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Pentwater Homecoming

August, 2023

Homecoming Weekend is the most popular event all summer in Pentwater. Those that call Pentwater home, or others that previously resided here, enjoy all the festivities that celebrate the wonder of Pentwater. Visitors come and fall in love with the town. Throughout the weekend, activities include a sand castle contest, strawberry shortcake sale, golf scramble, softball tournament, concert featuring the Scottville Clown Band and MSU tailgate party. 

It’s an annual event that everyone looks forward to- don’t miss the festivities during Pentwater Homecoming. This year’s event sponsors are Shelby State Bank and Gale’s Agency.

Colonial Golf Course
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Here’s a Typical Event Schedule:

Thursday

  • 10am-1pmFarmers Market, Village Green- 327 S. Hancock St., Pentwater
  • 6pm– Strawberry Shortcake Social on the Village Green, hosted by the Pentwater Lake Association
  • 7:30pm– Les Bailey Memorial Concert with Scottville Clown Band, Village Green

Friday

  • 8am-12pm– Sand Sculpture Contest at Charles Mears State Park, sponsored by the Pentwater Service Club (Judging at 11am). Theme: Celebrating the History of Pentwater.
  • 1pm– Storytelling by Storybook Village- 560 S. Hancock St., Pentwater
  • Evening– Live Music at the Village Cafe & Pub- 347 S. Hancock St., Pentwater
  • TBA– Mason/Oceana County MSU Alumni Golf Outing at Lakeside Links Golf Club

Saturday

  • 10am-1pm– Meet & Greet Nick Baumgartner, 2022 Winter Olympics Gold Medalist Snowboarder from Iron River, Michigan at Pentwater Township Library- 402 Park St., Pentwater
  • 1pm– Horseshoe Tournaments at Art Audrey Memorial Horseshoe Pits at Fire Barn, sponsored by Direct Advertising Company (Contact Dennis Veine at 231-869-4169 for more info)
  • 2pm– Registration and Lineup for Grand Parade at Pentwater Public Schools (Judging at 3:30pm, Contact the Pentwater Chamber of Commerce at (231) 869-4150 for more info)
  • 4pm– Grand Parade sponsored by Cosmic Candy, Grand Marshals: Rob Barber & Amy LaBarge
  • Evening– Live Music at the Village Cafe & Pub- 347 S. Hancock St., Pentwater
  • Dusk– Fireworks over Lake Michigan at Charles Mears State Park

Sunday

  • 8am-12pm– VFW Pancake Breakfast at Pentwater VFW Hall- 8440 US 31 North, Pentwater
  • 9am– Worship Service at St. James Episcopal Church- 82 S. Wythe St., Pentwater, and First Baptist Church- 101 S. Rush St., Pentwater
  • 9:30am– Worship Service on the Village Green with Centenary United Methodist Church (Bring your own chair)
  • 10:30am– Worship services at First Baptist Church and St. Vincent’s Catholic Church
  • 6pm– Jazz at Gull Landing- 438 S. Hancock St., Pentwater
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While in Pentwater…

Pentwater is one of the most charming villages in Michigan, and friendly merchants are happy to welcome you into their shops. Here you’ll find a wonderful variety of gift ideas for you or someone special. You can spend hours browsing these shops, or the numerous art galleries throughout town. Take a break and enjoy lunch or dinner at one of Pentwater’s restaurants. Some offer outside dining that overlooks Pentwater Lake. Or treat yourself to an ice cream cone and sit in the Village Green- sun or shade, there’s a place for you! 

Stay Tuned for Information on Pentwater Homecoming, 2023!

For more information on the Pentwater Homecoming Celebration, please contact:

Pentwater Chamber of Commerce

(231) 869-4150

324 S. Hancock St., Pentwater, MI,  49449

pentwater.org