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July 2024 Events Calendar

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Featured July Events

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July 1-7, 2024

May 25th-August 23rd, 2024

Win & Bette Matteson Annual Big Fish Contest
Sponsored by the Pentwater Sportfishing Association. For more information or to register, visit pentwaterpsa.org/annual-big-fish-contest.

Thursdays from June 27th-August 29th, 2024
7:30-8:30pm

Pentwater Civic Band Concert
Weekly Summer Civic Band Thursday night concerts on the Village Green- 327 S. Hancock St., Pentwater.

June 29th-July 6th, 2024

National Cherry Festival
Annual festival with fun for the whole family including concerts, parades, fireworks, and an air show. For more information, visit cherryfestival.org. Festival Grounds- 521 S Union Street, Traverse City. 

Monday, July 1st, 2024
6pm

PLA Concerts in the Park
Live music featuring The Shrock Brothers in Village Park- Portage Ave., Onekama.

Monday, July 1st, 2024
7-9:15pm

Jammin’ Mondays on Betsie Bay
Live music featuring the Metro Soul Band at the Waterfront Amphitheater- Centre St., Elberta

Tuesday, July 2nd, 2024
6-10pm

Hart Sparks Celebration
Free kids activities from 6-9pm, food trucks, vendors, and live music from 6-10pm, and fireworks at Dusk. 

Tuesday, July 2nd, 2024
7pm

Friends of the Ludington State Park Summer Concert Series
Live music featuring Chloe Kimes at Waterfront Park, 303 W. Filer St., Ludington. (NOTE DIFFERENT LOCATION)

Tuesday, July 2nd, 2024
7pm

Scottville Clown Band Patriotic Concert
Scottville Community Center- 105 Green St., Scottville, 7pm

Tuesday, July 2nd, 2024
7pm

Manistee Shoreline Showcase
Live music featuring the Metro Soul Band at Douglas Park- First Street Beach, Manistee.

Tuesday, July 2nd, 2024
7pm

Sounds of Summer Concert Series
Live music featuring Sweet Justice at Bolt Park- 225 Franklin St., Grand Haven.

Wednesday, July 3rd, 2024
4:15-6pm

Charlies Party in the USA Boat Parade
Boat Parade beginning at Charlie’s Marina- 233 6th St., Pentwater.

Wednesday, July 3rd, 2024
7-9pm

LACA Summer Concert Series
Live music featuring the Metro Soul Band at Waterfront Park- 300 W. William St., Ludington.

Wednesday, July 3rd, 2024
7-9:15pm

Echo Through the Timber Music Series
Live music featuring Funky Uncle at Wenger Pavilion, downtown Baldwin.

Wednesday, July 3rd, 2024
Dusk

Pentwater Fireworks
At Charles Mears State Park- 400 W. Lowell St., Pentwater.

Wednesday, July 3rd-Thursday, July 4th, 2024

Ludington Area Jaycees Freedom Festival
Event includes Children & Pet Parade, 1-Mile Fun Run at 1:30pm, Parade at 2pm, and Fireworks at Dusk. Downtown Ludington.

Wednesday, July 3rd-Thursday, July 4th, 2024

Hesperia Family Fun Fest
This annual event includes an arts & crafts fair, food trucks, foam party, duck race, live music, and much more. For information, visit facebook.com or email hacc1866@gmail.com.

July 3rd-7th, 2024

Manistee National Forest Festival
Annual event with fun for the whole family.

July 3rd-7th, 2024

Luther Days
Annual festival with fun for the whole family including live music, fireworks, 5k run/walk, kids games, rodeo, and more. Downtown Luther. For more information, visit facebook.com/lutherloggingdays.

Thursdays from June 20th-August 1st, 2024
10am-12pm

U-Dig It! Youth Summer Program
The U Dig It Community Garden, AFFEW, and Lakeshore Food Club are hosting a highly interactive, hands-on program covering organic gardening, nature, and art experiences for kids ages 9-11. The event is free but pre-registration is required by contacting Julia Chambers at president@affew.org or (231) 690-9561.

Thursday, July 4th, 2024
9:45-10:45am

Independence Day Bike Parade
Registration/Line-up at 9:30am, Parade at 10am. Charles Mears State Park– 400 W. Lowell St., Pentwater. For more information, visit pentwater.org.

Thursday, July 4th, 2024

White Lake Area Fourth of July Celebration
Parade begins at 10am traveling from Whitehall City Hall (7525 Highland Rd., White Lake Charter Township) to Montague City Hall (8778 Ferry St., Montague). Fireworks at Dusk over White Lake. For more info or a parade entry form, visit facebook.com

Thursday, July 4th, 2024
10am-5pm

Art in the Park Arts & Crafts Fair
On Betsie Bay- 501 Main St., Frankfort.

Thursday, July 4th, 2024
7pm

Music in the Streets
Live music featuring The Accidentals at 273 S. Benzie Blvd., Beulah.

Thursday, July 4th, 2024
9-11pm

S.S. Badger Carferry Shoreline Cruise
Includes live music. S.S. Badger Carferry- 701 Maritime Dr., Ludington. (800) 841-4243.

Thursday, July 4th, 2024
10pm

Thunder over the Dunes Fireworks
Over the Silver Lake Sand Dunes.

July 4th-7th, 2024

Frankfort-Elberta 4th of July Carnival
Annual old fashioned carnival with rides and games and Carnival food. Hours are generally Thursday from 5-10pm, Friday from 3-10pm, and Saturday/Sunday from 12-10pm. Frankfort Open Space- 800 Main St., Frankfort. For more info, call Joanne at (231) 352-7251 or visit frankfortmich.com.

Friday, July 5th, 2024
6-8pm

Live in Legacy Plaza
Live music featuring Working on Famous. Legacy Plaza- 112 N. James St., Ludington.

Friday, July 5th, 2024
6-8:30pm

Grand Haven Free Fridays
Live music featuring Nathan Walton & the Remedy and Sam Bekins. 1 N. Harbor Dr., Grand Haven.

July 4th-7th, 2024

Frankfort-Elberta 4th of July Carnival
Parade, sandcastle sculpture contest, arts & crafts far, rides, and Carnival food. Frankfort Open Space- 800 Main St., Frankfort. For more information, visit Facebook.com

Friday, July 5th-Saturday, July 6th; 2024
7am-5pm

Lakeshore Animal Friends Benefit Yard Sale
Brand new items, clothing for all ages, toys, furniture, and more. Proceeds help cover costs associated with spay/neuter and helping home animals. Hamlin Township Hall- 3775 N. Jebavy Dr., Ludington.

Saturday, July 6th, 2024
9am-1pm

Young Eagles Rally
The event offers free airplane rides for children ages 8 to 17. Pilots and ground support personnel participating in the event donate their time, their planes and fuel. The weather back-up day is Sunday, July 7th, same times. For questions, contact John at (231) 757-2951. Mason County Airport- 5300 US-10, Ludington.

Saturday, July 6th, 2024
10am-2pm

Heykoop Veteran Memorial Car Show & Benefit
All vehicles are welcome to enter with multiple awards and trophies to be given out. Winners are chosen by public vote and by the Board of Directors. Categories include: motorcycles, trucks, jeeps, and tribute vehicles. Event also includes silent/live auctions, raffle bags, and door prizes. All proceeds go to Lighthouse For Veterans and the fight against Veteran suicide. For more information or to register, visit lighthouseforveterans.org/car-show. Hot Rod Harley Davidson- 149 Shoreline Dr., Muskegon.

Saturday, July 6th, 2024
10am-4pm

Parking Lot Craft & Vendor Sale
The 10 Spot- 5750 US 10, Ludington. For more information, call or text Kayleen at (231) 683-8058.

Saturday, July 6th, 2024
12pm

Bus Day to Big Point Sable Lighthouse
Free concert from 1-3pm. Bus transportation from 12pm-5pm. Big Sable Point Lighthouse in Ludington State Park- 8800 M-116, Ludington.

Saturday, July 6th 2024
6-9pm

Music Sparks Meaning Summer Sunset Series
Live music featuring i.am.james at the First Street Beach Gazebo, Manistee.

Saturday, July 6th 2024
7pm

Friends of the Ludington State Park Summer Concert Series
Live music featuring Lee Murdock at the Ludington State Park Amphitheater- 8800 M-116, Ludington.

Saturday, July 6th 2024
7-9:15pm

Sounds From the Forest Music Series
Live music featuring the Metro Soul Band at Wenger Pavilion, downtown Baldwin.

Saturday, July 6th, 2024
7-10pm

Manton Trails Live Music Summer Saturdays
Live music featuring Jason Peek at Manton Trails RV Park, Hotel, & Campground- 9909 N. 39 Rd., Manton. Open to the public.

Saturday, July 6th-Sunday, July 7th; 2024

Manistee World of Arts & Crafts Show
Armory Youth Project- 555 1st St., Manistee. To register, contact Dianna at (231) 299-1205 or funddevelopment@armoryyouthproject.com.

Saturday, July 6th-Sunday, July 7th; 2024

West Shore Art Fair 
Saturday from 10am-5pm and Sunday from 10am-4pm. Sponsored by Ludington Area Center for the Arts. Rotary Park- Corner of Lewis St. and Ludington Ave., Ludington.

Sunday, July 7th, 2024
8am

Stony Lake Sparkler 5k
Starts at Stony Lake Inn- 4722 Scenic Dr., Shelby. 

Sunday, July 7th, 2024
8am-12pm

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

Sunday, July 7th, 2024
2-4pm

Music at the Marina
Live music featuring Canopy Space at the Pentwater Municipal Marina- 519 Hancock St., Pentwater.

July 8-14, 2024

Thursdays from June 27th-August 29th, 2024
7:30-8:30pm

Pentwater Civic Band Concert
Weekly Summer Civic Band Thursday night concerts on the Village Green- 327 S. Hancock St., Pentwater.

Monday, July 8th, 2024
6pm

PLA Concerts in the Park
Live music featuring Fresh Water Roots in Village Park- Portage Ave., Onekama.

Monday, July 8th, 2024
6-8pm

Beach Photos with Santa
Get a photo with Santa on the beach for $30. Proceeds benefit the Oriole Giving Tree Project, an organization that supports Ludington students/families in need during the holidays. Meet at the West end of Ludington Avenue, Ludington. Schedule your appointment online by clicking here.

Monday, July 8th, 2024
7-9:15pm

Jammin’ Mondays on Betsie Bay
Live music featuring the Anthony Stanco Quintet at the Waterfront Amphitheater- Centre St., Elberta

July 8th-11th, 2024

Junior Tennis Clinic
Times are  age 10 & under: 5:30-6:15pm and 11–16 years old: 6:30-7:45pm. Pentwater Tennis & Pickleball Club- 8502 N. US-31, Pentwater. For more information or to register, visit pentwatertennisclub.com.

Tuesday, July 9th, 2024
5-7pm

New Era Farmers Market Concert Series
Live music featuring SG Wood at 1820 Ray Ave., New Era.

Tuesday, July 9th, 2024
6:30-8pm

Silver Lake Community Concert Series
Live music featuring the Smokin Dobroleles at Golden Township Park- 445 N. Lighthouse Dr., Mears.

Tuesday, July 9th, 2024
7pm

Manistee Shoreline Showcase
Live music featuring the Anthony Stanco Quintet at Douglas Park- First Street Beach, Manistee.

Tuesday, July 9th, 2024
7pm

Friends of the Ludington State Park Summer Concert Series
Live music featuring Nick Veine & Ben Traverse at the Ludington State Park Amphitheater- 8800 M-116, Ludington.

Tuesday, July 9th, 2024
7pm

Sounds of Summer Concert Series
Live music featuring HYRYDR at Bolt Park- 225 Franklin St., Grand Haven.

Wednesday, July 10th, 2024
5-8pm

Food Truck Ralley
Over 20 food trucks along with cash bar and music by the West Side Soul Surfers at the Muskegon Farmers Market- 242 W. Western Ave., Muskegon.

Wednesday, July 10th, 2024
7-8pm

Night at the Lights Concert Series
Live music featuring the Blue Water Ramblers at Little Point Sable Lighthouse– 287 N. Lighthouse Dr., Mears.

Wednesday, July 10th, 2024
7-9pm

LACA Summer Concert Series
Live music featuring the Anthony Stanco Quintet at Waterfront Park- 300 W. William St., Ludington.

Wednesday, July 10th, 2024
7-9:15pm

Echo Through the Timber Music Series
Live music featuring Jazz Deluxe with Robin Connell & Paul Brewer at Wenger Pavilion, downtown Baldwin.

Thursday, July 11th, 2024
4-6pm

Block Party
Portage Ave., Onekama. For more information, visit onekama.info.

Thursday, July 11th, 2024
6-8pm

Live in the Plaza
Live music featuring Time Krause. Legacy Plaza-112 N. James St., Ludington.

Thursday, July 11th, 2024
7pm

Music in the Streets
Live music featuring Truth & Salvage Co. at 273 S. Benzie Blvd., Beulah.

Thursday, July 11th, 2024
7-9pm

Roots on the River Music Series
Live music featuring Seth Bernard at the Manistee Jaycees Bandshell- 117 Memorial Dr., Manistee. Rain location is 5th Avenue Beach in Manistee.

Thursday, July 11th, 2024
7-9pm

Music on the Commons
Live music featuring Rock Shop at the Hart Commons- 49 S. State St., Hart.

Friday, July 12th, 2024
5-9pm

Muskegon Party in the Park
Live music featuring West Side Soul Surfers, kids activities, food/drink trucks, and more. Hackley Park- 350 W. Webster Ave., Muskegon.

Friday, July 12th, 2024
6-8pm

Live in Legacy Plaza
Live music featuring Justin Wierenga. Legacy Plaza- 112 N. James St., Ludington.

Friday, July 12th, 2024
6-8pm

Performance by the Manistee Community Band
With the Manistee Community Choir. Ramsdell Theatre- 101 Maple St., Manistee.

Friday, July 12th, 2024
6-8:30pm

Grand Haven Free Fridays
Live music featuring The Legal Immigrants and Van Mason. 1 N. Harbor Dr., Grand Haven.

Friday, July 12th, 2024
7pm

West Michigan Old Engine Club Tractor Pull
Free to attend. WMOEC Ground- 700 S. Scottville Rd., Scottville.

Friday, July 12th, 2024
7-8pm

Evenings at the Light Station Concert Series
Live music featuring Sweet Lou & the Savages at White River Light Station– 6199 Murray Rd., Whitehall.

Friday, July 12th, 2024
7-9pm

Hart Historic District Concert Series
Live music featuring the Silverado Band at Hart Historic District- 570 E. Lincoln St., Hart.

Friday, July 12th-Sunday, July 14th; 2024
3-10pm

Cannabash
Annual festival that includes food, vendors, music spanning all genres, and Michigan’s finest buds and brews. 8330 M-37, Baldwin. For more information, visit facebook.com.

Friday, July 12th-Sunday, July 14th; 2024

Bear Lake Days
Annual festival in Bear Lake with fun for the whole family.

Saturday, July 13th, 2024
9am-4pm

Merchants and Makers Market
Shop over 100 booths while enjoying live music and enjoying a variety of food trucks. Chinook Pier- 301 N. Harbor Dr., Grand Haven. For more information, visit merchantsandmakers.com.

Saturday, July 13th, 2024
9am-5pm

Pentwater Juried Arts & Crafts Fair
The Pentwater Junior Women’s Club hosts this one-day, juried, high-traffic arts and crafts fair, which has had an excellent reputation for high quality since 1964. For an application or more information, visit pentwaterjrwomensclub.com/artscrafts.

Saturday, July 13th, 2024
10am-4pm

Elk Rapids Arts & Crafts Show
To register, visit elkrapidschamber.org. River Street, Elk Rapids. 

Saturday, July 13th 2024
7pm

Friends of the Ludington State Park Summer Concert Series
Live music featuring Selkie Sounds at the Ludington State Park Amphitheater- 8800 M-116, Ludington.

Saturday, July 13th 2024
7-9:15pm

Sounds From the Forest Music Series
Live music featuring the Anthony Stanco Quintet at Wenger Pavilion, downtown Baldwin.

Saturday, July 13th, 2024
7-10pm

Manton Trails Live Music Summer Saturdays
Live music featuring John Sanger at Manton Trails RV Park, Hotel, & Campground- 9909 N. 39 Rd., Manton. Open to the public.

Sunday, July 14th, 2024
12-5pm

Mason County Garden Club Garden Walk
Tour 7 gardens, with 2 clusters that allow real walking. There will also be live music by the String Alongs Ukelele Group and a local artist at several of the garden sites. Tickets are $15 each or 2/$25. Tickets will be sold by members ahead of time OR the day of walk at each garden and Rotary Park- Corner of Ludington Ave. & Lewis St., Ludington.

Sunday, July 14th, 2024
2-4pm

Music at the Marina
Live music featuring Chad Sampson at the Pentwater Municipal Marina- 519 Hancock St., Pentwater.

Sunday, July 14th, 2024
4pm

Constellation: Performance by Benzie County Symphony Orchestra
With Special Guests Laura Osgood Brown: Soprano and Kyle Ferrill: Baritone. Benzie Central High School Auditorium- 9222 Homestead Rd., Benzonia

July 15-21, 2024

Thursdays from June 27th-August 29th, 2024
7:30-8:30pm

Pentwater Civic Band Concert
Weekly Summer Civic Band Thursday night concerts on the Village Green- 327 S. Hancock St., Pentwater.

Sunday, July 14th-Saturday, July 21st; 2024

Ludington Offshore Classic Fishing Tournament
Waterfront Park- 391 S. William St., Ludington

Monday, July 15th, 2024
6pm

PLA Concerts in the Park
Live music featuring The Benzie Playboys in Village Park- Portage Ave., Onekama.

Monday, July 15th, 2024
7-9:15pm

Jammin’ Mondays on Betsie Bay
Live music featuring Marshland Express at the Waterfront Amphitheater- Centre St., Elberta

Tuesday, July 16th, 2024
6:30-8pm

Silver Lake Community Concert Series
Live music featuring Third Coast Swing at Golden Township Park- 445 N. Lighthouse Dr., Mears.

Tuesday, July 16th, 2024
7pm

Manistee Shoreline Showcase
Live music featuring Marshland Express at Douglas Park- First Street Beach, Manistee.

Tuesday, July 16th, 2024
7pm

Friends of the Ludington State Park Summer Concert Series
Live music featuring 80 Cows at the Ludington State Park Amphitheater- 8800 M-116, Ludington.

Tuesday, July 16th, 2024
7pm

Sounds of Summer Concert Series
Live music featuring The Carl Webb Band at Bolt Park- 225 Franklin St., Grand Haven.

Tuesday, July 16th, 2024
7-8pm

AFFEW Beach Sweep
Beach clean-up at Stearns Park Beach, Ludington.

Wednesday, July 17th, 2024
7-9pm

LACA Summer Concert Series
Live music featuring Marshland Express at Waterfront Park- 300 W. William St., Ludington.

Wednesday, July 17th, 2024
7-9:15pm

Echo Through the Timber Music Series
Live music featuring the Jim Cooper Quartet at Wenger Pavilion, downtown Baldwin.

July 17th-20th, 2024

National Baby Food Festival
Annual festival with fun for the whole family. Main St., Fremont. For more information, visit fremontcommerce.com.

July 17th-21st, 2024

Muskegon Bike Time
Annual celebration of motorcycles which includes concerts, entertainment, and food. Wednesday from 4-11pm, Thursday-Saturday from 9am-11pm, and Sunday from 9am-3pm. For more information, visit muskegonbiketime.com.

Thursday, July 18th, 2024
12pm

Bus Day to Big Point Sable Lighthouse
Free concert from 1-3pm. Bus transportation from 12pm-5pm. Big Sable Point Lighthouse in Ludington State Park- 8800 M-116, Ludington.

Thursday, July 18th, 2024
3:30-5:30pm

Diapers & Donuts
West Shore Family Support will be giving away free diapers & donuts to families with children age 3 and under at Crossroads Church of op by Bachelor Evangelical Covenant Church- 5940 E. Sugar Grove Rd., Fountain. Free car seat checks will also be offered.

Thursday, July 18th, 2024
6-8pm

Live in the Plaza
Live music featuring Greg Secor. Legacy Plaza-112 N. James St., Ludington.

Thursday, July 18th, 2024
6-8pm

Beach Photos with Santa
Get a photo with Santa on the beach for $30. Proceeds benefit the Oriole Giving Tree Project, an organization that supports Ludington students/families in need during the holidays. Meet at the West end of Ludington Avenue, Ludington. Schedule your appointment online by clicking here.

Thursday, July 18th, 2024
7pm

Music in the Streets
Live music featuring Jabo Bihlman at 273 S. Benzie Blvd., Beulah. 

Thursday, July 18th, 2024
7-9pm

Roots on the River Music Series
Live music featuring Nick Veine at the Manistee Jaycees Bandshell- 117 Memorial Dr., Manistee. Rain location is 5th Avenue Beach in Manistee.

Thursday, July 18th, 2024
7-9pm

Music on the Commons
Live music featuring The Silverado Band at the Hart Commons- 49 S. State St., Hart.

Friday, July 19th, 2024
1-6pm

Silver Lake Sand & ORV Show
This show is part of the Heroes on the Dunes event and is open to all off-road vehicles. Volunteers of the Heroes on the Dunes event get free vehicle entry and others pay $20 for advance registration or $25 for same-day registration. There will also be crafters/vendors on-site selling their items. For more information or to register your ORV, visit facebook.com

Friday, July 19th, 2024
6-8pm

Live in Legacy Plaza
Live music featuring American Ages Band. Legacy Plaza- 112 N. James St., Ludington.

Friday, July 19th, 2024
6-8:30pm

Grand Haven Free Fridays
Live music featuring The Insiders: Tom Petty Tribute Band and Plain Jane Glory. 1 N. Harbor Dr., Grand Haven.

Friday, July 19th, 2024
7-9pm

Hart Historic District Concert Series
Live music featuring The Formers at Hart Historic District- 570 E. Lincoln St., Hart.

Friday, July 19th, 2024
7:30pm

Guitar Summit
Performance featuring Dave Black, Brian Curran, Stephen Plummer, & Kaedin Plummer. Ramsdell Theatre- 101 Maple St., Manistee.

Saturday, July 20th, 2024
9am

Muddy Fox Trot
Family-friendly 5k mud run with a boot camp style obstacle course. West Shore Community College- 3000 N. Stiles Rd., Scottville.

Saturday, July 20th, 2024
9am-3pm

Mears Arts & Crafts Fair
To register, visit goldentownship.org. Downtown Mears.

Saturday, July 20th, 2024
1-5pm

Walk the Beat Music Festival
Free music festival with 18 venues in Whitehall and Montague featuring 36 musical acts, $5,000 grand prize raffle, $4,000 in free door prizes, and a community pig roast and jam session at 5:30pm in Goodrich Park- 100 Lake St., Whitehall. For more information or a pdf map, visit walkthebeatwhitelake.org.

Saturday, July 20th, 2024
4pm

Smoke on the Water Music Festival
Live Music, Beer Tent, Artist/Vendor Section and Cannabis Vendor and Consumption Area. Tickets are generally $25 in advance or $35 at the door. Special VIP Experience for $55 in advance or $75 at the door. For the most updated information, visit saltcityrb.com. Lions Pavilion- First Street Beach, Manistee.

Saturday, July 20th, 2024
4-10pm

Lakeshore Pyrate Heads Buccaneer Bash
Food trucks, silent & live raffle items, live music featuring Jimmy Dodson & Kenny Howell from 4-6pm and RPM from 6-9pm, and prizes for best Pirate Attire. $5 at the door, kids 12 and under are free. Proceeds benefit the Alzheimer’s Association. Ludington Boat Club- 502 Lake St., Ludington.

Saturday, July 20th 2024
7pm

Friends of the Ludington State Park Summer Concert Series
Live music featuring Sheri & Wyatt Knapp at the Ludington State Park Amphitheater- 8800 M-116, Ludington.

Saturday, July 20th 2024
7-9:15pm

Sounds From the Forest Music Series
Live music featuring Marshland Express at Wenger Pavilion, downtown Baldwin.

Saturday, July 20th, 2024
7-10pm

Manton Trails Live Music Summer Saturdays
Live music featuring Mark Weaks at Manton Trails RV Park, Hotel, & Campground- 9909 N. 39 Rd., Manton. Open to the public.

Friday, July 20th-Saturday, July 21st, 2024

Kaleva Heritage Days
Annual festival with an arts & crafts show, fireworks, parade, car show, and more. Kaleva Roadside Park.

Sunday, July 21st, 2024
10am-1pm

Cars & Coffee
No registration fees or competition. Bring your prized vehicle. Coffee and food available for purchase at the 10 Spot food trucks. Mini cruise through the Ludington beach at 1pm. For more info, visit facebook.com.

Sunday, July 21st, 2024
2-4pm

Music at the Marina
Live music featuring Truck Driver Bingo at the Pentwater Municipal Marina- 519 Hancock St., Pentwater.

Sunday, July 21st, 2024
4pm

Classic Country: Performance by Benzie County Symphony Orchestra
Chamber music at St. Ambrose Cellars- 841 S. Pioneer Rd., Beulah

Saturday, July 21st 2024
6-9pm

Music Sparks Meaning Summer Sunset Series
Live music featuring the Charles Millard Band at the First Street Beach Gazebo, Manistee.

July 22-31, 2024

Thursdays from June 27th-August 29th, 2024
7:30-8:30pm

Pentwater Civic Band Concert
Weekly Summer Civic Band Thursday night concerts on the Village Green- 327 S. Hancock St., Pentwater.

Monday, July 22nd, 2024
6pm

PLA Concerts in the Park
Live music featuring Jim Hawley in Village Park- Portage Ave., Onekama.

Monday, July 22nd, 2024
7-9:15pm

Jammin’ Mondays on Betsie Bay
Live music featuring Igor & the Red Elvis’ at the Waterfront Amphitheater- Centre St., Elberta

Tuesday, July 23rd, 2024
5-7pm

New Era Farmers Market Concert Series
Live music featuring M&M & the Byrds at 1820 Ray Ave., New Era.

Tuesday, July 23rd, 2024
6:30-8pm

Silver Lake Community Concert Series
Live music featuring Yesterday’s Wine at Golden Township Park- 445 N. Lighthouse Dr., Mears.

Tuesday, July 23rd, 2024
7pm

Manistee Shoreline Showcase
Live music featuring Igor & the Red Elvis’ at Douglas Park- First Street Beach, Manistee.

Tuesday, July 23rd, 2024
7pm

Friends of the Ludington State Park Summer Concert Series
Live music featuring Third Coast Swing at the Lake Michigan Beach House- 8800 M-116, Ludington. (NOTE DIFFERENT LOCATION)

Tuesday, July 23rd, 2024
7pm

Sounds of Summer Concert Series
Live music featuring The Illustrated at Bolt Park- 225 Franklin St., Grand Haven.

Wednesday, July 24th, 2024

Congregational Summer Assembly Arts & Crafts Fair & Cottage Treasures Sale
Assembly Ball Field- 2128 Pilgrim Hwy, Frankfort. Arts & Crafts Fair from 9:30am-3pm and Cottage Treasures/Rummage Sale from 9am-1pm (inside the building). For more information, email CSAArtfair@gmail.com.

Wednesday, July 24th, 2024
7-8pm

Night at the Lights Concert Series
Live music featuring Lee Murdock at Little Point Sable Lighthouse– 287 N. Lighthouse Dr., Mears.

Wednesday, July 24th, 2024
7-9pm

LACA Summer Concert Series
Live music featuring Igor & the Red Elvis’ at Waterfront Park- 300 W. William St., Ludington.

Wednesday, July 24th, 2024
7-9:15pm

Echo Through the Timber Music Series
Live music featuring Erik VanderStel’s Mustang Band at Wenger Pavilion, downtown Baldwin.

Wednesday, July 24th, 2024
9-11pm

S.S. Badger Carferry Shoreline Cruise
Includes live music. S.S. Badger Carferry- 701 Maritime Dr., Ludington. (800) 841-4243.

July 24th-27th, 2024

Baldwin Troutarama
Annual festival with fun for the whole family. Downtown Baldwin.

Thursday, July 25th, 2024
6-8pm

Live in the Plaza
Live music featuring Jason Hargreaves. Legacy Plaza-112 N. James St., Ludington.

Thursday, July 25th, 2024
6:30-8pm

Ludington Slow Roll Ride
Social bike ride with a relaxed pace, riding the alleys and back streets of town. Begins and ends near the south concession building at Stearns Park Beach-420 N. Lakeshore Dr., Ludington.

Thursday, July 25th, 2024
7pm

Music in the Streets
Live music featuring The Ol Microtones at 273 S. Benzie Blvd., Beulah.

Thursday, July 25th, 2024
7-9pm

Roots on the River Music Series
Live music featuring Sari Brown at the Manistee Jaycees Bandshell- 117 Memorial Dr., Manistee. Rain location is 5th Avenue Beach in Manistee.

Thursday, July 25th, 2024
7-9pm

Music on the Commons
Live music featuring The Mickeys at the Hart Commons- 49 S. State St., Hart.

Thursday, July 25th, 2024
8-10pm

Sunset Bonfire
Free bonfire with live music featuring Steely at Stearns Park Beach, Ludington.

Friday, July 26th, 2024
4-7pm

Pentwater Gallery Stroll
Galleries open their doors for visitors. Includes refreshments and a drawing for a $25 Gift Card to any of the participating galleries. Downtown Pentwater.

Friday, July 26th, 2024
5-9pm

Muskegon Party in the Park
Live music featuring Ronnie Baker Brooks wsg Vincent Hayes & the Raw Deal, kids activities, food/drink trucks, and more. Hackley Park- 350 W. Webster Ave., Muskegon.

Friday, July 26th, 2024
6-8pm

Live in Legacy Plaza
Live music featuring Rocket Fuel Haulers. Legacy Plaza- 112 N. James St., Ludington.

Friday, July 26th, 2024
7pm

Folk Fridays Concert Series
Live music featuring Rev Robert Jones & Matt Watroba at the Lake County Historical Museum- 915 N. Michigan Ave., Baldwin.

Friday, July 26th, 2024
7-8pm

Evenings at the Light Station Concert Series
Live music at White River Light Station– 6199 Murray Rd., Whitehall.

Friday, July 26th, 2024
7-9pm

Hart Historic District Concert Series
Live music featuring Gina & Jordan at Hart Historic District- 570 E. Lincoln St., Hart.

Friday, July 26th, 2024
8pm

Pentwater Movies on the Green
Free showing of The Super Mario Bros. Movie on the Village Green- 327 S. Hancock St., Pentwater.

Friday, July 26th-Sunday, July 28th, 2024

Arcadia Daze
Annual festival in Arcadia with fun for the whole family.

Friday, July 26th-Sunday, July 28th, 2024

Muskegon Open Pro/Am Fishing Tournament
Pro/Am/333 event with a Ladies Prelim and Ladies/Kids fish. For more info, visit tournamenttrail.net/tournament.

July 26th-August 4th, 2024

Grand Haven Coast Guard Festival
Annual Festival with fun for the whole family. Downtown Grand Haven. For tickets or more information, visit tickets.coastguardfest.org.

Saturday, July 27th, 2024

Ladies Classic Fishing Tournament
Sponsored by the Pentwater Sportfishing Association. Visit pentwaterpsa.org for more information or to register.

Saturday, July 27th, 2024

West Michigan Old Engine Club Tractor Pull
Free to attend. Dead Sled at 9am, Transfer Sled at 1pm. WMOEC Ground- 700 S. Scottville Rd., Scottville.

Saturday, July 27th, 2024
9-11am

Strut Your Mutt 5K Fun Run and 1 Mile Pet Stroll/Walk Fundraiser
Oceana County’s LASSI (Local Animal Shelter Support, Inc.) is sponsoring this event to help support animals staying in the Oceana County Animal Shelter. Registration is $30 which includes a T-shirt and medal, and those with dogs will receive a doggie bandanna and doggie bag. Up North Farm Market- 3890 Monroe Rd., Hart. Register at adventuresignup.com.

Saturday, July 27th, 2024
9am-2pm

Craft & Vendor Show
For more information, visit facebook.com. Muskegon County Fairgrounds- 6621 Heights Ravenna Rd., Fruitport.

Saturday, July 27th, 2024
9am-4pm

Ludington Coin Club Coin & Stamp Show
Free admission. Door prizes and raffle prizes. Hamlin Town Hall- 3775 N. Jebavy Dr., Ludington.

Saturday, July 27th, 2024
9am-4pm

Crooked Tree Art Fair
Crooked Tree Art Center- 322 Sixth St., Traverse City

Saturday, July 27th, 2024
12-6pm

Manistee Summer Festival
Event includes live music, food trucks, yard games, and a beer tent. 100% of proceeds from the beer tent benefit the Stomp Out Cancer Fund. Free admission for all. 250 Duffy Park, Manistee.

Saturday, July 27th, 2024
6-9pm

West Shore Bank’s Rhythm & Dunes Concert
Free outdoor concert featuring Young Guns: A Tribute to the to the Superstars of Country Music. A portion of the proceeds from vendor sales donated to the music programs at three Mason County schools. Waterfront Park- 391 S. William St., downtown Ludington. 

Saturday, July 27th 2024
7pm

Friends of the Ludington State Park Summer Concert Series
Live music featuring the Skipski Magic Show at the Ludington State Park Amphitheater- 8800 M-116, Ludington.

Saturday, July 27th 2024
7-9:15pm

Sounds From the Forest Music Series
Live music featuring Igor & the Red Elvises at Wenger Pavilion, downtown Baldwin.

Saturday, July 27th, 2024
7-10pm

Manton Trails Live Music Summer Saturdays
Live music featuring Brian Criner at Manton Trails RV Park, Hotel, & Campground- 9909 N. 39 Rd., Manton. Open to the public.

Saturday, July 27th, 2024
7:30pm

Run the Pier 5k
First Street Beach- 100 S. Lakeshore Dr., Manistee.

Sunday, July 28th, 2024
11:30am-6:30pm

Cruise-In Car Show
Street Rods, Muscle Cars, Trucks, Cycles, Customs, all welcome. Includes music, door prizes, 50/50 raffle, and food. Prizes awarded at 1:30pm. Downtown Grand Haven.

Sunday, July 28th, 2024
2-4pm

Music at the Marina
Live music featuring Andy Henley at the Pentwater Municipal Marina- 519 Hancock St., Pentwater.

Monday, July 29th, 2024
6pm

PLA Concerts in the Park
Live music featuring BVO in Village Park- Portage Ave., Onekama.

Monday, July 29th, 2024
7-9:15pm

Jammin’ Mondays on Betsie Bay
Live music featuring Dawn Campbell & the Bohemians at the Waterfront Amphitheater- Centre St., Elberta

Tuesday, July 29th, 2024
7pm

Manistee Shoreline Showcase
Live music featuring Dawn Campbell & the Bohemians at Douglas Park- First Street Beach, Manistee.

Tuesday, July 30th, 2024
6:30-8pm

Silver Lake Community Concert Series
Live music featuring the Ravon Rhoden at Golden Township Park- 445 N. Lighthouse Dr., Mears.

Tuesday, July 30th, 2024
7pm

Friends of the Ludington State Park Summer Concert Series
Live music featuring the Langford Lads at the Ludington State Park Amphitheater- 8800 M-116, Ludington.

Wednesday, July 31st, 2024
7-9pm

LACA Summer Concert Series
Live music featuring Dawn Campbell & the Bohemians at Waterfront Park- 300 W. William St., Ludington.

Wednesday, July 31st, 2024
7-9:15pm

Echo Through the Timber Music Series
Live music featuring Trillium Groove at Wenger Pavilion, downtown Baldwin.

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