Welcome Grub Crawlers! It's a Big Night for Foodies!
The downtown Traverse City area is becoming an epicurean destination all on its own. It offers so many diverse, exceptional culinary choices it’s hard to choose just one when visiting the area or going out for a meal. Now is your chance to try them ALL at the Downtown Grub Crawl Friday, June 6, 2014.
The evening begins with check-in and socializing with other crawlers at the Century 21 Northland parking lot where you will receive your survival kit. The kit is stocked with your Crawler pass, Grub Crawl guide book, information about our mobile app, bonus giveaways, coupons, and fun essentials. After the send-off, you can stroll, walk, or yes crawl to your favorite selections of the participating restaurants and/or merchants listed. Use your 15 sampling punches in a trick or treat style exploration of food or drink offerings. Along the way, be sure to stop in to those merchants listed on your map to get your exclusive specials, discounts, or additional treats offered during this event only.
To enhance your experience even more…..if that is possible, we are throwing in a "choose your own afterglow" dessert & drink experience.
6:00 PM Day of event tickets available for sale at Century 21 Northland Parking Lot – 241 E. State St.
6:30 - 7:00 PM Registration/Check-In begins for Grub Crawlers at Century 21 Northland Parking Lot
6:00 – 9:00 PM Downtown Grub Crawl – Shuttle and Stroll to your favorite destinations
8:00 – 9:00 PM "Choose your own afterglow" Dessert & Drink Experience (details below)
Tickets & Check-In
Day of event tickets will go on sale beginning at 6:00 PM at the check-in location at the Century 21 Northland parking lot (241 E. State St). The meeting/starting location for the crawl is also the Century 21 Northland parking lot and while you will be able to forge ahead on your own and create your own adventure, you must check in at this location and pick up your survival kit.
Crawling for Grub
Stroll into downtown Traverse City and stop by any of the businesses we’ve indicated as grub crawl participants. They will be hard to miss as each has a poster near the front door indicating them as an Official Crawl Stop as well as a glowing balloon on the street in front to catch your eye. It’s like a trick or treat style exploration of downtown eateries and retail shops. At each stop, just show them your crawler pass and they will mark or punch it and then serve you their finely crafted samples. Participating businesses will be sampling and/or offering discounts from 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM.
"Choose your own afterglow" dessert & drink experience
Upon check-in you will be asked to make a choice for your final taste of the evening. You may choose to head over to visit or revisit the cherry ambassadors over at Cherry Republic for sangria samples, chocolate covered cherries, and more. Your other option is to visit Insideout Gallery where you can enjoy a relaxing cocktail made from only local ingredients and fresh fruit juices by a friendly mixologist.
Shuttles for Downtown Grub Crawl are available and begin boarding at 5:30 PM and depart the Century 21 Northland parking lot at 6:00 PM. They will cover the entire Grub Crawl area and will be running until 10:00 PM. Shuttle stops are indicated at Lil Bo’s, Insideout Gallery, Blue Tractor, and other locations along Front and Union Streets.