It’s with great disappointment that we announce that the 35th annual Leland Wine and Food Festival scheduled for Saturday, June 13th has been canceled due to circumstances surrounding Covid-19 Coronavirus. This is the first time since the festival began in 1986 that we haven’t joined together in celebration of fabulous Leelanau wines and delicious foods on the second Saturday in June, and we’re already planning on our best Wine Fest yet in 2021!
We would like to extend our gratitude to our incredible volunteer planning committee, our sponsors, local wineries, food vendors, musicians and artists who have been so understanding and supportive throughout this process, and to all of our Wine Fest attendees, many of which attend faithfully year after year!
For those of you who have already purchased your tickets, please note you can expect to see a refund in 7-14 business days.
Social distancing and shelter in place are difficult for all of us. Luckily, many area wineries who had planned to participate in the Leland Wine and Food Festival are offering special deals on shipping, offering curbside pick, hosting virtual tastings and more to ensure great wine can be had by all during these difficult times.
The 35th annual Leland Wine & Food Fest may be on hold until next year, but you can still get some great Leelanu wine and Wine Fest glasses at The Leland Lodge today! See you for Wine Fest 2021! 🥂🥂🥂During a normal year our crew would be packing up our coolers and the smoker and heading to the Leland Harbor for Leland Wine Festival. As we all know, this is far from a normal year however, and like many things the 35th annual Leland Wine & Food Fest has been postponed until next year. That said, we’ve got a plethora of Wine Fest glasses from our sponsorships over the years so we’re hosting our own mini Wine Fest at the Lodge! Head up the hill for a flight of Leelanau County wines including Blustone Vineyards Riesling, Blackstar Farms Rosé (It’s National Rosé Day btw 💕) & Boathouse Vineyards Pinot Noir. Flights are $14 and include the glassware! Come celebrate with us and toast to Leland Wine & Food Festival 2021 - doors open at 4! 🥂 ... See MoreSee Less
Wine Fest deal from Good Harbor Vineyards ! Because even though we can’t be together this year, we can still drink Leelanau wine together!
See you for Wine Fest 2021!We know you can't attend the Leland Wine and Food Festival this year, but you can still celebrate at home with Good Harbor Fishtown White or Harbor Red!
This year would have been the 34th year of the Leland Wine and Food Festival — however, like many events this year, it was cancelled due to COVID-19. The wine festival is the longest running wine festival in the state of Michigan. Created by the founder of Good Harbor, Bruce Simpson, the festival is of great importance to not only Good Harbor Vineyards, but the town of Leland and historic Fishtown, where the festival has taken place for the last 33 years. We will certainly miss seeing the crowds of people enjoying our wine and the wines of so many wonderful Michigan wineries, but understand that it is for the general public's safety. We are hopeful that we will return next year to see you and crowds of happy people drinking, eating, and dancing to the sounds from wonderful bands. 🕺🌮🍷
In order to make sure people are still able to enjoy our iconic Fishtown White and Harbor Red on the day of the previously scheduled Leland Wine and Food Festival, Saturday, June 13th, we are offering $10 flat rate shipping on full case purchases of Fishtown White and Harbor Red. You are also able to mix and match both wines to equal a full case (12 bottles) and take advantage of the $10 flat rate shipping. In addition to the shipping savings, you receive a 15% discount when you purchase a full case. 👉 Wine Club members always receive a 20% discount (it's free and easy to join!).
Join us for a wonderful afternoon of Wine on the Water on Saturday, July 20, 2019, from 1-7pm at Suttons Bay Marina Park.
The Leelanau Peninsula Wine on the Water Festival features tastes from local Leelanau wineries, cideries and breweries as well as delicious food from local restaurants. Enjoy drinks, food and all-day musical entertainment. Experience unforgettable wine, food and music beside the cool breeze from Grand Traverse Bay!
Tickets are $20 in advance or $30 at the gate. Each ticket includes a commemorative wine glass. Tasting tickets and food are available for purchase during the event.
A brief case study of local wineries in Traverse City, Michigan On May 18th, Ben Gulow, tasting room manager of 45 North Vineyard & Winery in Leelanau, Michigan, was socially distancing with the management team of the Traverse City-area winery to discuss the winery’s potential reopening. The team ...
The festival originated when the wine industry was first developing in our region. The event was a great way to promote the vintners and raise awareness for our destination as a wine region.
While the Chamber continues to actively promote the vintners and agri-tourism for our region, our efforts have shifted away from hosting events so that we may continue to focus our efforts on business development, support, and advocacy while providing visitors to the region information about Leelanau.
We are encouraged by the steadfast efforts of our communities to mitigate the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic in our region. Our businesses, associates and residents have been committed to compliance to ensure safety. Thank you!
Join us for the 11th Annual Friends of Fishtown 5K Sat, July 20, 2019 • 9:00am
Our beautiful course winds through Leland’s neighborhoods and along the Leland River, starting and finishing in the heart of Fishtown. Gradual climbs and descents make this an event for the serious runner or the whole family! Proceeds help us preserve and maintain the historical integrity of Fishtown, and ensure that it remains publicly accessible.
Corral Starting Line – Fastest runners at front
RFID Chip Timing* – Timed by Endurance Evolution of Traverse City
$35 per participant – July 1-20:* Thursday and Friday, July 18-19 (in-person only) –10:00am-4:00pm at the FPS office (203 E Cedar, Leland) – and 10:00am-6:00pm at the Welcome Center in Fishtown – Saturday, July 20 before 8:30am on race morning in Fishtown * You MUST be registered prior to 8:30am on race day to be chip timed. ** Registrations through Sunday, June 30 will receive preferred t-shirt size.
Fishtown 5K athletic tee**
Reusable water bottle
Chance to win incredible race medals unique to Fishtown!
Entry in “Run Like a Fish” Costume Contest for medals and prizes
The 2020 Fishtown 5K was a virtual success! Photos came to us from Fishtown to Ghana and all points in between. Thank you to everyone who participated and those that shared your experience with these photos. ... See MoreSee Less
From Fishtown - drawing for the Neil Walling painting, "Joy at Sunset." All registrants for the Fishtown Virtual 5K were entered to win this painting. Thanks to all that registered! We'll be sharing participant photos soon. ... See MoreSee Less
The 2019 Traverse City Film Festival will be held July 30 – August 4, 2019.
The Traverse City Film Festival was founded by Oscar winning filmmaker Michael Moore as a charitable, educational, nonprofit organization committed to showing “Just Great Movies” and helping to save one of America’s few indigenous art forms — the cinema.
The festival brings films and filmmakers from around the world to northern Michigan for the annual film festival in late July to early August, and also owns and operates a year-round, community-based, mission-driven art house movie theater, the State Theatre.
TCFF is proud to be a part of the team that brought this incredible @upnorthpride streetscape to life last night. Special shoutout to our fest designer @mikeerwaydesign for his colorful vision! ❤️🧡💛💚💙💜🤎🖤🤍💗 ... See MoreSee Less
In 2014 Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke shot 17-year-old Laquan McDonald 16 times in the middle of the street. Balancing objectivity with the raw and simmering anger that rippled through the city, filmmaker Rick Rowley, who joined us in person last summer, mixes news coverage of the case with interviews from parties on both sides, delivering a complex and emotional exposé about an all-too-familiar scenario. #tcff#flickspicks#blacklivesmatter... See MoreSee Less
Traverse City Film Festival – Photos From Instagram
Here are the latest photos of the Traverse City Film Festival via instagram. If you have an instagram photo to share of your visit to the Traverse City Film Festival, choose “Traverse City Film Festival” as your location and your photos will appear in the photo stream below.
This annual art fair takes place at the beautiful Suttons Bay Marina Park on the first weekend of August (August 3 & 4th, 2019, Sat. 10am – 6pm, Sun. 10am – 5pm). One hundred artists along with community groups, a community library book sale, food vendors and a children’s area make this the perfect place to spend an art-filled weekend at the beach. Join us on Sunday morning for a pancake breakfast in the park (free to exhibiting artists). This is the second year Blackbird Arts has hosted the breakfast.
A committee of volunteers oversees the selection of visiting artists and the distribution of funds generated by the event. Thousands of dollars have been contributed to local arts-related education projects. These include music and dance performances, artist in residence programs and scholarships for local art students.
Come to Suttons Bay in August, participate – as an artist, as a shopper or as a volunteer. Join in the fun!
The SBAF would like to send a big shout out to Plamondon Oil Company for these sign stands that the Art Fest and M-22 Art2Art will be able to use with our own signage for future events. ... See MoreSee Less
The Suttons Bay Art Festival committee, with great disappointment to ourselves, the artists and attendees, has decided to postpone the 41st annual Suttons Bay Art Festival to August 7th and 8th, 2021.
The committee was making plans and arrangements up until now; however, it was concluded that we couldn't have the event and assure that it would be the joyful and stress free experience for the artists and attendees as it has been for the past 40 years.
With artists and attendees, some participants coming from distant locations, the ability to logistically have the flawless experience for all involved as in the past was beyond our control. ... See MoreSee Less
We've been keeping a close eye on Michigan.
This is the right call.
THANK YOU for making it now.
We are in complete support.
Keeping your beautiful little community safe now will go a long way to insure that 2021 will happen.❤️❤️
It is inevitable this year. Thanks for making this decision early on. Let’s all stay well and aim for a reunion in 2021.
I'm sure this is a very difficult decision. Looking forward to next year.
Thanks for keeping our health first in mind. I hope to be back in 2021.
thanx for keeping everyone safe! respect and support your decision and will be there for sure in 2021!!
The right call. Charlevoix Waterfront, the following weekend, canceled last week.
A difficult decision, I’m sure, but the right one.
Well as you might imagine the Suttons Bay Art Festival also had to cancel the Eliza Gilkyson concert at the Bay Theater on May 7th. We are disappointed that our first year concert series will not happen this year. Thank you all for your interest and stay safe. ... See MoreSee Less