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Summertime 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 happenings like the Port Oneida Fair and the Peshawbestown Traditional Pow Wow, and athletic events like the six-week Great Lakes Equestrian Festival where thousands of the nation's best horses and riders competing in the International Olympic disciplines of dressage.

Summer is also the time for traditional village celebrations like 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, featuring antique gas and steam tractors, cars, trucks and a working 1923 steam locomotive.