The Grand Traverse Insider reports that the Leelanau Peninsula Wine, Food and Music Festival in Suttons Bay begins at 1 PM this Saturday (July 21) and runs until 7 PM. The entrance fee is $15 per person, which includes a complimentary wine glass and two tasting tickets; additional tasting tickets will be available for $2 each. This year's entertainment showcases the blues duo, Hipps n Ricco. A nice play area is available on the beach for children to enjoy while parents take turns at the festival.
17 Leelanau wineries will be on hand: Bel Lago Vineyard and Winery, Black Star Farms, Blustone Vineyards, Brengman Brothers at Crain Hill, Chateau de Leelanau, Chateau Fontaine, Ciccone Vineyard, Forty-Five North Vineyard and Winery, French Valley Vineyard, Good Harbor Vineyards, Good Neighbor Organic Vineyard, L. Mawby Winery, Leelanau Cellars, Shady Lane Cellars, Silver Leaf Vineyard, Verterra Winery and Willow Vineyard.
They add that the Inland Seas Education Association’s Classic Boat Show returns as part of their ISEA Summer Festival on Saturday as well:
The event will take place from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. behind the ISEA building, in conjunction with the Leelanau Peninsula Wine, Food and Music Festival, also in Suttons Bay at the Marina Park.
“We’re pleased to bring the Classic Boat Show back to Suttons Bay,” said ISEA Executive Director Tom Kelly. “This event will bring together a diverse group of sailboats, motorboats, canoes, kayaks, rowboats and prams, and will give the public a chance to meet the owners and see the boats up close.”
...The family-friendly event is free and includes sailing trips aboard the Friendship Sloop Liberty, harbor tours aboard the classic M/Y Liberty, dockside tours aboard the schooner Inland Seas, wooden canoe and pram building demonstrations, an all-day Nautical Flea Market, and a raffle featuring a 16-foot Abenaki canoe.
Raffle tickets are $10 each, and the drawing will take place at 5 p.m. on July 21. For more information, call the ISEA at 231-271-3077.
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