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Family Friendly Events

May, 2022

The lakeshore communities of West Michigan do a fantastic job of hosting events and activities that include the whole family. There’s so much happening that is geared specifically toward kids and families as a whole, and that’s part of what makes being here so amazing!

Every season in West Michigan has it’s unique, fun things to do for kids of all ages- from babies up to the “young at heart”. Indoors or outdoors, no matter the time of year, there’s always something great going on along the lakeshore for families to experience together!

In addition to the following list, check out all the special events and programs provided by Sandcastles Children’s Museum and the Ludington and Scottville branches of the Mason County District Libraries, and don’t miss out on all the great Easter Events scheduled throughout West Michigan!

Historic White Pine Village
Amber Elk Ranch

Here’s a list of family friendly events happening in May:

Saturday, May 7th, 10am

Historic White Pine Village AND the Port of Ludington Maritime Museum Open for the Season
Historic White Pine Village– 1687 S. Lakeshore Dr., Ludington. Port of Ludington Maritime Museum– 217 S. Lakeshore Dr., Ludington.

Tuesday, May 10th, 10am

Big Point Sable Lighthouse Opens for the Season
Big Point Sable Lighthouse- 8800 W. M-116, Ludington.

Saturday, May 14th

MCE Equestrian Speed Show
Caswell Horse Park at Mason County Fairgrounds- 5302 W. US 10, Ludington.

Port of Ludington Maritime Museum
Mancino's Pizza & Grinders

Sunday, May 15th

Mason County Saddle Club Horse Show
Caswell Horse Park at Mason County Fairgrounds- 5302 W. US 10, Ludington.

Saturday, May 21st, 9am

Ludington Petunia Parade Planting Day
Along Ludington Avenue and around Ludington Municipal Marina, Ludington.

Saturday, May 21st 9am

Run Ludington Harbor Run
Downtown Ludington.

Friday, May 27th, 10am

Little Sable Point Lighthouse Opens for the Season
Silver Lake.

Saturday, May 28th, 10am

Ludington North Breakwater Light Opens for the Season
Stearns Park- 420 N. Lakeshore Dr., Ludington.

Saturday, May 28th

West Michigan Old Engine Club Garden Tractor Pull
Pulls at 10am and 1pm at Scottville Riverside Park- 700 S. Scottville Rd., Scottville.

Sunday, May 29th, 8am-12pm

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

Sunday, May 29th, 1pm

Fountain Horse Pull & Activities
Horse pull at 1pm. In addition to the pull, there will be a bake sale, a vendor/craft show, Fountain Area Fire Department Brat Tent, Gloria Ann’s Delicious BBQ’s, Lela’s Original Kettle Corn, and raffles. Delaney’s- 4108 E. Main St., Fountain.