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.
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
To keep us connected during this new world of social distancing and isolation, our lovely Leland gal has launched a daily inspiration for doing and making. Go to her website each day for a wonderful way to stay creative and inspired! #makewithlelandgalAnd We Love You. Head to to our website (lelandgal.com/blogs/make-with-leland-gal/janice-sue-coloring-printable) to download today’s #makewithlelandgal coloring sheet to keep the mind calm.
Connecting with all of you is keeping us going and we are ever grateful for those of you that have been supporting us through these uncharted waters. STUCKTOGETHER is our code to get 20% off through this month! ... 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.
Stream local! We are blown away by Magnolia Pictures' generosity and support. 👏 Stay safe, stay home, and let’s all enjoy virtual screenings of a TCFF favorite and a great rock doc while also supporting our nonprofit theaters in this time of closure. More info at stateandbijou.org or get your streaming rental below.
Riotous, endearing, and ridiculously entertaining, when comedy writer Steve Young stumbles upon the hilarious, hidden world of entertainment know as industrial musicals (Broadway style shows produced for America's corporate giants like Ford and GE) he finds not only a new obsession, but an unexpected connection to his fellow man. Told with warmth, charm, and unabashed nostalgia, Young's love for this slice of Americana cheese is infectious and life-affirming. It's a film that works its delightful magic so thoroughly you're sure to be humming tunes about bathroom fixtures ("The Bathrooms are Coming!").🎵🎶 ... See MoreSee Less
Today's pick goes out to the State Theatre's "Nick at Nite" volunteer team. The zombie musical you never knew you needed was an unexpected audience hit at the 2018 TCFF. Join Anna and her angsty friends as they fight, sing, and dance their way through the descending hordes of the undead and try to make it out of high school alive. ... See MoreSee Less
Hey everybody👋 We’re gonna be sharing some TCFF selections that are readily available on streaming services for you to revisit or discover while you are flattening the curve. Our first pick from back in 2015 is the ultimate example of how art and creativity are essential in times of isolation. ... 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 Committee is sad to announce we must cancel the first show in our concert series. Steve Poltz concert April 9th is OFFICIALLY CANCELED due to the COVID-19 virus. As of now we have not heard from Eliza Gillkyson's agents as of this post. ... See MoreSee Less
We are looking for volunteers to help out at the Summer Art Festival, August 1-2. It is a fun weekend and a great way to support a local non-profit. If you are interested please PM us and we will connect you. ... See MoreSee Less
Join us on August 9 & 10 for the 2019 Port Oneida Fair!
Each year near the beginning of August, you can take a step back in time at the Port Oneida Fair and experience life as it was in the late 1800’s and early 1900’s. Imagine the life of the pioneers as you help bale hay or watch a broom-maker at work. Learn about spinning, basket weaving, soap making, butter making, candle dipping, and fur trapping. Listen as park rangers and local history experts share the area’s history. Watch as teams of oxen and horses cut, load, and haul hay and artists and craftsmen demonstrate their skills.
The fair is held at 6 of the historic farmsteads in Port Oneida. Each farm has a variety of artists, crafts, food, and activities for visitors. Click on the farm names below to see what’s happening at each farm. A shuttle bus runs between the farms on a regular schedule during the fair, so you can park your car and easily get around to the different venues.
Sky gazing will close out the two-day fair on Saturday, August 10 at the Thoreson Farm. We will be looking at the sun from 4:00 pm until 6:00 pm and at the night sky from 9:00 pm – 11:00 pm. Join park rangers and the Grand Traverse Astronomical Society (GTAS) to experience a form of recreation that has been enjoyed by many generations and continues today. GTAS members share their telescopes and knowledge while viewing Mars, Saturn, and the Perseid meteor shower. Learn about astronomy as it was in the 1900s. Remember to bring a flashlight for the walk back to your car.
The Port Oneida Fair is presented by Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore in partnership with Preserve Historic Sleeping Bear. To learn more about how you can help support the park, visit www.phsb.org.