S.O.S Start of Summer Celebration!

After a long Michigan winter, we’re all excited to welcome summer! So in order to help everyone start off the season “on the right foot,” our 8th Annual Start of Summer Celebration will begin June 10th at 10am with a fun-filled family 5k. After the 5k, the celebration continues with food, music, and entertainment as we all gear up for another beautiful summer at Silver Lake Sand Dunes!

Everything in the S.O.S. Celebration is brought to you by us at The Silver Lake Resort & Campground, the Sierra Sands Family Lodge, and Parkside Store.

Here’s the entire lineup for the day:

10am – S.O.S. Family 5K : Run/Walk – NO BIKES

Get out and get active with your family. This 5k is open to runners, walkers, strollers, or wagons! The top three adult finishers and the top three child finishers will have a chance to win a number of prizes from our 2017 partners, and all participants can receive a 5k Finisher Medal (prizes are limited!).

In order to take part in this race, all participants must obtain a ticket and fill out a waiver prior to the event. You can also get a t-shirt! Here’s how to do it all:

  • Tickets: Available at your place of lodging in Silver Lake.
  • Waivers & T-shirts: Required waivers and S.O.S. t-shirts are available at Parkside Store next to Silver Lake State Park. Pick them up Friday, June 9th 9am – 10pm. You must show your ticket. T-shirt sizes are limited.

Noon  – Scavenger Hunt

Back for another year is the S.O.S. Scavenger Hunt! This event will be taking place throughout the Silver Lake Sand Dunes area.

To participate, you’ll need a team of at least two people, a mobile device or digital camera, an S.O.S. Scavenger Card and a team name, (e.g., “#SOSdreamteam).

The first three teams who make it back to Parkside Store with a completed S.O.S. Scavenger Card and proofs of purchase are eligible for some amazing prizes:

  • 1st Place: $75 SLRC Gift Card
  • 2nd Place: $50SLRC Gift Card
  • 3rd Place: $25SLRC Gift Card

5pm to 6:30pm – Food & Live DJ

Don’t be late for a plate of amazing slow smoked BBQ, hot dogs, and scrumptious sides from the Parkside Store deli!

While enjoying your amazing dinner, a DJ will keep the celebration going with a lineup of the best summer hits. Feel free to request your own favorite jams as well, and kids: Don’t be shy to get your dance on!

8:30pm to 10:00pm – Movie Night:  Moana

After dinner, the day’s not over yet! Grab a blanket and cozy up to watch this year’s summer flick: Moana!

The film will be shown in our pavilion on a 10’ x 10’ projection screen with stereo surround sound. What’s missing? You guessed it: Popcorn! We’ll be serving up free, freshly popped popcorn for you and your family to enjoy while you watch the film.

This years S.O.S. Partners include:

  • Parrot’s Landing Jeep Tours
  • Mac Wood’s Dune Rides
  • Craig’s Cruisers of Silver Lake
  • Parkside Store
  • Golden Sands Golf Course, and the
  • Michigan State Police – Hart, MI Post

Thanks to everyone involved!