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Traverse City Horse Shows
June 9 - September 19

Traverse City Horse Shows

Flintfields Horse Park

Traverse City Horse Shows features 8 weeks of outstanding FEI competition at Flintfields Horse Park near Traverse City, MI.

In 2021, Traverse City Horse Shows will host all the weekly competition that participants have come to love, plus the venue will welcome the FEI North American Youth Championships (NAYC) for both show jumping and dressage as well as the USHJA Zone 5 Team Jumper Championships, both of which will be making their debut in Traverse City. Stay tuned for more announcements about exciting schedule news!

Traverse City Spring Horse Show - June 9 - 27, 2021
Great Lakes Equestrian Festival - July 7 - Aug. 15, 2021
FEI North American Youth Championships - Aug. 11 - 15, 2021
Traverse City Fall Horse Show - Sept. 1 - 12, 2021
American Gold Cup - Sept. 15 - 19, 2021

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Golf Your Daylights Out
June 20 - 27

Golf Your Daylights Out

Grand Traverse Resort and Spa

Our popular "Golf Your Daylights" annual promotion runs from June 20-27 and provides UNLIMITED golf on any of our three championship courses, including The Bear.

$119 for Resort Guests
$149 for Non-Resort guests


To book a golf tee time, book online, visit our Pro Shop, or call 231-534-6000.

104th Turtle Creek Casino Michigan Open Championship
June 14 - 17

104th Turtle Creek Casino Michigan Open Championship

The Bear at Grand Traverse Resort and Spa

The Michigan Open Championship—the state’s oldest and most prestigious annual tournament—returns to The Bear at Grand Traverse Resort and Spa for 2021.

We invite you to come out and watch the 104th Turtle Creek Michigan Open Championship and see golf history in the making!

Dates and Details for Spectators:
The tournament begins Monday, June 14, and ends Thursday, June 17.
The tournament is open for public viewing at no charge.
Spectators should follow standard golf course etiquette and dress codes.
Results for the tournament will be posted here as scores are available.
Tournament Details
The Championship is a 72-hole stroke play event open to all male golfers who are Michigan residents or any Michigan Section Member in good standing having been employed for no less than 60 days at a recognized golf facility prior to the Championship.
The starting field will consist of 156 exempt and qualified contestants. The field will be cut to the low 70 and ties after second round play for the remaining 36 holes.
A tie for first place will be decided by a sudden death playoff immediately following the completion of the final round.
Purse payout is for those who return a 72-hole score.
2020 Purse payout was over $115,000.

For more information on registration and eligibility, visit the Michigan Open Championship’s website.

Traverse City Pit Spitters Baseball Games
May 31 - August 12

Traverse City Pit Spitters Baseball Games

Turtle Creek Stadium

The Traverse City Pit Spitters, a collegiate wooden bat baseball team, are part of the Northwoods League and are currently the defending league champions. 

2021 is a return to a 36-home game and 72 total game schedule. The team will open the season with a four-game home stand starting on Memorial Day, Monday, May 31st with a two-game series against the Kokomo Jackrabbits followed by a two-game series with the Rockford Rivets.

In 2020, due to COVID-19 travel restrictions, the Pit Spitters played 47 games all at Turtle Creek Stadium. The team made it to the Michigan Northwoods League Pod Championship, but fell to the Kalamazoo Mac Daddies in the one-game series.

The 2021 schedule is highlighted by a weekend series on Friday, July 2nd and Saturday, July 3rd and a day/night double header against the Battle Creek Bombers on Thursday, July 15th. The final home game is on Thursday, August 12th against the Kalamazoo Growlers. The team finishes the regular season on the road against the Battle Creek Bombers.

Games Dates are: 5/31/2021, 6/1/2021, 6/2/2021, 6/3/2021, 6/10/2021, 6/11/2021, 6/14/2021, 6/15/2021, 6/17/2021, 6/18/2021, 6/19/2021, 6/20/2021, 6/21/2021, 6/22/2021, 6/30/2021, 7/1/2021, 7/2/2021, 7/3/2021, 7/10/2021, 7/11/2021, 7/14/2021, 7/15/2021, 7/16/2021, 7/22/2021, 7/23/2021, 7/24/2021, 7/25/2021, 7/26/2021, 7/27/2021, 7/31/2021, 8/1/2021, 8/7/2021, 8/8/2021, 8/11/2021, 8/12/2021

 

1K Beer Run
June 19
4:15 PM - 5:15 PM

1K Beer Run

Turtle Creek Stadium

Join the Pit Spitters on Saturday, June 19th and participate in the Pit Spitters 1st ever 1K Beer Run!

Here’s how the run will work: You’ll complete three laps around the warning track (1K) and after finishing each lap receive an ice cold, refreshing, beer! You must finish your beer before you get the next one! Check-in for the 1K Beer Run will begin at 4:15PM and it will start promptly at 4:45PM.

Open to all participants age 21+, and for just $25 you will receive a commemorative T-Shirt, 3 beers, and a ticket to the Pit Spitters game that night against the Wisconsin Rapids Rafters!  First pitch is scheduled for 7:05PM.

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Drive Thru Career Fair at Turtle Creek Stadium
June 3
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Drive Thru Career Fair at Turtle Creek Stadium

Turtle Creek Stadium

Find the job of your dreams at our June 3 Grand Traverse Resort & Casinos Drive-Thru Career Fair.

We’re looking to fill a variety of positions for all shifts and at every work level including full time, part time, and seasonal positions. Attendees will meet with hiring managers that day and may be hired on the spot. Please bring a resume or email a resume to us at to [email protected]

All participants will receive a gift bag as a thank you for attending the Career Fair (available day of the event only) plus we are giving:

  • 2 free tickets to a Pit Spitters Game for the coming season (available to the first 10 people hired)

  • Coupons for a slice of pie from Grand Traverse Pie Company (available to the first 30 people hired)

  • Discount coupons to Archie’s Food Truck in downtown Traverse City

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Beef & Bourbon Weekend Package
June 18 - 20
3:00 PM - 11:00 AM

Beef & Bourbon Weekend Package

Grand Traverse Resort and Spa

Celebrate Father's Day Weekend with our Beef & Bourbon Weekend Package June 18-20, 2021!

STARTING AT $750* PER COUPLE IN THE HOTEL
STARTING AT $947* PER COUPLE IN THE TOWER

Package includes:

-2 nights of accommodations
-Twilight pricing for golf beginning at 12:00 noon both Friday and Saturday
-Welcome Reception Friday, June 18: 8:00-10:00pm – Cigars available for purchase and choice of two specialty beers accompanied with chef inspired hors d’ oeuvres. Additional Beer & cocktails available on cash basis. 
-Beef & Bourbon Dinner on the 17th Floor - Iron Fish Bourbon tasting and cocktails will be paired with Eastern Market’s Fairway Packing Co. bourbon infused dry aged prime beef. Iron Fish’s Bourbon Ambassador will speak about the bourbons and Emmet Baratta III, on behalf of Fairway Packing and their beef. (Fairway Packing is a 3rd generational family business owned and operated out of Eastern Market)

PLUS:

Fathers receive 15% off any spa treatment at Spa Grand Traverse
Save 10% off Aerie Father’s Day Sunday Brunch if booked on Package

For reservations, call 800-236-1577 or click to book.

*The above pricing includes 11% tax and $18.95 nightly resort fee. Rooms at this rate are limited. Certain other restrictions may apply. Must be at least 21 years of age.

Fun Family Events
May 29 - August 28

Fun Family Events

Grand Traverse Resort and Spa

Join us for fun filled family events all summer long.

June 19th- Mommy or Daddy and me Fitness class- 10am- $10 per person
June 25th- Swim up movie at Governors' Pool 8pm- free
July 10th- Magic Show at 2pm- free 
July 16th- Ice Cream Social at Governors' Pool 7pm-8pm - $2
July 17th- Mommy or Daddy and me Fitness Class- 10am- $10 per person 
July 24th- Story Time with Bogey at 11am in the Health Club lobby- free
July 30th- Swim up Movie at Governors' Pool 8pm- free
July 31st- Tea Dance Party- 4pm- cost 
August 7th- Mommy or Daddy and me fitness class- 10am- $10 per person 
August 13th- Ice Cream Social at Governors' Pool 7pm-8pm - $2
August 14th- Story time with Bogey bear- 11am Health Club lobby- free
August 21st- Magic Show at 2pm- free
August 27th- Swim up Movie at Governors' Pool at 8pm- free
August 28th- Tea Dance Party- 4pm- cost 

Father's Day Activities
June 19 - 20
12:00 AM - 11:30 PM

Father's Day Activities

Grand Traverse Resort and Spa

Every Dad is different and this Father's Day we have special offers and events that speak to every Dad. Join us as we celebrate Father's Day!

From golf specials to bourbon dinners- this Father's Day we have just the thing for the special Dad in your life!

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Callaway Demo Day
June 3
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Callaway Demo Day

Grand Traverse Resort and Spa

Join us at the Golf Academy for our Callaway Demo Day Thursday, June 3 from 11:00am-3:00pm.
Call 231-534-6550 to schedule your appointment.

Join us at the Golf Academy for our Callaway Demo Day Thursday, June 3 from 11:00am-3:00pm.
Call 231-534-6550 to schedule your appointment.

Live Music at Governors' Pool
June 12 - September 4
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Live Music at Governors' Pool

Governors' Pool at Grand Traverse Resort and Spa

Join us Saturday nights this summer for live music at Governors' Pool. The pool will be rocking with live local music from 7:00-9:00pm. 

This event is free and open to our guests and Club Members. 

June 12 - Cameron Six
June 19 - John Harlan
June 26 - Lee Malone & Andrea
July 3 - The Plumville Project 
July 10 - Lee Malone and Andrea
July 17 - John Harlan
July 24 -Cameron Six
July 31 - Cameron Six
August 7 - John Harlan
August 14 - Perkolators
August 21- Lee Malone and Andrea
August 28 - Cameron Six
September 4 - Little Weekend

Entertainer Descriptions: 

Cam Six is a talented guy with a huge passion for music! He brings a youthful Energy to his venues and covers a wide variety of artists including John Mayer, Shawn Mendes, Ed Sherran and Coldplay. He also covers classics such as John Denver, Merle Haggard and Jim Croce.

John Harlan performs various musical styles including pop/rock/folk/indie and more. Some of the artists he’s covered are Matchbox 20, Switchfoot, Amos Lee, Black Crowes, Edwin Mccain. He has also performed some of his own original music!

Lee Malone and Andrea bring a mix of oldies and modern music. We cover a wide variety of artists from Elvis, Johnny Cash, Dusty Springfield, John Denver, Nancy Sinatra, Alannah Myles, Norah Jones, Fleetwood Mac and more. With styles including Motown, Rock, Country, Folk and Pop there is something for everyone! 

The Plumville Project is a dynamic duo featuring an electronic wind instrument, guitar and vocals. Relax by the pool as Jerry ByVille and Jeff Hanna soothe your senses with their cool sounds. 
Their diverse backgrounds in music allow them to perform many styles including Jazz, Blues, Rock, Country and R&B.

The Northern Perkolators - Featuring Larry Perkins, one of TC area’s favorites and Dave Bond, harmonica player from the Big Weekend band from Chicago. The Northern Perkolators will be brewing a mix of classic rock, with a bit of country and blues. You’ll be singing along to some of your all-time favorites.

Little Weekend - Dave Bond and Tom Furlan from the Big Weekend band out of Chicago, will be playing some of your favorite classic rock songs and more. Petty, Stones, Zep, Beatles and much, much more. Come on out and join in on the fun!

*Weather dependent. 

Beef & Bourbon Dinner
June 19
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Beef & Bourbon Dinner

Grand Traverse Resort and Spa

Join us Saturday, June 19 for our Beef & Bourbon Dinner!

Held on the 17th Floor the Beef & Bourbon Dinner features Iron Fish Bourbon tasting and cocktails paired with Eastern Market’s Fairway Packing Co. bourbon infused dry aged prime beef.

Iron Fish’s Bourbon Ambassador will be on hand to guide guests through their bourbon tasting experience. Fairway Packing is a 3rd generational family business owned and operated out of Detroit's Eastern Market. View the menu below.

Tickets for the Beef & Bourbon Dinner are available for $125.00* per person. Seats are limited. Contact Marie Ward for tickets at [email protected] or 231-631-2818.

*Plus tax and gratuity. Must be 21+ to attend.

Ready to make it a weekend of fun? Join us June 18-20 for our Beef & Bourbon weekend package. This package includes accommodations, a welcome reception, tickets to the Beef & Bourbon dinner, and savings on golf, spa, and Aerie Brunch. Click to learn more.

SATURDAY BEEF & BOURBON DINNER MENU

1st   Bites For the Table
Watermelon and goat cheese skewers, basil, balsamic
Smoked deckel tacos, pickled daikon and carrot, salsa verde, avocado crema, lime, cilantro
Paired with Iron Fish Stout Bourbon Cocktail - Rails and Tails
Imperial Stout bourbon, cacao nib syrup, chocolate bitters, garnished with carnalized orange peel

2nd
Roasted marrow bone – gremolata, red onion marmalade, cornichon, garlic butter crostini 
Paired with Iron Fish Four Cask Bourbon Cocktail – Brown Derby
Iron Fish Four Cask, honey simple syrup, lemon juice, grapefruit juice, garnished with grapefruit wheel

Intermezzo – honeydew basil sorbet, candied blood orange

3rd 
Char-grilled ribeye – 40-day bourbon infused dry aged USDA prime beef, coffee bbq rub, black garlic reduction, fresh horseradish, roasted asparagus and foraged mushrooms, confit fingerling, watercress 
Paired with Iron Fish Mezcal Bourbon Cocktail – Poco Loco
Mezcal Bourbon, fresh pineapple juice, lime juice, guajillo pepper syrup,  garnished with pineapple

4th 
“Dessert” – charcuterie and cheese, chocolate covered figs, cherry mostarda, rosemary crackers, other chef inspired fixings
Paired with Iron Fish Maple Bourbon Cocktail 
Iron Fish Salted Maple old fashioned - Iron fish maple bourbon, barrel aged maple syrup, aromatic bitters

 

Live Music
June 12
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Live Music

Governors' Pool at Grand Traverse Resort and Spa

Head to Governors' Pool every Saturday night and enjoy live music from 7:00-9:00pm.

Our Saturday Concert series is complimentary for hotel guests and members.

May 29 - Cameron Six
June 5 - Lee Malone and our very own Andrea Bilderback!
June 12 - Cameron Six
June 19 - John Harlan
June 26 - Lee Malone & Andrea
July 3 - The Plumville Project 
July 10 - Lee Malone and Andrea
July 17 - John Harlan
July 24 -Cameron Six
July 31 - Cameron Six
August 7 - John Harlan
August 14 - Perkolators
August 21- Lee Malone and Andrea
August 28 - Cameron Six
September 4 - Little Weekend

Entertainer Descriptions: 
Cam Six is a talented guy with a huge passion for music! He brings a youthful energy to his venues and covers a wide variety of artists including John Mayer, Shawn Mendes, Ed Sherran, and Coldplay. He also covers classics such as John Denver, Merle Haggard, and Jim Croce.

John Harlan performs various musical styles including pop/rock/folk/indie and more. Some of the artists he’s covered are Matchbox 20, Switchfoot, Amos Lee, Black Crowes, and Edwin Mccain. He has also performs some of his own original music!

Lee Malone and Andrea bring a mix of oldies and modern music. We cover a wide variety of artists from Elvis, Johnny Cash, Dusty Springfield, John Denver, Nancy Sinatra, Alannah Myles, Norah Jones, Fleetwood Mac and more. With styles including Motown, Rock, Country, Folk and Pop there is something for everyone! 

The Plumville Project is a dynamic duo featuring an electronic wind instrument, guitar and vocals. Relax by the pool as Jerry ByVille and Jeff Hanna soothe your senses with their cool sounds. Their diverse backgrounds in music allow them to perform many styles including Jazz, Blues, Rock, Country and R&B.

The Northern Perkolators - Featuring Larry Perkins, one of TC area’s favorites and Dave Bond, harmonica player from the Big Weekend band from Chicago. The Northern Perkolators will be brewing a mix of classic rock, with a bit of country and blues. You’ll be singing along to some of your all-time favorites.

Little Weekend - Dave Bond and Tom Furlan from the Big Weekend band out of Chicago, will be playing some of your favorite classic rock songs and more. Petty, Stones, Zep, Beatles, and much, much more. Come on out and join in on the fun!

Live Music
June 19
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Live Music

Governors' Pool at Grand Traverse Resort and Spa

Head to Governors' Pool every Saturday night and enjoy live music from 7:00-9:00pm.

Our Saturday Concert series is complimentary for hotel guests and members.

May 29 - Cameron Six
June 5 - Lee Malone and our very own Andrea Bilderback!
June 12 - Cameron Six
June 19 - John Harlan
June 26 - Lee Malone & Andrea
July 3 - The Plumville Project 
July 10 - Lee Malone and Andrea
July 17 - John Harlan
July 24 -Cameron Six
July 31 - Cameron Six
August 7 - John Harlan
August 14 - Perkolators
August 21- Lee Malone and Andrea
August 28 - Cameron Six
September 4 - Little Weekend

Entertainer Descriptions: 
Cam Six is a talented guy with a huge passion for music! He brings a youthful energy to his venues and covers a wide variety of artists including John Mayer, Shawn Mendes, Ed Sherran, and Coldplay. He also covers classics such as John Denver, Merle Haggard, and Jim Croce.

John Harlan performs various musical styles including pop/rock/folk/indie and more. Some of the artists he’s covered are Matchbox 20, Switchfoot, Amos Lee, Black Crowes, and Edwin Mccain. He has also performs some of his own original music!

Lee Malone and Andrea bring a mix of oldies and modern music. We cover a wide variety of artists from Elvis, Johnny Cash, Dusty Springfield, John Denver, Nancy Sinatra, Alannah Myles, Norah Jones, Fleetwood Mac and more. With styles including Motown, Rock, Country, Folk and Pop there is something for everyone! 

The Plumville Project is a dynamic duo featuring an electronic wind instrument, guitar and vocals. Relax by the pool as Jerry ByVille and Jeff Hanna soothe your senses with their cool sounds. Their diverse backgrounds in music allow them to perform many styles including Jazz, Blues, Rock, Country and R&B.

The Northern Perkolators - Featuring Larry Perkins, one of TC area’s favorites and Dave Bond, harmonica player from the Big Weekend band from Chicago. The Northern Perkolators will be brewing a mix of classic rock, with a bit of country and blues. You’ll be singing along to some of your all-time favorites.

Little Weekend - Dave Bond and Tom Furlan from the Big Weekend band out of Chicago, will be playing some of your favorite classic rock songs and more. Petty, Stones, Zep, Beatles, and much, much more. Come on out and join in on the fun!

Live Music
June 26
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Live Music

Governors' Pool at Grand Traverse Resort and Spa

Head to Governors' Pool every Saturday night and enjoy live music from 7:00-9:00pm.

Our Saturday Concert series is complimentary for hotel guests and members.

May 29 - Cameron Six
June 5 - Lee Malone and our very own Andrea Bilderback!
June 12 - Cameron Six
June 19 - John Harlan
June 26 - Lee Malone & Andrea
July 3 - The Plumville Project 
July 10 - Lee Malone and Andrea
July 17 - John Harlan
July 24 -Cameron Six
July 31 - Cameron Six
August 7 - John Harlan
August 14 - Perkolators
August 21- Lee Malone and Andrea
August 28 - Cameron Six
September 4 - Little Weekend

Entertainer Descriptions: 
Cam Six is a talented guy with a huge passion for music! He brings a youthful energy to his venues and covers a wide variety of artists including John Mayer, Shawn Mendes, Ed Sherran, and Coldplay. He also covers classics such as John Denver, Merle Haggard, and Jim Croce.

John Harlan performs various musical styles including pop/rock/folk/indie and more. Some of the artists he’s covered are Matchbox 20, Switchfoot, Amos Lee, Black Crowes, and Edwin Mccain. He has also performs some of his own original music!

Lee Malone and Andrea bring a mix of oldies and modern music. We cover a wide variety of artists from Elvis, Johnny Cash, Dusty Springfield, John Denver, Nancy Sinatra, Alannah Myles, Norah Jones, Fleetwood Mac and more. With styles including Motown, Rock, Country, Folk and Pop there is something for everyone! 

The Plumville Project is a dynamic duo featuring an electronic wind instrument, guitar and vocals. Relax by the pool as Jerry ByVille and Jeff Hanna soothe your senses with their cool sounds. Their diverse backgrounds in music allow them to perform many styles including Jazz, Blues, Rock, Country and R&B.

The Northern Perkolators - Featuring Larry Perkins, one of TC area’s favorites and Dave Bond, harmonica player from the Big Weekend band from Chicago. The Northern Perkolators will be brewing a mix of classic rock, with a bit of country and blues. You’ll be singing along to some of your all-time favorites.

Little Weekend - Dave Bond and Tom Furlan from the Big Weekend band out of Chicago, will be playing some of your favorite classic rock songs and more. Petty, Stones, Zep, Beatles, and much, much more. Come on out and join in on the fun!

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