Great Food, Art & Dancing, a Home Tour and Chili for a cause!

This Friday kicks off a great week to treat yourself to dinner out in Downtown Petoskey…you can fall for art in Suttons Bay, catch live dance performances at the City Opera House in Traverse City, and tour 10 different homes around Grand Traverse. Then on Sunday, warm up with delicious chili!

Petoskey Restaurant Week, October 18th-25th

Participating restaurants in Petoskey and Bay Harbor are offering 3-course menus for $15/$25/$35, with some places even offering 2-for-1 pricing! Get out and check out a new place, or revisit an old favorite…get menus and more info at


12th Annual Suttons Bay Fall Finale Art & Wine Walk, Friday, October 18th, 5-8pm, Downtown Suttons Bay

Stroll from store to store viewing work from local artisans and sampling local fare & refreshments from area wineries and breweries. Enter to win a $10 gift certificate from each participating store! Learn more at


Swingshift and the Stars, Friday, October 18th, 7pm, City Opera House, Traverse City

Come enjoy a night of couples dancing with a live swing band, desserts and coffee. Each couple dances for donations to a local charity. Tickets are $25 and up. Learn more at


Northern Home & Cottage Tour-Traverse Area, Saturday, October 19th, 10am-5pm

Tour 10 beautifully decorated homes, featuring the work of local designers, contractors, architects and more, all to benefit Child & Family Services. Tickets are $25. Get yours at


Benefit for Help From My Friends Animal Shelter, Sunday, October 20th, 4-7pm, Helena Twp Hall, Alden

Restaurants and chefs from across Northern Michigan will donate delicious chili for this great event. Come enjoy all the chili you can eat, all while supporting the homeless animals. There will also be a bake sale and 50/50 raffle. Tickets are $12 at the door, $5 for kids 5-12, under 5 eat free!

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