Leelanau News and Events

The Dunesmobiles: Where Are They Now?

By Ross Boissoneau | July 9, 2020

For 43 years, a series of Dunesmobiles carried joy riders across the sand at the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. Imagine rocketing across those monuments of nature, 2,000 years old and towering 100 feet in the air. The Dunesmobile days are now just a memory, but what ever happened to those big, burly cars? Here’s more from our sister publication, the Northern Express

McKeel Hagerty, classic-car aficionado and CEO of classic car insurer Hagerty, remembers the feeling of riding those sand mountains in those balloon-tire cars of yesteryear. “It was a thrill ride, going fast in the sand,” he says.

Dan “Boon” Harriger remembers the thrill, too — from ...

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Leland’s Tusen Takk Artist Residence By Famed Architect Now Complete

Geoffrey Peckham and Patricia Melzer, residents of the famed modernist architectural site in Leland called Tusen Takk, ...

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After the 4th: Leelanau County's COVID-19 Update

Benzie-Leelanau District Health Department (BLDHD) investigated a new cluster of positive COVID-19 cases in Leelanau County after ...

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Sink or Swim: The County’s Food Truck Startups

Catering jobs this summer all but vanished for these Leelanau County entrepreneurs due to COVID-19, so what ...

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Property Watch: Nostalgic Family Retreat On Lake Leelanau

This week’s watch takes us to a grouping of parcels on South Lake Leelanau that include two ...

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Loma Farm and Little Fleet Owners Partner To Open Farm Club

The owners of The Little Fleet and Loma Farm are partnering together to open Farm Club this ...

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Today Thursday, July 9, 2020

8:00 AM

Alden 5K/10K Run, 2 Mile Walk Goes Virtual

Run/walk any time before July 25. $20 registration fee includes a t-shirt & being entered for the chance ... More Info >>

8:00 AM

Calling Artists:

Reserve a space to share & sell your art for a cause in the Imprés parking lot during ... More Info >>

8:00 AM

Fishtown's 5K Goes Virtual

The 12th Annual Friends of Fishtown 5K, "Seiche Happens," can be completed between July 18-31. Walk, hike or ... More Info >>

8:00 AM

Great Lakes Equestrian Festival

July 1 - Aug. 9. More Info >>

8:00 AM

Kids Art Contest

"Michigan at Play": Submit your 8x10 inch, horizontal artwork depicting the active & fun lifestyle the beautiful region ... More Info >>

8:00 AM

Open Call for Submissions: "Citizen's Coping"

Artists of all mediums are invited to examine how the last four years have changed them personally (or ... More Info >>

8:00 AM

Wine, Water & Wheels!

This Black Star Farms Outdoor Adventure Package will provide a day of biking & sightseeing through Leelanau County, ... More Info >>

9:00 AM

6FT APART ART: Clothesline Exhibit Call-for-Entries

The Glen Arbor Arts Center is moving art outdoor as part of its 6ft Apart Art series of ... More Info >>

9:00 AM

The Woodland

A digital exhibit. You can also view the exhibit in the Higher Art Gallery, downtown TC showcase window. ... More Info >>

9:00 AM

Words For Water Poetry Throw-down Call For Poets

“Who owns the water?” That question is the basis for the July 31 Words For Water open-air poetry ... More Info >>

9:15 AM

Outside Isn't Canceled! Grand Traverse Kids' Bike Library

To keep elementary-aged students pedaling by making sure they always have a bike that fits, no matter their family’s ... More Info >>

10:00 AM

6th Annual Haiku Contest

Send in your original haiki by Aug. 15. You can enter as many as you'd like. Email submissions ... More Info >>

10:00 AM

Accelerate the Cure Plein Air Event Display

The Alzheimer's Association hosted Accelerate the Cure, where plein air painters captured scenes from Fountain Point Resort in ... More Info >>

10:00 AM

Art in a Time of Coronavirus - A Postcard Response

Call-for-entry. Exhibit runs Sept. 11 – Nov. 5. This an exhibition of postcards created in response to the ... More Info >>

10:00 AM

Call for Artists: 33rd Rubber Ducky Festival Arts & Crafts Fair

The arts & crafts fair will be held on Aug. 15. Handmade items only. Register. More Info >>

10:00 AM

Free Virtual Online Art Classes

Starting June 29, kids can log into Google Classroom & join Meg Louwsma, OAC’s art instructor, for lessons ... More Info >>

10:00 AM

Manitou Music Poster Competition

The Glen Arbor Arts Center is accepting submissions of original paintings for its 2021 Manitou Music poster competition. ... More Info >>

10:00 AM

Michigan Artists Gallery Virtual Spring Show 2020

"Out of the Woods: Mammals, Memories and Mud": Featuring six Michigan clay artists. Runs through July. More Info >>

10:00 AM

New Views: Birdlandia

This virtual juried exhibition focuses on birds, both the literal & symbolic ways they help to describe our ... More Info >>

10:00 AM

Power Tools - A Juried Exhibition

Seeking submissions for this exhibit through Aug. 12. The exhibit runs Sept. 11 – Nov. 5 & is ... More Info >>

10:00 AM

TADL Virtual Art Exhibition: "Local Creations"

Runs June 29 - July 12. More Info >>

10:00 AM

TADL Virtual Summer Reading Club

Keep track of your daily reading minutes. Runs June 15 - July 27. Sign up online at tadl.org ... More Info >>

10:00 AM

TC Guild Member Salon Show

Runs through Aug. 28. More Info >>

10:00 AM

Very Cherry Porch Parade

Virtual event. July 4-11. During what would have been the National Cherry Festival Week, members of the community ... More Info >>

10:00 AM

Virtual Film Series: "Recorder: The Marion Stokes Project"

Marion Stokes secretly recorded television twenty-four hours a day for thirty years. It started in 1979 with the ... More Info >>

10:00 AM

Youth Art Show 2020 ONLINE

Runs through Sept. 1. Featuring over 1,250 images from young artists working throughout the Charlevoix-Emmet Intermediate School District. More Info >>

11:00 AM

Calling Michigan Photographers

Photographers should be based in Michigan. Subject matter is open to anything. Monochromatic or black & white only. ... More Info >>

1:00 PM

40 Chances: Finding Hope in a Hungry World

Runs through Aug. 16. Featuring the photography of Howard G. Buffett & 40 photographs that document the world ... More Info >>

1:00 PM

Ergo Sum: A Crow a Day

Runs through Aug. 16. On Aug. 1, 2014 artist Karen Bondarchuk set out to mark the passing time ... More Info >>

1:00 PM

Grand Traverse Pie Company Virtual Make & Bake

Register for a free Make & Bake Cherry Pie Kit from your local Grand Traverse Pie location by ... More Info >>

1:00 PM

Pulped Under Pressure

Runs through Aug. 16. With traditional hand papermaking at its core, this exhibition underscores important contemporary issues steeped ... More Info >>

3:00 PM

Mancelona Farmers Market

Held on Thursdays from 3-7pm. Currently only allowing a minimum number of individuals through at a time, & ... More Info >>

5:00 PM

Targeting "Michigan Bamboo"

The Northwest Michigan Invasive Species Network will host a free online workshop on how to identify & treat ... More Info >>

6:00 PM

Local Food Live

An online event that features local food vendors, live music, cooking demos & more. More Info >>

6:00 PM

Yoga in the Park!

A Vinyasa Flow session in Hull Park behind the Traverse Area District Library, TC. Relax & restore your ... More Info >>

7:00 PM

Concerts on the Lawn Goes Radio-Retro Featuring The Petoskey Steel Drum Band

Bringing you recorded concerts from the Grand Lawn to your own lawn, couch or kitchen table through the ... More Info >>

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