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  1. Glen Arbor 4th of July Parade

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    Glen Arbor 4th of July 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 downtown Glen Arbor, beginning at 12pm. The parade leaves from Glen Haven making its way through to the North/East end of town. This year’s parade Marshal is _TBD_.

    Participate…

    Everyone is welcome and “anything goes!” 

    Want to participate in the parade? Cyclists (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. 

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

    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.

    If you’re a boater, you can join in on the boat parade 4th of July evening on the Glen Lake beginning at 4pm in front of the Yacht Club.

    More to celebrate on the 4th…

    >>Flag Raising Ceremony | Old Settlers Park @ 10am 

    >>Boat Parade | On the Glen Lakes @4pm 

    >>Pancake Breakfast | TBD at the Town Hall


    Parade photos courtesy of Raquel Jackson

    #4thofJuly #glenarbor #parade #thingstodo #summertime #glenlake

     

     

     

  2. Trivia Nights at Cherry Public House

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    Wednesday Trivia Nights at Cherry Public House | 6-8 pm

    Each Wednesday night throughout the winter months, friends, neighbors and visitors gather at the Cherry Public House on Cherry Republic’s Glen Arbor campus to enjoy a rousing night of trivia, along with craft beer, wine, and a full dinner menu. There is no cost to play — simply just show up. Teams can have up to 6 people. 

    Bring your family and friends out for a night of fun! There is no cost to play — simply just show up. Teams can have up to 6 people. Trivia will start at 6 p.m. and go up until 8 p.m. Grab yourself a glass of craft beer, wine, and dinner or snacks while you play, or come beforehand. Get your thinking caps on! 

    This event goes from November 2019 – April 22nd, 2020 

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    Wednesday Trivia Nights at Cherry Public House | 6-8 pm

    Each Wednesday night throughout the winter months, friends, neighbors and visitors gather at the Cherry Public House on Cherry Republic’s Glen Arbor campus to enjoy a rousing night of trivia, along with craft beer, wine, and a full dinner menu. There is no cost to play — simply just show up. Teams can have up to 6 people. 

    Bring your family and friends out for a night of fun! There is no cost to play — simply just show up. Teams can have up to 6 people. Trivia will start at 6 p.m. and go up until 8 p.m. Grab yourself a glass of craft beer, wine, and dinner or snacks while you play, or come beforehand. Get your thinking caps on!

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    Wednesday Trivia Nights at Cherry Public House | 6-8 pm

    Each Wednesday night throughout the winter months, friends, neighbors and visitors gather at the Cherry Public House on Cherry Republic’s Glen Arbor campus to enjoy a rousing night of trivia, along with craft beer, wine, and a full dinner menu. There is no cost to play — simply just show up. Teams can have up to 6 people. 

    Bring your family and friends out for a night of fun! There is no cost to play — simply just show up. Teams can have up to 6 people. Trivia will start at 6 p.m. and go up until 8 p.m. Grab yourself a glass of craft beer, wine, and dinner or snacks while you play, or come beforehand. Get your thinking caps on!

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    Wednesday Trivia Nights at Cherry Public House | 6-8 pm

    Each Wednesday night throughout the winter months, friends, neighbors and visitors gather at the Cherry Public House on Cherry Republic’s Glen Arbor campus to enjoy a rousing night of trivia, along with craft beer, wine, and a full dinner menu. There is no cost to play — simply just show up. Teams can have up to 6 people. 

    Bring your family and friends out for a night of fun! There is no cost to play — simply just show up. Teams can have up to 6 people. Trivia will start at 6 p.m. and go up until 8 p.m. Grab yourself a glass of craft beer, wine, and dinner or snacks while you play, or come beforehand. Get your thinking caps on!

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    Wednesday Trivia Nights at Cherry Public House | 6-8 pm

    Each Wednesday night throughout the winter months, friends, neighbors and visitors gather at the Cherry Public House on Cherry Republic’s Glen Arbor campus to enjoy a rousing night of trivia, along with craft beer, wine, and a full dinner menu. There is no cost to play — simply just show up. Teams can have up to 6 people. 

    Bring your family and friends out for a night of fun! There is no cost to play — simply just show up. Teams can have up to 6 people. Trivia will start at 6 p.m. and go up until 8 p.m. Grab yourself a glass of craft beer, wine, and dinner or snacks while you play, or come beforehand. Get your thinking caps on!

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    Wednesday Trivia Nights at Cherry Public House | 6-8 pm

    Each Wednesday night throughout the winter months, friends, neighbors and visitors gather at the Cherry Public House on Cherry Republic’s Glen Arbor campus to enjoy a rousing night of trivia, along with craft beer, wine, and a full dinner menu. There is no cost to play — simply just show up. Teams can have up to 6 people. 

    Bring your family and friends out for a night of fun! There is no cost to play — simply just show up. Teams can have up to 6 people. Trivia will start at 6 p.m. and go up until 8 p.m. Grab yourself a glass of craft beer, wine, and dinner or snacks while you play, or come beforehand. Get your thinking caps on!

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    Wednesday Trivia Nights at Cherry Public House | 6-8 pm

    Each Wednesday night throughout the winter months, friends, neighbors and visitors gather at the Cherry Public House on Cherry Republic’s Glen Arbor campus to enjoy a rousing night of trivia, along with craft beer, wine, and a full dinner menu. There is no cost to play — simply just show up. Teams can have up to 6 people. 

    Bring your family and friends out for a night of fun! There is no cost to play — simply just show up. Teams can have up to 6 people. Trivia will start at 6 p.m. and go up until 8 p.m. Grab yourself a glass of craft beer, wine, and dinner or snacks while you play, or come beforehand. Get your thinking caps on!

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    Wednesday Trivia Nights at Cherry Public House | 6-8 pm

    Each Wednesday night throughout the winter months, friends, neighbors and visitors gather at the Cherry Public House on Cherry Republic’s Glen Arbor campus to enjoy a rousing night of trivia, along with craft beer, wine, and a full dinner menu. There is no cost to play — simply just show up. Teams can have up to 6 people. 

    Bring your family and friends out for a night of fun! There is no cost to play — simply just show up. Teams can have up to 6 people. Trivia will start at 6 p.m. and go up until 8 p.m. Grab yourself a glass of craft beer, wine, and dinner or snacks while you play, or come beforehand. Get your thinking caps on!

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    Wednesday Trivia Nights at Cherry Public House | 6-8 pm

    Each Wednesday night throughout the winter months, friends, neighbors and visitors gather at the Cherry Public House on Cherry Republic’s Glen Arbor campus to enjoy a rousing night of trivia, along with craft beer, wine, and a full dinner menu. There is no cost to play — simply just show up. Teams can have up to 6 people. 

    Bring your family and friends out for a night of fun! There is no cost to play — simply just show up. Teams can have up to 6 people. Trivia will start at 6 p.m. and go up until 8 p.m. Grab yourself a glass of craft beer, wine, and dinner or snacks while you play, or come beforehand. Get your thinking caps on!

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    Wednesday Trivia Nights at Cherry Public House | 6-8 pm

    Each Wednesday night throughout the winter months, friends, neighbors and visitors gather at the Cherry Public House on Cherry Republic’s Glen Arbor campus to enjoy a rousing night of trivia, along with craft beer, wine, and a full dinner menu. There is no cost to play — simply just show up. Teams can have up to 6 people. 

    Bring your family and friends out for a night of fun! There is no cost to play — simply just show up. Teams can have up to 6 people. Trivia will start at 6 p.m. and go up until 8 p.m. Grab yourself a glass of craft beer, wine, and dinner or snacks while you play, or come beforehand. Get your thinking caps on!

  12. Trivia Nights at Cherry Public House

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    Wednesday Trivia Nights at Cherry Public House | 6-8 pm

    Each Wednesday night throughout the winter months, friends, neighbors and visitors gather at the Cherry Public House on Cherry Republic’s Glen Arbor campus to enjoy a rousing night of trivia, along with craft beer, wine, and a full dinner menu. There is no cost to play — simply just show up. Teams can have up to 6 people. 

    Bring your family and friends out for a night of fun! There is no cost to play — simply just show up. Teams can have up to 6 people. Trivia will start at 6 p.m. and go up until 8 p.m. Grab yourself a glass of craft beer, wine, and dinner or snacks while you play, or come beforehand. Get your thinking caps on!

  13. Trivia Nights at Cherry Public House

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    Wednesday Trivia Nights at Cherry Public House | 6-8 pm

    Each Wednesday night throughout the winter months, friends, neighbors and visitors gather at the Cherry Public House on Cherry Republic’s Glen Arbor campus to enjoy a rousing night of trivia, along with craft beer, wine, and a full dinner menu. There is no cost to play — simply just show up. Teams can have up to 6 people. 

    Bring your family and friends out for a night of fun! There is no cost to play — simply just show up. Teams can have up to 6 people. Trivia will start at 6 p.m. and go up until 8 p.m. Grab yourself a glass of craft beer, wine, and dinner or snacks while you play, or come beforehand. Get your thinking caps on!

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    Wednesday Trivia Nights at Cherry Public House | 6-8 pm

    Each Wednesday night throughout the winter months, friends, neighbors and visitors gather at the Cherry Public House on Cherry Republic’s Glen Arbor campus to enjoy a rousing night of trivia, along with craft beer, wine, and a full dinner menu. There is no cost to play — simply just show up. Teams can have up to 6 people. 

    Bring your family and friends out for a night of fun! There is no cost to play — simply just show up. Teams can have up to 6 people. Trivia will start at 6 p.m. and go up until 8 p.m. Grab yourself a glass of craft beer, wine, and dinner or snacks while you play, or come beforehand. Get your thinking caps on!

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    Wednesday Trivia Nights at Cherry Public House | 6-8 pm

    Each Wednesday night throughout the winter months, friends, neighbors and visitors gather at the Cherry Public House on Cherry Republic’s Glen Arbor campus to enjoy a rousing night of trivia, along with craft beer, wine, and a full dinner menu. There is no cost to play — simply just show up. Teams can have up to 6 people. 

    Bring your family and friends out for a night of fun! There is no cost to play — simply just show up. Teams can have up to 6 people. Trivia will start at 6 p.m. and go up until 8 p.m. Grab yourself a glass of craft beer, wine, and dinner or snacks while you play, or come beforehand. Get your thinking caps on!

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    Wednesday Trivia Nights at Cherry Public House | 6-8 pm

    Each Wednesday night throughout the winter months, friends, neighbors and visitors gather at the Cherry Public House on Cherry Republic’s Glen Arbor campus to enjoy a rousing night of trivia, along with craft beer, wine, and a full dinner menu. There is no cost to play — simply just show up. Teams can have up to 6 people. 

    Bring your family and friends out for a night of fun! There is no cost to play — simply just show up. Teams can have up to 6 people. Trivia will start at 6 p.m. and go up until 8 p.m. Grab yourself a glass of craft beer, wine, and dinner or snacks while you play, or come beforehand. Get your thinking caps on!

  17. Trivia Nights at Cherry Public

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    Wednesday Trivia Nights at Cherry Public House | 6-8 pm

    Each Wednesday night throughout the winter months, friends, neighbors and visitors gather at the Cherry Public House on Cherry Republic’s Glen Arbor campus to enjoy a rousing night of trivia, along with craft beer, wine, and a full dinner menu. There is no cost to play — simply just show up. Teams can have up to 6 people. 

    Bring your family and friends out for a night of fun! There is no cost to play — simply just show up. Teams can have up to 6 people. Trivia will start at 6 p.m. and go up until 8 p.m. Grab yourself a glass of craft beer, wine, and dinner or snacks while you play, or come beforehand. Get your thinking caps on!

  18. Miracle Mile Ugly Sweater Dash 2019

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    Miracle Mile Ugly Sweater Dash, December 21, 11 a.m.

    Join Cherry Republic for its second annual Ugly Sweater Dash the Saturday before Christmas. Participants will take off in front of the Cherry Public House on Lake Street and then run, walk or stroller-ride one mile, ending up back at the Public House for a pint of beer or a mug of hot cocoa.

    Start Time: 11 a.m.; Registration starts at 10:30 a.m. $20 Adults | $10 Kids (12 and under)
    Prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd Place Finishers

    One form must be submitted for each participant. Entry fees are paid during registration at Cherry Republic on day of the event. Required waivers will need to be signed during check in on the day of the event.

    Sign Up Form online, via Google Forms.

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    Wednesday Trivia Nights at Cherry Public House | 6-8 pm

    Each Wednesday night throughout the winter months, friends, neighbors and visitors gather at the Cherry Public House on Cherry Republic’s Glen Arbor campus to enjoy a rousing night of trivia, along with craft beer, wine, and a full dinner menu. There is no cost to play — simply just show up. Teams can have up to 6 people. 

    Bring your family and friends out for a night of fun! There is no cost to play — simply just show up. Teams can have up to 6 people. Trivia will start at 6 p.m. and go up until 8 p.m. Grab yourself a glass of craft beer, wine, and dinner or snacks while you play, or come beforehand. Get your thinking caps on!

  20. Shop & Sweets Sunday

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    Sunday, December 15th, 2019

    A family friendly shopping event in Glen Arbor, open all day during business hours where you can shop, celebrate the holidays, and treat the kids too! Children are invited to “find a sweet treat” at each participating business location, plus discover additional activities offered, like: cookie decorating, gingerbread houses, and special refreshments like hot cocoa stations, and more! 

     

    Visit these participating businesses: 

    Art’s Tavern

    Cherry Republic

    Coastal

    Cottage Book Shop

    Forest Gallery 

    Glen Arbor Wines

    Leelanau Coffee Roasting Co.

    M22 Glen Arbor

    The Sportsman Shop

     

    > Facebook Event 

  21. Winter Songs & Carols

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    Friday, Dec. 13 @ 7:30pm to 9pm, Manitou Winds will be performing their annual “Winter Songs & Carols” at The Leelanau School, located at 1 Old Homestead Rd., in Glen Arbor, MI.

    The event is FREE to attend; Goodwill donations to benefit art/music programs at The Leelanau School and Manitou Winds.

    Performed in the festively-decorated dining hall, this special presentation is a chance to hear our one-of-a-kind program performed in an intimate setting welcoming our friends, neighbors, and also newcomers.

    More than a concert filled with holiday-themed music, Winter Songs & Carols is an invitation to celebrate the entire season of winter. Our annual winter presentation brings together the entire ensemble performing on a wide variety of instruments in an eclectic program of traditional carols and original compositions.

    Our 2019 program will feature some of your favorites from past seasons while boasting seven brand new works including familiar holiday tunes and a few surprises you definitely won’t hear anywhere else. The program also includes selected poetry and prose to get you in the holiday spirit: an inspiring mix of music and spoken word to create a contemplative start to the season. Join us and our special guest, soprano Emily Curtin Culler, as we welcome winter home to Northern Michigan.

     
     
  22. ‘Keep it Local’ Night

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    Come out for a fun shopping event in Glen Arbor and “keep it local” for the holidays with offerings at participating businesses which may include refreshments, special discounts and gift wrapping!

    Thursday, December 12th | 4-7 pm

    Visit these participating* businesses: 

    Art’s Tavern

    Cherry Republic

    Coastal

    Cottage Book Shop

    Forest Gallery

    Glen Arbor Wines

    M22 Glen Arbor

    Northwoods Home & Gift

    The Sportsman Shop

    *included but not limited to; Confirmed participants that will be open & participating in the event listed here.  

     

    > Facebook Event

  23. Trivia Nights at Cherry Public House

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    Wednesday Trivia Nights at Cherry Public House | 6-8 pm

    Each Wednesday night throughout the winter months, friends, neighbors and visitors gather at the Cherry Public House on Cherry Republic’s Glen Arbor campus to enjoy a rousing night of trivia, along with craft beer, wine, and a full dinner menu. There is no cost to play — simply just show up. Teams can have up to 6 people. 

    Bring your family and friends out for a night of fun! There is no cost to play — simply just show up. Teams can have up to 6 people. Trivia will start at 6 p.m. and go up until 8 p.m. Grab yourself a glass of craft beer, wine, and dinner or snacks while you play, or come beforehand. Get your thinking caps on!

  24. GAAC: Holiday Open House

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    The Glen Arbor Arts Center will host a “Glen Arbor Holiday Open House” on Thursday, December 5th from 4-6pm.

    You’re invited to shop for a 100 works of local art for sale under $150. Enjoy holiday music with a hand bell choir, create family crafts, and savor food and drinks!

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    Wednesday Trivia Nights at Cherry Public House | 6-8 pm

    Each Wednesday night throughout the winter months, friends, neighbors and visitors gather at the Cherry Public House on Cherry Republic’s Glen Arbor campus to enjoy a rousing night of trivia, along with craft beer, wine, and a full dinner menu. There is no cost to play — simply just show up. Teams can have up to 6 people. 

    Bring your family and friends out for a night of fun! There is no cost to play — simply just show up. Teams can have up to 6 people. Trivia will start at 6 p.m. and go up until 8 p.m. Grab yourself a glass of craft beer, wine, and dinner or snacks while you play, or come beforehand. Get your thinking caps on!

  26. Glen Arbor Holiday Marketplace 2019

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    Shop an amazing breadth of handcrafted, locally made goods from 30+ Artisans during the Glen Arbor Holiday Marketplace

    Also featuring a variety of beautiful Holiday Greenery for sale!!!

    Meet Santa from 11am-1:30pm. They will be at the Glen Arbor Holiday Market with some little toys and goodies! Bring the kids and your own camera for some great photo opportunities and fun.

    Open to the public. No admission fee.

    Photos by Rockwell Art & Design ® for the Glen Lake Chamber

    Questions? 

    Artisans/Vendors may contact Patricia, our event organizer, at: [email protected] / 847.570.4891

    >> Event on Facebook


    > Don’t Miss the Holiday Marketplace Opening the day before, Friday Nov. 29th with Tree Lighting and Caroling from 6:15-8pm at the Glen Arbor Town Hall.

  27. Holiday Marketplace Opening

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    Tree Lighting & Caroling at 6:15pm

    Bring your Holiday spirit and join the local community outside the Glen Arbor Town Hall for Christmas Caroling and a ceremonial Tree lighting.

    This year, Carols will be lead by members of the Glen Lake Church worship team. 

    Photo by Raquel Jackson ® for the Glen Lake Chamber

    Shopping from 6:30-8pm

    Warm up inside the Town Hall following the caroling & tree lighting and be the first to shop the Holiday Marketplace featuring an amazing breadth of handcrafted, locally made goods from 30+ Artisans. Cider and Doughnuts provided by Art’s Tavern.

    Photo by Raquel Jackson ® for the Glen Lake Chamber

    Open to the public. No admission fee.

    >> Event on Facebook


    > Don’t Miss the Holiday Marketplace on Saturday, Nov 30th and bring the kids to meet Santa! 

  28. Glen Arbor Bed Parade

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    In its third year, the quirky “Glen Arbor Bed Parade” brings another fun thing to Glen Arbor for Thanksgiving weekend. Join the new Black Friday tradition, sponsored by Becky Thatcher Designs. Open to anyone and everyone to cheer from the curb or roll down Western Avenue.

    Want to participate?

    Haul that creatively decorated bed on wheels to Sylvan Inn’s parking at 9:00 Friday and join the parade. Your support team to push would be good, too. Event begins at 9am and ends by 9:30am at Art’s Tavern.

      

    Prior to the parade, some wake up early dressed festive and cozy to shop the deals of the year during the Glen Arbor PJ Party from 6:30-9am. Following the Bed Parade, many plan to dine at local eateries in and around Glen Arbor.

    Questions? Contact Organizers/Sponsors: Becky and Cookie Thatcher. Email: [email protected] or 314-422-5252

    > Event on Facebook

  29. PJ Party

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    Participating retailers in Glen Arbor offer “once a year worthy specials” during this annually anticipated “better than black Friday” shopping experience.

    Businesses open early to offer specials to shoppers from 6:30-9am. Come dressed festive and cozy to shop local. Plan to stay in town to grab a bite to eat and drink too! 

    Participating businesses* include:

    •Bay Wear
    •Cherry Republic
    •Coastal
    •Cottage Book Shop
    •Forest Gallery
    •Glen Arbor Wines
    •Leelanau Coffee Roasting Co.
    •M22 Glen Arbor
    •Northwoods Hardware
    •Northwoods Home & Gift
    •The Sportsman Shop
     
     
    *not limited to, confirmed businesses listed here
     

    Event on Facebook 

  30. Trivia Nights at Cherry Public House

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    Wednesday Trivia Nights at Cherry Public House | 6-8 pm

    Each Wednesday night throughout the winter months, friends, neighbors and visitors gather at the Cherry Public House on Cherry Republic’s Glen Arbor campus to enjoy a rousing night of trivia, along with craft beer, wine, and a full dinner menu. There is no cost to play — simply just show up. Teams can have up to 6 people. 

    Bring your family and friends out for a night of fun! There is no cost to play — simply just show up. Teams can have up to 6 people. Trivia will start at 6 p.m. and go up until 8 p.m. Grab yourself a glass of craft beer, wine, and dinner or snacks while you play, or come beforehand. Get your thinking caps on!

  31. Just Great Art Exhibit and Sale

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    The Plein Air Painters of Northwest Michigan Just Great Art Exhibit and Sale will be held at the City Opera House, 106 E. Front Street, Traverse City, MI 49684.  

    Exhibit will be open Monday thru Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  Fifteen artists will be over 100 pieces of art on display.  

    The opening reception is Thursday, 7 November from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.  Light refreshments will be served.  Admission is free.

  32. Holiday “Shop local” events in Glen Arbor

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    Visit Glen Arbor & Shop Local for the Holidays. Join us for a variety of anticipated holiday-themed shopping events in Glen Arbor, taking place Thanksgiving weekend & beyond. Open to everyone, no admission fee.


    PJ Party Shopping: Friday, November 29th, 6:30-9am

    Participating retailers in Glen Arbor offer “once-a-year worthy specials” during this annually “better than Black Friday” shopping experience. Come dressed festive and cozy to shop local and get the best deals at stops which include: Bay Wear, Cherry Republic, Coastal, Cottage Book Shop, Forest Gallery, Glen Arbor Wines, M22 Glen Arbor, Northwoods Home & Gift, Northwoods Hardware, and The Sportsman Shop. Stick around town to grab breakfast at iconic Art’s or coffee from Leelanau Coffee Roasters. On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/393972234816845/


    Bed Parade: 9am, Fri. Nov 29th 

    In its third year, the quirky “Glen Arbor Bed Parade” brings another fun thing to Glen Arbor for Thanksgiving weekend. Join the new Black Friday tradition, sponsored by Becky Thatcher Designs. Open to anyone and everyone to cheer from the curb or roll down Western Avenue. Want to participate? Haul that creatively decorated bed on wheels to Sylvan Inn’s parking at 9:00 Friday and join the parade. Your support team to push would be good, too. Event begins at 9am and ends by 9:30am at Art’s Tavern. Event on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/526301271273262/


    Holiday Marketplace Opening: 6:15pm – 8pm, Fri, Nov 29th

    Bring your Holiday spirit and join the local community outside the Glen Arbor Town Hall for Christmas Caroling and a ceremonial Tree lighting at 6:15pm. This year, Carols will be lead by members of the Glen Lake Church team. Warm up inside the Town Hall following the caroling & tree lighting. Be the first to shop the Holiday Marketplace from 6:30-8pm. The market features an amazing breadth of handcrafted, locally made goods by 30+ Artisans. Cider and Doughnuts provided by Art’s Tavern. Event on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/372771413611226/


    Glen Arbor Holiday Marketplace: 10am-3pm Sat, Nov. 30th

    Shop an amazing breadth of handcrafted, locally made goods from 30+ Artisans during the Glen Arbor Holiday Marketplace. The event, located at the Glen Arbor Town Hall, offers a rich variety of beautiful Holiday gift items and Greenery for sale. Meet Santa from 11am-1:30pm. Bring the kids and your camera for festive photo opportunities. Page on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/glenarborholidaymarketplace/  Event on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/476389996290577/


    ‘Keep it Local’ Night: 4-7pm Thursday, December 12th

    Come out for a fun shopping event in Glen Arbor and “keep it local” for the holidays with offerings at participating businesses which may include refreshments, special discounts and gift wrapping!  Visit these participating* businesses:  Cherry Republic, Coastal, Cottage Book Shop, Forest Gallery, Glen Arbor Wines, M22 Glen Arbor, Northwoods Home & Gift, and The Sportsman Shop. *participating but not limited to; Confirmed businesses open for this event listed. Event on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/777618715976870/


    Shop & Sweets Sunday: Dec. 15th (all day/business hours) 

    A family friendly shopping event in Glen Arbor to shop, celebrate the holidays, and treat the kids too! Children are invited to “find a sweet treat” at each participating business location, plus discover additional activities offered, like: cookie decorating, gingerbread houses, and special refreshments like hot cocoa stations, and more!  Visit these participating businesses: Cherry Republic, Coastal, Cottage Book Shop, Forest Gallery, Glen Arbor Wines, Leelanau Coffee Roasting Co., M22 Glen Arbor, and The Sportsman Shop. Event on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/620968821768356/


    Open to anyone. No admission fee. Individual events also posted on Facebook and details can be found at https://www.visitglenarbor.com/events/ The Glen Lake Chamber of Commerce is a 501c organization.   

  33. Trick or Treating in Glen Arbor

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    Enjoy some autumn family fun and come out to Glen Arbor for daytime Trick or Treating the Sunday before Halloween, October 27th 2019. (This year, Halloween falls on a Thursday Oct 31st, 2019).

    Dress in costume and invite your friends, family and neighbors to Trick or Treat at participating businesses from 12-4pm. Free to attend, Open to the public. 

    Enjoy peak fall color, shop and dine local retailers. This well attended, walkable event that goes as long as the treats last! 

    Bring non-perishable goods to give to the local food bank ~ trailer to accept goods located outside of Art’s Tavern.

    Take photos, tag and share yours on social media…#glenarbor #trickortreat 

     


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    >> Get “Special Offers & Rates” on places to stay in the Glen Arbor area!

  34. Live Music on the Glen Arbor Village Wine Trail

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    Live Music on the Glen Arbor Village Wine Trail

    Pair your fall weekends in September and October with live music and great wine on Michigan’s teeniest wine trail. Here’s where and when the music is playing…

    (Sundays) September 15, 22, 29, October 6, 13, 20, 27:  11 a.m to 1 p.m. Mimosas and Live Music with Clint Weaner at Glen Arbor Wines

    (Fridays) September 27, October 4: 5 to 8 p.m. Oktoberfest with Live Music at Cherry Republic

    (Saturdays) September 28, October 5, 12, 19, 26: 3 to 5 p.m. Live Music at M22 Winery with Andre Villoch.

    (Friday) October 25: 5 to 8 p.m. Live Music at Cherry Republic

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    Live Music on the Glen Arbor Village Wine Trail

    Pair your fall weekends in September and October with live music and great wine on Michigan’s teeniest wine trail.

    Live Music at M22 Winery with Andre Villoch on Saturdays from 3-5pm, September 28, October 5, 12, 19, 26.

    Other live music tasting events are happening on the trail…

    (Sundays) September 15, 22, 29, October 6, 13, 20, 27:  11 a.m to 1 p.m. Mimosas and Live Music with Clint Weaner at Glen Arbor Wines

    Oktoberfest with Live Music at Cherry Republic on Fridays, September 27th & October 4th from 5-8pm.

    (Friday) October 25: 5 to 8 p.m. Live Music at Cherry Republic

  36. Live Music at Cherry Republic: Glen Arbor Village Wine Trail

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    Live Music on the Glen Arbor Village Wine Trail

    Pair your fall weekends in September and October with live music and great wine on Michigan’s teeniest wine trail.

    Live Music at Cherry Republic on Friday, October 25th from 5-8 p.m.

    Other live music tasting events are happening on the trail…

    (Sundays) September 15, 22, 29, October 6, 13, 20, 27:  11 a.m to 1 p.m. Mimosas and Live Music with Clint Weaner at Glen Arbor Wines

    Oktoberfest with Live Music at Cherry Republic on Fridays, September 27th & October 4th from 5-8pm.

    Live Music at M22 Winery with Andre Villoch on Saturdays from 3-5pm, September 28, October 5, 12, 19, 26.

  37. NEW Kettles trail opens in the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

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    Posted October 21st, 2019 | Copied and re-shared here from an Editor post on the Glen Arbor Sun

    Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore and the Friends of Sleeping Bear Dunes invited the public to help celebrate the opening of the Kettles Trail during a ribbon cutting ceremony on Sunday, Oct 20. The celebration took place at the trailhead on West Baatz Road near its intersection with South Fritz Road, west of Leelanau County Road 669. The Friends provided light refreshments. Guided hikes of the trail were offered following the ribbon cutting.

    photo from Friends of Sleeping Bear

    This trail is the first visitor amenity in the “Bow Lakes” area of the park. Congress added the Bow Lakes area to the National Lakeshore in 1982 specifically because of its geological features, especially the “kettle” topography. Superintendent Scott Tucker noted, “It is fitting that we are opening the Kettles Trail on what is literally the eve of the National Lakeshore’s 50th anniversary year. The Kettles Trail will provide visitor access to some of the best examples of the ‘ancient glacial phenomena’ that Congress cited when it established the park on October 21, 1970.” 

    Work on the Kettles Trail involved crews from the National Park Service, Friends of Sleeping Bear Dunes, the SEEDS Youth Conservation Corps of Traverse City, AmeriCorps YouthWork, and numerous individual volunteers.

    The new trail is three miles long, and the first 1,000 feet leading to an overlook are fully accessible via a compacted stone surface. The remainder of the trail is compacted earth and accesses steep hills, ponds, and bogs of the kettle topography. The rest of the footpath offers moderate hiking and advanced cross-country skiing this coming winter.

    Click here for a detailed map on how to get there. Use of trails and access to the park in the lakeshore requires a park pass. Learn more from nps.gov on the Hiking Trails within the park and what to expect. 

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    Live Music on the Glen Arbor Village Wine Trail

    September – October, 2019

    Pair your fall weekends with live music and great wine on Michigan’s teeniest wine trail. Here’s where and when the music is playing.

    (Sundays) September 15, 22, 29, October 6, 13, 20, 27:  11 a.m to 1 p.m. Mimosas and Live Music with Clint Weaner at Glen Arbor Wines

    (Fridays) September 27, October 4: 5 to 8 p.m. Oktoberfest at Cherry Republic

    (Saturdays) September 28, October 5, 12, 19, 26: 3 to 5 p.m. Live Music at M22 Winery with Andre Villoch.

    (Friday) October 25: 5 to 8 p.m. Live Music at Cherry Republic

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    Live Music on the Glen Arbor Village Wine Trail

    Pair your fall weekends in September and October with live music and great wine on Michigan’s teeniest wine trail.

    Live Music at M22 Winery with Andre Villoch on Saturdays from 3-5pm, September 28, October 5, 12, 19, 26.

    Other live music tasting events are happening on the trail…

    (Sundays) September 15, 22, 29, October 6, 13, 20, 27:  11 a.m to 1 p.m. Mimosas and Live Music with Clint Weaner at Glen Arbor Wines

    Oktoberfest with Live Music at Cherry Republic on Fridays, September 27th & October 4th from 5-8pm.

    (Friday) October 25: 5 to 8 p.m. Live Music at Cherry Republic

  40. Glen Arbor Pumpkin Festival 2019

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    Glen Arbor Pumpkin Festival

    Join the the community for a fun, family friendly celebration of fall. 

    Saturday, October 19th, 2019 | 12 – 3pm

    Held outdoors at the Glen Arbor Township Park, located at the corner of  M-22 & State Street.

    Rain Location: Glen Arbor Township Hall

    Like, Follow & Share the Event on Facebook 

    Festivities

    12 – 3pm | Activities & Games, Pie Eating Contest, Pumpkin Carving, Games & Crafts and a Cake Walk.

    Musical entertainment will be performed by Chris Skellenger & Paul Koss.

    12:30pm | Costume Parade ~ open to kids of all ages with prizes awarded for a variety of categories. 

    In addition, there will be Face Painting offered by The Painted Lady Face Art and carving demonstrations by Lord of the Gourd. Food for purchase provided by Art’s Tavern will include Cider, Donuts, Hot Dogs & Chili. 

    The event will wrap up by 3pm.

    6pm | Pumpkins will be put on display and lit at 6pm, for all to enjoy.

    Participants may return Saturday evening or early on Sunday to pickup your pumpkin(s).

    Open to the public. Entry: $5 suggested donation

    Event on Facebook 


    Volunteers & Sponsors

    MAJOR SPONSORS:

    Art’s TavernCrystal River OutfittersCherry Republic

    Cottage Book ShopGlen Arbor Bed & Breakfast 

    The HomesteadJackson Station Services

    Leelanau Vacation Rentals  •Momentum 

    Northwoods HardwareSerbin Real Estate 

    SPONSORS:

    Bay Lavender Trading Co.Century 21/Northland Vacation Rentals

    Devette & Ford Insurance AgencyGlen Lake Beauty Salon

    La BécasseLeelanau Coffee Roasting

    Riverfront DeliSynchronicity GalleryWildflowers


    Click for last year’s EVENT PHOTO ALBUM

    EVENT POSTER (8.5×11″ PDF version – view, print & share!)

    Event graphic design and Marketing Plan by Rockwell Art & Design for the Glen Lake Chamber of Commerce.


    More to do in the Fall

    Celebrating one of our favorite season’s in the county, Expect peak colors for fall color tours, shopping & dining around Glen Arbor. Make sure to check out other local events happening by viewing our Event Calendar.

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    Live Music on the Glen Arbor Village Wine Trail

    September – October, 2019

    Pair your fall weekends with live music and great wine on Michigan’s teeniest wine trail. Here’s where and when the music is playing.

    (Sundays) September 15, 22, 29, October 6, 13, 20, 27:  11 a.m to 1 p.m. Mimosas and Live Music with Clint Weaner at Glen Arbor Wines

    (Fridays) September 27, October 4: 5 to 8 p.m. Oktoberfest with Live Music at Cherry Republic

    (Saturdays) September 28, October 5, 12, 19, 26: 3 to 5 p.m. Live Music at M22 Winery with Andre Villoch.

    (Friday) October 25: 5 to 8 p.m. Live Music at Cherry Republic

  42. Live Music at M22 Winery with Andre Villoch

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    Live Music on the Glen Arbor Village Wine Trail

    Pair your fall weekends in September and October with live music and great wine on Michigan’s teeniest wine trail.

    Live Music at M22 Winery with Andre Villoch on Saturdays from 3-5pm, September 28, October 5, 12, 19, 26.

    Other live music tasting events are happening on the trail…

    (Sundays) September 15, 22, 29, October 6, 13, 20, 27:  11 a.m to 1 p.m. Mimosas and Live Music with Clint Weaner at Glen Arbor Wines

    Oktoberfest with Live Music at Cherry Republic on Fridays, September 27th & October 4th from 5-8pm.

    (Friday) October 25: 5 to 8 p.m. Live Music at Cherry Republic

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    Live Music on the Glen Arbor Wine Trail

    September – October, 2019

    Pair your fall weekends with live music and great wine on Michigan’s teeniest wine trail. Here’s where and when the music is playing.

    (Sundays) September 15, 22, 29, October 6, 13, 20, 27:  11 a.m to 1 p.m. Mimosas and Live Music with Clint Weaner at Glen Arbor Wines

    (Fridays) September 27, October 4: 5 to 8 p.m. Oktoberfest with Live Music at Cherry Republic

    (Saturdays) September 28, October 5, 12, 19, 26: 3 to 5 p.m. Live Music at M22 Winery with Andre Villoch.

    (Friday) October 25: 5 to 8 p.m. Live Music at Cherry Republic

  44. Live Music at M22 Winery with Andre Villoch

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    Live Music on the Glen Arbor Village Wine Trail

    Pair your fall weekends in September and October with live music and great wine on Michigan’s teeniest wine trail.

    Live Music at M22 Winery with Andre Villoch on Saturdays from 3-5pm, September 28, October 5, 12, 19, 26.

    Other live music tasting events are happening on the trail…

    (Sundays) September 15, 22, 29, October 6, 13, 20, 27:  11 a.m to 1 p.m. Mimosas and Live Music with Clint Weaner at Glen Arbor Wines

    Oktoberfest with Live Music at Cherry Republic on Fridays, September 27th & October 4th from 5-8pm.

    (Friday) October 25: 5 to 8 p.m. Live Music at Cherry Republic

  45. Oktoberfest at Cherry Republic: Glen Arbor Village Wine Trail

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    Live Music on the Glen Arbor Village Wine Trail

    Pair your fall weekends in September and October with live music and great wine on Michigan’s teeniest wine trail.

    Oktoberfest with Live Music at Cherry Republic on Fridays, September 27th & October 4th from 5-8pm.

    Here’s where and when other music is playing…

    (Sundays) September 15, 22, 29, October 6, 13, 20, 27:  11 a.m to 1 p.m. Mimosas and Live Music with Clint Weaner at Glen Arbor Wines

    (Saturdays) September 28, October 5, 12, 19, 26: 3 to 5 p.m. Live Music at M22 Winery with Andre Villoch.

    (Friday) October 25: 5 to 8 p.m. Live Music at Cherry Republic

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    Live Music on the Glen Arbor Wine Trail, September – October, 2019

    Pair your fall weekends with live music and great wine on Michigan’s teeniest wine trail. Here’s where and when the music is playing.

    (Sundays) September 15, 22, 29, October 6, 13, 20, 27:  11 a.m to 1 p.m. Mimosas and Live Music with Clint Weaner at Glen Arbor Wines

    (Fridays) September 27, October 4: 5 to 8 p.m. Oktoberfest with Live Music at Cherry Republic

    (Saturdays) September 28, October 5, 12, 19, 26: 3 to 5 p.m. Live Music at M22 Winery with Andre Villoch.

    (Friday) October 25: 5 to 8 p.m. Live Music at Cherry Republic

  47. Live Music at M22 Winery with Andre Villoch

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    Live Music on the Glen Arbor Village Wine Trail

    Pair your fall weekends in September and October with live music and great wine on Michigan’s teeniest wine trail.

    Live Music at M22 Winery with Andre Villoch on Saturdays from 3-5pm, September 28, October 5, 12, 19, 26.

    Other live music tasting events are happening on the trail…

    (Sundays) September 15, 22, 29, October 6, 13, 20, 27:  11 a.m to 1 p.m. Mimosas and Live Music with Clint Weaner at Glen Arbor Wines

    Oktoberfest with Live Music at Cherry Republic on Fridays, September 27th & October 4th from 5-8pm.

    (Friday) October 25: 5 to 8 p.m. Live Music at Cherry Republic

  48. Mimosas and Live Music with Clint Weaner at Glen Arbor Wines

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    Live Music on the Glen Arbor Wine Trail, September – October, 2019

    Pair your fall weekends with live music and great wine on Michigan’s teeniest wine trail. Here’s where and when the music is playing.

    (Sundays) September 15, 22, 29, October 6, 13, 20, 27:  11 a.m to 1 p.m. Mimosas and Live Music with Clint Weaner at Glen Arbor Wines

    (Fridays) September 27, October 4: 5 to 8 p.m. Oktoberfest with Live Music at Cherry Republic

    (Saturdays) September 28, October 5, 12, 19, 26: 3 to 5 p.m. Live Music at M22 Winery with Andre Villoch.

    (Friday) October 25: 5 to 8 p.m. Live Music at Cherry Republic

  49. Labor Day Bridge Walk

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    EMPIRE AREA COMMUNITY CENTER

    24th Annual Labor Day Glen Lake Bridge Walk

    . . . at the Narrows. . . 
    Noon, Monday
    September 2, 2019
    Pilot Bruce Jacobs will start the race
    from the air!
    Join us to continue a tradition that began in 1995.  
    The Narrows Bridge Walk is a .3 mile walk – for one and for all! 
    This year is the second year that the Empire Area Community Center
    is the walk-sponsor.  Thanks to organizers: Yogi Beare (Empire),
    Bill Thompson (Glen Arbor), and Tom Plasman of Empire.

    Certificates will be given upon completion of the bridge walk.  
    T-shirts will be available and refreshments too!

    Meet us at the Narrows, north side of the bridge — 8137 S. Glen Lake Road.


    Information: Jo Anne [email protected]
    231-631-4316

  50. Artist in Resident talk: Patricia Schaefer

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    Painter Patricia Schaefer will discuss a new series of paintings that explore the human body and bodies of water she plans to create as part of her 2019 artist’s residency with the Glen Arbor Arts Center. The presentation is August 30, noon at the GAAC, 6031 S. Lake St., Glen Arbor.

    Each of the GAAC’s artists-in-residence gives a conversational overview of their residency. These presentations offer a chance to hear about the resident’s project, and the process they experienced during their two-week stay. Schaefer’s GAAC residency was a chance to explore the overlay of the human body in the landscape – as well as ask questions about how human bodies and bodies of water intersect, and explore the political, environmental land existential questions that study prompts. San Francisco, California, is Schaefer’s home base.

    The GAAC artist-in-residence presentation are free and open to the public. For more information go to
    GlenArborArt.org