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May, 2022

Calendar of Events

Revving up for summer!

Featured May Events

(Scroll down to see more events in May.)

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Wednesday, May 4th, 11am

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

Friday, May 6th, 7-10pm

Together for Ukraine Benefit Concert
A concert to benefit Ukraine relief efforts through Razom. Featuring Jake Allen, Ben Traverse, Bo White & the Bluezers, The Downtowners, and more. Tickets are $20 each and can be purchased at Ramsdell Regional Center for the Arts- 101 Maple St., Manistee.

Saturday, May 7th, 10am

Historic White Pine Village AND the Port of Ludington Maritime Museum Open for the Season
Historic White Pine Village– 1687 S. Lakeshore Dr., Ludington. Port of Ludington Maritime Museum– 217 S. Lakeshore Dr., Ludington.

Saturday, May 7th, 10am-4pm

Excel Wellston Spring Craft Sale
Space/tables available for rent. To reserve a space, email or call (231) 510-1799. The Woods Event Center- 17345 6th St., Wellston.

Saturday, May 7th, 12-5pm

Brews & Beats on the Village Green
Enjoy local craft beer, wine, cider, food, live music, yard games and more! For more information & to purchase tickets visit

Saturday, May 7th, 7pm

The Special Consensus Performance
GRAMMY nominated bluegrass band The Special Consensus will perform at the Ludington Area Center for the Arts- 107 S. Harrison St., Ludington. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. Get your tickets at the Ludington Area Center for the Arts or online at

Tuesday, May 10th, 10am

Big Point Sable Lighthouse Opens for the Season
Big Point Sable Lighthouse- 8800 W. M-116, Ludington.

Thursday, May 12th, 9am

First Sailing of the Season for the S.S. Badger Carferry
For reservations, call (800) 841-4243.

Friday, May 13th-Sunday, May 15th

Blessing of the Bikes
Motorcycles of all varieties and sizes make their way to Baldwin for this annual event.

Saturday, May 14th

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

Saturday, May 14th, 11am-5pm

Spring Art Market
Denos Museum Center- 1701 E. Front St., Traverse City

Sunday, May 15th

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

Tuesday, May 17th, 10am

Sheep Shearing Demonstration
Free to all seniors and individuals with special needs. A free will donation is requested from the general public. RSVP by calling (231) 462-3732 or email Circle Rocking “S” Children’s Farm- 5487 Tuttle Rd., Free Soil.

Friday, May 20th-Saturday, May 21st

Tight Lines for Troops
Charity fishing tournament for Michigan’s disabled veterans. 

Saturday, May 21st, 9am

Ludington Petunia Parade Planting Day
Along Ludington Avenue and around Ludington Municipal Marina, Ludington.

Saturday, May 21st, 9am

Run Ludington Harbor Run 
Downtown Ludington.

Saturday, May 21st, 9am-2pm

Craft Sale
Tallman Senior Center- 6765 E. Marshall Rd., Fountain

Saturday, May 21st, 9am-3pm

Vintage & Craft Vendor Show
Michillinda Lodge- 5207 N. Scenic Dr., Whitehall.  For more information or to reserve a space, e-mail or call (231) 893-1895.

Saturday, May 21st, 10am-3pm

Outdoor Craft & Vendor Show
The Village at Grand Traverse Commons- 1200 W. 11th St., Traverse City

Sunday, May 22nd, 2-5pm

15th Annual Wine & Art Scholarship Fundraiser
Sponsored by Pentwater Women’s Club, fundraiser for college scholarships for graduating seniors. Includes silent auction, over 30 wines for sampling, hors d’oeurves, and raffle. Tickets are $25 in advance or $30 at the door and will be available from Pentwater merchants (list TBA). Park Place- 750 N. Rush St., Pentwater. For more information, visit

May 26th-August 26th

Win & Bette Matteson Annual Big Fish Contest
Sponsored by the Pentwater Sportfishing Association. For more information or to register, visit

Thursday, May 26th, 4-7pm

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

Friday, May 27th, 10am

Little Sable Point Lighthouse Opens for the Season
Silver Lake.

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

Friday, May 27th, 4-7pm

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

Saturday, May 28th-Monday, May 30th

Memorial Weekend Amateur Salmon & Trout Fishing Derby
Sponsored by the Pentwater Sportfishing Association. For more information or to register, visit

Saturday, May 28th-Sunday, May 29th, 10am-4pm

West Shore Family Support Craft Fair
Register by visiting Rotary Park- corner of Ludington Avenue & Lewis Street, Ludington.

Saturday, May 28th, 10am

Ludington North Breakwater Light Opens for the Season
Stearns Park- 420 N. Lakeshore Dr., Ludington.

Saturday, May 28th

West Michigan Old Engine Club Garden Tractor Pull
Pulls at 10am and 1pm at Scottville Riverside Park- 700 S. Scottville Rd., Scottville.

Saturday, May 28th, 10am-4pm

Elk Rapids Arts & Crafts Show
River Street, Elk Rapids

Saturday, May 28th

Cornhole Tournament to Benefit the Fountain Horse Pull
Registration begins at 11am with play beginning at 1pm. Cost is $10 per person.

Sunday, May 29th, 8am-12pm

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

Sunday, May 29th, 10am-10pm

Blessing of the ORV’s
Cost is $5/vehicle for an all-day pass. Events include a Law Enforcement Workshop, Blessing of the ORV’s at 12pm, Vendors, Food, Manistee Forest ORV merchandist, and live music. Skinner Park- 5074 W 10 1/2 Mile Rd., Irons.

Sunday, May 29th, 1pm

Fountain Horse Pull & Activities
Horse pull at 1pm.  In addition to the pull, there will be a bake sale, a vendor/craft show, Fountain Area Fire Department Brat Tent, Gloria Ann’s Delicious BBQ’s, Lela’s Original Kettle Corn, and raffles. Delaney’s- 4108 E. Main St., Fountain.

Monday, May 30th, 10am 

Pentwater Memorial Day Observance
Parade at 10am- Veterans, Girl Scouts, and Boys Scouts are encouraged to participate. Services to follow at Pentwater Marina and the Village Green, Pentwater. 

Monday, May 30th, 10am 

Mears Memorial Day Observance
Mears Cemetery- 6189 W. Fox Rd., Mears.

Monday, May 30th, 11am 

Downtown Hart Memorial Day Observance
Parade in Hart.

Check back often for updates to this calendar of events!