West Michigan Festivals & Events

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Festivals & Events in West Michigan

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Current Events in West Michigan

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. 

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February, 2023

March, 2023

We will be adding March events as they are announced. Please check back soon.

  • 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

We can’t wait for the snow to melt and spring to arrive!

  • 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

  • 1st Sailing of the S.S. Badger Carferry, Ludington- All aboard the SS Badger! Travel to Manitowoc, Wisconsin, or enjoy a shoreline cruise right here in Ludington.
  • Local Farmer’s Markets– Many West Michigan communities offer farmer’s markets through the spring and summer.
  • Petunia Parade, Ludington– Volunteers plant petunias along Ludington Avenue/US-10 to beautify the stretch of road.
  • Local lighthouses open for tours- Many West Michigan lighthouses offer tours to the public.
  • Baldwin’s Blessing of the Bikes– Motorcycles of all varieties and sizes make their way to Baldwin every May for the annual Blessing of the Bikes.

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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.

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Activities & Attractions in West Michigan

West Michigan Lighthouses

A site to behold along Lake Michigan, these structures with a rich history give both a sense of safety and a beautiful site.

Mason County Cultural Trails

A site to behold along Lake Michigan, these structures with a rich history give both a sense of safety and a beautiful site.

Traverse City Opera House

The Traverse City Opera House has a 700-seat theater which offers a place for quality arts and cultural entertainment.

M-22 Scenic Drive

Take one of the most scenic drives in the nation as you travel across M-22 in Manistee County. A long winding road of adventure awaits!