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Downtown Parking

Whatever your downtown destination, a parking space is conveniently available. Two, three, four, and ten hour metered spaces along the streets and in designated lots make visiting the downtown and waterfront areas hassle free. Parking meters are enforceable Monday through Saturday, 8 AM to 6 PM with exception to holidays (New Year's Day, Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day).

Power Out?

For those without power, here are some links and phone numbers for the power companies in our area. We strongly recommend saving the appropriate phone numbers to your phone or writing them down for future reference.

As always, if it's an emergency call 911. (Asking when power will be restored though - isn't an emergency)

Consumers Energy
Report an outage: 800-477-5050
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Cherryland Electric Cooperative
Report an outage: 800-442-8616
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Great Lakes Energy
Report an outage: 888-485-2537
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Traverse City Light & Power
Report an outage: 231-922-4940
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Farmers Markets | Grand Traverse

Traverse City-The Sara Hardy Downtown Farmers Market in Traverse City is open on Wednesdays. The Wednesday market continues through September.

Traverse City-The Saturday market continues through October. The market is between Cass and Union streets, along Grandview Parkway. Hours are 8 a.m. to noon both days. During the National Cherry Festival, the Saturday market will move to the Old Town Parking Deck, near Union and Eighth streets. The market will be held there July 2 and July 9; there will be no farmers market July 6. For more information, go to

The Village at Grand Traverse Commons-Started its Friday hours. The market is open from 2 to 6 p.m. in the Piazza behind Building 50. For more information, call 570-2860.

Farmers Markets | Benzie

The Grow Benzie Farmers Market opens Wednesday, June 15, and runs from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. through midSeptember at 5885 M-115, Benzonia.

Crystal Mountain’s farmers market starts Friday, June 17, 3-6 p.m., at the Mountain Adventure Zone, 12500 Crystal Mountain Drive, Thompsonville.

Frankfort’s farmers market hours are 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Open Space Park, downtown Frankfort.

Farmers Markets | Leelanau

Leelanau County farmers markets are: Suttons Bay Market, North Park, M-204 and M-22, Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Empire Market, next door to the post office, Saturdays (beginning June 18), 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Lake Leelanau Market, parking lot across from NJ’s Grocery, Sundays (beginning June 19), 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Glen Arbor Market, behind the township hall on Western Avenue, Tuesdays (beginning June 21), 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Leland Market, parking lot across from the Bluebird, Thursdays (beginning June 23), 9 a.m. to noon.

Northport Market, next to the Depot by the marina, Fridays (beginning June 17), 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Farmers Markets | Petoskey

The Petoskey farmers market is Fridays, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. through Sept. 30 on Howard Street, between Michigan and Mitchell streets in downtown Petoskey.