Stars, Wine, Brew and Barbecue!

Fun is definitely in the air this weekend….Stargazing, Wine tasting, Brews and Barbecue, Fishy fun for the kids and a fabulous airshow! Wine and Beer lovers each have a festival destination this weekend. Stargazers can set sail on an evening voyage Friday night, and kids can catch some fun with NMC and the Great Lakes Children’s museum on Saturday. And the whole family will love a high flying performance in Gaylord!
Traverse City Wine & Art Festival
Saturday, June 20th, 2-9, Grand Traverse Commons
Sample more than 200 local wines, food from local restaurants, local art and live musical performances including Guster, The Verve Pipe, Xoe Wise, Phil Denny, Briar Rabbit, Bennett and Rachel B. Tickets and more info at
Glen Lake BBQ and Brews Celebration
Enjoy a wide variety of Michigan microbrews, fabulous BBQ and other great small food from local restaurants. There will also be wine and non-alcohol options. And lots of other activities! Face painting and magicians, Live music and live & silent auctions, and great shopping in Glen Arbor stores!
Astronomy Sail with the Inland Seas Association
Friday, June 19, 9-11pm
Tickets $45.00 by phone at 231 271 3077
With the Astronomy Under Sail program, you can experience the stars and new moon, uninhibited.  During the sail, Astronomer Dick Cookman will help you identify constellations as well as discuss their legends. The sail is 2 hours long. Please arrive 20-30 minutes early, and dress for cooler temperatures.
9th Annual Kids FREE Fishing Day with NMC
Saturday, June 20, 8-3
Over 1,000 rainbow trout will be stocked in the harbor at NMC’s Great Lakes Campus, located at 715 E Front Street, and the Great Lakes Children’s Museum will be there giving kids a chance to try the art of Japanese fish printing. More info at
Wings Over Gaylord
Saturday, June 20 – Gates open 9am
You don’t have to wait until Cherry Festival to catch a great airshow! Come out to the Gaylord regional Airport on Saturday for Jaw dropping Aerobatic aerial performances, Jets and vintage war birds performing and on display.


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