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June, 2022

Calendar of Events

Summertime is in Full Swing!

Featured June Events

(Scroll down to see more events in June.)

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May 26th-August 26th

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.

Friday, May 27th-Friday, July 29th

Submissions Accepted for the Celebrating the Ludington State Park Art Exhibit
Artists will display their multi-media artworks celebrating the State Park on August 5th-27th at the Ludington Area Center for the Arts– 107 S. Harrison St., Ludington. Submissions cost $5/piece with a limit of three submissions. For more information or to submit art, visit ludingtonartscenter.org/modes-of-abstraction.

Thursday, June 2nd-Sunday, June 5th

Silver Lake Jeep Invasion
An annual event for Jeep enthusiasts held on the Silver Lake Sand Dunes. For more information, visit slsdjeepinvasion.com.

Thursday, June 2nd, 4-7pm

Live Music in Legacy Plaza
Performer TBA. Legacy Plaza- 110 S. James St., Ludington.

Thursday, June 2nd, 5:30-9pm

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. Find the waiver at paddleantrim.com. Elk Rapids Rotary Park- 305 US-31, Elk Rapids.

Friday, June 3rd-Sunday, June 5th

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

Friday, June 3rd, 4-7pm

Live Music in Legacy Plaza
Performer TBA. Legacy Plaza- 110 S. James St., Ludington.

Saturday, June 4th-Sunday, June 5th

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

Saturday, June 4th, 9am

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. Donations of plants, garden tools, yard art, pots, birdhouses, etc. can be dropped off at the library May 31st-June 4th. Shelby Area District Library- 189 Maple St., Shelby.

Saturday, June 4th, 5-9pm

Forest Trail Summer Sunset Music Series
Featuring the Steel City Rovers with I. Am. James. 352 W. Forest Trail, Free Soil. For more information, visit foresttrailmusic.com.

Sunday, June 5th, 5-9pm

Pentwater Start of Summer Party
Village Marina- 65 S. Hancock St., Pentwater.

Thursday, June 9th, 4-7pm

Live Music in Legacy Plaza
Performer TBA. Legacy Plaza- 110 S. James St., Ludington.

Friday, June 10th-Sunday, June 12th

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

Friday, June 10th, 4-7pm

Live Music in Legacy Plaza
Performer TBA. Legacy Plaza- 110 S. James St., Ludington.

Saturday, June 11th-Sunday, June 12th

Michigan Free Fishing Weekend
All fishing licenses waived for the weekend.

Saturday, June 11th-Sunday, June 12st

Michigan Free ORV Weekend
ORV without a permit all weekend on Michigan’s 4,000 miles of trails and sic scramble areas: Bull Gap, Black Lake Scramble Area, Holly Oaks ORV Park, The Mounds, Silver Lake State Park, St. Helen’s Motorsport Area.

Saturday, June 11th

MCE Equestrian Speed Show
Caswell Horse Park at the Mason County Fairgrounds- 5302 W. US-10, Ludington.

Saturday, June 11th, 8am

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

Saturday, June 11th, 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 11th, 4-7pm

Corks & Canvas Benefit
Benefit for the Pentwater Arts Council. Visit downtown galleries and enjoy wine tastings. For more information, visit pentwaterartscouncil.org.

Sunday, June 12th

Mason County Saddle Club Horse Show
Caswell Horse Park at the Mason County Fairgrounds- 5302 W. US-10, Ludington.

Wednesday, June 15th, 7-8pm

AFFEW Beach Sweep
Beach clean up at Stearns Park Beach.

Thursday, June 16th, 4-7pm

Live Music in Legacy Plaza
Performer TBA. Legacy Plaza- 110 S. James St., Ludington.

Friday, June 17th, 6am

Fish on for Freedom Veterans Fishing Event

Friday, June 17th, 4-7pm

Live Music in Legacy Plaza
Performer TBA. Legacy Plaza- 110 S. James St., Ludington.

Saturday, June 18th-Sunday, June 19th

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

Saturday, June 18th-Sunday, June 19th

Summer Cizzler Series Horse Shows
Caswell Horse Park at the Mason County Fairgrounds- 5302 W. US-10, Ludington.

Saturday, June 18th, 10am-5pm AND Sunday, June 19th, 10am-3pm

Pentwater Spring Festival & Summer Arts & Crafts Fair
Art Fair with live music on Pentwater’s Village Green.

Saturday, June 18th AND Sunday, June 19th, 10am-5pm

Sunset Park Arts & Crafts Show
Sunset Park- 611 E. Front St., Traverse City, 10am-5pm

Saturday, June 18th, 9am-1pm

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

Saturday, June 18th, 10am-5pm

Old Town Arts & Crafts Fair
Union Street between 6th & 8th Streets, Traverse City

Saturday, June 18th, 10am-4pm

Frankfort Craft Fair
Main Street, Downtown Frankfort.

Saturday, June 18th, 10am-3pm

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

Saturday, June 18th, 11:30am-2pm

Oceana County Water Safety Day
Emergency agencies from Oceana County will be present to help educate children on water safety. There will also be giveaways and free hot dogs, chips, and pop. Pentwater Municipal Marina- 519 S. Hancock St., Pentwater. For more information, contact the Oceana County Sheriff’s Department at (231) 873-2121.

Saturday, June 18th, 12-7pm

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

Saturday, June 18th, 5-9pm

Forest Trail Summer Sunset Music Series
Featuring the Mark Lavengood Band with Sean Miller. 352 W. Forest Trail, Free Soil. For more information, visit foresttrailmusic.com.

Sunday, June 18th, 9-11pm

S.S. Badger Carferry Shoreline Cruise
Lions vs. Packers Theme with live music by Joey Mankus. $45/person. Visit ssbadger.com/trip-planner/shoreline-cruises-2022 to book tickets. S.S. Badger Carferry- 701 Maritime Dr., Ludington. (800) 841-4243

Tuesday, June 21st, 10am-12pm

Children’s Pioneer Camp
Kids will learn about the pioneers during this hands-on experience at the Historic White Pine Village– 1687 S. Lakeshore Dr., Ludington. Cost is $25 per child and reservations can be made by e-mailing Michelle at michelle@mchshistory.org.

Wednesday, June 22nd, 7-9pm

LACA Summer Concert Series
Free concert featuring the Jack Pine Savages at Waterfront Park- 300 W. William St., Ludington.

Thursday, June 23rd-Sunday, June 26th

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

Thursday, June 23rd, 11am-3pm

Living History Day
Performances by Suzanne and Jim, musicians who explore new directions by looking back into the roots of Americana music and lore. Cost is $18 for Adults, $16 for Seniors, $14 for Children ages 4-13, and free for Children under age 4. Historic White Pine Village– 1687 S. Lakeshore Dr., Ludington.

Thursday, June 23rd, 4-7pm

Live Music in Legacy Plaza
Performer TBA. Legacy Plaza- 110 S. James St., Ludington.

Thursday, June 23rd, 8-10pm

Sunset Bonfire
Free bonfire with live music on Stearns Park Beach, Ludington.

Thursday, June 23rd, 8pm

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

Friday, June 24th-Saturday, June 25th

4 Seasons Equestrian Association Open Show
Caswell Horse Park at the Mason County Fairgrounds- 5302 W. US-10, Ludington.

Friday, June 24th, 12-4pm

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 24th, 4-7pm

Live Music in Legacy Plaza
Performer TBA. Legacy Plaza- 110 S. James St., Ludington.

Saturday, June 25th, 9am-6pm

Lakeshore Art Festival
Experience juried fine art and specialty craft exhibitors, a Children’s Lane, artisan food market, street performers, a community art project, and more. Visit lakeshoreartfestival.org for more information.

Saturday, June 25th, 11am-7pm

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. Sponsored by Safe Harbor Credit Union, Jamesport Brewery, and Ludington Bay Brewing Co. Waterfront Park- 391 S. William, Ludington.

Saturday, June 25th, 12-2pm

Mason County Sports Hall of Fame Unveiling
Unveiling of the 2022 Mason County Sports Hall of Fame inductees. Historic White Pine Village- 1687 S. Lakeshore Dr., Ludington.

Saturday, June 25th, 6:30-9pm

Mason County Sports Hall of Fame Annual Banquet
Banquet to honor the 2022 Mason County Sports Hall of Fame inductees. Lincoln Hills Golf Course, 1527 N. Lakeshore Dr., Ludington. Call (231) 690-5053 for tickets.

Saturday, June 25th, 12-3pm

Tacos for Trail
Fundraiser organized by the Friends of the Pentwater/Hart Trail. Village Green- 327 S. Hancock St., Pentwater. For more information, call (231) 233-9717.

Saturday, June 25th, 12-5pm

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.

Sunday, June 26th, 4-8pm

Music in the Park
FREE live DJ at Lindsey’s Park- 310 E. Wilson Dr., Idlewild. Field games for all ages, picnic tables provided or bring your own table/chairs. Some weekends will include pop-up shops and food vendors. BYOB. 

Friday, June 28th-Sunday, June 30th

MCE Equestrian Speed Show
Caswell Horse Park at the Mason County Fairgrounds- 5302 W. US-10, Ludington.

Tuesday, June 28th, 10am-12pm

Children’s Pioneer Camp
Kids will learn about the pioneers during this hands-on experience at the Historic White Pine Village– 1687 S. Lakeshore Dr., Ludington. Cost is $25 per child and reservations can be made by e-mailing Michelle at michelle@mchshistory.org.

Wednesday, June 29th, 7-9pm

LACA Summer Concert Series
Free concert featuring the Ted Alan and the Under-privileged at Waterfront Park- 300 W. William St., Ludington.

Thursday, June 30th-Sunday, July 4th

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

Thursday, June 30th, 8am-2pm

Spectrum 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 Lakeshore Resource Network- 920 E. Tinkham Ave., Ludington.

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

Special Needs Barn Dance at Circle Rocking “S” Children’s Farm
RSVP by June 28th by calling (231) 462-3732. Circle Rocking “S” Children’s Farm- 5487 N. Tuttle Rd., Free Soil.

Thursday, June 30th, 4-7pm

Live Music in Legacy Plaza
Performer TBA. Legacy Plaza- 110 S. James St., Ludington.

Thursday, June 30th, 8pm

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

Friday, June 31st, 4-7pm

Live Music in Legacy Plaza
Performer TBA. Legacy Plaza- 110 S. James St., Ludington.

Check back often for updates to this calendar of events!