Saturday, June 11, 2016 ~ 1-8 pm
A northern Michigan tradition – always on the 2nd Saturday in June!
Celebrate northern MI Wine & Food in Leland!
Enjoy tasting local award-winning wines from 16 Leelanau Peninsula wineries & 1 local brewery, delicious specialties from local restaurants and vendors while soaking up beautiful views of Lake Michigan and the Manitou Islands from our Leland Harbor venue. Our 'Come & Go' re-entry wristbands allow you to explore our beaches, unique shops, galleries and Historic Fishtown, and then return for more festival fun – as often as you like! Scroll to bottom of page for details.
Non-Stop Live Music
Enjoy a fabulous line-up of talented artists, providing all-day entertainment! The festival kicks off with Songstress Sierra Cassidy (Leland/Boston). Sierra will mesmerize you with her contemporary, acoustic funky pop and indie jazzy folk tunes! Next, Blind Dog Hank takes the stage – Sandy Blumenfeld (Traverse City) and Geno Miller (Leland). Their standard blues-based folk tunes and 'local flavor' originals are a perfect pairing for the festival. Our featured, and final performance of the day is the Ben Daniels Band (yes, son of actor and musician, Jeff Daniels). Their upbeat genre is 'pleasantly familiar, yet unforgettably unique' – originality, musicianship, and a sound that spans Americana, blues, jazz, and rock!
Purchase early to save, ensure entrance w/faster gate line!
Adult – $15* advance | $20 at event
– includes commemorative glass & 2 wine tasting tokens
Under 21 or food only – $10* advance | $15 at event
– includes commemorative glass – no wine tasting tokens
• Additional tokens are $2 each within festival
• Non-alcoholic beverages are available to purchase
• Volunteer – In exchange for admission & wine glass (no taste tokens) Sign-up: Click Here
Getting to Festival & Parking
The festival is held at Leland Harbor on Lake Michigan, next to Historic Fishtown in Leland – Approximately 25-30 miles from Traverse City. Details There is not a designated parking area for the festival, and there are no fees to park in Leland. We reccommend parking along M-22 – or on the north end of downtown, turn east on Pearl (at Post Office) for 1 block to park in Leland Public School parking lots.
Become a Sponsor!
The Leland Chamber strives to provide a fabulous festival experience for all – and our sponsors greatly contribute in keeping the festival grassroots – in celebration of our local wine and food industry. 100% of festival proceeds directly benefit Leland businesses and various community programs, including a generous annual donation to the Leland Educational Foundation – Enriching the Student Experience at Leland Public School. Click for more information and to Become a Sponsor.
Thanks to our amazing 2016 Wine Fest Sponsors!
Click on each for details.
Please Note: *Our online ticket distributer requires a $2 processing fee for a total of $17.00 per ticket, and a $1.50 mailing fee (for total wrist bands in each order). While this increases the cost, it also puts you in a quicker admission line, and ensures your entrance into the festival!