West Michigan Festivals & Events

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Festivals & Events in West Michigan

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Current Events

The information below is presented as a perpetual calendar, with the current month's events first. Scroll down for more months.

The events listed on this page are just the highlights of what’s happening in the months to come. Click the “View All Events” button for our full monthly calendar with time and date details. 

January 2023

February 2023

March 2023

  • St. Patrick’s Day Parade & Events, Ludington– From a 5k to a Pub Crawl, Ludington celebrates St. Patrick’s Day with activities for all ages.
  • Pentwater St. Patrick’s Day Parade- Each St. Patrick’s Day, a festive parade travels through downtown Pentwater.
  • Finny Slam Fishing Tournament, Ludington– The tournament, in memory of Ray Finholm, is hosted each March by Pere Marquette Expeditions.
  • Family AfFair, Scottville- This annual event includes free, family fun and lots of useful information for parents.

April 2023

  • Ludington Lake Jump– This event raises money for a different charity each year with individuals collecting pledges to jump into the ice waters of Lake Michigan.
  • Ludrock Presents Girls Rock, Ludington- Women and girls of all ages display their talents and skills, and tell their stories.
  • Silver Lake ORV area opens– The Silver Lake Sand Dunes open for the season to off-road vehicles of various types.
  • Earth Day Celebration, Ludington– The local AFFEW Chapter hosts speakers and events to recognize Earth Day.

May 2023

June 2023

July 2023

August 2023

September 2023

October 2023

  • Oktoberfest, Pentwater– Celebrate fall with many fun activities, including a car show.
  • Manistee Ghost Ship– Come aboard and get spooked on weekends through October.
  • Halloween & Trick-or-Treating– West Michigan communities offer lots of fun during the Halloween season, including Trunk or Treats and traditional door-to-door candy hunting.
  • Fall Events– The communities throughout West Michigan offer plenty of fall fun with hayrides, haunted events, Halloween parties and more.

November 2023

December 2023

  • Monthly Calendar of Events

  • Current Events in West Michigan

    Winterfest in Pentwater

    Pentwater’s Winterfest includes many family friendly events including fishing tournaments, cross country skiing, sledding, and ice skating.

    Fishing Tournaments & Events

    West Michigan fishing tournaments give anglers a chance to add a little money to their pocket in addition to the fish in their bucket.

    Festivals & Events Calendar

    Festivals and Calendar of Events for Ludington, Manistee, Scottville, Pentwater, Silver Lake Sand Dunes, and Baldwin in West Michigan.

    Pure Ludington Brrrewfest

    Beer, cider, wine, and more are at this wintertime festival! Stay warm with heaters and a large tent for shelter while you enjoy!

    Hart Winterfest

    The annual Hart Winterfest includes fun activities like a broomball tournament, soup walk, ice fishing tournament, and more.

    Races in West Michigan

    West Michigan is a popular location for various races and runs… including the Lakestride Half Marathon and the Lighthouse Triathlon.