Fast cars, or majestic balloons, delicious dining, or dancing entertainment, there’s something for everyone this weekend!

This weekend, you can get a look behind the doors of some of the most fashionable homes in Traverse City, watch colorful balloons rise over Bay Harbor, do some good while having a great time with Swingshift and the Stars, get a taste of the best Harbor Springs has to offer, and catch classic cars under the lights at Turtle Creek Stadium!


32ND Annual Parade of Homes, September 16th-19th

Presented by the Home Builders Association of the Grand Traverse Area, this tour showcases 8 new and remodeled homes. See the very latest in new home construction, design trends, remodeling and landscaping. Learn more at


Balloons Over Bay Harbor, September 17th-19th

There will be balloon flights throughout the weekend, plus the amazing “night glows” taking place on the marina lawn both Friday and Saturday evenings.  Plus, food vendors, live entertainment, fun for the kids, and much more! Get details here.


Swingshift and the Stars, Friday, September 17th and Saturday, September 18th, 6pm

This evening kicks off another season and your chance to see performers representing local non-profits AC Paw, Cognition & Love Thy Neighbor battle it out on the dance floor and lip sync stage, all to raise money for their local programs & services. Shows will be at the Grand Traverse Event Center on Garfield Ave., TC. More info at


26th Annual “Taste of Harbor Springs”, Saturday, September 18th, Noon-3pm

Come out to the Harbor Springs waterfront and enjoy tastes from participating restaurants with your admission ticket – drink tickets for beer & wine are separate. Tickets purchased in advance are $30. After 5pm on Fri., Sept. 17, & at the door, tickets are $45. Find out more here.


Classics Under the Lights at Turtle Creek Stadium, Saturday, September 18th, 6pm

Show off your classic car under the stadium lights at Turtle Creek Stadium. Featuring concessions, an auction, 50/50 raffle & t-shirt sales. This is a fundraiser for the Grand Traverse Bay YMCA. Find more info at