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August 2024 Events Calendar

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Featured August Events

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August 1-7, 2024

May 25th-August 23rd, 2024

Win & Bette Matteson Annual Big Fish Contest
Sponsored by the Pentwater Sportfishing Association. For more information or to register, visit pentwaterpsa.org/annual-big-fish-contest.

Thursdays from June 27th-August 29th, 2024
7:30-8:30pm

Pentwater Civic Band Concert
Weekly Summer Civic Band Thursday night concerts on the Village Green- 327 S. Hancock St., Pentwater.

July 26th-August 4th, 2024

Grand Haven Coast Guard Festival
Annual Festival with fun for the whole family. Downtown Grand Haven. For tickets or more information, visit tickets.coastguardfest.org.

Thursdays from June 20th-August 1st, 2024
10am-12pm

U-Dig It! Youth Summer Program
The U Dig It Community Garden, AFFEW, and Lakeshore Food Club are hosting a highly interactive, hands-on program covering organic gardening, nature, and art experiences for kids ages 9-11. The event is free but pre-registration is required by contacting Julia Chambers at president@affew.org or (231) 690-9561.

Thursday, August 1st, 2024
6-8pm

Live in the Plaza
Live music featuring Jimmy Dodson. Legacy Plaza-112 N. James St., Ludington.

Thursday, August 1st, 2024
7pm

Music in the Streets
Live music at 273 S. Benzie Blvd., Beulah. Performer TBA.

Thursday, August 1st, 2024
7-9pm

Roots on the River Music Series
Live music featuring Cole Hansen at the Manistee Jaycees Bandshell- 117 Memorial Dr., Manistee. Rain location is 5th Avenue Beach in Manistee.

Thursday, August 1st, 2024
7-9pm

Music on the Commons
Live music featuring Raven Rhoden at the Hart Commons- 49 S. State St., Hart.

August 1st-3rd, 2024

Annual Old Engine Club Show
This annual 3-day show has different events each day including daily tractor pulls featuring antique tractors, garden tractors, and doodle bugs. Times are 9am-7pm on Thursday and Friday, and 9am-6pm on Saturday. Daily events include tractor parades, large flea market, arts and crafts and swap meet. For more information, visit oldengineclub.org.

August 1st-5th, 2024

Onekama Days
Annual festival in Onekama with fun for the whole family. 

Friday, August 2nd, 2024
10am-4pm

Harbor Days Arts & Crafts Show
To register, visit elkrapidschamber.org. River Street, Elk Rapids. 

Friday, August 2nd, 2024

Joe Lancour Memorial Scholarship Golf Scramble
Funds raised help Ludington High School seniors who want to continue their education. Lancour was killed while in combat in Afghanistan in 2007. Cost is $400/team of four or $100/individual. Check-in/registration is at 11am followed by a 12pm shot gun start. Register in advance by contacting Starla Owens-Murphy at (231) 613-0349 or fulfillingjoesdreams@gmail.com

Friday, August 2nd, 2024
5-9pm

Muskegon Party in the Park
Live music featuring the Rhythm Method Band with a surprise opening act, kids activities, food/drink trucks, and more. Hackley Park- 350 W. Webster Ave., Muskegon.

Friday, August 2nd, 2024
6-8pm

Live in Legacy Plaza
Live music featuring Nick Veine. Legacy Plaza- 112 N. James St., Ludington.

Friday, August 2nd, 2024
6-9pm

Friday Night Live
Free event with live music, non-profit organization booths, and food. Front Street between Union Street and Park Street, Traverse City.

Friday, August 2nd, 2024
7pm

Log Cabin Concerts
Live music featuring Cats In The Basement (Craig Stroup’s Band) at the Log Cabin Theater- Corner of Panu & Walta Streets, Kaleva.

Friday, August 2nd, 2024
7pm

Folk Fridays Concert Series
Live music featuring Annie + Rod Capps at the Lake County Historical Museum- 915 N. Michigan Ave., Baldwin.

Friday, August 2nd, 2024
7-9pm

Hart Historic District Concert Series
Live music featuring County Parks at Hart Historic District- 570 E. Lincoln St., Hart.

August 2nd-4th, 2024

Big Red Classic Sportfishing Tournament
Doug & Shar Hekman Family Foundation tournament held in Holland. $10,000 1st Place Pro, $5,000 1st Place AM, $1,000 1st Place Big Fish *Payouts subject to change based on participation. For more information, visit bigredclassic.com.

August 2nd-4th, 2024

Copemish Heritage Days
Annual community festival featuring a parade, live music, 5k, and more. For the most updated information, visit copemishheritagedays.com.

August 2nd-4th, 2024

Downtown Ludington Sidewalk Sales
Downtown stores offer big savings throughout the weekend. Hours are Friday & Saturday from 10am-6pm and Sunday from 10am-4pm. Individual store hours may vary.

August 2nd-4th AND 9th-11th, 2024
Times TBA

Performance of Dying for Theatre
Ramdell Theatre- 101 Maple St., Manistee.

Saturday, August 3rd, 2024
6am

Teach a Kid Youth Fishing Tournament
Sponsored by the Pentwater Sportfishing Association. For more information, visit pentwaterpsa.org. To register, click here.

Saturday, August 3rd, 2024
8:30am

COVE Benefit Beach 5k/10k Run/Walk
Charles Mears State Park- 400 W. Lowell St., Pentwater.

Saturday, August 3rd, 2024
10am-4pm

Parking Lot Craft & Vendor Sale
The 10 Spot- 5750 US 10, Ludington. For more information, call or text Kayleen at (231) 683-8058.

Saturday, August 3rd, 2024
10am-11pm

Idlewild Annual Blues Festival
Free live music event sponsored by the Idlewild African American Chamber of Commerce at John Meeks Park- Martin Luther King & Idlewild Blvd, Idlewild. Includes food & craft vendors. For more information, visit eventbrite.com

Saturday, August 3rd, 2024
11am-7pm

Annual Lost Boys Motorcycle Ride
Chapter 35-7 is hosting this CVMA sanctioned ride which begins and ends at VFW Post #4499- 1211 28th St., Manistee. The ride is open to all riders and also features food, live music, raffles, and prizes. Cost is $20/rider which will benefit local veterans in need. For more information, visit facebook.com

Saturday, August 3rd, 2024
12pm

Bus Day to Big Point Sable Lighthouse
Free concert from 1-3pm. Bus transportation from 12pm-5pm. Big Sable Point Lighthouse in Ludington State Park- 8800 M-116, Ludington.

Saturday, August 3rd, 2024
3pm

Rubber Ducky Race
1000 rubber ducks will swim the River at Scottville Riverside Park- 700 S. Scottville Rd., Scottville. The owners of the winning ducks will receive cash prizes. Tickets will be on sale starting in late June at many local Scottville businesses. For the most updated information, visit facebook.com

Saturday, August 3rd, 2024
6-9pm

West Shore Bank’s Rhythm & Dunes Concert
Free outdoor concert featuring The Mega 80’s. A portion of the proceeds from vendor sales donated to the music programs at three Mason County schools. Waterfront Park- 391 S. William St., downtown Ludington. 

Saturday, August 3rd, 2024
7pm

Friends of the Ludington State Park Summer Concert Series
Live music featuring Uneven Ground at the Ludington State Park Amphitheater- 8800 M-116, Ludington.

Saturday, August 3rd, 2024
7-9:15pm

Sounds From the Forest Music Series
Live music featuring Dawn Cambell & the Bohemians at Wenger Pavilion, downtown Baldwin.

Saturday, August 3rd, 2024
7-10pm

Manton Trails Live Music Summer Saturdays
Live music featuring Ray Townsend at Manton Trails RV Park, Hotel, & Campground- 9909 N. 39 Rd., Manton. Open to the public.

Sunday, August 4th, 2024
11:30am-1pm

Chicken Dinner
Take-out only chicken dinner. St. James Episcopal Church- 82 S. Wythe St., Pentwater.

Sunday, August 4th, 2024
2-4pm

Music at the Marina
Live music featuring Steve Chapel at the Pentwater Municipal Marina- 519 Hancock St., Pentwater.

August 4th-10th, 2024

Northwestern Michigan Fair
Multi-day event with fun for the whole family. 3606 Blair Town Hall Rd.- Traverse City.

Monday, August 5th, 2024
6pm

PLA Concerts in the Park
Live music featuring Jake Slater as Elvis in Village Park- Portage Ave., Onekama.

Monday, August 5th, 2024
7-9pm

C. Howard Hornung/Tom Thomas Memorial Concert
Performance by the West Shore Civic Band at Waterfront Park- 300 S. William St., Ludington.

Monday, August 5th, 2024
7-9:15pm

Jammin’ Mondays on Betsie Bay
Live music featuring Joseph & the Velozians at the Waterfront Amphitheater- Centre St., Elberta

August 5th-10th, 2024

Western Michigan Fair
Multi-day event with fun for the whole family. Mason County Fairgrounds- 5302 W. US-10, Ludington.

Tuesday, August 6th, 2024
6:30-8pm

Silver Lake Community Concert Series
Live music featuring the Silverado Band at Golden Township Park- 445 N. Lighthouse Dr., Mears.

Tuesday, August 6th, 2024
7pm

Manistee Shoreline Showcase
Live music featuring Joseph & the Velozians at Douglas Park- First Street Beach, Manistee.

Tuesday, August 6th, 2024
7pm

Friends of the Ludington State Park Summer Concert Series
Live Birds of Prey will be featured rather than a musical performance, at the Ludington State Park Amphitheater- 8800 M-116, Ludington.

Tuesday, August 6th, 2024
7pm

Sounds of Summer Concert Series
Live music featuring Roosevelt Diggs at Bolt Park- 225 Franklin St., Grand Haven.

Wednesday, August 7th, 2024
7-8pm

Night at the Lights Concert Series
Live music featuring Steel ‘Doin It at Little Point Sable Lighthouse– 287 N. Lighthouse Dr., Mears.

Wednesday, August 7th, 2024
7-9pm

LACA Summer Concert Series
Live music featuring Joseph & the Velozians at Waterfront Park- 300 W. William St., Ludington.

Wednesday, August 7th, 2024
7-9:15pm

Echo Through the Timber Music Series
Live music featuring The Ol Microtones at Wenger Pavilion, downtown Baldwin.

August 7th-10th, 2024

Unity Christian Music Festival
Music festival featuring Christian arts at Heritage Landing- 1050 7th St., Muskegon.

August 8-14, 2024

Thursdays from June 27th-August 29th, 2024
7:30-8:30pm

Pentwater Civic Band Concert
Weekly Summer Civic Band Thursday night concerts on the Village Green- 327 S. Hancock St., Pentwater.

August 6th-10th, 2024

Western Michigan Fair
Multi-day event with fun for the whole family. Mason County Fairgrounds- 5302 W. US-10, Ludington.

August 7th-10th, 2024

Unity Christian Music Festival
Music festival featuring Christian arts at Heritage Landing- 1050 7th St., Muskegon.

Thursday, August 8th, 2024
6-8pm

Live in the Plaza
Live music featuring Harv & Sons. Legacy Plaza-112 N. James St., Ludington.

Thursday, August 8th, 2024
7pm

Music in the Streets
Live music featuring Dig a Pony at 273 S. Benzie Blvd., Beulah.

Thursday, August 8th, 2024
7-9pm

Roots on the River Music Series
Live music featuring Ben Traverse Band at the Manistee Jaycees Bandshell- 117 Memorial Dr., Manistee. Rain location is 5th Avenue Beach in Manistee.

Thursday, August 8th, 2024
7-9pm

Music on the Commons
Live music featuring Northern Ground at the Hart Commons- 49 S. State St., Hart.

Thursday, August 8th, 2024

Downtown Ludington’s Movies in the Park
Free outdoor movie featuring Paw Patrol: The Mighty Movie. Free Baby Badger rides for kids from 7:30-8:45pm when the movie begins. Concessions available for sale. Rotary Park- corner of Ludington Ave. and Lewis St.

August 8th-11th, 2024

Pentwater Homecoming Celebration
Pentwater’s biggest event of the year includes fun for the whole family!

Friday, August 9th, 2024
6-8pm

Live in Legacy Plaza
Live music featuring Meg Gunia. Legacy Plaza- 112 N. James St., Ludington.

Friday, August 9th, 2024
6-8:30pm

Grand Haven Free Fridays
Live music featuring Luke Winslow King and Garrison. 1 N. Harbor Dr., Grand Haven.

Friday, August 9th, 2024
6-9pm

Friday Night Live
Free event with live music, non-profit organization booths, and food. Front Street between Union Street and Park Street, Traverse City.

Friday, August 9th, 2024
7pm

Log Cabin Concerts
Live music featuring Mary Sue & Mark Schrock at the Log Cabin Theater- Corner of Panu & Walta Streets, Kaleva.

Friday, August 9th, 2024
7pm

Folk Fridays Concert Series
Live music featuring Chris Vallillo at the Lake County Historical Museum- 915 N. Michigan Ave., Baldwin.

Friday, August 9th, 2024
7-8pm

Evenings at the Light Station Concert Series
Live music featuring Wyatt & Shari Knapp at White River Light Station– 6199 Murray Rd., Whitehall.

Friday, August 9th, 2024
7-9pm

Hart Historic District Concert Series
Live music featuring the Silverado Band at Hart Historic District- 570 E. Lincoln St., Hart.

Friday, August 9th, 2024
8pm

Pentwater Movies on the Green
Free showing of Wonka on the Village Green- 327 S. Hancock St., Pentwater.

Friday, August 9th-Saturday, August 10th; 2024

Sidewalk Sales
Visit local shops for specials and discounts. Hours are Friday from 9am-7pm and Saturday from 9am-5pm. Downtown Manistee.

August 9th-11th, 2024

Hoxeyville Music Festival
Americana and Roots festival with two stages featuring national touring artists, and the best and brightest Michigan talent. 11130 W. 48 1/2 Rd., Wellston. For tickets or more information, visit hoxeyville.com.

August 9th-11th, 2024

Wings Over Muskegon
The Yankee Air Museum, in conjunction with the Muskegon County Airport and F3 Airport host this aviation experience tour and air show. Flyable aircraft at the Yankee Air Museum will provide rides throughout the event with the air show occurring on July 8th-9th. Muskegon County Airport- 99 Sinclair Dr., Norton Shores. For more information, visit wingsovermuskegon.com.

Saturday, August 10th, 2024
8am-12pm

Swim for Grand Traverse Bay
Celebrate clean, healthy water in Grand Traverse Bay with a unique open water swim event to benefit The Watershed Center Grand Traverse Bay, a non-profit that works to protect the bay and its 1,000-square-mile watershed. Registration is $45 and required. Register by visiting runsignup.com. For more information, contact Christine at ccrissman@gtbay.org. Greilickville Harbor Park- 13132 S. West Bay Shore Dr., Traverse City.

Saturday, August 10th, 2024
9am-4pm

Merchants and Makers Market
Shop over 100 booths while enjoying live music and enjoying a variety of food trucks. Chinook Pier- 301 N. Harbor Dr., Grand Haven. For more information, visit merchantsandmakers.com.

Saturday, August 10th, 2024
10am-4pm

Outdoor Craft & Vendor Show
Shop on the historic front lawn of The Village at Grand Traverse Commons- 1200 W. Eleventh St., Traverse City. To register, visit downtowntc.com

Saturday, August 10th, 2024
7pm

Friends of the Ludington State Park Summer Concert Series
Live music featuring J&O Junction at the Ludington State Park Amphitheater- 8800 M-116, Ludington.

Saturday, August 10th, 2024
7-9:15pm

Sounds From the Forest Music Series
Live music featuring Joseph & the Velozians at Wenger Pavilion, downtown Baldwin.

Saturday, August 10th, 2024
7-10pm

Manton Trails Live Music Summer Saturdays
Live music featuring Dan Wilder at Manton Trails RV Park, Hotel, & Campground- 9909 N. 39 Rd., Manton. Open to the public.

Saturday, August 10th-Sunday, August 11th, 2024

Gold Coast Artisan Fair
Saturday from 10am-5pm and Sunday from 10am-4pm. Rotary Park- Corner of Lewis St. & Ludington Ave., Ludington.

Sunday, August 11th, 2024
7:30am

Ludington Lighthouse Triathlon
This event begins in downtown Ludington and ends at the beach. It includes biking, kayaking, and running.

Sunday, August 11th, 2024
8am-12pm

Pancake Breakfast
Pentwater VFW- 8440 N. US-31, Pentwater.

Sunday, August 11th, 2024
2-4pm

Music at the Marina
Live music featuring Third Coast Swing at the Pentwater Municipal Marina- 519 Hancock St., Pentwater.

Monday, August 12th, 2024
1pm

Not So “Hole-Y-One” Golf Fundraiser
Nine hole two person scramble to raise money for the ongoing maintenance and preservation of the Pere Marquette Memorial Cross. Register for the scramble and dinner OR just dinner at zeffy.com. Lincoln Hills Golf Club- 1527 N. Lakeshore Dr., Ludington.

Monday, August 12th, 2024
6pm

PLA Concerts in the Park
Live music featuring Fifth Gear in Village Park- Portage Ave., Onekama.

Monday, August 12th, 2024
7-9:15pm

Jammin’ Mondays on Betsie Bay
Live music featuring Jeff Haas’ “Big Fun” Band at the Waterfront Amphitheater- Centre St., Elberta

Tuesday, August 13th, 2024
5-7pm

New Era Farmers Market Concert Series
Live music featuring Chad Thomspon at 1820 Ray Ave., New Era.

Tuesday, August 13th, 2024
7pm

Manistee Shoreline Showcase
Live music featuring Jeff Haas’ “Big Fun” Band at Douglas Park- First Street Beach, Manistee.

Tuesday, August 13th, 2024
7pm

Friends of the Ludington State Park Summer Concert Series
Live music featuring Canopy Space at the Ludington State Park Amphitheater- 8800 M-116, Ludington.

Tuesday, August 13th, 2024
7:30pm

Performance by Quintago
Ramdell Theatre- 101 Maple St., Manistee.

August 13th-17th, 2024

Manistee County Fair
Fun for the whole family at the Manistee County Fairgrounds- 7587 1st St., Onekama.

Wednesday, August 14th, 2024
3-6pm

Back to School Backpack Bonanza
Mason County students in grades Kindergarten-12th grade (with a guardian) are invited to play a round of free mini golf and receive a free backpack and school supplies. There will also be free face painting and temporary tattoos. The event is limited to 425 students. There will also be face painting and balloon creations. Ludington Area Jaycees Mini Golf at 900 W. Ludington Ave., Ludington.

Wednesday, August 14th, 2024
6-7pm

Backpack Blowout
Children will receive free backpacks and school supplies. There will also be games, balloons, crafts, and dinner… all free of charge. Children must be present. Trinity Lutheran Church- 5631 W. Stony Lake Rd., New Era.

Wednesday, August 14th, 2024
7-9pm

LACA Summer Concert Series
Live music featuring Jeff Haas’ “Big Fun” Electric Band at Waterfront Park- 300 W. William St., Ludington.

Wednesday, August 14th, 2024
7-9:15pm

Echo Through the Timber Music Series
Live music featuring Uneek Soul at Wenger Pavilion, downtown Baldwin.

August 15-21, 2024

Thursdays from June 27th-August 29th, 2024
7:30-8:30pm

Pentwater Civic Band Concert
Weekly Summer Civic Band Thursday night concerts on the Village Green- 327 S. Hancock St., Pentwater.

Tuesday, August 13th, 2024
7:30pm

Performance of Back to Bacharach: An Evening with Karen Curlee & Mark Stewart
Ramdell Theatre- 101 Maple St., Manistee.

August 13th-17th, 2024

Manistee County Fair
Fun for the whole family at the Manistee County Fairgrounds- 7587 1st St., Onekama.

Thursday, August 15th, 2024
12pm

Bus Day to Big Point Sable Lighthouse
Free concert from 1-3pm. Bus transportation from 12pm-5pm. Big Sable Point Lighthouse in Ludington State Park- 8800 M-116, Ludington.

Thursday, August 15th, 2024
3:30-5:30pm

Diapers & Donuts
West Shore Family Support will be giving away free diapers & donuts to families with children age 3 and under at Hart Wesleyan Church- 3757 W. Polk Rd., Hart. Free car seat checks will also be offered.

Thursday, August 15th, 2024
6-8pm

Live in the Plaza
Live music featuring Cheryl Wolfram. Legacy Plaza-112 N. James St., Ludington.

Thursday, August 15th, 2024
7-9pm

Music on the Commons
Live music featuring Serita’s Black Rose at the Hart Commons- 49 S. State St., Hart.

Thursday, August 15th, 2024

Downtown Ludington’s Movies in the Park
Free outdoor movie featuring Trolls Band Together. Free Baby Badger rides for kids from 7:30-8:45pm when the movie begins. Concessions available for sale. Rotary Park- corner of Ludington Ave. and Lewis St.

Friday, August 16th, 2024
9am-7pm

Sidewalk Sales
Visit local shops for specials and discounts. Hours are Friday from 9am-7pm and Saturday from 9am-5pm. Downtown and Centertown, Grand Haven.

Friday, August 16th, 2024
10am

Rubber Ducky Festival Arts & Crafts Show
To register, visit bellairechamber.org. Downtown Bellaire

Friday, August 16th, 2024
5-9pm

Muskegon Party in the Park
Live music featuring Magic Bus, kids activities, food/drink trucks, and more. Hackley Park- 350 W. Webster Ave., Muskegon.

Friday, August 16th, 2024
6-8pm

Live in Legacy Plaza
Live music featuring 80 Cows. Legacy Plaza- 112 N. James St., Ludington.

Friday, August 16th, 2024
6-8:30pm

Grand Haven Free Fridays
Live music featuring Jess Ray & the Carolina Catfish and Money Soup. 1 N. Harbor Dr., Grand Haven.

Friday, August 16th, 2024
7pm

Log Cabin Concerts
Live music featuring Ruth & Max Bloomquist at the Log Cabin Theater- Corner of Panu & Walta Streets, Kaleva.

Friday, August 16th, 2024
7pm

Folk Fridays Concert Series
Live music featuring Brian Oberlin at the Lake County Historical Museum- 915 N. Michigan Ave., Baldwin.

Friday, August 16th-Saturday, August 17th, 2024

Frankfort Art Fair
Market Square Park- 420 Corning Ave. Frankfort. Free Benzie Bus Shuttle. Friday from 1-7pm and Saturday from 10am-4pm. Register here

August 16th-18th, 2024

The Monster Fishing Tournament
Monster Ladies/Kids prelim on Friday. Weigh your best 5. $100/team. $10,000 Cash Purse (30 boat min). All Big Checks Doubled. All 333 Choice & Combo Prizes Awarded. Additional Cash Payouts Based on Registration. Sequestered Weigh In Day 1. $400 Entry. For more information, visit tournamenttrail.net/tournaments.

August 16th-18th, 2024

Heaven on Hamlin Photography Weekend Workshop
Presented by Todd & Brad Reed Photography and held at Heaven on Hamlin- 3795 N. Lakeshore Dr., Ludington.

Saturday, August 17th, 2024

PSA/Bannink’s End of Summer Salmon & Trout Lines Down Tournament
Sponsored by the Pentwater Sportfishing Association and Bannink’s. Prizes include 1st Place for biggest salmon, 2nd Place for biggest trout (Either lake trout, brown trout, or steelhead), 3rd Place for combo weight (Either two salmon/one trout or two trout/one salmon, 4th Place for mystery weight (closest fish weighing to the picked weight from three-six pounds- can be either under or over weight. All entry fees must be paid by 7pm on September 2nd. For more information, visit nebula.wsimg.com or call Rob Bannink at (231) 327-0841.

Saturday, August 17th, 2024
8am-3pm

Frankfort Collector Car Show
Mineral Springs Park- 630 Main St., Frankfort.

Saturday, August 17th, 2024
9am-1pm

Clean Sweep Household Hazardous Waste & Pharmaceutical Collection Day
Residents of Mason, Manistee, and Oceana Counties may drop off hazardous waste at collection sites. Mason County: Mason-Lake Conservation District- 655 N. Scottville Rd., Scottville. Manistee County: Manistee Conservation District- 8840 Chippewa Highway, Bear Lake. Oceana County: Oceana Conservation District- 1064 Industrial Park Dr., Shelby.

Friday, August 16th-Saturday, August 17th; 2024

Sidewalk Sales
Participating businesses will spill out onto the sidewalks with special offers and one-of-a-kind items. Friday from 9am-7pm and Saturday from 9am-5pm. Downtown Grand Haven

Saturday, August 17th, 2024
10am-3pm

Little Sable Lighthouse 150th Anniversary Celebration
For the most updated information, visit splka.org

Saturday, August 17th, 2024
10am-5pm

Downtown Art Fair
To register, visit downtowntc.com. Downtown Cass St., Traverse City.

Saturday, August 17th, 2024
12-5pm

Suds on the Shore Craft Wine & Beer Festival
Benefit for the United Way of Mason County. Rotary Park- Corner of Lewis St. and Ludington Ave., Ludington.

Saturday, August 17th, 2024

Horse Shows
MCE Equestrian Speed Show; for more information, visit miha.org. Caswell Horse Park at the Mason County Fairgrounds- 5302 US-10, Ludington.

Saturday, August 17th, 2024

PSA/Bannink’s End of Summer Fishing Tournament
Sponsored by the Pentwater Sportfishing Association.

Saturday, August 17th, 2024
7pm

Friends of the Ludington State Park Summer Concert Series
Live music featuring Tom Noack at the Ludington State Park Amphitheater- 8800 M-116, Ludington.

Saturday, August 17th, 2024
7-9:15pm

Sounds From the Forest Music Series
Live music featuring Jeff Haas’ “Big Fun” Electric at Wenger Pavilion, downtown Baldwin.

Saturday, August 17th, 2024
7-10pm

Manton Trails Live Music Summer Saturdays
Live music featuring John Sanger at Manton Trails RV Park, Hotel, & Campground- 9909 N. 39 Rd., Manton. Open to the public.

Saturday, August 17th-Sunday, August 18th; 2024

Michigan’s Free ORV Weekend
Michigan residents and out-of-state visitors can ride DNR-designated routes and trails without purchasing an ORV license or trail permit.

Sunday, August 18th, 2024

Horse Shows
Mason County Saddle Club Show; for more information, visit masoncountysaddleclub.com. Caswell Horse Park at the Mason County Fairgrounds- 5302 US-10, Ludington.

Sunday, August 18th, 2024
2-4pm

Music at the Marina
Live music featuring Gina & Jordan at the Pentwater Municipal Marina- 519 Hancock St., Pentwater.

Sunday, August 18th, 2024
4pm

Passionate Piano: Performance by the Benzie County Symphony Orchestra
With Special Guest Pianist Hyemin Kim at Corson Auditorium- 4000 M-137, Interlochen

Sunday, August 18th, 2024
4pm

Performance by the Benzie County Symphony Orchestra
With Special Guest Hyemin Kim, Piano at Corson Auditorium- 4000 M-137, Interlochen.

August 18th-24th, 2024

Oceana County Fair
Oceana County Fairgrounds- 1025 S. State St., Hart.

Monday, August 19th, 2024
7-9:15pm

Jammin’ Mondays on Betsie Bay
Live music featuring Men of Leisure All Stars at the Waterfront Amphitheater- Centre St., Elberta

Tuesday, August 20th, 2024
11:30am-8pm

Ludington & Scottville Chamber of Commerce Golf Outing
Visit ludington.org for more information.

Tuesday, August 20th, 2024
7pm

Manistee Shoreline Showcase
Live music featuring Men of Leisure at Douglas Park- First Street Beach, Manistee.

Wednesday, August 21st, 2024
7pm

Scottville Clown Band Performance at Hudsonville Fair
5235 Park Ave., Hudsonville

Wednesday, August 21st, 2024
7-8pm

AFFEW Beach Sweep
Beach clean-up at Stearns Park, Ludington.

Wednesday, August 21st, 2024
7-8pm

Night at the Lights Concert Series
Live music featuring Chris Kennedy & Eric Michaels at Little Point Sable Lighthouse– 287 N. Lighthouse Dr., Mears.

Wednesday, August 21st, 2024
7-9pm

LACA Summer Concert Series
Live music featuring Men of Leisure at Waterfront Park- 300 W. William St., Ludington.

Wednesday, August 21st, 2024
7-9:15pm

Echo Through the Timber Music Series
Live music featuring General Assembly Big Band at Wenger Pavilion, downtown Baldwin.

Wednesday, August 21st, 2024
9-11pm

S.S. Badger Carferry Shoreline Cruise
Includes live music. S.S. Badger Carferry- 701 Maritime Dr., Ludington. (800) 841-4243.

August 22-31, 2024

Thursdays from June 27th-August 29th, 2024
7:30-8:30pm

Pentwater Civic Band Concert
Weekly Summer Civic Band Thursday night concerts on the Village Green- 327 S. Hancock St., Pentwater.

August 22nd-25th, 2024

Benzie Fishing Frenzy Pro/Am Sportfishing Tournament
For more information or to register, visit tournamenttrail.net/tournaments#/frankfort.

Thursday, August 22nd, 2024
6-8pm

Live in the Plaza
Live music featuring Mike Lenich. Legacy Plaza-112 N. James St., Ludington.

Thursday, August 22nd, 2024
6-8pm

Live in the Plaza
Live music featuring Mike Lenich. Legacy Plaza-112 N. James St., Ludington.

Thursday, August 22nd, 2024
7-9pm

Music on the Commons
Live music featuring Plain Jane Glory at the Hart Commons- 49 S. State St., Hart.

Thursday, August 22nd, 2024

Downtown Ludington’s Movies in the Park
Free outdoor movie featuring Luca. Free Baby Badger rides for kids from 7:30-8:45pm when the movie begins. Concessions available for sale. Rotary Park- corner of Ludington Ave. and Lewis St.

August 22nd-25th, 2024

Cedar Polka Fest
Annual festival with fun for the whole family include live music, food, car show, 5k, and more! Visit cedarpolkafest.org for more information. Festival Grounds- 3075 E. Sullivan St., Cedar.

Friday, August 23rd, 2024
5-9pm

Muskegon Party in the Park
Live music featuring That Beatles Thing, kids activities, food/drink trucks, and more. Hackley Park- 350 W. Webster Ave., Muskegon.

Friday, August 23rd, 2024
6-8pm

Live in Legacy Plaza
Live music featuring Twyce the Band. Legacy Plaza- 112 N. James St., Ludington.

Friday, August 23rd, 2024
6-8:30pm

Grand Haven Free Fridays
Live music featuring Loren Johnson and Gabi June. 1 N. Harbor Dr., Grand Haven.

Friday, August 23rd, 2024
7pm

Log Cabin Concerts
Live music featuring Feral Cats at the Log Cabin Theater- Corner of Panu & Walta Streets, Kaleva.

Friday, August 23rd, 2024
7-8pm

Evenings at the Light Station Concert Series
Live music featuring Max & Ruth Bloomquist at White River Light Station– 6199 Murray Rd., Whitehall.

Friday, August 23rd, 2024
7:30pm

Performance by Landsharks Band: Jimmy Buffet Tribute Band
Ramdell Theatre- 101 Maple St., Manistee.

Friday, August 23rd, 2024
8pm

Pentwater Movies on the Green
Free showing of The BFD on the Village Green- 327 S. Hancock St., Pentwater.

Friday, August 23rd-Saturday, August 24th; 2024

Pentwater Sidewalk Sales
Downtown Pentwater.

August 23rd-25th, 2024

Forest Trail Music Festival
Annual music festival that also features camping, tie-dye, yoga, craft vendors, and more. Held on the edge of the Manistee National Forest- 352 W. Forest Trail Rd., Free Soil. Tickets range from $30-$75. For more information and tickets, visit foresttrailmusic.com.

Friday, August 23rd-Saturday, August 24th AND Friday, August 30th-Saturday, August 31st; 2024

Community Cats TNR Benefit Sale
There will be a sale of a variety of donated items to help offset costs of spaying/neutering, health checks, and vaccinations for homeless cats in Mason County through Community Cats TNR. Times TBA. Mason County Fairgrounds 4-H Building- 5302 US-10, Ludington.

Saturday, August 24th, 2024
10am-4pm

Pentwater Wooden & Classic Boat Show and Parade
Boat show on the water and on the Village Green- 327 S. Hancock St., Pentwater. Open to the public.

Saturday, August 24th, 2024
10am-4pm

Parking Lot Craft & Vendor Sale
The 10 Spot- 5750 US 10, Ludington. For more information, call or text Kayleen at (231) 683-8058.

Saturday, August 24th, 2024

Burning Foot Beer Festival
Annual festival featuring live music, food vendors, art displays, and beer from dozens of breweries. For tickets, visit burningfoot.beer. Pere Marquette Beach- 3510 Channel Dr., Muskegon.

Saturday, August 24th, 2024
7pm

Friends of the Ludington State Park Summer Concert Series
Live music featuring Salt City Dixie Jazz Band at the Ludington State Park Amphitheater- 8800 M-116, Ludington.

Saturday, August 24th, 2024
7-9:15pm

Sounds From the Forest Music Series
Live music featuring Men of Leisure All Stars at Wenger Pavilion, downtown Baldwin.

Saturday, August 24th, 2024
7-10pm

Manton Trails Live Music Summer Saturdays
Live music featuring Jason Peek at Manton Trails RV Park, Hotel, & Campground- 9909 N. 39 Rd., Manton. Open to the public.

Saturday, August 24th-Sunday, August 25th; 2024

Horse Shows
Upper Michigan Paint Horse Show; for more information contact Beth Nickerson at (231) 620-4042 or UpperMichpainthorseclub@gmail.com. Caswell Horse Park at the Mason County Fairgrounds- 5302 US-10, Ludington.

Sunday, August 25th, 2024
10am-3pm

Craft Fair & Farmers Market
Cedar Polka Fest grounds- 3200 Sullivan St., Cedar. Go to cedarpolkafest.org to reserve a booth.

Sunday, August 25th, 2024
11am-3pm

Annual Grant Fire Department Chicken Dinner
Tickets are $15 and include 1/2 BBQ chicken, baked potato, baked beans, dinner roll, corn on the cob, sweet & sour cabbage, dessert, and drinks. There will also be a classic car show. 835 W. Hoague Rd., Manistee.

Monday, August 26th, 2024
7-9:15pm

Jammin’ Mondays on Betsie Bay
Live music featuring the Dave Keller Band at the Waterfront Amphitheater- Centre St., Elberta

Tuesday, August 27th, 2024
5-7pm

New Era Farmers Market Concert Series
Live music featuring Acoustic Oasis at 1820 Ray Ave., New Era.

Tuesday, August 27th, 2024
7pm

Manistee Shoreline Showcase
Live music featuring the Dave Keller Band at Douglas Park- First Street Beach, Manistee.

Wednesday, August 28th, 2024
7-9pm

LACA Summer Concert Series
Live music featuring the Dave Keller Band at Waterfront Park- 300 W. William St., Ludington.

Wednesday, August 28th, 2024
7-9:15pm

Echo Through the Timber Music Series
Live music featuring Mary Rademacher & the Rad Pack at Wenger Pavilion, downtown Baldwin.

Thursday, August 29th, 2024
6-8pm

Live in the Plaza
Live music featuring Gabrial James. Legacy Plaza-112 N. James St., Ludington.

Thursday, August 29th, 2024
7-9pm

Music on the Commons
Live music featuring Cold Leather Seats at the Hart Commons- 49 S. State St., Hart.

Thursday, August 29th, 2024
8-10pm

Sunset Bonfire
Free bonfire with live music featuring Benny Hill at Stearns Park Beach, Ludington.

Friday, August 30th, 2024
4-7pm

Pentwater Gallery Stroll
Galleries open their doors for visitors. Includes refreshments and a drawing for a $25 Gift Card to any of the participating galleries. Downtown Pentwater.

Friday, August 30th, 2024
6-8pm

Live in Legacy Plaza
Live music featuring Benny Hill Band. Legacy Plaza- 112 N. James St., Ludington.

Friday, August 30th, 2024
7pm

Log Cabin Concerts
Live music featuring Nick Veine & Company at the Log Cabin Theater- Corner of Panu & Walta Streets, Kaleva.

Friday, August 30th-Saturday, August 31st; 2024

Minnehaha Brewhaha Music Festival
Live music festival featuring 12 bands with food trucks, 5k & 15k races, and brew tent. Friday from 6-11pm and Saturday from 11am-11pm. Races are Saturday at 8am. Visit music-moves-me.org for tickets or more information. Arcadia Marine- 17073 Northwood Hwy, Arcadia.

Saturday, August 31st, 2024
10am-4pm

Elk Rapids Arts & Crafts Show
To register, visit elkrapidschamber.org. River Street, Elk Rapids. 

Saturday, August 31st, 2024
12pm

Bus Day to Big Point Sable Lighthouse
Free concert from 1-3pm. Bus transportation from 12pm-5pm. Big Sable Point Lighthouse in Ludington State Park- 8800 M-116, Ludington.

Saturday, August 31st, 2024
12-11pm

LaborFest
Car show, parade, live music, and food/beverage tent. First Street Beach, Manistee. Visit saltcityrb.com for more information or tickets.

Saturday, August 31st, 2024
7pm

Friends of the Ludington State Park Summer Concert Series
Live music featuring Eric Engblade at the Ludington State Park Amphitheater- 8800 M-116, Ludington.

Saturday, August 31st, 2024
7-9:15pm

Sounds From the Forest Music Series
Live music featuring the Dave Keller Band at Wenger Pavilion, downtown Baldwin.

Saturday, August 31st, 2024
7-10pm

Manton Trails Live Music Summer Saturdays
Live music featuring Brian Criner at Manton Trails RV Park, Hotel, & Campground- 9909 N. 39 Rd., Manton. Open to the public.

Saturday, August 31st-Sunday, September 1st, 2024

“Honoring Our Elders” Traditional Pow-Wow
Native American social celebration with drumming, singing, dancing, storytelling, food, raffles, and arts and crafts vendors. Suggested admission is $5/person, $20 carload max. For more information, visit facebook.com

August 31st-September 2nd, 2024

Brethren Days
The village of Brethren hosts in annual festival with activities for the whole family.

The following events are from 2023. Stay tuned for information on dates for these events in 2024!

 

Cars & Coffee
Ludington Auto Club’s first event. No registration necessary. Participants are invited to cruise out to Fox Barn Winery after the car meet. Coffee and food will be available for purchase from on-site food trucks. The 10 Spot- 5750 US-10, Ludington.

Maxine’s Closet Back to School Kickoff
Free items for area children like backpacks, school supplies, and new underwear and socks. There will also be representatives from community resource organizations and meals for children. Shelby High School parking lot, use 6th Street entrance.

Skate, Scootin’ Boogy Skate Competition
Skateboarders and scooterers under age 18 are invited to compete to win prizes. Free registration at Gordy’s Skate Co- 104 W. Ludington Ave.; the Ludington Police Department- 400 S. Harrison St., or Safe Harbor Credit Union- 5511 US-10, Ludington.

Shaw Family Backpack Giveaway
Mike & Debbie Shaw, in conjunction with Living Word Church, will be giving away backpacks full of school supplies at Pathfinders Community Library- 812 Michigan Ave., Baldwin. 

Car & Vendor Show
Event also includes 50/50 raffle, silent auction, games, music, and more. VFW #5096- 2022 State St., Custer.

Bear Lake End of Summer Let’s Glow Party
Music festival on the sandbar of Bear Lake. Live music by 5th Gear. Theme is 80’s-90’s, 
dress to impress in neon/retro wear.

Shaw Family Backpack Giveaway
Mike & Debbie Shaw, in conjunction with Living Word Church, will be giving away backpacks full of school supplies at West Shore Bank- 107 State St., Scottville.

Mason County Conservation District Annual Farm Tour
Event includes a bus tour to three Mason County farms and a catered dinner. The event is free and open to the public but donations are appreciated. RSVP’s are requested by August 23rd and can be made by calling (231) 757-3707 ext. 5 or by emailing andrew.booher@macd.org.

Check back often for updates to this calendar of events!

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