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Saugatuck/Douglas, MI

The Dunes Resort
333 Blue Star Hwy
Douglas, MI 49406
269-857-1401

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2014 LGBT Guide


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ENTERTAINMENT AND GAY BARS AT THE DUNES RESORT, LARGEST IN GAY MEN RESORTS & ENTERTAINMENT COMPLEXES IN MICHIGAN!!

There's a reason why gay women and men rank The Dunes among the hottest gay mens resorts in the country: the unmatched gay bars and lentertainment complex! Party and play at the largest of the Midwest's gay and lesbian resorts in Saugatuck, Michigan and enjoy:

  • A four seasons gay nightclub featuring the area's best DJs
  • A cabaret with live entertainment
  • One of the best outdoor patio gay bars in Michigan
  • A new game room that overlooks the main bar and deck
  • Poolside drinks and entertainment all summer long

Your Choice for Gay Men Resorts to See and Be Seen
See gay nightclub pics of Michigan gays at previous events.

The Dunes Pool and Pool bar is open daily May - September and is the "place to be" on sunny afternoons during your gay friendly Saugatuck-Douglas vacation. The Dunes Resort is the top choice in gay bars in Michigan!

Entertainment and Events @ The Dunes Gay Men and Lesbian Resorts
Saugatuck Douglas, Michigan

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Click here for a printable PDF copy of the Dunes Resort 2014 Calendar.

SEE THE DUNES RESORT CALENDAR PAGE

JANUARY • FEBRUARY • MARCH • APRIL
MAY • JUNE • JULY • AUGUST • SEPTEMBER
OCTOBER • NOVEMBER • DECEMBER

Entertainment Highlights From the Dunes Gay Bars!

TRAVEL The Dunes Resort: A gay Midwest mecca
They ate pizza and drank margaritas that September day in 1998, brainstorming their future. Partners Mike Jones, Danny Esterline and Greg Trzybinski had just finished moving furniture out of a cottage in Douglas, Mich., when they came up with the idea to buy a gay bar.

The next day, they called a realtor friend of theirs. And so changed the rest of their lives - and the gay scene in the Midwest. On May 26, 1999, the trio took over ownership of The Douglas Dunes, which has since been renamed The Dunes Resort.

"Well, I guess you shouldn't eat pizza, drink margaritas and try to plan your life.... You just never know what's going to happen," Jones said, laughing.

Read the complete Windy City Times article here

Read the Instinct Magazine article "Day Trip...Turned Gay trip"
Employment Opportunities!

 

The Dunes Resort, Saugatuck MI - 2014 DJ List:
Doug Roberts • BearMan
Pauolo • Joe Gauthreaux • Hector Fonseco • Roland Belmares
Seth Cooper • Grind • Greg Drescher • Michael B • Monica Parker
and Ralphi Rosario
See our: gay DJ spin dates at the Dunes.

 

The Dunes Resort, Saugatuck MI - 2014 Cabaret Line-Up:
Amy & Freddy • Kelly & Rick • Dunes Divas • Hannaniah Whitley   • Sean Wiggins
Sami Grisafe  • Suzanne Westenhoefer
See our: cabaret performers bios at the Dunes

Have fun in Gay Saugatuck Michigan

The Dunes Resort – Come Out and Play…

For over 33 years, The Dunes Resort has provided a simple, comfortable gay friendly hotel experience. Gays and lesbians come to escape the doldrums of Middle America and enjoy a day, weekend, or complete vacation. Now crowned one of the largest gay mend resorts and entertainment complexes in the Midwest, The Dunes Resort, formerly the Douglas Dunes Resort, is heralded as Western Michigan's premier gay and lesbian vacation destination and a pinnacle of the gay Saugatuck - Douglas community.

Here's more about a gay friendly vacation at The Dunes.

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2014 Events

January 2014
01/04   Men of Manwatch
01/11   DJ Doug R
01/18   Men of Manwatch
01/25   DJ BearMan


February 2014

02/01   DJ BearMan, Men of Manwatch, Sports Uniform Night
02/02   Super Bowl

02/08   DJ BearMan

02/15   Men of Manwatch, DJ Doug R

02/22  DJ Doug R

 
March 2014
03/01   Men of Manwatch

03/02   Watch/Vote the Academy Awards @ The Dunes

03/08   DJ Doug R
03/15   Men of Manwatch

03/22   Buns & Basket Bash/MML Pre-IML Benefit, DJ BearMan


03/29   Girls Night Out, DJ Monica Parker 9p (Meet & Greet 4-7p with free pool and snacks)  11p - 1a $4 Absolute you call it!

 

April 2014

04/04   Karaoke 9p

04/05   DJ Doug R, TG Prom

04/06   Bingolicious 4-7p

 

 

Spring Bear Weekend
04/11   Bear-e-oke

04/12   DJ BearMan, Cabaret Kelly & Rick, Men of Manwatch

04/13   Bingolicious 4-7p, Miss Dunes Resort Contest 9pm

 
04/18 Karaoke 9p
04/19 DJ Doug R
04/20 Bingolicious 4-7p

Karaoke moves to Thursday 9P

 

33rd Annual Black & White Anniversary
04/25   DJ BearMan, Men of Manwatch

04/26   Annual Pool Tournamnet, PM DJ Doug R, Masquerade Ball,
Cabaret Hannaniah Whitle,
Men of Manwatch

04/27   Summer’s First Tea Dance-Black & White Tea DJ Doug R 4-9p Bingolicious 4-6p

 


May 2014
05/02  
Mr Michigan Leather Pre-IML Benefit, DJ BearMan

05/03   Mr Dunes Leather Contest, DJ BearMan

05/04   Tea Dance 4-9p DJ BearMan, Bingolicious 4-6p

 

05/09 DJ Doug R

05/10 Men of Manwatch, DJ Doug R

05/11 Tea Dance 4-9p DJ Doug R, Last Bingolicious till Fall 4-6p

 

Save a Horse/Ride a Cowboy Weekend

05/16 MIGRA, Country Western DJ TBA, Men of Manwatch

05/17 ILGRA, Country Western DJ TBA, Cabaret Country Drag

05/18 Country Tea Dance 4 – 9p DJ TBA, GR Renagades

 

Memorial Day Weekend 05/23 – 05/26

05/22  Stripper-o-ke -- Celebrate Greg T & Richard B's Birthday!

05/23   DJ DJ BearMan, Men of Manwatch, Cabaret Hannaniah Whitley

05/24   Opening Day Pool DJ Doug R, PM DJ Doug R, Cabaret Amy & Freddy

05/25 Tea DJ  4-7 Doug R//DJ Ralphi Rosario 7-2a (Men of Manwatch-Tea), Cabaret Kelly & Rick

05/26 Tea Dance DJ BearMan 4-9p

 


June 2014
Summer Woman’s Weekend

05/30 DJ Monica Parker, Girls of Manwatch, Cabaret Karaoke

05/31 DJ Monica Parker, Girls of Manwatch, Cabaret Sami Grisafe

06/01 Hat Tea Dance DJ BearMan 4-9p

 

Underwear Weekend

06/06   DJ BearMan, Men of Manwatch (Boxer Briefs)

06/07   DJ Doug R, Cabaret Amy & Freddy  (Tightee Whitees)

06/08 Swim Suit Tea Dance DJ Doug R 4-9p (Men of Manwatch @ Tea)

 

Uniform Weekend

06/13 DJ Doug R, Men of Manwatch
06/14 Officer’s Ball, DJ Doug R, Cabaret Dunes Divas

06/15 Country Western Tea  Dance DJ TBA 4-9p

 

06/18 POOL COOKOUT 5:30-7P, BINGOLICIOUS @ THE POOL 6-8PM 

Dirty Disco Weekend

06/20 DJ Doug R, Men of Manwatch

06/21 Inferno, DJ DJ BearMan Cabaret Hannaniah Whitley

06/22   Dog Pound Tea Dance DJ BearMan 4-9p

 

06/25 POOL COOKOUT 5:30-7P, BINGOLICIOUS @ THE POOL 6-8PM

Proud Weekend

F 06/27 DJ BearMan, Men of Manwatch

S 06/28 DJ BearMan,  Cabaret Kelly & Rick

S 06/29 Pride Tea Dance DJ BearMan 4-9p

 


July 2014
Red, White on Blue Star!

W 07/02 DJ BearMan 9p, Men of Manwatch

TH 07/03 Pool DJ Doug R 1-6, PM DJ Ralphi Rosario 9p-2a, Cabaret Hannaniah W.

F 7/04 Tea 4-7 DJ Doug R, DJ Joe Gauthreaux 7p-2a, Men of Manwatch @ Tea, Cabaret Amy & Freddy

S 07/05 Porn @ The Pool w 1-6p DJ Seth Cooper, DJ Hector Fonseca 9p-2a, Cabaret Kelly & Rick (Falcon Studio's Boomer Banks & Sean Zevran at the Pool during Porn @ The Pool & back again the main bar in the PM)

S 07/06 Tea Dance DJ BearMan 4-7pm, DJ Roland Belmares 7-Cl, Men of Manwatch @ Tea, Cabaret Dunes Divas 10:30

07/08 STRIPPER NIGHT HOSTED BY BROTHER BOY!

07/09 POOL COOKOUT 5:30-7P, BINGOLICIOUS @ THE POOL 6-8PM

Sand Storm Weekend

07/10 DJ BearMan, Employee Turnabout

07/11 DJ Greg Drescher, Men of Manwatch, Cabaret Kelly Unplugged

07/12 Pool DJ BearMan1-6 Ginch Gonch Underwear Party @ The Dunes Pool,
PM DJ Greg Drescher, Cabaret The Ruby Girls

07/13 Military Tea DJ BearMan 4-9p, Cabaret Diva's Show 9:30p

 

07/16 POOL COOKOUT 5:30-7P, BINGOLICIOUS @ THE POOL 6-8PM

Christmas in July (Rainbow Christmas is the theme)

07/17 Karaoke

07/18 DJ Doug R, Men of Manwatch, Cabaret Hannaniah Whitley

07/19 Pool DJ Doug R 1-6, DJ BearMan 9p, Cabaret Hannaniah Whitley           

07/20 ChristmasTea DJ DJ Bear Man4-9 (Men of Manwatch-Tea), Cabaret Divas Show 9:30p

 

07/22 STRIPPER NIGHT HOSTED BY BROTHER BOY!

07/23 POOL COOKOUT 5:30-7P, BINGOLICIOUS @ THE POOL 6-8PM

Venetian

07/24 Karaoke

07/25 DJ BearMan, Men of Manwatch, Cabaret Kelly & Rick

07/26 Pool DJ Doug R 1-6, DJ Ralphi Roasario 9p, Cabaret Kelly & Rick

07/27 Wigged Out/High Heel Tea DJ Doug R 4-9, Cabaret: Dunes Divas Show 9:30p

 

07/29 POOL COOKOUT 5:30-7P, BINGOLICIOUS @ THE POOL 6-8PM

 
August 2014

Pork

07/31 Karaoke

08/01 DJ Doug R, Men of Manwatch, Cabaret: Hannaniah Whitley

08/02 Pool DJ Doug R 1-6, DJ Greg Drescher 9p, Cabaret, Hannaniah Whitley
(Colt Studio Event - Samual Colt & Tony Orion)

08/03 Underwear Tea DJ BearMan (Men of Manwatch @ Tea), "Trunk Switch" Party at Tea Dance, Cabaret Divas show 9:30p

 

08/05 STRIPPER NIGHT HOSTED BY BROTHER BOY!

08/06 POOL COOKOUT 5:30-7P, BINGOLICIOUS @ THE POOL 6-8PM

Mardi Gras Weekend

08/07 Karaoke

08/08 DJ BearMan, Men of Manwatch, Amy & Freddy

08/09 Pool DJ Doug R 1-6, DJ Doug R 9p, Cabaret Amy & Freddy

08/10 Country Western Tea DJ TBA, Cabaret Divas Show 9:30p

 

08/13 POOL COOKOUT 5:30-7P, BINGOLICIOUS @ THE POOL 6-8PM

White Party Weekend
08/14 Karaoke

08/15 DJ BearMan, Men of Manwatch, Cabaret: Kelly & Rick

08/16 Pool DJ Doug R 1-6, DJ Greg Drescher 9p, Cabaret Kelly & Rick

08/17 White Tea DJ Doug R, Men fo Manwatch @ Tea, Cabaret Divas Show 9:30p

 

08/19 STRIPPER NIGHT HOSTED BY BROTHER BOY!

08/20 POOL COOKOUT 5:30-7P, BINGOLICIOUS @ THE POOL 6-8PM

End of Summer Blues

08/21   Karaoke

08/22   DJ Doug R, Men of Manwatch, Cabaret, Kelly & Rick

08/23   Pool DJ Doug R 1-6, DJ BearMan 9p, Cabaret, Hannaniah Whitley

08/24   Blue Tea DJ BearMan 4-9p


Summer’s going to Come Again/Labor Day Weekend

08/28 Karaoke

08/29 DJ BearMan, Men of Manwatch, Cabaret Dunes Divas

08/30  Pool Party DJ Doug R 1-6,  DJ Ralphi Rosario 9-2a, Cabaret: Kelly Unplugged

08/31 Tea DJ Doug R 4-7//DJ Grind 7-2a (Men of Manwatch-Tea), Cabaret Amy & Freddy

09/01 Labor Day Tea DJ BearMan 4-10p

Dunes Pool and Pool Bar Closed 9/2 - 9/11 (Re-opens 9/12)
No Karaoke on Thursday 9/4
No Tea Dance on Sunday 9/7


September 2014

Dunes Pool and Pool Bar Closed 9/2 - 9/11 (Re-opens 9/12)
No Karaoke on Thursday 9/4
No Tea Dance on Sunday 9/7

Leather Weekend

09/04 No Karaoke, See you next week!

09/05 DJ BearMan

09/06 Leather Night, DJ BearMan

09/07 No Tea Dance – See you next week!

Dunes Pool and Pool Bar Closed 9/2 - 9/11 (Re-opens 9/12)
No Karaoke on Thursday 9/4
No Tea Dance on Sunday 9/7

All about Car’s Weekend

09/11 Karaoke

09/12 DJ Doug R, Men of Manwatch

09/13 DJ Doug R, Cabaret Kelly & Rick

09/14 Dog Pound Tea DJ BearMan 4-9p

 

MML Weekend

09/18 Karaoke

09/19 MML Leather Events

09/20 Mr. Michigan Leather Contest

09/21 Country Western Tea DJ Michael B

 

Fall Women’s Weekend

09/25 Karaoke

09/26 DJ Monica Parker, Karaoke

09/27 DJ Monica Parker, Cabaret Sean Wiggins, Go/Go Girls

09/28 Sports Jersey Tea DJ Doug R 4-9p

 
October 2014

Fall TG Weekend

10/02 Karaoke

10/03 DJ BearMan

10/04 DJ BearMan, Cabaret: Kelly Unplugged

10/05 High Heel Tea Dance DJ BearMan 4-9p

 

Colorfest Weekend Grab Magazine

10/09 Karaoke

10/10 DJ Doug R, Men of Manwatch

10/11 DJ Doug R, Cabaret, Hannaniah Whitley

10/12 Summers Final Tea/ Pervert Tea, DJ Doug R (Men of Manwatch @ Tea)

 

Make A Wish Benefit Weekend

10/16 Karaoke

10/17 DJ BearMan

10/18 Benefit Show & Auction

10/19 Bingolicious 4-7p

 

Hallo-weenie (3D:  Demon's, Death & Drag)

10/23 Karaoke

10/24 DJ BearMan9p, Scavenger Hunt 6p

10/25 Halloween Parade & Costume Contest, DJ Doug Men of Manwatch, Cabaret: Karaoke

10/26 Bingolicious 4-7p

 
November 2014

Monday - Thursday Hours 2pm - 10pm 

Euchre/Pot Luck Every Thursday 6p

Karaoke Every Friday 9p

Music Videos Every Saturday 9p

Bingolicious Every Sunday 4-7p

 

11/27 Thanksgiving Day Dinner @ The Dunes 6pm, Euchre immediately following

11/29 DJ Doug R

 
December 2014

 

Monday - Thursday Hours 2pm - 10pm 

Euchre/Pot Luck Every Thursday 6p

Karaoke Every Friday 9p

Music Videos Every Saturday 9p

Bingolicious Every Sunday 4-7p

 

12/06 Toys for Kids Benefit Show

Closed December 24 & 25

Wednesday 12/31 DJ Doug R, Cabaret Dunes Divas

Thursday 01/01 Ice Tea 4-9p DJ Doug R

Saturday 01/03 DJ Doug R

 

 Happy New Year 2015

 

 

 

GOIN' ON @ THE DUNES SAUGATUCK, MICHIGAN


Summer Tea Dance 2014

Summer Tea Dance 2014 - May 2014

TEA DANCE EVERY SUNDAY!
Beginning Sunday May 25!
PLUS Monday May 26,
Friday July 4, Monday September 1


TG 2014

TG 2014 - February 2014

TG Weekend October 3-5


colorfest 2014

colorfest 2014 - September 2014

Colorfest Weeknd
 

10/09  Karaoke

10/10 DJ Doug & Men of Manwatch

10/11  DJ Doug & Hannaniah Whitley in the Cabaret

10/12 Pervert Tea (Summer's Last Tea Dance, DJ Doug R 4-9pm


Make A Wish 2014

Make A Wish 2014 - September 2014

Make A Wish Weekend

9/16 Karaoke

9/17 DJ BearMan

9/18 Make A Wish Benefit Show 10pm

9/19 Return of Bingolicious 4-7pm


Halloween 2014

Halloween 2014 - September 2014

Halloween Weekend
10/23 Karaoke
10/24 Scavenger Hunt 6pm
10/25 Halloween Adult Parade
Downtown Douglas 10pm
Costumer Party & Karaoke
Best Costume, Best Group, Best Drag
At the Dunes Resort Immediately Following
10/26 Bingo 4-7pm