Boats & Blarney, Remodeling inspiration, and one sweet Saturday!

This weekend you can fing home remodeling ideas at NCMC, or do a little daydreaming about summer on the water at the Grand Traverse County Civic Center! There’s St. Patricks Day fun in TC and Bellaire, or, learn all about making maple syrup at the Grass River Natural Area!


45th Annual Northern Michigan Home and Outdoor Living Show

March 17th & 18th, Community Resource Center, North Central Michigan College

Featuring over 65 booths with vendors showcasing home remodeling companies, outdoor living including landscaping & decks, home services & home-related businesses in finance, insurance and even dog fencing. Get details at


Traverse City Boat Show

March 17th-19th, Grand Traverse County Civic Center

8 of the top boat dealers in Northern Michigan will have more than 60 boats on display, from pontoons and ski boats, to cruisers and personal watercraft, along with docks, boat lifts, paddleboards, accessories and more. More info here.


Leapin’ Leprechaun 5k

Saturday, March 18th, 9am, Lake Ave, TC

This new route starts & ends on Lake Avenue, and takes you on a scenic route over the Boardman River & through residential neighborhoods with a short trip on the TART Trail. An after party will be held at Brady’s Bar. More details here.


Pub Crawl for the Cure in Downtown Bellaire

Friday, March 17th, 6-10pm

The Chain of Lakes Relay For Life will be hosting Pub Crawl Bingo from 6-9pm. Participants will crawl at their own pace while completing tasks & finding items on their bingo cards. At 9pm all participants will meet back at Terrain to tally their bingos & get entered into a drawing for door prizes. Register here.


Maplefest at the Grass River Natural Area 

Saturday, March 18th, Noon-3pm, Bellaire

Watch sap being boiled to syrup on the evaporator at the Pavilion at the Grass River Center. Stop in to see the process of making maple syrup in action. Ask staff questions & hike on the trail to see where they tap trees, hang buckets & lines, & collect sap. Register at