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  1. Car show/Cruise Night

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    Car show/Cruise Nights in Glen Arbor
     
    Thursday nights at Northwoods Hardware store. From 6:30-8:30pm, July 11 through August. 
  2. LivelyLands Music Festival

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    Get the most bang for your buck with our weekender tickets. For just $55 you get access to EVERYTHING LivelyLands has to offer!

    Friday 8/23 Welcome Party BBQ and Waltz with Seth and Bob Bernard Friday 8/23 in downtown Empire.

    Saturday 8/24 LivelyLands Outdoor Festival with food trucks, yard games, and music featuring The Go Rounds, The Sea The Sea, Cabin Fever, Amy Rosalyn, Escaping Pavement, and more!  

    Sunday 8/25 Bluegrass Brunch Sunday 8/25 with Mark Lavengood at the Empire Town Hall.

    That’s a full weekend of music and two locally sourced, Texas inspired meals for just $55! If you can only join us for a day, Daytripper passes are also available at our low early bird rates until June 14

    Kids under 12 are free, welcome, and encouraged!  

    Learn more & Get your Tickets

  3. Car Show/Cruise Night

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    Car show/Cruise Nights in Glen Arbor
     
    Thursday nights at Northwoods Hardware store. From 6:30-8:30pm, July 11 through August. 
  4. Car Show/Cruise Night

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    Car show/Cruise Nights in Glen Arbor
     
    Thursday nights at Northwoods Hardware store. From 6:30-8:30pm, July 11 through August. 
  5. Sprout: August 13

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    Tuesdays at M22 Glen Arbor
    from 10am-12pm, Join us for the last Spout session of the Summer! 

    Introducing Sprout, a pop-up art depot for kids of all ages. Kids can create while adults shop and sip in the CRO Recreational District. Each week we will offer activities based on this beautiful area.

    Cost: $15 per kid for two make-and-take activities plus a bonus game to play at home. Cash or check, please.

    Drop in on Tuesdays from 10:00-Noon (or until supplies run out) right outside of the M22 store. No advance notice needed.

  6. Car Show/Cruise Night

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    Car show/Cruise Nights in Glen Arbor
     
    Thursday nights at Northwoods Hardware store. From 6:30-8:30pm, July 11 through August. 
  7. Sprout: August 6

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    Tuesdays at M22 Glen Arbor
    from 10am-12pm, June 25 thru August 13

    Introducing Sprout, a pop-up art depot for kids of all ages. Kids can create while adults shop and sip in the CRO Recreational District. Each week we will offer activities based on this beautiful area.

    Cost: $15 per kid for two make-and-take activities plus a bonus game to play at home. Cash or check, please.

    Drop in on Tuesdays from 10:00-Noon (or until supplies run out) right outside of the M22 store. No advance notice needed.

  8. Car Show/Cruise Night

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    Car show/Cruise Nights in Glen Arbor
     
    Thursday nights at Northwoods Hardware store. From 6:30-8:30pm, July 11 through August. 
  9. Sprout: July 30

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    Tuesdays at M22 Glen Arbor
    from 10am-12pm, June 25 thru August 13

    Introducing Sprout, a pop-up art depot for kids of all ages. Kids can create while adults shop and sip in the CRO Recreational District. Each week we will offer activities based on this beautiful area.

    Cost: $15 per kid for two make-and-take activities plus a bonus game to play at home. Cash or check, please.

    Drop in on Tuesdays from 10:00-Noon (or until supplies run out) right outside of the M22 store. No advance notice needed.

  10. Car Show/Cruise Night

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    Car show/Cruise Nights in Glen Arbor
     
    Thursday nights at Northwoods Hardware store. From 6:30-8:30pm, July 11 through August. 
  11. Sprout: July 23

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    Tuesdays at M22 Glen Arbor
    from 10am-12pm, June 25 thru August 13

    Introducing Sprout, a pop-up art depot for kids of all ages. Kids can create while adults shop and sip in the CRO Recreational District. Each week we will offer activities based on this beautiful area.

    Cost: $15 per kid for two make-and-take activities plus a bonus game to play at home. Cash or check, please.

    Drop in on Tuesdays from 10:00-Noon (or until supplies run out) right outside of the M22 store. No advance notice needed.

  12. Car Show/Cruise Night

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    Car show/Cruise Nights in Glen Arbor
     
    Thursday nights at Northwoods Hardware store. From 6:30-8:30pm, July 11 through August. 
  13. Sprout: July 16

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    Tuesdays at M22 Glen Arbor
    from 10am-12pm, June 25 thru August 13

    Introducing Sprout, a pop-up art depot for kids of all ages. Kids can create while adults shop and sip in the CRO Recreational District. Each week we will offer activities based on this beautiful area.

    Cost: $15 per kid for two make-and-take activities plus a bonus game to play at home. Cash or check, please.

    Drop in on Tuesdays from 10:00-Noon (or until supplies run out) right outside of the M22 store. No advance notice needed.

  14. Car show/Cruise Nights

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    Car show/Cruise Nights in Glen Arbor
     
    Thursday nights at Northwoods Hardware store. From 6:30-8:30pm, July 11 through August. 
  15. Sprout: July 9

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    Tuesdays at M22 Glen Arbor
    from 10am-12pm, June 25 thru August 13

    Introducing Sprout, a pop-up art depot for kids of all ages. Kids can create while adults shop and sip in the CRO Recreational District. Each week we will offer activities based on this beautiful area.

    Cost: $15 per kid for two make-and-take activities plus a bonus game to play at home. Cash or check, please.

    Drop in on Tuesdays from 10:00-Noon (or until supplies run out) right outside of the M22 store. No advance notice needed.

  16. Sprout: July 2nd

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    Tuesdays at M22 Glen Arbor
    from 10am-12pm, June 25 thru August 13

    Introducing Sprout, a pop-up art depot for kids of all ages. Kids can create while adults shop and sip in the CRO Recreational District. Each week we will offer activities based on this beautiful area.

    Cost: $15 per kid for two make-and-take activities plus a bonus game to play at home. Cash or check, please.

    Drop in on Tuesdays from 10:00-Noon (or until supplies run out) right outside of the M22 store. No advance notice needed.

  17. Top list of things to do while visiting the Glen Arbor area

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    Summertime! We’re so fortunate to enjoy the natural beauty of the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. Summertime is prime tourism season and when you visit, you want to make it count. We’ve compiled a list of our top favs, “Things to Do” while visiting Glen Arbor by category…

    Anyone’s favorite “must do” while you’re here

    Considered a “must do,” the Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive offers world-class vistas and a perspective of the variety of vegetation and history of this treasured landscape. 

    A true gem of the area, enjoy a section of the non-motorized Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail. Open year round and well maintained, this allows you to travel the variety of landscape and lakeshore while walking, running, biking or rolling! Visit sleepingbeartrail.org for more info. (Did you know? Sections are also maintained in the winter to xc-ski or snowshoe!) 

    One of the most visited parts of the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Park, experience the The Dune Climb.  A steep, sandy climb…take a break then speed back down with delight! A favorite for all ages. Restrooms and vending machines available on-site, Memorial Day through Labor Day. (NOTE: Bring water & sunscreen! It gets especially hot on the sand in the elevation. Know that the “Dune Trail to Lake Michigan” is a 3.5 mileRound trip is 3.5 miles and may take 2-4 hours depending on the weather and your physical condition.) 

    You may have seen the “Cannery” in famous images of the area, visit Glen Haven, just SW of Glen Arbor, see the historic Boathouse Museum (in the Cannery), General Store and Blacksmith Shop. Restroom facilities available on-site, Memorial Day through Labor Day.

    Like History? The Empire Museum Complex in Empire, features  multiple buildings including a Sail & Rail display, a barn with horse-drawn equipment, a fire house, a blacksmith shop, an old saloon and more. Contact them for current hours to visit, learn and explore.

    Get a taste of the local region, shop a variety of vendors at the Glen Arbor Farmer’s Market, Tuesdays from 9am-1pm, June – early Sept. > See the Event Calendar

    Great for Kids and Families: 

    Take a Kayak Trip ~ Fun for kids of all ages, the Crystal river is shallow and beautiful. You can select a Kayak Trip based on time, so you can choose the appropriate amount of time on the water for your group. Listing of businesses offering Recreation. 

    Charter Fishing ~ Get out on the big water and enjoy the sun, waves and bring in a big catch! Sure to make memories. See list of Charters & other Boating opportunities: Beaches & Boating

    Glen Arbor Township Park ~ walkable distance from most any point in Glen Arbor, make a pit stop to the newly renovated Township Park, located next to Northwoods Hardware, corner of M-22 and State Street. It’s equipped with a public restroom picnic seating under a pergola, water bottle refill station, the coolest playground, green spaces, basketball courts, tennis courts, pickleball courts, sidewalks throughout, a pavilion, and public parking. 

    A shorter hike good for most all ages and abilities, with a rewarding view, do the Pyramid Point trail, part of the National Lakeshore. >>List of  trails.

    Bike ~ Glen Arbor is central to the Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail (a non-motorized, maintained, paved or grated trail) offering a safe and scenic experience of the Lakeshore. Open to walk, run or bike in the Summer, maintained sections are also perfect for cross-country skiing or snowshoeing in the winter. Need to rent equipment? See our list of businesses offering Recreation. Find out more about the SLHT via our list of  trails.

    Glen Arbor Arts Center hosts events year round like art classes for children and adults; Also known for their Summer-long, family friendly “Manitou Music Festival” events, their annual free “Dune Climb” concert in the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. 

    > View our full post on “Things to Do/Kids & Families”

    For the adventure seeker: 

    Paddle-board ~ on the Glen Lakes for sights of the Dunes over aqua colored, Caribbean-like waters.

    Mountain Bike a newer and developing trail in Palmer Woods Forest Reserve, part of Leelanau Conservancy. >> Palmer Woods

    Cyclists like to train and ride M22 and other county roads, known for their hills and winding scenery. 

    Kayak Lake Michigan ~ Enjoy a different vantage point of the shoreline…from the water! This activity is recommended with a guided tour or experienced boaters. Guided tours provided by All About Water

    Swim ~ suit up and take your pick of stunningly beautiful and secluded inland lakes or Lake Michigan. Get in a refreshing dive and some exercise! 

    See the iconic view from the “Empire Bluff” trail in the National Lakeshore. Round trip is 1.5 miles with hilly landscape, Beech and Maple forest, fields and Dunes. The trail leads to a high bluff overlooking Lake Michigan. For your safety and to protect the environment: please do not descend the bluff. Trails & Scenic Views

    Shopping & Dining:

    We have some of the best Art Galleries with a compilation of well known Midwest & International Artists, make sure to experience each and surely find a treasure. Some Galleries and the Glen Arbor Art Center host Artist Receptions and Gallery Openings throughout the season. While out for the evening, stop and enjoy an opening. > List of Art Galleries

    Tasting Rooms: Part of the newly formed Glen Arbor Village Wine Trail, enjoy sips of wine and cider at each of these locations, featuring indoor and outdoor, family friendly spaces: •Glen Arbor WinesCherry RepublicM22 Glen Arbor

    Glen Arbor Art Fair ~ Hosted by the Glen Lake Women’s Club, annually at the Town Hall, happens mid-July on a Wednesday. For more info and to see more upcoming events, view our Event Calendar.

    Glen Arbor has a wide variety of shopping destinations all worth knowing and visiting! From Murdicks Fudge at the Totem Shop; Find jeans and swimsuits, buy bicycles and paddleboards; suit up in lifestyle clothing, resort wear or find a new “up north,” “Mitten-themed” apparel from Momentum or Bay Wear; Glen Arbor is also home to the famous Cherry Republic & Arts Tavern; decorate your up north home or cottage; shop Cottonseed and Becky Thatcher Jewelry, and more! >> View all Specialty Shops

  18. Sprout: June 25

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    Tuesdays at M22 Glen Arbor
    from 10am-12pm, June 25 thru August 13

    Introducing Sprout, a pop-up art depot for kids of all ages. Kids can create while adults shop and sip in the CRO Recreational District. Each week we will offer activities based on this beautiful area.

    Cost: $15 per kid for two make-and-take activities plus a bonus game to play at home. Cash or check, please.

    Drop in on Tuesdays from 10:00-Noon (or until supplies run out) right outside of the M22 store. No advance notice needed.

  19. ARTirondack Chair Project // Summer 2019

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    You’re invited to participate in Glen Arbor’s 2nd annual ARTirondack Chair Project!

    Wooden Adirondack chairs are sponsored by a local business and artfully painted. Each chair is one of a kind! See these colorful pieces on display at participating locations throughout Glen Arbor.

    Note your favorite chairs as you visit ~ Chairs will be available to bid on and win, via an online auction:

    Online Auction Aug 19th – 23rd

    HOW TO WIN A CHAIR

    Follow our link to 32Auctions.com/gachairs19 where our online auction of the ARTirondack chairs will be held, open for bidding Monday, Aug 19th thru Friday, August 23rd.  Arrange to pick up your win(s) Labor Day weekend with the chair sponsors! Thanks for participating and have fun!

    Place a Bid~ Win a Chair!

    Facebook Photo Album

    THIS YEAR’S CHAIRS…

    Sponsored by/located at Synchronicity Gallery, painted by artist Lauren Everett-Finn

    Painted by chef, Riley Scanlon, sponsored by Good Harbor Grill

    Glen Arbor B&B sponsored chair painted by Gretchen Knoblock

    Leelanau Enterprise sponsored chair painted by Martha Elchert Fine Art

    Glen Lake Salon sponsored chair painted by Rob McWatt

    Cherry Republic sponsored chair painted by Mary Kay Burbee

    Crystal River Outfitters, Chair painted by Sydney Hazelton

    Chair at Coastal sponsored & painted by Gretchen Knoblock

     

    Chair sponsored and located at La Becasse, painted by artist and teacher, Julie Keck.

    Century 21 /Northland Vacation Rentals sponsored this chair painted by Ava Pugno

    Set of Chairs sponsored by Cottonseed Apparel, painted by Louise Hilton & Dianna Oberschulte

    CHAIR SPONSORS LOCATIONS & ARTIST CREDIT:

    • Cherry Republic ~ painted by Mary Kay Burbee

    • Cottage Book Shop ~ painted by artist Greg Sobran

    • Cottonseed Apparel (2 chairs) ~ 

    • Crystal River Outfitters Recreational District ~ painted by Sydney Hazelton

    • Gretchen Knoblock painted & sponsored the chair in front of Coastal 

    • Glen Arbor Bed & Breakfast ~ Chair painted by Gretchen Knoblock 

    • Glen Lake Salon ~ Chair painted by Rob McWatt

    • Good Harbor Grill ~ Painted by chef Riley Scanlon

    • La Becasse French Dining ~ Painted by artist, Julie Keck

    • Leelanau Enterprise (chair on display at Glen Arbor B&B) ~ Chair painted by Martha Elchert Fine Art

    • Northland Vacation Rentals ~ Painted by student Ava Pugno

    • Synchronicity Gallery ~ 


    Participants interested in sponsoring a chair(s) for this event, please contact Katy Wiesen at: [email protected] This event is a fundraiser for the operation of the Glen Lake Chamber of Commerce, a 501c organization. 

  20. DH Day Campground: Sleeping Bear Dunes makes changes to improve

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    Camping reservations at D. H. Day Campground in Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore open up on Monday, April 1, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. Also on Monday morning, additional campsites at Platte River Campground will open for reservation, including all campsites in loop 2, additional campsites in loop 4, and walk-to sites. All reservations must be made online at www.recreation.gov or by calling 1-877-444-6777

    The decision to convert 100% of campsites at D. H. Day and Platte River Campgrounds to reservation was announced by Superintendent Scott Tucker more than a year ago. The change will address the overnight waiting lines that typically crowded the campground entrances each night during the summer and will allow visitors to better plan their camping stays at the National Lakeshore.

    Campers should also note that reservations will be accepted right up to the day-of-camping (same day reservations), so the opportunity to obtain last minute campsites will still be available.

    Camping reservations will be required for arrival dates of May 1 through October 14. Between Memorial Day and Labor Day, campers are limited to 14 nights in a specific campground.

    For more in-depth information about the National Lakeshore, please go to www.nps.gov/slbe. Also, check out their Facebook page at www.facebook.com/sbdnl, Twitter site at www.twitter.com/sleepingbearnps, and Instagram at www.instagram.com/sleepingbearnps.

    www.nps.gov/slbe

    About the National Park Service: More than 20,000 National Park Service employees care for America’s 419 national parks and work with communities across the nation to help preserve local history and create close-to-home recreational opportunities. Visit the National Park Service at www.nps.gov, on Facebook at www.facebook.com/nationalparkservice, Twitter at www.twitter.com/natlparkservice, and YouTube at www.youtube.com/nationalparkservice

    campsite photo from leelanau.com

  21. agriCULTURE: Barnyards and Farmscapes

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    The Glen Arbor Arts Center presents agriCULTURE: Barnyards and Farmscapes, a juried exhibition exploring the interconnections of food, farming and community through the lenses
    of art, architecture, film, history and theater. agriCULTURE opens Friday, September 14 with a reception from 6 – 8 pm. The show runs through November 1.

    agriCULTURE zeros in on the lore and culture of barnyards and farmstead life. Through a series of companion programs, the exhibition acts as a springboard for explorations of the historic role of barns in the region, how agriculture defines the region’s character, what are examples of some current small farm practices. agriCULTURE is supported in part by the Michigan Humanities Council and the National Endowment for the Humanities.

    More details about agriCULTURE’s programs and event can be found at GlenArborArt.org. Click on “Events.” The GAAC is located at 6031 S. Lake St., Glen Arbor.

  22. 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

  23. Open Gardens for the Family

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    August 12, Sunday

    Open Gardens for the Family

    from 11am – 2pm  

    Drop in to explore the Olsen farm vegetable Garden with fun, guided activities for all ages. You might discover what’s growing in season, practice historic planting techniques, go on an insect safari or explore the wild world of soil!

  24. Evenings in the Garden: Bouquet Making

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    August 9, Thursday 

    Evenings in the Garden: Bouquet Making    

    7:00 -8:15 pm

    Part of our Harvest Series of classes designed for budding floral enthusiasts. Enjoy the art of maintaining, harvesting and designing seasonal blooms and exploring what being in the garden means to you. Enjoy “golden hour” in this beautiful setting as you connect and create in Hattie’s historic garden.

    Donation: $10 per person or $15 per family.

  25. Let’s Visit the Neighbors! Port Oneida Bike Tour    

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    August 9, Thursday  

    Let’s Visit the Neighbors! Port Oneida Bike Tour    

    at 9:30 am

    Experience what it was like to drop in on neighbors in and around historic Port Oneida to catch up on all the news! As you travel by bicycles on the Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail, a gravel road and paved Port Oneida road, you’ll enjoy interpretive visits with neighbors all along the way.

    You will visit five historic farms and a historic school on this four-mile ride. Please bring water and wear a helmet! The ride will be held weather permitting. Admission: Free; donations accepted.

    Located at: Port Oneida Rural Historic District, 3164 W. Harbor Highway, Maple City, MI 49664

  26. Let’s Visit the Neighbors! Port Oneida Bike Tour

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    August 5, Sunday   

    Let’s Visit the Neighbors! Port Oneida Bike Tour 2     

    from 2-4 pm

    Experience what it was like to drop in on neighbors in and around historic Port Oneida to catch up on all the news! As you travel by bicycles on the Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail, a gravel road and paved Port Oneida road, you’ll enjoy interpretive visits with neighbors all along the way.

    You will visit five historic farms and a historic school on this four-mile ride. Please bring water and wear a helmet! The ride will be held weather permitting. Admission: Free; donations accepted

    Located at: Port Oneida Rural Historic District, 3164 W. Harbor Highway, Maple City, MI 49664

  27. Open Gardens : Olsen Farm

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    August 5     Sunday       Open Gardens for the Family  11-2   

    Drop in to explore the Olsen farm vegetable Garden with fun, guided activities for all ages. You might discover what’s growing in season, practice historic planting techniques, go on an insect safari or explore the wild world of soil!

  28. 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.

  29. 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.

  30. Build a Toy with Plus Plus July 13

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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.
  31. 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/
  32. Horse Wagon Rides now in Glen Arbor

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    New this summer, the Glen Lake Chamber has organized Horse Wagon Rides in Glen Arbor, MI. A family friendly and romantic recreation to enjoy! 

    Rides take place Wednesdays and Fridays in July & August from 6 pm to Dark. Cost is $6 per person.

    Brought to you by Black Horse Farms and Fantail Farms. 

    Pickup locations:

    Leelanau Vacation Rentals

    Boonedocks

    Cottage Book Shop

    M22 Glen Arbor

    Glen Arbor Wines

  33. Sprout Kids Art Station at M22 Glen Arbor

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    Sprout: Nourishing young minds through art & nature.

    Tuesdays in the Summer, outside at M22 Glen Arbor, there will be a Kids Art Station from 6/26 – 8/14 from 9:30 – 11:30. Come Create with us! $15 for 3 take-home items. The kids can create, while you get to shop!

    For this event info, you may visit: sproutnatureandart.wordpress.com

  34. Talk about Art: The Lake Michigan Mermaid

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    Two Michigan poets have cast Lake Michigan as the setting for a new telling of an ancient struggle in the The Lake Michigan Mermaid. Poets Linda Nemec Foster of Grand Rapids, and Anne-Marie Oomen of Empire created an epic poem in book form about coming of age in a troubled world. They read from their 2018 work and talk about the process of collaboratively crafting this tale on Friday, June 15 at the Glen Arbor Arts Center, 6031 S. Lake St., Glen Arbor. This author reading and interview begins at 7 pm.

    Accompanied by Meridith Ridl’s illustrations, The Lake Michigan Mermaid explores family relationships and generational bonds. The book was crafted over a decade of back-and- forth emails between Foster and Oomen, of their drafts poems and ideas. GAAC Gallery Manager Sarah Bearup-Neal will talk with the poets about this process. The Lake Michigan Mermaid reading is offered at no charge as part of the GAAC’s exhibition “New Views: Water = Life = Art,” which continues through August 4 in the GAAC gallery. For more information go to GlenArborArt.org

  35. Tennis Lessons | Glen Arbor 2018

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    2018 Glen Arbor Township Tennis Lessons

    No need to pre-register, pay pro when you come to class.

    Questions, contact: Kim Guilbeau [email protected] (517)420.3112

    ALL LESSONS are at the Leelanau School Courts

     

    Tuesday and Thursdays, July 3rd – August 9th

    6 weeks $75 or drop-in rate of $10 per day

    6:00pm – 7:00pm Beginner Kids

    7:00pm – 8:00pm Beg. – Int.  Adults

    8:00pm – 9:00pm Middle and High Schoolers

    Lessons taught by Alex Reinbold

     

    Saturdays, July 7th – August 11th

    6 weeks $60 or drop in rate of $15 per day

    9:30am – 11:00am Beginner Adults and Kids

    Lessons taught by Alex Reinbold

     

    Tuesdays, July 10th – August 7th

    Drop in rate of $15 per day

    7:00pm – 8:30pm Int. – Adv. Adult Drill Session

    Drill session run by Jim Fowler

     


    In Addition: 

    FREE Public Tennis and Pickleball are held at the Leelanau School. 
    First-come-first-served – Open Every Day, Seasonally 
     
    The Leelanau School, One Old Homestead Rd., Glen Arbor, MI 49636  
    http://leelanau.org/serving-leelanau-community/tennis-pickleball-courts/
  36. Flowers! Painting Workshop

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    In tandem with the Glen Arbor Arts Center’s “In Bloom” exhibition, April 6 – May 17, the GAAC offers “Flowers!” — a flower-focused painting workshops at the GAAC, 6031 S. Lake St., Glen Arbor. “In Bloom” exhibitor Lauren Everett Finn leads “Flowers!,” a full day, immersive workshop in learning to paint colorful, vibrant and happy blooms on Saturday, May 5, 10 am – 4 pm, Students will work in acrylic paint, and be guided through exercises in sketching, perspective and painting in layers. The cost of “Flowers” is $85/GAAC members, $100/non-GAAC members.

    For more information or to register, please go to the GAAC website, www.glenarborart.org, and click on “Classes.”

  37. Glen Arbor Summer Sidewalk Sale Days

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    Labor Day Weekend ~ Sidewalk Sale Days in Glen Arbor

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

    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.*

    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.

  38. 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.

  39. 46th annual Glen Lake Woman’s Club Art Fair

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    The Art Fair organized by the Glen Lake Woman’s Club features approximately 100 artists, carefully chosen to represent a variety of art mediums. What originally began in front of the Town Hall has expanded to both inside and out – a great place to showcase unique art.

    Lunch is available, including our famous “walking tacos.” In addition to the art, there is popcorn, face painting, raffle, bake sale and returning this year, a table of used jewelry.

    All proceeds from this event go to Glen Lake student scholarships. Scholarship recipients assist by carrying supplies, giving breaks to the exhibitors and helping with the concessions.

    Free Admission | No smoking and no pets allowed on the premises.

    For registration or application info/submission, please contact: Janice Freeman at (231)334-3428 and [email protected], plus you may now submit your application online!

  40. 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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  41. Best beaches in the world

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    In the press…

    Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore has been catching PR across the nation for years now, although we still want to protect and keep this secluded gem in the Leelanau Peninsula a secret. Despite our feelings, we’re glad to share it with the world, especially because visitors to our area help make our small businesses thrive!

    Sleeping Bear Point was included in the dune walkers category in National Geographic’s list of picks for “21 Best Beaches in the World.”

    About the trail & beach

    See the official park map

    The Sleeping Bear Point Trail is a 2.8 mile loop through the sand dunes with great views of Lake Michigan and South Manitou Island. There is a 0.5 mile spur hike from the trailhead to the Lake Michigan beach. It is less strenuous than the hike from the Dune Climb to Lake Michigan.


    Quick Links

    Discover other Trails & Scenic Outlooks 

    Seasonal Activities 

    Things to Do around Glen Arbor and the Sleeping Bear Dunes 

  42. Sidewalk Sale Days in Glen Arbor

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    Thursday September 1st – Monday the 5th

    Labor Day Weekend ~ Sidewalk Sale Days in Glen Arbor

    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 and line the sidewalks throughout the village of Glen Arbor, and last all weekend. The deals don’t stop outside – there’s more sales inside!

    • Eat great food and enjoy plenty of recreation around the greater Glen Lake area!

    • Individual merchants have their own Specials and Hours.

  43. Music on the Mountain – Crossroads Band

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    Crossroads is an all family band that performs jazz, funk, and contemporary music. Although Paul, the band’s lead percussionist, always had visions of a family band, he never dreamed it would develop into what it has.  Joined by teenage sons Alex, lead guitarist and Steven, bass and vocalist and youngest John who serves up vocals and guitar.  Their sister Mary is the keyboardist and often uses it to mimic other instruments such as strings, steel drums and horns.  Mom, Mary is the band manager.  Both Paul and Mary are proud of their band and enjoy satisfaction with not only seeing their children grow musically, but also with seeing the joy that they bring to the audience.

    Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 at the door

    To purchase tickets, call 231.334.5100 or visit mynorthtickets.com

  44. Music on the Mountain – Levi Britton

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    Levi Britton is an indie/folk/rock artist who hails from Traverse City, MI.  Growing up around music sparked his drive to make it his profession. At age 20 Levi moved to Chicago, playing down in the subways, Potbelly restaurants, and any gig he could find.  Eventually Britton co-founded his band, Down the Line that went on to release 5 albums, and toured the country for ten years with artists such as The Gin Blossoms, Pat Benatar, Peter Frampton, America, Keith Anderson, Lighthouse, and others.

    In 2011, Levi and DTL band mate Dan Myers formed Stolen Silver, releasing two albums—most recently in June 2014.  Stolen Silver has recently been touring with actor Gary Sinise and The Lieutenant Dan Band, playing stadiums and military bases in support of U.S. troops and their families.

    In addition to playing with Stolen Silver, 2014 launched Levi’s solo career at a whole new level.  After years of fans clamoring for a solo project, Levi hit the studio to record all new, original music.  His first solo record, “Inside” is set to be released in mid-2015.

    Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 at the door

    To purchase tickets, call 231.334.5100 or visit mynorthtickets.com

  45. Sidewalk Sale Days in Glen Arbor

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    Big Buck Sale in Glen Arbor MI- Sidewalk Sales

    Thursday September 1st – Monday the 5th, 2016

    Labor Day Weekend ~ Sidewalk Sale Days in Glen Arbor

    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 long. The deals don’t stop outside – there’s always more sales inside!

    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.

    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; Kayak the Crystal river or Lake Michigan, or hike a trail in the National park ~ remember it’s the 100 year Park anniversary so get out and  #findyourpark

    downtown Glen Arbor_summer_OPEN sign_GL Chamber_IMG_8687

    #sidewalksales #laborday #GlenArbor #shopsmall #eatlocal

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  46. Glen Arbor Cherry Tours

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    Join Cherry Republic with a packed and lively tour aboard the Big Red Bus into the heart and soul of the “Cherry Republic.”  See and learn how farmers harvest, wash and pit cherries. Watch the crew at Cherry Republic turn those ruby red morsels of joy into Original Cherry Salsa.  Taste a product fresh off the assembly line!  Hear first hand from the President, Bob Sutherland, the endearing and humorous stories surrounding this heartfelt company.

    Tour dates

    Thursdays 10 am & 1:30 pm |  Duration about 2-2.5hrs

    June 30thJuly 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th

    $25 per person, 12 and under free.

    Sign up on the Cherry Republic website: http://www.cherryrepublic.com/experience/ga-tours/

    Call 231.334.3150 or email [email protected]

  47. Glen Arbor Cherry Tours

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    Join Cherry Republic with a packed and lively tour aboard the Big Red Bus into the heart and soul of the “Cherry Republic.”  See and learn how farmers harvest, wash and pit cherries. Watch the crew at Cherry Republic turn those ruby red morsels of joy into Original Cherry Salsa.  Taste a product fresh off the assembly line!  Hear first hand from the President, Bob Sutherland, the endearing and humorous stories surrounding this heartfelt company.

    Tour dates

    Thursdays 10 am & 1:30 pm |  Duration about 2-2.5hrs

    June 30thJuly 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th

    $25 per person, 12 and under free.

    Sign up on the Cherry Republic website: http://www.cherryrepublic.com/experience/ga-tours/

    Call 231.334.3150 or email [email protected]

  48. 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!!
  49. Music on the Mountain – Bugs Beddow and the Good Stuff

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    Bugs Beddow & the Good Stuff supply the best rock & soul music from the last four decades…you know…the Good Stuff!  With Bugs on trombone, flute and vocals; Jose Hamilton, a true Motown legend and the tightest back up rhythm section and you have Bugs Beddow and the Good Stuff. From Bruno Mars to Stevie Wonder, Bon Jovi to the Temptations, you’ll enjoy the best mix of feel good, toe tapping music there is.

    Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 at the door

    To purchase tickets, call 231.334.5100 or visit mynorthtickets.com

  50. Glen Arbor Cherry Tours

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    Join Cherry Republic with a packed and lively tour aboard the Big Red Bus into the heart and soul of the “Cherry Republic.”  See and learn how farmers harvest, wash and pit cherries. Watch the crew at Cherry Republic turn those ruby red morsels of joy into Original Cherry Salsa.  Taste a product fresh off the assembly line!  Hear first hand from the President, Bob Sutherland, the endearing and humorous stories surrounding this heartfelt company.

    Tour dates

    Thursdays 10 am & 1:30 pm |  Duration about 2-2.5hrs

    June 30thJuly 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th

    $25 per person, 12 and under free.

    Sign up on the Cherry Republic website: http://www.cherryrepublic.com/experience/ga-tours/

    Call 231.334.3150 or email [email protected]