Calendar of Events

Local Schedule of Events
Wondering what to do in Glen Arbor? Aside from the list below, check out this great link of ideas form the Glen Lake Chamber of Commerce!  
The Wine Bar ~ Thursdays through June at select wineries
4-7pm, with three complimentary tastes, $5 featured wine pours, wine bottle discounts, and Wine time Prize Wheel. May 30 ~ Ciccone Vineyards; June 6th- Green Bird Organic Cellars; June 13th- Soul Squeeze; June 20th- French Valley Vineyards; June 27th- Shady Lane Cellars. 


Leland Artscape/ Artwalk  ~ June 7th
This event is the kick-off to the Leland Art, Wine & Music Festival. From 5-8pm come celebrate Leelanau’s rich artisan culture and walk around downtown Leland and see local artists all while enjoying a local glass of wine and music.
M22 Challenge ~ June 8th
Start your morning off cheering and watching an amazing group of athletes compete in the M22 Challenge. Run staging begins promptly at 7:50am. It is simply amazing to see these athletes competing by Running up the Sleeping Bear Sand Dunes, biking around Glen Arbor and then paddling in Glen Lake. It’s like no other triathlon that you’ve seen before. For a better glimpse of what is in store:


Leland Wine & Food Festival ~ June 8th
Celebrate Northern Michigan’s Wine & Food in downtown Leland in the historic Fishtown from 12-6pm. There will be local wines from 12 Leelanau Peninsula wineries and 1 local brewery along with also 8 local food vendors. Soak up the sun and beautiful views of Lake Michigan and the Manitou Islands while enjoying the non-stop live music. Tickets are $15 in advance and $25 at the event.
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Manitou Music Festival – NMC Concert Band ~ July 3rd
Wednesday, July 3rd. Old Schoolhouse Lawn, Glen Arbor, 7pm. Patriotic tunes!
Leland Fireworks  ~ July 3rd
Join Leland in celebrating the 4th of July. Fireworks are set to go off at dusk, free for all to enjoy. Pull up a chair, grab a blanket and get cozy at Hancock Field and Park to enjoy the beautiful firework display out on by the township of Leland.


4th of July Parade ~ July 4th
If you are looking for a fun way to celebrate Independence day, join us in downtown Glen Arbor for the 4th of July Parade. The parade begins at 12pm and goes through town until 1pm. The parade begins in Glen Haven and makes it’s way through the North/East end of town. The fun doesn’t stop there, at 4pm there is also a boat parade that takes place on Glen Lake beginning in front of the Yacht Club. Grab all your red, white and blue and join us! For more information:

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Dune Climb Concert: Bumpus ~ July 14th
Bumpus will be performing at the Sleeping Bear Sand Dunes, Dune Climb from 7-8:30pm with their jazz funk style! Bring your blankets, chairs and get comfy for a night of amazing views of Lake Michigan all while enjoying live music. All that is needed is a National Parks, park pass for parking, there is however a shuttle to help with overflow parking. For more information:
Manitou Music Festival: Mulebone ~ July 15th 
Mulebone is a Brooklyn based duo with some of the best blues you’ll hear. They will be taking the stage at 8-10pm at Studio Stage at Lake Street Studios. Tickets are: $18 a member and $20 for non-members, children 18 and under are free.


48th Glen Lake Woman’s Club Art Fair ~ July 17th
Approximately 100 different artists that are carefully chosen to ensure that a variety of art mediums are used and showcased will be in attendance. Admission is free, so come take a look at all the creativity happening in Glen Arbor. The famous ” walking tacos” will be available for lunch along with popcorn and a bake sale.  The Art fair is taking place from 10am-4pm at the Glen Arbor Township Hall.
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Manitou Music Festival ~ Jazz North~ July 21st
Sunday, July 21st at 8pm. Studio stage, Lake Street Studios, Glen Arbor. Rain out – Glen Arbor Town hall. 
Running Bear 5k and Fun Run ~ July 23rd
A  race that is fun for all ages. Looking for something to do with the whole family? Join in running the bear 5k or the 1/2 mile kids’ run/walk. The race will begin at Glen Arbor’s iconic Cherry Republic. The 5k takes off at 9am and the 1/2 mile kids run/walk takes off at 9:05 am.
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Manitou Music Festival ~ Ruth and Max Bloomquist, July 24th
8pm, Wednesday, July 24th for this folk/bluegrass duo! Studio Stage, Lake Street Studios, Glen Arbor. Rain out – Glen Arbor Town Hall. 
Glen Lake Community Library Home Tour~ July 25th
Visit 5 lovely homes in this beautiful area encompassing different styles and locations. Tickets can be purchased from the Glen Lake Garden Club, The Cottage Book Shop in Glen Arbor, and the Glen Lake Public Library in Empire. Tickets will be available at the end of June. 10am-4pm. 
Manitou Music Festival ~ May Erlewine ~ July 28th
Sunday, July 28th at 8pm at Lake Street Studios, Glen Arbor. Rain out ~ Glen Arbor Town Hall. Come out to see this talented folk artist! 
Manitou Music Festival ~ Realta ~ July 31st
See this Irish band on Studio Stage, Lake Street Studios, Glen Arbor. Rain out – Glen Arbor Town Hall. 
Plein Air Weekend: Sundowner ~ August 1-3rd
The kick-off event of the 10th annual Plein Art Weekend is the Sundowner – a challenging painting opportunity that features artists capturing the beauty and awe of the sunset over Glen Lake and Lake Michigan. In true plein air fashion, more than 50 artists will be painting the setting sun from 8 pm until last light along beaches from Glen Haven to Port Oneida, and Inspiration Point. Come watch artists meet the demanding challenge of capturing a northern Michigan spectacular sunset. This Sundowner is a weather-permitting event.
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Paint the Town Quick Draw & Quick Sale ~ August 2nd
The Quick Draw is followed by a show and sale of work from this event and the August 2 Sundowner painting event at the Glen Arbor Town Hall, 6394 W. Western Avenue/M-22 in Glen Arbor, 5-6:30 pm.  Sales are on a first-come basis. Glen Arbor artist Becky Thatcher of Becky Thatcher Jewelry is the 2018 judge, and will award cash prizes for best of Glen Haven and Sundowner paintings. The exhibit and sale are open to the public at no charge. For more information:
Manitou Music Festival ~ Chatham Rabbits ~ August 4th
Sunday, August 4th at 8am, Studio Stage, Lake Street Studios, Glen Arbor. Check out this Indie Folk duo at Studio Stage, lake Street Studios.
Manitou Music Festival ~ The Founding ~ August 7th
Wednesday, August 7th at 8pm. Check out this progressive folk group on the Leelanau School lawn. The rain out is Leelanau School Auditorium. 
Port Oneida Historical Fair ~ August 9-10th
Take a step back in time at the Port Oneida Fair and experience what life was like in the lake 1800’s and the early 1900’s from 4pm-6pm. You can imagine what life was like of the pioneers as you help bale hay or watch a broom-maker at work. Learn all about basket weaving, soap making, butter making, candle dipping and fur trapping.
Manitou Music Festival ~ Summer Singers ~ August 13th
Tuesday, August 13th at 7pm. Choral singers at Glen Lake Community Reformed Church in Burdickville.