2012 Fishtown Festival in Fishtown: September 15, 11-3pm
Fishtown is celebrating Leland’s and other Great Lakes Working Boats. Enjoy exploring fish tugs and other work boats and learning about the history and ecology of the Great Lakes from local experts. Share in the festivities while listening to the music of Blind Dog Hank and enjoying a bowl of the Bluebird’s famous whitefish chowder. Please come down to support Fishtown and have a great time! For more information, please call 231-256-8878.
A part of the 2012 Leland Heritage Celebration. Sponsored by The Bluebird, Carlson’s Fisheries, The Cove, and the Leland Chamber of Commerce.
Additional Leland Heritage Celebration events:
“Leland Classic Cars” –a unique variety of classic cars (at and around Van’s Garage) including muscle cars, British sports cars, and an assortment of race cars. The exhibition is sponsored by Van’s Garage. Times: 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
“Wood Boats on the Wall” –the 10th annual classic boat show on the Leland River sponsored by the Leelanau Historical Society, featuring ChrisCraft, Garwood, Century, Lyman and other vintage watercraft built during the past 100 years. Time: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. (behind the Leelanau Historical Museum on the river). Inside the museum, check out the four exhibits relating history of Leelanau County and the Manitou Passage.
Live Magic Show and Exhibit at the Old Art Building –An exhibit from 10 am to 4 pm will feature Maro the Magician, aka Walter T. Best, with posters from his international magic shows, and early photographs of his home in Leland. The exhibit will also feature his wife Allie May Kaiser Best and her fundraising efforts to build the Walter T. Best Community Club (now the Old Art Building) in his memory. A magic show performed by Chris Linn will begin at 4 pm. His shows are a high energy mixture of comedy, off-beat magic stunts, unique effects, amazing stunts, and lots of audience participation. Chris will stroll prior to the show to meet and greet and sculpt balloons. Suggested donation at the door is $3 student, $5 adult or $10 per family.
“Buck a Book” Book Sale – Leland Township Library – 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Great deals on great books! And inside, check out our display of works by our local authors.
Leelanau Conservancy Scavenger Hunt – 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. A children’s nature-related scavenger hunt on the Leland Village Green.