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June 2022 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

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June 1-7, 2022

These events are from 2022. Stay tuned for information on events happening in June of 2023!

ONGOING Through August 26th, 2022

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.

ONGOING Through Friday, July 29th, 2022

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, 2022

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, 2022
4-7pm

Live Music in Legacy Plaza
Featuring Ben Traverse. Legacy Plaza- 110 S. James St., Ludington.

Thursday, June 2nd, 2022
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, 2022

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

Friday, June 3rd, 2022
4-7pm

Live Music in Legacy Plaza
Featuring The Ukes. Legacy Plaza- 110 S. James St., Ludington.

Saturday, June 4th – Sunday, June 5th, 2022

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

Saturday, June 4th, 2022

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

Saturday, June 4th, 2022
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, 2022
9am-2pm

Spring Fling Bazaar
TWIG members sell unique, handmade items, including 4th of July decor, beach bags, hand-sewn pillows, knitting, cards, jewelry, rag rugs, printed tees, purse organizers, floral wreaths, and more. Baked goods, sweet treats, and  vintage home decor will also be for sale. Coffee, tea, and cinnamon rolls will be available for purchase from 9-10 am, and a soup and sandwich lunch will be available for purchase from 11am-1pm. Ludington United Methodist Church- 5810 Bryant Rd.

Saturday, June 4th, 2022
11am

Blessing of the Duners
Line up begins at 11am, with the blessing to be held from 12-1pm. Silver Lake ORV Area- 8969 W Fox Rd, Mears (North of Southbound directional signs near the entrance/Test Hill)

Saturday, June 4th, 2022
11am-2pm

Water Safety Day
An event to educate on the prevention of drownings and becoming safer in and around water. Free hot dogs, giveaways, US Coast Guard Helicopter Search & Rescue Demonstration at 11:30am. West End of Stearns Park, Ludington.

Saturday, June 4th, 2022
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, 2022
5-9pm

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

June 8-14, 2022

These events are from 2022. Stay tuned for information on events happening in June of 2023!

Thursday, June 9th, 2022
4-7pm

Live Music in Legacy Plaza
Featuring Greg Secor. 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, 2022
4-7pm

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

Saturday, June 11th – Sunday, June 12th, 2022

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

Saturday, June 11th – Sunday, June 12th, 2022

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 – Sunday, June 12th, 2022
8am-1:30pm

Pentwater Historical Society Garage Sale
85 S. Rutledge Rd., Pentwater. To donate items for the sale, call Debbie at (231) 869-2230.

Saturday, June 11th, 2022

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

Saturday, June 11th, 2022
8am

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

Saturday, June 11th, 2022
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, 2022
4-7pm

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

Saturday, June 11th, 2022
5-8pm

Family Fishing Day
The Mason & Oceana Counties 4-H Programs a free fishing event for families. No entry fee, registration, or fishing license required (as this is during Michigan’s Free Fishing Weekend). There will be a fishing tournament for 5-19 year olds with prizes for top catch in each age division and overall top catch. Non-fishing activities include lure making, knot tying, and t-shirt printing. Participants should provide their own bait/tackle and t-shirt. Copeyon Park– 900 S. Washington Ave., Ludington.

Sunday, June 12th, 2022

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

June 15-21, 2022

These events are from 2022. Stay tuned for information on events happening in June of 2023!

Wednesday, June 15th, 2022
7-8pm

AFFEW Beach Sweep
Beach clean up at Stearns Park Beach.

Thursday, June 16th, 2022
4-7pm

Live Music in Legacy Plaza
Featuring the Fremont John Duo. Legacy Plaza- 110 S. James St., Ludington.

Thursday, June 16th, 2022
7-9pm

Music on the Commons
Live music featuring Evan Allen. Hart Commons- 49 S. State St., Hart.

Friday, June 17th, 2022
6am

Fish on for Freedom Veterans Fishing Event

Friday, June 17th, 2022
4-7pm

Live Music in Legacy Plaza
Featuring Road Less Traveled. Legacy Plaza- 110 S. James St., Ludington.

Saturday, June 18th – Sunday, June 19th, 2022

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

Saturday, June 18th – SUNDAY, JUNE 19TH, 2022
10am-5pm SATURDAY & 11am-4pm SUNDAY

White Lake Area Arts & Crafts Festival
Vendors, live music, festival food, and inflatables. Goodrich Park- 100 N. Lake St., Whitehall. For more information, visit whitelake.org

Saturday, June 18th – Sunday, June 19th, 2022

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

Saturday, June 18th – SUNDAY, JUNE 19TH, 2022
10am-5pm SATURDAY & 10am-3pm SUNDAY

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

Saturday, June 18th & Sunday, June 19th, 2022
10am-5pm

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

Saturday, June 18th, 2022
9am-1pm

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

Saturday, June 18th, 2022
10am-5pm

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

Saturday, June 18th, 2022
10am-4pm

Frankfort Craft Fair
Main Street, Downtown Frankfort.

Saturday, June 18th, 2022
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, 2022
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, 2022
12-7pm

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

Saturday, June 18th, 2022
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, 2022
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, 2022
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.

Tuesday, June 21st, 2022
7pm

Manistee Shoreline Showcase
Live music featuring Bill Malone’s Jackpine Savages. Douglas Park- First Street Beach, Manistee.

June 22-30, 2022

These events are from 2022. Stay tuned for information on events happening in June of 2023!

Wednesday, June 22nd, 2022
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, 2022

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

Thursday, June 23rd-Sunday, June 26th, 2022

Electric Forest Festival
Annual music festival. 7100 S. Water Rd., Rothbury. For more information or tickets, visit electricforest.com.

Thursday, June 23rd, 2022
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, 2022
11am-2pm

Active for Life 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. First 200 entrants get a $1 lunch. Live music by John Marek, giveaways, demos, clinics, and hearing & biometric health screening. OJ DeJonge Junior High School- 706 E. Tinkham Ave., Ludington.

Thursday, June 23rd, 2022
4-7pm

Live Music in Legacy Plaza
Featuring Cheryl Wolfram. Legacy Plaza- 110 S. James St., Ludington.

Thursday, June 23rd, 2022
6:30-8pm

Ludington Slow Roll Ride
Social bike ride with a relaxed pace. Begins and ends near the south concession stand at Stearns Park Beach. The ride will go through the alleys and back streets of town. 

Thursday, June 23rd, 2022
7-9pm

Music on the Commons
Live music featuring 80 Cows! Hart Commons- 49 S. State St., Hart.

Thursday, June 23rd, 2022
8-10pm

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

Thursday, June 23rd, 2022
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, 2022

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

Friday, June 24th – Sunday, June 26th, 2022

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.

Friday, June 24th, 2022
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, 2022
3-9pm

Live Music in Legacy Plaza
Featuring The Ukes from 3-5:30pm and Eric Engblade from 6-9pm. Legacy Plaza- 110 S. James St., Ludington.

Saturday, June 25th – Sunday, June 26th, 2022

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

Saturday, June 25th – SUNDAY, JUNE 26TH, 2022
9am-6pm SATURDAY & 9am-4pm SUNDAY

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.

Saturday, June 25th, 2022
8am-3pm

Garage, Plant, & Bake Sale
Evergreen Covenant Church- 7396 S. Evergreen Rd., Branch.

Saturday, June 25th, 2022
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, 2022
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, 2022
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, 2022
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, 2022
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, 2022
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. 

Monday, June 27th, 2022
7-9pm

PLA Concerts in the Park
Live music featuring Rough & Tumble. Village Park- Portage Ave., Onekama.

Tuesday, June 28th, 2022
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.

Tuesday, June 28th, 2022
7pm

Manistee Shoreline Showcase
Live music featuring Ted Alan and the Underprivileged
with Rob Smith, Cliff Metcalf, and John Lindy. Douglas Park- First Street Beach, Manistee.

Wednesday, June 29th, 2022
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, 2022

Frankfort-Elberta 4th of July Carnival
Annual old fashioned carnival with rides and games and Carnival food. Hours are Thursday from 5-10pm, Friday from 3-10pm, and Saturday/Sunday from 12-10pm. Frankfort Open Space- 800 Main St., Frankfort. 

Thursday, June 30th, 2022
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, 2022
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, 2022
4-7pm

Live Music in Legacy Plaza
Featuring Merch & Miller. Legacy Plaza- 110 S. James St., Ludington.

Thursday, June 30th, 2022
8pm

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

THURSDAY, JUNE 30TH -SUNDAY, JULY 4th, 2022

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

Check back often for updates to this calendar of events!