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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.

February 2015

Traverse City Restaurant Week

Traverse City Restaurant Week

February 22-March 7

We're turning the 5th Annual Traverse City Restaurant Week into a two-week culinary feast with a flavorful $25 3-course menu at Aerie Restaurant. The menu for Traverse City Restaurant Week (February 22-March 7) features several unique items, including herb-crusted buffalo ribeye, bone-in pork chop, cherry wood smoked salmon and more. *Beverages, taxes and gratuities are not inlcuded.

View Our Restaurant Week Menu (PDF)

For Aerie reservations, call 231-534-6800.

SOLD OUT -VIP WINE & SPA WEEKEND AT BOWERS HARBOR VINEYARDS

SOLD OUT -VIP WINE & SPA WEEKEND AT BOWERS HARBOR VINEYARDS

February 27- March 1

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 (1-3 p.m.)* for private tasting, behind the scenes tour and gourmet food pairings.
  • 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

March 2015

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SAFARI CLUB INTERNATIONAL NORTHEAST MICHIGAN CHAPTER 2015 Auction Program

March 5-7

Join the Safari Club International Northest Michigan Chapter for their 2015 auction program.

Thursday, March 5, 2015
This is your chance to come in and visit with our outfitters and exhibitors at your leisure and enjoy the atmosphere. Concessions will be available for purchase.

Friday, March 6, 2015
Doors open for another opportunity to meet and talk with our outfitters and vendors. Live auction, silent auction, a variety of raffles, children’s activities and games are on the agenda tonight. Included in the ticket price are dinner and beverages.

Saturday, March 7, 2015
Doors open for exhibits, raffles, can raffles, and silent auction. There will be a formal program and a sit-down dinner. Live auction will follow dinner and will be streamed live on the internet. Tickets for Saturday night must be pre-ordered.

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9th Annual Suds N' Snow at Timber Ridge

9th Annual Suds N' Snow at Timber Ridge

Saturday, March 7

Beer tasting and snowshoeing go hand in hand during the annual Suds & Snow event at Timber Ridge Resort in Traverse City. Enjoy a large variety of Michigan craft beers, food and live music. Timber Ridge is located approximately 6 miles from Grand Traverse Resort and Spa. We'll provide transportation to and from the Suds N' Snow event!

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Beard of Zeus Fat Bike Race

Beard of Zeus Fat Bike Race

March 7

Wrap up a brilliant season of fat bike racing with Beard of Zeus Fat Bike Race! Inspired by Short's Brewing's seasonal offering, the Beard of Zeus is a rolling, frolicking fit for Greek gods.

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2015 International Bicycle Film Festival

2015 International Bicycle Film Festival

March 13-14

In March of 2015 the Cherry Capital Cycling Club will bring the International Bicycle Film Festival to Traverse City and Lars Hockstad Auditorium!

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<strong>Fifth Third Bank Leapin' Leprechaun 5K</strong>

Fifth Third Bank Leapin' Leprechaun 5K

March 14

Grab your green and get your running shoes on for this annual event through Downtown Traverse City!  The 5K course meanders throughout the warehouse district of town with a post-race party at InSide Out Gallery to celebrate the finish!

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2015 Schuss Mountain Snow Challenge

2015 Schuss Mountain Snow Challenge

March 28-29

The Schuss Mountain Snow Challenge – Fast becoming one of Michigan’s biggest winter events, the Snow Challenge transforms the late season slopes into side-by-side uphill truck racing. Watch as modified trucks, jeeps and more step on the gas and race to the top. It’s loud, aggressive and for a great cause—a portion of the proceeds is donated to Michigan’s Disabled American Veterans.

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April 2015

Family Friendly Sip and Dab

Family Friendly Sip and Dab

April 4

TIME: 1:00pm

Bring your children (8 and up: younger children must be accompanied by an adult) or paint as a family with local artist Shelly Morey as you are guided through your our own paint on canvas masterpiece; all experience levels welcome. Create a memory of art with Sip and Dab for Easter while sipping and eating great food and beverage choices offered by the Grand Traverse Resort and Spa.

**The cost of registration covers supplies and instruction. You will be responsible for food and drinks consumed throughout the three hour session. Sip and Dab recommends arriving 10-15 minutes prior to the start time for check-in and to make your seat selection.

COST: $20.00 per person

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Easter Brunch at Aerie

Easter Brunch at Aerie

April 5

Start your holiday 16-stories up with our decadent Easter brunch buffet in Aerie Restaurant & Lounge. Enjoy chef-made omelets, waffles, a carved ham station, endless desserts and so much more. $29.95 per adult; $14.95 children 5-12 (under 4 no charge). Price does not include tax or gratuities.

Easter Sunday Brunch seatings are available from 10:00am to 4:00pm.

For Aerie Sunday Brunch Reservations, Call 231-534-6800

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<strong>Big Little Hero Race</strong>

Big Little Hero Race

April 11

The NMC Business Students for Big Brothers Big Sisters present the Big Little Hero Race. This Fun Run, 5k, and 10k race will start at Northwestern Michigan College at 9:30am for the fun run and 10:00am for the 5k and 10k. 100% of proceeds go to the local Big Brother Big Sister organization!

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Traverse City Trail Running Festival

Traverse City Trail Running Festival

April 17-18

The Traverse City Trail Running Festival is northern Michigan’s premeir celebration of off-road running. The courses will take runners through the Pere Marquette Forest on a variety of singletrack and two track trails. The festival begins with a two-person 10k relay (each runner runs 5k) on Friday evening, and the 10k, 25k, and 50k individual races get underway on Saturday morning.


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Wineries of Old Mission Peninsula (WOMP) Wine Dinner

Wineries of Old Mission Peninsula (WOMP) Wine Dinner

April 18

Time: 7:00 PM- 10:00PM

Join us for a special wine tasting event and celebrate Michigan Wine Month. We have partnered with the Wineries of Old Mission Peninsula (WOMP) to create a tasting event that pairs celebrated local wines with tasting plates hand-picked to complement their bouquet.

Eight different wineries will be represented, including 2 Lads Winery, Black Star Farms, Bowers Harbor Vineyards, Brys Estates, Chateau Chantal, Chateau Grand Traverse, Hawthorne Vineyards and Peninsula Cellars.

This event is open to the public. Tickets are available for purchase through MyNorth Tickets. Must be 21.

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SOLD OUT - VIP WINE & SPA WEEKEND AT BOWERS HARBOR VINEYARDS

SOLD OUT - VIP WINE & SPA WEEKEND AT BOWERS HARBOR VINEYARDS

April 17-19

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 (1-3 p.m.)* for private tasting, behind the scenes tour and gourmet food pairings.
  • 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

Short's Brewing 11th Anniversary Party

Short's Brewing 11th Anniversary Party

April 25

TIME:4:00 - 10:04PM

Short’s is turning 11 years old!  If you know anything at all about Short’s, you know that they like to have fun, no matter the occasion. Last year they threw an epic bash to celebrate 10 years in beer, and why would this year be any different? On April 25th, pack up your purple underwear as they will once again be welcoming their friends to live it up in the middle of the streets in downtown Bellaire, MI. The block in front of the Pub will be transformed into a party zone with rocking live music, tasty local food, thousands of happy people oh, and of course beer!

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Spring Bridal Expo

Spring Bridal Expo

April 26

Are wedding bells ringing in your future? Michigan Wedding Guide's Bridal Expos are the premier Bridal events in Traverse City. Their Spring Bridal Expo will be held on Sunday, April 26th, from Noon - 4pm here at the Grand Traverse Resort and Spa -- Whether you are recently engaged or just completing the final touches for your big day, we invite you to meet with our area’s top wedding professionals. Vendors include photographers, cake designers, wineries, florists, entertainment and so much more. Prizes will be awarded throughout the show followed by a Honeymoon Package grand prize giveaway.

Brides are encouraged to pre-register at www.miwedding.com.

Traverse City Chocolate Festival

Traverse City Chocolate Festival

Sunday, April 26

It’s time for the Traverse City Chocolate Festival at the City Opera House. Come celebrate all things chocolate while supporting a good cause. This event is a fundraiser for the Northwest Food Coalition.

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May 2015

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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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. 

PRICING

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


PREVIEW THE MENU - PDF

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

Blossom Days on Old Mission Peninsula

Blossom Days 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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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

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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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

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

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

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