Frozen Cherry Brunch
Join us for a delicious brunch that will delight your taste buds and ignite your sense of fun. There will be pancakes so fluffy you could die, fruit so fresh you’ll think you’re in the tropics, and maple syrup so real you’ll swear it was tapped from a tree right on Front Street. Plus cherry topping for National Cherry Month, sausage, juice, milk, “orange drink,” and coffee – what a spread! Flipped by Chris Cakes, the world-record holder for most pancakes flipped in an hour AND the highest pancake tossed, they’re the hibachi chefs of the pancake world. Face painters, balloon twirlers, and royalty will be on hand. There may not be booze, but you just can’t loose. $4 Kids, $7 Adults.
International Ice Bar
During the day, our heated Polar Vortex tent is home to Saturday’s Soup’r Bowl and Sunday’s Frozen Cherry Brunch. At night, from 7:00 - 11:00 pm on Friday and Saturday, the Polar Vortex will be magically transformed into an International Ice Bar where we invite you to drink around the world in honor of the Winter Olympics. Inside the Vortex, partygoers can imbibe the native drinks of Olympic delegations from cash bars, and nosh on free “gourmet” hors d’oeuvres like potentially germ-ridden bowls of broken pretzel shards, pizza rolls, and bagel bites. The Mother Russia ice bar, ice lounge, and ice glasses are not to be missed. Admission to the parties is free for anyone with a ticket or ticket stub from one of the festival’s paid comedy shows, and the admission charge for the general public is $5. Once inside, drinks (wine, beer, mixed drinks, and ice luge shots) are $5.
Fri, Feb 14 7:00 PM
Sat, Feb 15 7:00 PM
Soup'r Bowl Soup Competition
Like soup? Don’t miss the friendly neighborhood soup throwdown between a dozen TC restaurants who will be serving up steaming hot soup samples. Vote for your fave. $8 for 8 samples. Last year’s competitors: Aerie Restaurant & Lounge at Grand Traverse Resort’s Chicken Chipotle; Blue Tractor’s Smoked Chicken Chowder; Bubba’s Harvest Chicken Chowder; Little Bohemia’s 2 Alarm Chili & Clam Chowder; Reflect Bistro & Lobby Bar inside Cambria Suites’ Roasted Butternut Squash Soup; The Kitchen’s Buffalo Chicken Soup; The Soup Cup, A MicroSouperie’s Hawaiian Pineapple Pumpkin; and Zakey Middle Eastern Cuisine’s Curry Chicken & Rice.
FREE: S'mores, Fire and Ice
Light up Friday night with the festival’s breathtakingly dramatic “Fire & Ice” display that will invite you to behold the wonders of the natural world, and enjoy a yummy s’more while you’re at it. Fire & Ice together – something so wrong, yet so very right. You can stay warm at the Team Bob’s fire pits as the magic unfolds right before your eyes. And whether you like your marshmallows perfectly toasted or burnt to a crisp, we can all agree that they are best served carefully sandwiched between two graham crackers with some gooey chocolate. S’mores from 6:00 - 8:00 pm, fire tower burns from 7:00 - 8:00 pm. Sponsored by our friends at WKLT, Northpointe Motors, and Meijer!