Spring. It’s the perfect time to shake off the winter cobwebs and start planning an escape to Traverse City. Visit for a weekend or plan a week-long vacation -- either way you will find a variety of activities to take part in.
March kicks off the season with St. Patrick’s Day events. Get your green on at the Leapin’ Leprechaun 5k or be a spectator at the annual parade in Downtown Traverse City.
April’s calendar has a diverse selection of happenings. Foodie events like the Chocolate Festival and Amical’s Cook Book Series are delicious ways to awaken your palate. If nature is calling, there are also plenty of guided hikes at the region’s land conservancy areas. You can even run a race on some of the trails during the Traverse City Trail Running Festival, an annual event that offers a 10k relay on Friday and a 10k, 25k and 50k race on Saturday.
May is Michigan wine month, so our hearts turn toward wine. Sample the wines from the Wineries of Old Mission Peninsula at their annual Blossom Day event. Awaken your taste buds and try new food and wine pairings during the Leelanau Peninsula Wine Trail’s Spring Sip & Savor event. At the end of May it's time for the annual Bayshore races including a marathon, half marathon, 10K and a kids race.