Paella in the Park and Great Wakes Festival

Traverse City

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Traverse City culinary festival and paddleboard event, featuring live music, local breweries and restaurants, and nonprofits

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Promotional value expires Aug 17, 2013. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. Must be 21 or older with valid ID. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Music and drinks have long been enjoyed together, from turn-of-the-century gentlemen sipping scotch around the Victrola to modern gentlemen sipping scotch around the Victrola in a 3-D holographic recreation chamber. Some things never change with this Groupon

Choose Between Two Options

  • $20 for admission for one to Paella in the Park on Friday, August 16 (a $35 value)
  • $15 for admission for one to Great Wakes Festival on Saturday, August 17 (a $25 value)

At the fourth-annual Paella in the Park festival, dozens of local chefs prepare unique variations of Spanish paella using local wines and indigenous ingredients. Guests can pair the dishes with local wines, craft beers and spirits, and hit up the Farmer’s Market Bloody Mary bar for a cocktail inspired by the ghost of Mary Shelley.

More than 250 stand-up paddle boarders will hit the bay during the second-annual Great Wakes Festival and TC Waterman Stand Up Paddle Board Nationals. The event also features entertainment from Grammy-winning Latin hip-hop group Ozomatli, and a Luau celebration complete with a pig roast, fish tacos, and local craft drinks.

Each event begins at 5 p.m. at the Open Space park in Traverse City.

Porterhouse Productions

Founded by Traverse City natives Sam Porter and Abby Walton Porter, Porterhouse Productions operates several festivals and special events in the northern Michigan region. The company has run the annual Microbrew & Music Festival, an Evening with Mario Batali, and other recreational events, from concerts to culinary events.

Customer Reviews

Great event! Being a necklace of pretzels to munch between beers!
Brianna P. · April 20, 2014
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    Traverse City

    101 West Grandview Parkway

    Traverse City, MI 49684

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