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The Grand Traverse Resort your Gateway to Exciting Traverse City Events

Grand Traverse Resort & Spa

800-236-1577

  • Winter
  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Fall

Choose Your Season

Winter Activities

  • Snowmobiling
  • Snowshoeing
  • Ice Skating
  • Skiing & Snowboarding
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Indoor Water Playground
  • Winter Microbrew Festival
  • Indoor Golf

Spring Activities

  • Sunday Brunch in Aerie Restaurant
  • Traverse City Hunting & Fishing Expo
  • Spring Sip 'n Savor Wine Event
  • Bayshore Marathon
  • Old Mission Blossom Days Wine Event
  • Traverse City Shopping Spree
  • Self-Guided Foodie Tour
  • Dennos Museum Center
  • Indoor Tennis
  • Gaming at Turtle Creek Casino

Summer Activities

  • Swimming at the Beach Club
  • Visit Sleeping Bear Dunes
  • Elk Rapids Harbor Days
  • Watersport Rentals at the Beach Club
  • 54-Holes of Championship Golf
  • Ice cream at Dylan's Candy Bar
  • Summer Microbrew Festival
  • Fishing
  • National Cherry Festival
  • Traverse City Film Festival

Fall Activities

  • Scenic Fall Golf
  • Detroit Red Wings Training Camp
  • Fall Tennis
  • Bike the TART Trail
  • Take a Spa-cation
  • Microbrew Tour
  • Group Wine Tour
  • Iceman Cometh Mountain Bike Race
  • Fall Color Tour
  • Sunset Dining in Aerie

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Event Calendar

There’s a reason to come Up North every season—not to mention the seasons themselves.

For a complete calendar of events happening on-property and throughout the region, see the below event calendar.

May 2015

Mother’s Appreciation Month

Mother’s Appreciation Month

May 1-31, 2015

May is Mother’s Appreciation Month and all month long Spa Grand Traverse is celebrating by giving Mothers a complimentary gift with any 50 minute treatment.

For spa reservations, visit Spa Grand Traverse or call 231-534-6750.

Spring Sip & Savor

Spring Sip & Savor

May 2-3

Join the Leelanau Peninsula Vintners Association the weekend of May 2-3, 2015 for the annual Spring Sip & Savor wine trail event. As Leelanau Peninsula vineyards wake to the sun & warmth of May, you can enjoy special wine and food pairings at 22 participating wineries on the wine trail.

Tickets are just $35 and include wine and food pairings at each winery, a commemorative glass and a $5 donation to the Bruce Simpson Winemakers Scholarship.

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VIP SPA & WINE WEEKEND WITH BONOBO WINERY

VIP SPA & WINE WEEKEND WITH BONOBO WINERY

MAY 8-10

Our VIP Spa & Wine Weekend is a perfect getaway for couples and friends. Spa Grand Traverse and Bonobo will be teaming up to deliver this package on the following weekends:

May 8 - 10, 2015

STARTING AT $330 PER PERSON IN THE HOTEL
STARTING AT $361 PER PERSON IN THE TOWER

 

Package includes:

  • 2 Nights Accommodations
  • 2 Breakfast Buffets at Sweetwater American Bistro
  • VIP Ticket to Bonobo Winery (Saturday 11a.m. - 1p.m.)* for Bonobo wine tasting and light food pairing
  • 1 of the spa treatments below per person:
    • 50 min Relaxation Massage
    • 50 min Cherry Infused Massage
    • 50 min Just the Two of Us Massage
    • 50 min Mother to Be Massage
    • Rain Shower Ritual
    • Cherry Honey Glow
    • Stress Relief Wrap
    • Spa Grand Traverse Customized Facial
    • Repair & Restore Men’s Facial
    • Teen Clean Facial
    • Ultimate Mani & Pedi Combo

Tour description:

Owned by Oosterhouse brothers Carter and Todd, Bonobo prides itself on representing all things Traverse City in an "entice the senses" experience. Overlooking sweeping vineyards and West Grand Traverse Bay, Bonobo is known for the best views in the area. Its stunning yet cozy interior, top-rated service, and impressive artisan-quality wines put Bonobo at the top of the list for area attractions. This private sipping tour of the tasting room and cellar will include history of the winery, commentary on Carter’s design style and inspiration for the layout of the facility, and discussion of the vineyards and varietals. The tour will conclude with a guided tasting and a light food pairing. (All food at Bonobo is curated by THE Mario Batali). Each guest will take home a souvenir glass and memory to last a lifetime.

For reservations, call 800-236-1577.

 

The above rates are per person, based on double occupancy. The above pricing includes 11% tax and $14.95 nightly resort fee. Rooms at this rate are limited. Not available to groups. May not be combined with other offers. Certain other restrictions may apply. Must be at least 21 years of age. Package includes transportation to and from Bonobo Winery.

 

*Shuttle leaves lobby at 10 a.m., returning to Resort by 2 p.m.

 Package not available in 2 or 3 bedroom condos. Larger groups may contact their own transportation.

Mother's Day Brunch in Aerie

Mother's Day Brunch in Aerie

May 10

TIME: 10:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M.
Treat mom to a much-deserved Mother's Day brunch in Aerie Restaurant & Lounge on Sunday, May 10, 2015. Paired with an unrivaled view of the region 16 stories high, our Sunday Brunch is an unforgettable experience. Price does not include tax or gratuities.

PRICING

Adults - $29.95
Ages 4-12 - $14.95
4 and Under: FREE


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Advance Reservations are Highly Recommended as Mother's Day fills up fast - Call 231-534-6000 for Reservations.

Empire Asparagus Festival

Empire Asparagus Festival

May 15-17


Recently listed as #9 in the World's Weirdest Festivals by MSN Travel, the Empire Asparagus Festival is one of a kind. Empire greets the arrival of asparagus season during this festival which includes games, pig roast, Kick Yer Ass-pararagus 5K Fun Run/Walk, wine and beer tasting tent with local food vendors and even an oral poetry contest awarding the best "Ode to Asparagus."

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Blossom Day on Old Mission Peninsula

Blossom Day on Old Mission Peninsula

Saturday, May 16


Old Mission winemakers invite you to their tasting rooms to give you a sample of yet-to-be-released wines. Barrel and Reserve wines are showcased in addition to each winery's standard list. The  ticket price includes a souvenir glass and tasting at all eight Old Mission Wineries. Participants can enjoy the beauty of the blossoms all weekend long.

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Tails to Trails 5k

Tails to Trails 5k

May 16

Join Tart Trails with your four-pawed friends on Saturday, May 16th, at 9 am for the 6th annual Tails to Trails! This 5K fun run/walk on the scenic Vasa Pathway is a unique opportunity to mingle with other dog owners and experience the trails with your canine friend. All proceeds benefit TART Trails.

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TC GREEN DRINKS

TC GREEN DRINKS

May 21

Join us in Aerie Lounge on the 16th Floor of the Tower for the May meeting of Traverse City Green Drinks. The event will be held 5:30pm-7:30pm and is open to the public.

Traverse City Green Drinks brings together people in the Traverse City area who work in the public and private sector to talk about "green" and other topics as they enjoy a little food and drink at establishments in Traverse City.

Visit Traverse City Green Drinks on Facebook.

Memorial Day Weekend Activities at Grand Traverse Resort and Spa

Memorial Day Weekend Activities at Grand Traverse Resort and Spa

May 22 - 25


WEEKEND ACTIVITIES

Join us Memorial Day Weekend for an extended weekend full of activties for all ages. From kids beach games and golf specials to s'mores building and beach bonfires with live music, we'll have plenty of events and activities available for our guests. Click the button below to view the complete Memorial Weekend activitiy schedule.




Memorial Day Weekend Golf Specials

The Bear - $90
The Wolverine - $70
Spruce Run - $50

Bayshore Marathon

Bayshore Marathon

May 23


The Bayshore Marathon starts at 7:15 AM on the grounds of Northwestern Michigan College, then winds through one mile of residential neighborhoods. The majority of the race will follow the waterfront along the East Arm of Grand Traverse Bay including the beautiful Birchwood Drive, East Shore Road, Center Road (M-37) and Bluff Road. The course is flat, 100% paved and shaded along much of the route.

Grand Traverse Resort and Spa is on the route of the complimentary shuttle service that is being offered by the Bayshore Marathon. 

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VIP WINE & SPA WEEKEND

VIP WINE & SPA WEEKEND

May 29 - 31

Our "VIP Spa & Wine Weekend" is a great option for couples and friends looking for a truly unique and memorable weekend getaway. Spa Grand Traverse and our friends at Bowers Harbor Vineyard, one of our Guest's favorite wineries located on Old Mission Peninsula, have teamed up to provide this exclusive "VIP" weekend package, featuring:

  • 2 Nights’ Accommodations
  • 2 Breakfast Buffets at Sweetwater American Bistro
  • VIP Ticket to Bowers Harbor Vineyard (Saturday 11a.m. - 1p.m.)* for Bowers Harbor wine tasting paired with Bowers Harbor Cheese Spread, walking tour of the estate vineyards complete with Bowers Harbor history and wine education
  • 1 of the spa treatments below per person:

50 min Relaxation Massage
50 min Cherry Infused Massage
50 min Just the Two of Us Massage
50 min Mother to Be Massage
Rain Shower Ritual
Cherry Honey Glow
Stress Relief Wrap
Spa Grand Traverse Customized Facial
Repair & Restore Men’s Facial
Teen Clean Facial
Ultimate Mani & Pedi Combo

 

For reservations call: 231-534-6000

June 2015

Divas Uncorked

Divas Uncorked

June 12

Visit the Wineries of Old Mission Peninsula on this evening devoted to women, wine and food. Each of the eight wineries will offer a wine selection and food pairing. The evening also includes giveaways from local businesses and artists.

Regular tickets are $35* and Designated Divas tickets are $25*. Both include a souvenir wine glass, tasting and food pairings.

"Designated Divas" (those volunteering to drive) tickets will be offered at a discounted rate. Purchase tickets together if you would like the same starting location.

*plus fee

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Leland Wine & Food Festival

Leland Wine & Food Festival

June 13


Michigan's oldest wine festival takes place at the Leland Harbor, within the picturesque Fishtown district. Listen to live music in the park, sample wines and indulge with local food favorites. The beautiful views of Lake Michigan and the Manitou Islands are unforgettable.

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Golf Your Daylights Out

Golf Your Daylights Out

June 14 - 21


Our popular "Golf Your Daylights" annual promotion runs  from June 14-21 and provides UNLIMITED golf on any of our three championship courses, including The Bear.

Cost:
Resort Guests: $99
Non- Guests: $129

For Reservatons call 231-534-6000

Traverse Colantha Walker Dairy Festival

Traverse Colantha Walker Dairy Festival

June 14

A free, family-friendly festival in celebration of Traverse Colantha Walker, the most famous cow in town! Pancake breakfast, live music, farmers market, arts & craft market, kids' activities, food & drinks, a memorial parade to Colantha's headstone, the Great Grilled Cheese Grill-off, and MORE!

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Traverse City Wine & Art Festival

Traverse City Wine & Art Festival

June 20


The Traverse City Wine & Art Festival is a celebration of the wine and culture of the Traverse City region. The event features the wineries of the Leelanau Peninsula, Old Mission Peninsula and Traverse City paired with the spectacular array of arts this area is home to.

The 7th annual Traverse City Wine & Art Festival will take place on Saturday June 20, 2015 at the Grand Traverse Commons in front of Building 50 on the lawn under the big tent with entertainment headlined by Bennett and Rachel B.

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Glen Arbor Solstice Half Marathon and 5K

Glen Arbor Solstice Half Marathon and 5K

June 20

Join Endurance Evolution for a scenic half marathon and 5k running race in Glen Arbor, Michigan. The half marathon will take runners around Big Glen Lake in a clockwise loop, starting and finishing near downtown Glen Arbor. Runners ascend Inspiration Point on the south side of Big Glen Lake where they will experience one of the most spectacular views of Leelanau County. The 5k course is flat and fast, and will take runners through tree-lined roads near downtown Glen Arbor.

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VIP WINE & SPA WEEKEND WITH BOWERS HARBOR

VIP WINE & SPA WEEKEND WITH BOWERS HARBOR

June 19-21

Our "VIP Spa & Wine Weekend" is a great option for couples and friends looking for a truly unique and memorable weekend getaway. Spa Grand Traverse and our friends at Bowers Harbor Vineyard, one of our Guest's favorite wineries located on Old Mission Peninsula, have teamed up to provide this exclusive "VIP" weekend package, featuring:

  • 2 Nights’ Accommodations
  • 2 Breakfast Buffets at Sweetwater American Bistro
  • VIP Ticket to Bowers Harbor Vineyard (Saturday 11a.m. - 1p.m.)* for Bowers Harbor wine tasting paired with Bowers Harbor Cheese Spread, walking tour of the estate vineyards complete with Bowers Harbor history and wine education
  • 1 of the spa treatments below per person:

 50 min Relaxation Massage
50 min Cherry Infused Massage
50 min Just the Two of Us Massage
50 min Mother to Be Massage
Rain Shower Ritual
Cherry Honey Glow
Stress Relief Wrap
Spa Grand Traverse Customized Facial
Repair & Restore Men’s Facial
Teen Clean Facial
Ultimate Mani & Pedi Combo

 

For reservations call: 231-534-6000

July 2015

National Cherry Festival Week Golf Specials

National Cherry Festival Week Golf Specials

July 4 - 11


During National Cherry Festival Week (July 4- 11) you can golf all three of our courses at the following rates:



The Bear - $95
The Wolverine - $75
Spruce Run - $55

For Tee Time Reservations, Call 231-534-6000

Stars, Stripes and Splatter- A 5K Color Race

Stars, Stripes and Splatter- A 5K Color Race

July 4

Join us Saturday July 5 for Stars, Stripes and Splatter- A 5k Color Race! This is a color run style event with six color stations featuring patriotic colors.

Start Time: 10:00 am

Race Entrance Fee:

$25 Before March 31

$30 April - May

$35 June - July 3, 2015

Entrance fee includes race registration, cotton T-shirt, sunglasses and patriotic swag.

Prizes:

A prize will be awarded for the Best Dressed Runner!

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Golf-Rider Challenge

Golf-Rider Challenge

July 17

Location: The Wolverine

Registration: 9:30 am
Shotgun Start: 10:30 am
Cost: $100

The Golf-Rider Challenge four person scramble is back and hey have added awards for hole-in-one, longest drive, and closest to the pin. Golf attire is required.

For reservations contact Debby at Debby@GolfStarRX.com or 888-423-5020.

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Leelanau Peninsula Wine on the Water Festival

July 18

The Leelanau Peninsula Wine on the Water Festival will feature tastes from 10 Leelanau wineries, Northern Latitudes Distillery, and Hop Lot Brewing Company as well as delicious food from Leelanau restaurants, and live music from The Accidentals and Dawn Campbell.

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September 2015

Labor Day Weekend Activities

Labor Day Weekend Activities

September 4-7

GOLF SPECIALS - SEPTEMBER 4-7

THE BEAR - $90
THE WOLVERINE - $70
SPRUCE RUN - $50

Downtown Art Walk

Downtown Art Walk

September 11

The Downtown Art Walk is a local favorite and will showcase art exhibits throughout Downtown Traverse City. The public is invited to enjoy an evening of art, refreshments, food and music on a self guided tour throughout Downtown Traverse City. Walking maps are available at each participating location and the Downtown Traverse City office.

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NOVEMBER 2015

The Great Beerd Run

The Great Beerd Run

Saturday, November 14

Join us at Grand Traverse Resort and Spa for our second Great Beerd Run- a 5k fun run designed to celebrate all things Beer and Beard. This is an untimed run with on course beer tastings provided by three different local breweries.


There will also be a post-race Beer Tent featuring a Best Beard Contest, race grub, music, and beer.

 Start Time: 10:00 am
 Race Entrance Fee: $30

 $30 Registration Fee includes race entrance, knitted beard beanie, race medal, 3 beer samples, one glass of beer during the post-race party and entrance into post-race party

The race is open to participants 21 or over. Must provide photo ID.

For more information visit: http://www.grandtraverseresort.com/BeerdRun

or CLICK HERE to register

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