Festivals, Parties and Parades, Oh My! Downtown Traverse City will be busy this weekend.


The fun begins on Saturday, April 25th with the 20th Annual Grand Traverse Earth Day Parade. It begins at noon starting at Central Grade School.  Everyone is encouraged to parade in costumes, or just sit back and watch.  After the parade, gather at Hannah Park for more festivities and a community potluck.

Along with the parade Downtown Traverse City is also hosting their Celebration for Young Children from 11am – 3pm on Saturday. Activities and events will be held at the City Opera House, Traverse City State Bank, Horizon Books and various locations downtown.

If you’re looking for something a bit more sophisticated check out the Traverse City Chocolate Festival. The inaugural event takes place Sunday, April 26th at the City Opera House in downtown Traverse City from 1-5pm. The proceeds  benefit the Michigan Community Action Agency’s food programs. It features area chocolatiers along with wine and other beverages. For more info check out this link: http://www.lpwines.com/wine/traverse-city-chocolate-festival-this-sunday/