This Friday kicks off 7 days of delicious dining with Petoskey Restaurant week. You can also watch 8 couples compete for great causes at the City Opera House in Traverse City. There’s fall fun in Glen Arbor on Saturday. And on Sunday, enjoy a daytime bike ride up the Old Mission Peninsula, and a night of stargazing at Sleeping Bear Dunes!
Petoskey Restaurant Week, October 19th through the 26th
Area restaurants will be offering 3-course menus for only $25 for dinner, or $15 for lunch with some establishments offering 2-for-1 pricing. Get menus, locations and more info at petoskeyrestaurantweek.com
Swingshift and the Stars, Friday, October 19th, 6:30pm, City Opera House, Traverse City
This is a live dance competition to benefit 8 local charities. Enjoy the music of a live swing band, and even get out on the floor yourself with dance lessons offered throughout the evening. Get tickets at cityoperahouse.org/events-swingshiftandthestars
Glen Arbor’s 3rd Annual Pumpkin Fest, Saturday, October 20th, noon-3pm, Glen Arbor Township Park
A perfect stop on your M-22 color tour! Enjoy games, pumpkin carving demonstrations, a costume parade, pet parade, face painting, music with DJ Miles Pendergast, and more. $5 suggested donation.
Fall Pumpkin Pedal, Sunday, October 21st
This is a free organized group ride on the Old Mission Peninsula. Registration begins at 11:30am at Jolly Pumpkin. Choose from a 20 or 40 mile ride. Afterwards, enjoy $2 beers and live music from Chris Smith in the Peninsula room. Learn more at https://traversetrails.org/event/fall-pumpkin-pedal/
Find Your Park After Dark-Final 2018 Star Party, Sunday, October 21st, 8-10pm, Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore Dune Climb
Observe the moon, and planets Mars and Saturn. Park in the row furthest from the dunes with your headlights facing M-109. Learn more at nps.gov/index.htm