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3 Things You’ll want to do
A crowd of an estimated 7,000 people attended last year’s Leelanau UnCaged festival. This year’s line-up includes 34 bands across  ve stages during the all-day event.
By Jen Murphy
Special to the Color Tour
Leelanau has scheduled a sea- son-full of events for your autumn. What are the headliners? That depends upon your taste. Following are three activities we suggest. A full calendar can be found on pages 82 and 83.
A brand new event for the town of Suttons Bay, “Meet Us Halfway - Fall for Suttons Bay” is planned for Saturday, Sept. 22. It encourages vis- itors to stroll village streets and enjoy everything the bayside village, locat-
ed just a mile or two south of the 45th Parallel, has to offer.
“We invite you to come and join the merchants, restaurants, pubs, bed and breakfast inns and other busi- nesses in the Village as we celebrate the autumnal equinox marking the end of summer and the beginning of fall, and while we prepare for the glorious vibrancy of the color sea- son,” said Suttons Bay Chamber President Karen Pontius. ”Nothing is more enjoyable than a bright and balmy day when locals and visitors meet halfway.”
It won’t be just another sidewalk sale. While Meet Us Halfway - Fall for Suttons Bay is designed to give visitors the opportunity to shop, it
also gives them the ideal setting to explore the restaurants, coffee shops, lakeshore and other highlights of the town often referred to as the “gate- way to Leelanau County.”
Want to go?
Fall for Suttons Bay will begin at 10 a.m. and doesn’t end until the close of business that day.
If you miss the opportunity for retail relaxation in September, anoth- er opportunity to hit the stores and support local schools will take place on Nov. 17 at the Suttons Bay Saturday Holiday Open House.
Leelanau’s own Lollapalooza- style event, Leelanau UnCaged,
strikes a chord with several thousand people each year. And this year will be no exception.
Spectacular concerts can be heard on the closed-down streets of Northport on Saturday, Sept. 29 from noon until 10 p.m. to provide a lake- side setting for dozens of musical performers, dancers, artists and food vendors. Admission is free.
“It’s probably the biggest free music festival in this part of the state,” said event co-founder Andy Thomas. “It’s the kind of event that’s very unusual in many senses. It’s fashioned after John Cage, an avant-garde musician, who wanted folks to get out of whatever ‘cage’ they put themselves in... There’s an
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