Calendar of Events


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Self Guided Leelanau Peninsula Wine Tour ~ Anytime
Take advantage of the wonderfully made wines here in the Leelanau Peninsula. There is plenty to choose from and there is bound to be a winery that is sure to become a favorite. Spend the weekend with a whole map planned out and make a whole day of it or choose a few here and there along your way to many destinations on your trip.
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The National Cherry Festival ~ June 30th- July 7th

Join Traverse City in the celebration of what Traverse City does best, celebrate cherries. This week-long festival has something for all ages. There is over 150 different events throughout the week, most of them are free. Don’t miss the Blue Angels flying over the bay or the many talented performers that are performing at Pepsi Bayside Music Stage.

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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! 

Dune Climb Concert: Jazz North ~ July 8th

Jazz North will be performing at the Sleeping Bear Sand Dunes, Dune Climb from 7-8:30pm. 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.

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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.

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47th Glen Lake Woman’s Club Art Fair ~ July 18th

 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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Running Bear 5k and Fun Run ~ July 24th

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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Plein Air Weekend: Sundowner ~ August 2nd

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 3rd

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.

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Port Oneida Historical Fair ~ August 10th-11th

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.

The fair is held at 6 of the historic farmsteads in Port Oneida. Each farm has a variety of artists, crafts, food, and activities for visitors. Click on the farm names below to see what’s happening at each farm. A shuttle bus runs between the farms on a regular schedule during the fair, so you can park your car and easily get around to the different venues.

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Sky Gazing ~ August 11th

Join the celebration of the Port Oneida Historical Fair and join us for star gazing. It will be located off of Miller Rd in Port Oneida. Star gazing will be taking place from 9pm-11pm, learn all about astronomy as it was in the 1900’s.

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