3 Ways to Enjoy a Rainy Day in Traverse City

Rainy Day in Traverse City

Onto every vacation a little rain may fall. But don’t let bad weather ruin your trip to Traverse City. You just need to give your plans a little flip. Today we’re going to explore three indoor attractions that offer activities for everyone in your family. We’ll turn those rainy frowns upside-down!

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Family Fun at Lucky Jack’s

When mother nature throws a wet blanket on your outdoor family fun, head to Lucky Jack’s, where blue skies are not required. Inside these doors you’ll find 50,000 square feet of boredom busting fun! Locally owned for over 50 years Lucky Jack’s is the largest bowling center in the region. With bumper rails and ball guides kids of all ages can stay out of the gutter and score a strike.

Need to burn off some excess energy? Suit ’em up for a challenging game of laser tag. Or test your skills in the arcade. Keep track of all your activities and points with the Fun Card, then cash in, for the loot of your choice.

Lucky Jack’s knows how to keep kids and parents happy. Did I mention they have a full bar, and some of the best pizza in town? That’s why they’re known as Traverse City’s FUN Destination.

Take Aim at Shooter’s Range

Let’s face it, the little kids aren’t the only ones pouting when plans get cancelled due to weather. When it’s too rough to fish, or to wet to golf, the temperature’s always perfect at Shooters Indoor Gun & Archery Range.

Northern Michigan is a hunter’s paradise. And this place, is where they come to hone their skills. Shooter’s 8 lane firearm range allows shoppers to try before you buy. They even offer lessons if you’re new to the sport – like me.

If archery is more your style take aim at one of 15 life-size targets in their 3-D course. Or step inside the technoHUNT simulator where you can stalk a whitetail deer or an animal on safari. From guns to ammo to bows and arrows Shooters can outfit any Michigan sportsman —or woman. So visit Shooters. Where they aim…to please.

Shop in Comfort at Cherryland Antique Mall

Update: The Cherryland Antique Mall is now closed. However antiquing in the area is still a great rainy day option.

On a sunny day you’ll find our downtown streets are filled with shoppers. So what’s a girl to do when she’s dying to buy something new, and window shopping is out of the question? How about searching for something new to you.

The Cherryland Antique Mall is filled with treasures of times gone by. It’s a far cry from the hot dusty flea markets and auctions my parents used to drag me to. Here you can browse to your hearts content, in air-conditioned comfort. I can spend hours strolling through these isles. Booth by booth you’ll find a wide variety of antiques, furniture, vintage jewelry, memorabilia and collectables.

Why not pick up a unique souvenir from your trip up north… one with a little history attached. The knowledgeable dealers at the Cherryland Antique Mall will help you find just what you’re looking for.


So when your plans are cancelled because the forecast is wet, remember these rainy day ideas for a Traverse City vacation you’ll never forget. Download the Traverse Traveler app for directions to these — and many more — rainy day attractions.

By |2018-12-12T09:34:44+00:00July 27th, 2014|Family Fun, Travel Tips|3 Comments

Welcome Back, Dennos Museum Center

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The Dennos Museum Center, located on the campus Northwestern Michigan College in Traverse City, is a great local destination for cultural events. Their permanent exhibits include a renowned Inuit Art Gallery, complete with one of the largest and most historically complete collections of its kind in the United States. But what I always find inspiring are the revolving exhibits in the Museums main galleries. The Dennos is small enough to explore in an hour or two, but large enough to present some of the most well known artist’s and exhibits of our time.

Also located on site is the 400-seat Milliken Auditorium. Utilized by the community for theatrical performances and concerts, the auditorium is also home to the Dennos Concert Series. Performances here are focused on World Music —performances you won’t find at any other destination in the area.


Looking for info about current Dennos Museum exhibitions? Check out the EVENTS tab on the Traverse Traveler iPhone app for all the details. Download the app for FREE for iPhone and iPod Touch.


So next time you’re in Traverse City, stop by the Dennos Museum for a tour. They’re open daily. Until then, you can find more information, and a map to their location, on our Attractions page.

By |2011-03-01T10:22:10+00:00March 1st, 2011|Attractions, Mealtickets News, Traverse City|0 Comments

Interlochen Performing Arts Series Begins 9/30

Interlochen Center for the Arts card imageThe fall-winter season at Interlochen is just warming up

Interlochen Center for the Arts has a fabulous line-up of performances, concerts and entertainment by International artists and Interlochen students. If the summer slipped past without a trip to Interlochen, don’t let this next season disappear without attending a performance or two. Grab your planner and make a date with Interlochen.



Here’s what’s in store:


2010-11 Performing Arts Series
  • Sept 30:     Jason Mraz
  • Oct 7-8:     "Interlochen Arts Academy "Collage"
  • Oct 21:     Project Trio
  • Nov 4:     Benny Green, solo piano
  • Nov 8:     Ballet Hispanico
  • Nov 19-20, Dec 3-5:     "Dirty Rotten Scoundrels: The Musical"
    Arts Academy Musical Theatre Co.
  • Dec 10-12:     "Sleeping Beauty"
    Interlochen Dance Company and Orchestra
  • Jan 15:     Jaleel Shaw, saxophone
    with Arts Academy Jazz Ensemble
  • Jan 22:     Joshua Roman, cello
    with Arts Academy Orchestra
  • Feb 17:     Popovich Comedy Pet Theater
  • Feb 20:     Ladysmith Black Mambazo
  • Apr 8:     In the Mood
  • May 13-14:     Disney’s "Beauty and the Beast"
    Arts Academy Musical Theatre Co.

Schedule subject to change.

Interlochen Website: tickets.interlochen.org

Phone: 800.681.5920

By |2010-09-20T12:36:26+00:00September 20th, 2010|Art Scene, Attractions, Traverse City|0 Comments

50 Ways to Love Your Summer

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Don’t waste a moment of your Up North summer


The 97 days between Memorial Day and Labor Day will fly by before we know it. So I decided to start early and make a list. A list of 50 ways to love my summer. These are some of my favorite ways to enjoy Traverse City and the surrounding area at it’s peak season.



1.  Get a barrel of popcorn drizzled in real butter, stretch out on a lawn chair and watch a drive-in movie at the Cherry Bowl in Honor.


2.  Enjoy a heaping scoop ice cream at Moomers, while watching the cows graze at sunset. Preferably Chocolate Cookie Monster in a chocolate dipped waffle cone to be exact. But Cherries Moobilee is good too.


3.  Attend a student performance at Interlochen Center for the Arts. Collage is a great way to see it all, but I love the high school musicals.


4.  Watch the marine traffic come and go while you sip a cocktail on the deck at Scott’s Harbor Grill. Cloaked in a cool breeze at sunset, or enjoying the sun on your shoulders at lunchtime, Scott’s deck is my favorite.


5.  Savor a simple homebaked snack. Pick-up a loaf of Pleasanton Bakery‘s parmesan olive bread and savor it in bite-sized pieces torn from the warm loaf. It’s great plain, but I like mine dipped in Fustini’s olive oils and balsamic vinegars.


6.  Wrap up the week with an evening at Friday Night Live in downtown Traverse City. Buy a balloon, enjoy live music, have your face painted. A perfect place to be a kid again…or bring one.


7.  Discover amazing artists as you tour a local art fair. I never miss the Frankfort art fair in August, but not just for the art. I’m in love with the chicken dinners they cook in the park. Best Chicken EVER!


8.  Visit a vineyard and sip the fruits of Old Mission or Leelanau peninsula on a wine tour. On Old Mission I like to start at 2 Lads Winery and work my way back. On Leelanau you better make two trips!


9.  Fill a basket with fresh picked fruit straight from the orchard. Stop at a U-Pick farm for a hands-on experience or pull up to a roadside stand and select from nature’s best.


10. Cast a line on the Boardman River for trout or reel in a Lake Michigan salmon on a charter fishing trip. Try Hammerhead in Frankfort or Outta Line in Traverse City.


11.  Walk the shores of Lake Michigan and search for petoskey stones and Leland blue stone.


12.  Hop on a boat or a jet ski and ride out to where the deep water lives, clear and blue green as far as the eyes can see…and dive in!


13. Eat your fill of fresh sweet corn. Nobody beats Hall’s farm on North Long Lake Road in Traverse City.


14. Ride the train at the old Clinch Park zoo. Let the whistle fill your ears as you absorb the smiles of young and old around you.


15. Visit a lighthouse for an historic trip back in time. Point Betsie near Frankfort is the most photographed, but I’m looking forward to a trip back to South Manitou Island. That is, if I can brave the spiral stairs again.


16.  Love fudge–watch it made, cooked in copper and turned on a cold marble slab, at Murdick’s Fudge Shoppe. Peanut butter, you’re calling my name.


17.  Take a behind-the-scenes tour. Whether you’re a foodie, a vodka lover or wine geek there’s a tour to be had if you ask. Learn Great Foods will organize one or stop in Grand Traverse Distillery or Bel Lago Winery and they’ll show you the sites.


18.  Spend a day at the beach wireless and free, with a book and your favorite beverage.


19.  Eat cherries everyday! OK, maybe not everyday, but come on this is cherry country people. Check out The Cherry Stop for dozens of ways to quench your cherry cravings.


20.  Make a day trip drive along M-22 from Elberta to Northport and back to Traverse City. Stop to eat, shop and take photos along the way.


21.  Grab an early bird dinner at The Manitou Restaurant. No skimping. Start with the skinny dippers and finish with blueberry raspberry pie.


22.  Watch the sunset sink below the horizon from a beach towel on the sand.


23.  Park and walk a mile to the beach for spectacular Fourth of July fireworks. Come early to dig a pit in the sand for reclined viewing, or bring a cozy chair.


24.  Spend a day at the festival. Which one? Readers choice. There’s Cherry Festival, Film Festival, Jazz Festival and a Microbrew and Music Festival, you can’t go wrong.


25.  Climb the Sleeping Bear Dunes and run down as fast as your feet can carry you. If you’re not scraping sand from your scalp before bed then you didn’t have enough fun.


26.  Dine al fresco on a downtown street and people watch. Umbrella tables at Hanna are popular. If you prefer a water view check out Apache Trout Grill or Knot Just a Bar.


27.  Dance in the rain like nobody’s watching – preferably with a child. They’ll wonder what’s got into you.


28.  Photograph the everyday special places, people and things in your life. It’s not the parties and holidays that spark nostalgia but the details of summer memories past.


29.  Build a bonfire on the beach and make s’mores. Eat until your fingers are sticky, the chocolate is gone and only broken graham crackers remain.


30.  Play a sport on the lawn. Badmitten, croquet, bocce or new favorites like ring toss and bean bag games make fun family competitions a must-do for summer.


31.  Thump your paddle like Hiawatha on the floor of a Riverside canoe as you navigate the Platte River. When you make it to the mouth spend an hour playing in the current.


32.  Make par on a golf course. Mine will have to be mini golf at Pirates Cove, but if you’re up to the challenge of the real deal try Mistwood in Lake Ann. Or help celebrate 25 years at The Bear at the Grand Traverse Resort.


33. Spend a hot day at a cool pool. My kids love the outdoor waterpark at Crystal Mountain. Or you could ride a slide at Fun Country or Pirates Cove.


34. Try a new restaurant – either new to you or new to town. Check out Soul Hole in downtown Traverse City or Mission Table on Old Mission Peninsula.


35.  Shop the farmer’s markets, snack from your purchase as you move vendor to vendor in support of local agriculture.


36.  Drink riesling. OK, it’s my favorite and I suppose you could choose another wine. But before you decide, try a flight at Uncorked and I know you’ll walk away with one you like. Or just buy the t-shirt at Left Foot Charley and support the riesling movement in theory.


37.  Explore the old state hospital grounds inside the Grand Traverse Commons, also known as The Village. Sip wine at Tastes of Black Star Farms, Have an Underground Cheescake on a stick and end up at Stellas for dinner.


38.  Watch a movie at The State Theatre in Traverse City or The Garden in Frankfort. Restored classic theatres where the movies are great, and so are the prices.


39.  Eat a boom chunka cookie on the patio at Cherry Republic on a trip to Glen Arbor. Stop by Art’s Tavern for a delicious burger. Discover the beautiful jewelry at Becky Thatcher Designs. And for a real treat, dinner at Blu. The best fine dining around.


40.  Drink where the locals drink. Grab at pint at Right Brain Brewery among their mug-toting members. Perhaps something with an unusual ingredient like basil or wasabi.


41.  Walk the pier to the Frankfort lighthouse, preferably on a foggy evening when the light streams out in rays, or early morning when the anglers are casting and waiting for the bite to begin.


42.  Take a slow boat ride along the shore. Get a new perspective of the cottages along the lakeshore. Sailboat, paddleboat or pontoon, whatever works. No boat? How about a ride on the Tall Ship or the Nauticat in Traverse City or a Dunes Cruise in Frankfort.


43.  Walk and shop your way through Fishtown in Leland. Pick up some smoked whitefish at Carlsons Fish Market or a pretzel bread sandwich from the Village Cheese Shanty. And for dinner, don’t miss The Bluebird–with my favorite pea & peanut salad.


44.  Spend a rainy day at the bowling alley. Wilderness Crossings is the perfect place to entertain the kiddos when the sun is hiding. Bowling, glow golf, arcades and a restaurant for mom and dad.


45.  Swim in a river. Let the current pull you along as you try to keep you bottom off the bottom. Relax and drift as the water sweeps your cares away.


46.  Bike or walk a beautiful trail. Check out the TART trail in Traverse City or the Betsie Valley Trail that winds from Elberta all the way to Crystal Mountain.


47.  Vintage treasures are waiting. Shop for flea market finds or antiques. From the Cherryland Antique Mall and Red Dresser in Traverse City to the Emporium in Beulah, your shabby chic find awaits.


48.  Leave footprints in the sand. Take off your shoes and feel the grainy wet sand massage your toes with every step.


49.  Read a book on the beach. I look forward to the new Janet Evanovich novel every summer. Need a good local read? Try The Bookstore in Frankfort, Brilliant Books in Suttons Bay or Horizon Books in Traverse City.


50.  Take a nap. Lie in a hammock until you drift off with the breeze, stretch out on a beach towel or nod off in an adorondack chair. Rest and relax. It’s summer.

By |2010-06-23T11:07:40+00:00June 23rd, 2010|Hometown Highlights, Traverse City|0 Comments

Colanta Walker Dairy Festival at The Village

Colantha Walker Dairy Festival logoA Day of Celebration for one Fabulous, Famous Cow


In the 1920s the star resident of the State Hospital in Traverse City was none other than a prize heifer named Colantha. At the time, the average milk production for a dairy cow was just under 4,000 lbs. And then along came a cow named Colantha whose record production in 1926 was 22,918 lbs in one year!

She was so revered by the residents and staff that upon her death a huge party was held in her honor and a special headstone carved in her memory. Now, with a new community developing at the Village, they want to bring that celebratory spirit back in her honor.


The first annual Colatha Walker Dairy Festival will take place on Sunday, June 13th in The Village at Grand Traverse Commons. Celebrate the famous cow with fun, food and special events in her honor.


Festival Schedule
10am-Noon Pancake Breakfast
10am-3pm Farmers Market
10am-7pm Food, Art & Merch Vendors
Noon-1pm Public Parade to Colantha’s Headstone @ Barns
1pm-7pm Live Music (Sister Wilene et al)
2pm-3:30pm Great Grilled Cheese Grill-off
5pm-7pm Street Dance

There will also be Food Demonstrations, Wagon Rides, Kid’s Activities, Wine & Cheese Pairings along with Milk & Cookie Pairings for the kids, thoughout the day!


For more details, check out www.thevillagetc.com.

By |2010-06-11T10:13:15+00:00June 11th, 2010|Attractions, Events, Traverse City|0 Comments

Pirate's Cove Raises Money for Wounded Soldiers

Putting For Patriots graphic“Putting for Patriots” Event at Pirates Cove


Pirate’s Cove Adventure Golf, in Traverse City, Michigan will host the Fourth Annual “Putting for Patriots” fundraiser from Saturday, May 15 through Monday, May 31.  This national event will occur simultaneously at 36 Pirate’s Cove, Pirate’s Island and Jungle Golf miniature golf courses throughout the United States. 


This May event will culminate on Memorial Day weekend and support three charities, which serve our wounded, their families and survivors of the fallen.  These organizations include: “Hope For The Warriors”, “Homes for Our Troops” and “TAPS—Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors.”  Pirate’s Cove, Jungle Golf and Pirate’s Island will donate a percentage of their total sales on Sunday, May 30.  In addition, from May 14 through May 31, each golf course will accept donations to be turned over to the three charities.  Since its inception, this event has raised over $57,000.

“Memorial Day was specifically founded to remember those who died serving our nation,” notes Brad Graft, Pirate’s Cove Partner and Regional Director.  “The Pirate’s Cove / Pirate’s Island family thought it appropriate to establish an annual event to serve charities that assist our living veterans and the survivors of fallen military members.  These are men and women who have sacrificed so much for our freedom.”

Pirate’s Cove and Pirate’s Island operate 36 miniature golf courses throughout the United States.  For more information, visit their Web sites at www.piratescove.com, www.piratesislandgolf.com, and www.junglegolfminigolf.com . Additional information on the above charities can be found by accessing their Web sites:  www.hopeforthewarriors.org, www.homesforourtroops.org and www.taps.org.

By |2010-05-20T10:05:11+00:00May 20th, 2010|Attractions, Events, Traverse City|0 Comments

Interlochen 2010 Summer Arts Festival Line-up

Interlochen Arts Festival Mealtickets cardDo You Have Your Ticket to Summer Entertainment Fun Yet?


Hot off the presses, and in Mealtickets displays this week, are the new cards for the Interlochen Summer Arts Festival. You’ve probably already seen their large program, but you can’t beat the convenience of our little cards. They’re a perfect pocket-sized schedule of Interlochen’s concert lineup.

Pick up an Interlochen card today at area hotels other display locations. And order your tickets to one of the Traverse area’s oldest and most creative arts institutions. Order tickets online at www.tickets.interlochen.org


2010 Summer Arts Festival

  • June 14:    Sheryl Crow w/Colbie Caillat
  • June 26:    The Moody Blues
  • June 30:    Béla Fleck, Zakir Hussain & Edgar Meyer
  • July 1-4:    Shakespeare’s “Macbeth”
  • July 3:    The Capitol Steps
  • July 4:    World Youth Symphony Orchestra
  • July 8-11:    Shakespeare’s “Macbeth”
  • July 8:    Taj Mahal w/Shemekia Copeland
  • July 9:    Playhouse Disney’s Choo-Choo Soul
  • July 11:    WYSO w/David Shifrin
  • July 13:    Interlochen “Collage”
  • July 14:    POST Comedy Theater
  • July 17:    Punch Brothers w/Loudon Wainwright III
  • July 18:    JoAnn Falletta conducts WYSO
  • July 21:    Peter & Paul: A Tribute to Mary & 50 Years of Music & Friendship
  • July 22:    The Oak Ridge Boys
  • July 23:    Paul Taylor Dance Company
  • July 24:    Leanne Morgan, comedienne
  • July 25:    WYSO w/Philippe Quint
  • July 26:    Parker String Quartet
  • July 27:    Cloud Cult
  • Aug 1:    Erik Nielsen conducts WYSO
  • Aug 5- 8:    “Aida”
  • Aug 9:    Lyle Lovett
  • Aug 10:    Garrison Keillor’s A Prairie Home
  • Companion
  • Aug 13:    David Sanborn
  • Aug 16, 18 & 21:  Enso String Quartet
  • Aug 19:    Foreigner
  • Aug 20:    Josh Turner
  • Aug 24:     Brandi Carlile
  • Aug 26-28:      Interlochen Guitar Festival

Welcome Gallery Fifty

Gallery Fifty Mealtickets cardMealtickets Introduces Gallery Fifty to Traverse City Visitors


They started in a hallway at Building 50 in the Grand Traverse Commons, and have expanded to two beautiful art galleries in the heart of Traverse City. And now Gallery Fifty is one of the latest additions to the Mealtickets family of advertisers.


The art scene in thriving in Northern Michigan. So it’s no surprise that we have hundreds of local artisits and galleries to showcase their work. Gallery Fifty has managed to create two different collections — in two very unique locations — that represent not only local art but art from all fifty states. The original Gallery 50, housed in a 125 year old insane asylum, is fun, funky and eclectic. The new downtown location, formerly Belstone Gallery, rests along the Boardman river and could be described as contemporary and refined.

Both galleries carry the well-known Fordite jewelry by artist James Blanchard. These are one-of-a-kind pieces created from layers of automotive paint recycled from an old Ford plant in southern Michigan.


Each space is unique, as are the works of art you’ll find there. Stop in, say hi to Chrisitie and enjoy the beauty captured by artists from across the country. You can find more information, and a map to each of Gallery Fifty’s locations, on our Attractions page. Visit them online at www.galleryfifty.com.

Welcome Grand Traverse Distillery

Grand Traverse Distillery mealtickets cardLocal Distillery Opens their Doors to Visitors


You’ve probably heard of the award-winning True North Vodka, made right here in Traverse City. But did you know their production facility is open for tours? Mealtickets is proud to welcome Grand Traverse Distillery into our little card family. We’re here to let you know what they have in store for area visitors interested in learning about the vodka making process.

Tucked away in the Meadowlands Industrial Park on 3 mile road near Hammond is their production facility. Stop in for a tour and tasting on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. Otherwise you’ll find them working hard to produce fantastic vodka, whiskey and custom blends for customers around the globe.


For a map to their location visit our Attractions page and look for Grand Traverse Distillery. And for more details on their products, visit their website at www.grandtraversedistillery.com.

By |2010-03-19T09:14:05+00:00March 19th, 2010|Attractions, Mealtickets News, Traverse City|0 Comments

Downtown TC Chili Cook-Off 1/16

Chili Cook-Off to Heat Up Downtown Traverse City


Warm up your winter at the 16th Annual Downtown Chili Cook-Off on January 16. Participants can sample the mild to the wild as the area’s top restaurants vie for awards in various categories.  Northern Michigan’s ultimate chili challenge takes place from 11:00 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Park Place Dome in Downtown Traverse City. 

Area restaurants will be cooking up their special recipes as they compete in eight different categories – 1, 2 and 3-alarm, white, vegetarian, no bean, seafood and ethnic as well as the coveted “people’s choice” award.  The event will also be feature two organic chilies!

Chili lovers can choose a sampler of eight chilies for $8 or single bowls of their favorites for $4.  Pepsi products will also be available.  All proceeds from the event help support such Downtown community activities as Friday Night Live, the Halloween walk, the Downtown Art Walk, holiday activities and many other free downtown events throughout the year.

In an effort to reduce waste at community events, in 2009 the DTCA made an investment into trays for the Downtown Chili Cook-Off, eliminating cardboard pizza boxes. Previously, over 1,100 pizza boxes were disposed of and recycled when possible at the event. The plastic trays make for very little waste to be created at such a large event. All plastic bottles and soda cans are also recycled.


Here’s a peek at who will be competing:

Blue Tractor Cook Shop                                Oryana                                  
Catch Island Grill                                           Red Ginger
Cherry Republic                                             Scalawags
Freshwater Lodge                                         Schelde’s Grille & Spirits
Lil Bo Pub & Grille                                         Serenity Tea Bar & Cafe
Minervas                                                        Slabtown Burgers & Cafe                  
Mt. Holiday                                                    Travino Wine & Grille          
Omelette Shoppe                                
Morsels Bite Sized Bakery & Gourmet Coffee will be serving cornbread morsels to compliment the competing chilies.

The Annual Chili Cook-off is hosted by the over 200 merchants, restaurants and businesses who are members of the Downtown Traverse City Association.  For more information or to volunteer, call the DTCA office at (231) 922-2050 or email colleen@downtowntc.com.

By |2010-01-12T20:39:10+00:00January 12th, 2010|Attractions, Events, Restaurants, Traverse City|0 Comments

Cherry Bowl Drive-In Triple Feature Weekend

Ice Age 3 movie graphicNight at the Museum movie graphicx-men origins wolverine movie graphicDrive-In Movie Features
Friday, September 25 – Saturday, September 26th



Annual Triple Feature Weekend

Ice Age 3, rated PG

Night at the Museum, rated PG-13

X-Men Origins – Wolverine, rated PG-13


Movies are always a double feature and always family friendly. Rain or shine, dusk is the time. The Cherry Bowl Drive-In Theatre is located on US-31 in Honor, Michigan.

For more information visit their website at www.cherrybowldrivein.com. For a map to their location visit our Attractions page.

By |2009-09-25T14:08:50+00:00September 25th, 2009|Attractions, Benzie|0 Comments

Cherry Bowl Drive-In Chic Flick Weekend

Julie & Julia movie graphicthe Proposal movie graphicDrive-In Movie Features Friday, September 18 – Saturday, September 19th



Chic Flick Weekend!

Julie & Julia, rated PG-13

The Proposal, rated PG-13


Movies are always a double feature and always family friendly. Rain or shine, dusk is the time. The Cherry Bowl Drive-In Theatre is located on US-31 in Honor, Michigan.

For more information visit their website at www.cherrybowldrivein.com. For a map to their location visit our Attractions page.

By |2009-09-18T10:27:40+00:00September 18th, 2009|Attractions, Benzie|0 Comments

Cherry Bowl Drive-In Features 9/11 – 9/12


Harry Potter Movie graphicTime Travelers Wife movie graphicDrive-In Movie Features Friday, September 11 – Saturday, September 12th



Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince, rated PG

The Time Travelers Wife, rated PG-13


Movies are always a double feature and always family friendly. Rain or shine, dusk is the time. The Cherry Bowl Drive-In Theatre is located on US-31 in Honor, Michigan.

For more information visit their website at www.cherrybowldrivein.com. For a map to their location visit our Attractions page.


By |2009-09-11T21:00:01+00:00September 11th, 2009|Attractions, Benzie, Entertainment|0 Comments

Sail Away with Left Foot Charley/Right Brain Brewery 8/28

Left Foot Charley wine aboard Tall Ship ManitouHop aboard the Tall Ship Manitou for the Even Keel sail with Left Foot Charley and Right Brain Brewery


We’re all about working together in Northern Michigan. And sometimes we play together too. Right Brain Brewery and Left Foot Charley have teamed up to share the good ship Manitou for a special tall ship sail this Friday, August 28th.

Tickets are $40 for the sail, with a cash bar of Right Brain beers and Left Foot vino available on board. Tickets available at RBB and LFC. Only a few remain, so don’t wait.


For information on other special cruises aboard the Tall Ship Manitou, visit their website at www.tallshipsailing.com.

By |2009-08-26T09:34:13+00:00August 26th, 2009|Attractions, Events, Traverse City, Wineries|0 Comments

Budweiser Clydesdales Visit Turtle Creek Casino

Budweiser Clydesdale imageLarger than life, the Budweiser Clydesdales are in town to help celebrate the 75th anniversary of distributor H. Cox and Son.


Here are a few fun facts about these amazing icons of tradition

  • A typical Budweiser Clydesdale is 6′ tall and weights between 1800-2300lbs.
  • Drivers must handle 75lbs of rein and tension to control 12 tons of horses and wagon
  • The harnesses alone are worth $70,000
  • Dalmations have traveled with each Clydesdale hitch since the 1950s


Check out these magnificient animals for free at the Turtle Creek Casino. They’ll be on display from Tuesday – Sunday.

Cherry Bowl Drive-In Features 8/21 – 9/2

G.I. Joe movie graphicStar Trek movie graphicDrive-In Movie Features Friday August 21st – Wednesday  September 2nd


G.I. Joe, The Rise of Cobra, rated PG-13

Star Trek, rated PG-13


Movies are always a double feature and always family friendly. Rain or shine, dusk is the time. The Cherry Bowl Drive-In Theatre is located on US-31 in Honor, Michigan.

For more information visit their website at www.cherrybowldrivein.com. For a map to their location visit our Attractions page.


By |2009-08-23T04:54:48+00:00August 23rd, 2009|Attractions, Benzie, Entertainment|0 Comments

Cherry Bowl Drive-In Features 8/7 – 8/20

G-Force movie graphicThe Proposal movie graphicDrive-In Movie Features Friday August 7th – Thursday August 20th


G-Force, rated PG

The Proposal, rated PG-13


Movies are always a double feature and always family friendly. Rain or shine, dusk is the time. The Cherry Bowl Drive-In Theatre is located on US-31 in Honor, Michigan.

For more information visit their website at www.cherrybowldrivein.com. For a map to their location visit our Attractions page.

By |2009-08-08T10:32:33+00:00August 8th, 2009|Attractions, Benzie, Entertainment|0 Comments

Cherry Bowl Drive-In Features 7/31 – 8/6

ice age movie graphicharry potter movie graphicDrive-In Movie Features Friday July 31st – Thursday August 6th


Ice Age 3, Dawn of the Dinosaurs, rated G

Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince, rated PG


Movies are always a double feature and always family friendly. Rain or shine, dusk is the time. The Cherry Bowl Drive-In Theatre is located on US-31 in Honor, Michigan.

For more information visit their website at www.cherrybowldrivein.com. For a map to their location visit our Attractions page.

By |2009-08-01T07:08:01+00:00August 1st, 2009|Attractions, Benzie|0 Comments

Cherry Bowl Drive-In Features 7/15 – 7/30

Harry Potter and Half Blood Prince graphicMy Sister's Keeper movie graphicDrive-In Movie Features Wednesday July 15th – Thursday July 30th


Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince, rated PG

My Sister’s Keeper, rated PG-13


Movies are always a double feature and always family friendly. Rain or shine, dusk is the time. The Cherry Bowl Drive-In Theatre is located on US-31 in Honor, Michigan.

For more information visit their website at www.cherrybowldrivein.com. For a map to their location visit our Attractions page.

By |2009-07-15T20:05:47+00:00July 15th, 2009|Attractions, Benzie|0 Comments

Cherry Bowl Drive-In Features 7/1 – 7/14

Ice Age 3 movie graphicNight at the Musuem Smithsonian graphicDrive-In Movie Features Wednesday July 1st – Tuesday July 14th


Ice Age 3, rated PG

Night at the Museum 2, rated PG


Movies are always a double feature and always family friendly. Rain or shine, dusk is the time. The Cherry Bowl Drive-In Theatre is located on US-31 in Honor, Michigan.

For more information visit their website at www.cherrybowldrivein.com. For a map to their location visit our Attractions page.

By |2009-06-30T20:48:32+00:00June 30th, 2009|Attractions, Benzie|0 Comments