FAQs

Is there Wifi Downtown?


Downtown Traverse City provides complimentary Wireless Internet (Wifi) for our visitors. Learn more here.

Where are public restrooms located?


There are a number or public restrooms throughout downtown. Check out a map for each location!

Where do I pay my parking ticket?


Parking appeals and violations go through downtown parking.

How much does it cost to park in the parking garages?


You will find rates for parking garages by visiting Traverse City Parking Services.

Is there complimentary parking in Downtown Traverse City?


You can find any complimentary parking options through Traverse City Parking Services.

Is Downtown dog friendly?


Dogs seem to love our downtown as much as we do! Be sure to keep an eye out for various water and treat bowls on downtown sidewalks. Please be mindful of cleaning up any messes that your pet may make in beautiful downtown. Take a look at some of our favorite canines enjoying Downtown TC!

When is the Downtown Street Sale?


Since 1958, Downtown Traverse City has hosted its annual Street Sale on the first Friday of August.

Where can I buy Downtown Gift Certificates?


Downtown Gift Certificates are available at a number of outlets! You can find them at:

The DDA/DTCA Office: 303 E. State St. Ste. C

Traverse City Parking Services: 303 E. State St.

Traverse City State Bank: 333 W. Grandview Parkway

or Online!

Which hotels are walkable to Downtown Traverse City?


Check out which lodging option is best for you!

Where can I park my RV?


Over-sized parking is available in Lot Z. Daily permits for Lot Z can be purchased online here.

When is the Sara Hardy Downtown Farmers Market?


You can enjoy fresh, local goods each Saturday starting in May from 7:30am-noon. Wednesday markets start in June and run from 8:00-noon. The market runs through the end of October.

Who do I call when a street light is blinking/malfunctioning?


From time to time, a street light may malfunction and need attention. Traverse City Light & Power may be contacted at 231.922.4942 or control@tclp.org if you spot a faulty street light.


When do the stores close?


Stores in Downtown Traverse City, Michigan are independently owned and operated and each location's hours vary. Check the merchant's page for specific hours for each store.

When is Friday Night Live?


Friday Night Live takes place each summer on the first four Fridays in August. Stay update with all downtown events with our Event Calendar.

Who is responsible for shoveling sidewalks in Downtown?


The City of Traverse City conducts a unique snow removal program for the downtown area. During significant snowfalls, the City Streets Department utilizes a contractor to remove the large amounts of snow in the early morning hours. Per city ordinance, sidewalks are the responsibility of the property owner/tenant. If you see a sidewalk that is not clear and difficult to navigate, please contact the City Code Enforcement Office at: 231.922.4414

Is there a lost & found in Downtown?


Lost items are often turned into the DDA/DTCA office. Feel free to contact us if you lost something downtown. Other outlets that may have your misplaced belongings:

Traverse City Parking Services: 231.922.0241

Traverse City Tourism: 231-947-1120

Traverse City Police Department: 231-995-5150

If you're seeing things running through your head, who are you going to call?


Ghostbusters.

If there's something weird and it doesn't look good, who are you going to call?


Ghostbusters.

If there's something strange in your neighborhood, who are you going to call?


Ghostbusters.