Summer Fun in Traverse City Michigan

Traverse City and Northern Michigan are PACKED with awesome stuf in the summer. Don't believe me, check out a brief sampling of some of the activities coming up in Traverse City in the next few months.

National Cherry Festival


Traverse City will come alive not only with cherries tucked into everything imaginable, but also with the roar of the U.S. Navy Blue Angels overhead July 3rd and July 4th ! Over 140 events in all! From Bay Side Entertainment to Wine and Cherry Cuisine…kids’ events and parades to sporting events…including a premier 15K run on the Old Mission Peninsula and a Million Dollar Hole-In-One Golf Competition – there truly is something for just about everyone! A limited number of tickets are still available for Festival premier events including: Festival Air Show’s Flight Deck Seating and Gala, Cherries D’Vine, Global Wine, Cherries Grand Buffet & Spectacular Stage Show, and Princess Tea. For Up-to-the-minute schedule information and to purchase event tickets and Entertainment V-Passes visit:


Gus Macker 3-on-3 Tournament


The excitement of 3 on 3 basketball is coming to Traverse City June 5 - 6. Gus Macker basketball is designed for male and female players of all ages, sizes and abilities. The courts will be near the popular West End beach and just steps from downtown Traverse City's historic shopping district with great boutiques, galleries, restaurants and brew pubs. Register your team now as registration ends very soon. Click here to register your team and join in the Macker fun!  Check out our hotels that are offering special rates for Gus Macker participants.


Traverse City Foodie Tour


Traverse City has been rated as the #1 "Foodie City" in America. Come and enjoy our self-guided foodie tour and discover why for yourself.  Long known for its scenic beauty and recreational bounty, the Traverse City area has also begun to attract attention as one of America’s most unique culinary destinations. Today, many visitors are familiar with the region’s award-winning wines and superb restaurants. But there is another side to the story: the talented artisans who create delicious foods that you can sample, purchase and enjoy on your own – whether it’s a fresh baked loaf of bread, a warm cherry pie, a glass of hard apple cider or a string of smoked sausages.