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May Events Calendar

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Featured May Events

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May 1-7

Wednesday, May 4th, 2022

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

Friday, May 6th, 2022

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, 2022

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, 2022

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, 2022

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, 2022

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

May 8-14

Tuesday, May 10th, 2022

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

Thursday, May 12th, 2022

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

Friday, May 13th-Sunday, May 15th, 2022

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

Saturday, May 14th, 2022

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

Saturday, May 14th, 2022

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

May 15-21

Sunday, May 15th, 2022

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

Tuesday, May 17th, 2022

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, 2022

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, 2022

Run Ludington Harbor Run 
Downtown Ludington.

Saturday, May 21st, 2022

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

Saturday, May 21st, 2022

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, 2022

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

May 22-31

Sunday, May 22nd, 2022

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

Wednesday, May 25th-Sunday, May 30th, 2022

Fruitport Old Fashioned Days
Annual festival with fun for the whole family. Includes midway, live music, food, car show, and more. For more information, visit

May 26th-August 26th, 2022

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

Thursday, May 26th, 2022

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

Friday, May 27th, 2022

Little Sable Point Lighthouse Opens for the Season
Silver Lake.

Friday, May 27th-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

Friday, May 27th, 2022

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

Saturday, May 28th-Monday, May 30th, 2022

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, 2022

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

Saturday, May 28th, 2022

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

Saturday, May 28th, 2022

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, 2022

Elk Rapids Arts & Crafts Show
River Street, Elk Rapids

Saturday, May 28th, 2022

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

Saturday, May 28th, 2022

Michigan Beer & Brat Festival
Enjoy live entertainment while sampling an enormous selection of Michigan’s finest microbrews, meads, hard ciders, wine, liquor, and gourmet brats from northwest Michigan markets. Crystal Mountain Resort- 12500 Crystal Mountain Dr., Thompsonville. For more information, visit

Sunday, May 29th & Sunday, May 30th, 2022

Auditions for Stratford “Off” the Avenue Theatre Festival at LACA
The Stage Left Theatre Company is holding is seeking seasoned and new actors, ages 5th Grade and up for their 6th Annual event. Those wishing to audition are asked to arrive at the starting time and plan to stay for the duration of the auditions. Sides will be provided. The festival is scheduled for August 5th-7th and August 12th-13th at the Ludington Area Center for the Arts– 107 S. Harrison St., Ludington.

Sunday, May 29th, 2022

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

Sunday, May 29th, 2022

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, 2022

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, 2022

Thrive 5k
To recognize and promote mental health wellness in educators. 2930 Knapp St. NE, Lot 11, Grand Rapids. Visit for more information or to register.

Monday, May 30th, 2022

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, 2022

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

Monday, May 30th, 2022

Downtown Hart Memorial Day Observance
Parade in Hart.

Check back often for updates to this calendar of events!