Mushrooms, Asparagus, Barbecue and more-it’s one tasty weekend!

This weekend is one full of flavor! Get your fill of Morel Mushrooms in Boyne City, taste the very best Petoskey restaurants have to offer, celebrate the spring Asparagus harvest in Empire, and then get your annual Buffalo Burger fix on Sunday in Traverse City! And in between all that, you can get in a fun walk with your furry friend-since you’re going to need to burn off a few calories!


National Morel Mushroom Festival, May 17-20, downtown Boyne City

Thursday’s events include the Craft Beer Block Party, Friday has a craft show, guided morel hunts, and the MorelFest Wine & Dine, Saturday it’s the Taste of Morels, Open Mic Competition, and much more. Check out the complete schedule of events at


Petoskey Restaurant Week, May 18-25th

Select restaurants in Petoskey and Bay Harbor are offering special 3 course menus at $15 for lunch and $25 for dinners, with some establishments offering 2 for 1 pricing. Learn more at


Tart Trails “Tails to Trails” 5k, Saturday, May 19th, 9am, VASA Trailhead, Williamsburg

Mingle with other dog owners and enjoy the trails with your canine friend. All proceeds benefit TART Trails. Admission is $20-$50 and includes a doggy goody bag with treats, and photos of you and your dog(s). Learn more at


Empire Asparagus Festival, May 18-20

Enjoy a weekend of events celebration Spring’s most popular vegetable! There is a dance and fish boil on Friday, The Asparagus recipe contest and cookoff on Saturday, the asparagus breakfast on Sunday, and lots more fun all weekend long! Get more info at


63rd Annual NMC Barbecue, Sunday, May 20th, 11am-5pm, NMC Main Campus, TC

Let’s all do the BBQ! It’s time for your annual taste of buffalo burgers with all the fixins, plus enjoy live entertainment, games, activities and more. All proceeds help fund projects at NMC. Tickets are $6 in advance, $8 on the day of the event. Learn more at



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