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Be a part of National Park Service tradition and attend a ranger-led program! Explore Sleeping Bear with a ranger on a hike or bike ride, at a campground or Junior Ranger program, and much more! Our seasonally available programs are FREE, cover a wide range of topics, and are fun for all ages.

For more fun events, check out our Park Partners' event calendars:

Preserve Historic Sleeping Bear events: Horse and Wagon Tours of Port Oneida, Heritage Run, Chicken BBQ, and more.
Friends of Sleeping Bear events: Yoga on the beach, and more.

 

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  • Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

    1 The Spoke-n Word (Bike Tour)

    • Time: 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
    • Location: Glen Haven General Store
    • Fees: Park pass required
    Monday, August 22, 2016

    Every Monday Weekly from 07/25/2016 to 08/29/2016

    Experience the wonderful flora, fauna, and scenery along the Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail.

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  • Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

    2 Post It

    • Time: 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
    • Location: Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive, Picnic Mountatin
    • Fees: Park pass required
    Monday, August 22, 2016

    Every Monday Weekly from 07/25/2016 to 08/29/2016

    Help create a fun social media post with one of our interpretive park rangers! Afterwards, the content you created may be published on Sleeping Bear Dunes’ Facebook, Instagram, Twitter or YouTube pages!

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  • Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

    3 Heroes of the Storm

    • Time: 3:00 PM to 3:30 PM
    • Location: Maritime Museum, Glen Haven
    • Fees: Park pass required
    Monday, August 22, 2016

    Every Monday Weekly from 07/18/2016 to 09/05/2016

    This re-enactment of a turn-of-the-century shipwreck rescue is designed for children of all ages.

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  • Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

    Evening Program–Apples of our Ancestors

    • Time: 8:00 PM to 8:45 AM
    • Location: DH Day Campground amphitheater
    • Fees: Park pass required
    Monday, August 22, 2016

    While many historic farmhouses stand empty, apple orchards remain. What stories do they tell us?

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    Evening Program–Ghost Stories of the Wilderness

    • Time: 8:00 PM to 8:45 PM
    • Location: Platte River Campground amphitheater
    • Fees: Park pass required
    Monday, August 22, 2016

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  • Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

    1 Pop Can Fishing

    • Time: 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
    • Location: Bass Lake accessed via Trails End Road
    • Fees: Park pass required
    Tuesday, August 23, 2016

    Every Tuesday Weekly from 07/26/2016 to 08/30/2016

    Join in some fishy fun and you’ll learn how to make your own fishing reels, play casting games and go fishing. For the young and young-at-heart.

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  • Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

    2 Heroes of the Storm

    • Time: 3:00 PM to 3:30 PM
    • Location: Maritime Museum, Glen Haven
    • Fees: Park pass required
    Tuesday, August 23, 2016

    Every Tuesday Weekly from 07/19/2016 to 08/30/2016

    This re-enactment of a turn-of-the-century shipwreck rescue is designed for children of all ages.

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  • Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

    3 Twilight Trek

    • Time: 8:00 PM to 9:00 PM
    • Location: Shauger Hill Trailhead
    • Fees: Park pass required
    Tuesday, August 23, 2016

    Every Tuesday Weekly from 07/26/2016 to 08/30/2016

    Have you ever wondered how the forest changes as night begins to fall? Come enter the world of shadows and sunsets, and learn about the park’s nocturnal residents.

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  • Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

    Evening Program–Glaciers to Dunes

    • Time: 8:00 PM to 8:45 PM
    • Location: Platte River Campground amphitheater
    • Fees: Park pass required
    Tuesday, August 23, 2016

    How did Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore become the most beautiful place in America? It’s all about geology!

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  • Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

    Evening Program–Habitat Wars

    • Time: 8:00 PM to 8:45 PM
    • Location: DH Day Campground Amphitheater
    • Fees: Park pass required
    Tuesday, August 23, 2016

    Turmoil has engulfed the habitats of Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. Invasive species are spreading across the park disrupting the natural order. But hope is not lost! Come see how you can help bring balance to the forest.

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  • Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

    1 Paddle the Platte

    • Time: 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
    • Location: Platte River Boat Launch
    • Fees: Park pass required
    Wednesday, August 24, 2016

    Every Wednesday Weekly from 07/27/2016 to 08/24/2016

    Enjoy an easy paddle down the Platte River to discover the hardships faced by the migratory fish that depend on the river for survival.

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  • Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

    2 EarthCaching

    • Time: 10:00 AM
    • Location: Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive
    • Fees: Park pass required
    Wednesday, August 24, 2016

    Every Wednesday Weekly from 07/27/2016 to 08/24/2016

    Using your GPS unit or a smartphone and a set of clues, go on a journey to discover a geological feature of Sleeping Bear.

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  • Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

    3 Bear in Mind

    • Time: 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
    • Location: Log cabin in DH Day Campground
    • Fees: Park pass required
    Wednesday, August 24, 2016

    Every Wednesday Weekly from 07/27/2016 to 08/24/2016

    Sleeping Bear Dunes has been a place of importance for many people, including you! Come share your experiences and help shape the Lakeshore’s future.

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  • Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

    4 Heroes of the Storm

    • Time: 3:00 PM to 3:30 PM
    • Location: Maritime Museum, Glen Haven
    • Fees: Park pass required
    Wednesday, August 24, 2016

    Every Wednesday Weekly from 07/13/2016 to 08/31/2016

    This re-enactment of a turn-of-the-century shipwreck rescue is designed for children of all ages.

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  • Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

    Evening Program–Century Storm

    • Time: 8:00 PM to 8:45 PM
    • Location: DH Day Campground amphitheater
    • Fees: Park pass required
    Wednesday, August 24, 2016

    Hearing stories of the severe wind storm that raced through Sleeping Bear Dunes last year? Explore the storm’s intensity, local damage, and the process of forest succession.

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  • Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

    Evening Program–Sentinels of the Shore

    • Time: 8:00 PM to 8:45 PM
    • Location: Platte River Campground amphitheater
    • Fees: Park pass required
    Wednesday, August 24, 2016

    Step back in time to discover the lighthouses, shipwrecks, and rich maritime history of Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore.

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  • Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

    3 Heroes of the Storm

    • Time: 3:00 PM to 3:30 PM
    • Location: Cannery, Glen Haven
    • Fees: Park pass required
    Thursday, August 25, 2016

    Every Thursday Weekly from 07/28/2016 to 08/25/2016

    This re-enactment of a turn-of-the-century shipwreck rescue is designed for children of all ages.

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  • Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

    4 Lyle Gun Demonstration

    • Time: 3:30 PM to 4:00 PM
    • Location: Cannery, Glen Haven
    • Fees: Park pass required
    Thursday, August 25, 2016

    Every Thursday Weekly from 07/28/2016 to 08/25/2016

    Watch a live, black powder firing of the Lyle Gun, a line-throwing cannon, that was used by the U.S. Lifesaving Service and U.S. Coast Guard for over 75 years to rescue thousands of shipwreck victims.

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  • Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

    Centennial Birthday of the NPS

    • Time: 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM
    • Location: Throughout Sleeping Bear Dunes
    • Fees: Free
    Thursday, August 25, 2016

    The National Park Service invites visitors of all ages to join in the celebration of its 100th birthday. Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore has a full day of events from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. on Founder’s Day, August 25.

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    Evening Program–100 Years of the National Park Service

    • Time: 8:00 PM to 8:45 PM
    • Location: Platte River Campground amphitheater
    • Fees: Park pass required
    Thursday, August 25, 2016

    Delve into the past 100 years of the National Park Service. Discover Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore’s place in history and uncover how you can help write the next century’s story of preservation.

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  • Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

    Evening Program–100 Years of the National Park Service

    • Time: 8:00 PM to 8:45 PM
    • Location: DH Day Campground amphitheater
    • Fees: Park pass required
    Thursday, August 25, 2016

    Delve into the past 100 years of the National Park Service. Discover Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore’s place in history and uncover how you can help write the next century’s story of preservation.

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  • Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

    1 Secret of the Stones

    • Time: 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM
    • Location: Cannery Beach
    • Fees: Park pass required
    Friday, August 26, 2016

    Every Friday Weekly from 08/19/2016 to 08/26/2016

    Beautiful beach rocks abound on the sandy shores of Sleeping Bear Dunes. What will the stones reveal to us as we listen to their stories.

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  • Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

    2 Post It

    • Time: 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
    • Location: Glen Haven General Store
    • Fees: Park pass required
    Friday, August 26, 2016

    Every Friday Weekly from 08/19/2016 to 08/26/2016

    Help create a fun social media post with one of our interpretive park rangers! Afterwards, the content you created may be published on Sleeping Bear Dunes’ Facebook, Instagram, Twitter or YouTube page

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  • Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

    3 Heroes of the Storm

    • Time: 3:00 PM to 3:30 PM
    • Location: Maritime Museum, Glen Haven
    • Fees: Park pass required
    Friday, August 26, 2016

    Every Friday Weekly from 08/19/2016 to 08/26/2016

    This re-enactment of a turn-of-the-century shipwreck rescue is designed for children of all ages.

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  • Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

    4 Twilight Trail Touring (Bike Ride)

    • Time: 8:00 PM to 9:00 PM
    • Location: Glen Haven General Store
    • Fees: Park pass required
    Friday, August 26, 2016

    Every Friday Weekly from 08/19/2016 to 08/26/2016

    Take a twilight bike ride on the Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail. Explore the Lakeshore on a guided bicycle tour, and witness this golden time of day along with our nocturnal residents slowly emerging from their daytime slumber.

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  • Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

    Evening Program–100 Years of the National Park Service

    • Time: 8:00 PM to 8:45 PM
    • Location: DH Day Campground amphitheater
    • Fees: Park pass required
    Friday, August 26, 2016

    Delve into the past 100 years of the National Park Service. Discover Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore’s place in history and uncover how you can help write the next century’s story of preservation.

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  • Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

    Evening Program–Sentinels of the Shore

    • Time: 8:00 PM to 8:45 PM
    • Location: Platte River Campground amphitheater
    • Fees: Park pass required
    Friday, August 26, 2016

    Step back in time and learn about the lighthouses, shipwrecks, and rich maritime history of Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore.

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  • Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

    1 Pop Can Fishing

    • Time: 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
    • Location: Bass Lake accessed via Trails End Road
    • Fees: Park pass required
    Saturday, August 27, 2016

    Every Saturday Weekly from 08/20/2016 to 08/27/2016

    Join in some fishy fun and you’ll learn how to make your own fishing reels, play casting games and go fishing. For the young and young-at-heart.

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  • Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

    2 Heroes of the Storm

    • Time: 3:00 PM to 3:30 PM
    • Location: Maritime Museum, Glen Haven
    • Fees: Park pass required
    Saturday, August 27, 2016

    Every Saturday Weekly from 08/20/2016 to 08/27/2016

    This re-enactment of a turn-of-the-century shipwreck rescue is designed for children of all ages.

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  • Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

    3 EarthCaching

    • Time: 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
    • Location: Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive #9 Overlook
    • Fees: Park pass required
    Saturday, August 27, 2016

    Every Saturday Weekly from 08/20/2016 to 08/27/2016

    Using your GPS unit or a smartphone and a set of clues, go on a journey to discover a geological feature of Sleeping Bear. Whether you are a novice or experienced cacher, join a ranger on this trek to learn something new!

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  • Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

    4 Twilight Trek

    • Time: 8:00 PM to 9:00 PM
    • Location: Windy Moraine Trailhead
    • Fees: Park pass required
    Saturday, August 27, 2016

    Every Saturday Weekly from 08/20/2016 to 08/27/2016

    Have you ever wondered how the forest changes as night begins to fall? Come enter the world of shadows and sunsets and learn about the park’s nocturnal residents

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  • Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

    Evening Program–Sleeping Bear's Magnificent Mustelids

    • Time: 8:00 PM to 8:45 PM
    • Location: DH Day Campground amphitheater
    • Fees: Park pass required
    Saturday, August 27, 2016

    From badgers to otters, the weasel family comes in all shapes and sizes. Discover our mustelid residents, and the part they play in our ecosystem.

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    Evening Program–Spiders: Your Worst Enemy

    • Time: 8:00 PM to 9:00 PM
    • Location: Platte River Campground amphitheater
    • Fees: Park pass required
    Saturday, August 27, 2016

    They're always there--in the corner of your kitchen, under your bed, on your bathroom ceiling. . . . What are they doing there and what nefarious plans will they spin for you? Find out what our eight-legged neighbors are up to tonight!

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  • Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

    1 Kayak the Crystal

    • Time: 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM
    • Location: Head of the Crystal at Fisher Road
    • Fees: Park pass required
    Sunday, August 28, 2016

    Every Sunday Weekly from 07/24/2016 to 08/28/2016

    Enjoy an easy paddle down the Crystal River to discover the hardships faced by the migratory fish that depend on the river for survival.

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  • Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

    2 Waking the Bear

    • Time: 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
    • Location: Platte River Picnic Area
    • Fees: Park pass required
    Sunday, August 28, 2016

    Every Sunday Weekly from 07/24/2016 to 08/28/2016

    Bring your thoughts and a cup of your favorite morning beverage! Drop in, hang out with a ranger, and share your ideas about the Lakeshore

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  • Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

    3 Heroes of the Storm

    • Time: 3:00 PM to 3:30 PM
    • Location: Maritime Museum, Glen Haven
    • Fees: Park pass required
    Sunday, August 28, 2016

    Every Sunday Weekly from 07/24/2016 to 08/28/2016

    This re-enactment of a turn-of-the-century shipwreck rescue is designed for children of all ages.

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  • Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

    Star Party - September 2016

    • Time: 9:00 PM to 11:00 PM
    • Location: Dune Climb parking lot
    • Fees: Park pass required
    Saturday, September 3, 2016

    Planets, stars and stories are the resources for our adventure tonight. Please park in the row furthest from the dunes with headlights facing M-109.

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  • Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

    Find Your Park Concert Series: Rachel B

    • Time: 8:00 PM
    • Location: Platte River Campground amphitheater
    • Fees: Free
    Monday, September 5, 2016

    Often noted as being a sassy version of Norah Jones and a softer Amy Winehouse, with some rawness of Janis Joplin, this up and coming starlet will reel you in and leave you wanting more.

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  • Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

    Research Rendezvous Speaker Series - September

    • Time: 9:30 AM to 11:00 AM
    • Location: Philip A. Hart Visitor Center in Empire
    • Fees: Free
    Thursday, September 8, 2016

    "Otter Creek Brook Trout Restoration"

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