Savor September - What to Do in Leelanau County This Month!

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Savor September - What to Do in Leelanau County This Month!

While sunny summer beach days slowly end, there is still much to do in lovely northern Michigan. Jay and I are huge fans of Leelanau County, and if you have chatted with us, you would know we love to be ‘unofficial tour guides’ and share info about local events. We thought we would share some of these fun happenings with everyone in our blog this month! Enjoy and have fun – hope to see you there!

Savor September – Lots to do in Leelanau County this month!

While sunny summer beach days slowly end, there is still much to do in lovely northern Michigan. Jay and I are huge fans of Leelanau County, and if you have chatted with us, you would know we love to be ‘unofficial tour guides’ and share info about local events. We thought we would share some of these fun happenings with everyone in our blog this month! Enjoy and have fun – hope to see you there!

 

Leelanau Harvest Bike Tour 2019

Saturday, September 14th, 2019 – Tart Trail

Taking place on the tart trail, this biking event offers 20, 40, 65, and 100-mile routes with five food stops along the way and a buffet at the end of the ride catered by VI Grill of Suttons Bay. Registration is $45 for individuals, $55 per person the day of the event.

www.cherrycapitalcyclingclub.org

 

Lake Leelanau Street Fair

Saturday, September 14th 2019 - 11am – 8pm – Village of Lake Leelanau

Enjoy live music, local art, and great food at the Lake Leelanau street fair. Authors, artists, and kids events – fun for the whole family!

 

2019 Star Party – Find your Park After Dark

Saturday, September 21st, 2019 – 9pm-11pm

Sleeping Bear Sand Dunes Dune Climb

The stars shine bright over Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore (National
Lakeshore). Located far from sources of urban light pollution, visitors can take advantage of the extraordinary opportunities for both close up and panoramic views of the night sky in the National Lakeshore during the astronomy events held in the park.  Park rangers and members of the Grand Traverse Astronomical Society (GTAS) will help you unravel some of the mysteries of the night sky as well as discover more about the daytime sky. 

Each event will have drop-in telescope and information stations for you to visit at your leisure. Be sure to stop by the ranger greeter table for more information about the stations and their locations. The dark sky in the park provides an excellent opportunity to observe deep space objects, like the Milky Way. For programs held at the Dune Climb, feel free to hike up the dunes during this event to conduct your own personal skywalk.

At the Dune Climb, please park in the row furthest from the dunes with your headlights facing M-109. Overflow parking, within easy walking distance to the Dune Climb, is in the Great Lakes Picnic Area. The picnic area entrance is located just south of the entrance to the Dune Climb. Follow the Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail from the parking area to the Dune Climb. Volunteers will be assisting with parking at both locations.

There will be prospects for star-gazing, meteor showers, solar viewing, storytelling, and more. Starry night skies and natural darkness are important components of the special places the National Park Service protects. National parks enclose some of the last remaining harbors of darkness in America and provide an excellent opportunity to experience this endangered resource firsthand. These events are also the perfect occasion to “Find Your Park” in the stars and share your adventures at FindYourPark.com. The Event is free; no registration necessary – a park pass is required.

https://www.nps.gov/planyourvisit/event-details.htm?id=16DD8CC4-C87C-A9F7-8B14CCFB2A67005E

 

Veterans Inspiring Veterans Art Show

Saturday, September 28th 2019 - 4pm - 8pm

We are thrilled to announce Bear Den Featured Artist Ram Lee will be hosted at The Veterans Inspiring Veterans Art Show hosted at the home of Dana and Casey Cowell. Please join us for an evening filled with inspirational art and exquisite hors d'oeuvres thoughtfully prepared by Chef Jim Morse of the Boathouse Restaurant. Bar services will be provided by Tonic & Lime Boutique Bartending Company. The Veterans Inspirational Art Show features:

  • 100 pieces of art, two-thirds of the art will be 2-dimensional and the rest 3-dimensional (sculpture and pottery and carvings) pottery sculpture and carvings.
  • Art pricing ranges from $100 to $19,000
  • 35 artists

Tickets are available at www.mynorthtickets.com. Hope to see you there!

https://mynorthtickets.com/events/Veterans-Inspirational-Art-Show-9-28-2019

 

Fall Finale Art & Wine Walk

Village of Suttons Bay October 18th 2019

12th Annual Suttons Bay Fall Finale Art & Wine Walk 5 – 8 PM. Stroll from store to store viewing work from local artisans, sampling local fare & refreshments from area wineries & breweries.

A walking guide is created which includes the name of the participating merchants along with the artist they are hosting and a winery if they so choose to sponsor one. The guide will be stamped after visiting the store and at the end of the evening leave your card with one of the merchants and it will be entered to win (1 of 2) $200.00 Village Shopping Spree.. ‘It’s a really fun way to celebrate all that Leelanau County has to offer. Plus, there is no fee to participate!’

The event is Friday night only from 5pm – 8pm and is sponsored by the Suttons Bay Chamber of Commerce. Jay and I hope to see you there!

https://www.suttonsbayarea.com/fall-finale-art-wine-walk/

 

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