Hello, 2018! Let's get this year started. If your New Year's resolutions include getting outside more, trying new activities or going to concerts, Traverse City has you covered in January. Take a look what's happening below. And be sure to check our events calendar for a complete listing of current and future events. 

Outdoor Events

Winter Trails Day at Timber Ridge Resort – January 6

TART Trails is teaming up with special partners to offer free trail access, introductory ski lessons, fat bike demos, guided snowshoe hikes and use of equipment rentals for those new to winter trail sports!

Winter Warm-Up with the Wineries of Old Mission Peninsula – January 13

Beat the winter blues with the Wineries of Old Mission Peninsula. Savor delectable comfort food creations paired with wine – a duo sure to warm the insides. 

Winery Tour


Arts for All New Year’s Dance – January 11

A fun-filled night of dancing to celebrate the new year! Wear your favorite fancy outfit and kick-off the new year with Arts for All!

Squirrel Nut Zippers Celebrate the 20th Anniversary of Hot – January 19

Squirrel Nut Zippers celebrate the 20th Anniversary of Hot, with their unique musical flavor - Delta blues, Gypsy jazz, ‘30s swing & more.

Chris Smith Live at Rove – January 26

Cozy up with a glass of wine, small plates, and a blanket for the best live music of the season.

The Accidentals – January 27

Interlochen alumni return to their hometown and the stage at the Corson Auditorium for a not-to-be-missed performance. The Accidentals have two independent albums and have recently been signed by Sony Masterworks for the album, "Odyssey."

The Accidentals

Wine, Beer & Foodie Events

Mammoth Distilling Essential Oils Cocktail Workshop – January 9

Looking for new ways to use essential oils? Mammoth Distilling is pairing up with Young Living Essential Oils to show off the incredible aromas and flavors essential oils add to cocktails. Once you’re comfortable with the skills & recipes, you get to make two of the drinks for yourself!

Beer Yoga at Jolly Pumpkin – January 10 (held every Wednesday until March 21st)

A little Yoga, a little beer. What more could you ask for? Jolly Pumpkin is offering their Beer Yoga Series every Wednesday until March 21st!

Ice Wine Harvest Festival – January 26-28

Building on 24 years of ice winemaking and hospitality expertise, Chateau Chantal will host the first of its kind in the Michigan Ice Wine Harvest Festival January 26-28. In celebration of this remarkable wine, festival events will range from family-friendly snowman building, ice bowling, and ice sculpting to outdoor fire pits with roasted treats. The winery's walking trail will be open for snowshoeing or skiing with a scavenger hunt and prizes.

Tenth Anniversary Party at Right Brain Brewery – January 26-27

Join Right Brain Brewery for a weekend of shenanigans and special beer releases as they celebrate a decade of Keeping Beer Curious!

Right Brain Brewery Flight