VIP Beer and Brat Tickets $60 per person (Ages 3 & under are free). VIP Package [...] more...

Crystal Mountain – North Mitten Half Marathon, 10k & 5k – May 28, 2017
[ May 28, 2017; 8:00 am; ] Kick off summer with a running start at Crystal Mountain's 4th Annual Half Marathon, 10k, and 5k race! The North Mitten Half Marathon, 10k and 5k is a combination of paved roads, dirt roads and trails. The North Mitten route consists of primarily flat, open trails on Crystal Mountain property and will not climb the [...] more...

Crystal Mountain – Farm-to-Table Dining Series – June 16 – 17, 2017
[ June 16, 2017 5:00 pm to June 17, 2017 5:00 pm. ] Our Farm-to-Table dining series brings the fresh flavors of northern Michigan to the Thistle Pub & Grille the third weekend of each month, May through September. Our chefs work with local farms, making personal visits to many of them, to build a custom three-course menu. Our Farm-to-Table series is a clear example of Crystal Mountain's commitment to [...] more...

Crystal Mountain – Michigan PGA Women’s Open Pro-Am – June 23 – 25, 2017
[ June 23, 2017 to June 25, 2017. ] Bring your friends and play with a Pro! Our annual Pro-Am event kicks off the 2017 Michigan PGA Women's Open Tournament. The Pro-Am is a 36-hole scramble, featuring two divisions: Women's Only, and Mixed/Men's teams. Each team consists of 4-players plus a professional. The event is open to everyone. Women's Open Pro-Am includes: • 36 holes of [...] more...

Crystal Mountain – Michigan PGA Women’s Open – June 26 – 28, 2017
[ June 26, 2017 to June 28, 2017. ] Crystal Mountain is proud to be celebrating 13 years as host of the Michigan PGA Women’s Open. We hope you will join us for this premier event considered among the finest Women’s Open Championships in the nation. more...

Crystal Mountain – Farm-to-Table Dining Series – July 21 – 22, 2017
[ July 21, 2017 5:00 pm to July 22, 2017 5:00 pm. ] Our Farm-to-Table dining series brings the fresh flavors of northern Michigan to the Thistle Pub & Grille the third weekend of each month, May through September. Our chefs work with local farms, making personal visits to many of them, to build a custom three-course menu. Our Farm-to-Table series is a clear example of Crystal Mountain's commitment to [...] more...

Crystal Mountain – Farm-to-Table Dining Series – August 18 – 19, 2017
[ August 18, 2017 5:00 pm to August 19, 2017 5:00 pm. ] Our Farm-to-Table dining series brings the fresh flavors of northern Michigan to the Thistle Pub & Grille the third weekend of each month, May through September. Our chefs work with local farms, making personal visits to many of them, to build a custom three-course menu. Our Farm-to-Table series is a clear example of Crystal Mountain's commitment to [...] more...

Crystal Mountain – Ben Wright Invitational – August 24 – 26, 2017
[ August 24, 2017 to August 26, 2017. ] Enjoy one of golf's finest weekends at Crystal Mountain. Join legendary CBS golf commentator and author, Ben Wright, and friends for a Four Seasons Club weekend highlighting all that is great about the game — camaraderie, sportsmanship and contest. Each two-person team will be partnered with another two-some and a PGA Professional. There are three opportunities [...] more...

Crystal Mountain – Farm-to-Table Dining Series – September 15 – 16, 2017
[ September 15, 2017 5:00 pm to September 16, 2017 5:00 pm. ] Our Farm-to-Table dining series brings the fresh flavors of northern Michigan to the Thistle Pub & Grille the third weekend of each month, May through September. Our chefs work with local farms, making personal visits to many of them, to build a custom three-course menu. Our Farm-to-Table series is a clear example of Crystal Mountain's commitment to [...] more...

Traverse City Area Events via Facebook

Traverse City Uncorked

Traverse City Uncorked

May 1, 9:00am - May 15, 9:00am

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

May is Michigan Wine Month...Join us for an ENTIRE month of celebrating great wine! Lodging packages, winemaker dinners, art & wine experiences, a wine paired comedy show featuring internationally recongnized talent, wine education, and of course, a weekend wine tasting event along the Leelanau Peninsula Wine Trail await you! Get the full scoop (or should we say wine glass?) at the ticket link...

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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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On the Michigan Wine Trail Painting Class w/ Stephanie Schlatter

On the Michigan Wine Trail Painting Class w/ Stephanie Schlatter

May 20, 3:00pm - May 24, 9:00pm

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

Explore your inner artist alongside storyteller and artist Stephanie Schlatter Art, revered for her bright, colorful renditions of our Northern Michigan wineries. Join Stephanie for a two-hour wine and painting “expedition” led at Leelanau Studios at the Grand Traverse Regional Arts Campus, and create your own unique vineyard-inspired landscape! Sign up for Saturday May 20th 3-5 or Wednesday May 24th 7-9pm. Learn more about these unique art classes paired with Leelanau wine & get tickets!

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Sips N Giggles Wine and Comedy Show

Sips 'N Giggles Wine and Comedy Show

May 20, 7:00pm - May 20, 9:30pm

Leelanau Studios at the Grand Traverse Regional Arts Campus
10781 E Cherry Bend Rd
Traverse City, MI  49684 Map

Join us at Leelanau Studios at the Grand Traverse Regional Arts Campus for a hilarious evening with the internationally famed comedian Andrew Norelli and special guest Floyd J. Phillips, paired with Leelanau wine and nibbles from The Cheese Lady. Start your evening with the Sips ‘N Nibbles Happy Hour at 7pm, followed by the 8pm show, produced by Uncorrect Comedy. Tickets are just $20...Learn More & Get Your Tickets Now!

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Wine Education with the Wine Counselor

Wine Education with the Wine Counselor

May 24, 7:00pm - May 25, 8:30pm

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

An attorney by day and sommelier/wine educator by night, you might say this fun-loving Wine Counselor enjoys making a case for great-tasting wine. Join him for a few hours of wine “counseling”, charged with his signature charm and witty sense of humor. Learn more about his classes, geared to both beginning and advanced wine drinkers, and get tickets!

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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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North Mitten Half Marathon, 10k & 5k

North Mitten Half Marathon, 10k & 5k

May 28, 8:00am - May 28, 4:00pm

Crystal Mountain
12500 Crystal Mountain Dr
Thompsonville, MI  49683 Map

Kick off summer with a running start at Crystal Mountain's 4th Annual Half Marathon, 10k, and 5k race! The North Mitten Half Marathon, 10k and 5k is a combination of paved roads, dirt roads and trails. The North Mitten route consists of primarily flat, open trails on Crystal Mountain property and will not climb the mountain. Both races will start and finish at the white slopeside tent near the Crystal Clipper chairlift. This is a great spring race for beginners and experienced runners!

Visit our website to learn more: www.crystalmountain.com/events/north-mitten
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Bike Benzie

Bike Benzie

Jun 3, 6:00am - Jun 3, 4:00pm

Crystal Mountain
12500 Crystal Mountain Dr
Thompsonville, MI  49683 Map

Created by the Benzie Sunrise Rotary Club and hosted by Crystal Mountain for the last nine years, the Bike Benzie Tour is an annual charity ride for the benefit of area youth.

The event offers four picturesque rides through beautiful northwest lower Michigan that challenge riders of all ages and abilities. Benzie County and Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, where a large portion of the 100-mile loop is located, provide a rare combination of incredible natural scenery and perfect cycling terrain. Also, great food stops along the way feature regional snacks and more. All four rides start and end at Crystal Mountain.

2017 Fees
Before January 1 - April 3: Single adult, $40; Family*, $115
April 4 - May 3: Single adult, $45; Family*, $125
May 4 - June 2: Single adult, $50; Family*, $135
Day Of: Single adult, $60; Family*, $155
*Immediate family with minor children

For each rider, $1 is donated to the League of Michigan Bicyclists to support safe cycling.

Distances
• 30 miles
• 45 miles
• 62 miles
• 100 miles

"Yes We Can" Ride for People with Disabilities:
• 1 mile
• 3 miles
• 5 miles
• 8 miles

For more information and a schedule of events, please visit crystalmountain.com/bikebenzie
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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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