Game Day in Traverse City

Friday, September 22, 2023 11:00 AM by Charlotte Inda

No matter what you choose, you'll find a welcoming atmosphere with great food and drinks to complement your game-watching experience. Cheers, high-fives, and groans of disappointment fill the air as you watch every exhilarating moment on the big screens. It's not just about the game; it's about the shared experience, the thrill of victory, and the camaraderie that makes watching sports here so much fun. 

The International Fireworks Championship transformed the night sky into a canvas of colors and shapes. These spectacular shows blend science, creativity, and pyrotechnic expertise to create breathtaking moments that left the audience in awe. Four teams from Germany, France, Mexico, and the USA took to the stage as spectators were treated to an unparalleled symphony of light and sound. In the end, the crowd would cast their vote for Best of Show with Germany taking home the trophy. 

Take a look at some highlights from the event! 

Headed to Traverse City this fall? Be sure to take in the local flavors while enjoying the sights. Northern Michigan offers a rich agricultural heritage to take part in, and food makers who simplify eating truly local. Use our dining decision map to find the perfect bite (or sip!) while you’re in town this harvest season: 

It seems like we just turned the calendar from June to July, and now we’ve changed it again to August. In just a few short weeks it will be fall, believe it or not.

As awesome as autumn is, why does summer have to go by so fast? Unfortunately, there is no pause button on life. But there is still time to slow down and soak up summer in northern Michigan before it’s too late. 

Git’ ‘Round Town

Monday, July 3, 2023 11:00 AM by Mike Kent

Increased traffic could be the number-one complaint faced by Traverse City Tourism (TCT) in the summer according to Trevor Tkach, President of TCT. He made the observation during a monthly radio show on WTCM AM called “The Road Best Traveled.” But, he added, there are excellent alternatives to driving for both local residents and visitors that are available during the National Cherry Festival and all summer long.

Where Grace Meets Power

Tuesday, June 27, 2023 12:00 PM by Mike Kent

“This is a big deal for you guys, but it’s a big deal for us as well,” said Major Lauren Schlichting, pilot of the No.4 jet for the Air Force Thunderbirds. She made her remarks having just arrived from Iowa during her 16th stop on a 33-show schedule planned for the year. 

Dynamic Variation: