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  1. Old Friends, A Simon & Garfunkel Tribute Show

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    Old Friends is a stunning recreation of Simon & Garfunkel’s 1981 Concert in Central Park. Simon & Garfunkel’s Concert in Central Park was one of the largest and most beloved concerts of all time. Although it was attended by over 500,000 people, most of us didn’t have the opportunity to attend this amazing show. This upbeat 90 minute show will take the audience back in time to that cool September night in New York City when Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel reunited for a free concert.

    Mrs. Robinson, Homeward Bound, Bridge Over Troubled Water, The Boxer, Scarborough Fair, The Sounds of Silence…these are just a few of the featured songs that have made Simon & Garfunkel one of the most successful and beloved artists of all time.

    Nick Foresman and Jason Elsenheimer recreate this awe inspiring show with attention to every detail. They pay ultimate homage to this amazing American duo and stays true to the beauty of their timeless songs. Complete with a full 8 piece backup band, Nick and Jason’s warm blending harmonies and crisp guitar work recreate the sound, look and feel of this legendary duo in their most famous performance ever. Remember the songs, remember the harmonies, remember the mood and the magic…

    A free will offering will be taken to benefit Glen Lake Young Life, Empire Food Pantry, and Neighbors Helping Neighbors.

  2. Flag Raising Ceremony July 4 2018

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    “Remember, Appreciate, Celebrate.”


    Celebrate the founding of our nation in a patriotic, joyous ceremony with community members of all ages. The Flag Raising will be performed by VFW Post 2780 and American Legion Post 33 followed by an invocation by Pastor Dockery. Jerry Pearson will share thoughtful comments about the Declaration of Independence, titled Remember, Appreciate, and Celebrate. A singalong of well-loved and familiar patriotic songs will be led by the Summer Singers.

    Cookies and lemonade immediately following. Flags will be distributed to all children.

    The Flag Raising Ceremony begins at 10 am, July 4th, at the Old Settlers Picnic Grounds, located on the south eastern shore of Glen Lake near the corner of Dunn’s Farm Rd. (CR 675) and Burdickville Rd (CR 616). Please bring your own lawn chairs. Event sponsored by Glen Lake Woman’s Club.

    Organized by the Glen Lake Woman’s Club. For more information contact Pat Smith at [email protected] or 231-334-3301

    >> 4th of July Parade Info

  3. Old Settlers Park for your up north wedding!

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    There’s more and more reasons why our area is an amazing place to host your Up North Michigan wedding. Leelanau Peninsula and our greater Glen Lake area offers tons of variety in settings for ceremony’s and receptions. From wild flower fields to a lake Michigan resort, you’re sure to find just the place you seek.

    Old Settlers Park is a little treasure preserved in our area, hosting annual 4th of July events to weddings. It’s quaintly located on the southeastern shore of Glen Lake, on S. Dunns Farm Road (County Road 675). Early settlers’ established it as a picnic ground in 1892 with access to Glen Lake.

    The chapel located on the grounds of the park is available for use and is coordinated and maintained by the Glen Lake Woman’s Club on a first come, first serve basis, as well as the Gazebo.

    Dates available: May 15th – October 31st. Capacity 50-70.

    Enjoy your special occasion here!

    For more about the facilities, you may visit: 

    For wedding booking + info, call the Glen Lake Women’s Club, Marcia Rose: 231-334-4053

    Visit our Plan Your Wedding page for everything else!

  4. 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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  5. Old Settlers Picnic – 123rd Annual

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    This historic picnic happens annually, on the 1st Sunday in August, now in it’s 123rd year!

    This year, the Old Settlers Picnic falls on Sunday, August 2nd, 2015. All are welcome to attend.

    It begins with a Worship Service at 10:30 AM. The event includes live music and dancing on the Gazebo, a car show, some assorted crafters and demonstrations. At 12:00pm the Masonic Temple serves a picnic lunch.

    The Old Settlers Picnic Association has a meeting after lunch, All are welcome to attend and participate!

    Background: It all started when Kasson Freeman came to the area. He had a friend in Glen Arbor, Mr. Fisher. They had a picnic at this park to celebrate Mr. Fisher’s birthday in 1892. Everyone enjoyed the summer gathering so much that it turned into an annual event that’s been organized each year since!