Every Saturday Weekly from 02/01/2014 to 03/08/2014
Park rangers say “Let it snow!” so you can explore Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore on snowshoes this winter! Join the rangers for a guided snowshoe hike every Saturday throughout the winter. Snowshoe hikes will be offered every Saturday at 1:00 p.m. through the end of February. Meet at the National Lakeshore visitor center in Empire. If you don’t have your own, snowshoes will be loaned at no charge. Participants need only purchase the park entrance pass or have an annual pass to join in the fun. Reservations are required whether you need to borrow snowshoes or have your own. Ranger-led snowshoe hikes are limited to 30 participants. Please call 231-326-5134, extension 328, for details and to make reservations.
Snowshoe hikes are fun for all ages. Inside the visitor center, rangers will first provide basic snowshoeing instructions, and then everyone will travel by car to the trailhead or area of the National Lakeshore pre-selected for that day. Once there, the ranger will help participants learn about the park’s unique features and winter’s effect on them by exploring and discovering clues on site. Be prepared and plan to be outside until about 3:00 p.m. Dress in layers and wear waterproof boots to be most comfortable.
Not only is snowshoeing easy, fun, and good exercise, it is also an activity that can be enjoyed by all ages. The ranger-led hikes are mildly strenuous, yet they proceed at a leisurely pace for only one and a half miles at the most.
Location: Meet at visitor center Time: 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM Fee Information: Park pass required Contact Name: Lisa Griebel Contact Email:e-mail us Contact Phone Number: 231-326-4700
Kick off the summer with this Memorial Day weekend tradition at Crystal Mountain. Enjoy live entertainment from Sweetwater Blues Band and The RockShow Band while sampling over 75 of Michigan’s finest microbrews, local hard cider and mead, and gourmet brats from northwest Michigan markets. Held outdoors, slopeside.
Breweries and Brat Vendors Listed Below!
VIP Access: 3-4pm Beer and Brat Festival: 4-8pm
• $40, includes 10 tokens
• Early entrance to festival – 3pm
• Admission includes commemorative drinking glass and t-shirt
• Only available until Friday, May 22, 2015
Day of Admission
• $30, includes 5 tokens
• Additional tokens: $2 each
• Children 2 years old and under are free
• Admission includes commemorative glass, while they last.
Buy Online and Save
Buy Admission Online and in Advance to Save
• $25, includes 5 tokens and a commemorative drinking glass
Must purchase online admission by Friday, May 22, 2015
WHAT | Glen Arbor area’s annual celebration, saluting the beginning of summer. A gathering of Michigan micro-breweries, BBQ food and other great small plates from local food purveyors. In addition to craft beer, lots of great drink options, non-alcoholic beverages, and a Wine table! There will be Live Entertainment throughout the event, a dining tent to eat, socialize & enjoy the music. This is a family-friendly event located just a short walk from Lake Michigan and your favorite Glen Lake shops, restaurants, galleries and recreation.
WHERE | At the corner of M-22 and Lake Street, in the center of downtown Glen Arbor, Michigan.
1 – 4:00pm will be great music and prize giveaways by The Brew Crew during their onsite live broadcast of ROCK 105 and THE BEAR 98.1. From 4-8pmThe Rick Hick’s Band returns from Muskegon to provide a flavorful mix of Blues and Motown.
2:30 – 4:30pm | KIDS ACTIVITIES! The Painted Lady Face Art coming for the kids. Other fun kid/adult games/activities will be available, like Corn Hole + more.
4:30 – 5:30pm | What will you win at the LIVE AUCTION???
• Authenticated M-22 Sign • Weber “Summit” S-240 Gas Grill from Northwoods Hardware
• 30 x 40 Photographic Canvas Print by Life on the 45th Parallel Photography • Charter Fishing Trip for 6 from the Sportsman Shop • 2 Night Condo stay at The Homestead • Dining Packages from Blu, La Becasse, and Trattoria Funistrada • Golf, Dine + Stay at The Homestead
• Recreation Package from Crystal River Outfitters • Leelanau Wine Trail Packages
• Pelz full-day Golf Clinic • Ski Lift Tickets for 4 at Bay Mountain • 2 Nights at The Sylvan Inn & Gift Basket
DELICIOUS BBQ & OTHER FARE | Participating local restaurants and purveyors of fine food from:
ADMISSION | Admission is $15 per person, which includes an all-day wrist band and four tickets to use toward the purchase of beverages. Food Vendors will be collecting cash for small or larger plates ranging from $5 to about $8. Children under 12 are FREE, and a reduced rate for youth ages 13-20.
June 30 – July 7, 2018 in beautiful Traverse City, Michigan!
The Grand Traverse region, known for its world-record tart cherry harvest, bursts with visitors eager to savor the flavor of cherries tucked into everything imaginable. Each day Festival goers find cherry delights along with parades, family and kids events and entertainment. In all, there are more than 150 events along the shores of Lake Michigan’s Grand Traverse Bay.
The Festival has been named in USA Todays top ten festivals for several years running.
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The Blue Water Ramblers sing extraordinary folk music- the folk song of Michigan, America and YOUR life. They perform wherever people want to celebrate: Folk festivals and concerts, paddle wheelers and lake ships, in cities and out in the woods, on stages and around campfires, at church gatherings and traditional dances.
The Blue Water Ramblers’ repertoire comes right out of our Michigan life experiences and the history of the Great Lakes region. It includes lake shanties, lumberman ballads, union rallying cries, farmers’ paeans, Michigan humor, ’60s civil rights and protest music, love songs, gospel music and children’s ditties. Everyone agrees that these combine into a versatile repertoire to the delight and entertainment of their audiences. “I think my hero, Woody Guthrie, would approve,” opined Banjo-Jim. “We’re singing the people’s songs about the people’s lives and they can join right in and sing along.”
Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 at the door
To purchase tickets, call 231.334.5100 or visit mynorthtickets.com
Music on the Mountain concert series presents The Blue Water Ramblers.
Sunday, July 5th, 2015 on Bay Mountain
Concert: 7pm to 9pm
Transportation and Happy Hour (cash bar): 6pm to 7pm