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There’s still time to sign up for the breathtaking (pun intended) Glen Arbor Solstice Half Marathon or 5k on June 15th, the Saturday before Father’s Day. Expect summertime celebration, despite the early morning hour, in downtown Glen Arbor as you finish the picturesque 13.1 mile loop around Big Glen Lake or the quick 5k that doesn’t stray too far from town.
At the conclusion of the race festivities, head over to the Leelanau Coffee Roasting Company to pass the time before the Glen Arbor BBQ and Brew Festival (2pm start time and $15 adult /$10 child admission ticket). Order up drinks from the knowledgeable baristas for the entire family, including French press and lattes or hot chocolates and smoothies for the kids. Wrap your fingers around a warm mug and share a number of freshly baked treats (we recommend an old-fashioned cake doughnut for starters) on the shaded patio.
Once you’ve had enough rest, and enough coffee, make your way to the corner of Lake Street and M22 for the Glen Arbor BBQ and Brew Festival. Hard to miss with numerous local food vendors, over 20 microbreweries, and live music from Erratixz. No worries if you are concerned about the festival being family friendly, there are plenty of options for kids, like root-beer, ice cream, and BBQ fare, while you sample local brews.