There’s a reason to come Up North every season—not to mention the seasons themselves.
Enjoy a slice of the sweet life during the National Cherry Festival with midway rides, air shows, live concerts, fireworks, parades, and plenty of pie or switch gears - and seasons - for the Cherry Capital Winter Wow!fest, featuring a Frozen Bed Race, Polar Plunge, 5K Frozen Foot Race and more snow-packed fun.
For a complete calendar of events happening on-property and throughout the region, see the below event calendar.
December 13, 2013
Put your holiday party planning into our hands and come celebrate in "Grand" style. Whether you're a small business, non-profit, group of friends or couple looking to enjoy a holiday party, come join our annual Biggest Little Holiday Party. Our Biggest Party takes all of the planning, organizing and budgeting out of your hands but still delivers a memorable holiday extravaganza for your employees, friends and family.
A pre-party reception starts at 5:30 p.m. with an assortment of complimentary hors d’oeuvres, snacks and cash bar, followed by a dinner buffet at 7pm.
Saturday, December 14, 2013
Visit our Gallery of Shops on Saturday, December 14th for a day full of savings, complimentary goodies and kids activities.
December 25, 2013
If you're looking for someone else to prepare Christmas dinner and entertain the family this year, join us in Aerie Restaurant & Lounge for our popular our Christmas dinner buffet.
December 31, 2013
Ring in the New Year with The Blue Water Kings band and enjoy dinner, cocktails and plenty of dancing. The Bluewater Kings play a wide variety of tunes, capable of everything from chart classics, funk grooves, soul, swing/jazz to current top 40 and dance hits.
Saturday, January 11, 2014
Join us at the Park Place Dome for the 19th Annual Downtown Traverse City Chili Cook-Off. The annual fundraising event attracts more than 1,000 attendees each year, where area restaurants compete in eight chili categories: 1-Alarm, 2-Alarm, 3-Alarm, White, Seafood, No Bean, Ethnic, Vegetarian.
January 10 - 12, 2014
Available on three select weekends, our VIP Spa & Wine Weekend is a perfect winter getaway for couples and friends. Spa Grand Traverse and Bowers Harbor Vineyard will be teaming up to deliver this package on the following weekends:
JANUARY 10 - 12, 2014
FEBRUARY 7 - 9, 2014
MARCH 28 - 30, 2014
Saturday, January 18, 2014
The Wineries of Old Mission Peninsula will team up with peninsula area restaurants and businesses for the 2014 Winter Warm Up. Guests can purchase a souvenir mug for $15 at the Old Mission wineries on the day of the event and this mug serves as your "ticket" into each participating winery and business on the Peninsula. Enjoy warm comfort food and drinks at the wineries and special promotions at area restaurants when you present your mug. It's the best treatment for those winter blues! The event will run from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Saturday, January 18, 2013
Presented by Running Fit, the annual Bigfoot Snowshoe Race is a 5K/10K run through the northern Michigan woods near Traverse City. The race begins at nearby Timber Ridge Resort. Visit WWW.RUNSNOW.COM for complete details.
February 8-9, 2013
The Leelanau Peninsula Vintners Association presents Taste The passion: a celebration of wine, chocolate and love. Chart your own course, enjoying food and wine pairings along with optional winter and Valentine-themed activities at the wineries.
Tickets are $35 per person with limited quantities available. LEARN MORE
Friday, February 7, 2014
Grand Traverse Resort and Spa will host a Brewer's Pairings dinner the Friday evening before the Winter Microbrew & Music Festival. This dinner is included with our 2-Night Winter Microbrew & Music Festival package. The event is open to all Resort guests and the public. Tickets are available for $65 per person. Call 231-534-6000 for details.
The dinner will feature 10 small plates paired with 10 (4oz) beer samples. Additional drink and dinner tickets will be available for purchase.
The dinner event will also feature live entertainment. More details to come.
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2014
An urban winter wonderland will greet craft brew, music and culinary lovers at the 5th Annual Traverse City Winter Microbrew & Music Festival scheduled for Saturday, February 8, 2014, in downtown Traverse City.
This year, the popular regional festival will be hosted in the heart of Downtown Traverse City in the Farmers Market lots on Union Street and Grandview Parkway. Join us on the banks of the scenic Boardman River for the event of the season. The event will feature 30-40 craft breweries – and their brewers – from Michigan with a handful of carefully selected national brands, 150+ flavors of brews, wines, ciders and meads, live musical acts, marching bands, a silent disco, and local food vendors. Festivities are scheduled to take place from 4-10 p.m.
Grand Traverse Resort and Spa has both a 1-Night and 2-Night Winter Microbrew & Music Festival package available, which include overnight accommodations, breakfast, festival tickets and transportation to and from the festival. VIEW PACKAGES