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June 2024 Events Calendar

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What’s so special about June events? They kick off summer in West Michigan! While we aren’t able to include every single June event going on in West Michigan, we do include some of the best festivals and events happening this month. Browse our calendar of events, and then get out and about to enjoy West Michigan!

Featured June Events

(Scroll down to see more events in June.)

June 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.

May 30th-June 2nd, 2024

Silver Lake Jeep Invasion
An annual event for Jeep enthusiasts held on the Silver Lake Sand Dunes.

May 31st-June 2nd, 2024

Grand Haven Offshore Challenge Fishing Tournament
For more information and to register, visit tournamenttrail.net/tournaments

Saturday, June 1st, 2024
9am-12pm

Friends of the Shelby Area District Library Plant Exchange
Bring plants to exchange (and leave a donation if you wish) or purchase garden items. Proceeds go towards maintenance of the library garden. Shelby Area District Library- 189 Maple St., Shelby.

Saturday, June 1st, 2024
9am-2pm

United Women in Faith Indoor Yard Sale
No clothing. Items are sold on a donation basis. Proceeds go to the mission fund for the group. United Methodist Church- 5810 Bryant Rd., Ludington.

Saturday, June 1st, 2024
10am-2pm

Mom2Mom Sale
Sale of lightly used children’s clothes & gear from infants to teens at West Side Community Church- 4675 E. Traverse Hwy, Traverse City. Register by May 27th, 2024 by clicking here.

Saturday, June 1st, 2024
11am-1pm

Mason County Garden Club Plant Exchange/Sale
Bring plants to exchange, or purchase plants. Leveaux Park- 900 E. Ludington Ave., Ludington.

Saturday, June 1st, 2024
11am-2pm

Waves & Wheels Safety Day
Various stations will teach biking and swimming safety. There will also be bike and bike helmet checks, skills course, water safety with the DNR and Coast Guard, free hot dogs, giveaways, and more. Loomis Street Boat Launch- 998 W. Loomis St., Ludington. For more information, visit facebook.com

Saturday, June 1st, 2024
11am-2pm

Book Ride & Bike Rodeo
Families are invited to a bike rodeo and then to walk or bike ride the trail while enjoying a story. Free books on a first come, first serve basis. Loomis Street Boat Launch- 998 W. Loomis St., Ludington. Visit facebook.com for more info.

Saturday, June 1st, 2024
12-6pm

Empire Asparagus Festival
Annual festival including 5k, Asparagus Recipe Cook-off, Wine & Beer Tasting, and more. For more information, visit empirechamber.org.

Saturday, June 1st, 2024
2pm

Ghost Tour ’24: Trains, Towns, & Lumber Camps
The Mason County Historical Society hosts this event which includes a bus tour exploring an abandoned railroad along with ghost towns and abandoned lumber camps of northeastern Mason County. The tour begins and ends at Meade Township Hall- 5435 E. Free Soil Rd., Free Soil. There will be a country-style dinner and presentation on the lumber era. Tickets are $75 each and will be on sale from April 13th-May 15th, 2024. Watch masoncountymihistory.org for tickets and more information.

Saturday, June 1st, 2024
2pm

Paddle Antrim Season Kick Off Gathering
Kick-off the paddling season on the Chain of Lakes Water Trail with Short’s Brewing Company. Grab your  paddle craft of choice and a life jacket for an hour-long paddle on Elk River followed by a gathering at Short’s Pull Barn. No registration required but all participants must fill out a waiver. For more information, visit paddleantrim.com. Elk Rapids Rotary Park- 305 US-31, Elk Rapids.

Saturday, June 1st, 2024
6-9pm

Music Sparks Meaning Summer Sunset Series
Live music featuring Abbie Thomas & the Crazy Hearts at the First Street Beach Gazebo, Manistee.

Saturday, June 1st, 2024
7pm

Performance by Some Like It Yacht
Old Towne Playhouse- 148 E. Eighth St., Traverse City.

Saturday, June 1st-Sunday, June 2nd, 2024

Horse Shows
MIHA Jr. Equestrian Meet. Caswell Horse Park at Mason County Fairgrounds- 5302 W. US 10, Ludington. 

Sunday, June 2nd, 2024
10am-12pm

Diaper Giveaway
Area churches are joining together to give out free diapers at this drive thru style event.
Families with children ages 3 and under are invited to attend. Diapers up to size six will be available. A parent or legal guardian must be present in order to receive diapers for the child(ren). West Shore Family Support- 603 E. Tinkham Ave., Ludington.

Sunday, June 2nd, 2024
5-7pm

Pentwater Start of Summer Party
Village Marina- 65 S. Hancock St., Pentwater. Call (231) 869-8301 for more info.

Wednesday, June 5th, 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.

Thursday, June 6th, 2024
11:30-5pm

End of the Year Party
Free fun for kids in 6th-12th grade at John’s Place- 209 N. Rowe St., Ludington. Inflatable obstacle course, corn hole, trench bowling, giant chess, slammo, gym games, snacks, activities, pizza at 4pm, and outgoing OJ DeJonge Principal Mike Hart in the Dunk Tank from 3-3:30pm.

Thursday, June 6th, 2024
6-8pm

Live in the Plaza
Live music featuring Ben Traverse. Legacy Plaza- 112 N. James St., Ludington.

June 6th-8th AND 13th-15th, 2024

Lakeshore Parade of Homes
Tour new homes along the lakeshore for design ideas,
latest trends and inspiration. Holland, MI. For tickets or more information, visit lakeshoreparadeofhomes.com.

Friday, June 7th-Saturday, June 8th, 2024

Pentwater Historical Society Garage Sale
From 12-2pm on Friday and 9am-2pm on Saturday. Proceeds benefit the Historical Society. For more info or to donate, call Karen at (231) 425-7252. Pentwater Historical Society Museum– 85 S. Rutledge St., Pentwater.

June 7th-9th, 2024

Love Ludington Weekend
Weekend long celebration of Ludington including a street party, an Anniversary Celebration of the North Breakwater Lighthouse, Lumbering History Presentation, Historic Homes Tour, and more. For more information, visit facebook.com

Friday, June 7th-Saturday, June 8th, 2024

Taste of Muskegon
Local food trucks and restaurants will line the streets with taste tickets available for $1 each with taste-size portions offered for 1-5 tickets, full-size portions are more. Hours are Friday from 4:30-10pm and Saturday from 11am-10pm. Hackley Park- 350 W. Webster Ave., Muskegon. For most updated information, visit tasteofmuskegon.com

Friday, June 7th-Sunday, June 9th; 2024

Performance of Disney’s Finding Nemo Jr.
Thursdays-Saturdays at 7pm & Saturdays and Sundays at 2pm. Old Towne Playhouse- 148 E. 8th St., Traverse City.

June 8-14, 2024

Friday, June 7th-Saturday, June 8th, 2024

Pentwater Historical Society Garage Sale
From 12-2pm on Friday and 9am-2pm on Saturday. Proceeds benefit the Historical Society. For more info or to donate, call Karen at (231) 425-7252. Pentwater Historical Society Museum– 85 S. Rutledge St., Pentwater.

Friday, June 7th-Sunday, June 9th; 2024

Performance of Disney’s Finding Nemo Jr.
Thursdays-Saturdays at 7pm & Saturdays and Sundays at 2pm. Old Towne Playhouse- 148 E. 8th St., Traverse City.

Saturday, June 8th, 2024

Horse Show
MCE Equestrian Speed Show; for more information, visit miha.org. Caswell Horse Park at Mason County Fairgrounds- 5302 W. US 10, Ludington. 

Saturday, June 8th, 2024

Ludington Lakestride 5k/10k/Half Marathon
Begins at Stearns Park Beach, Ludington.

Saturday, June 8th, 2024
8am-5pm

Pentwater Community-Wide Garage Sale
Throughout the Pentwater area. Register with the Pentwater Chamber of Commerce to get on the digital map!

Saturday, June 8th, 2024
10-11am

Love Ludington Historic Homes Tour
Tour of Ludington beginning at the Mason County Emporium and featuring historic bed and breakfasts with first-person interpreters. Tickets are $25 per person and can be purchased at the Mason County Emporium- 130 E. Ludington Ave., Ludington.

Saturday, June 8th, 2024
10am-2pm

Blessing of the Bugs VW Car Show & Beach Cruise
$20 entry fee with proceeds to benefit the Manistee Catholic Central Athletic Department. 9 Trophy categories plus 2 bonus trophies. Awards for best Hawaiian shirt and surf board. Manistee Catholic Central School- 1200 US 31 S, Manistee.

Saturday, June 8th, 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, June 8th, 2024
1-4pm

Chocolate Walk
Hosted by the Cancer & Critical Care Fund and the the Community Foundation for Oceana County. Tickets are $20 each and include a souvenir bag, map of participating businesses in Downtown Pentwater, and one speciality/premium chocoltae per stop. For updated information, email cccfund.oceana@gmail.com.

Saturday, June 8th, 2024
4-9:30pm

Blessing of the Boats at Waterfront Park
Fundraiser for the Sable Point Lighthouse Keepers Association. Live music throughout the day, raffle prizes, and a beer tent featuring craft beers from Ludington Bay Brewing Co. Waterfront Park- 391 S. William, Ludington.

Saturday, June 8th, 2024
6-9pm

100th Anniversary of North Breakwater Lighthouse
This party features an evening market, kids’ games and activities, and a free, 20-minute light show at dusk (around 10 p.m.) that will project lasers onto the lighthouse. Stearns Park Beach- 420 N. Lakeshore Dr., Ludington. For more info, visit splka.org.

Saturday, June 8th, 2024
7:30pm

Scriptless in Seattle Improv Show
Ramsdell Theatre- 101 Maple St., Manistee.

Saturday, June 8th, 2024

Dune Dash
This athletic event is a challenging multi-sport challenge. Glen Arbor.

Saturday, June 8th-Sunday, June 9th, 2024

Michigan Free ORV Weekend
ORV riders may ride DNR-designated routes and trails without purchasing an ORV license or trail permit.

Saturday, June 8th-Sunday, June 9th, 2024

Michigan Free Fishing Weekend
All fishing licenses waived in Michigan during this weekend.

Saturday, June 8th-Sunday, June 9th, 2024

White Lake Area Sportfishing Association Kid’s Fishing Contest
Held in conjunction with Michigan’s Free Fishing Weekend, this event has three age groups: 3-6, 7-10, and 11-16. Registration forms will be available at sign-in from 7am-10am at the main pavilion.
Fishing supplies (bait and fishing poles to borrow) will be available on a first come first served basis. Contestants need to be in line for Weigh-In by 12pm. Goodrich Park- 100 N. Lake St., Whitehall.

Saturday, June 8th-Sunday, June 9th, 2024

National Asparagus Festival
Annual event has fun for the whole family. Downtown Hart.

Sunday, June 9th, 2024

Horse Shows
Mason County Saddle Club Show; for more information, visit masoncountysaddleclub.com. Caswell Horse Park at Mason County Fairgrounds- 5302 W. US 10, Ludington. 

Tuesday, June 11th, 2024
5-7pm

New Era Farmers Market Concert Series
Live music featuring the Smokin’ Dobroleles at 1820 Ray Ave., New Era.

Tuesday, June 11th, 2024
7pm

Friends of the Ludington State Park Summer Concert Series
Live music featuring John Merchant & Greg Miller at the Ludington State Park Amphitheater- 8800 M-116, Ludington.

Thursday, June 13th, 2024
3:30-5:30pm

Diapers & Donuts
Families are invited by West Shore Family Support to receive free diapers and donuts at New Era Reformed Church- 4775 1st St., New Era. Free car seat checks will also be offered.

Thursday, June 13th, 2024
6-8pm

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

Friday, June 14th, 2024

Fish on for Freedom
Veterans Fishing event on Lake Michigan in Ludington.

Friday, June 14th, 2024
5-9pm

Muskegon Party in the Park
Live music featuring Distracted and Stiff Competition, kids activities, food/drink trucks, and more. Hackley Park- 350 W. Webster Ave., Muskegon.

Friday, June 14th, 2024
6-8pm

Live in the Legacy Plaza
Live music featuring Pocket Change wsg Joe Irelan. Legacy Plaza- 112 N. James St., Ludington.

Friday, June 14th, 2024
7:30-9:30pm

Performance by Greggie & the Jets: Elton John Tribute
Ramsdell Theatre- 101 Maple St., Manistee.

Friday, June 14th-Saturday, June 15th, 2024

AAUW Used Book Sale
Friday from 9am-5pm and Saturday from 9am-12pm. Proceeds benefit the AAUW scholarships for high school seniors. United Methodist Church- 5810 Bryant Rd., Ludington.

June 15-21, 2024

Saturday, June 15th, 2024
9am-1pm

Garden Club of Pentwater and Neighboring Communities Annual Plant Sale
Water Tower Park, Pentwater.

Saturday, June 15th, 2024
10am-3pm

Hart Historic District Car Show
Hart Historic District & Museum- 520 E. Lincoln  St., Hart. For more information, visit thinkdunes.com.

Saturday, June 15th, 2024
10am-4pm

Frankfort Craft Fair
400 S. Main St., Frankfort. To register, visit cca.frankfort-elberta.com

Saturday, June 15th, 2024
10am-5pm

Old Town Arts & Crafts Fair
Union Street between 6th & 8th Streets, Traverse City, 10am-5pm. To register, visit downtowntc.com.

Saturday, June 15th, 2024
7pm

Friends of the Ludington State Park Summer Concert Series
Live music featuring Max & Ruth Bloomquist at the Ludington State Park Amphitheater- 8800 M-116, Ludington.

Saturday, June 15th-Sunday, June 16th, 2024

White Lake Area Arts & Crafts Festival
Saturday from 10am-5pm and Sunday from 11am-4pm. Vendors, live music, festival food, and inflatables. Goodrich Park- 100 N. Lake St., Whitehall. For more information, visit whitelake.org

Saturday, June 15th, 2024
12-8pm

Spirit of the Woods Folk Festival
Arts & Crafts show and live music. Dickson Township Park- 14279 Coates Highway, Brethren.

Saturday, June 15th, 2024
6-9pm

Music Sparks Meaning Summer Sunset Series
Live music featuring The Erly at the First Street Beach Gazebo, Manistee.

Saturday, June 15th-Sunday, June 16th, 2024

Horse Shows
Summer Cizzler Series; for more information, call Kathy at (231) 757-9211. Caswell Horse Park at Mason County Fairgrounds- 5302 W. US 10, Ludington. 

Saturday, June 15th-Sunday, June 16th, 2024

Arts, Crafts, & Antiques Fair on the Village Green
Saturday from 10am-5pm and Sunday from 10am-3pm. Find handmade crafts, one-of-a-kind antiques, even demonstrations of a special skill or art. The festive weekend includes live music on the Green. To register, visit pentwater.org.

Saturday, June 15th-Sunday, June 16th, 2024

Gus Macker 3-on-3 Charity Basketball Tournament
Stearns Park- 420 N. Lakeshore Dr., Ludington

Sunday, June 16th, 2024
2pm

Guided Hike
Beginning at the Warming Shelter at the Ludington State Park- 8800 M-116, Ludington.

Sunday, June 16th, 2024
7pm

Performance by The Moxie Strings: Their Farewell Tour
The Playhouse at White Lake- 304 Mears Ave., Whitehall.

Monday, June 17th, 2024
7-9:15pm

Jammin’ Mondays on Betsie Bay
Live music featuring The Olivia Van Goor Show at the Waterfront Amphitheater- Centre St., Elberta

June 17th-21st, 2024
8:30-11:45am

Vacation Bible School
Children age 3 and over are invited to attend. Breakfast will be served beginning at 8:30am. For more information, call (231) 757-2271. Our Savior Lutheran Church- 765 US-10, Scottville.

Tuesday, June 18th, 2024
7pm

Manistee Shoreline Showcase
Live music featuring The Olivia Van Goor Show at Douglas Park- First Street Beach, Manistee.

Tuesday, June 18th, 2024
7pm

Friends of the Ludington State Park Summer Concert Series
Live Birds of Prey will be featured rather than a musical performer, at the Ludington State Park Amphitheater- 8800 M-116, Ludington.

Tuesday, June 18th, 2024
7pm

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

Wednesday, June 19th, 2024
7-9pm

LACA Summer Concert Series
Live music featuring The Olivia Van Goor Show at Waterfront Park- 300 W. William St., Ludington.

Wednesday, June 19th, 2024
7-8pm

AFFEW Beach Sweep
Beach clean up at Stearns Park Beach.

Wednesday, June 19th, 2024
7-9:15pm

Echo Through the Timber Music Series
Live music featuring Kevin DeSimone Hilary James Quartet at Wenger Pavilion, downtown Baldwin.

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, June 20th, 2024
11am-2pm

Senior Expo
This free event allows community and agencies to network, seek out possible partnerships, and discover all the services and opportunities available to senior citizens. Cornerstone Baptist Church- 121 N. Nelson Rd., Ludington. For more information, call the Ludington Senior Center at (231) 845-6841.

Thursday, June 20th, 2024
6-8pm

Live in the Plaza
Live music featuring Tom Zatarga. Legacy Plaza-112 N. James St., Ludington.

Thursday, June 20th-Sunday, June 23rd, 2024

Electric Forest Festival
Annual music festival held in Rothbury. For more info and tickets, visit electricforest.com.

Friday, June 21st, 2024
5-9pm

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

Friday, June 21st, 2024
6-8pm

Live in the Legacy Plaza
Live music featuring the Seth Brown Duo. Legacy Plaza- 112 N. James St., Ludington.

Friday, June 21st-Sunday, June 23rd, 2024

Manistee Tri-Port Challenge Pro/Am
Ladies/Kids fish Friday: $100 entry, weigh best 5. Muskegon’s Heritage Landing will serve as Tournament HQ for all events including Captain’s Meetings, Weigh-Ins and Awards. Capt. Meeting/ On-Site Registration 5-7pm on Thursday or Friday. Captain’s Meeting follows at 7pm on both days. For more information, visit tournamenttrail.net/tournament.

June 22-30, 2024

Friday, June 21st-Sunday, June 23rd, 2024

Manistee Tri-Port Challenge Pro/Am
Ladies/Kids fish Friday: $100 entry, weigh best 5. Muskegon’s Heritage Landing will serve as Tournament HQ for all events including Captain’s Meetings, Weigh-Ins and Awards. Capt. Meeting/ On-Site Registration 5-7pm on Thursday or Friday. Captain’s Meeting follows at 7pm on both days. For more information, visit tournamenttrail.net/tournament.

Saturday, June 22nd, 2024
8:30am-5pm

#WillStrong Benefit Soccer Tournament
100% of the proceeds raised goes to the local Childhood Cancer Campaign. This 6v6 soccer tournament is family friendly and cost is $250 per team. Bryant Soccer Fields- 1002 N. Lavinia St., Ludington. For more information or to register a team, click here.

Saturday, June 22nd, 2024
10am-2pm

Cars & Crafts Show
Better Baker Ford- 3045 US-10, Ludington. For more info, email lmalott@cbakerauto.com.

Saturday, June 22nd, 2024
10am-4pm

Stage Left Theatre Company presents Intro to Acting
Instructor Thomas L. Phillips will cover topics like ensemble building, breath support & vocal techniques, character building, movement, improvisation, performance elements, and much more. For aspiring actors age 16 and older. $25 for Stage Left company members and Ludington Area Center for the Arts members, and $40 for others. For more information and to register, visit stageleftmi.org.

Saturday, June 22nd, 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, June 22nd, 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, June 22nd, 2024
12pm

Mason County Sports Hall of Fame Annual Unveiling Ceremony & Induction Banquet
At 12pm there will be a ceremony to unveil the wall displaying that year’s class as well as the male and female High School Athlete of the Year. This takes place at the Hall of Fame which is located at Historic White Pine Village- 1687 S. Lakeshore Dr., Ludington. The Induction Banquet to honor Mason County Sports Hall of Fame inductees will be held at 6:30pm at LIncoln Hills Golf Club- 1527 N. Lakeshore Dr., Ludington. Tickets are $40 each. For more information or to purchase tickets, contact Sharon McCumber at (231) 613-2428 or sharonmccumber@yahoo.com.

Saturday, June 22nd, 2024
5-8pm

Filer Food Truck Frenzy, Music, & Car Meet
The Filer DDA presents an evening of live music featuring Aintee-Kim & U’Neek Soul (beginning at 5:30pm), food trucks and a car meet. Bring a chair and even a car for display in the parking lot. Victorian Auto Spa- 1688 US-31, Manistee. For more info, email filerdda@gmail.com.

Saturday, June 22nd, 2024
7pm

Friends of the Ludington State Park Summer Concert Series
Michigan Reptiles & Amphibians will be featured rather than a musical performer, at the Ludington State Park Amphitheater- 8800 M-116, Ludington.

Saturday, June 22nd, 2024
7-9:15pm

Sounds From the Forest Music Series
Live music featuring The Olivia Van Goor Show at Wenger Pavilion, downtown Baldwin.

Saturday, June 22nd-Sunday, June 23rd, 2024

Horse Shows
4 Seasons Equestrian Association Open Show; for more information, visit 4seasonequine.weebly.com. Caswell Horse Park at Mason County Fairgrounds- 5302 W. US 10, Ludington. 

Sunday, June 23rd, 2024
10am

Cars & Coffee
Ludington Auto Club hosts this event, which is sponsored by Metro Mortgage. Cars, motorcycles, rat rods, tractors, jeeps, etc. are welcome. Enjoy a scenic drive and mini car cruise through Ludington State Park & Stearns Beach departing at 1pm. Come early and enjoy coffee, muffins, and bagels while supplies last. Stix Bar- 1963 N. Lakeshore Dr., Ludington.

June 23rd-27th, 2024
5:30-8pm

“Scuba” Vacation Bible School
Children in preschool-5th grade are invited to this vacation bible school which includes a light dinner each day at 5:30pm. Preschoolers must be potty-trained and able to sit for 15 minute increments. Register at stjohnslutheran.org. St. John’s Lutheran Church- 209 N. Rowe St., Ludington.

Monday, June 24th, 2024
7-9:15pm

Jammin’ Mondays on Betsie Bay
Live music featuring Planet D Nonet at the Waterfront Amphitheater- Centre St., Elberta

Tuesday, June 25th, 2024
5-7pm

New Era Farmers Market Concert Series
Live music featuring Truck Driver Bingo at 1820 Ray Ave., New Era.

Tuesday, June 25th, 2024
7pm

Manistee Shoreline Showcase
Live music featuring Planet D Nonet at Douglas Park- First Street Beach, Manistee.

Tuesday, June 25th, 2024
7pm

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

Tuesday, June 25th, 2024
7pm

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

Wednesday, June 26th, 2024
9am-3pm

Corewell Health Safe Sitter Babysitting Class
The class is for kids ages 10-15 who are interested in babysitting. They’ll learn Safety, childcare, CPR, First-aid, rescue, and business skills.`Cost is $25 and the class is limited to 16 students. register at onlineregistrationcenter.com. Class will be held at the Hart Community Center- 407 S. State St., Hart.

Wednesday, June 26th, 2024
7-8pm

Night at the Lights Concert Series
Live music featuring Greg Miller & John Merchant at Little Point Sable Lighthouse– 287 N. Lighthouse Dr., Mears.

Wednesday, June 26th, 2024
7-9:15pm

Echo Through the Timber Music Series
Live music featuring the Rusty Wright Blues Band at Wenger Pavilion, downtown Baldwin.

Wednesday, June 26th, 2024
7-9pm

LACA Summer Concert Series
Live music featuring Planet D Nonet at Waterfront Park- 300 W. William St., Ludington.

Thursday, June 27th, 2024
11:30am-1pm

Special Needs Barn Dance at Circle Rocking “S” Children’s Farm
RSVP by June 25th by calling (231) 462-3732. Circle Rocking “S” Children’s Farm- 5487 N. Tuttle Rd., Free Soil. For more info, visit circlerockingsfarm.org.

Thursday, June 27th, 2024
6-8pm

Live in the Plaza
Live music featuring Mark Kinney. Legacy Plaza-112 N. James St., Ludington.

Thursday, June 27th, 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, June 27th, 2024
7pm

Music in the Streets
Live music featuring Up-North All Stars at 273 S. Benzie Blvd., Beulah.

Thursday, June 27th, 2024
7-9pm

Music on the Commons
Live music by Three of a Kind at the Hart Commons- 49 S. State St., Hart.

Thursday, June 27th, 2024
8-10pm

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

June 27th-30th, 2024

Irons Annual Flea Roast & Ox Market
Annual event with fun for the whole family.

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

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

Friday, June 28th, 2024
12pm

Pentwater Chamber of Commerce Annual Golf Outing
Call Lakeside Links at (231) 843-3660 or email events@pentwater.org to register. Lakeside Links Golf Course- 5369 W. Chauvez Rd., Ludington.

Friday, June 28th, 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, June 28th, 2024
5:30-6:30pm

Water Safety Course
Kids ages 8-12 are invited to this free course which will teach them how to back float, swim with a buddy, recognize rip currents, and use personal flotation devices. Pre-registration is required and can be done by clicking here. West Shore Community College Recreation Center- 3000 N. Stiles Rd., Scottville.

Friday, June 28th, 2024
6-8pm

Live in the Legacy Plaza
Live music featuring Adam Knudsen. Legacy Plaza- 112 N. James St., Ludington.

Friday, June 28th, 2024
7-8pm

Evenings at the Light Station Concert Series
Live music featuring Chris Kennedy & Eric Michaels at White River Light Station– 6199 Murray Rd., Whitehall.

Friday, June 28th, 2024
8pm

Pentwater Movies on the Green
Free showing of The Wizard of Oz on the Village Green- 327 S. Hancock St., Pentwater.

June 28th-June 30th, 2024

Grand Haven Art Festival
Friday from 3-7pm and Saturday/Sunday from 10am-5pm. Art show, live music, kids activities, and more. For more information, visit grandhavenchamber.org. 200 Washington Ave., Grand Haven.

June 28th-30th, 2024

Horse Shows
Spartan Spectacular. Caswell Horse Park at Mason County Fairgrounds- 5302 W. US 10, Ludington. 

June 28th-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. 

Saturday, June 29th, 2024
9am-12pm

Oaktree Family-to-Family Sale
Sale being held at Oaktree Academy- 6498 W. Decker Rd., Ludington. Booth costs are $10 using provided tables and $5 with your own tables and there is a $1 fee each for larger items. Shoppers pay a $2 entrance fee. For more information, visit facebook.com

Saturday, June 29th, 2024
11:30am-1pm

Tacos & Trek for Trail
Fundraiser organized by the Friends of the Pentwater/Hart Trail. Trek 5k through the Village walking, running, or bike riding. Tacos served following the 5K. Pre-register and get a shirt and 2 tacos for $30 donation or just come out to enjoy tacos. Village Green- 327 S. Hancock St., Pentwater. For more information or to register, visit pentwaterharttrail.org.

Saturday, June 29th, 2024
1pm

Scottville Clown Band Wilwin Lodge Veteran’s Show
3383 E. Hawley Rd., Custer.

Saturday, June 29th, 2024
6-9pm

Music Sparks Meaning Summer Sunset Series
Live music featuring Luke Woltanski at the First Street Beach Gazebo, Manistee.

Saturday, June 29th, 2024
7pm

Friends of the Ludington State Park Summer Concert Series
Michigan Reptiles & Amphibians will be featured rather than a musical performer, at the Ludington State Park Amphitheater- 8800 M-116, Ludington.

Saturday, June 29th, 2024
7-9:15pm

Sounds From the Forest Music Series
Live music featuring Planet D Nonet at Wenger Pavilion, downtown Baldwin.

Saturday, June 29th-Sunday, June 30th; 2024
9am-5pm

Lakeshore Art Festival
The event includes fine art, handcrafted goods, music, food, a Children’s Lane, street performers, multiple interactive art stations, and more. Downtown Muskegon. For more information, visit lakeshoreartfestival.org.

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