Inland Seas Summer Festival: Celebrating the Great Lakes

The 2009 Inland Seas Summer Festival and Celebration of the Great Lakes will take place on Saturday, July 18, 2009 from 10:00am – 4:00pm on the waterfront at the Inland Seas Education Center on the Suttons Bay waterfront. The day long festival will feature music from world-renowned, Song of the Lakes. The “Wild Sullys” will also be on hand, playing their special brand of Irish revolutionary tunes.

Many Great Lakes organizations, including including The Watershed Center and their Baykeeper tug boat, Northwestern Michigan College’s Water Studies Institute, Grand Traverse Conservation District, Fishtown Preservation Society, Michigan Sea Grant, Great Lakes Bioneers, and the Grand Traverse Lighthouse, will be providing displays and activities. The Traverse City-based Maritime Heritage Alliance will bring the newly built historic replica Welcome to the ISEA dock. A buoy to buoy sailboat race featuring boats from the Northport Yacht Club and Suttons Bay Boat Club is among the many waterfront activities planned for the day. This fun filled family event will also have wetland walks, fish painting, story telling, and more.

The winner for the Annual Raffle to Feature Hand-Made Abenaki Canoe will be announced. Raffle tickets are available now from ISEA staff. For more information visit the Inland Seas website or call 231.271.3077.

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