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2022 Festivals & Events in West Michigan

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This information is presented as a perpetual calendar, with the current month's calendar of events first, and the remaining monthly calendars to follow.

Featured Current Events in West Michigan

(Scroll down for upcoming festivals and events.)

Arts & Crafts Fairs

Ludington has many businesses to help you enjoy crafting and appreciate the finished product. Let them help you create your own masterpiece!

Current family-friendly events in West Michigan, great, fun, things to do for kids of all ages! Fun for the whole family!

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

The Caswell Horse Park at the Mason County Fairgrounds in Ludington is a busy place from May-October, with many horse shows.

During the summer is the Petunia Parade in Ludington featuring 30,000 petunias lining Ludington Avenue and the marina.

Manistee is home to several fishing tournaments that you can participate in or be a spectator at when the big one is brought in!

The communities along Lake Michigan are blessed with talented actors and musicians that entertain us throughout the year.

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

Grab snacks, chairs, and blankets to enjoy a family friendly movie at Manistee’s beautiful First Street Beach near the Rotary Gazebo.

The Traverse City area has several arts and crafts fairs scheduled throughout the year, offering many unique handcrafted items.







  • 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.






  • 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.


  • 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.