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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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    #fall #event #familyfriendly #pumpkinfest #glenarbor #pureleelanau #shopsmall #eatlocal #thingstodo #harvest #Oktoberfest #livemusic


    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. 4th of July

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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. 

    On the 4th:

    The Flag raising ceremony takes place at 10am in Old Settlers Park (located on the corner of Dunns Farm Road and Burdickville Road – CR 616). Organized by Glen Lake Women’s Club, the ceremony begins at 10 am with Invocation by Pastor Logsten of Empire United Methodist followed by Boy Scout Troop 105 presenting the Flag Raising paired with patriotic songs performed by Summer Singers. Key Note: Laurel Jeris / Glen Lake Woman’s Club: Daughters of Liberty – Roles of Women during the American Revolutionary War. Cookies and lemonade for everyone and Children to receive US Flags! 

    Head on down to Glen Arbor and shop/dine – most places are open for at least half the day for visitors. Grab a spot and enjoy the big Parade downtown Glen Arbor beginning at 12pm. Parade leaves from Glen Haven then makes 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…


    Share your pics with us

    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 #summer #vacation #GlenLake #takeahike

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  3. Pumpkin Fest 2016

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    Join us for the Inaugural pet family friendly Pumpkin Fest on October 22nd from 1-6pm!

    This celebration of fall will take place downtown Glen Arbor all afternoon, giving participants time to carve their artistic creations, enjoy family friendly activities and contests, followed by a Pumpkin lighting at dusk and a community Dinner.

    From 1-6pm Pumpkins will be provided to carve your masterpieces ~ Free and Open to Children of all ages 🙂 Pumpkins will be placed along M22 and there will be a Grand Lighting at 6:30.

    The fun begins with a Costume Parade for Kids and Pets at 1:30pm. From 2 to 5 There will be live music performed by Jack Pine. There will be lots of  fun, family-friendly activities such as face painting by The Painted Lady from 2-4pm, games & prizes at 2, and again at 4, with a pie eating contest at 3pm. The pumpkins will be lit just before sunset at 6:30pm for the event grand finale. Need refreshments?  There will be a  Beer Garden outside  Art’s Tavern.

    While you’re in town, make sure to shop at our small businesses and eat at the local establishments. Also happening the same day at Anderson’s Market in Glen Arbor is their annual Harvest Fest, right on site. With food and wine tastings, face painting and a brat cookout, there’s plenty of reasons to be in Glen Arbor October 22nd!

    Pumpkin Carving is FREE to participate ~ Open to kids of all ages. Donations Accepted. The Community Dinner is $10 for Adults and $5 for Kids 12 and Under.

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    #fall #event #familyfriendly #pumpkinfest #glenarbor #pureleelanau #shopsmall #eatlocal #thingstodo #harvest #Oktoberfest #livemusic

    Interested in Volunteering or being a Sponsor?

    Please email Linette right away [email protected]

    Event Sponsors

    Glen Lake Chamber of Commerce

    Glen Arbor B&B

    Cottage Books 

    Northwoods Hardware