FOOD

Half the fun of traveling to TC is eating in TC. Find innovative menus of street food-style starters to main course meals of seafood, meats, local, pub grub, ethnic and traditional cuisines.

EAT LIKE A LOCAL

Drink

Food and drink go together like peas and carrots. Wash down a tasty taco with an icy margarita, sample craft beer with burgers, sip Leelanau County wine with someone special.

DRINK LIKE A LOCAL
Bonobo Winery
Buy 1, Get 1 FREE Tasting
*Good for one customer per visit. Discounts cannot be combined with any other offers
Expires on: 11/15/2019
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Brengman Brothers Winery
FREE Wine Tasting!
Includes $2 and $3 tastings only. Max (2) per person. May not be used with any other discount.
Expires on: 11/15/2019
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Mitten Outfitters
$25 OFF Guided Adventure
Discount is per person! May not be used with any other discount. Call (231)620-4703 for info and booking
Expires on: 09/30/2019
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Hot Deals

Take advantage of exclusive deals and friendships with local businesses provided by What’s Up Traverse City. Be sure to click through to see a full list of opportunities.

DEALS

Shopping

Whether you’re looking for some stylish new clothes, gear for an adventure, the perfect art piece or something completely different, you’ll find it and so much more in Downtown Traverse City.

SHOPPING

Things to Do

TC is a gem along the Lake Michigan shoreline with a thousand things to do from awe-inspiring, itineraries to serendipitous moments that grasp your imagination from sunrise to long after sunset.

THINGS TO SEE & DO
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Daily Specials

Whether you’re looking for some stylish new clothes, gear for an adventure, the perfect art piece or something completely different, you’ll find it and so much more in Downtown Traverse City.

DAILY SPECIALS

Events

From wine events to festivals for everyone, get the scoop on the best events in Downtown Traverse City and neighboring locations along the shore.

UPCOMING EVENTS
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Events for week of 09/16/2019

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Mon 16th

Open Mic Night w/Rob Coonrod

September 16 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Happy Hour

September 16 @ 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm

The Village Farmers Market

September 16 @ 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Tue 17th

Happy Hour

September 17 @ 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Happy Hour

September 17 @ 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Happy Hour

September 17 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Wed 18th

Sara Hardy Downtown Farmers Market

September 18 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Happy Hour

September 18 @ 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Happy Hour

September 18 @ 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Thu 19th

Happy Hour

September 19 @ 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Happy Hour

September 19 @ 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Happy Hour

September 19 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Fri 20th

Happy Hour

September 20 @ 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm

THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST at Old Town Playhouse

September 20 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Happy Hour

September 20 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Sat 21st

Friday Night Flicks

September 20 @ 11:15 pm - September 21 @ 1:15 am

Sara Hardy Downtown Farmers Market

September 21 @ 7:30 am - 12:00 pm

$.25 Kids Matinees

September 21 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Sun 22nd

THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST at Old Town Playhouse

September 22 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Happy Hour

September 22 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Happy Hour

September 22 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Food

Half the fun of traveling to Traverse City is eating in Traverse City. No matter what you have a craving for, you’ll find it. Take a flavorful Downtown tour to find innovative menus of street food-style starters to main course meals of seafood, meats, local, pub grub, ethnic and traditional cuisines. Here are a couple dozen of our favorite recommendations.

EAT LIKE A LOCAL

Drink

Food and drink go together like peas and carrots. Whether you are washing down a tasty taco with an icy margarita, sampling craft beer, with burgers, at one of 20 famous microbreweries, or sipping Leelanau County wine with that special someone, you’ll find exactly what you need to wet your whistle.

DRINK LIKE A LOCAL
123 Speakeasy
1/2 OFF on a Mystery Cocktail
Shhhhh! Whisper "What's up MI" to your server to get 1/2 off of a delicious Mystery Cocktail (1 per party member). Groups of 8+ should call (231)753-8841 for a reservation or book online!
Expires on: 10/31/2019
Redeem: WHATSUP
Mitten Outfitters
$25 OFF Guided Adventure
Discount is per person! May not be used with any other discount. Call (231)620-4703 for info and booking
Expires on: 09/30/2019
Redeem: WHATSUP

Hot Deals

Take advantage of exclusive deals and friendships with local businesses provided by What’s Up Traverse City. Be sure to click through to see a full list of opportunities.

DEALS

Shopping

Whether you’re looking for some stylish new clothes, gear for an adventure, the perfect art piece or something completely different, you’ll find it and so much more in Downtown Traverse City.

SHOPPING

Things to Do

Traverse City is a thousand things to do from awe-inspiring carefully planned moments to serendipitous moments thta jump out and grasp your imagination. Whether its the fluidly of waves washing a shore on Grand Traverse Bay to leaping dunes at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, Traverse City is a gem along the Lake Michigan shoreline that has things to do from sunrise to long after sunset.

THINGS TO SEE & DO

Daily Specials

Whether you’re looking for some stylish new clothes, gear for an adventure, the perfect art piece or something completely different, you’ll find it and so much more in Downtown Traverse City.

DAILY SPECIALS

Upcoming Events

From wine events to festivals for everyone, get the scoop on the best events in Downtown Traverse City and neighboring locations along the shore.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Events for week of 09/16/2019

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Mon 16th

Open Mic Night w/Rob Coonrod

September 16 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Happy Hour

September 16 @ 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm

The Village Farmers Market

September 16 @ 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Tue 17th

Happy Hour

September 17 @ 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Happy Hour

September 17 @ 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Happy Hour

September 17 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Wed 18th

Sara Hardy Downtown Farmers Market

September 18 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Happy Hour

September 18 @ 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Happy Hour

September 18 @ 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Thu 19th

Happy Hour

September 19 @ 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Happy Hour

September 19 @ 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Happy Hour

September 19 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Fri 20th

Happy Hour

September 20 @ 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm

THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST at Old Town Playhouse

September 20 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Happy Hour

September 20 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Sat 21st

Friday Night Flicks

September 20 @ 11:15 pm - September 21 @ 1:15 am

Sara Hardy Downtown Farmers Market

September 21 @ 7:30 am - 12:00 pm

$.25 Kids Matinees

September 21 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Sun 22nd

THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST at Old Town Playhouse

September 22 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Happy Hour

September 22 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Happy Hour

September 22 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm