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Taste of Harbor Springs

21st Annual TASTE OF HARBOR, September 20th (Saturday, Noon - 3PM) - If food is your passion, then this is the event for you. With a delicious history spanning 20 plus years, the Taste of Harbor Springs is one of the most popular events ever hosted by the Harbor Springs Area Chamber of Commerce. Visitors and residents alike enjoy the best of our area restaurants, food and beverage retailers and wine distributors. Always complimented by crisp, beautiful fall weather, the location on the waterfront in downtown Harbor Springs makes this a must-do for everyone in the area. Enjoy local favorites by local restaurants, delis, and gourmet shops all for a good cause. Tickets ($25) are on sale now at  


Help Mana

The Manna Food Project will receive donations through a customer driven program called Meijer "Simply Give". The fall campaign runs from August 3 - September 27. Donations are made by purchasing a $10 donation card when making a purchase at Petoskey Meijer. Meijer matches that donation with $10. Cards are available at Petoskey Meijer and Manna Food Project. At the end of each campaign Manna will receive Meijer gift cards to buy food. Manna shares the gift cards with partner agencies in Antrim, Emmet and Charlevoix Counties and to support the "Food 4 Kids" Backpack Program. Meijer will host "double match" days on September 4-6. These two days, $10 in customer donations will result in a $20 additional donation from Meijer!

Concerts at Grand Traverse Pavillion

Concerts on the Lawn at Grand Traverse Pavillion,  evenings at 7pm
Come early and enjoy picnic concessions of hamburgers, hot dogs, chips and sweets (like Moomer's ice cream!) Concerts are free to the public but goodwill collections will take place to assist with concert fees.
All concerts begin at 7pm and are subject to change due to weather.
  • July 17: Harry Goldson & Friends
  • July 24: Gordon Lightfoot Tribute
  • July 31: Peter, Paul & Mary Remembered
  • Aug 7: Grand Traverse Pipes & Drums
  • Aug 14: Bay Area Big Band - wsg Miriam Pico, Rick Stewart and Emma Crithfield
  • Aug 21: Cherry Capitol Chorus and The Sweet Adalines
  • Aug 28: Jazz North with Robin Lee Berry
  • Sep 4: Dominic Fortuna & Willy Jam

TC Business After Hours

Traverse City Business After Hours
Catch up and network. Business After Hours is Back! 
September 17, 2014
Blue Cross/Blue Shield office, Corner of State and Cass Street 5 - 7 p.m.  This event is free to Chamber members.


Waiting For Godot

Waiting For Godot, Old Town PlayHouse thru Sept. 27th
Two wanderers wait by a lonely tree for Godot, who they hope will change their lives for the better. Instead, two eccentric travelers arrive, and the results are both funny and dangerous. A comedy within the trappings of a tragedy, reminiscent of the films of the great silent comedians Buster Keaton and Charlie Chaplin, it remains one of the most magical and beautiful allegories of our time. 


Elk Rapids Hits the Street

 Bluegrass, Bourbon, Blues and Beer Festival, Sept. 19, 4pm
Pearl's and Short's Brewing Company bring the noise and the funk to the streets of Elk Rapids! We throw a party with live bluegrass and blues music, tasty southern food from our Bourbon, Vittles & Sips menu and some of the best beer in the North!


Leland Heritage Fest

Leland Heritage Festival, Sept. 20, 10-5                             
Celebrating 161 years the Leland Heritage Festival offers classic fun, prizes and a family friendly day of excitement!
The day will feature Van's Classic Car Show, Wood Boats on the Wall, Native American Dance & Culture, Magic Show, Fishtown Celebration and more!


Fall Festival

Acme Fall Festival, Sept. 27th, 10-5                                                 
Join in the Fall Fun at Flintfields Horse Park during the annual Acme Fall Festival!
The Festival will feature a farmers market, bake sale, craft show (with live demonstrations!), silent auction, kids activities (including pony rides!), Michigan Children's Authors, a Car, Truck and Tractor Show, food tent and MORE!
This is a full day of fall fun - great for every age!


Micro Brew Fest

Hops 'n Highlands Microbrew Festival 
Drink in the Fall Season with Boyne Highlands' New Craft Beer Event. The Hops 'n Highlands Microbrew Festival takes place Saturday, September 27th, and is celebrating Michigan by featuring Michigan craft brewers exclusively. Hops 'n Highlands offers free admission to ages 21 and older with tickets for beer tastings available for purchase.  Tickets are $2 each for a four-ounce pour. There will be 35 Michigan breweries with nearly 100 total beers including local favorites like Petoskey Brewing and Beards Brewery. There will also be live music, food and complimentary scenic chairlift rides. For reservations, more information on packages, and a complete list of breweries, call 800.462.6963 or visit


Leelanau Uncaged

Leelanau Uncaged, Sept. 27th,   10-10
Hit the streets of Leelanau for the second annual Leelanau UnCaged street festival.  It will be a full day of music, dance, food and art. Live music by Grupo Aye, Jeff Hass, Sour Mash and more plus local artists and great food! 


TC Block Party

River’s End Block Party, Sept. 27th,  1-9
The Cooks' House, Little Fleet and Front Street Tattoo present a community block party on Wellington Street to benefit Traverse Health Clinic. Several other local eateries will help prepare dishes for the event, including The Franklin, Stella Trattoria, Georgina's, Harvest and Siren Hall.

The River's End Block Party will be hosted on Wellington Street between The Cooks' House alley and Front Street. There will also be a morning motorcycle ride across Old Mission Peninsula, a tug-of-war competition between local businesses, New Holland Brewery pours and a live music lineup that includes New York's The London Souls and Nashville's Bobby Emmett.


Funny Night at the Opera House

Brian Regan at the City Opera House, Sept. 28th,                           
Get ready for a night with one of the most respected comedians in the country! Brian Regan has been selling out shows around the country since his debut in the comedy scene while earning praise from the public, the press and fellow comedians.
This is an all ages show.  Tickets starting at $33


Castle Farms Harvest Festival

Harvest Festival, Sept. 28,  11-2                                                        
Join us at Castle Farms as we celebrate nature's bounty and autumn's glory at our annual Harvest Festival! $10 admission includes full access to the Castle, plus family friendly activities for all ages. Horse-drawn wagon rides, arts & crafts, games and prizes, face painting, and a magic show and fire spinning performance by Magik Mike! Visit the 'Mini Farmer's Market', with vendors exhibiting and selling homemade items, including maple syrup and caramel popcorn. Take home a snapshot from the photo booth provided by Darrell Christie Photography! Free cider and donuts. Additional food available for purchase. Bring the kids and join in entertaining fun for the entire family.


Run Little Traverse

Little Traverse Half Marathon and 10K Walk Run, Sept 27
Get ready for a unique, "must-do" running experience around Little Traverse Bay! The Outfitter of Harbor Springs presents the Little Traverse Half Marathon and 10K Run/Walk on Saturday, September 27. This point- to-point course around Little Traverse Bay is flat and fast offering a diverse route with incredible views of Lake Michigan. The half marathon starts in the Village of Bay Harbor and the 10k starts in Petoskey State Park with both races finishing at Zorn Park in Harbor Springs. Post race food and festivities, including a free Kids Run, are done in small-town style right on the waterfront. Calling all energetic volunteers! We need your help at the start line, on the course and at the finish line! To volunteer, register or for more info visit or call The Outfitter of Harbor Springs

Harvest At The Commons

Red Cross Blood Drives

Help The Manna Food Project

Waiting For Godot

TC Business After Hours

Taste of Harbor Springs