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Jacob’s Farm – Corn Maze – Traverse City – August 15 thru October, 2021

Jacob's Farm - Corn Maze
We are so excited for our grand opening of our #CornMaze in Traverse City August 15th! This years theme is #Motown! Explore our maze and farm with your friends and family!
Don’t forget to come hungry and thirsty! We have everything you need!

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At Jacob’s Farm we spare nothing to assure that your experience will create lasting memories. We employ ten acres of farmland to create this experience and develop our plan using computer aided design technology and GPS to insure that everything is just right.

Our maze design is changed each year and information contained within the maze reflects this design. Plan on being entertained for as long as two hours as you navigate the trails. This A-MAZE-ING adventure opens in late August and runs all the way through October.

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General Admission $12.00
Children ages 5-11 $8.00
Under 4 Free
Groups of 20 or more $9.00 per person (book in advance)

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Tractor Rides are also available for $2 per person

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Grand Hotel’s Labor Day Jazz Weekend – September 3 – 6, 2021

Grand Hotel's Labor Day Jazz Weekend

Escape to America’s Summer Place for Labor Day Weekend and immerse yourself in the melody of beautiful jazz music, played by some of the country’s top performers.

The package includes receptions, a cookout luncheon in the Tea Garden Saturday and Sunday afternoons, breakfast and dinner daily, and all entertainment — plus a Sunday morning gospel performance on the Front Porch. Interact with the artists during Q&A sessions hosted by Paul Anthony on Saturday and Sunday mornings. Then sit back and relax with late-night performances at the Cupola Bar and The Jockey Club at the Grand Stand all weekend long.

Make your reservation early, so you don’t miss out on what is promised to be a memorable weekend!

Performer Announcements

We are excited to welcome Diane Schuur, The Yellowjackets, Anat Cohen, The Hot Sardines, Dave Bennett, and Paul Keller as this year’s Labor Day Jazz Weekend Performers.

Diane Schuur

Long regarded as one of Contemporary Jazz’s leading vocalists, Diane Schuur is as eclectic as she is brilliant. Born in Tacoma, Washington, Schuur was blind from birth; but she was gifted with perfect pitch and three-and-a-half-octave vocal range. She initially taught herself piano by ear and later received formal piano training at The Washington State School for the Blind, which she attended until she was 11 years of age. Schuur’s latest recording Running On Faith was co-produced by Schuur and Grammy winning saxophonist Ernie Watts. On this very personal musical statement, released by Jazzheads Music Group (JH1243), the vocalist creates new versions of songs for which she has a deep-rooted affection. Performing on piano throughout, Schuur arranges music by some of her favorite performers and songwriters; from Miles Davis to Carole King to Paul Simon. Grand Hotel is excited to welcome Ms. Schuur back to the festival.

The Yellowjackets

Throughout their storied 43-year history, the Yellowjackets have recorded 25 albums, received 17 Grammy® nominations – won 2 – performed countless sold-out tours, and enjoyed worldwide critical acclaim and commercial success. The Yellowjackets formed in the late 1970’s as the backup band for guitarist Robben Ford. They recorded their first album together in 1980. Shortly after that recording, however, Ford decided to part ways and go in a different musical direction. As a result, the modern day Yellowjackets were formed — a trio with Russell Ferrante, Jimmy Haslip and Ricky Lawson. Since then, and with the addition of Bob Mintzer, the Yellowjackets have gained and maintained prominence as one of jazz’s most influential and loved groups. The most recent addition to the band adds Australian bass player Dane Alderson in to the mix. With his exceptional rhythmic sensibility and natural disposition toward groove, Dane brings a new energy to the band and adds a youthful approach to the music.

Anat Cohen

Ever charismatic, prolific and inspired, Grammy-nominated clarinetist-saxophonist Anat Cohen has won hearts and minds the world over with her expressive virtuosity and delightful stage presence. Anat has been declared Clarinetist of the Year by the Jazz Journalists Association every year since 2007 and has also been named the top clarinetist in both the readers and critics polls in DownBeat for multiple years running. That’s not to mention years of being named Rising Star in the soprano and tenor saxophone categories in DownBeat, as well as Jazz Artist of the Year. As The Chicago Tribune has said, “The lyric beauty of her tone, easy fluidity of her technique and extroverted manner of her delivery make this music accessible to all.” The New York Times writes, “Ms. Cohen on the clarinet was a revelation. Using the clarinet’s upper register, she could evoke infectious joy. In the lower register, her playing could conjure a deep, soulful melancholy.”

The Hot Sardines

“These are times that need live music. And I don’t know of anything that brings people together like the joy of hearing traditional jazz live,” says Elizabeth Bougerol, co-leader of The Hot Sardines, with pianist and bandleader, Evan Palazzo. These mischief-makers of hot jazz have been described as “potent and assured” (The New York Times) and “simply phenomenal” (The Times, London), with more than a year on the Billboard Jazz chart and 20+ million streams on Spotify (over 90 countries). “Everything in our DNA is about connecting with the audience. That’s where we feel most at home,” says Elizabeth, of playing live with the eight-piece band (including one wildly percussive tap dancer). The Sardines have gone from speakeasies and underground parties in Brooklyn, to festival crowds of 25,000 and a TV debut on Later… with Jools Holland. “That’s where jazz lives,” adds Evan. “In the playing, in sharing that experience, in coming together to create a moment that won’t happen again.”

Dave Bennett

Dave Bennett is a clarinet virtuoso who also plays electric guitar, piano, drums, and vocalizes. He’s been a favorite of Grand Hotel guests, playing the annual festival a number of times. Dave has been a featured soloist at Carnegie Hall with The New York Pops, and has played with numerous orchestras including Detroit, Nashville, Toronto, San Antonio, and Vancouver. Dozens of performing arts centers across the US have has success with Dave’s presentations. He’s been featured on NPR Radio’s “Jazz at Riverwalk”, and made his European debut at Switzerland’s Bern Jazz Festival in a combo alongside the late Jazz legend Bucky Pizzarelli.

Paul Keller

Paul Keller is a string bassist who has earned the nickname of “The House Bass Player For The State Of Michigan”. Paul leads the 15 piece Paul Keller Orchestra along with the three horn piece sextet, the Paul Keller Ensemble. Paul has also performed on over 60 CD’s for many musical artists and was honored as the Jazz Musician of the the Year in 2001 by the West Michigan Jazz Society. Paul was also awarded as the 2002 Outstanding Jazz Instrumentalist by the Detroit Music Society.

Watch our Facebook and Twitter pages for updates!

See photos from past Labor Day Jazz Weekends on the Grand Hotel Facebook page.

Dates of Availability:

Friday, September 3 • Depart Monday, September 6, 2021

Package Includes:

  • Accommodations
  • Breakfast and dinner daily
  • Cookout luncheon in the Tea Garden Saturday and Sunday
  • Friday evening Welcome Reception, and evening Theatre performance
  • Saturday and Sunday morning Q&A sessions hosted by Paul Anthony
  • Saturday afternoon Tea Garden concert, and evening Theatre performance
  • Saturday evening 2 complimentary tickets included for cocktails
  • Sunday morning gospel performance
  • Sunday afternoon Tea Garden concert
  • Sunday cocktail reception
  • Friday, Saturday, and Sunday evening late night performances
  • Complimentary admission to the Richard and Jane Manoogian Mackinac Art Museum
  • Special discount on ferry tickets
  • No tipping within Grand Hotel
  • Valid for stays September 3 – September 6, 2021

This Labor Day Weekend package is available online or by calling 1-800-334-7263.

Room Only Option

Available September 1, 2021 – September 7, 2021

New this year, you can book a room only and still enjoy access to most of the weekend’s festivities and concerts.

  • Stay four nights or more and receive 25% off your stay
  • Rates starting from $619 per couple per night
  • Complimentary access to Friday and Saturday evening concerts and Sunday morning Gospel on the Front Porch
  • Tickets to the cookout luncheon concerts in the Tea Garden Saturday and Sunday are available for purchase
  • Meals may be purchased separately
  • All resort amenities included
  • Discounted ferry tickets
  • Valid for stays September 1-7, 2021

Room Only

*Extra charges apply for additional adults over double occupancy. Regular children’s rates apply. Subject to Michigan 6% sales tax, 3% Mackinac Island assessment, and an $8.50 per person baggage-handling charge. Extra charges apply for additional adults over double occupancy. Regular children’s rates apply. Dates subject to availability.

Package Price:

  • Rates starting at $1,199.00 per couple per night
  • Room only rates starting at $619 per couple per night

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Crystal Mountain – Labor Day Weekend – September 4 – 6, 2021

Kick back, relax and enjoy your Labor Day weekend at Crystal Mountain. Bring your family and friends for a weekend of fun!

Daily Activities

Outdoor Pool & Water Playground
Crystal Coaster Alpine Slide*
Edge Adventure Course*
Climbing Wall*
Biking

*Reservations will be required for these activities.

Additional Weekend Events

Saturday, September 4

10am, Sand Art
Held at the Mountain Adventure Zone. Reservations required. Learn more »

12pm, Bird Houses
Held at the Mountain Adventure Zone. Reservations required. Learn more »

1 – 8pm, Archery*
Sessions available on the hour from 1 – 8pm. Held at the Mountain Adventure Zone. Reservations required. Learn more »

1:30, 2:30, 3:30pm: Archery Tag*
Held at the Mountain Adventure Zone. Reservations required. Learn more »

2:30pm, Creative Canvas
Held at the Mountain Adventure Zone. Reservations required. Learn more »

3 – 8pm. Outdoor Chairlift Rides
Ride our Buck chairlift and enjoy panoramic views of three counties. Learn more »

5:30pm, Hero Blast Laser Tag*
Perfect for young kids! Reservations required. Held at the Mountain Adventure Zone. Learn more »

7 – 9pm, Barr Park Entertainment
Listen to live music in our village core.

6:30, 7:30pm: Outdoor Laser Tag*
Sessions held at 6:30pm and 7:30pm. Reservations required. Held at the Mountain Adventure Zone. Learn more »

8pm, Barr Park Family Campfire
Gather with family around our campfire at Barr Park.

9 – 11pm, Live Music at LEVEL FOUR Rooftop Bar
Ages 21+ only.

Sunday, September 5

10am, Puppets
Held at the Mountain Adventure Zone. Reservations required. Learn more »

Noon, Flower Pots
Held at the Mountain Adventure Zone. Reservations required. Learn more »

1 – 8pm, Archery*
Sessions available on the hour from 1 – 8pm. Held at the Mountain Adventure Zone. Reservations required. Learn more »

1:30, 2:30, 3:30pm: Archery Tag*
Held at the Mountain Adventure Zone. Reservations required. Learn more »

2:30pm, Picture Frames
Held at the Mountain Adventure Zone. Reservations required. Learn more »

3 – 6pm, Park at Water’s Edge Pool Party
Visit the Park at Water’s Edge for a splashin’ good time! Enjoy a live DJ, games and pool fun from 5-8pm.

3 – 8pm. Outdoor Chairlift Rides
Ride our Buck chairlift and enjoy panoramic views of three counties. Learn more »

5:30pm, Hero Blast Laser Tag*
Perfect for young kids! Reservations required. Held at the Mountain Adventure Zone. Learn more »

6:30, 7:30pm: Outdoor Laser Tag*
Sessions held at 6:30pm and 7:30pm. Reservations required. Held at the Mountain Adventure Zone. Learn more »

7 – 9pm, Live Music at LEVEL FOUR Rooftop Bar
Ages 21+ only.

8pm, Barr Park Family Campfire
Gather with family around our campfire at Barr Park.

9 – 11pm, Movie in Barr Park
Watch a family favorite in the village core!

Monday, September 6

8pm, Barr Park Family Campfire
Gather with family around our campfire at Barr Park.

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THE 2021 ANNUAL MACKINAC BRIDGE WALK – September 6, 2021

The 2021 Annual Bridge Walk is currently scheduled for Monday, Sept. 6, 2021. Any updates will be posted here as the event approaches.

As it was for the 2019 Annual Bridge Walk, the Mackinac Bridge will be closed to public traffic from 6:30 a.m. to noon on Monday, Sept. 6, 2021, to accommodate the 2021 Annual Bridge Walk.

For participant health and safety, MBA urges participants to follow CDC recommendations that suggest you wear a mask in crowded outdoor settings.

No bus transportation across the bridge will be provided as part of the event. Walkers who decide to walk across the entire bridge will need to arrange their own transportation back to the end of the bridge where they started after the bridge reopens to public traffic at noon. There is limited parking space available west of the Mackinac Bridge Authority plaza area.

There is no fee or registration required to participate in the walk. The walk begins at 7 a.m. You may start walking any time after the governor’s party starts the walk at approximately 7 a.m. No one will be permitted to start after 11:30 a.m., so make sure you arrive early.

The walk begins in St. Ignace at the north end of the Mackinac Bridge in the Upper Peninsula, and in Mackinaw City at the south end of the bridge in the Lower Peninsula. To participate in the walk you may:

– Walk from either end of the bridge, then turn around at the midpoint and return to the community where you started the walk. Beginning at 10 a.m., the turnaround point will be moved towards the ends of the bridge, but you may start walking up until 11:30 a.m.

– Walk from either end of the bridge and continue across to the other side. This option is most like previous bridge walks. However, since bus transportation across the bridge will not be provided, walkers who choose this option will need to arrange for their own transportation back across after the bridge reopens at noon. Walkers who do not reach the midpoint of the bridge before 10 a.m. will be turned back.

– Walk from either end of the bridge, continuing across to the other side, then walking back to the end of the bridge you started from. This option will mean a 10-mile round trip for participants. If walkers in this option do not reach the midpoint of the bridge on their return trip by 10 a.m. will be turned back.

Walkers will use the left-hand outside paved lane as they walk onto the bridge, regardless of which end of the bridge they start from. Walkers who turn back at the midpoint will turn right, then return using the opposite side outside paved lane. Walkers who choose to cross the entire bridge will stay in the left-hand outside paved lane all the way across.

The Michigan State Police and other official personnel will be available in the event of an emergency.

Please note, there are no restrooms on the bridge and the average length of time to walk the bridge is about two hours. Portable toilets will be available in St. Ignace and Mackinaw City.

Baby strollers and wheelchairs are allowed on the bridge during the walk. Prohibited items include signs, banners, umbrellas, bicycles, roller skates, skateboards, wagons and similar types of devices. With the sole exception of working service dogs, no animals are allowed. Walkers must stay away from bridge railings. The inside lane in both directions will remain open for emergency vehicles.

Except for pre-qualified, registered participants in the Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness Run, no running or racing is permitted on the bridge. Playing tag on the bridge is not permitted and no smoking on the bridge, please. For information on the Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness Run, please go to www.michiganfitness.org or contact the Governor’s Council at 517-347-7891.

You will receive a numbered bridge walk certificate at the completion of your walk. Certificates will be distributed at both ends of the bridge. Individuals under the age of 18 should have the permission of a parent or guardian to participate in the walk. Any two or more people walking together should make plans for a meeting place in the event that they become separated during the walk.

Disclaimer of liability: Before beginning the walk, all participants should carefully determine that they are physically fit and medically able to participate in the annual walk since the physical strain of the walk could lead to serious health problems. Participants should also understand that walking involves risks of injury from falls due to the surface condition of the bridge, contact with other participants, and the effects of weather including high heat and/or humidity.

THE STATE OF MICHIGAN, MACKINAC BRIDGE AUTHORITY, ST. IGNACE AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE, MACKINAW AREA CHAMBER OR COMMERCE, AND ALL THEIR RESPECTIVE EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, VOLUNTEERS AND SPONSORS ASSUME NO OBLIGATIONS WITH REGARD TO SUCH RISKS AND SPECIFICALLY DISCLAIM ANY AND ALL LIABILITY ARISING FROM ANY WALKER’S PARTICIPATION IN THE ANNUAL WALK.

As in the past, persons who need reasonable accommodations due to disability may contact the Mackinac Bridge Authority by August 30, 2021 at 906-643-7600. TTY users may call the Michigan Relay Center at 800-649-3777.

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Mackinac Bridge – Photos From Instagram

Tag your Mackinac Bridge Walk instagram photos with #mackinacbridge and they will appear here in our Mackinac Bridge Instagram Photo Stream.

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Mackinac Island Eight Mile Run and Walk – September 11, 2021


End your Summer with the Mackinac 8 Mile Road Race

Join us for the 50th anniversary of this exciting, summer-ending event. You will experience Mackinac Island in one of the oldest and most scenic races in Michigan. The Island is a unique destination that can only be reached by ferry. Step back in time to a bygone era where travel is done by foot, bicycle, carriage or horse. With almost 2,000 runners and walkers plus the 50th year highlights, this is definitely a race you and your family will never forget!

Location
The 8 Mile Run & Walk will start directly in front of the Mission Point Resort. The Finish Line is located along along the Lakeshore Trail on the lakefront lawn (Great Lawn) of Mission Point Resort.

Starting Times
8 Mile Run & Walk will start at 9:30 AM
Please line up according to your pace with the faster runners at the front and walkers the last to start.

Kids Fun Run will begin at approximately 11:45 AM Children should gather at the Gazebo on Mission Point’s Lawn for fun exercise and instructions prior to the race.

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Grand Hotel – Fall Michigan Golf Live Package – September 12 – 16, 2021

Grand Hotel - Fall Michigan Golf Live Package

Arrive Sunday, September 12 • Depart Thursday, September 16, 2021

Package Price:

  • Rates starting at $1,178.00 per couple

This package is currently sold out. Please call Grand Hotel Reservations at 1-800-334-7263 to be put on the waitlist.

Length of Stay Requirements and Pricing Details:

  • $149.00 per additional adult, per night
  • Take advantage of our lowest rate of the season and stay an additional night on September 17 for $329 per night, based on double occupancy. The additional night includes breakfast and dinner.

Description

Tee up the vacation of a lifetime during our Fall Michigan Golf Live Package. Named for the state’s leading golf program, Michigan Golf Live, show host Bill Hobson coordinates this golf event — complete with three days of unlimited golf on The Jewel, prize giveaways, private evening receptions, Monday morning golf scramble, and box lunch.

The Jewel Golf Course was designed by architect Jerry Matthews and is ranked as a top northern U.S. golf resort by Condé Nast Traveler and the Best Grand Golf Hotel by Golf Digest. It provides unforgettable views of the Straits of Mackinac, the Mackinac Bridge, and the seasonal beauty of Mackinac Island. We hope you’ll come to be part of the fun, friends, and memories of this very special time at Grand Hotel!

Michigan Golf Live

Now in its 3rd decade of celebrating the greatest game on earth, Michigan Golf Live continues to grow its audience throughout the Midwest on both radio and television. Executive Producer and Host, Bill Hobson, is found behind the mic and in front of the camera every weekend of the season, with MGL Radio heard across the state on 15 stations every Saturday morning, and MGL-TV seen on FOX Sports Detroit each Saturday and Sunday at 9:30 AM.
View Michigan Golf Live

Package Includes:

  • Accommodations
  • Breakfast and dinner daily
  • All resort amenities
  • Unlimited golf on The Jewel (cart included)
  • Sunday evening Welcome Reception
  • Monday morning golf scramble
  • Monday evening reception
  • Box lunch on Monday
  • Complimentary admission to the Richard and Jane Manoogian Mackinac Art Museum
  • Special discount on ferry tickets
  • No tipping within Grand Hotel

This Grand Hotel golf package is currently sold out. Please call our reservations department at 1-800-334-7263 to be put on a waitlist. We encourage you to book early as both the Summer and Fall packages have sold out in previous years.

This golf package in Michigan is available online or by calling 1-800-334-7263. We encourage you to book early as both the Summer and Fall packages have sold out in previous years.

*Extra charges apply for additional adults over double occupancy. Regular children’s rates apply. Subject to Michigan 6% sales tax, 3% Mackinac Island assessment, and an $8.50 per person baggage-handling charge. Extra charges apply for additional adults or children over double occupancy. Dates subject to availability.

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Balloons Over Bay Harbor – September 17 – 18, 2021

Balloons Over Bay Harbor

We are excited to announce our 2nd Annual Balloons Over Bay Harbor event that will take place in the Village at Bay Harbor, September 17 & 18, 2021. Our first annual event in 2019 was a great success and drew thousands over the weekend to witness some of the most beautiful hot air balloons, lifting high over Little Traverse Bay.

The balloon glows in the evening were absolutely breathtaking, with reflections mirrored in Bay Harbor Lake. We were unable to have our event in 2020 because of the strict guidelines for gatherings that we adhered to. However, in 2021 we are excited to be hosting some of the best pilots in the nation who compete in national festivals across the country and overseas.

There will be flight activity throughout the weekend and the amazing “night glows” taking place on the marina lawn panel scheduled for both Friday and Saturday evenings.

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Taste of Harbor Springs – September 18, 2021

26th Annual Taste of Harbor Springs 2021

The Taste of Harbor Springs is happening this year and the prices are staying the same! This year we celebrate 26 years of raising funds for culinary scholarships! Your admission will help area professionals pursue their dreams in the culinary arts.

This very popular fundraising event takes place at the waterfront in Harbor Springs on September 18, 2021 from 12:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Enjoy tastes from participating restaurants with your admission ticket – drink tickets for beer and wine are separate. There will be water coolers on site in addition to the ticketed drinks.

Every admission ticket does include a commemorative “26th Annual Taste of Harbor Springs” glass!

Tickets purchased in advance are $30. After 5p, Friday, September 17, and at the door, tickets are $45. As always, we are limited to 750 maximum ticket sales. NOTE: we have sold out in the past. Advance ticket purchase strongly recommended.

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