From a swim for the kids, to wine art and music, it’s another fun summer weekend!

Summer days are getting shorter and sweeter…it’s time to pack in as much fun as possible! The kids can splash their way into the weekend with a swim in Traverse City Friday night. You can browse through fine art from a female perspective Friday and Saturday in Glen Arbor. For the energetic and athletic crew, there’s a fun event to benefit Mt. Holiday on Saturday…the more laid back of you can enjoy a relaxing afternoon of wine, beer and music on the water in Northport. And Saturday night wraps up with a night of fabulous music at the Rd Sky Stage in Petoskey!


Kids Swim for Grand Traverse Bay, Friday, August 10th, 6pm

This is a fun half mile point-to-point open water swim for kids ages 12-17. Swim in from West End Beach to the Volleyball Beach in downtown TC. Registration fee is $25. Learn more at



Leelanau Women Artists Annual Summer Show,                                                                                Friday, August 10th, 1-7pm, Saturday, August 11th, 10-5pm

Glen Arbor Arts Center, Glen Arbor

Come see works from some of the area’s most talented female artists. Featuring paintings, jewelry, glasswork, furniture and more. Get details at



Hoof n’ Sloshin’, Saturday, August 11th, 10am, Mt Holiday, TC

Teams of 4 and individuals will compete in this Bavarian-themed race, running up the backside of Mt Holiday, then sloshing down a series of 4 slip-n-slides. At the finish, racers will enjoy Bavarian-style food, beer, and lots more fun. Get registration details at



Northport Wine and Craft Beer Festival, Saturday, August 11th, 1-6pm,                              Haserot Park, Northport

Enjoy wine, beer and cider from local wineries and breweries. There will also be local food and live music from Troll for Trout. Tickets are $15 in advance, or $20 at the door and include a souvenir tasting glass. Get more info at



Blissfest Folk and Roots Mini Concert Series, Saturday, August 11th, 7pm,                        Red Sky Stage, Petoskey

Father-Daughter duo Bob and Susan Fawcett will perform original and cover tunes spanning musical genres from waltzes to the blues. Tickets are $10 in advance, $15 on the night of the show. Learn more at

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