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January 2024 Events Calendar

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Featured January Events

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January 1-7, 2024

Saturday, January 6th, 2023

The Met Opera presents an HD performance of Nabucco
Ramsdell Regional Center for the Arts– 101 Maple St., Manistee.

January 8-14, 2024

Stay tuned for information on events happening during this time! In the meantime, scroll down to see events that occurred in 2023.

January 15-21, 2024

Thursday, January 19th, 2024

Performance by Western Michigan University’s Gold Company
West Shore Community College Center Stage Theatre- 3000 N. Stiles Rd., Scottville.

Saturday, January 21st, 2024

Performance by the Traverse City Symphony Orchestra
French Fantasy at Corson Auditorium- 4000 M-137, Interlochen.

January 22-31, 2024

Friday, January 27th, 2023

The Met Opera presents an HD performance of Carmen
Ramsdell Regional Center for the Arts– 101 Maple St., Manistee.

The following events are from 2023. Stay tuned for information on dates for these events in 2024!


New Year’s Resolution Run 5k
Run course includes downtown Ludington and the 4th Ward area. For more information, visit

Annual Blessing of the Sleds
Sleds gather & breakfast starts at 9am, blessing at 11am. Free, donations accepted. Skinner Park- 5074 W. 10 ½ Mile Rd, Irons.

Home Gardening on a Shoestring Workshop
This workshop, hosted by AFFEW (A Few Friends for the Environment of the World) will teach participants about pollinator and rain gardens, successfully growing inexpensive and easy plants, making seedballs, and more. Cost is $5 for members of the Lakeshore Food Club and $10 for non-members. Purchase tickets at The workshop will be held at the Lakeshore Food Club- 920 E. Tinkham Ave., Ludington.

Great Start Collaborative Winter Book Walk
Families are invited to walk, snowshoe, or ski the lantern lit path at the Ludington State Park. The first 100 families will receive a signed copy of the book “I Wish to Be a Christmas Tree” by Colleen Monroe. There will be a bonfire and free warm beverages at the amphitheater.

Diapers & Donuts
West Shore Family Support will be giving away free diapers & donuts at Crossroads Church- 1463 E. US-10, Scottville.

Michigan Adventure Race Winter Edition
This race is up to three hours in length and includes teams racing together to find checkpoints, Amazing Race-style challenges, beginner to intermediate orienteering with a topographic map and compass, and snowshoeing. For more information or to register, visit

Mid-Winter Craft/Vendor Show
Indoors next to Grip ‘n Rip Disc Golf- 5770 US-10, Ludington. Call Kayleen at (231) 425-3488 for more info.

Elvis Birthday Extravaganza
“Occasionally Elvis” Bill Burnette will perform his impersonation show on Friday from 5-7pm, Saturday from 12-2pm AND 5-7:30pm, and on Sunday from 1-3pm. There will be Elvis specials and free ice cream with any meal. House of Flavors Restaurant- 402 W. Ludington Ave., Ludington.

Free Cross Country Skiing
The Oceana Cross Country Ski Association will host a free cross country skiing event in Crystal Valley. The event includes use of OCCSA’s adult and children’s ski equipment. Equipment use will be first come, first serve and the event will be contingent upon weather and appropriate ski conditions. Visit for more information.

Lantern Lit Snowshoe Walk
Free walk with bonfire and warm beverages provided. Walks are approximately 1 mile and begin and end at the Ludington State Park Warming Shelter- 8800 M-116, Ludington.

Guided Snowshoe Walk
Hike is free and a limited amount of snowshoes are available to use. Walks begin and end at the Ludington State Park Warming Shelter- 8800 M-116, Ludington.

Vietnam Peace Accord Event
All Vietnam Veterans who served in country during the Vietnam War are invited to this event to honor the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Vietnam Peace Accord. Those with books on Vietnam or non-weapon memorabilia from their service time are encouraged to bring them. American Legion Post 76- 318 N. James St., Ludington.

Monster Pike Ice Fishing Tournament
Sponsored by PM Expeditions. There will be a 100% payout for the longest pike. This tournament is only for pike- no other fish will be included. Participants must be in line for measuring at Suttons Landing by 5pm. Call (231) 845-7285 for more information.

Pure Ludington Brrrewfest
Taste of the best and most unique flavors of beers, wines, ciders and meads from all around Michigan. Rotary Park- corner of Lewis St. and Ludington Ave., Ludington.

Check back often for updates to this calendar of events!

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