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Traverse City Uncorked – May 1 – 31, 2018
[ May 1, 2018 to May 31, 2018. ] 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...

Leelanau Peninsula Wine Trail – Spring Sip and Savor – May 5 – 6, 2018
[ May 5, 2018; 11:00 am to 6:00 pm. May 6, 2018; 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm. ] As our vineyards awaken to the sun and warmth of May, toast to the enchanting beauty of spring, indulge your senses and discover delicious Leelanau Wines splendidly paired with scrumptious small bites! This beloved springtime event includes a self-guided tour along the trail, where you’re free to visit any of the 24 participating wineries in [...] more...

Empire Asparagus Festival – May 18 – 20, 2018
[ May 18, 2018 to May 20, 2018. ] Join the Village of Empire at its 15th Annual Empire Asparagus Festival Friday, May 18th 7-10 pm Live music from Jack Pine, Pig Roast & FISH BOIL! $5 Entrance & Dance to Jack Pine Old Fashioned Fish Boil $16 & Pulled Pork Sandwich with the fixings $12 Saturday, May 19th 10 am Kick Yer Ass-paragus 5K Fun Run/Walk Registration for the runs [...] more...

The Cove in Leland – Here Comes the Sun Party – May 28, 2018
[ May 28, 2018; 11:00 am; ] It’s that time of year again! Time to kick off the summer with the annual Here Comes The Sun. Featuring live music from the Hidden Agenda Band. Doors open at 11:00 band plays from 1pm-5pm 10$ cover Must be 21 and over with a valid government issued photo ID to enter. Here Comes The Sun May 28, 11:00am - 5 pm The [...] more...

Small Plates – Leelanau Peninsula Wine Trail – May 31, 2018
[ May 31, 2018; 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm. ] Dine with Leelanau winemakers! The next wildly popular Small Plates—an intimate progressive dinner along the trail—is Thursday, May 31, 2018 from 6 to 9 pm. Enjoy a glass of wine paired with a gourmet tapas dish in the tasting rooms of up to three wineries during this unique dinner event that happens just twice per year! [...] more...

Leland Wine and Food Festival – June 9, 2018
[ June 9, 2018; 12:00 pm to 6:00 pm. ] Celebrate northern MI Wine & Food in Leland! Enjoy tasting local award-winning wines from 12 Leelanau Peninsula wineries & 1 local brewery, delicious specialties from 8 local food vendors while soaking up beautiful views of Lake Michigan and the Manitou Islands from our Leland Harbor venue. Our 'Come & Go' re-entry wristbands allow you to explore our beaches, unique [...] more...

Friends of Fishtown 5K – July 21, 2018
[ July 21, 2018; 9:00 am; ] The 10th Annual Friends of Fishtown 5K Run/Walk returns on July 21, 2018. Tickets go on sale February 1! The Friends of Fishtown 5K course winds through Leland’s neighborhoods and along the Leland River, starting and finishing in the heart of Fishtown. Easy climbs and graceful descents make this an event for the serious runner or [...] more...

Harvest Stompede – Annual Vineyard Run & Walk – September 8 & 9, 2018
[ September 8, 2018; 11:00 am to 6:00 pm. September 9, 2018; 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm. ] The annual Harvest Stompede is September 8 & 9, 2018. 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 [...] more...

Leland Heritage Festival – September 15, 2018
[ September 15, 2018; 11:00 am to 3:00 pm. ] Events, Live Music by Duck Soup, Dining & Shopping Specials! More Info 2018 events listed late summer. Annual Leland Classic Car Show Don't miss Van's annual "invitation only" automobile exhibition! The show continues to grow since it's inception and now numbers about a hundred vehicles from many eras. ~ Sponsored by Van’s Garage 12th Annual Wood Boats on the Wall 100 years of vintage wood boats from [...] more...

Manitou Passage Golf Club – A Northern Michigan Adventure
By Jim Barnes It may seem unthinkable, even sacrilegious, to make any changes to a course designed by the great Arnold Palmer. Originally opened in 1998 as King’s Challenge, the course languished a bit when Sugar Loaf Mountain Ski Resort closed (the course is built alongside the ski hill), so it needed some rejuvenating and updating. [...] more...

Dunes Golf Club: Finding Your “Zen” Zone in Sleeping Bear Country
Dunes Golf Club – Hole #18 – A great finishing hole with a dramatic approach shot over the water. By Jim Barnes The Dunes Golf Club is one of the hidden gems of northern Michigan golf. Lying just a few miles east of the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore visitor center in Empire, the course is carved [...] more...

The Homestead Resort
Lake Michigan’s spectacular vistas make this a resort unlike others. The color of the water–sometimes blue, sometimes turquoise, sometimes golden–is one reason why. Another is relaxing along the water. You and each member of your family or group can do as much or as little as you like. That’s why this resort is celebrated, both near [...] more...

 
 

Traverse City Uncorked – May 1 – 31, 2018

Traverse City Uncorked
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 are Riesling, Pinot Grigio, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Cabernet Franc.

Pair all of this with the beauty of Lake Michigan’s Grand Traverse Bay and the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore and experience, firsthand, the Traverse City region which will have you yearning for more.

Throughout the month of May, enjoy lodging packages, tasting room specials, chef events, winemaker dinners, education and more. Visit Traverse City Uncorked‘s website for further information.

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Leelanau Peninsula Wine Trail On Facebook

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Leelanau Peninsula Wine Trail – Spring Sip and Savor – May 5 – 6, 2018

Spring Sip & Savor
As our vineyards awaken to the sun and warmth of May, toast to the enchanting beauty of spring, indulge your senses and discover delicious Leelanau Wines splendidly paired with scrumptious small bites! This beloved springtime event includes a self-guided tour along the trail, where you’re free to visit any of the 24 participating wineries in any order you choose on both Saturday (11-6) and Sunday (12-5). Tickets are limited and typically sell out, so get yours TODAY!

Ticket Information:
Tickets are $40 and include a souvenir wine glass, along with a featured wine and food pairing at each winery. After your featured pairing, most wineries offer an additional complimentary 2 to 3 tastes. Purchase your tickets by selecting a Starting Winery where you will check-in to the event and pick up your supplies before charting your own course to participating wineries in any order you choose. Tickets are good for both Saturday and Sunday. 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.

Don’t want to drive? Find a willing friend and purchase an additional designated driver ticket for just $20. Your driver can still enjoy the food pairings while he/she takes you from winery to winery. You can also take your food & wine tour via bus or limo by contacting one of our transportation partners. We encourage you to contact them PRIOR to purchasing your tickets and a starting point. Find transportation packages that include your tickets or visit our transportation page for a complete list of our preferred partners.

Saturday, May 5:  11 to 6

Sunday, May 6: 12 to 5

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Leelanau Peninsula Wine Trail On Facebook

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Empire Asparagus Festival – May 18 – 20, 2018

Join the Village of Empire at its 15th Annual Empire Asparagus Festival

Friday, May 18th
7-10 pm Live music from Jack Pine, Pig Roast & FISH BOIL!
$5 Entrance & Dance to Jack Pine
Old Fashioned Fish Boil $16 & Pulled Pork Sandwich with the fixings $12

Saturday, May 19th
10 am Kick Yer Ass-paragus 5K Fun Run/Walk
Registration for the runs starts at 9 am at Empire Public Beach. Entry fee for walkers and kids 17 and younger is $25, includes a t-shirt.
Runners enjoy free entry to the festival with run number PLUS a free drink ticket & customized tech shirt, $40.
Register online: https://runsignup.com/Race/MI/Empire/KickYourAssparagus5KRunWalk

12 pm Asparagus Recipe Contest Asparagus Cook-Off
Cash Prizes! $100 for the people’s choice winner and $50 for the second prize.

1-4 pm Empire Area Museum open

2 pm Ode to the Asparagus Poetry Contest
Check out the plans for the Glen Lake Library expansion!

12-5 pm Northwoods Soda Children’s Bar Open
12-10 pm Food & Beer Tent

Music & Entertainment Schedule
12-2 pm Keith Scott Blues Guitarist
2-4 pm Cherrylife Productions “Miss Asparagus on Stilts”
2-3:30 pm Andre Villoch
3:30 pm Children’s Magic Show with Magician Gordon Russ
5-7 pm 5th GEAR Band
7:30-10 K.Jones & the Benzie Playboys

Sunday, May 20th
9am-1pm Asparagus Breakfast by The Zonta Club of Leelanau County
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Empire Asparagus Festival On Facebook

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The Cove in Leland – Here Comes the Sun Party – May 28, 2018


It’s that time of year again!

Time to kick off the summer with the annual Here Comes The Sun. Featuring live music from the Hidden Agenda Band.

Doors open at 11:00 band plays from 1pm-5pm
10$ cover

Must be 21 and over with a valid government issued photo ID to enter.

Here Comes The Sun
May 28, 11:00am – 5 pm
The Cove

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