Saugatuck/Douglas, MI

The Dunes Resort
333 Blue Star Hwy
Douglas, MI 49406

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2014 LGBT Guide

Upcoming Events in 2014

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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.



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


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

10/31  Scare-oke & Halloween Party 9p

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


2015 Events

Winter Hours:
Monday – Thursday 2p – 10p
Friday & Saturday 9a – 2a
Sunday 9a – 10p

Euchre/Pot Luck Every Thursday 6p
Karaoke Every Friday 9p
Bingolicious Every Sunday 4-7p

Drink Specials:
$1 Off Drinks Monday - Thursday

January 2014
01/03   DJ Doug R
01/10   Music Videos
01/17   Music Videos
01/24   Music Videos
01/31   Music Videos

February 2015

02/02   Super Bowl Sunday Pot Luck

02/07   Music Videos
02/14   Men of Manwatch, DJ Doug R
02/21   Music Videos
02/22   Watch the Acadamy Awards
02/28   Music Videos

Spring Hours Begin Monday March 9
M-TH 10a - Midnight
Fri & Sat 9a  - 2a
Sunday 9a - Midnight

March 2015
03/07  DJ Doug R
03/14   Men of Manwatch
03/21   Buns & Basket Bash/MML Pre-IML Benefit,
03/29   Girls Night Out, DJ TBA 9p

More to come.....



Toys For Kids 2014

Toys For Kids 2014 - October 2014

Toys for Kids Benefit Show!
Benefiting Christian Neighbors.
Showtime 9:30p

Hosted by Sydney Chablis!

Karaoke Friday!

Karaoke Friday! - October 2014

Karaoke Every Friday Night

Pot Luck/Euchre

Pot Luck/Euchre - October 2014

Pot Luck & Euchre Every Thursday 6pm


Bingolicious - October 2014

Bingo Every Sunday
W/Drink Specials 4-6

Proceeds Benefit
West Shore Aware!

November 2014

November 2014 - October 2014

Euchre/Pot Luck
Thursday's 6pm

Friday's 9pm

Music Videos
Saturday's 9pm


Sunday's 4-7p