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August 2021

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Monday, August 2nd, 7pm

PLA Concert in the Park: Peter, Paul & Mary Remembered
Jim Hawley, Doc & Donna Probes recreate folk magic. Village Park, Onekama.
Summer Music

Tuesday, August 3rd, 6:30pm-8:30pm

Silver Lake Concert Series: Park Road Revival
Golden Township Park, Silver Lake.
Summer Music

Tuesday, August 3rd, 7pm

Manistee Shoreline Showcase: Rodney Whitaker Quartet
Jazz and Roots. First Street Beach, Douglas Park, Manistee.
Summer Music

Wednesday, August 4th, 7pm-8:30pm

Music by Ark Harbor
Little Sable Point Lighthouse, Silver Lake.
Nights at the Lights

Wednesday, August 4th, 7pm

LACA Summer Concert Series: Rodney Whitaker Quartet
Jazz and Roots. Waterfront Park, Ludington.
Summer Music

Wednesday, August 4th, 7pm

Echo through the Timber: Mary Rademacher w/ the Mark Kahny Band
Pop, Jazz, Show tunes. Wenger Pavilion, Baldwin.
Summer Music

Thursday, August 5th - Saturday, August 7th, 9am-5pm

Annual Old Engine & Tractor Show
Western Michigan Old Engine Club grounds, South Scottville Road, Scottville.
Old Engine Club

Thursday, August 5th, 12pm-5pm

Bus Day & music to Big Sable Point Lighthouse
Music from 1-3pm by Chris Kennedy and Eric Michaels. Bus transportation from 12pm-5pm. Big Sable Point Lighthouse, Ludington State Park.
Music at the Lighthouses

Thursday, August 5th, 5pm-8pm

Live Music in the Plaza: Road Less Traveled
Legacy Plaza, James Street, Ludington.
Summer Music

Thursday, August 5th, 7pm

Music on the Commons: Silverado Band
Classical Country. Hart Commons, downtown Hart.
Summer Music

Thursday, August 5th, 8pm

Pentwater Civic Band
Village Green, Pentwater.
Pentwater Civic Band

Friday, August 6th - Saturday, August 7th

Scottville 10 & 31 Celebration
Events include an ox roast, rubber duck race, car show, Miss Mason County pageant and more! Downtown Scottville.
Scottville 10 & 31 Celebration

Friday, August 6th - Monday, August 9th

Onekama Days
Highlights of the festival include fireworks, arts/crafts show, pig roast, community yard sales, classic car show, 1 mile & 5k runs, tennis tournament, dance party, demolition derby and parade. Activities take place at the Manistee County Fairgrounds and in Onekama Village Park. Onekama.
Onekama Days

Friday, August 6th, 7pm-8:30pm

Music by Ark Harbor
White River Light Station, Whitehall.
Nights at the Lights

Friday, August 6th - Sunday, August 8th

Stratford on the Avenue Theatre Festival
Friday and Saturday at 7pm, Sunday at 2pm. Presented by Stage Left Theatre group. The 2021 event will include a classic performance of Shakespeare's Twelfth Night and an abridged, comedic adaptation of Julius Caesar. Bring lawn chair or blanket. Tickets generally $7 in advance (EventBrite) or $10 at door. Rotary Park, downtown Ludington.
Stratford on the Avenue

Saturday, August 7th, 9am

Run the Beach 5K
In-person and virtual options offered. Race begins at Loomis & Rath streets, downtown Ludington.

Saturday, August 7th, 7pm

Sounds from the Forest: Rodney Whitaker Quartet
Straight-ahead jazz. Wenger Pavilion, Baldwin.
Summer Music

Sunday, August 8th, 10am

Antique Tractor Pull
Western Michigan Old Engine Club grounds, South Scottville Road, Scottville.
Old Engine Club

Monday, August 9th, 7pm

PLA Concerts in the Park: Michael Trixx
Magic show for kids of all ages. Village Park, Onekama.
Summer Music

Tuesday, August 10th - Saturday, August 14th

82nd Annual Western Michigan Fair
Mason County Fairgrounds, U.S. 10, Ludington.
Western Michigan Fair

Tuesday, August 10th, 7pm

Manistee Shoreline Showcase: Planet D Nonet
Jazz, Blues, Showtunes. First Street Beach, Douglas Park, Manistee.
Summer Music

Wednesday, August 11th, 7pm

LACA Summer Concert Series: Planet D Nonet
Jazz, Blues, Showtunes. Waterfront Park, Ludington.
Summer Music

Wednesday, August 11th, 7pm

Echo through the Timber: Motor City Josh and the Big 3
Straight Up Blues. Wenger Pavilion, Baldwin.
Summer Music

Thursday, August 12th - Sunday, August 15th

Pentwater Homecoming
Downtown Pentwater.
Pentwater Homecoming

Thursday, August 12th, 5pm-8pm

Live Music in the Plaza: Bret Maynard
Legacy Plaza, James Street, Ludington.
Summer Music

Thursday, August 12th, 7pm

Music on the Commons: The Hackwells
Americana. Hart Commons, downtown Hart.
Summer Music

Thursday, August 12th, 8pm

Pentwater Civic Band
Village Green, Pentwater.
Pentwater Civic Band

Friday, August 13th - Sunday, August 15th

Hoxeyville Music Festival
Wellston.

Friday, August 13th, 6pm-8pm

Music by Catfish and the Man
Concert with music and beer. White River Light Station, Whitehall.
Nights at the Lights

Saturday, August 14th - Sunday, August 15th

Gold Coast Artisan Fair
10am-5pm Saturday; 10am-4pm Sunday. Rotary Park, downtown Ludington.
Ludington Arts & Crafts Fairs

Saturday, August 14th, 7pm

Sounds from the Forest: Planet D Nonet
Big Band, Pop, Jazz, Roots. Wenger Pavilion, Baldwon.
Summer Music

Sunday, August 15th, 8pm

Pentwater Movies on the Green: Mamma Mia
Shown on the Pentwater Village Green, downtown Pentwater.
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Monday, August 16th, 7pm

PLA Concerts in the Park; Wally Pleasant
Folk Singer. Village Park, Onekama.
Summer Music

Tuesday, August 17th - Saturday, August 21st

Manistee County Fair
Manistee County Fairgrounds, M-22, Onekama.
Manistee County Fair

Tuesday, August 17th, 7pm

Manistee Shoreline Showcase: Chris Foreman's Soul Message Band
Jazz, Funk and Soul. First Street Beach, Douglas Park, Manistee.
Summer Music

Wednesday, August 18th, 7pm

LACA Summer Concert Series: Chris Foreman's Soul Message Band
Jazz, Funk, Soul. Waterfront Park, Ludington.
Summer Music

Wednesday, August 18th, 7pm

Echo through the Timber: Grand Rapids Jazz Orchestra
Swinging originals and traditional favorites. wenger Pavilion, Baldwin.
Summer Music

Thursday, August 19th, 12pm-5pm

Bus Day & music to Big Sable Point Lighthouse
Music from 1-3pm by Frank Galante & Ruthie Eilers. Bus transportation from 12pm-5pm. Big Sable Point Lighthouse, Ludington State Park.
Music at the Lighthouses

Thursday, August 19th, 5pm-8pm

Live Music in the Plaza: Gabrial James
Legacy Plaza, James Street, Ludington.
Summer Music

Thursday, August 19th, 7pm

Music on the Commons: Drew Hale Band
Country, Rock. Hart Commons, downtown Hart.
Summer Music

Thursday, August 19th, 8pm

Pentwater Civic Band
Village Green, Pentwater.
Pentwater Civic Band

Friday, August 20th

Mercury
Ramsdell Regional Center for the Arts, Manistee.
Performing Arts

Saturday, August 21st, 10am

Antique Tractor Pull
Western Michigan Old Engine Club grounds, South Scottville Road, Scottville.
Old Engine Club

Saturday, August 21st, 12pm-5pm

Suds on the Shore Craft Beer & Wine Festival
Annual craft beer and wine tasting festival, live music and food. Ludington Rotary Park, downtown Ludington.
Suds on the Shore

Saturday, August 21st, 7pm

Sounds from the Forest: Chris Foreman's Soul Message Band
Hammond Be, Jazz Funk and Soul. Wenger Pavilion, Baldwin.
Summer Music

Saturday, August 21st, 9pm-11pm

S.S. Badger Shoreline Cruise
If you've never taken a trip across Lake Michigan aboard the S.S. Badger, start small and take a Shoreline Cruise, each one lasting two hours. It's time to join in the festivities and celebrate this grand ship. Tickets, $42 per person, must be purchased in advance by stopping in at the Ludington ticket offices or by calling (800) 841-4243.
S.S. Badger Shoreline Cruise

Sunday, August 22nd

Mason County Saddle Club
Mason County Fairgrounds, Ludington.
Horse Shows

Monday, August 23rd, 7pm

PLA Concerts in the Park: Awesome Distraction
Acoustic Sound. Village Park, Onekama.
Summer Music

Tuesday, August 24th - Saturday, August 28th

Oceana County Fair
Fairgounds in Hart.
Oceana County Fair

Tuesday, August 24th - Sunday, August 29th

Lisa Terry Memorial Quarter Horse Show
Mason County Fairgrounds, Ludington.
Horse Shows

Tuesday, August 24th, 7pm

Manistee Shoreline Showcase: U'Neek Soul
Authentic Funk, Soul, R&B, Motown. First Street Beach, Douglas Park, Manistee.
Summer Music

Wednesday, August 25th, 7pm

LACA Summer Concert Series: U'Neek Soul
Authentic Funk, Soul, R&B, Motown. Waterfront Park, Ludington.
Summer Music

Wednesday, August 25th, 7pm

Echo through the Timber: Headwinds Blues Project
Traditional and Progressive Blues. Wenger Pavilion, Baldwin.
Summer Music

Thursday, August 26th, 5pm-8pm

Live Music in the Plaza: Nick Veine
Legacy Plaza, James Street, Ludington.
Summer Music

Thursday, August 26th, 7pm

Music on the Commons: Yesterday's Wine
Country. Hart Commons, downtown Hart.
Summer Music

Thursday, August 26th, 8pm-10pm

Sunset Beach Bonfire
Stearns Park Beach, Ludington.
Sunset Beach Bonfires

Thursday, August 26th, 8pm

Pentwater Civic Band
Village Green, Pentwater.
Pentwater Civic Band

Friday, August 27th - Sunday, August 29th, 9am-5pm

Western Michigan Boat, RV, Outdoor & Home Show
Ludington Municipal Marina
Boat Show

Friday, August 27th, 3pm-9pm

Final Friday Experience/ Downtown Ludington
Includes farmers market, live music, safe activities, Baby Badger rides and more, Downtown Ludington.

Saturday, August 28th - Sunday, August 29th

Pentwater Sidewalk Sales
Downtown Pentwater.
Pentwater Sidewalk Sales

Saturday, August 28th, 10am-4pm

Annual Wooden & Classic Boat Show
Pentwater Yacht Club, Dover Street, Pentwater.

Saturday, August 28th, 1pm-4pm

Music on Bear Lake: The Real Ingredients
Presented from the north shore sandbar, Bear Lake.
Summer Music

Saturday, August 28th, 7pm

Sounds from the Forest: U'Neek
High Energy R&B, Pop, Motown, Soul. Wenger Pavilion, Baldwin.
Summer Music

Sunday, August 29th, 2pm-5pm

Wine & Art Scholarship Fundraiser
Sponsored by Pentwater Women's Club to raise funds for scholarships for Pentwater seniors. Tickets $25/advance; $30/at door. Held at the Park Place, 750 N. Rush St., Pentwater.

Tuesday, August 31st, 7pm

Manistee Shoreline Showcase: Headwinds Blues Project
Blues, Rock, Soul. First Street Beach, Douglas Park, Manistee.
Summer Music

More August Information...

We strive to provide the most current and correct information on our Calendar of Events. We are continually adding to our calendars. If nothing appears above, most likely the information is not yet available. Events may be subject to change. Keep checking back for updates!

Final Friday Experience, Ludington
Onekama Days
Western Michigan Fair
Parade of Homes
Gold Coast Artisan Fair, Ludington
Open Horse Shows, Ludington
Lighthouse Triathlon
Local Farmer's Markets
Movies in the Park, Ludington
Manistee County Fair
Pentwater Homecoming
Suds on the Shore Festival


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