“We are very pleased with the continued progress that our organization is making in building Traverse City’s destination brand awareness,” said Brad Van Dommelen, President and CEO of Traverse City Tourism.
Traverse City’s craft brewing scene continues to expand at a dizzying rate.
“This is a good opportunity for Traverse City to promote its growing craft beer culture, which is really at the heart of this event,” said Van Dommelen.
“Once we have a successful event like this we are more likely to win bids on other USFS events. It will also impact our non-qualifying competitive event (Cherry Classic) quite a bit.”
It’s a wonderful season for a shopping adventure, a round of championship golf, or a tour of the beautiful Grand Traverse Bay wine country.
After all, the park encompasses 64 miles of Lake Michigan coastline, two islands, 26 inland lakes and more than 71,000 acres of land about a half hour’s drive west of the resort town of Traverse City.
The festival – timed to coincide with World Astronomy Week — will feature two days of activities, films and talks – including a keynote address by Dr. Alex Filippenko, Professor of Astronomy at the University of California-Berkeley.
Volunteer travel, sometimes known as Voluntourism, is a growing phenomenon.
The three-day festival will include workshops, demonstrations, appearances by local chefs and culinary celebrities, and tastes and sips of the best dishes and libations from area restaurants, caterers, wineries, breweries and other food producers.
Clinch Park is the first project tackled from the City’s 2010 Bayfront Plan, a series of recommended improvements along the shoreline.
After months of heated debate, local officials agreed this spring to make it easier and less expensive for mobile food vendors to operate in the city.
The producers of the Renegade Craft Fair, The Vintage Bazaar and The Hideout on Wabansia, team up for a weekend of art, food, music, shopping and more.
To vote, click HERE and find the listing for Sleeping Bear Dunes. Visitors to the site can vote once every 24 hours.
“Birds of Paradise: Amazing Avian Evolution,” a traveling exhibition from the National Geographic Society, will make its national debut this summer at the Dennos Museum Center in Traverse City, Mich.
“Who would have predicted that nature escapes would claim seven of the top ten spots?” he wrote.
“We’ve already sold more advance tickets than we did last year, especially after ‘Sugar Man” took best documentary at the Oscars,” said festival organizer Andrew McFarlane.
The app will be available in online app stores by May 1 and is scheduled to go active on May 19.
Each year, hundreds of birdwatchers migrate to the dunelands of Northwestern Michigan with their binoculars and notebooks to enjoy the region’s many birding opportunities.
The list included such destinations as Healdsburg, Calif., Bozeman, Mont., Sedona, Ariz., St. Augustine, Fla., Provincetown, Mass., Brattleboro, Vt., Door County, Wis., Galena, Ill. and Walla Walla, Wash.