Labor Day Weekend Guide
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Labor Day Weekend Guide

Labor Day weekend is almost here! Make the most of the last hurrah of summer with our tips for fun around the Resort and in Northern Michigan.

Resort Fun

Beach Club: Visit the Beach Club one last time before the summer ends and grab a drink at Fin’s Sandbar while you watch the waves crashing and the feel the sun shining down. Find more information here.

Golf: Kiss summer goodbye and say hello to fall with the Labor Day weekend golf special. Try out each of the three courses with special pricing during this four-day weekend and see if you can achieve the elusive hole in one. Find more information here.

Spa: Take advantage of the summer spa specials before it’s too late! Find combinations of your favorite massages and HydraFacials for a discounted price, and prepare your skin for the upcoming season. Find more information here.

Aerie: Taste Aerie Restaurant's summer menu before the cool weather begins. Aerie is also the perfect place to catch a view of the grounds before the leaves start to change! Find more information here.

Northern Michigan Fun

National Writers Series-Tanya Anne Crosby: Come hang out with New York Times Best Selling Author, Tanya Anne Crosby, on Thursday, August 29 at the City Opera House and mingle with fellow book lovers! Find more information here.

Orvis Fly Fishing School: Perfect your fly fishing casting techniques this weekend at the Orvis Fly Fishing School, held on the Orvis Streamside and the Boardman River on Friday, August 30. Find more information here.

Elk Rapids Arts & Crafts Show: Enjoy over 70 artisans inspiring and beautiful work lining River Street on Saturday, August 31. Find more information here.

Scotty McCreery Live at Leelanau Sands Casino: Head out to Leelanau Sands Casino to see country music star Scotty McCreery in an up-close-and-personal setting on Friday, August 30. Find more information here.

Wind Down Block Party at The Little Fleet: Head downtown to The Little Fleet and take part in the Wind Down Block Party on Sunday, September 1. The street will be shut down, and live music by the Jonathan Timm Band and food will fill the block. Find more information here.

Find a full list of events online at Traverse City Tourism.


Upcoming Events

December 25
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November 29-December 1
Spa, Shop, and Play Weekend

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Spa & Culinary Weekend

December 31
New Year's Eve

February 7-9, 2020
Bowers Harbor VIP Wine and Spa Weekend

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March 27-28, 2020
Rove Estate VIP Wine & Spa Weekend

Wednesdays 4:00-6:00pm
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November 28-30
Thanksgiving Weekend Activities

December 7, 2019


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