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Sumertime in Traverse City means more things going on than you can count! There are food and wine events, like Divas Uncorked on the Old Mission Peninsula, the Leelanau Wine on the Water Festival or the Leland Wine & Food Festival. There are outdoor art shows like Old Town Arts & Crafts Fair and the Suttons Bay Art Festival, cultural events like the Port Oneida Fair and the Peshawbestown Traditional Pow Wow featuring native singers, dancers, artists and artisans, and athletic spectacles like the three-week Great Lakes Equestrian Festival where thousands of the nation's best horses and riders competing in the International Olympic disciplines of show jumping and dressage.
Summer is also the time for traditional village celebrations like Empire’s Anchor Day, Bellaire’s Rubber Ducky Festival and Elk Rapids’ Harbor Days and events like the Northwestern Michigan Fair (a week of farm exhibits, 4H livestock shows, grandstand shows, great food and a carnival midway) and the Annual Buckley Old Engine Show, with over 700 antique gas and steam tractors, cars, trucks and a working 1923 steam locomotive that carries passengers around a mile of track.