Glen Arbor hosts BBQ & Brew Fest

Photo by Lux Light Photography

Photo by Lux Light Photography

From staff reports

Local restaurateurs and northern Michigan breweries will show off their best as Glen Arbor kicks off the summer season with the annual BBQ & Brew Festival on Saturday, June 15 from 2 until 8 p.m.

“Now that the sun is finally shining,” says Chamber of Commerce Event Coordinator, Mason Query, “we are excited to set up the big tent right in the middle of town and have a great party!”

Participating restaurants include Art’s Tavern, Cherry Republic, Blu and Western Avenue Grill. You can wash all that great barbeque down with beer selections from Short’s, Bell’s, Schmohz, North Peak, Jolly Pumpkin, Founders, Cheboygan and Right Brain and more. There will also be non-alcoholic choices from Great Lakes Tea & Spice, Bay Lavender, Cherry Republic and Northwoods Soda.

Live music by Erratixz will get you moving on the dance floor with hits from the ’70s, ’80s, ’90s and today. Admission is $15 per person, which includes four tickets to use toward the purchase of any food or beverage. Order Admission Tickets in advance to be entered in a Glen Arbor weekend giveaway sponsored by Leelanau Vacation Rentals! Details at

Northern Michigan Wedding PhotographyThe BBQ & Brew Festival is sponsored by Leelanau Vacation Rentals, Art’s Tavern, Cherry Republic, Crystal River Outfitters, American Waste, Glen Arbor Bed & Breakfast, Blu, Haystacks, Brightly Twisted, Synchronicity Gallery, Serbin Real Estate, Quick Storage, Maple Lane Resort, Anderson’s Market, Laura Tarsa at Coldwell Banker, Northland Vacation Rentals and Funistrada.