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  1. Labor Day Weekend Sidewalk Sales

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    Come on out to shop, dine and seek some recreation in Leelanau. You won’t want to miss the stellar end-of-summer deals during Sidewalk Sale days in Glen Arbor. Held annually Labor Day weekend, this year it will be Saturday, Sept. 1st through Monday, Sept. 3rd, 2018.*

    Saturday, Sept 1st – Monday, Sept. 3rd 2018

    The town puts on a great shopping experience each year, rain or shine! 

    There’s a few new shops and others that have moved locations in town, so enjoy discovering Glen Arbor in new ways! From gift shops, clothing and gear, to art galleries, home goods, gardening and more – there’s something for everyone. The deals don’t stop outside – there’s always more inside!

    Eat great food around town. 

    It doesn’t end with Art’s and Boonedocks, make your way to other ends of town. You can get something quick like a hot dog, pizza, burger, or something homemade from a deli; get a slice of Italy and France; or get a fine dining experience with a view of Lake Michigan.

    Recreation is at it’s prime right now, with activities for any age. 

    Locals and visitors alike can experience the Natural Beauty that the area has to offer: From Putt Putt Golf in town, to pickin’ up a Paddle board and getting out on the Glen Lakes. Check out the newly remodeled Glen Arbor Township Park for Tennis, Pickle-ball, Basketball and a Playground!  Try a different section of the Heritage Trail to walk, run or bike; Rent a boat or go fishing; Kayak the Crystal river or Lake Michigan, and hike a trail in the National park! 

    *Participating merchants each have their own specials and hours. 

  2. Artist Reception | Royce Deans

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    Traverse City painter Royce Deans exhibits a new body of working that offers a glimpse into his ongoing relationship with the Leelanau landscape August 31 – September 13 at Center Gallery, 6023 S. Lake St., Glen Arbor. An artist’s reception to open the show is Friday, August 31, 6 pm – sundown in the gallery.

    “While my work is based on specific places, I’m more concerned about the essence of the place than I am about being completely representational,” Deans said. “I am nearly always in wonder of the natural world around me. Its beauty and balance gives me peace. Many years ago I was much more interested in pop culture and the things that man has created to make living on this planet easier and to keep us entertained. But these accomplishments of man, which are many and are indeed astounding are ever changing, breaking or going out of style.”

    Center Gallery is open daily 11 am – 5 pm. For more information go to www.lakestreetstudiosglenarbor.com, or call 231-334-3179

  3. GAAC Member’s Art Show 2018

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    An annual tradition returns to the Glen Arbor Arts Center. The GAAC’s 2018 Member Show, a showcase of GAAC members’ talents, opens August 17 with an artists’ reception, 6 – 8 pm at the GAAC, 6031 S. Lake Street, Glen Arbor.

    The GAAC Members’ Show will display up to 50 works by as many member-artists. It is open to both 2D and 3D work. The exhibition runs through August 31. GAAC gallery hours are: Monday – Friday 9 am – 4 pm; Noon – 4 pm Saturday and Sunday. For more information go to GlenArborArt.org

  4. Yoga on the Beach – Glen Haven 8-10

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    It is time to get your yoga mat or blanket out and head to Glen Haven Beach for Yoga on the Beach! Amy Hubbell is our instructor and there is nothing as soothing as doing yoga on a pristine Lake Michigan beach.

    Amy will lead a session each Friday mornings through August 10. These sessions are held at Glen Haven Beach at 10 AM.

    Yoga on the Beach classes are fun, laid back and suitable for all levels, even beginner yogis. All classes are 60 minutes, and we ask for a suggested donation of $10.

    (50% of donations from classes taught at Glen Haven go to the Friends of Sleeping Bear Dunes for a new Accessible Beach Deck at the Maritime Museum Beach!)

    We recommend dressing in comfortable layers and bringing plenty of drinking water and a towel or blanket you can stretch out on. Sunscreen and bug spray are always a good idea too. 

    Glen Haven is a restored port village on Lake Michigan about 2 miles west of Glen Arbor off M109, part of the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. Come down Glen Haven Road until it ends at a big red building (the old cannery), turn right to park in the parking lot, then head toward the water to find us. Donations from classes here will benefit Friends of Sleeping Bear Dunes, a volunteer-driven nonprofit that helps keep our beloved national park clean, safe and accessible. Note that classes at this location will be cancelled if the weather is too nasty for yoga. If in doubt call/text 231-866-1451

  5. Port Oneida Rural and Cultural Fair 2018

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    Friday and Saturday, August 10 & 11,

    Port Oneida Rural and Cultural Fair

    from 10:00 am – 4 pm

    History comes to life at six historic farmsteads and the Port Oneida Schoolhouse in Port Oneida. Presented by Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore in partnership with Preserve Historic Sleeping Bear. Event is free, Park pass required. 

    Learn more. If you would like to demonstrate a traditional skill or craft, or volunteer at the event, please contact us at [email protected]

  6. Glen Lake Library: Bag Sale

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    Glen Lake Community Library’s annual Used Book Sale will be held at the Glen Arbor Township Hall on August 8th thru the 10th.

    At the Preview Party, on Aug. 8 from 6-9 p.m., shoppers can choose from thousands books and have an opportunity to mingle with friends and enjoy delicious appetizers and sweet treats. The cost is $5.

    The general sale will be on Aug. 9 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. 

    The sale will conclude on Friday, August 10th with a Bag Sale. From 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., shoppers can purchase a bag for $5 and fill it to the brim with as many books and other items as they can fit in.

    The sale is meticulously organized, with the books arranged into more than 50 categories. This year, there’s an extraordinary selection of biographies and histories as a result of donations from several estates. An extraordinary number of vintage books are available this year, as well. The Township Hall also will be overflowing with children’s and young adult books, movies (DVDs), music CDs, games, and puzzles.

    All profits from the sale will directly support the Glen Lake Community Library.

    Don’t miss this great book sale.


    Event photo from the Glen Arbor Sun

     
  7. Stargazing and Constellation Lesson Aug 9

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    Open to the Public, a Stargazing and Constellation Lesson held at Leelanau Observatory 
     
    A clear night provides the perfect setting for a star-filled sky, made even more visible by our 14″ Celestron Telescope in the Lanphier Observatory. You’ll see plenty of heavenly objects in bright, brilliant detail, and learn from Norm Wheeler, our local authority and guide.
     
    10pm – midnight – Wednesday and Thursday nights – June 20 – August 30
    Admission:  Adults $4  Students $3
     
    Visitors may park in any Leelanau School lot and walk down the scenic boardwalk, across the Crystal River, to the Lanphier Observatory or adventurous types may walk in from the beach, as the Lanphier Observatory is easily visible to passersby, being tucked just between the shore and the trees.
     
    The Leelanau School Observatory on the Beach, One Old Homestead Rd., Glen Arbor, MI 49636 
  8. Glen Lake Library: Book Sale

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    Glen Lake Community Library’s annual Used Book Sale will be held at the Glen Arbor Township Hall on August 8th thru the 10th.

    At the Preview Party, on Aug. 8 from 6-9 p.m., shoppers can choose from thousands books and have an opportunity to mingle with friends and enjoy delicious appetizers and sweet treats. The cost is $5.

    The general sale will be on Aug. 9 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. 

    The sale will conclude on Friday with a Bag Sale. From 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., shoppers can purchase a bag for $5 and fill it to the brim with as many books and other items as they can fit in.

    The sale is meticulously organized, with the books arranged into more than 50 categories. This year, there’s an extraordinary selection of biographies and histories as a result of donations from several estates. An extraordinary number of vintage books are available this year, as well. The Township Hall also will be overflowing with children’s and young adult books, movies (DVDs), music CDs, games, and puzzles.

    All profits from the sale will directly support the Glen Lake Community Library.

    Don’t miss this great book sale.


    Event photo from the Glen Arbor Sun

     
     
  9. Stargazing and Constellation Lesson Aug 8

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    Open to the Public, a Stargazing and Constellation Lesson held at Leelanau Observatory 
     
    A clear night provides the perfect setting for a star-filled sky, made even more visible by our 14″ Celestron Telescope in the Lanphier Observatory. You’ll see plenty of heavenly objects in bright, brilliant detail, and learn from Norm Wheeler, our local authority and guide.
     
    10pm – midnight – Wednesday and Thursday nights – June 20 – August 30
    Admission:  Adults $4  Students $3
     
    Visitors may park in any Leelanau School lot and walk down the scenic boardwalk, across the Crystal River, to the Lanphier Observatory or adventurous types may walk in from the beach, as the Lanphier Observatory is easily visible to passersby, being tucked just between the shore and the trees.
     
    The Leelanau School Observatory on the Beach, One Old Homestead Rd., Glen Arbor, MI 49636 
  10. Glen Lake Library Book Sale: Preview Party

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    Glen Lake Community Library’s annual Used Book Sale will be held at the Glen Arbor Township Hall on August 8th thru the 10th.

    At the Preview Party, on Aug. 8 from 6-9 p.m., shoppers can choose from thousands books and have an opportunity to mingle with friends and enjoy delicious appetizers and sweet treats. The cost is $5.

    The general sale will be on Aug. 9 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. The sale will conclude on Friday with a Bag Sale. From 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., shoppers can purchase a bag for $5 and fill it to the brim with as many books and other items as they can fit in.

    The sale is meticulously organized, with the books arranged into more than 50 categories. This year, there’s an extraordinary selection of biographies and histories as a result of donations from several estates. An extraordinary number of vintage books are available this year, as well. The Township Hall also will be overflowing with children’s and young adult books, movies (DVDs), music CDs, games, and puzzles.

    All profits from the sale will directly support the Glen Lake Community Library.

    Don’t miss this great book sale.


    Event photo from the Glen Arbor Sun

     
     
  11. Glen Lake Film Festival : August 6th

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    Glen Lake Film Festival: Books to Movies

    Monday nights @ 8:00 pm at the Glen Arbor Township Hall

    August 6 : “The Third Man”

    A 1949 British film noir directed by Carol Reed and written by Graham Greene, starring Joseph Cotton-Valli, Orson Welles, and Trevor Howard. The film takes place in post-World War II Vienna. It centers on Holly Martins, an American given a job in Vienna by his friend Harry Lime. When Holly arrives in Vienna he gets the news that Lime is dead. Martins meets with Lime’s acquaintances in an attempt to investigate what he considers a suspicious death.

  12. 9th Annual Port Oneida Run/Walk Fundraiser,

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    Run to Preserve Historic Buildings and Landscapes in Sleeping Bear Dunes.

    Saturday, August 4, 2018

    Race Organizer: Historic Sleeping Bear Preservation, official nonprofit partner of Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore.

    Choose your Race: Farmers Flat and Fast 5K, Homesteader’s Hardcore 5K, and Tiller’s 10K. Kid’s Schoolhouse Dash. Walkers welcome. Proud to be a part of Traverse City Track Club’s Grand Prix Series.

    Courses wind through beautiful scenery of Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore’s Port Oneida Rural Historic District. With its historic farms and barns, the district is hailed as “one of the most prized historic landscapes in the country”. Afterward, take a swim on the beautiful beaches just down the road.

    Enjoy chip timing, station hydration, unique awards and great edibles! This is a fun community event that draws serious runners, AND those casual runners, walkers and families. Enjoy the park – Families can find a place on the lawn to spread a blanket and enjoy the food and post-run celebration

    Location: Port Oneida Farms Heritage Center at the historic Olsen Farm, 3164 Harbor Way (M-22) Glen Arbor, 3 miles north of Glen Arbor, Michigan.

    Packet Pick-up: 7-8:15 am. and walk-in registration

    Register: $30 by August 1 st. $35 after that. Walk-ons welcome. Click to register: Port OneidaRegistration. Register by July 12th to be guaranteed a T-Shirt.

    For more information: www.phsb.org or call 231-334-6103

     

  13. Beach Bards August 3

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    The public is welcome to come and share By Heart Poetry, Stories, or Music or to simply enjoy the experience of a community bonfire on the shore of Lake Michigan. 
    30th Anniversary!
    Friday Nights at 8pm | June 29 – August 3 
     
    The Leelanau School Beach/Bonfire Area, One Old Homestead Rd., Glen Arbor, MI 49636
    $1
    http://leelanau.org/serving-leelanau-community/the-beach-bards/
  14. Yoga on the Beach – Glen Haven 8-03

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    It is time to get your yoga mat or blanket out and head to Glen Haven Beach for Yoga on the Beach! Amy Hubbell is our instructor and there is nothing as soothing as doing yoga on a pristine Lake Michigan beach.

    Amy will lead a session each Friday mornings through August 10. These sessions are held at Glen Haven Beach at 10 AM.

    Yoga on the Beach classes are fun, laid back and suitable for all levels, even beginner yogis. All classes are 60 minutes, and we ask for a suggested donation of $10.

    (50% of donations from classes taught at Glen Haven go to the Friends of Sleeping Bear Dunes for a new Accessible Beach Deck at the Maritime Museum Beach!)

    We recommend dressing in comfortable layers and bringing plenty of drinking water and a towel or blanket you can stretch out on. Sunscreen and bug spray are always a good idea too. 

    Glen Haven is a restored port village on Lake Michigan about 2 miles west of Glen Arbor off M109, part of the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. Come down Glen Haven Road until it ends at a big red building (the old cannery), turn right to park in the parking lot, then head toward the water to find us. Donations from classes here will benefit Friends of Sleeping Bear Dunes, a volunteer-driven nonprofit that helps keep our beloved national park clean, safe and accessible. Note that classes at this location will be cancelled if the weather is too nasty for yoga. If in doubt call/text 231-866-1451

  15. Stargazing and Constellation Lesson Aug 2

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    Open to the Public, a Stargazing and Constellation Lesson held at Leelanau Observatory 
     
    A clear night provides the perfect setting for a star-filled sky, made even more visible by our 14″ Celestron Telescope in the Lanphier Observatory. You’ll see plenty of heavenly objects in bright, brilliant detail, and learn from Norm Wheeler, our local authority and guide.
     
    10pm – midnight – Wednesday and Thursday nights – June 20 – August 30
    Admission:  Adults $4  Students $3
     
    Visitors may park in any Leelanau School lot and walk down the scenic boardwalk, across the Crystal River, to the Lanphier Observatory or adventurous types may walk in from the beach, as the Lanphier Observatory is easily visible to passersby, being tucked just between the shore and the trees.
     
    The Leelanau School Observatory on the Beach, One Old Homestead Rd., Glen Arbor, MI 49636 
  16. Musicians on the Patio 8/2

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    Musicians on the Patio at M22 Glen Arbor

    Blake Elliot performing 8/2 from 5-7pm

    Blake Elliott has a recipe for a sweet sound: start with a little folk, throw in some jazz, add a touch of funk, and finish off with a healthy dose of the blues and soul. Coupled with a trademark vintage look and style, Elliott delivers an eclectic mix of original music that blends the present with the past.

    For questions, call: 231-334-4425

  17. Stargazing and Constellation Lesson Aug 1

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    Open to the Public, a Stargazing and Constellation Lesson held at Leelanau Observatory 
     
    A clear night provides the perfect setting for a star-filled sky, made even more visible by our 14″ Celestron Telescope in the Lanphier Observatory. You’ll see plenty of heavenly objects in bright, brilliant detail, and learn from Norm Wheeler, our local authority and guide.
     
    10pm – midnight – Wednesday and Thursday nights – June 20 – August 30
    Admission:  Adults $4  Students $3
     
    Visitors may park in any Leelanau School lot and walk down the scenic boardwalk, across the Crystal River, to the Lanphier Observatory or adventurous types may walk in from the beach, as the Lanphier Observatory is easily visible to passersby, being tucked just between the shore and the trees.
     
    The Leelanau School Observatory on the Beach, One Old Homestead Rd., Glen Arbor, MI 49636 
  18. Story time with author Maria Dismondy

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    The Fruit Salad Friend By Maria Dismondy
    Cardinal Rule Press. $10.95
     
    Chloe loves going to school, but lately something is different. Chloe has all the ingredients of a great friend – kindness, empathy, compassion, and more. Chloe wonders, “What do you do when friends don’t treat you with kindness?” Find out how this brave girl navigates the trials and tribulations that pop up on her way to discovering the recipe for lasting friendship.  (Ages 3 and up)
     
    Story time and author visit at Cottage Book Shop in Glen Arbor on Wednesday August 1
  19. Glen Lake Film Festival : July 30

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    Glen Lake Film Festival: Books to Movies

    Monday nights @ 8:00 pm at the Glen Arbor Township Hall

    July 30th : “The Great Gatsby”

     1974 romantic drama based on F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel, directed by Jack Clayton and produced by David Merrick from a screenplay by Francis Ford Coppola. The film stars Robert Redford along with Mia Farrow, Sam Waterston, Bruce Dern, Karen Black, Scott Wilson and Lois Chiles. The film follows the life and times of millionaire Jay Gatsby at the height of the Roaring Twenties, as recounted by his friend neighbor Nick Carraway.

  20. Beach Bards

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    The public is welcome to come and share By Heart Poetry, Stories, or Music or to simply enjoy the experience of a community bonfire on the shore of Lake Michigan. 
    30th Anniversary!
    Friday Nights at 8pm | June 29 – August 3 
     
    The Leelanau School Beach/Bonfire Area, One Old Homestead Rd., Glen Arbor, MI 49636
    $1
    http://leelanau.org/serving-leelanau-community/the-beach-bards/
  21. 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.

  22. Build a Toy | Plus Plus Days

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    PLUS PLUS Days
    July 13 and 27 at 11:30 a.m.
     
    Made in Denmark, this hot new building toy is tons of fun, join us at Cottage Book Shop in Glen Arbor to build your own creation and take it home!
    We will begin this event after Story time. For children 5 and up.
  23. Yoga on the Beach – Glen Haven 7-27

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    It is time to get your yoga mat or blanket out and head to Glen Haven Beach for Yoga on the Beach! Amy Hubbell is our instructor and there is nothing as soothing as doing yoga on a pristine Lake Michigan beach.

    Amy will lead a session each Friday mornings through August 10. These sessions are held at Glen Haven Beach at 10 AM.

    Yoga on the Beach classes are fun, laid back and suitable for all levels, even beginner yogis. All classes are 60 minutes, and we ask for a suggested donation of $10.

    (50% of donations from classes taught at Glen Haven go to the Friends of Sleeping Bear Dunes for a new Accessible Beach Deck at the Maritime Museum Beach!)

    We recommend dressing in comfortable layers and bringing plenty of drinking water and a towel or blanket you can stretch out on. Sunscreen and bug spray are always a good idea too. 

    Glen Haven is a restored port village on Lake Michigan about 2 miles west of Glen Arbor off M109, part of the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. Come down Glen Haven Road until it ends at a big red building (the old cannery), turn right to park in the parking lot, then head toward the water to find us. Donations from classes here will benefit Friends of Sleeping Bear Dunes, a volunteer-driven nonprofit that helps keep our beloved national park clean, safe and accessible. Note that classes at this location will be cancelled if the weather is too nasty for yoga. If in doubt call/text 231-866-1451

  24. Stargazing and Constellation Lesson July 26

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    Open to the Public, a Stargazing and Constellation Lesson held at Leelanau Observatory 
     
    A clear night provides the perfect setting for a star-filled sky, made even more visible by our 14″ Celestron Telescope in the Lanphier Observatory. You’ll see plenty of heavenly objects in bright, brilliant detail, and learn from Norm Wheeler, our local authority and guide.
     
    10pm – midnight – Wednesday and Thursday nights – June 20 – August 30
    Admission:  Adults $4  Students $3
     
    Visitors may park in any Leelanau School lot and walk down the scenic boardwalk, across the Crystal River, to the Lanphier Observatory or adventurous types may walk in from the beach, as the Lanphier Observatory is easily visible to passersby, being tucked just between the shore and the trees.
     
    The Leelanau School Observatory on the Beach, One Old Homestead Rd., Glen Arbor, MI 49636 
  25. Musicians on the Patio 7/26

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    Musicians on the Patio at M22 Glen Arbor

    Michael Joseph performing 7/26 from 5-7pm

    A Chicago native with a pop-folk influence, Michael Joseph has been entertaining crowds for over 10 years. A talented, multi-genre singer/songwriter, Michael has a large range and musical library from country, to pop, to dance.

    Event questions, call: 231-334-4425

  26. Stargazing and Constellation Lesson July 25

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    Open to the Public, a Stargazing and Constellation Lesson held at Leelanau Observatory 
     
    A clear night provides the perfect setting for a star-filled sky, made even more visible by our 14″ Celestron Telescope in the Lanphier Observatory. You’ll see plenty of heavenly objects in bright, brilliant detail, and learn from Norm Wheeler, our local authority and guide.
     
    10pm – midnight – Wednesday and Thursday nights – June 20 – August 30
    Admission:  Adults $4  Students $3
     
    Visitors may park in any Leelanau School lot and walk down the scenic boardwalk, across the Crystal River, to the Lanphier Observatory or adventurous types may walk in from the beach, as the Lanphier Observatory is easily visible to passersby, being tucked just between the shore and the trees.
     
    The Leelanau School Observatory on the Beach, One Old Homestead Rd., Glen Arbor, MI 49636 
  27. The Summer Cottage, a Comedy Drama

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    The Glen Arbor Players [GAP] perform Leland playwright Priscilla Cogan’s new work, “The Summer Cottage,” on July 20 +21, 7:30 pm in the auditorium at the Leelanau School, 1 Old Homestead Road, in Glen Arbor.

    Cogan’s work, a full-length, comedy drama, brings four generations of women to a lakeside cottage where they confront a range of persistent issues and old ghosts. “The Summer Cottage” is built around adult themes, such as abortion, spirits and sexuality, and is rated PG-13. GAP veteran Teddy House directs this show.

    Featured players are: Susan McConnell, Jean Jenkins, Nancy O’Hara, and Jan Ross. Karen Ford is assistant director/stage manager. Sound and light design are by Ron Smith and Fred Ford.

    A project of the Glen Arbor Arts Center, the GAP’s production is a hybrid of readers theater-style performance and traditional stage performance. There is no charge. Reservations are not required. For more information go to GlenArborArt.org.

  28. Beach Bards July 20

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    The public is welcome to come and share By Heart Poetry, Stories, or Music or to simply enjoy the experience of a community bonfire on the shore of Lake Michigan. 
    30th Anniversary!
     
    Friday Nights at 8pm | June 29 – August 3 
     
    The Leelanau School Beach/Bonfire Area, One Old Homestead Rd., Glen Arbor, MI 49636
    $1
    http://leelanau.org/serving-leelanau-community/the-beach-bards/
  29. Yoga on the Beach – Glen Haven 7-20

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    It is time to get your yoga mat or blanket out and head to Glen Haven Beach for Yoga on the Beach! Amy Hubbell is our instructor and there is nothing as soothing as doing yoga on a pristine Lake Michigan beach.

    Amy will lead a session each Friday mornings through August 10. These sessions are held at Glen Haven Beach at 10 AM.

    Yoga on the Beach classes are fun, laid back and suitable for all levels, even beginner yogis. All classes are 60 minutes, and we ask for a suggested donation of $10.

    (50% of donations from classes taught at Glen Haven go to the Friends of Sleeping Bear Dunes for a new Accessible Beach Deck at the Maritime Museum Beach!)

    We recommend dressing in comfortable layers and bringing plenty of drinking water and a towel or blanket you can stretch out on. Sunscreen and bug spray are always a good idea too. 

    Glen Haven is a restored port village on Lake Michigan about 2 miles west of Glen Arbor off M109, part of the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. Come down Glen Haven Road until it ends at a big red building (the old cannery), turn right to park in the parking lot, then head toward the water to find us. Donations from classes here will benefit Friends of Sleeping Bear Dunes, a volunteer-driven nonprofit that helps keep our beloved national park clean, safe and accessible. Note that classes at this location will be cancelled if the weather is too nasty for yoga. If in doubt call/text 231-866-1451

  30. Musicians on the Patio 7/19

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    Musicians on the Patio at M22 Glen Arbor

    Lynn Thompson performing 7/19 from 5-7pm

    12 string flat picker Lynn Thompson’s usual style is captivating, moving and emotional. Raised in Chicago, Lynn’s musical influences have been many from Peter Gabriel, Jethro Tull to the Stanely Brothers. Accompanying the 12 string acoustic guitar is a surprisingly strong and emotional vocal. Together words and music reach the heart, soul, spirit and the funny bone.

    Event questions, call: 231-334-4425

  31. Story time | Author Natalie Rompella

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    The World Never Sleeps By Natalie Rompella
    Tilbury House. $17.95, due July 3
     
    Midnight.
    Stars speckle the darkness with bits of light.
    A cockroach skitters across the kitchen floor to snatch a forgotten breadcrumb.
    In the backyard, a spider weaves an intricate design on the fence.
    Winged insects dance and flicker in the porch light.
    Day and night, small creatures are busy working, eating, hunting, hiding.
    (Ages 2 and up) 
     
    Story time author visit at Cottage Book Shop on July 18
  32. Star Party June 14 from 9 to 11

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    The sky is the limit at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore.  Join park rangers and astronomers from the Grand Traverse Astronomical Society (GTAS) on Saturday, July 14 at the Dune Climb parking lot. On that date, two events will offer you opportunities to focus on the sky. The first event is from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. and will allow visitors to safely view our closest star, the sun, using a solar telescope. The second event will be from 9:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. Feel free to hike up the dunes at the Dune Climb during the event, watch a sunset at 9:29 p.m., and rejoin the rangers and astronomers in the parking lot at the base of the dunes.

    Take advantage of the very young moon to relax under the stars, view distant celestial objects, observe Venus, Jupiter, and Saturn. Mars will make its appearance around 11:00 p.m. 
     
    Each event will feature drop-in stations for you to visit at your leisure. Be sure to stop by the ranger greeter table in the parking lot at the Dune Climb for more information about the stations and their locations. Visit with Friends of Sleeping Bear! We will have a table next to the NPS table.
     
    At the Dune Climb, please park in the row furthest from the dunes with your headlights facing M-109. Overflow parking, within easy walking distance to the Dune Climb, is in the Great Lakes Picnic Area. The picnic area entrance is located just south of the entrance to the Dune Climb. Follow the Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail from the parking area to the Dune Climb. Volunteers will be assisting with parking at both locations.
     
    All sky 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. Programs will be cancelled if the sky is not visible due to weather conditions. The decision to cancel is usually made two hours in advance. Please call 231-326-4700, ext. 5005, for a voicemail message with the decision. 
     
    For all evening astronomy events, bring a flashlight for the walk back to your car and bug spray, if needed. You are welcome to bring your own binoculars, beach chairs, and blankets for a more comfortable experience, and water is always recommended for National Park Service (NPS) programs. Park rangers and GTAS staff will wear red glow necklaces or bracelets at the events. For more information about the GTAS, go to http://www.gtastro.org
     
    This event is the perfect opportunity to “Find Your Park” in the stars. Starry night skies and natural darkness are important components of the special places the NPS protects. National parks hold some of the last remaining harbors of darkness and provide an excellent opportunity to experience this endangered resource. 

  33. Beach Bards July 13

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    The public is welcome to come and share By Heart Poetry, Stories, or Music or to simply enjoy the experience of a community bonfire on the shore of Lake Michigan. 
    30th Anniversary!
    Friday Nights at 8pm | June 29 – August 3 
     
    The Leelanau School Beach/Bonfire Area, One Old Homestead Rd., Glen Arbor, MI 49636
    $1
    http://leelanau.org/serving-leelanau-community/the-beach-bards/
  34. Yoga on the Beach – Glen Haven 7-13

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    It is time to get your yoga mat or blanket out and head to Glen Haven Beach for Yoga on the Beach! Amy Hubbell is our instructor and there is nothing as soothing as doing yoga on a pristine Lake Michigan beach.

    Amy will lead a session each Friday mornings through August 10. These sessions are held at Glen Haven Beach at 10 AM.

    Yoga on the Beach classes are fun, laid back and suitable for all levels, even beginner yogis. All classes are 60 minutes, and we ask for a suggested donation of $10.

    (50% of donations from classes taught at Glen Haven go to the Friends of Sleeping Bear Dunes for a new Accessible Beach Deck at the Maritime Museum Beach!)

    We recommend dressing in comfortable layers and bringing plenty of drinking water and a towel or blanket you can stretch out on. Sunscreen and bug spray are always a good idea too. 

    Glen Haven is a restored port village on Lake Michigan about 2 miles west of Glen Arbor off M109, part of the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. Come down Glen Haven Road until it ends at a big red building (the old cannery), turn right to park in the parking lot, then head toward the water to find us. Donations from classes here will benefit Friends of Sleeping Bear Dunes, a volunteer-driven nonprofit that helps keep our beloved national park clean, safe and accessible. Note that classes at this location will be cancelled if the weather is too nasty for yoga. If in doubt call/text 231-866-1451

  35. Musicians on the Patio 7/12

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    Musicians on the Patio at M22 Glen Arbor

    Kristen Kuiper performing 7/12 from 5-7pm

    Kristen Kuiper – a singer/songwriter originally from Grand Rapids, MI, but found her way to Nashville, TN to pursue her dreams. Her music is autobiographical. “I write because I know I’m not the only girl in the world that has dealt with loss, heartache, joy, pain, love, and “life”. So if in 3 or 4 minutes I can connect with someone and let them know that they aren’t the only one either, this struggle is worth it.”

    Event questions, call: 231-334-4425

  36. Story time: A Typically Random Extraordinary Day 

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    Story time with Patrick Enders
     
    “A Typically Random Extraordinary Day” By Patrick Enders, Illustrated by Barbara Cousil. For sale from Snowbelt Press for $16.95
     
    A Typically Random Extraordinary Day gently teaches that creativity doesn’t always look ‘normal’ and that it’s okay to be different. (Ages 3 and up) 
     
    Story time author visit on Wednesday July 11
  37. Beach Bards Bonfire July 6

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    The public is welcome to come and share By Heart Poetry, Stories, or Music or to simply enjoy the experience of a community bonfire on the shore of Lake Michigan. 
    30th Anniversary!
    Friday Nights at 8pm | June 29 – August 3 
     
    The Leelanau School Beach/Bonfire Area, One Old Homestead Rd., Glen Arbor, MI 49636
    $1
    http://leelanau.org/serving-leelanau-community/the-beach-bards/
  38. Musicians on the Patio 7/5

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    Musicians on the Patio at M22 Glen Arbor

    Blake Elliot performing 7/5 from 5-7pm

    Blake Elliott has a recipe for a sweet sound: start with a little folk, throw in some jazz, add a touch of funk, and finish off with a healthy dose of the blues and soul. Coupled with a trademark vintage look and style, Elliott delivers an eclectic mix of original music that blends the present with the past.

    Event questions, call: 231-334-4425

  39. 4th of July Parade in Glen Arbor

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    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 4th of July Parade downtown Glen Arbor, beginning at 12pm. The parade leaves from Glen Haven then makes it’s way through to the North/East end of town. This years parade Marshal is Bonnie Quick. Thank you!

    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.


    Enjoy the area.

    Most shops and restaurants are open part of the day for you! Please make sure to come to town early to park and enjoy shopping the lovely retailers and art galleries. Whether you’ll end up back where you’re staying or head back home, there’s a beach or lake or trail for you to enjoy some outdoor recreation the remainder of the holiday.


    >>Flag Raising Ceremony @ 10am 

    >>Boat Parade on Glen Lake @4pm

  40. 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

  41. The Beach Bards Bonfire

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    The public is welcome to come and share By Heart Poetry, Stories, or Music or to simply enjoy the experience of a community bonfire on the shore of Lake Michigan. 
    30th Anniversary!
    Friday Nights at 8pm | June 29 – August 3 
     
    The Leelanau School Beach/Bonfire Area, One Old Homestead Rd., Glen Arbor, MI 49636
    $1
    http://leelanau.org/serving-leelanau-community/the-beach-bards/
  42. Celebrate Historic Sleeping Bear

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    Historic Sleeping Bear (formerly named Preserve Historic Sleeping Bear) is celebrating their 20th Anniversary as a partner of Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. The non-profit group will host, “Celebrate Historic Sleeping Bear!” – a 2-day event starting Friday evening June 29th with the showing of the documentary film, “The Barn Raisers “at 7 pm in the barn at the Port Oneida Farms Heritage Center/Olsen Farm. The film highlights barns of the Midwest and includes some from Leelanau County and was filmed by award-winning producers.

    On Saturday, June 30th a full day of activities are planned at the farm from 10 am – 4:30 pm. There will be scheduled bus tours of Port Oneida at 10:30, 12:30 and 2:30; an art show and sale focused on historic buildings in the Park; demonstrations of old-time crafts and skills including rope making, historic cooking, wood stamping, basket weaving, butter churning and many children’s games and crafts. Try your hand at putting together a model timber frame structure, or help stitch our Historic Sleeping Bear quilt; go on a history hunt; watch a preservation project in action; enjoy the goats. The National Park Service and others will speak briefly at 12:15 followed by free cake; storytelling with Beach Bard’s Norm Wheeler from 11:15 – 1; “The North Carolines”, an Americana and Roots band will perform from 1-3 pm. And a 3 pm prize drawing. Betty’s HotDish Food Truck will be on-site for it all.

    The celebration will culminate with our inaugural barn dance at 7 pm on Saturday with live caller and music. For details contact 334-6103 or visit www.phsb.org


    Historic Sleeping Bear partners with the National Park to preserve and interpret the historic structures, landscapes, and heritage of Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. For details, please visit www.phsb.org

  43. Musicians on the Patio 6/28

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    Musicians on the Patio at M22 Glen Arbor

    Dennis Palmer performing 6/28 from 5-7pm

    Dennis has released 4 CDs of original music ranging from Acoustic Blues to Contemporary Folk. With an eclectic style that is both intro-spective and thought provoking – his music has raised comparisons to such Artists as Gordon Lightfoot & Duncan Sheik… Born & raised near Saginaw Michigan – Dennis now lives in Leelanau County among the Places and People that continue to inspire much of his music.

    Event questions, call: 231-334-4425

  44. 4th of July in Glen Arbor

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    Independence Concert

    The Northport Community Band kicks off the Glen Arbor Arts Center’s 2018 Manitou Music Festival season on Tuesday, July 3, at 7 pm with a musical evening celebrating Independence Day. This concert of patriotic and march favorites takes place on the Old School House lawn located in Glen Arbor on M-22 directly across from the Glen Arbor Township Hall. FREE to attend. Bring your own lawn chairs or blankets.

    See the full event post

    Flag Raising Ceremony

    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. Celebrate the founding of our nation in a patriotic, joyous ceremony with community members of all ages. 

    • Click for full details about the Flag Raising Ceremony

    Parade

    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 4th of July Parade, where “anything goes.” Parade begins at 12pm, leaves from Glen Haven then makes it’s way through to the North/East end of town. The parade Marshal this year is Bonnie Quick.
     
    “Drawing more than 4,000 neighbors and visitors, and shares more treats than Halloween. Floats, kazoo band, decorated boats, trucks, vintage autos & bikes, politicians & community groups, inflated college mascots with fight songs blasting, and our favorite: a gang of Elvis impersonators.” ~Glen Arbor B&B
     

    Boat Parade on Glen Lake

    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.

    Glen Lake Boat Parade Event

    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.

     

    Enjoy the area.

    Most shops and restaurants are open part of the day for you! Please make sure to come to town early to park and enjoy shopping the lovely retailers and art galleries. Whether you’ll end up back where you’re staying or head back home, there’s a beach or lake or trail for you to enjoy some outdoor recreation the remainder of the holiday.

    • Click to discover other Things to Do

    Beaches & Boating

    • Browse our Business Directory for art galleries & retailers, restaurants, local services, vacation rentals and more.

    Trails & Scenic Outlooks

  45. Sidewalk Sale Days in Glen Arbor ~ Labor Day Weekend

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    Come on out to shop, dine and seek some recreation in Leelanau. You won’t want to miss the stellar end-of-summer deals during Sidewalk Sale days in Glen Arbor, held annually Labor Day weekend. Starting Thursday Aug 31 and continuing on thru Monday Sept 4 – Labor Day.*

    Thursday, Aug. 31 – Monday, Sept. 4 2017

    The town puts on a great shopping experience each year, rain or shine! There’s a few new shops and others that have moved locations in town, so enjoy discovering Glen Arbor in new ways! From gift shops, clothing and gear, art galleries, home goods, gardening and more – there’s something for everyone. The deals don’t stop outside – there’s always more inside!

    Eat great food around town. It doesn’t end with Art’s and Boonedocks, make your way to other ends of town. You can get something quick like a hot dog, slice of pizza, burger, or something homemade from a deli, all the way to a fine dining experience with a view of Lake Michigan.

    Recreation is at it’s prime right now, with activities for any age. Locals and visitors alike can experience the Natural Beauty that the area has to offer: From Putt Putt Golf in town, to pickin up a Paddle board and getting out on the Glen Lakes. Try a different section of the Heritage Trail which can be walked or biked; Get out and rent a boat or go fishing; Kayak the Crystal river or Lake Michigan, and hike a trail in the National park! 

    *Participating merchants each have their own specials and hours. 

    Like, Share & RSVP on the Facebook Event.

  46. Escape to Glen Lake | Art poster Series

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    We’re running a series of posters, developed by our 2016 Chamber Marketing Committee.

    Thank you (Angela Brown of LVR, Brook of La Becasse, Jamie Jewell of the Homestead, Bob Ashmun of Ashmun Portrait Art, and Jeff Gietzen of Northwoods Hardware) for our many brainstorm sessions held at LVR around the conference table over Angela’s cookies. The group collectively dreamt up this concept as a way to promote the places to see and many things to do that uniquely represent our greater Glen Lake area that includes Glen Arbor, the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, Empire, Burdickville, The Narrows, and even stretching to Maple City. After the concept was completed, the poster design/layout was done by Raquel of Rockwell Art & Design. The campaign is also being used as a part of print ads and online promotion, in the GL Chamber’s advertising efforts.

    Photographic images are still being collected, taken or submitted for future poster designs in the series. Feel free to email us your high resolution images and you may get your photo selected to be a part of this poster series! Each photo will be “stylized” using a graphic design technique, to give the image a “painted” retro feel.

    Below is one of the first released in the new poster series, titled “Independence Day” to represent the 4th of July celebrations, highlighting the parade in Glen Arbor. This photo was provided by a local, Don Miller.

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    The series is designed to capture the many things about the Glen Lake area that make it special for residents and visitors alike. The things that make us literally “Escape” when we take in the natural beauty around Glen Lake. The posters will capture the essence of both “Points of Interest” that you must go to or see when you’re here and also the many “Things to Do” that highlight the variety of recreation. The top priorities on our list include •Hiking/Trails •Fall Colors/Wine Tour/Scenic Drives •Pierce Stocking •Heritage Trail •4th of July •Winter Recreation and •Summer Time. And there’s more on the list too.

    The Glen Lake Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce that the first two 18×24″ Art Posters have been printed and are available. They are also available through Jeff Gietzen at Northwoods Hardware for pick up and distribution. The posters can be displayed inside and out – we’ll have exterior building acrylic holders to show off the image on the outside of your shop or home, so you may change out the poster with the next one, year round. They may also be displayed in your own frame/holder on an interior wall or window, as an art piece to proudly represent the area. Rolled up posters in sleeves will also be sold in retail. The retail price will be $15.

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    Posters for sale at…

    Northwoods Home & Gift

    The Cottage Book Shop

    Escape to Glen Lake_Vintage style Art Posters for Sale_by Rockwell Design for Glen Lake Chamber copy


    Contact Us

    Contact Jeff or Raquel if you’d like to display these art pieces on the interior or exterior of your business and/or sell the poster at a location. Extras will be kept at Northwoods Hardware. We will wholesale them to any interested member or party!

    Raquel | [email protected]  Jeff | [email protected]


    Photo Request

    Images desired:
    1. The ultimate Fall Color/Recreation image either touring colors along M-22 or another Iconic scenic drive
    2. The Heritage Trail/Biking in our area. Faces not the focus, but someone or a group/family using the trail. 
    3. Snowshoeing or Cross Country skiing. Must include something in the image that identify’s it as our area, and doesn’t look like it could be just anywhere. 

    To submit: 
    1. Your images must be a high resolution (300 dpi) jpg, and be in Portrait (Vertical) Orientation
    2. Email your images and name to credit to Raquel Jackson: [email protected]
    If selected, your name will be included in print on the poster. 

  47. 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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  48. 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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    #pureleelanau #farmersmarket #summer #spring #fall #eatlocal #shopsmall

  49. Sidewalk Sales Downtown + Labor Day Bridge Walk

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    Glen Arbor Sidewalk Sales | 2015

    August 27th, 28th, 29th, and 30th

    Get the best deals of the season, Eat great food + Enjoy recreation around the Glen Lake area!

    Most of the Sales usually begin around 9am, line the sidewalks throughout the village of Glen Arbor, and last all weekend. The deals don’t stop outside – there’s more sales inside too!

    Rain or shine, the town puts on a great shopping experience each year. There’s a few new shops and others that have moved locations in town, so enjoy discovering Glen Arbor in new ways! From gift shops, clothing and gear, art galleries, home goods, gardening and more – there’s something for everyone. >Shopping

    Eat great food around town. It doesn’t end with Art’s and Boonedocks, make your way to other ends of town. You can get something quick like a hot dog, slice of pizza, burger, or something homemade from a deli, all the way to a fine dining experience with a view of Lake Michigan. >Dining

    Recreation is at it’s prime right now, with activities for any age. Experience the Natural Beauty that the area has to offer. The Heritage Trail can be walked or biked, pick up a paddle board and get out on the Glen Lakes, Kayak the Crystal river, hike a trail in the National park, get a charter boat fishing trip and more. >Things to Do

    * Individual merchants have their own Specials and Hours.

    #shopsmall #glenarbor #glenarborstrong #shoplocal

     Labor Day Bridge Walk:

    On Labor Day Monday at 12 noon, Glen Arborites will ceremoniously close out the summer season with the annual Labor Day Bridge walk across the Narrows Bridge (that passes over the two Glen Lakes).

     

  50. 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!

    #glenarborstrong #shopsmall #summer #puremichigan #vacation

    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