SLSD Jeep Invasion took place June 3-5, 2016 at the Silver Lake Sand Dunes in Michigan. Check out the video from this event! It was EPIC! Looking forward to next year already. The 2nd annual SLSD Jeep Invasion will take place June 2-4, 2017. Check out and like the Facebook page for more updates.
Thanks to Phil DeBrot at Lakeshore Image for the awesome video!
Check out the press release for the 2016 event
Silver Lake Sand Dunes to host the first SLSD Jeep Invasion
SILVER LAKE, MICHIGAN JUNE 1, 2016 - The first Silver Lake Sand Dune Jeep Invasion will take place June 3-5, 2016. A weekend dedicated to Jeep owners for some food, dunes and fun.
The weekend will kick off on Friday night at the Golden Sand Golf and Bucket Bar for a meet and greet. The Jeep show and parade registration will take place from 5:00-9:00pm. Those pre-registered can pick up their swag bag and free hot dog dinner. There is a live band, draft trailer, bouncy house and over 400 Jeeps to check out that evening. If you didn’t pre-register there will be a late registration area, although they can’t guarantee a swag bag or hot dogs for those not pre-registered. They will also have SLSD Jeep Invasion t-shirts for sale.
On Saturday, there will be a Jeep parade heading to the dunes. Parade line up starts at Golden Sands Golf and Bucket Bar from 7:30-9:00am. This is where the tag, air and flag check will take place. The parade of Jeeps to the Silver Lake Sand Dunes ORV area will start at 9:00am and will drive as a group to the designated Jeep Show area. All Jeeps must have proper tags, air and flags to be in the parade and enter the State Park. The Jeep Show will take place from 11:00am-1:00pm. Awards and trophies will be given for People’s Choice, Best Stock, Best Mod, and Best Classic Jeep around 1:00pm.
“The number of people coming to the event is unbelievable,” said Hide-a-way Campground owner Dan Kolosci. “I was bored one Sunday in January and out in the garage working on my Jeep. I put a post out to see if anyone was interested in a Jeep weekend. The response was instant, so I thought I better have a Jeep event. I thought I might get 30-40 Jeeps. I never expected that it would get so big so quickly. I don’t know if I should be excited or nervous.”
There will also be a vendor show at the Golden Park - Downtown Silver Lake on Saturday from 10:00am-8:00pm. The 4th Annual Blessing of the Duners will take place on Sunday at the Silver Lake Sand Dunes Designated Blessing Area. The SLSD Jeep Invasion weekend will also coincide with the Tunes, Brews and Dunes Festival on Saturday and the Blessing of the Duners on Sunday.
This couldn’t be possible without all of the wonderful volunteers and sponsors. Sponsors include Hide-a-way Campground, Light House Grill, Preferred Chrysler, McDonald Chrysler, B&L Motor Sports, Silver Lake Sand Dunes - Hart Visitors Bureau, Lakeshore Chrysler, Heritage Estates, BDS Suspensions, JKS Manufacturing, Zone Road Products, Fox Racing Shox, Golden Sands Golf & Bucket Bar, The Wave Club, Silver Creek RV Resort, Sue Payne - Coldwell Banker Woodland Schmidt, Sandy Shores Campground, Parkside Store, Parrot’s Landing, Silver Lake Buggy Rentals, Crawl Tek, D+W Auto Detailing, Sierra Sands, MacWoods Dune Rides, Silver Lake Rec Association, Dunes Waterfront Resort, Silver Pointe General Store and Food for Christ.
You can find more information on the event at https://www.facebook.com/SLSDJeepInvasion.