Event Name Website Type of Event Where
Cedar Polka Festival Website Family Event Tennis Courts, Cedar
This Polish-American Leelanau Peninsula community kicks up its heels at a four-day party with hearty food, drink and continuous polka music and dancing. Highlights include a parade on Saturday at noon, softball tournament, a polka mass and (of course) polka under the big, big tent with the big names of polka.
Cherry Festival Website Family Event Traverse City
The ultimate celebration of cherries is the National Cherry Festival. It's held every year in July in the "Cherry Capital of the World"-Traverse City, Michigan.  The Festival normally begins on the first Saturday of July each year.  A wide range of family events and entertainment.   Hosting parades, food events, sports events and music events.
Traverse City Film Festival Website Family Event Traverse City
The festival is committed to showing "Just Great Movies" and helping to save one of America's few indigenous art forms — the cinema.  The Traverse City Film Festival has grown to become one of the largest film festivals in the Midwest, and one of the most respected in the country. Last year, there were over 80,000 admissions to nearly 100 screenings, a number of them U.S. or world premieres. A special emphasis is given to foreign films, American independents, documentaries, and films which have been overlooked but deserve the attention of a public starved to see a good movie.
The festival also presents classic movies free of charge on a giant, inflatable outdoor screen overlooking Grand Traverse Bay in the Open Space Park at dusk.
Panel discussions with directors, writers, actors, and other members of the film industry are offered daily. 
Suttons Bay Jazz Festival Website Adult Event Suttons Bay
Cherry Capital Winter WonderFest Website Family Event Traverse City
The Cherry Capital Winter WonderFest is a four-day winter celebration of music, food, and fun that takes place each year on President’s Day Weekend. There’s so much going on that we couldn’t fit it all into a single location, so there are events and activities happening all around the Traverse City area!
Leland Wine & Food Festival    Adult Event Leland Harbor, Leland
Come enjoy a day near the beautiful Leland Harbor and Leland's historic Fishtown at The Leland Wine & Food Festival, tasting wines from local wineries and tasting the specialties from local restaurants and vendors.
Empire Winter Festival Website Family Event Empire
Held the 2nd weekend of each February, the most popular event is the Famous Polar Bear Dip.   Watch the brave people jump into a hole cut in the ice on South Bar Lake.
Dunegrass Festival Website Family Event 3805 W Empire Hwy Empire
Varied Bluegrass and Folk music.