Calendar of Events


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M-22 Challenge
6/10/2017 – 8:00 a.m.
Voted the Best Endurance Event in Northern Michigan by Traverse the Magazine, the M22 Challenge has become the “must do” event for athletes of all calibers. This run-bike-paddle race is hosted in “the most beautiful place in America,” the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore.
Leland Wine and Food Festival
6/10/2017, 12pm-6pm
The 32nd annual Leland Wine and Food Fest is always a success! 
Solstice Half Marathon and 5K
Endurance Evolution is hosting the Solstice Half Marathon and 5K in Glen Arbor!
USATF-certified half marathon will take runners around Big Glen Lake in a clockwise loop, starting and finishing near downtown Glen Arbor. Runners ascend Inspiration Point on the south side of Big Glen Lake where they will experience one of the most spectacular views of Leelanau County. The 5k course is flat and fast, and will take runners through tree-lined roads near downtown Glen Arbor.”
8th annual Traverse City Wine & Art event
to celebrate wine, food and culture of northern Michigan
Cedar Polka Fest
6/22/17 – 6/25/17 In the village of Cedar
Glen Arbor 4th of July Parade and Other Events
7/4/17Noon (but come a little earlier to get your “spot” in this fun and spirited parade!).
National Cherry Festival
7/1/17 – 7/8/17 in Traverse City
So many events! It’s a must to visit their website!
Manitou Music Festival – Annual Dune Climb Concert
7/9/17 – 7:00 p.m. at the Dune Climb
The Jimmys
A beautiful, fun event! Here is their website:
45th Annual Glen Lake Women’s Club Art Fair
7/19/2017 – 10:00 – 4:00  Glen Arbor Township Hall. Over 90 exhibitors in various media, including pottery, glass, fabrics, jewelry and more. Proceeds benefit the Glen Arbor community in the form of scholarships.
Empire Anchor Days
7/18/17 – 7/19/17-  In the village of Empire
A one day celebration featuring a parade, games and chicken barbeque.
8th Annual Running Bear 5k Run/Walk & 1/2 Mile Kids’ Run
7/25/17 -7:30am- 12pm
Begins in front of Cherry Republic
Proceeds to benefit Glen Lake High School Scholarships & Community Projects
Manitou Music Festival – Rita Housking Trio
7/26/17 – 8-10pm
A fun country-folk trio playing at the studio stage on Lake Street in Glen Arbor.
Manitou Music Festival – Jetty Rae
7/30/17 – 8-10pm
Talented Indie Folk Music Guitarist
Plein Air Paint Out Weekend
This challenging painting event features artists capturing the beauty and awe of the sunset over Glen Lake and Lake Michigan. Watch the artists as they quickly work to capture the setting sun.
Paint The Town Quick Draw and Sundowner Sale
This popular event finds 70+ artists capturing Glen Arbor’s charm and iconic businesses during a two hour, plein air quick draw from 2-4pm. Watch the artists at work and then join the fun at the sale in the evening!
Glen Arbor Art Association

Talented artists gather spread out in the Sleeping Bear Dunes region and paint for a day…and then show and sell their work. Such a great event! Not to be missed!
Port Oneida Historical Fair
8/11/17 – 8/12/17 –  10am-4pm both days
The Fair is held at six historic sites within the Port Oneida Rural Historic District of Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. Over 100 artists and craftspeople demonstrate their specialty during the Fair. Horses and oxen work the fields and music is in the air both days. Activities for children can be found at each site along with horse-drawn wagon rides and great food! Many of the buildings at these sites are open to walk through and explore.