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July 2021

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Thursday, July 1st - Tuesday, July 6th

Manistee Forest Festival Lite
The annual Manistee Forest Festival promises fun for the entire family, but it will look a bit different from previous years in order to celebrate safely. The event is presented by the Manistee Chamber of Commerce since 1936. Douglas Park, Manistee.
Manistee Forest Festival

Thursday, July 1st, 5pm-8pm

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

Thursday, July 1st, 8pm

Pentwater Civic Band
Village Green, Pentwater.
Pentwater Civic Band

Friday, July 2nd - Saturday, July 3rd

Manistee Library Used Book Sale
Friday 10am-4pm, Saturday 9am-3pm. Held outdoors at the Manistee County Library, Manistee.
Used Book Sales

Friday, July 2nd

Hart Sparks Fireworks
Rocket Fuel Haulers perform from 7pm. Fireworks at Dusk. Downtown Hart.
July 4th Fireworks

Friday, July 2nd, 7pm

Music on the Commons: Rocket Fuel Haulers
Rock, Country, Classic Rock. Hart Commons, downtown Hart.
Summer Music

Friday, July 2nd, 10:15pm

Hamlin Lake Fireworks
From Camp Douglas Smith directly across the lake from Wilson Hill Park on Barnhart Road.
Hamlin Lake Fireworks

Saturday, July 3rd - Sunday, July 4th

West Shore Art Fair
Sponsored by Ludington Area Center for the Arts. Rotary Park, downtown Ludington.
Ludington Arts & Crafts Fairs

Saturday, July 3rd

Pentwater Fireworks
At dusk from Charles Mears State Park, Pentwater.
July 4th Fireworks

Saturday, July 3rd, 7pm

Sounds from the Forest: Holly Maguire with Kevin McConnell Trio
Jazz, Blues, Pop, Rock. Wenger Pavilion, Baldwin.
Summer Music

Sunday, July 4th

Freedom Festival Parade & Fireworks
Parade at 1pm through downtown Ludington. Fireworks at dusk over Lake Michigan.
Freedom Festival

Sunday, July 4th - Saturday, July 10th

Harbor Classic Quarter Horse Show
Mason County Fairgrounds, Ludington.
Horse Shows

Sunday, July 4th

Manistee Forest Festival Fireworks
At Dusk from First Street Beach over Lake Michigan.
Manitee Forest Festival

Sunday, July 4th, 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, $52 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

Monday, July 5th, 7pm

PLA Concerts in the Park: Shrock Brothers Band, featuring Madcat
Roots,Blues, Jazz, Rock family band, featuring Peter Madcat Ruth on harmonica. Village Park, Onekama.
Summer Music

Tuesday, July 6th, 6:30pm-8:30pm

Silver Lake Concert Series; Ravon Steely Rhoden
Steelpan. Golden Township Park, Silver Lake.
Summer Music

Tuesday, July 6th, 7pm

Manistee Shoreline Showcase: Tell Yo Mama
Pop, Funk, R&B. First Street Beach, Douglas Park, Manistee.
Summer Music

Wednesday, July 7th - Sunday, July 11th

Vietnam Memorial Traveling Wall in Hart
The wall will be escorted into town Wednesday, July 8, and then set up will occur Thursday. It will be disassembled Sunday, July 12, prior to leaving town. There will be an opening ceremony and a closing ceremony. Oceana County Fairgrounds, Hart.

Wednesday, July 7th, 12pm-5pm

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

Wednesday, July 7th, 7pm-8:30pm

Music by Rough and Tumble
Little Sable Point Lighthouse, Silver Lake.
Nights at the Lights

Wednesday, July 7th, 7pm

LACA Summer Concert Series: Tell Yo Mama
Pop, Funk, R&B. Waterfront Park, Ludington.
Summer Music

Wednesday, July 7th, 7pm

Echo through the Timber: Harper and MidWest Kind
Blend of Blues, Soul, Folk World Jazz, R&B. Wenger Pavilion, Baldwin.
Summer Music

Thursday, July 8th, 5pm-8pm

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

Thursday, July 8th, 7pm

Music on the Commons: Ravon Steely Rhoden
Steelpan. Hart Commons, downtown Hart.
Summer Music

Thursday, July 8th, 8pm

Pentwater Civic Band
Village Green, Pentwater.
Pentwater Civic Band

Friday, July 9th

The Insiders: Tom Petty Tribute
Ramsdell Regional Center for the Arts, Manistee.
Performing Arts

Friday, July 9th - Sunday, July 11th

Bear Lake Days
Activities of the 3-day festival typically include an adults and kids fishing contest, pig roast, merchants sidewalk sales, kids games, entertainment tent, boat and pontoon parade, classic car show, arts/crafts fair, summer fun run, bike tour, Saturday night parade and fireworks. Bear Lake.
Bear Lake Days

Friday, July 9th, 7pm-8:30pm

Music by Rough and Tumble
White River Light Station, Whitehall.
Nights at the Lights

Friday, July 9th, 7pm

Fridays in Hart: Smokin Dobroleles
Bluegrass, Old Time. Hart Commons, downtown Hart.
Summer Music

Saturday, July 10th

Pentwater Fine Arts Fair
Juried fine art fair. Village Green, Pentwater.
Pentwater Arts & Crafts Fairs

Saturday, July 10th, 11am-3pm

History Hunt
Historic White Pine Village, 1687 S. Lakeshore Drive, Ludington.
Historic White Pine Village

Saturday, July 10th, 6pm

Art Auction to benefit Mason County PAWS
Tickets $25. Stearns Hotel grand ballroom, 212 E. Ludington Ave., Ludington.

Saturday, July 10th, 7pm

Sounds from the Forest: Tell Yo Mama
Pop, R&B, Funky Jazz and Soul, Dance, Vocals. Wenger Pavilion. Baldwin.
Summer Music

Monday, July 12th - Sunday, July 18th

Ludington Offshore Classic Fishing Tournament
Waterfront Park, Ludington.
Offshore Classic Fishing Tournament

Monday, July 12th, 7pm

PLA Concerts in the Park: Elvis Tribute by Jake Slater
Village Park, Onekama.
Summer Music

Tuesday, July 13th, 7pm

Manistee Shoreline Showcase: Nick Moss Blues Band
Chicago Blues and Funk. First Street Beach, Douglas Park, Manistee.
Summer Music

Wednesday, July 14th, 7pm-8:30pm

Music by Steel Doin It
Little Sable Point Lighthouse, Silver Lake.
Nights at the Lights

Wednesday, July 14th, 7pm

LACA Summer Concert Series: Nick Moss Chicago Blues Band
Chicago Blues and Funk. Waterfront Park, Ludington.
Summer Music

Wednesday, July 14th, 7pm

Echo through the Timber: Fremont John's Acoustic Thunder
Singer/Songwriter, Acoustic Rock & Blues. Wenger Pavilion, Baldwin.
Summer Music

Thursday, July 15th, 5pm-8pm

Live Music in the Plaza: Merchant & Miller
Legacy Plaza, James Street, Ludington.
Summer Music

Thursday, July 15th, 7pm

Music on the Commons: Christian Larumbe
Classical Jazz, Funk, Afro-Cuban. Hart Commons, downtown Hart.
Summer Music

Thursday, July 15th, 8pm

Pentwater Civic Band
Village Green, Pentwater.
Pentwater Civic Band

Friday, July 16th, 7pm-8:30pm

Music by Chris Kennedy and Eric Michaels
White River Light Station, Whitehall.
Nights at the Lights

Friday, July 16th, 7pm

Fridays in Hart: Silverado
Classic Country. Hart Commons, downtown Hart.
Summer Music

Saturday, July 17th - Sunday, July 18th

Summer Cizzler Horse Show
Mason County Fairgrounds, Ludington.
Horse Shows

Saturday, July 17th, 10am

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

Saturday, July 17th, 10am-5pm

Mears Arts and Crafts Fair
Johnson Park, Mears.
Oceana County Arts and Crafts Fairs

Saturday, July 17th, 5pm-9pm

Buccaneer Bash
Music by local band RPM. Ludington Boat Club, 502 E. Lake St., Ludington.

Saturday, July 17th, 7pm

Sounds from the Forest: Nick Moss Band
chicago Style Blues, Guitar, Vocals. Wenger Pavilion, Baldwin.
Summer Music

Monday, July 19th, 7pm

PLA Concerts in the Park: Benzie Playboys
Cajun music. Village Park, Onekama.
Summer Music

Tuesday, July 20th, 6:30pm-8:30pm

Silver Lake Concert Series: Silverado Band
Golden Township Park, Silver Lake.
Summer Music

Tuesday, July 20th, 7pm

Manistee Shoreline Showcase: Serita's Black Rose
Pop, Rock, R&B, Motown. First Street Beach, Douglas Park, Manistee.
Summer Music

Wednesday, July 21st - Saturday, July 24th

Baldwin Troutarama
Downtown Baldwin.
Baldwin Troutarama

Wednesday, July 21st, 7pm-8:30pm

Music by Mustard's Retreat
Little Sable Point Lighthouse, Silver Lake.
Nights at the Lights

Wednesday, July 21st, 7pm

LACA Summer Concert Series: Serita's Black Rose
Pop, Rock, R&B, Motown. Waterfront Park, Ludington.
Summer Music

Wednesday, July 21st, 7pm

Echo through the Timber: Mustang Band
Eric Vanderstel. Classic Rock, Country. Wenger Pavilion, Baldwin.
Summer Music

Thursday, July 22nd, 12pm-5pm

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

Thursday, July 22nd, 5pm-8pm

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

Thursday, July 22nd, 7pm

Music on the Commons: Patty Pershayla & the Misfits
Progressive blues and rock. Hart Commons, downtown Hart.
Summer Music

Thursday, July 22nd, 8pm-10pm

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

Thursday, July 22nd, 8pm

Pentwater Civic Band
Village Green, Pentwater.
Pentwater Civic Band

Friday, July 23rd - Sunday, July 25th

Arcadia Daze
Events include an arts/crafts show, auto muster, 5k race, kids fishing and games, entertainment, grand parade, and concert. Arcadia.
Arcadia Daze

Friday, July 23rd, 7pm

Fridays in Hart: The Road Less Traveled
Folk. Hart Commons, downtown Hart.
Summer Music

Saturday, July 24th

Garden Tractor Pulls
10am and 1pm. Western Michigan Old Engine Club grounds, South Scottville Road, Scottville.
Old Engine Club

Saturday, July 24th - Sunday, July 25th

4 Seasons Horse Show
Mason County Fairgrounds, Ludington.
Horse Shows

Saturday, July 24th, 10am

WSCC Muddy Fox Trot
Family-friendly 5k mud run with a boot-camp style obstacle course. West Shore Community College, Scottville.
Race Events

Saturday, July 24th, 1pm-4pm

Music on Bear Lake: Straits Shooters
Presented from the north shore sandbar, Bear Lake.
Summer Music

Saturday, July 24th, 6pm

West Shore Banks's Rhythm & Dunes Concert
Beach Party, featuring Landsharks Band. Free outdoor concert with a portion of the proceeds from vendor sales donated to the music programs at three Mason County schools. Waterfront Park, downtown Ludington.
Rhythm & Dunes

Saturday, July 24th, 7pm

Sounds from the Forest: Serita's Black Rose
Funk, Rock, Blues, Soul. Wenger Pavilion, Baldwin.
Summer Music

Sunday, July 25th, 2pm

Dulcimer concert by Western Michigan Dulcimer Friends
White River Light Station, Whitehall.
Nights at the Lights

Sunday, July 25th, 8pm

Pentwater Movies on the Green: Home Alone
Shown on the Pentwater Village Green, downtown Pentwater.
Pentwater Movies

Monday, July 26th, 7pm

PLA Concerts in the Park; Ben Traverse
Folk, Roots. Village Park, Onekama.
Summer Music

Tuesday, July 27th, 6:30pm-8:30pm

Silver Lake Concert Series: Scottville Clown Band
Golden Township Park, Silver Lake.
Summer Music

Tuesday, July 27th, 7pm

Manistee Shoreline Showcase: Greg Nagy's Men of Leisure
All-Star Blues, Funk, Soul-Jazz. First Street Beach, Douglas Park, Manistee.
Summer Music

Wednesday, July 28th, 7pm-8:30pm

Music by Olivia Manville and the Aquatic Troupe
Little Sable Point Lighthouse, Silver Lake.
Nights at the Lights

Wednesday, July 28th, 7pm

LACA Summer Concert Series: Greg Nagy's Men of Leisure
All-Star Blues, Funk, Soul-Jazz. Waterfront Park, Ludington.
Summer Music

Wednesday, July 28th, 7pm

Echo through the Timber: Jenna Mammina
Pop, Folk, R&B, Jazz, Vocals. Wenger Pavilion, Baldwin.
Summer Music

Thursday, July 29th, 5pm-8pm

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

Thursday, July 29th, 8pm

Pentwater Civic Band
Village Green, Pentwater.
Pentwater Civic Band

Friday, July 30th - Sunday, August 1st

Ludington Sidewalk Sales
Downtown Ludington merchants offer summer bargains. Music adds to the downtown experience at the Legacy Plaza (James Street).
Ludington Sidewalk Sales

Friday, July 30th, 3pm-9pm

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

Friday, July 30th, 7pm-8:30pm

Music by Joe and Mark
White River Light Station, Whitehall.
Nights at the Lights

Friday, July 30th, 7pm

Fridays in Hart: Rick and Jerry
Originals, Classic Rock. Hart Commons, downtown Hart.
Summer Music

Saturday, July 31st, 6pm

West Shore Bank's Rhythm & Dunes Concert
Rock out to your favorite music from the 1980s. Free outdoor concert with a portion of the proceeds from vendor sales donated to the music programs at three Mason County schools. Waterfront Park, downtown Ludington.
Rhythm & Dunes

Saturday, July 31st, 7pm

Sounds from the Forest: Greg Nagy's Men of Leisure
With Jim Alfredson, keys. Pop, blues, Soul, Rock. Wenger Pavilion, Baldwin.
Summer Music

Saturday, July 31st, 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

More July 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!

Ludington Freedom Festival
Manistee Forest Festival
West Shore Art Fair, Ludington
Offshore Classic Fishing Tournament, Ludington
Bear Lake Days
Final Friday Experience, Ludington
Scottville 10 + 31 Celebration
Ludrock
Kaleva Days
Local Farmer's Markets
Arcadia Daze
Open Horse Shows

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