The Leland Wine and Food Festival was founded in 1985 by a group of Leelanau County winegrowers in order to showcase their wines and promote the area as a viable viticulture region. The festival, now one of Michigan’s oldest and largest, featured Boskydel Vineyards, Leelanau Wine Cellars, Good Harbor Winery and L. Mawby Vineyards.
Now, 32 years later, the festival has expanded to include 12 of the area’s finest wineries, a local brewery, 8 food vendors, 4 artist vendors (new this year) and live music all day long.
As the first Michigan wine fest of the season, Leland Wine and Food Festival has become synonymous with the kick-off to summer and many festival attendees return annually to usher in their summer fun with us. Many are attracted to the location and come-and-go entry policy which allows festival-goers the freedom to explore area shops in Leland and Fishtown, the Leland Harbor and the area’s amazing beaches.
Leland Wine and Food Festival proudly partners with Bay Area Recycling for Charities to ensure a 100 percent Zero Waste Event.