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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

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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.

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. 

Friday, June 7th, 2024
6-9pm

Love Ludington Street Party
Event includes live music, kids’ games, bounce houses, food, drinks and more, held on Downtown Ludington streets that will be closed to traffic.

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-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
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
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.

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

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

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
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-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.

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. 

Friday, June 14th, 2024

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

June 15-21, 2024

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-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
7pm

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

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

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

June 22-30, 2024

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-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. 

Thursday, June 27th, 2024
8-10pm

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

Thursday, June 27th-Sunday, June 30th, 2024

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

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.

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
1pm

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

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

 

The River Community Center Presents Cooking Matters for Kids
This program teaches kids basic cooking and knife skills, and nutrition education, and helps build confidence in the kitchen. Students will receive a workbook, prepare a recipe each week in class, and also take home groceries every week for the recipe prepared in class. Parents are encouraged to participate and transportation may be available upon request. Registration is limited and can be done by visiting events.anr.msu.edu. River Community Center- 5871 S. M-37, Baldwin.

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.

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

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.

AFFEW Junior Birding Hike
Children ages 7-12, accompanied by an adult, are invited to learn about birds from Levi Wilson. The event is free but pre-registration is required. To register, contact Julia Chambers at president@affew.org or text/call (231) 690-9561.

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

Kid’s Safety Day & Cookout
Free and open to the public. Includes safety tips, hot dogs, refreshments, and swag. Armory Youth Project- 555 1st St., Manistee.

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

Water Safety Day
Free and open to the public. Visit booths dedicated to drowning prevention and safety around water. Hot dogs and door prizes will also be provided. Loomis Street Boat Launch- 998 W. Loomis St., Ludington.

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

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

Wine Tasting Fundraiser for COVE (Communities Overcoming Violent Encounters)
Tickets are $75/person and include wine and a four course meal. Click here for tickets. Timbers Prime- 103 W. Ludington Ave., Ludington.

Summer Music in Legacy Plaza
Live music in Legacy Plaza- 110 N. James St., Ludington.

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

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.

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

June Clean Up Spectacular
Nordhouse Dunes Beach Clean Up. Meet at the Nurnberg Road trailhead. Helpers will hike out to the beach and clean up along the shoreline. Nordhouse Dunes Wilderness- 6496 W. Nurnberg Rd., Manistee.

Leland Wine & Food Festival
Annual event featuring food, beer & wine, live music, and kids activities. Purchase tickets at mynorthtickets.com. The Leland Lodge- 565 Pearl St., Leland.

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.

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.

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

Scottville Clown Band Concert
Waterfront Park- 391 S. William St., Ludington.

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. Cornerstone Baptist Church- 121 N. Nelson Rd., Ludington. For more information, call the Ludington Senior Center at (231) 845-6841.

Diapers & Donuts
Families are invited by West Shore Family Support to this drive-thru event to receive free diapers and donuts. 603 E. Tinkham Ave., Ludington. Free car seat checks will also be offered.

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.

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

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

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

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

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

Vacation Bible School
Light meal served at 5:30pm. St. John’s Lutheran Church- 209 N. Rowe St., Ludington.

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.

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

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

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. Registration is open until June 19th, 2023. Class will be held at the Lakeshore Resource Network- 920 E. Tinkham Ave., Ludington.

AFFEW Beach Sweep
Beach clean up at Stearns Park Beach.

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

Stargazing Party
Free and open to all ages. NASA Ambassador Brooke Edwards will be your guide. Hosted by the Manistee Parks Commission. At 5th Street Beach near the beach house concessions.

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.

Cars & Craft Show
Includes craft show, vintage/antique cars shown by the PM Motoring Club, hot dogs, giveaways, raffles and more. Betten-Baker Ford, 3045 W. US-10, Ludington.

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.

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.

Mason County Sports Hall of Fame Annual Banquet
Banquet to honor Mason County Sports Hall of Fame inductees at Lincoln Hills Golf Course, 1527 N. Lakeshore Dr., Ludington.

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.

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

Special Needs Barn Dance at Circle Rocking “S” Children’s Farm
RSVP by June 26th by calling (231) 462-3732. Circle Rocking “S” Children’s Farm- 5487 N. Tuttle Rd., Free Soil.

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.

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

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

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.

Manistee Lions Club Fish Boil
Hot dogs and strawberry shortcake also available for sale. Advanced tickets are $13 for adults. Tickets at the door are $15 for adults and $6 for children age 11 and under. Lions Club Pavilion at First Street Beach, Manistee.

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.

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.

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. For more info, visit frankfortmich.com.

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