It’s almost summertime, and that means it’s time to start planning some trips and getaways.
Erin Murphy has some fun things to do around Michigan for this week’s What’s Happening in northern Michigan.
Brys Estate; Reservations/Visits & Secret Garden Opens May 27
With summer just around the corner, now is a great time to pay a visit to Brys Estate Vineyard and Winery in Traverse City, especially as the Secret Garden opens for the season on Friday, May 27. The Secret Garden consists of twelve acres of lavender, flowers, a strawberry patch herb garden, and more! Visitors can enjoy strolling the garden or picnic areas, and browse a variety of handmade lavender products in the farmhouse inspired garden shop. Lavender lemonade, as well as custom flavors of Moomer’s Ice Cream, made using Secret Garden strawberries and lavender, are also available to purchase.
Be sure to also reserve a table for the winery’s Upper Deck, where you can try Brys Estate’s delicious wines and charcuterie boards with a spectacular view of the vineyard and East Grand Traverse Bay.
Michilimackinac Historical Society; Full Season of Programming Kicks off May 27
Friday, May 27 kicks off the Michilimackinac Historical Society’s programming season, running on Fridays throughout the summer. These programs will cover a variety of topics, including quilting, Native American beadwork, identification of local plants, and more.
This week’s program begins at 7pm and highlights The History of Lumberjack Life with Dan McDonough, a Nine-time World Champion Logroller, and the owner of the Jack Pine Lumberjack Shows in Mackinaw City. Dan will discuss the tools of the trade, describe life at the lumberjack camps, and more.
Presentations are free to attend although pre registration is encouraged. For a full list of the programs and descriptions, visit the Michilimackinac Historical Society’s website.
Elk Rapids/Twisted Fish Gallery – Art Beat (June 4-11)
Save the date for Elk Rapids’ Art Beat event, taking place Saturday, June 4 through Saturday, June 11. Join area galleries like the Twisted Fish, for a week filled with creative fun. This multi-gallery tour takes you through the village, exploring a long tradition of art exploration, artist demonstrations, and even opportunities for prize giveaways. Twisted Fish is also hosting some workshops throughout the summer, so be sure to check out their event calendar to find all the details.