The 411 in the 231: Traverse City's June Happenings

 By: Riley Reich 


We’ve got the 411 in the 231 ready for you! Here’s a roundup of a few of our favorite events happening in and around Traverse City this June! From wine and food, to art, dancing and summer fun; these bucket-list worthy events are worth celebrating. Cheers to June!


34th Leland Wine & Food Festival

June 8th 2019, 12pm-6pm

Location: Leland Township Harbor, 25-30 miles out of Traverse City

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Enjoy diverse and delicious flavors from some of Traverse City’s local Food and Beverage vendors. Whether you’re a foodie or a wineo, you definitely don’t want to miss out on what The Leland Wine & Food Festival has to offer; with events throughout the day and live music, it’s the perfect spot to satisfy any craving. Plus, stop by the Lakes and Grapes booth to pick up your Festival gear!

For more information and to purchase tickets, visit their website 


Up North Pride Week 2019

June 17th - 23rd

Location: Downtown Traverse City

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Join Up North Pride for the sixth annual Up North Pride Week June 17-23, featuring free special events every night of the week celebrating the LGBTQ+ community! The week is celebrated with events such as sign making, storytelling, community bike ride, drag night and more. It’s a week to let the rainbow flag fly and enjoy what Traverse City’s local businesses have to offer.

June 21st
Up North Pride Drag Night @ The Little Fleet, 8pm-10pm
June 22nd
Visibility March from F&M Park to the Open Space from 5:30-6:30pm
Visibility Celebration in the Open Space from 7pm-12am

The Leelanau Wine Trail: The Wine Bar & Locals Night

Thursdays, Free from 4pm-7pm

Location: Leelanau Peninsula Wine Trail Wineries

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The Wine Bar and Locals Night, hosted by the Leelanau Wine Trail, is the perfect place to taste taste a variety of different wine blends each week. This event is held every Thursday at a different winery on the trail from 4-7pm. + Admission is FREE! Take your taste buds on a trip through the Leelanau Peninsula and expand your palette!

June 6th: Green bird Organic Cellars

June 13th: Soul Squeeze Cellars

June 20th: French Valley Vineyards

June 27th: Shady Lane Cellars

For more info, visit the Leelanau Wine Trail’s website


2019 National Cherry Festival

June 29th - July 6th

Location: Downtown Traverse City

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 Known as the ultimate celebration of Cherries, the National Cherry Festival is held every year in July in the “Cherry Capital of the World” - Traverse City, MI.  This year's Festival kicks-off June 29th and goes to July 6th with a week full of exciting events and happenings such as concerts, carnival rides, cherry pie contests, a fashion show, parade, fireworks and WAY MORE!  With events going on all day every day, your Cherry Festival experience will be anything but boring. Plus, catch Lakes and Grapes at this year’s Cherry Festival Fashion Show rocking the newest summer line.

For more info, visit the 2019 National Cherry Festival website



Suds & Sun: The Ultimate Party in the Sun!

June 15th 2019, 2pm-8pm

Location: The Village at the Grand Traverse Commons


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What better way to kick-off the summer than with a party in the sun? With warmer weather arriving to Traverse City, you’re not going to want to miss out on Suds & Sun’s Ultimate Party in the Sun. It’s the place to be for local beer, wine, live music and sunshine. Catch some rays and dance away!

For more info, visit the Suds & Sun website 



Old Town Arts and Crafts Fair

June 23rd, 10am-5pm

Location: The Village at the Grand Traverse Commons

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With over 90 artists and crafters selling their work, The Old Town Arts and Crafts Fair is the place to get your art fix for the summer! There’s nothing quite like the unique styles of each vendor. Gain some inspiration and enjoy the picture perfect scenery of Traverse City’s Old Town district.

For more info, visit the Downtown TC's website



About the Author: Riley Reich

Riley is a soon-to-be graduate of Central Michigan University; studying Advertising and Marketing. Her interests have always been related to art, business and writing. She is very passionate about learning how to implement these interests creatively into her advertising and marketing work; whether it's through copywriting, coming up with visual aesthetics or writing to promote a product/service.