Special Events

Participate in the following Special Events

Running Bear Run 5k Run/Walk & Half Mile Kids Run, Hosted by Glen Arbor Women's Club

M22 Challenge Hosted by M22

Glen Arbor Farmer's Market, Hosted by Leelanau Farmer's Markets

Pancake Breakfast, typically the first Sunday in July from 8am-Noon in the Glen Arbor Town Hall.

Glen Arbor Art Fair, Hosted by Glen Lake Woman's Club

4th of July Flag Raising Ceremony, 10am at Old Settlers Park

Fire Station Open House, the last Saturday in July from 10am-2pm.

Port Oneida Run, Beginning of August, Hosted by Preserve Historic Sleeping Bear

Port Oneida Historic Fair, Fri & Sat in August, Hosted by Preserve Historic Sleeping Bear

Glen Lake Narrows Bridge Walk, Noon on Labor Day

9/11 Memorial Service, September 11th at 8:30 am at the Glen Arbor Fire Station.

Trick or Treat in Glen Arbor, local business event

Holiday Marketplace Hosted by Glen Lake Chamber

To Schedule a Special Event

With the increased exposure of Glen Arbor Township and Leelanau Peninsula, numerous organizations have developed interest in sponsoring Special Events within the area. The events which are well received by members of the targeted event audience have the potential of conflicting with routine activities normally occurring during the tourist season in the Glen Arbor area.

The Township Board defines a Special Event as any event that involves closure, crossing, or use of any public roadways within the Township as part of the event. Not included, are commercial activities such as Sidewalk sales coordinated within the community by the Chamber of Commerce.

The Township Board has elected to develop a means of reviewing / screening all such events for the purpose of maintaining balance between commercial interests with those of property owners within the area. Accordingly, the following protocol will be used to define the Township’s approval process for such events. Failure to receive approval will result in the pursuit of a restraining order on behalf of the Township in order to protect the interests of its citizenry.

Please use the Special Event Protocol and Submit an Application for your next event in Glen Arbor!

Fill out and submit the application to:

EMAIL: [email protected]

FAX to (231) 334-6370


P.O. Box 276 Glen Arbor, MI 40636

Looking to Host an Event at the Town Hall property?

Visit our Venue Rental page to book the Town Hall or Meeting Rooms.