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Rangers having fun in historical USSLS costume
Rangers having fun modeling various USSLS uniforms.
 

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

    2 History Detectives: Digging up the Past

    • Time: 11:00 AM to 11:45 AM
    • Location: Cannery, Glen Haven
    • Fees: Park pass required
    Sunday, August 13, 2017

    Every Sunday Weekly from 06/25/2017 to 08/13/2017

    Take a hands-on approach to “digging” up the history of Sleeping Bear Dunes!

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  • Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

    5 Wilderness Skills

    • Time: 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
    • Location: Sleeping Bear Point Trail, west of Maritime Museu
    • Fees: Park pass required
    Sunday, August 13, 2017

    Every Sunday Weekly from 06/25/2017 to 08/13/2017

    Are you planning to explore the great outdoors this summer? Prepare for your adventures in nature with basic wilderness skills. Sleeping Bear Point Trail, west of Maritime Museum, 1 hour.

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    Twilight Talk–Precious Plovers

    • Time: 8:00 PM to 8:45 PM
    • Location: Platte River Campground amphitheater
    • Fees: Park pass required
    Sunday, August 13, 2017

    The Park is home to many animals of all kinds, some being endangered species such as the piping plover. The park takes strides to protect these animals and you can help too!

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  • Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

    Twilight Talk–Wild Places, Sacred Spaces

    • Time: 8:00 PM to 8:45 PM
    • Location: DH Day Campground amphitheater
    • Fees: Park pass required
    Sunday, August 13, 2017

    What is Wilderness? Who does it belong to? Why do we bother? Take a journey within to discover what wild places mean to you

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  • Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

    Twilight Talk–Precious Plovers

    • Time: 8:00 PM to 8:45 PM
    • Location: DH Day Campground amphitheater
    • Fees: Park pass required
    Monday, August 14, 2017

    The park is home to many animals of all kinds, some being endangered species such as the piping plover. The park takes strides to protect these animals and you can help too!

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  • Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

    Twilight Talk–Sleeping Bear 101

    • Time: 8:00 PM to 8:45 PM
    • Location: Platte River Campground amphitheater
    • Fees: Park pass required
    Monday, August 14, 2017

    Are you a national park junkie? A Sleeping Bear buff? Come test out your trivia skills with a ranger in a fun, game show-style program!

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  • Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

    Twilight Talk–Rivers of Ice

    • Time: 8:00 PM to 8:45 PM
    • Location: Platte River Campground amphitheater
    • Fees: Park pass required
    Tuesday, August 15, 2017

    Learn about glaciers and the powerful geological forces that created this beautiful and ever-changing landscape.

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  • Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

    Twilight Talk–Sleeping Bear Trivia

    • Time: 8:00 PM to 8:45 PM
    • Location: DH Day Campground amphitheater
    • Fees: Park pass required
    Tuesday, August 15, 2017

    Grab some teammates and show off your Sleeping Bear knowledge in a timed trivia activity.

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  • Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

    3 Port Oneida Auto Tour

    • Time: 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
    • Location: Charles Olsen farm
    • Fees: Park pass required
    Wednesday, August 16, 2017

    Every Wednesday Weekly from 07/12/2017 to 08/30/2017

    Learn how the settlers of this 1800s agricultural community lived by exploring 4-5 of the 18 farmsteads.

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  • Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

    Twilight Talk–Settlers Strolls on South Manitou

    • Time: 8:00 PM to 8:15 PM
    • Location: Platte River Campground amphitheater
    • Fees: Park pass required
    Wednesday, August 16, 2017

    Enjoy an interactive hike around South Manitou with the early settlers who once called the Island home! Make “stops” along the way to learn more about the rich and diverse history of the Island.

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  • Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

    Twilight Talk–What's that Scat?!

    • Time: 8:00 PM to 8:45 PM
    • Location: DH Day Campground amphitheater
    • Fees: Park pass required
    Wednesday, August 16, 2017

    Come join and learn how to identify scat of animals found within Sleeping Bear Dunes!

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  • Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

    1 Port Oneida Auto Tour

    • Time: 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM
    • Location: Charles Olsen farm
    • Fees: Park pass required
    Thursday, August 17, 2017

    Every Thursday Weekly from 07/13/2017 to 08/24/2017

    Learn how the settlers of this 1800s agricultural community lived by exploring 4-5 of the 18 farmsteads.

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  • Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

    Twilight Talk–Birding 101 at Sleeping Bear

    • Time: 8:00 PM to 8:45 PM
    • Location: DH Day Campground amphitheater
    • Fees: Park pass required
    Thursday, August 17, 2017

    Meet up for a sneak preview of birding on the Sleeping Bear Birding Trail at Sleeping Bear Dunes.

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  • Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

    Twilight Talk–Starry Nights over Sleeping Bear

    • Time: 8:00 PM to 8:45 PM
    • Location: Platte River Campground amphitheater
    • Fees: Park pass required
    Thursday, August 17, 2017

    Sleeping Bear Dunes has one of the darkest night skies east of the Mississippi River. Learn more about this beautiful natural resource with a general introduction to astronomy.

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  • Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

    2 Women of Port Oneida

    • Time: 11:00 AM to 11:45 AM
    • Location: Charles Olsen farm
    • Fees: Park pass required
    Friday, August 18, 2017

    Every Friday Weekly from 07/14/2017 to 08/25/2017

    Women are often forgotten when telling the story of farm life but they played a critical role. Learn about the many tasks that kept her busy on the farm!

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  • Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

    Port Oneida: Tragedies of the Times

    • Time: 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
    • Location: Kelderhouse Farm
    • Fees: Park pass required
    Friday, August 18, 2017

    Every Friday Weekly from 07/14/2017 to 08/25/2017

    Shipwrecks, pirates and more, oh my! Learn about the challenges confronting the settlers in the 1800s and early 1900s.

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  • Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

    Twilight Talk–Birding 101 at Sleeping Bear

    • Time: 8:00 PM to 8:45 PM
    • Location: Platte River Campground amphitheater
    • Fees: Park pass required
    Friday, August 18, 2017

    Meet up for a sneak preview of birding on the Sleeping Bear Birding Trail at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore.

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  • Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

    Twilight Talk–Starry Nights over Sleeping Bear

    • Time: 8:00 PM to 8:45 PM
    • Location: DH Day Campground amphitheater
    • Fees: Park pass required
    Friday, August 18, 2017

    Sleeping Bear Dunes has one of the darkest night skies east of the Mississippi River. Learn more about this beautiful natural resource with a general introduction to astronomy.

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  • Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

    Twilight Talk–Change, What is it Good for?

    • Time: 8:00 PM to 8:45 PM
    • Location: Platte River Campground amphitheater
    • Fees: Park pass required
    Saturday, August 19, 2017

    Climate change is transforming our park and the world. How does that affect you and what can we all do about it? Come find out more.

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  • Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

    Twilight Talk–Storytelling 101

    • Time: 8:00 PM to 8:45 AM
    • Location: DH Day Campground amphitheater
    • Fees: Park pass required
    Saturday, August 19, 2017

    Do you enjoy a good story? Have you ever wanted to be a storyteller? Spend an evening with a ranger listening to stories and even creating one of your own. No previous storytelling experience required, and children are welcome!

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  • Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

    Great American Total Eclipse at Sleeping Bear Dunes

    • Time: 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM
    • Location: Dechow Farm, Port Oneida
    • Fees: Park pass required
    Monday, August 21, 2017

    Join park rangers and astronomers from the Grand Traverse Astronomical Society on Monday, August 21 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Dechow farm in the Port Oneida Rural Historic District to experience the Great American Total Eclipse.

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  • Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

    Star Party - August 2017

    • Time: 12:45 PM to 3:45 PM
    • Location: Dune Climb
    • Fees: Park pass required
    Monday, August 21, 2017

    View a partial solar eclipse.

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Phone:

(231) 326-4700

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