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  1. Glen Arbor’s Pumpkin Fest 2017

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    The local community and visitors are invited to enjoy this celebration of fall, one of our favorite seasons in Leelanau.

    Saturday, October 21st, 2017 | 12 – 4pm

    Fun fall family & pet-friendly activities with live music during Pumpkin Fest will be held this year at the Glen Arbor Township Park (located at the corner of  M-22 & State Street). Expect peak colors for fall color tours, shopping, dining and a nice weekend to enjoy outdoor recreation. Free to attend but asking a $5 Donation per child to participate in the organize activities.

    Pumpkin Carving is open to kids & adults of all ages! Pumpkins will be provided to carve your masterpieces. Later, the Pumpkins will be placed the corner of the park to show off a spectacle of the lit up creations just before dusk.

    List of Activities & Times

    The fun begins at Noon, with Games, Pumpkin Carving, a Craft Table and Face Painting. The Jack Pine Band returns for live music performance all afternoon as well. 

    At 1:00 p.m. is the Costume Parade, with Prizes given in a range of ages and categories.  

    Following at 1:30 p.m. is a Pet Costume Parade with prizes, also in a range of categories.  

    Then at 3:00 p.m. there will be the Pie Eating Contest with prizes for kids, teens, and adults. There will be a Chalk Art contest along the sidewalks, a Cake Walk, a Photo Booth and Cider & Donuts for all.

    Carved Pumpkins will be on display and lit at 6pm for an artistic spectacle – both on Saturday and Sunday.

    While you’re in town, make sure to shop at our small businesses and eat at the local establishments. Art’s Tavern will have a trailer parked to collect items for the local food bank, including non-perishable pantry items, diapers and toiletries. 

    Carved Pumpkins will be on display and lit at 6pm for an artistic spectacle – both on Saturday and Sunday. 

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    Interested in Volunteering or being a Sponsor?

    Please email Patricia at [email protected]

    Major Sponsors ~ Thank You

    Glen Arbor Bed & Breakfast and Cottages

    Art’s Tavern

    Cherry Republic

    Cottage Book Shop

    Crystal River Outfitters Recreational District

    Glen Lake Chamber of Commerce

    The Homestead

    Northwoods Hardware

    Quick Storage

    Sponsors ~ Thank You

    Bay Lavender

    Jackson Station

    Leelanau Coffee Roasters

    LVR Leelanau Vacation Rentals

    Momentum

    Northland Vacation Rentals

    Petoskey Pete’s

    Riverfront Deli, Pizza & Specialties

    Totem Shop

    Photo credit to these contributors: 

    Char Davis of Dancing Frog Press, Sue Boucher of The Cottage Book Shop, Patricia of Glen Arbor B&B. Thank you!

  2. Trick or Treating in Glen Arbor, MI

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    Join us on Sunday just before Halloween for a fun afternoon of trick or treating in downtown Glen Arbor! Dress up in your Halloween finest and bring the whole family for treats from all participating businesses. This is a wonderful event, open to the public, and free for all to enjoy!

    Sunday October 29th 2017, just before Halloween, from 12-4pm

    Beyond trick or treating, it’s a great time of year to shop off-season sales, see the end of fall colors, get some locally-sourced gifts for the Holidays and dine at a variety of eateries.

    Enjoy plenty of family-friendly recreation from a simple hike in the National Park, take a bike ride on the new section of the Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail, play at the Glen Arbor community park, or take a relaxing scenic drive.

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  3. Holiday Marketplaces 2016

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    Saturday, November 26th, 2016

    Glen Arbor | Marketplace open from 10am – 4pm

    in the Glen Arbor Township Hall

    Shop 30 vendors providing locally made artisan goods at the Glen Arbor Holiday Marketplace. During the market from 12-2:30pm – Meet Santa & Mrs. Claus! They will be at the Glen Arbor Holiday Marketplace with some little toys and goodies! Bring the kids and your camera for some great fun and photo opportunities.

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    (If you are a vendor or artisan and have any questions, please contact Patricia at [email protected] / 847.570.4891)

    Empire | Marketplace open from 11am – 5pm

    in the Empire Township Hall

    The annual happenings are presented in tandem.

    Empire showcases nearly 20 artisan vendors including: handcrafted jewelry and tile works, delicious foods and candies, paintings and stunning photographs, designer cards, holiday ornaments and wreaths, beautiful knitwear and hand-made goods.

    There are different artisans at each market and plenty of time in the day to shop both!  

    No admission fee for any event, and open to the Public.

    Did you know?

    This Saturday is also the national #shopsmall Saturday! Presented by American Express. Enjoy the benefits of local shops and restaurants that participate!


    Related Events:

    “Better than Black Friday PJ Party” in Glen Arbor on Nov. 25th

    Tree Lighting & Caroling, plus the Holiday Market Preview Party on Friday Night, Nov. 25th

    Quick Links:

        • Find other Things to Do while you’re in Leelanau

        • Browse the area Business Directory 

    #eatlocal #shopsmall #HolidayMarket #GlenArbor #thingstodo #familyfriendly #santaclaus #kids #winter #Christmastime

  4. Tree Lighting, Caroling & Holiday Market preview Party!

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    Tree Lighting, Caroling & Holiday Market preview party

    Friday, November 25th, 2016 | 6:30pm – 8pm

    at the Glen Arbor Township Hall

    Glen Arbor’s annual Tree Lighting and Caroling, located outside in front of the Town Hall, off of M-22/Western Ave. in downtown Glen Arbor happens promptly at 6:45pm.

    The Holiday Market “Preview Party” is located inside the Town Hall immediately following the tree lighting. Mingle, shop and get first picks of all the artisan goods during the Holiday Marketplace preview party, from 7-8pm!

     


    The Holiday Market

    #eatlocal #shopsmall #HolidayMarket #GlenArbor #thingstodo #familyfriendly #Christmastime #Leelanau #winter

     

  5. Trick or Treating in Glen Arbor

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    Join us on Sunday October 30th 2016, just before Halloween, from 12-4pm for a fun afternoon of trick or treating in downtown Glen Arbor! Dress up in your Halloween finest and bring the whole family for treats from all participating businesses. This is a wonderful event, open to the public, and free for all to enjoy!

    Beyond trick or treating, it’s a great time of year to shop off-season sales, get some locally sourced holiday gifts and dine at a variety of eateries.

    Enjoy plenty of family-friendly recreation from a simple hike in the National Park, take a bike ride on the new section of the Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail, play at the Glen Arbor community park, or take a relaxing scenic drive.

    Event photos provided by Bob Ashmun © Ashmun Portrait Art ~ Thank you. Please contact for permission to use.


    #halloween #trickortreat #glenarbor #fall #familyfriendly #thingstodo

  6. Running Bear 5K Run/Walk & 1/2 Mile Kids Run

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    Yes, this is the 10th Birthday for the Glen Arbor Women’s Club “Running Bear 5K Run/Walk & 1/2 Mile Kids’ Run.”
    Join us for the celebration on Tuesday, July 26th, at 9:00 a.m. in front of Cherry Republic on Lake St. in Glen Arbor, Michigan.  This is a favorite event for both local residents and visitors.  The 5K is open to everyone.  You can run or walk so our young runners and our seniors can both take part.  We’ve made it a family affair with our 1/2 Mile Kids’ Run for the little ones.  The children get to run with the Bear and take home a ribbon along with coupons for an ice cream cone from Riverfront Ice Cream and a game of miniature golf provided by Dale’s Putt-Putt.  So bring the whole family and enjoy a great morning!
    The main focus of this event is to earn money for scholarships for our great high school seniors.  This year we gave out six scholarships each for $2000.00.  They were awarded to Rowan James Brady, Anne Marie Dunklow, Chris Lodge, Garrett Schaub, Seneca Stairs and Jolene Therrien.  Congratulations Seniors!  The Glen Arbor Women’s Club is extremely proud to have given out over $100,000.00 in scholarship money during these 10 years.
    Be sure to arrive early and join us at 8:40 a.m. for a warm-up for our runners and walkers by Lorie Lenhard, from Lorie’s Pilates located in the Village Sampler.  Local entertainer Pat Niemesto from the group New Third Coast and Cherry Republic’s own Lexi Galla will start the run with the National Anthem.  Our Mascot, Running Bear, will be on hand to cheer on all the runners and charm the children.  He loves his photo shots!
    our winner in 2015, Zach Ripley crossing the finish line

    our winner in 2015, Zach Ripley crossing the finish line

    The 5K begins at 9:00 a.m. and the Kids’ Run will follow at 9:05 a.m.  The run will leave from the corner of Lake and State Streets.  After the run,  join the “Celebration!”  The 1st and 2nd place winners of 10 age categories as well as the male and female over-all best winners will be announced.  They will all receive metals and prizes from Cherry Republic and Crystal River Outfitters and the Cyclery.  We will have lots of great food and a raffle drawing for over fifty prizes for everyone entered in the 5K.  You must be present to win.
    Come out and wish Running Bear a Happy 10th Birthday!  The cost is $15 for the 5K Run/Walk ($18, the day of the run) and $5 for the Kids’ Run.
    You can register online at www.runningbearrun.com, register early on Monday, July 25th at the Glen Arbor Town Hall from 10 – 4, or Tuesday morning from 7:30 – 8:45 a.m. before the start of the Run.   Early registered runners can also pick up their bibs at the Town Hall on Monday.  T-shirts will be available for purchase there as well.
    Be sure to come out and join the fun!  We know you can run faster than the BEAR!!
  7. 4th of July around Glen Lake

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    Celebrate Independence

    Independence Day gets celebrated usually beginning the day before the 4th with some free, local live music, followed by things to do for everyone. On the “Old School House” lawn – bring your chairs/blankets. From 7 – 8pm, on July 3rd, the Northport Band plays live. FREE to attend, Donations to the Band welcomed.  View Event

    On the 4th – the Flag raising ceremony at Old Settlers Park at 10am sharp, to the Parade downtown Glen Arbor beginning at 12pm in Glen Haven then making it’s way through to the North/East end of town. If you’re a boater, you can join in on the boat parade 4th of July evening on Glen Lake beginning at 4pm in front of the Yacht Club.

    To Participate in the Parade…

    Want a front row seat at the parade? Volunteer! We always need as many parade volunteers as possible.

    Volunteers can pick up a parade t-shirt at Art’s Tavern the week prior to the 4th. Bring your own broom to help walk with the parade and sweep the candy back towards the crowd, to keep kids off the street and safe.

    Want to participate in the parade? Everyone is welcome! Bikers (kids and families) and Walkers can join in the parade starting at the Christian Science Church. Cars and Floats participating in the parade, please meet at Glen Haven to line up 45 min prior to the parade start time. The parade begins at Noon.

    Adventure and beauty awaits

    There’s tons of things to do, in and around the Glen Arbor area. From Dining and Shopping, to the arts; Beaches & Boating and a variety of outdoor recreation; to specific places to visit that are great for kids & families. Visit our “Things to Do” page to get started on your Pure Leelanau adventure.

    Visit the National Park ~ Discover a new hike, trail, scenic drive or outlook or ride.

    Visit our Events page to see what other businesses and community organizations are up to.

    Events in the Glen Lake area

    Things to do in Glen Arbor | List + Links…

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    Make sure and snap a pic of your #4thofJuly images and share them with us on Instagram!

    Mention @visitglenarbor in your image captions, and also tag these now trending:  

    #findyourpark #getoutside #sleepingbeardunes #GlenArbor #4thofJuly

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  8. Cherry Stompers Day Camp!

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    Cherry Stompers Day Camp!

    Cherry Republic is proud to announce their second summer of Cherry Stompers: a nature-filled, activity-based day camp in the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. Cherry Stompers crams an entire summer of fun into a single day. Kids will explore the dunes, swim in the rivers and lakes, learn about wildlife, play games, and develop leadership skills. Licensed camp professionals hired by Cherry Republic will lead the outdoor adventures. It’s all about having fun while learning everything there is to know about the National Lakeshore & Leelanau County, not to mention riding on the Big Red Bus!  Your kids will even be able to show you some secret spots at day’s end.

    Cherry Stompers runs from June 20th – August 12th on Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 10am – 3pm for ages 8 -13

    24-DAY PASS $600 BEST VALUE! ($25 PER DAY)

    12-DAY PASS $420 ($35 PER DAY)

    6-DAY PASS $240 ($40 PER DAY)

    3-DAY PASS $135 ($45 PER DAY)

    1-DAY PASS $50

    Note: Scholarships available, email e[email protected] for more details

    Sign up online http://www.cherryrepublic.com/experience/cherry-stompers/

  9. Leelanau Farmer’s Markets 2016

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    The Leelanau Farmers Markets is a non-profit organization started up with the initiation of the Leelanau Agricultural Alliance & MSU Extension with the goal of improving the marketing of local farm products and preserving county farmland.

    All products and produce sold at our markets are made or grown within 60 miles of the farmers market!!  Buy Fresh, Buy Local!!

    Their mission is to

    “provide locally produced farm and food products for the benefit of the Leelanau Community.”

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    Leelanau Farmers Markets | 2016 Season

    Suttons Bay (Saturdays) – May 7 – October 29

    Empire (Saturdays) – June 18 – September 10

    Lake Leelanau (Sundays) – June 12 – September 4

    Glen Arbor (Tuesdays) – June 14 – September 6

    Leland (Thursdays) – June 16 – September 1

    Northport (Fridays) – June 3 – September 9

    Cedar (Fridays) – June 17 – September 9 – 3 to 7 pm

    All markets open 9am – 1pm, except for Cedar, which runs 3 pm – 7 pm.

    This is a great opportunity for you to get local produce and meet the farmers who grow it! 

    Know where your food comes from!

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  10. Glen Lake Winterfest 2016

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    Join us for the Annual Glen Arbor Winterfest on Saturday, February 13, 2016! Festivities include the Perch Fishing Contest + Chili Cook-Off.


    Perch Fishing Contest

    Festivities start at 7am with the beginning of the Perch Fishing Contest, with prizes for 1st through 4th place catches. All participants will bring their biggest catches from Big and Little Glen Lake to the Sportsman Shop at 1pm, and winners will then be crowned. Entry fee for this event is $20, and all ages are welcome.

    DOWNLOAD: Fishing Contest Entry Form

     

    Chili Cook-off

    The Chili Cookoff, kicks off at Noon at Boonedocks in Glen Arbor. Entrants will compete to earn chili bragging rights. 1st through 5th Place winners, as determined by popular vote, receive a plaque commemorating the 2016 Chili Cook-off.

    There’s only one category: CHILI ! – however you define it!

    All proceeds from this event go directly to the Glen Lake Chamber of Commerce’s Glen Lake Schools Scholarship Fund. This is a family friendly event, just be sure to dress warmly! If you’d like to participate, the entry fee is $25 per chili. Winners will be crowned as the event wraps up around 3pm.

    Admission is $10 per person, which includes unlimited chili samples. $5 Admission for Seniors, over 70, and kids, 12 and under.

    DOWNLOAD: 2016 Chili Cook off entry form/rules


    See last years Contest Results + event Photo Gallery.

  11. PJ Party, Tree Lighting & Holiday Markets

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    There’s plenty to do during Thanksgiving weekend around the Glen Lake area.

    Start by shopping early during the PJ Party in Glen Arbor on Friday morning for special sales at participating merchants. Eat out Friday then come back after dark for the annual Tree Lighting and Christmas caroling to get you in the holiday spirit. Then on Saturday, you’ll have a great opportunity to buy from your local artisans during two Holiday Marketplaces!

     

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    Glen Arbor and Empire both host an annual holiday market featuring a variety of artisans showcasing different types of gifts/work, with an emphasis on local and handmade products/artworks. There’s different artisans at both markets and plenty of time in the day for you, your friends and family to drive and shop both markets!

     

    Plus, Saturday on November 28th is the nationwide #ShopSmall Saturday. Visit all the #SmallBiz around town for the Holidays! *Available at participating restaurants and shops.

     

    PJ Party

    Friday, November 27th, 2015 | 5am – 8am

    The town’s version of the day-after-Thanksgiving shopping. Shop the downtown district stores in your PJ’s for extra special discounts and fun! Shops offer special discounts during this time on clothing, gourmet foods, household decor, Michigan/USA Made products, local Artisan gifts, Art, Jewelry, Toys and More! Shoppers can grab some coffee, baked goods and breakfast or lunch while in Glen Arbor that morning too.

    Tree Lighting, Caroling & Holiday Market preview party

    Friday, November 27th, 2015 | 6:30pm – 8pm

    at the Glen Arbor Township Hall

    Glen Arbor’s annual Tree Lighting and Caroling, located outside in front of the Town Hall, off of M-22/Western Ave. in downtown Glen Arbor. The Holiday Market “Preview Party” is located inside the Town Hall immediately following the tree lighting. Mingle, shop and get first picks of all the goods during the Holiday Marketplace preview party!

    Glen Arbor Holiday Marketplace:

    Saturday, November 28th, 2015 | 10am – 4pm

    in the Glen Arbor Township Hall

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    Shop locally made artisan goods at the Glen Arbor Holiday Marketplace. During the market from 10:30am-3pmMeet Santa & Mrs. Santa Claus! They will be at the Glen Arbor Holiday Marketplace with some little toys and goodies! Bring the kids and your camera for some great fun and photo opportunities.

    (If you are a vendor or artisan and have any questions, please contact Betsy at [email protected])

    Empire Holiday Market:

    Saturday, November 28th | 11am-5pm

    in the Empire Town hall

    Shop the Empire Artisan’s Market. Following the Market, will be a Tree Lighting Ceremony in the Village of Empire!


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  12. Historic Antique Apples Event

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    Saturday, September 26 from 12 – 4 p.m

    Orchards, historic apple varieties, and more can be discovered during a special antique apple event at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore on Saturday, September 26 from noon to 4:00 p.m.
    The event will be held at the Kelderhouse farm located on Port Oneida Road.  The Port Oneida Rural Historic District is located along M-22, 13.1 miles north of Empire or about 3 miles north of Glen Arbor.

    Guided programs will begin on the hour.  

    Walk the orchards with a Park Ranger, visit a “nursery,” learn about grafting with the experts, and enjoy this visual taste of history.
    All public programs offered by the National Lakeshore are free.  Participants need only purchase the Park Entrance Pass or have an Annual Pass displayed in their vehicle to join in the fun.  This event is the perfect opportunity to “Find Your Park” in the farms of Port Oneida.
  13. The lights are back on!

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    The hard work and sense of community around here shined enough light to get us all through the week following the storm of August 2nd.

    As of 8.7.15 evening – The power was restored in and around Glen Arbor!
    It’s a great weekend and worthy to celebrate and enjoy this “Naturally beautiful” area!
    Send a thank you to all the residents, business owners, tree/power/road crews that have come together and worked so hard all week! Maple City, Cedar and Leland got power back the day before.

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    While there was devastation, inconvenience, and loss this past week from the Storm on Sunday August 2nd – we’re all still counting our blessings to enjoy the beauty, community and solitude that our region brings. We’re staying thankful knowing that this storm is nothing compared to catastrophes that are felt around the globe.

    • Storm Stories + Area updates | Read more >

    Changes and openings are occurring DAILY – so don’t be discouraged to visit and seek recreation and solitude in our Naturally beautiful area!

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    Our love and support of the greater Glen Arbor area can be shown more than ever by shopping small!

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    The beautiful waters of Lake Michigan call you to take a hike. These TRAILS have been cleared and are NOW OPEN… Pyramid Point (all sections), Windy Moraine Trail, Bay View Trail, and Shauger Hill Trail. > Follow the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Park on Facebook for updates.

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    Planning your Stay :

    If your visiting the area and plan to stay at an Inn, Bed & Breakfast, Motel, Lodge, Resort or Vacation Rental, we recommend you call/contact the company, rental, or place you’re staying at before coming into town – if you haven’t been contacted already. They’ll be able to give you more specific and relevant information as it pertains to your rental, room and visit.

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    Summer’s not over…

    …and the Seasons ahead still provide opportunity for year round getaways, northern Michigan beauty and recreation!

    > Things to do while visiting the area
    > Stay tuned and visit the listing of local events here
    > Follow us on Facebook for regular updates and posts

    Related Posts:

    • loving summer, post-storm update + resources

    • The August storm of Northwest Michigan

  14. Port Oneida Rural and Cultural Fair

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    NOTICE: The historic Port Oneida Fair event is cancelled due to the storm.  Also the Preserve Historic Sleeping Bear​ Chicken BBQ. Any tickets that were purchased for the BBQ can be refunded by bringing your tickets to the Olsen Farm/PHSB office at 3164 W. Harbor Hwy in Port Oneida.

    Friday and Saturday,  August 7-8, 2015

    10:00 am – 4:00

    Every August, the Port Oneida Rural Historic District awakens from its peaceful slumber and comes alive with activity true to the period when it was a community of robust settlers.

    Visitors take a  step back in time at the two-day Port Oneida Fair to experience life as it was in the late 1800s and early 1900s.

    Take the trolley, hike, bike or drive (if you must!) to the select historic sites where a variety of traditional rural crafts and activities take place.  Over 100 demonstrators will be hard at work.

    Children can try their hand at crosscut sawing and other farm implements. Oxen cut hay in the fields while artists create paintings inspired by the cultural landscape. Take in a display of antique bicycles, cameras and phonographs. Learn about basket weaving, soapmaking, buttermaking, candle dipping, spinning, and fur trapping. Satisfy your curiosity and walk through many of the historic farmhouses and barns that will be open for tours.

    Pack a picnic lunch to eat at under a tree, or purchase food at various sites.  This is an enjoyable and relaxing, yet educational family time.  The event is hosted by Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore.

    For more information, call the Park at 326-5135 or get full Fair schedule here.

  15. 2015 Glen Lake BBQ & Brew Summer Celebration

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    Glen Arbor, Michigan’s annual salute to the beginning of summer, with delicious local fare and the best of Northern Michigan micro-brews!

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    The 2015 Glen Lake BBQ and Brew Summer Celebration will be the on the third Saturday in June each year. This year it falls on 

    Saturday, June 20th, 2015, from 2 – 8 pm

    Located at the corner of M-22 and Lake Street, in downtown Glen Arbor, MI

    Glen Arbor area’s annual celebration, saluting the beginning of summer. A gathering of Michigan micro-breweries, BBQ food and other great small plates from local food purveyors. In addition to craft beer, lots of great drink options, non-alcoholic beverages, and a Wine table! There will be Live Entertainment throughout the event, a dining tent to eat, socialize & enjoy the music. This is a family-friendly event located just a short walk from Lake Michigan and your favorite Glen Lake shops, restaurants, galleries and recreation.

    1 – 4 pm | Live radio broadcast

    The Brew Crew will be broadcasting live ROCK 105 and THE BEAR 98.1 onsite, live music and prize giveaways.

    2:30 – 4:30pm | Kids Activities

    The Painted Lady Face Art, “Poppy” the Balloon Twister, and Dancing Frog Press providing free artwork to color on, plus selling “Leelanau Love” Color on Art books. During this time will be other games, activities and prizes, providing plenty of things to do with the family and kids!

    4:30 – 5:30pm | What will you win at the LIVE AUCTION???

    • Authenticated M-22 Sign • Weber “Summit” S-240 Gas Grill from Northwoods Hardware
    • 30 x 40 Photographic Canvas Print  by Life on the 45th Parallel Photography • Charter Fishing Trip for 6 from the Sportsman Shop • 2 Night Condo stay at The Homestead • Dining Packages from Blu, La Becasse, and Trattoria Funistrada • Golf, Dine + Stay at The Homestead
    • Recreation Package from Crystal River Outfitters • Leelanau Wine Trail Packages
    • Pelz full-day Golf Clinic • Ski Lift Tickets for 4 at Bay Mountain • 2 Nights at The Sylvan Inn & Gift Basket

    4 – 8 pm | Live Music

    The Rick Hick’s Band returns from Muskegon to provide a flavorful mix of Blues and Motown.

    FOOD |Participating local restaurants and purveyors of fine food providing a variety of BBQ, Pizza, and plenty of options from • Art’s Tavern • Firedog Artisan Pizza • Pleva’s meatsGabe’s meats Cherry RepublicJoe’s Friendly Tavern Nate’s Best Kettle Corn

    DRINKS | Craft beer from various Michigan Micro-breweries, selections at a Wine Table, plus N/A choices from Bay Lavender and the Cherry Republic. The Michigan Breweries include Bells BreweryBrewery Terra FirmaFounders Brewing CoRight Brain Brewery New Holland Brewing CoCheyboygan Brewing CoShortsand more!

    ADMISSION | Admission is $15 per person, which includes an all-day wrist band and four tickets to use toward the purchase of beverages. Food Vendors will be collecting cash for small or larger plates ranging from $5 to about $8. Children under 12 are FREE, and a reduced rate for youth ages 13-20.

    Fundraising Proceeds go to:

    • Glen Arbor Community Park and Restroom • Glen Arbor Flowers • Glen Arbor Art Association (GAAA) – Manitou Music • Walking Map printing • Other local Community events – like 4th of July parade, Christmas Tree lighting & carols, etc.

    Sponsors that make this event possible: 

    Empire Value Advisors

    The Leelanau Enterprise

    Northwoods Hardware Store

    Life on the 45th Photography

    Art’s Tavern

    Glen Arbor Bed & Breakfast

    Cherry Republic

    Leelanau Vacation Rentals

    Serbin Real Estate

    The Sportsman Shop/Mariah Charters

    G.J.’s Rentals

    Leelanau Peninsula Wine Trail

    Crystal River Outfitters/M-22 Glen Arbor/The Cyclery

    The Homestead Resort

    Trattoria Funistrada

    Glen Craft Marina

    Huntington Bank

    Synchronicity Art Gallery

    Elements Fine Home Goods

    Laura Tarsa/MLK Enterprises

    The Sylvan Inn

    Glen Lake Salon

    The Martin Company

    McCahill’s Crossing

    Williams Bay

    Blu

    La Becasse

    Bay Lavender Trading Co

    Firedog Artisan Pizza

    Gabe’s Market

    Joe’s Friendly Tavern

    Dancing Frog Press

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    Volunteer or Sponsor this Event

    Calling all Beer Pourers, Gate keepers, and Ticket Sellers!

    Limited spots left…contact us today. Volunteers receive FREE admission. Please email Katie at [email protected] for available time slots/info.

    Sponsorship opportunities via Live Auction donation or event sponsorship, make this community celebration possible, plus support local and non-profit endeavors. Email [email protected] for sponsor packet and opportunities.

  16. BBQ and Brew Summer Celebration

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    Glen Arbor, Michigan: It’s that time of year again, the annual salute to the beginning of summer, with delicious local fare and the best of Northern Michigan micro-brews! This family-friendly Glen Lake BBQ and Brew Summer Celebration happens the third Saturday in June each year. This year the anticipated event falls on June 20th, 2015, from 2:00 – 8:00 pm.

    The ever-growing celebration of summer features a variety of Michigan microbreweries, fabulous BBQ food and other great small plates from local food purveyors. In addition to craft beer, lots of great drink options are also available including non-alcoholic beverages and a Wine table! From 1-4pm will be great music and prize giveaways by The Brew Crew during their onsite live broadcast of ROCK 105 and THE BEAR 98.1. From 4-8pm The Rick Hick’s Band returns from Muskegon to provide a flavorful mix of Blues and Motown.

    This family-friendly event is located at the corner of M-22 and Lake Street, in downtown Glen Arbor, is just a short walk from Lake Michigan and your favorite Glen Lake shops, restaurants, galleries and recreation. From 2:30-4:30pm, Painted Lady Face Art will be doing face painting. During the event, other games/activities will also be available. From 4:30-5:30pm, will be a LIVE auction, with items to bid on like an authenticated M-22 Road Sign, recreation packages, wine tour tickets, and locally made art.

    Admission is $15 per person, which includes an all-day wristband, plus four tickets to use toward the purchase of beverages. Food Vendors will be collecting cash for small or larger plates ranging from $5 to about $8. Children under 12 are FREE, with a reduced rate of admission for ages 13-20.

    Event Web Page: http://www.visitglenarbor.com/event/2015-bbq-and-brew-fest/

    Facebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/BBQandBrew

    Volunteer opportunities for the event include free admission! Limited time slots are still available. Contact Katie | [email protected]

  17. Calling all Beer Pourers, Gate keepers, Ticket Seller’s…

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    The BBQ & Brew Summer Celebration will run from 2:00pm until 8:00pm. We have about 80 shifts to fill, so invite friends to join us for some of the fun! If anyone is willing to help with set up please us know. Remember, all volunteers get free admission to the event, Saturday June 20th.

    We have a lot of little details we could use help with, so if you first shift folks want to come earlier; we would gladly take the additional hands.

    We would like the first shift volunteers to show up around 1:30,  second shift is from 3:45-6 and the final shift 5:45-8:30. I am asking that the 6-8pm shift to stay a half hour longer to help with the clean-up.

    Thank you all for your willingness to help and I look forward to speaking with you all soon.

    Katie Rabidoux, Innkeeper Glen Arbor B&B

    BBQ & Brew Volunteer Coordinator

    Please contact me by phone at 231-334-6789 or email me at [email protected]

  18. Kids Summer Classes at the GAAA

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    glen arbor art association

    Summer will soon be upon us. Why not celebrate by planning now for a summer full of enriching art experiences for the young people in your life? The Glen Arbor Art Association has a full line-up of fresh classes and inspiring teachers to stimulate creative development. To help you get started, we are running early bird discounts on selected children’s classes until May 15. All the details can be found at glenarborart.org so don’t go to bed tonight until you’ve checked it out!

    We have new learning opportunities this year such as drama classes, metal-smithing, pottery, drawing and painting, and many more.

    If you enjoy sharing experiences as a family or group of friends, our new customized classes might be just the thing. You choose what you’d like your group to learn about from six different options.

    Early Bird Discounts for 2015 Kids Classes > Register NOW

    Questions / Comments?
    Glen Arbor Art Association
    231.334.6112
    [email protected]
    www.glenarborart.org
  19. Trail Conditions | Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail

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    Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail

    Trail Conditions | Thursday, 2/05/2015

    The SBHT was groomed Wednesday, 2/04/2015. About 3 inches of new snow fell over the last couple of days and the groomer crew was out on the trail with the roller to build more base.

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    BEST SKI CONDITIONS OF THE SEASON!

    Glen Arbor (Forest Haven Road) to Glen Haven – EXCELLENT – Base of about 6 inches. Classic tracks have been set on the outside of the trail with corduroy between for snowshoers and skate skiers.

    Glen Haven toward the Dune Climb – GOOD – This section of trail has a thinner base (2-4″). Classic tracks were set from Glen Haven to the Dune Climb.

    From Empire to the Pierce Stocking Drive – EXCELLENT. This section of trail has some steep hills and the groomers do not lay classic tracks. The whole trail is corduroy.

    The section of trail between the Dune Climb and Scenic Drive has some driveways and steep hills. It has been groomed with a corduroy finish with no classic tracks.

    >Trail Grooming and Information provided to you by Friends of Sleeping Bear Dunes

  20. FREE Ice Skating all Winter | Glen Arbor

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    Thanks to the efforts of a group of local businesses and committed individuals, we are excited to offer another winter with our outdoor ice-rink, located in Glen Arbor Township Park!

    Ice skating is free and open to the public as long as weather conditions allow. A great family-friendly winter activity, just remember to dress warmly!

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    Ice skate and hockey stick/puck rentals are available all season at The Cyclery in Glen Arbor, located within the Crystal River Outfitters Recreation District on M-22.

    Be sure to come visit the Glen Lake area during Valentine’s Day weekend, as the Chamber hosts their annual Glen Arbor Winter Fest.  Enjoy a weekend of winter festivities including a chili cookoff (on the deck of Boonedocks), perch fishing contest on Big and Little Glen, as well as ice skating any time!

    >Click here for more Winter Fest info.


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    Want to hit the trails?

    We have some of the best conditions this winter for Cross-Country Skiing and Snowshoeing.

    The SBHT (from Empire to Glen Arbor – through the National Park) is groomed by Friends of Sleeping Bear Dunes. They also provide up-to-date Trail info. Check out their website to subscribe to email updates, and we will also post updated info here on our blog, and in our Social Media.

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  21. BEST SKI CONDITIONS OF THE SEASON!

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    Groomed by Friends of Sleeping Bear Dunes + Trail info provided by.

    The SBHT was groomed today 1/30/2015. About 6-8 inches of new snow fell over the last couple of days and the groomer crew was out on the trail yesterday and this morning with the roller to build more base.

    cross country skiing_heritage trail_glen arbor_dunes_groomed 2015 winter

    BEST SKI CONDITIONS OF THE SEASON!

    Glen Arbor (Forest Haven Road) to Glen Haven – EXCELLENT – Base of about 6 inches. Classic tracks have been set on the outside of the trail with corduroy between for snowshoers and skate skiers.

    Glen Haven toward the Dune Climb – EXCELLENT – This section of trail has a thinner base (2-4″). Classic tracks were set from Glen Haven to just north of the Dune Climb. At the Dune Climb, the base is less, so the trail is just corduroy for a short distance.

    From Empire to the Pierce Stocking Drive – EXCELLENT. This section of trail has some steep hills and the groomers do not lay classic tracks. The whole trail is corduroy.

    The section of trail between the Dune Climb and Scenic Drive has some driveways and steep hills. It has been groomed with a corduroy finish with no classic track.

    Information provided to you by Friends of the Sleeping Bear. Learn More, Become a supporter.

  22. Explore the National Lakeshore…by snowshoes!

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    Explore Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore on snowshoes this winter!

    Join park rangers for a guided snowshoe hike this holiday season and every Saturday throughout the winter.

    The first hike of the season will be on Saturday, December 27, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. The snowshoe hikes will continue to be offered every Saturday at 1:00 p.m. through March 7, 2015. Meet at the National Lakeshore’s Philip A. Hart Visitor Center in Empire.

    If you don’t have your own snowshoes, a pair will be loaned at no charge. Participants need only purchase the park entrance pass or have an annual pass to join in the fun.

    Reservations are required whether you need to borrow snowshoes or have your own. Ranger-led snowshoe hikes are limited to 30 participants.

    Please call 231-326-4700, ext. 5010, for details and to make reservations.

  23. Holiday Marketplaces (you DON’T want to miss!)

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    These annual community event features a variety of artisans showcasing different types of gifts/work, with an emphasis on local and handmade products/artworks. This is a great opportunity to support your local artisans and shop for yourself and for the holidays!  There’s different artisans at both markets and plenty of time in the day for you, your friends and family to drive and shop both markets!

    Glen Arbor Holiday Marketplace:

    Saturday, November 29, 2014 | 10 AM to 4 PM

    in the Glen Arbor Township Hall

    Schedule of events:

    Artisans…SET-UP: Friday 3-7 PM (there will be NO quick set up this year).

    Friday Nov. 28th: After the annual Glen Arbor Tree lighting and carols, All booths will be set up and ready for holiday “business” by 7 PM, Friday evening. Products may be for sale Friday evening at the Holiday Marketplace preview party!

    Saturday Nov. 29th: Marketplace doors open at 10:00 AM and will close at 4:00 PM.

    Meet Santa & Mrs. Santa Claus!!! They will be at the Glen Arbor Holiday Marketplace from 10:30 to 3:00 with some little toys and goodies! Bring the kids and your camera for some great fun and photo opps!

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    • Refreshments/ lunch by Riverfront Deli, will be for sale during the Glen Arbor Market.

    (If you are a vendor or artisan and have any questions, please contact Betsy at [email protected])

    Empire Artisans Market:

    Saturday, November 29, 2014 | 11 AM to 5 PM

    in the Empire Town Hall

    Artisan Market located in the Empire Town Hall

    • Following the Market, will be a Tree Lighting Ceremony in the Village of Empire!

  24. Free Ice Skating all Winter

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    Thanks to the efforts of a group of local businesses and committed individuals, this year we are excited to have a public ice rink located in Glen Arbor Township Park!

    Ice skating is free and open to the public as long as weather conditions allow.  Ice skate and hockey stick/puck rentals are available all season at The Cyclery in Glen Arbor, located within the Crystal River Outfitters Recreation District on M-22.

    Be sure to come visit us during Valentine's Day weekend, as the Chamber hosts their annual Glen Arbor Winterfest.  Enjoy a weekend of winter festivities including a chili cookoff (on the deck of Boonedocks), perch fishing contest on Big and Little Glen, as well as ice skating any time!  Click here for more Winterfest info.

     

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